My husband and I were visiting the south and decided at the last minute to stay in Charleston after staying in Savannah. We stopped in the visitors center and booked this highly recommended hotel at a discounted price.
The hotel staff behind the front desk weren't as friendly as one would expect. We weren't treated with the same smiling faces that we had received earlier in our trip at other hotels.
I really like historic buildings but I expect them to be clean when I'm paying to stay in one. The bathroom was unacceptable-mildewed chipped tub and leaky non flushing toilet. Somehow my husband even managed to get himself locked in the bathroom without ever turning lock?? He was ready to check out right then. The only good thing about the room was that the bed was extra soft and comfortable- the only reason I gave it a 2 star rating instead of 1.
The food at the restaurant wasn't very good either. My steak tasted like it was past it's expiration date. My husband ordered a medium-well burger and received it more on the rare side.
We were originally going to spend 2 nights, but after that experience we were glad we only booked 1 night- and that was one too many.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Francis Marion Charleston
- Hotel Francis Marion