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Nacogdoches, Texas
Reviewed 9 July 2015

What an enjoyable time we had at the Francis Marion Hotel! We were not certain about staying there since we had no prior knowledge of the hotel, however, we were very pleasantly surprised from the moment we walked through the doors of the hotel. The staff was very friendly but also quite helpful with whatever our question or need seemed...

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

There's nothing better than a pleasant surprise, is there? So glad you enjoyed your stay with us so thoroughly, Susan, from the friendly staff to the comfortable room and convenient location. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

NYC
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I booked this hotel for one night in Charleston. My husband and I were visiting SC and decided to spend his birthday here! Well, what a pleasant surprise. The hotel is an older building built in 1924 but it is elegantly appointed and quite charming. Standard rooms are quite spacious and tastefully done. The lobby is quite nice and what...

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

I'm so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed such a pleasant stay with us for his birthday celebration! It means a lot that you chose our hotel to host such a special occasion -- glad the two of you loved the chocolate strawberries. I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the rest of the staff,...

Fruit Cove, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The hotel was very nice. We had an attentive, helpful and wonderful bellhop/valet who took interest as to why we were visiting Charleston and even got our room upgraded for our anniversary trip. The girls at the front desk were very helpful and knowledgeable of the area and restaurants. Also the nice perk of free bottles of water was awesome.

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So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Deborah, from the attentive valet to the upgraded room! Congratulations again on your recent anniversary, and I hope you were able to see everything you wished to see in Charleston. We look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I think the hotel is lovely and it's best attribute is its location. Being that it is right on King St, when you step out of the entrance to King, you have the options of heading towards the right where all the shops are and you can head left to where there are other quaint shops, plenty of salons (I...

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

I'm so happy to hear such kind words about our location -- it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed getting to check out the sights and sounds of Charleston! I do appreciate the constructive feedback about the ceiling and amenities, as we're always working to improve our historic hotel. We are working with limited space and resources, since our place was...

New York
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Love Charleston and this wonderful hotel. Great location. Staff very friendly and provided great service. Our room had a great view overlooking the park,we could see the beautiful Charleston harbor. Definitely will stay at the Francis Marion again.

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

So glad you chose to stay with us for your most recent visit to Charleston, Elaine. I really appreciate the kind words here on TripAdvisor -- happy to hear that you found the staff to be so friendly and that you thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful harbor views. Looking forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Overall, while one of the oldest hotels in town; the rooms were reasonably modern and the beds were great. In terms of value for money, I think it was a very good value for money and the service was excellent.

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I'm so happy you felt you were getting the best value you could with us, Mike. You're right that we're one of the older spots in town (built in 1924!), but we're glad you found it modern and comfortable as well. We'd love to have you back the next time you're in Charleston, so please consider us for your next...

Gilbert, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We chose this venue as the location for a navy reunion. The rooms, services and staff were truly the best we've encountered and we've held our reunions all over the country! They couldn't have been more welcoming, accommodating or professional. To make the experience even better, the food was outstanding!

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I'm so glad you decided to choose our hotel to host your reunion, and that you felt so warmly welcomed! It's always our goal to offer you a little taste of southern hospitality, and I look forward to your next visit to Charleston. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We paid $197USD for a night here through Booking.com in July. It was well worth it. Seamless check-in at the décadent foyer which has been restored more tastefully than other sites in Charleston. We were on the 11th floor if 12 with an amazing view of the city. Complimentary water and coffee and a modern machine were Nice. Lovely antiques,...

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It's great to hear you had a great time at our place! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and service as well! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the hotel lobby was. The staff was very friendly and we got to check in and get a room early. The room was a little small and old, but the air conditioning worked well which was important as it was over 90 out! We really enjoyed our stay and it was very centrally...

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

Glad we were able to provide you with a relaxing stay in Charleston, complete with plenty of air conditioning during the warm weather! It sounds like the central location was just what you were looking for, and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 July 2015

We visited Charleston to take advantage of the opportunity for members of two families including husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and close friends for a family reunion. The Francis Marion Hotel was wonderful. Upon arrival, Lauren checked us into the three rooms reserved for this visit and made arrangements to have our luggage stored until our rooms were ready. Two of...

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Glad your family reunion was such a success, Richard -- it's always wonderful to get to see your relatives in a warm, friendly setting! It sounds like our hotel was the perfect place to stay, and I'm so happy you decided to let us play host. Here's hoping your next visit to Charleston will be sooner rather than later! Take...

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 12,360 - ₹ 27,206 (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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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“Make sure you ask for a king bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 279ChrisD, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we did find the street noise was quite loud on our second night--not sure why since it wasn't a weekend. It might be helpful to inquire about which rooms face away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles jlwilder, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Park at the King Street hotel entrance for valet parking service.”
 of 5 bubbles stephenbW6996VK, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suite was the absolute best with everything I needed for leisure and comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles donniew348, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Regular rooms are very, very small. Suite was just right for two.”
 of 5 bubbles 268maryannw, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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