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Francis Marion Hotel

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North Potomac, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

from the front desk , to the concierge, to the valet and doormen, and housekeeping, the Francis Marion has a great staff!! Warm and accommodating, they make you feel right at home. Great southern charm. Or room, 528, was repainted and redone as was the hallway I believe, because everything smelled fresh and clean. Yes, we know that the bathrooms... More 

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Thank janlkf
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay from start to finish! We're always in the process of renovating our historic hotel -- glad you appreciated some of the more recent updates. I'll be passing the kudos along to the rest of the staff as soon as I can, and I hope we'll have the opportunity to host... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for a conference February 8-10. The rooms were nice, as was the staff, but what really made the trip enjoyable was the front desk staff. Whenever I had a question, they were quick to answer or accommodate with the small things, like a band aid, or pain reliever. The icing on the cake was one... More 

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Thank Caleb W
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks again for the kind words, Caleb! I already responded to your review on another platform, but just wanted to relay the sentiments here as well just in case. We're so glad your visit went well, and I'll be passing the compliments along to the rest of the staff as soon as I can. Hope we'll get the chance to... More 

Sarnia
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you want to just wander Chareston this hotel's location is ideal. It is an older style of hotel but has been kept up to date. It is conveniently located to a Starbucks which is a part of the hotel. The parking is not that convenient since you park in a garage next door or valet park which I don't... More 

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Thank DiamondjimSarnia
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Nothing beats a central location, and it's wonderful to hear that you were able to make full use of ours when you came to stay with us! I can't wait to pass along the kind words to the rest of the staff as well, and hope you were able to see all you wished in Charleston. All the best, Stephen... More 

Skowhegan, Maine
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Francis Marion very much. The beds were very comfortable,room was smallish but not a problem. We enjoyed relaxing in the lovely hotel lobby,and liked the hotel restaurant for breakfast. The staff were always nice and helpful,and the location was excellent.

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Thank ajervey
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, from the comfortable beds to breakfast the next morning! I look forward to relaying your kind words to the rest of the staff as well, and I hope we'll get to welcome you back to Charleston in the future. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a WONDERFUL hotel in the historic district. Almost everything was within walking distance. We only had to drive to Drayton Hall. The bathrooms are small, but you have to think that you are staying in a historical hotel. There was a very nice lighted make up mirror on the desk to assist with putting on make-up. We got... More 

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Thank Diane M
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Diane, this review is also wonderful -- it really means a lot to us that you chose to spend such special occasions with us! Glad we were able to help you celebrate in a special way. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you travel to Charleston! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Jacksonville, FL
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I normally stay at The Mills House, but now that it's no longer an IHG hotel, I figured I would try Francis Marion - I've always thought it looked so gorgeous from the street. Arrival: I suspected it would be valet only because parking is so limited in historic areas...but upon arrival, the valet informed me of the self park... More 

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Thank JAXcare
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us from start to finish -- thanks for giving us a try and leaving such a thorough review of our decor and amenities! I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the rest of the staff. Hope to host you again the next time you travel to Charleston.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted by the friendliest staff. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the best location in town. Very affordable too. We were able to walk everywhere. Their breakfast buffet was amazing. I could not find one thing wrong with this hotel

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Thank Celado
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

A hidden gem? Wow! That's high praise, and we really appreciate it. Thanks for the kind words about everything from our decor to our location, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel very soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Virginia
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159 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We loved staying here. It was very romantic. Be sure to have dinner at the Swamp Fox Restaurant. The hotel is almost 100 years old. The check in was the fastest we ever experienced. Before checking in we spent the afternoon at Fort Sumter. The best stop on route to Florida for Valentine's Day Weekend.

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Thank VirginiaSnowbirds
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you were able to join us for a romantic getaway -- sounds like a fantastic visit from start to finish! We can't wait to host you again the next time you travel through Charleston. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Oxford, Iowa
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and 2 bathrooms, as well as 2 closets. It was beautifully decorated and very spacious. The bathrooms were small but up to date and very clean. Great place to stay, staff was great.

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Thank loniduncan
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I really appreciate the kind words about our hotel -- glad you appreciated everything from the staff to the overall decor! Hope the rest of your trip to Charleston was everything you wished for, and that we'll have the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 nights over valentine day weekend. I'll start with the one good thing. There is a Starbucks in the building. After that, this hotel is just bad. First you won t be able to sleep because the walls are paper thin and I mean razor thin so be prepared to hear everything. Second, the bathroom. Where do I start!... More 

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay -- of course, this is not at all the impression we hoped to leave you with! It's true that we're working with limited space and resources as an older hotel, built in 1924, but we certainly don't want this to detract from your enjoyment of your stay. Most... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Francis Marion Hotel

Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-6468
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: $155 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Francis Marion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Francis Marion Charleston
Hotel Francis Marion
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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