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Francis Marion Hotel

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I had a booked a birthday trip in charleston through one of the major website for my birthday and have requested a king size bed. When we go to the hotel we were told the booking wasn't done right and that the hotel had no king size beds. The front desk manager Gary offered us an upgrade for the night...

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

While I apologize for the booking error, Mohammed, I'm so pleased your birthday weekend a success! I will pass along your comments to Gary as well. I hope you'll be back again soon. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Washington, DC
Reviewed 26 September 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel is one of the grand old hotels of downtown Charleston, with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with that characterization. + Location, Location, Location: Right in the heart of downtown on King Street, and a beautiful walk down King or Meeting Streets into the historic old city. + Grand Lobby: Lots of comfortable seating and...

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

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it sounds like our location, staff, and views really impressed you! While it's true that our elevators are slower than modern ones, we hope you still enjoyed their vintage look. I hope you'll be back for another stay soon. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Firstly if you have seen and loved the Notebook then Charleston is the place to visit. Visit the theatre, the town and then eat at the High Cotton Restaurant. Then to top off an excellent town stay at this wonderful hotel. Located at the top end of king Street the whole area can be explored on foot. Excellent service, clean...

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

I'm so glad you had a great stay at our hotel. It's great to hear that you found both our service and rooms to be excellent. I hope you'll be back again for another stay. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston is from an era when travel and staying in hotels was a luxury. The hotel, which opened in 1924, greets you with a wonderful exterior art deco look followed by a luxurious lobby with Greek revival elements. The staff went out of its way to be helpful - from check in to answering questions...

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the historical charm of our hotel, Jeff. We've tried to create an environment that's authentic in design, but modern in comfort -- which is exactly how you described our hotel, thank you. I'm sorry about the noise levels, but hopefully the location made up for that too. I hope you'll be back for another...

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I planned a convention there and everyone loved it. Great, sleeping rooms, wonderful meeting rooms, fantastic food. Could not be better. If you want to plan an event ask for Karen Keys and as your planner Gillian Crum. Perfect hotel, perfect food, perfect location. Great service. love, love, love it.

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

This is the perfect review, Susan -- thank you! I'm so happy that your convention went well and that everyone enjoyed their time here. I'll be sure to pass the compliments along to Karen and Gillian, too. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Atlanta
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is right on King Street, convenient to restaurants and shopping and the College of Charleston. The personnel with very nice and professional. Rooms are decent, it's a historic hotel, that means old. But you are in Charleston a historic town, we like it I would come back.

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

It's true that ours is a historic hotel, but I'm thrilled that our location suited your needs and that our staff made you feel right at home. We're already looking forward to your next trip to Charleston! 'Til then, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stayed at the Francis Marion Hotel this weekend in the sensational city of Charleston, SC. The hotel was clean, and the staff were very helpful ( the concierge made sure we had a bike rickshaw ride despite the rickshaw company screwing up our appointment). The rooms are clean, the staff professional and the City of Charleston is a delight....

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

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us on your weekend getaway, Joe! It's also great to know that our staff was able to help you with your rickshaw ride -- especially since we always want our guests to feel welcome and taken care of. I look forward to welcoming you back if you decide to return for another visit....

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We spent 5 nights at the Francis Marion in late August/early September and enjoyed our stay. First the good stuff: Despite booking through a third party 'discount' provider our room was a good size and we didn't suffer from tiny bathroom syndrome. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the reception area downstairs is very well presented. Breakfast available from...

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

While I'm very happy that you found our room to be comfortable and enjoyed the breakfast, I'm sorry to hear that our safe-deposit-box policy was inconsistent. You should have been taken back to the box each time, so I apologize that didn't happen on the third occasion. Please rest assure that I will be reiterating our policy to the staff....

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Our stay was "fine"...which is not a really good term to use when you spend this amount on a room. You really want to say it was "awesome" "Fantastic" "Wonderful", etc. I really would like to be able to say that about our stay. I just simply can't. So, you wonder, "what was wrong with their stay?" Well, that's kind...

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

I really appreciate your honesty here, and you're right. People who stay with us should have a fantastically spectacular time, and 'fine' just doesn't cut it. I'll be mindful of your candid feedback here going forward, and I will also say that I'm glad there was nothing outwardly negative about your stay. I do hope that you'd reconsider us next...

Reviewed 16 September 2015

I was in Charleston for a conference and was absolutely delighted with my accommodations. I had a room with a great view of Charleston harbor. The beds were very comfortable, the room was clean. Please take advantage of the Valet service. You can just pull your vehicle right up to the front door and someone will come out and unload...

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

Loved reading about your delightful stay with us, Tracey! Thanks so much for reaching out. I'm glad you enjoyed everything from the valet to the view. I hope you'd consider staying with us again if there's ever another conference in Charleston -- or if you just want to take in the city on your own time! Take care, Stephen Parker,...

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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $236 - $520 (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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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debshinder, 28 May 2017 | Read review
“Try the Francis Marion for a step back in time.”
Cruisintwin1, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a high room with a view of the water.”
944randyb, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Request a harbor view on a high floor.”
bobandmarieclaude, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking Marion Square have terrific views.”
elivers2017, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
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