Very comfortable beds, rooms were nice. We stayed in a King Suite, which had a living area and tv. No refrigerators in the room, but they will provide you with all the ice you need. Linens were very nice and bathrooms were clean and nicely appointed.The hotel was restored to its 1920's charm recently. You get an old fashioned key for your door. The one thing we did notice was hall noise at night due to the old wood doors on our hotel room. I guess it is part of the charm.
There are stairs in several spots, so I would not recommend this to anyone who can't use a lot of stairs. When you park in the back, you have to go down stairs, enter the building, then go up stairs again. This is a bit difficult while carrying luggage, even for people who are ambulatory. We didn't see another way to get in so assume that was the right way.
If you come in the front door, the hotel desk is up a set of stairs as well.
We aren't complaining, just wanted to make a note of it.
We were on the 3rd floor and there is an elevator to take you there once you reach the front desk.
Complimentary newspapers at front desk also.
The staff was friendly and helpful. We ate dinner in the bar side of the hotel and it was delicious. Hotel restaurant is the Black Rooster. They have 2 sides in the restaurant-a casual side (bar) or a bit more formal side.
Breakfast was complimentary, simple and good. Coffee was surprisingly good! You can choose from cold cereal, make your own toast, and order fresh to made scrambled eggs or waffles. We both had scrambled eggs and they were delicious, came out hot and fresh.
There are a few shops(Army/Navy type store, thrift shops) if you decide to take a walk along the sidewalk and a Wal Mart within 2 miles to drive to.
Across the street is Handsome Molly's, which is a wine/sandwich type shop. We had lunch there the next day and it was excellent. I will write a review about that next!
Overall, good place to stay. We would stay there again if ever in Marion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic General Francis Marion Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was restored to its original elegance. The hotel's 36 guest rooms are beautifully appointed in period furniture with emphasis on comfort and luxury. The Black Rooster, the hotel's restaurant offers superb dining in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Located just up the street from the famous Lincoln Theatre, the hotel is listed in both the National and the Virginia Historic Registers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- General Francis Hotel Marion
- General Francis Marion Hotel Virginia