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“Great location, historic hotel, good parking” 4 of 5 stars
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Francis Marion Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403   |  
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Ranked #25 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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122 reviews
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“Great location, historic hotel, good parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on our anniversary trip. Familiar with the area and wants a historic hotel. We ended up getting a good deal through an online special on the website. Room was small, but we didn't come to Charleston to sit in a hotel room so no biggie to us. Parking at the garage beside was $14/day which wasn't bad and it was actually very convenient. Room was clean and comfortable. Can't beat the location downtown.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed Dec 16-18, 2012 and had a wonderful visit. The hotel was all decorated for Christmas, the staff cheerful and very helpful. The corner room overlooking the park with all the lights was special. My wife loved the King Size bed that was super comfortable.
We have stayed here before but not in awhile.

Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our 20th anniversary and our first trip to Charleston. The location near the downtown fun & shopping district was a plus; we could quickly and easily walk, take a trolley, ricksha or public trans anywhere on the peninsula. The hotel ... elegant. The staff and service ... superb. I wanted to make our anniversary special and made prior arrangements for flowers and champagne to be delivered to our room. Not only were they delivered promptly upon our arrival, but were beautiful and chilled. Special thanks to the concierge and front desk staff! The Swamp Fox, a restaurant in the hotel, provided great food and drink at affordable prices. We are planning our next (extended) visit to Charleston and will definitely stay at The Francis Marion Hotel.

Room Tip: South side, harbor-view, 11th floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Happy 20th Anniversary! We appreciate your fantastic comments on Trip Advisor and look forward to your next stay with us!
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Florida City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The rooms are nice for an older/historic hotel. The beds are great. However, the bathrooms are really small, but functional. We spoke with the concierge several times...she was very friendly and most helpful, the best I've met in a long time. We used some of their lovely public spaces, decorated nicely for the holiday, for our Christmas party and that was great. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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We appreciate your nice comments on Trip Advisor. I will pass on the wonderful remarks to our concierge as well.
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Smaller room but for the price SO worth it. We stayed one night..saw the lights on James Island (we loved it)....roasted marshmallows and had a blast. We went to some amazing restaurants, Oku...love the buns and the jazzmanian devil is the best drink ever. The kids loved the pizza place down he road and glazed for breakfast. Fun stay...we love Charleston!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay here and your visit to Charleston. Thank you for sharing on Trip Advisor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The hotel was prefect for our weekend birthday trip. It is located perfectly in Charleston. Check in was a breeze, the parking deck was easy to find and the staff were very friendly. Upon check in the first thing we noticed was the beautiful view of the Charleston harbor. The beds were super comfortable. The bathroom was tiny but not a problem. The next morning we decided to have a massage at the Adogio spa located in the hotel. We also had a wonderful experience there. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your recommendation on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here during your birthday celebration weekend. We hope to see you again soon.
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Aynor, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend in Charleston and stayed at the historic Francis Marion Hotel. It was a nice place to stay, although on Friday night we were awakened by what sounded like a party in the room beside us at around 12:30 AM. My wife called the front desk and complained. It sounded like someone came up, but within a few minutes, the noise returned. It continued until about 4:00 AM and we called again, but no one seemed to come this time. Not much sleep that night. When we returned to the room on Saturday night, there were several police cars with officers in the lobby looking for someone. It seems on of the guests at a wedding rehearsal party was threatening to fight someone or something and they couldn't find him. Needless to say, you probably won't to find out how many wedding groups they are hosting. The presence of partying young people doesn't always make for a restful weekend. Luckily, it was quiet on the 11th floor on Saturday night, so we were rested for our trip home on Sunday.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am so sorry that our other guests allowed for your stay not to be as enjoyable as it should have been. I will share your comments with our Managment team, so they can make sure our overnight team is handling noise complaints so that they do not disturb our other guests. I hope that you will still give us a second chance next time you are in Charleston. Happy Anniversary!
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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:
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#20 Family Hotel in Charleston
#25 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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