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chicago
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

I'm writing this while the music is pounding away one floor down in the ballroom. The 12$ million dollar renovation in the 1990s did nothing to improve this property, including a complete lack of soundproofing of the exterior windows for street noise or the interior rooms. Initially we were given a room that was so small that the AC unit...

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

Obviously, this is the very last kind of impression we hoped to leave you with, and I am so sorry! It's true that we're working with limited space and resources as an older hotel, built in 1924, but we're always in the process of making renovations, and we certainly want you to be completely comfortable at all times. If you're...

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 11 June 2015

As many other reviewers have mentioned this is an older hotel and this shows most of all in the room decor. However, my room was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The two best things about staying here are the great location and the wonderful staff. Rachael on reception was a delight and really made me feel welcome. This was my first...

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

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us from start to finish. It sounds like the central location was just right for you, and I can't wait to pass the kudos along to Rachael and the rest of the staff as well. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel...

Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building older rooms, most comfortable beds EVER, The air conditioner didnt work nor did the heating The heater was very loud as well There was a starbucks right below which was nice and the market was right across the street

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

Thank you so much for the kind review, Sara! I apologize for the heating and air conditioning issues in your room. We are in the process of replacing the guest room HVAC units to improve in this area. We hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Great hotel from check in to check out. Rachel checked us in and helped with directions and ideas of things to do in the area. Room was nice, clean and fresh linen. Provided daily turn down service ( my son looked each night for chocolate ). Valet parking was quick and easy. We even had dinner in the lobby at...

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

There's nothing quite like being in the center of it all! Glad your trip to Charleston was such a delight from start to finish -- I'll be passing the kudos along to Rachel and the rest of the front desk staff. Hurry back to see us soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

New Brunswick
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Initially, I was very scared of this Hotel as it seems to be getting a bad rap. I was pleasantly surprise when I get to my room. That room was HUGE! It was very clean. Yes, the bathroom is not very big but it had all that I needed. The staff was very pleasant and gave me some tips on...

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

Glad your stay with us was such a pleasant surprise -- that's always good news, isn't it? It sounds like you had a delightful visit to Charleston all around, from the comfortable room to the friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I attended a one-day mid-week conference at the hotel and my wife and I extended our stay through the weekend. Charleston is a great city and we can strongly recommend the Francis Marion as a home base for any visit. It is located within easy walking distance of historic districts, very good restaurants (including two breakfasts and one lunch at...

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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 wife enjoyed your stay at our hotel so much, William -- thanks for leaving such a kind review for us! I'll be passing the compliments along, and I hope we can welcome you back to see even more of Charleston soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We stayed at the Francis Marion this past weekend for a girls weekend. We picked this particular hotel because we stayed here last year for a bachelorette party and really enjoyed our stay. We were not disappointed this time around! The hotel is in a fabulous location--close to the bars and restaurants that we like on King Street. There is...

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

It's always fun to squeeze in a relaxing girls weekend -- so happy to hear that yours was a sweet success, Brittany! There's nothing better than a central location and friendly staff to boot. Hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming all of you back again soon! Best regards, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We hosted a wedding reception at the Francis Marion. They were great to work with and the staff was outstanding. It's clearly an older hotel but they have done a great job renovating it and keeping it up with current amenities. Also, it's in a great location where you can walk to many of the historic points of interest in...

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

There's nothing we love more than hosting wedding receptions! So happy that you chose to go with us for your special day, and that you were so pleased with the results, from the friendly staff to the central location. We wish you all the best and look forward to your next visit! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Columbia
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Our group of friends enjoyed our stay at this renovated historic hotel located within walking distance of many restaurants and King Street shops. Our king room was amply sized and had two small bathrooms which was a plus! Staff was friendly and helpful.

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

We're always happy to give you a little taste of southern hospitality, Elaine! I'm thrilled to hear that this shone through. It's great that you were able to see all the sights and sounds of Charleston that you'd wished for, and we look forward to your next stay with us. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Bethesda, MD
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I was in Charleston for a business meeting at the hotel and my wife come along for the weekend. We didn't realize it was piccolo Spoleto festival week. The Francis Marion Hotel was perfectly situated for all the events we wanted to attend. Not the most modern hotel, room did not have a refrigerator, but it was rather charming and...

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

It was meant to be! How perfect that your business trip coincided with such an eventful week. Glad we were able to provide the perfect jumping off spot for checking out all the sights and sounds of Charleston. We hope to welcome you and your wife back again soon! 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
  • 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: ₹ 12,374 - ₹ 27,563 (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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“Ask for corner room 6th floor or above, facing the square.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenpR7790IN, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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