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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are better places to stay. The room was small. The view was of a rooftop. The bathroom was tiny and smelled. On the plus side, the location is great. I like other hotels in the area much better. Try the King Charles Inn.

Thank dreamer99
Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It was our first trip to Charleston so we wanted to make it special and stay in a beautiful, period hotel. Francis Marion Hotel is exquisite. The renovation that has been performed to update this hotel, but still leave the original details from the 1920's makes this an amazing place to stay. The location is fantastic as everything in the...

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

It's such an honor to have earned your recommendation -- thank you for such a shining review! I'm so glad the atmosphere and service were just what you had in mind, and I'd love to welcome you in again someday! Best wishes, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Columbia, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay at the Francis Marion every time I am in Charleston. The location is unbeatable, the hotel is beautifully maintained and the staff is top of their class. I have never had anything but a positive experience staying here and other hotels could learn a lot about how to treat patrons from their staff. Maddie McCue is setting the...

Thank Steven R
Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Corned beef hash lovers take note: Had breakfast at the Swamp and Fox casual restaurant that is part of the Francis Marion hotel and was delighted to learn they make their corned beef in house from scratch! In other words REAL corned beef instead of from a can, that is getting so rare these days I almost stop asking in...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This vintage hotel has been modernized but still holds many of its older charms. The staff was wonderful from the woman who checked us in, housekeeping who always had a nice word to say to the maître d' who always opened the hotel doors for us making us feel extra special. The Francis Marion is within walking distance to all...

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

It was our pleasure to be your headquarters while you explored Charelston. Thank you for your kind comments and being our guest. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entire Staff was awesome. When I had booked our stay (3 weeks before our arrival) I mentioned that it was a Special Occasion. My husband was returning from Kuwait after serving a year there for the Navy. The staff remembered who I was all Thanked my husband for his service and the Concierge had wonderful chocolate dipped strawberries sent...

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

Hospitality is something that should be evident during every interaction you have here, Kelly. Thank you for the comments and for being our guest. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I planned a girls getaway – birthday celebration in Charleston. I researched hotels based on reviews from previous guests. The Francis Marion is a beautiful historic hotel, built in 1924. The lobby is elegant and inviting. Two of my guests are professional musicians and we did gather at the grand piano in the lobby to listen to them and sing....

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

We're glad that you could enjoy your getaway weekend with us. The room sounds like it was perfect for your needs, as well. Thank you for being our guest. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel itself has a great location overlooking Battery Park and the Ravenal Bridge. The hotel is beautiful and has a great staff. It is basically off of the famous King Street with tons of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. I actually could run to the Ravenal Bridge (1.2 miles), which I recommend if you are a runner!...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great "old fashioned" hotel with very friendly, helpful staff, excellent location, with comfortable room with great downtown view, good food in restaurant, great value. Will definitely stay again when in the Charleston area.

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

So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is very central to the Charleston Historical area. It's also really well located for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo as it sits across the street from Marion Square. The rooms are rather old with some modern touches. Small bathrooms and loud air conditioner noises. But the location is worth it. Not to mention the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you enjoyed our great city. I appreciate the feedback and kind review. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: $233 - $518 (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 Business Hotel in Charleston
#14 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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“rooms overlooking Marion Square have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenrR4886IC, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room with 2 bathrooms”
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“Room 1010 has FANTASTIC views and isn't right near the elevator...but the ice /vending machine is close.”
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 of 5 bubbles Adam-Margaux, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors offer the best view of the city and the harbor, worth a bit more money.”
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