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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed yesterday 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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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

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After several stays at the Francis Marion Hotel, we keep coming back because of the elegance, great location for walking the city, and comfort. The hotel itself is a great expression of the city's history. The staff are always helpful and friendly. The restaurant is terrific and all services available. Our room has always been clean, comfortable, quiet, and welcoming....

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Washington DC Area
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall, this is a good hotel for the money. Historic and rooms have been restored. Nice large closet but very small bathroom (2 make-up areas in main room to help) Very convenient for college visits!

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Taylors, SC
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This historic hotel has resplendent old southern charm while offering all of the modern amenities expected in an upscale hotel. It is located in the heart of downtown Charleston and convenient to numerous historical and tourist attractions. It is a very short and enjoyable walk to the College of Charleston The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar is warm and welcoming....

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

It certainly sounds like you had a chance to explore a lot of what we had to offer as well as our great city. Thank you for being our guest and we wish you safe travels. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Brunswick, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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
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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: $222 - $495 (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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“Upper floors offer the best view of the city and the harbor, worth a bit more money.”
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