We had never been to Charleston and stayed 5 nights at this hotel. Had some concerns about age & cleanliness due to some reviews I had read. All my worries were for naught! You enter into a large, elegant lobby, which could have been imposing, but felt more like Grandma's living room. Staff was attentive and efficient. No request was too large or too small.
Our room ended up being a suite, with comfy furniture, a good mattress, and was very clean. We were in Charleston with a group of 10, and the living room accommodated us all with plenty of space, seating, and a flat screen TV. There was also a table for eating, or setting up for appetizers & drinks, which we did each night before dinner. Room service brought us plates & wine glasses upon request at no charge. The only issue with the room was that it had a tiny bathroom, but that is how the rooms were designed "back in the day". Think "charming".
The location of the hotel was such that we were able to walk to most of our desired restaurants, tons of shopping, and many of the tourist attractions. Other times, we took the free trolley. The park on the corner (and visible from our room) housed an incredible Saturday Farmer's Market. We purchased fresh cheese, pate, olives, apples, & baguettes for that evening. There were also plenty of local arts & crafts on site.
Charleston itself is a wonderful, friendly, accommodating city with water views, high class dining, brew pubs, history, culture, shopping, and activities for all. Young and old mix nicely, as the College of Charleston is right downtown.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Francis Marion Charleston
- Hotel Francis Marion