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Brunswick, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea what this place would be like for this business trip. Right in the heart of downtown Charleston and within walking distance of all things southern. Charm, charm and more charm. This will be my go to place from now on. Great service, nicely appointed room, terrific people willing to answer questions or provide directions. I highly...

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

I'm glad that we could help you enjoy Charleston, Trisha. We look forward to hosting you during your next trip to the area. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE Charleston!!! We honeymooned 3 years ago & returned this year for our Anniversary! I read the reviews prior ~EVERYONE~right on target of the staff, hotel, "Swamp Fox" & hotel location ~AMAZING!!!

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

Thank you for returning and letting us host you for another magical visit to Charleston, Janet. Happy anniversary! I hope you have many more. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful weekend with friends and family at the Francis Marion. The old hotel is wonderful and great location. Rooms and service were great and staff were friendly. Perfect location for our wedding.

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

We were happy to host you while you explored the Charleston area, Lee. Thank you for being our guest. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old hotel. The reception/lounge area had a real wow! factor with beautiful crystal lights everywhere. Service was good and our room was very big. There was a breakfast room and someone (don't think he was an employee) playing the piano which was lovely. The hotel is very grand and situated on quite a busy junction opposite the park which...

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

We were pleased to have you join us during your time in Charleston. Thank you for your kind words and for being our guest. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Francis Marion because of a seminar I attended there,(we extended our stay to see Charleston) and what a wonderful choice it was. The lobby is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. Our room was a king ,and was spacious (the bathroom was a little small relative to the size of the room). Housekeeping did everything they...

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

We are all too happy to offer every guest the best example of hospitality, Thea. Thank you for staying with us a little longer and taking some time to enjoy our wonderful city. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Poolesville, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite place to stay in Charleston. It is an exceptionally beautiful hotel. The lobby is spectacular. The location is exactly right--we walked to many great restaurants and to all the downtown sites. The room was large, the bed was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful as far as recommendations and directions.

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

So delighted to hear we are a highlight of your timer in Charleston. Thank you for taking a moment to share a bit about your experience, and we look forward to you being our guest the next time you're coming to town. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here twice, and it is the only place I will ever stay when I visit Charleston. The service is great, and it is close proximity to everything in the center of town. There are plenty of restaurants close by as well.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again, Benjamin. We're always happy to host you while you explore Charleston. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Pinellas Park, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was good sized, well appointed, and very comfortable. We especially liked the fact that there were two folding luggage racks and room to place them. The room and bath were very clean. Our housekeeper, Caroline, was excellent! The hotel also has a good restaurant and bar area, also well appointed. The location is just a short distance from...

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

Thank you for being our guest while you enjoyed Charleston, Ron. It was our pleasure to help make your time here as enjoyable as possible. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immaculately clean rooms. Tremendous service. Great conference food (which is no small feat). Fun bar with attentive staff. Easiest checkout ever. I've stayed here a number of times over the last 30 years (I was a CofC students), & this was the best stay ever. The FMH just gets better with age. I had a conference rate that was just...

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

It was our pleasure to host you while you revisited our great city, Thomas. Thank you for your business throughout the last 30 years. We'll see you next time. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a view of the city, for a central location, for basic elegance, etc. this is a sure bet. The parking deck is readily accessible next door, Starbucks is in the building, and the Swamp Fox restaurant is on the street side. all of these combine to make FMH quite a satisfying stay. There are plenty of fun places to...

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

Thank you for being our guest, John. It sounds like you enjoyed your time in Charleston, and we couldn't ask for anything more than that. Safe travels, 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
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $226 - $510 (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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“Request a room with 2 bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles tenab917, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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“Great Off Season Rates”
 of 5 bubbles Blonde319, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“"We had Park/City View & it was awesome sunrise & sunset!!!"”
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