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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015

the Francis Marion Hotel is an historic hotel, superb lobby area greets you as you arrive. Staff very pleasant, especially Thomas from bel boy to receptionist, was always so affable every day. the room was comfortable, good bed, the bathroom a bit tired/dated but it was always very clean with plenty of towels. great food in the restaurant, but the...

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

It's always lovely to hear from someone who appreciates the magic of our charming city -- and the history of our hotel! Thanks so much for leaving such a kind review here on TripAdvisor, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another great meal and relaxing stay. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We stayed at the FM for 5 nights. The first 3 nights were for a conference that I was attending and my husband came along because he loves Charleston and then we extended for a few nights. We had a king-sized bed and a large room with a good-sized bathroom on the 7th floor. Pros: The bed was comfortable. The...

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

So glad you chose to stay with us for five nights -- it sounds like a delightful visit to Charleston all-around! It's always great to be in a central location, and I'm happy to hear that you were able to make full use of ours. I'm sorry, though, to hear that there were some issues with the air conditioner and...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The Francis Marion is closely located to King St. shopping, Marion square activities, and central to Charleston activity. For those that appreciate the old southern, historic feel and charm, this hotel has it spades. The Francis Marion holds a nice balance between a comfortable stay which is more luxurious than your "average" hotel without the higher price tag one may...

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

I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, from easy access to the sights and sounds of Charleston to the overall historic charm. That's always wonderful news! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I loved this hotel, it was a bit pricey but we really enjoyed our stay. My friend and I booked a spa package with our room we so each got a one hour massage which came out to about $70 per person with the room. The hotel is situated right in the historic district so its within a mile of...

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

There's nothing quite like a relaxing massage to usher you into vacation mode, is there? And the best night's sleep you ever had? Wow! So glad you and your friend are fans -- thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind and thorough review here on TripAdvisor! We can't wait to welcome you back to Charleston again soon....

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights last week with my Husband who was attending conferences. The foyer area is impressive and welcoming. The rooms however, were small, with just a double bed, and the bathroom was tiny. The room was also very noisy. We could hear every word said by our neighbours and every bathroom function!! The room was pleasantly decorated,...

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

So glad you and your husband chose to stay with us, Tanya, and that you enjoyed the decor and location! Of course, I'm disappointed to hear that you were less impressed with the cleanliness of your room as well as the noisiness. As an older hotel, built in 1924, it's true that we're working with limited size and resources, but...

Pollocksville, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We stayed at the FM for an anniversary week-end. We were impressed by the friendly and efficient bell/valet staff -- both upon arrival and at our departure. We received a very nice upgrade to a 2-room suite on the top floor. Didn't get the classy view we had hoped for in the upgrade, but hadn't even expected or asked for...

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

We're so happy you decided to join us for such a special occasion as your anniversary, and that you were so thoroughly impressed all-around! It sounds like you enjoyed a delightful stay, from the upgraded room to getting to explore so many local sights and sounds. It's disappointing, though, to hear that you didn't have any hot water on one...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 April 2015

First off, the hotel is in a great location and within walking distance to shopping, dining and great historic, beautiful homes. We had to wait awhile for valet but that was the only negative. The staff was friendly and always helpful. The room was very nice.

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

So glad you thoroughly appreciated everything from the historic beauty of our hotel to the central location! Sounds like a lovely trip to Charleston all-around, and I'll be passing the kind words along to the rest of the staff as soon as I can. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at the Francis Marion for a weekend. The staff is outstanding, friendly and each person, whether at the restaurant or front desk really made the effort to help you. Be it calling for a cab, readying your room or helping you with a walking tour of Charleston, they are patient and efficient. They even...

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

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your weekend stay with us so thoroughly, and for such a special occasion, no less! We always love hosting weddings. Small details can make all the difference, particularly when it comes to hospitality, so I'm glad that those shone through for you, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you...

Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is gorgeous. The room is just as nice; it even had 2 bathrooms. The best part though was the staff. The airline lost my luggage and the staff were amazing, going so far as to drive to the airport to get my suitcase when the airline refused to send it over. Amazing.

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

It means a lot to hear such kind words about our historic hotel, Alex -- glad you appreciated everything from the room to the service. It's never fun to lose luggage, and I'm glad we were able to make your stay just a bit easier in the face of this frustration. I hope you'll be back to see us again...

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Charleston for our anniversary and we loved the historical charm of this hotel. The rooms were nicely kept and the staff was very friendly. Everywhere you go it costs to park but the hotel is within walking distance of many things to see and do. The hotel lobby takes you back to days gone by....

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

Your anniversary is such a special occasion -- it really means a lot that you and your wife chose to stay with us to celebrate! I'm so glad you found your room to be so comfortable and that our staff was able to help acquaint you with all the local sights and sounds. We look forward to welcoming you back...

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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
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
  • 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: $181 - $474 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Valet service very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles MartyLK, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms are bigger and brighter,it was a little noise from the street when people was loud.”
 of 5 bubbles rosanamuscio, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upper floors are best, but they also cost more”
 of 5 bubbles Jim1133, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upgade to a deluxe!Worth every cent.”
 of 5 bubbles 69EllenC, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on a higher floor for a view of the harbor and Old Town”
 of 5 bubbles 475irener, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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