My husband and I stayed at the Francis Marion for one night. I'd chosen it because the rates seemed reasonable and while there were some negative reviews, there were also positive ones. I'm giving my take on both positive and negative.
First the positives: 1) close to shopping district, 2) very friendly and helpful staff, 3) elegant lobby, 4) quiet room, and 5) comfortable bed.
Now, the negatives: 1) very close to College of Charleston so encountered a lot of drunken college activity (some may count this as a positive I suppose) on the streets, 2) moderately decrepit rooms- cracked plaster, stained carpets and tight quarters, and 3) needs better housekeeping attention- crumby hallways, grungy bathrooms.
Would I stay here again? Probably not. As indicated in my title, I think I could have found a better option for staying in Charleston.
- 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