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Charlestown RI USA
Reviewed 28 May 2015

great hotel , good location, restaurant on premises was wonderful, the room with 2 doubles was spacious, bathroom was very small but huge closest for hanging and storage. all staff were wonderful from the bell boys to parking attendants to front desk and housekeeping , have no complaints only good things to say about this property

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

What a kind review, Ingrid -- thank you so much! I can't wait to share the compliments with the rest of the staff, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another comfortable, relaxing stay soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Germany
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We were here for conference and I really enjoyed this hotel. Very old world, but classy. Extremely friendly and tolerant staff... and the buffet lunches for the conference were excellent! I would definitely go back here even for a private stay.

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

I'm so glad you were able to join us, and that you appreciated the old world charm and southern hospitality of our place. We hope you'll be back to experience the hotel in its entirety someday -- and that the conference went well! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Walnut Creek, Ca
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Just came back from first visit to Charleston and tried to book some B&B's but think there was graduation and most were busy so splurged on the Francis Merrion hotel which had a great location although not as close to many attractions downtown so did a little more walking, but in Charleston that's a good thing. Beds were some of...

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

Glad you ended up with just the room you were hoping for! I can't tell you how much I appreciate this kind review, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with the rest of the staff. Hope you'll be back to see us again very soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is my second stay at this hotel and it was great stay. The staff at this hotel is fabulous they are on point at all times. Every person I encountered was nice and extremely helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable the only thing I would say is the bathrooms are way too small. Will defiantly stay here...

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

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us enough to return a second time! I'm glad you were so welcomed and that you loved your comfortable room from start to finish. It's true that we're working with limited space and resources in terms of bathroom size, since we're an older hotel, but I'm glad to hear...

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stayed 3 nights, May 17-20, 2015. Room was very comfortable and nicely decorated. Desk staff were very friendly and quite helpful. Only complaint was the room safe didn't work. Location was great. Very near restaurants, bars, etc. We loved Charleston overall and hope to return.

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

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your three-night stay with us so much! Thanks for sharing such kind words with us here on TripAdvisor -- I can't wait to pass them along to the rest of the staff. Hope you'll be back to Charleston sooner rather than later. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Clayton, Georgia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Enjoyed a recent stay in Charleston at the Francis Marion. First visit to city so we were not familiar with city. Hotel is across street from Marion Square Park which is nice for early morning stroll or sitting for a few minutes to take in the activity all around square. Saturday morning when we visited there was a farmers market/...

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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 stay with us so thoroughly, from the central location to the beautiful views! It's always exciting to hear that you were able to check out the local farmer's market as well as a number of other local sights and sounds -- that's one of the best parts about being in this...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was my second visit within 2-months. Both stays were excellent. Beautiful hotel, very courteous and professional staff! Some rooms have smaller bathrooms than others, so just know that. It won't slow your trip down or ruin your stay, just know that. If you've ever been to NYC you can understand. Excellent location! Easy parking. Will definitely book again!

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

I'm so happy to hear that both of your stays were so lovely, from the friendly staff to the excellent location! I'll be sure to share this review with the rest of the team as soon as I can -- southern hospitality is always one of our top priorities. I hope I'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!...

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Our stay at the Francis Marion was outstanding. Attentive staff, clean and spacious room with amazing views of Charleston. Would highly recommend this incredibly convenient and beautiful hotel!!!!!!!!

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I'm so happy to hear that your stay with us was so outstanding, Chris! Reviews like this one mean the most to us -- thanks for the kind words about everything from the beautiful views to the historic decor. We hope to welcome you back soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

West Jefferson
Reviewed 27 May 2015

In town on business, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Local amenities and attractions are withing easy walking distance. The Sat am Farmer's Market across the street is fantastic! Hotel staff are courteous and friendly.

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

So happy to hear that we made your business trip to Charleston so pleasant! I hope you were able to see all you wanted to see while you were in the area -- glad you made it out to the farmer's market across the street. We look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I recently spent three nights at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. The atmosphere is genteel Southern charm. My room had a wonderful view of the harbor and a comfortable layout. The hotel is next to a park and within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants of this very vital downtown area. I only had one...

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I'm so happy you decided to stay with us, Bill, and that your visit was full of southern charm and hospitality! That's always our goal, so it's wonderful to know it has shone through. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Charleston! All the best, 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
Room types
  • 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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $197 - $490 (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”
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“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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