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General Francis Marion Hotel

107 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gate City, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area for another event and got to stay at this great little hotel. From the moment of check in until we turned in our key things were just perfect. The room was not big on square feet but it was not big on price either. I liked that the history of the hotel was available. The... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. It is our desire to make each guest's stay "perfect " and it is gratifying to hear that we have achieved our goal. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Thank you for reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor. More

Arvada, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our stay at General Francis Marion hotel. It was a great boutique hotel conveniently located for a quick in and out stay. The room was exceptionally clean and bed very comfortable. The decor was pleasing. We did not partake in the hotels lovely bar and restaurant but it was inviting. Would stay again with no qualms. A continental style... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel has a great location. It is convenient to I-81 and downtown where you can walk to shopping and dining. We hope that the next time you stay with us, you will dine in our award winning restaurant, The Black Rooster. Thank you for taking the time to... More

Franklin, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for the night based on my Road Tripper app. This hotel is a cross between a B&B and a hotel we loved it. Clean, affordable, friendly staff and adorable. There free continental breakfast included homemade scrambled eggs. I would deduct 1/2 a star for the mattress. If they upgraded the mattresses this place would be perfect.

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff and the great value our hotel rates offer our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Pittsville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, we liked staying here. The folks in the lounge and the restaurant were without exception very friendly and attentive. Front desk guy was very helpful at check in too. They've done a great job in the reclamation of this old hotel. Our room was clean although the bed could have been more firm. If you want a room with... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. Our maintenance man has checked the thermostats in our rooms and has verified that they are all in working order. Our hotel is a green hotel, and that results in a 6-10 degree range of control in each room with the base temperature of each guest room... More

Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I reserved this hotel while in the area for business blindly at the recommendation of coworkers. Woah! I was not expecting this piece of restored beauty. The entry is amazing and surprisingly parking is plentiful. I quickly got checked in and went up to my room. The hallways were original and small and comfortably dark and sexy. It made me... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We strive to exceed the expectation of each and every guest; and it is always gratifying to hear from a guest when we have succeeded in doing so. Our hotel and The Black Rooster Restaurant have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and AAA Approved Diamond Rating... More

Greenville, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were riding our motorcycle in the Virginia mountains. Read about this hotel written by bikers who rode the Back of the Dragon road (#16). The best part of the hotel was Karen. Both on the phone and in person, she went out of her way to make our stay as good as possible. She researched how to get on... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Our staff is invested in providing all of our guests an optimal level of service. There are thermostats in each room, and any member of our front desk staff, on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be happy to help you make your room temperature comfortable on your next stay. Thank you for recognizing the hotel's... More

Canton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

the General Francis Marion Hotel was a charming hotel with a most courteous and attentive staff. We spent 3 nights in one of the most comfortable beds i have ever experienced, and enjoyed the restaurants exquisite menu. We spent most of our evenings enjoying the veranda with friends and other guests of the hotel. Although the rooms are a little... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel location, our comfortable beds, attentive staff and 1927 boutique charm all contribute to the perfect place for a motorcycle riding experience not to be missed. The hotel is elegant, yet relaxed and our in house restaurant, featuring the creations of Executive Chef Marcus A. Blackstone, is a culinary destination for many foodies. We are glad that you enjoyed... More

Cruso, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Francis Marion Hotel is a great place to stay and ride the Back of the Dragon. There is a restaurant on premise and several more within walking distance of the hotel. The front porch is a great place to chill at night and have some adult bevereages. The Hotel staff is excellent with Karen and Andre being the stand-outs... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We were very glad that you and your friends had an opportunity to come to our hotel. Our hotel is a beautifully restored, historic, downtown hotel. We are fortunate that our location is conveniently located to some of the best motorcycle excursions anywhere. Backroads Magazine recently rated our hotel as, "One of the top motorcycling destinations in the nation."Thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Our room was beautiful, as well as comfortable, and the staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The hotel is conviently located in the center of town. We were particularly satisfied with the variety of dinner options within walking distance of the hotel. We chose to have a burger and a beer at 27 Lions. We are looking... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you plan to return for Leaf Peeper season. The mountains are spectacular and there are a number of great driving, riding and hiking excursions within a short distance of the hotel. Our downtown location does provide our guests with multiple choices for dining within... More

Salisbury, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Although my boyfriend and I only stayed here one night, we enjoyed ourselves. The hotel was full, so we were put in a handicap accessible room (#303), which was fine except the sink had almost no counter space. The bed was very comfortable and had a nice assortment of pillows. We liked the downtown location, the free parking (available behind... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

The next time you plan to come to Marion, please call our hotel and discuss our distinctive guest rooms and suites with our front desk staff. We have different room types to suit your needs. We are very proud to have Chef Marcus A. Blackstone as our chef in The Black Rooster. On your return, don’t miss dinner at the... More

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Address: 107 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
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Location: United States > Virginia > Marion
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The historic General Francis Marion Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was restored to its original elegance. The hotel's 36 guest rooms are beautifully appointed in period furniture with emphasis on comfort and luxury. The Black Rooster, the hotel's restaurant offers superb dining in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Located just up the street from the famous Lincoln Theatre, the hotel is listed in both the National and the Virginia Historic Registers. ... more   less 
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