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Francis Marion Hotel
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights and would absolutely recommend the Francis Marion hotel for anyone who wants a central location to see Charleston. We walked everywhere which is exactly what we wanted. It's an old hotel but spotless. Our room had a view of the park where the Food and Wine festival was set up (didn't go as seemed like everything we would have done was sold out already). Bathroom was quite small but fine. There was noise from people in rooms next door and in the hall way (why do people think their voices don't carry in hallways?) but luckily it did not go on for long.
There are tons of great restaurants in Charleston - we loved Closed for Business and Coast so much we went back twice to each. Squeeze had a super bartender, Glazed had a Bacon Apple fritter that I still dream about. Holy City Brewing in North Charleston was just plain fun and touring the aircraft carrier Yorktowne at Patriot Point was a great experience.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mal562
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

My daughter and I spent one night here on our way home from FL. From the time we arrived the entire staff was pleasant and helpful. Our room was comfortable. The location of the hotel was convenient and we were able to walk to all we wanted to see.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Perfect place to stay for the Charleston Food + Wine Festival. Within walking distance of everything you want to see and do in Charleston. The staff was very friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank MillsMama
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We were in town for three nights for the Charleson Food and Wine Festival. The Francis Marion offered a wonderful package with tickets to the festival events and good overnight rates. The hotel was extremely well situated in getting to the main festival events. The staff was incredibly helpful, especially the Conceirge, Valerie Ross, in coordinating our stay before our arrival! In addition, the service was great while we were there, from the bellmen, the front desk staff and housekeeping, everyone was tremendous.

The room was pretty good sized for an historic hotel. It was well appointed with a flat screen tv and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom, however, left a little bit to be desired. I expected a small bathroom for a small hotel. It was a bit difficult to maneuver and you couldn't get ready in the bathroom--but the room had a vanity so it provided a place for you to store your gear and put make-up on etc.

My one and only complaint is the fact that we had a room with an ajoining door. I could hear EVERYTHING the two girls said in the next room. They were up every morning at 7:30 and unfortunately, so was I. Ask for a room that does NOT have an ajoining door, unless of course, you're traveling with friends and family and want that. Otherwise, we would definitely consider staying here on our next visit to Charleston.

Room Tip: Rooms without an ajoining door are much quieter.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank kz_78
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Hotels in Charleston are not inexpensive. And the taxes that are added are rediculous! Our room had a spectacular view of the harbour and surrounding area. It was situated right across the hall from where the service elevator is and the carts for room upkeep are kept as well as the stairs. Consequently, the noisy carts would cross the marble threshold with a thunk and a crash at regular intervals which spoiled the room (we stayed 2 nights). The front desk person cared less. Being an old building I should not have been surprised by silver fish in the bathroom, I guess. At almost $300/night with taxes though, I was still unimpressed. We arrived mid-morning and they had a room ready and didn't charge extra, so that was nice. And afternoon iced tea and roasted pecans was a nice touch. But be sure to check you bill as they tried to charge us for 2 nights of parking ($38) and we did not have a vehicle.

Room Tip: Steer clear of the rooms on the north-west corner.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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