Ratings based on 2,056 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful restored historic hotel in Charleston.

Posted Apr 25, 2015
Pros: I liked the old character of this hotel, like I was stepping back in time.
Only stayed for 1 night. The room was very nice. We had two queen beds and a great view. We were on the 8th floor. Hotel staff were very friendly. We walked into downtown and rode the trolley back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London, UK

Stately hotel in a great location

Posted Apr 25, 2015
Pros: A grand hotel
Location: On King Street, so very well placed for restaurants and shops - on the second sunday of the month they close King Street for a street market!
I stayed here for one night. The room wasn't vast but was very comfortable - bathrooms are very small, however! I made use of the bar, which did very good cocktails. The hotel is very well located on King Street, next to shops and restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NY

Good location.

Posted Apr 21, 2015
Pros: Good location, food choices, quality experience.
Cons: Two queens instead of two doubles would be more suitable for a party of 3 or 4.
Location: Location was perfect with the ability to walk just about everywhere in the historic district.
Everything was wonderful at the Francis Marion. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff and the beauty of the hotel. The convenience of the Swamp Fox restaurant and Starbucks in the location was greatly appreciated.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very good first-timer location in Charleston

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: Great location in Charleston
Cons: Furnishings are dated. Some staff is non-committed while others are great.
Location: Right next to Charleston Community College, so the area has a young, vibrant feel.
Walk either way on King Street to experience Charleston as it is now. Trending shops southeast of the Hotel; local merchandise to the west. Old Charleston is further south and a street or two east (toward the harbor).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Rustington

Great location

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Friendly hotel breakfast good value bar a little quiet but Charleston ha plenty of great places to eat and drink try the Barony tavern on Wentworth Street you will not be disapointed
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 8, 2015
In Charleston for 3 days. Found this hotel online. It was old but clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable! Would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Maryland

A Wonderful Weekend Away

Posted Apr 7, 2015
The staff at the Francis Marion couldn't have been nicer! They would assist with anything that you needed. From providing recommendations to arranging shuttles, they were glad to help out with anything that would make your stay a little more enjoyable. The only thing that could be upgraded is the water temperature during a shower. The temperature would fluctuate and that would get to be annoying. Other than that the location couldn't have been more perfect and I would definitely stay here again. If you plan your stay over a weekend, be sure to check out the farmers market directly across the street on Saturday mornings. It's awesome!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom alexadria, va

Great hotel! Perfect location

Posted Apr 6, 2015
All great! Very nice staff, ideal location--nothing bad to say!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom c.

Great location.

Posted Apr 6, 2015
The hotel is in a fabulous location. It is the oldest standing hotel in Charleston so there are some quirky features about it. The bathrooms are small, elevators slow, and windows and doors and not sound proof. With that being said, I love staying at the hotel. The service is top notch and is is a bit of Charleston history!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom WYOMING

Posted Mar 30, 2015
The hotel is in a fantastic location with easy walking to historic Charleston and the waterfront. We were there visiting with family from Charlotte and experiencing the sights and history of Charleston.