I get to Charleston regularly on business and have made the Francis Marion my hotel of choice. Initially I did so because of the convenient parking they have (I usually have a car which is not an asset in Charleston) but now I stay there even when I don't have a car. Its location is perfect, the views I've had from the various rooms in which I've stayed have been glorious (Charleston is called the "Holy city" and when you see all the spires and steeples from your hotel room the point is made clear), and the amenities and staff are tops. This last trip I found myself changing for a formal reception only to discover I left home with no cuff links and a shirt needing them. The concierge directed me to a men's store near the hotel that was still open (and even had a 50% sale going on)--crisis solved. With the College of Charleston only two blocks away, Marion Square just across the street, and lower and upper King right there, if you decide to leave the comfort of your room (it is tempting not to)--everything is at your feet. The Francis Marion is a historic hotel with a successful mix of charm and modern conveniences. The rooms very in size--I've been in both small and in a large suite--and enjoyed them both. The Francis Marion feels like home but is much better because they are doing all the wok for you.
- 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