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columbia,sc
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I stayed at the FM for one weekend night during Spoleto and couldn't have chosen a better location. This hotel is an easy walk to the market area and is conveniently located on King Street (lots of shops) and to the parks for Saturday morning Farmers' Market and art and craft shows of Piccolo Spoleto. The hotel lobby is stately...

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

Glad your weekend night with us was all you'd dreamed of and more! There's nothing better than having a great central location in a city you're visiting, and beautiful views and comfortable pillows are just icing on the cake. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another delightful stay soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel...

Springboro, Ohio
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We've been visiting Charleston for over thirty years but had never stayed at the Francis Marion. What a pleasant and pleasurable surprise to find this hotel so charming, elegant and inviting. Our room on the 11th floor had a marvelous view of the city and the harbor. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. We loved the history and the...

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

It's so wonderful to hear that you finally got a chance to stay with us after visiting Charleston so regularly over the years! It sounds like you enjoyed yourself thoroughly, from the beautiful eleventh floor views to the convenient central location. I can't wait to pass along the kind review to the rest of the staff as well -- although,...

Grand Rapids
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Our sorority had a reunion at the Francis Marion Hotel and it was an excellent location, right downtown but not noisy. The hotel is beautiful and very elegant. The staff did an excellent job of facilitating our needs for meeting places and private dinners. I would highly recommend it for any reason but especially for groups.

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

Special events are our favorite kind of events -- and reunions may just be the tops! I'm so glad you chose our place out of all the other options to host your sorority reunion, and that it all went off without a hitch. I'll be passing along the compliments to the rest of the staff, who I know will be...

Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed 3 nights a the hotel. The staff is friendly and very helpful. They arranged tours and transportation for us. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The lobby is beautiful and there are many places to have small gatherings. The Swamp Fox restaurant's food is good and it is convenient as is the Starbucks attached to the hotel....

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

Southern hospitality is one of our favorite parts of this business, Nancy, so of course I'm thrilled to hear that this has shone through. (We also always appreciate kind words about our lobby decor -- thank you!) I'll be passing along the compliments, and I can't wait to welcome you back for another stay in Charleston. Take care, Stephen Parker,...

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Beautiful old hotel in a great location. The lobby in particular was elegantly furnished. The room was quite large and though the bathroom was old it was well appointed. There is a restaurant and Starbucks in the same building.

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

What a kind review -- thank you! Glad our elegant lobby decor struck your fancy, and that you found your room to be so roomy and well-appointed. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 May 2015

My wedding party stayed here for my wedding in Charleston. The staff communicated well. They delivered our welcome bags for us and we had a fabulous time. They even put up a board of wedding events. Thank you!

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

Hosting wedding parties is one of our very favorite things, Tara -- it was a pleasure to welcome you and your guests! Congratulations again, and I look forward to passing the compliments along to the rest of the staff. We hope to welcome you back to Charleston again in the future! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Francis Marion for two nights in May. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring downtown Charleston. We were able to walk just about every where that we wanted to go. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions about where to go and how to arrange tours. There is a Starbucks attached to the hotel...

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

There's nothing better than getting to explore a new city from the perfect vantage point, is there? I'm so happy we could provide that for you, Tracy -- location can truly be key to relaxation. It sounds like your room was quite comfortable, although of course I'm disappointed to hear that the room service left a bit to be desired....

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Hotel is in an excellent location - right on King Street, between the shopping district and the restaurant district. Also very close to College of Charleston, and right above a Starbucks and across from a park, which often has some sort of fair going on. Hotel is only a little over a mile from the southernmost point of the city,...

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

A great location can't be beat -- so happy to hear that you were a fan of ours, and I hope you were able to see everything you wished in Charleston. It sounds like your room was quite cozy and comfortable, and I'm pleased that the service was so welcoming as well. We hope you'll be back to see us...

Albuquerque
Reviewed 28 May 2015

No whining from us about the small bathrooms! This is a historic hotel and they've done a good job of renovated many of the rooms. The rooms are clean (high priority), staff is attentive and kind, beds really comfortable. We wish the bar in the beautiful lobby was operating -- we would love to sit there in the evening after...

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

I really appreciate the kind words about our renovations and historic charm, and I know the rest of the staff will be thrilled to hear the compliments as well! Thanks so much for spreading the word about us here on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry you weren't able to fully experience the bar in the lobby, but I'm happy that the location...

Leonia, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Lacking other rooms, I was assigned one of the suites in the 12th floor, larger than most 2-bedroom apartments, with a separate dining and living room, so my experience is not likely to be typical. Helpful concierge and front desk staff. About 15 minutes walk from the historical part of Charleston.

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There's nothing quite like getting a twelfth floor suite! I'm so happy to hear that your stay with us was so delightful, and that the front desk was such a help to you -- I look forward to sharing this kind review with them. I hope we'll have the pleasure of hosting you the next time you travel to Charleston!...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $199 - $493 (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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“It's worth the extra to get a room on an upper floor with harbor view”
 of 5 bubbles SCoaster, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King street side has a great view of the park and the waterfront.”
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“ask for the view of the square accoss the street”
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“Try to get a room overlooking Marion Square, the view is excellent.”
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“#212 - Great view! Corner room - large!”
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