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Francis Marion Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403   |  
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Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
Monterey, California
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“Outstanding Service, Free Upgrade and Spotless Room!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Honestly! What more could one ask for? The Hotel Francis Marion bent over backwards for us before we even asked! Charlene and Lauren at the front desk blew us away with their warm welcome and then upgraded us from a standard queen room all the way to suite on the 11th floor, which has the most beautiful views of Charleston - Historic, charming, and luxurious all describe this beautiful Charleston landmark hotel. The hotel Francis Marion is within walking distance to the finest shopping in the area (King Street), dining and antique shops too! Valet the car ($17/day) and enjoy this wonderful pedestrian area of Charleston!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Just stayed here with my daughter to attend the College of Charleston 2 day orientation. It couldn't be any closer to the school, there is no need for a car if you flew in. I loved the grand lobby and the way it was restored. The room was great. Yes, the bathroom was very small, but it had everything we needed and there was a nice large vanity table in the room for those who want to put on make up. The beds were so comfy, the linens were fantastic and the room was very clean and quiet. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful view as well. The price was extremely reasonable. As our daughter will hopefully be in Charleston for the next 4 years, we'll stay here again and again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The only downside was a very small bathroom and the fittings were almost falling out the wall. Really great beds, free wifi, great coffee and the bar/restaurant was very good. Good location for restaurants, shopping etc.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We live just outside Charleston. When we need in-town accommodations, or if friends ask us for a recommendation, the Francis Marion in my "Go To" hotel.

Always clean, always quite, always pleasant staff, and importantly always reasonably priced.

Parking garage is immediately adjacent to hotel and costs $12 per 24 hours (hotel rate). This is a reasonable rate for Charleston and if you have ever tried to find convenient off street parking in Charleston you know how valuable this service is.

Stay here. you will not regret it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

We loved the "old money" atmosphere and decor. So nice to see a hotel decorated in such classic good taste but still a comfortable atmosphere, even for our 7 & 9 yr olds. Beds were very comfy. We LOVED the view of the park statue, bridges and harbor. Will definitely go back.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Thomaston, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This was our first trip to beautiful Charleston, and what a great week end it was. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and most courteous...always offering help with a southern smile!! The hotel is situated on historic King Street and we were able to walk to fantastic restuarants, shops, and historic buildings Our room was most decorative and had every necessity we needed. We left Charleston with many wonderful memories and highly recommend the Francis Marion Hotel to other travelers.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Our group stayed at the Francis Marion from May 21 - June 13, 2011. The location in Charleston is absolutely perfect. On top of that, the staff is incredibly friendly and extremely helpful. We started to think of the hotel as home.

We used the conference space for daily meetings with our graduate students and that went smoothly. On several occasions we used the banquet space and their catering services. Again, we were extremely please.

The concierge helped with restaurants, a boat tour and transportation. The front desk provided all kinds of services for our group. The rooms were clean, comfortable and offered turn down service with chocolates every evening.

The is a historical hotel you will not want to miss!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Francis Marion Hotel

Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Charleston
#22 Family Hotel in Charleston
#26 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Marion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience unsurpassed views of the historic harbor at the Francis Marion Hotel, the only high-rise hotel in Charleston’s historic district. All 234 guest rooms including 10 Suites and 7 Penthouse Suites are tastefully furnished for today’s sophisticated traveler, and provide modern conveniences from wireless Internet access, voicemail and data ports to on-demand movies. ... more   less 
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