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General Francis Marion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Marion
Certificate of Excellence
Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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“This boutique hotel is quite a gem.”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

My husband and I were traveling last night through a snowstorm. We took the nearest exit and discovered the General Francis Marion. It was so wonderful to be welcomed by the staff into this beautiful hotel. The man at the front desk even upgraded us. Everything is very clean and has well appointed and pretty rooms. Breakfast is included where you can have eggs and waffles prepared. Cereals, toast and juices are also available.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
We are glad that the hotel served you well as your "port in the storm." All the staff are proud of our hotel and that pride is reflected in the level of service to our guests. We hope that you can return here and enjoy the town of Marion and dine with us at The Black Rooster Restaurant and Lounge. Chef Marcus Blackstone works his magic Monday through Saturday.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I recently stayed at this historic hotel for the night before a friend's wedding. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious and clean. I also used the room to dress the bride for her wedding the following afternoon, so took advantage of their 2pm late checkout. Both the evening and morning staff were very personable and customer oriented. The morning staff person, especially, went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. She even stepped in as a photographer for a few pictures. Most helpful!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for making our hotel a part of your friend's wedding day celebration.. We are fortunate to have a beautifully restored hotel and a staff that is dedicated to providing our guests outstanding service. We hope you will return to our hotel soon. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

I recently detoured my plans to stay GFMH. The property is well maintained and nicely updated. My room was spacious and confortable and the staff so friendly. Please also take the time to done in their restaurant as well

  • Stayed January 2014
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
We are glad that your took a detour to the General Francis Marion Hotel. The care taken in the restoration is evident and our staff takes pride in serving our guests. Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Statesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Hotel stay was much more than we expected. The staff was most helpful and very very nice. The rooms were extremely clean, and were well worth the price, plus the whole atmosphere was just wonderful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are fortunate to have hotel staff and housekeepers that take pride in their jobs and consistently try to exceed our guest's expectations. Thanks also for your comment regarding our reasonable rates. We strive to provide our guests with good value. We hope you make our hotel your destination in the near future.
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed two nights while performing at Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theater. Everything exceeded our expectations. Personal attention was given to everything we could have needed. The history of the hotel makes it a treasure. Love the decor, the bed was very comfortable and food at the restaurant and lounge was great. I require gluten free and special care was taken by the staff to ensure that I was able to eat without concern. Staff were amazing. Love it!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
The Song of the Mountains weekends are always special at the hotel. We are honored that you stayed with us and happy that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for dining in our hotel restaurant and lounge, The Black Rooster. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor.
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

our stay for the weekend was great. so very quaint.. like returning to my roots. staff was wonderful and very helpful. wonderful little shops on the same street which I loved browsing and buying unique things. ED AND KATHY G. ROANOKE, VA.

Room Tip: higher floors have less a/c noise we definitely will go back. right next to the theater, which was...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Hi Kathy &Ed: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had an opportunity to "shop small" in Marion and that you enjoyed the 1927 ambiance of our hotel. The hotel staff look forward welcoming you again soon! We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Francis Marion on our way up I-81, and liked it so much we stayed on the way back as well. The rooms are cute (exactly like the photos), the hotel is quaint as a person could want, its really well-maintained, and, the best thing of all, absolutely every person who worked at the hotel (and the restaurant) was as nice as they could be. Helpful, friendly, and fun. We got in early and the fellow who checked us in recommended a great walk. Absolutely what we needed after a day of being crammed up in the car. And the restaurant was delicious!! I really can't say how happy we were to find the place!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your experiences at the hotel and restaurant. The 1927 ambiance is unique and there was a great deal of pride and care taken in the restoration of the hotel and the restaurant. The hotel and restaurant are fortunate to have attracted staff that are invested in our mission to be mindfully present in each guest interaction. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing on TripAdvisor. Thanks for your business and we look forward to serving you again soon!
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Property: General Francis Marion Hotel
Address: 107 E Main St, Marion, VA 24354-3105
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Region: United States > Virginia > Marion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Marion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — General Francis Marion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic General Francis Marion Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was restored to its original elegance. The hotel's 36 guest rooms are beautifully appointed in period furniture with emphasis on comfort and luxury. The Black Rooster, the hotel's restaurant offers superb dining in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Located just up the street from the famous Lincoln Theatre, the hotel is listed in both the National and the Virginia Historic Registers. ... more   less 
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