The hotel is dated and worn out. The rooms are small and very old. The bathroom is only large enough for one person and the plumbing is ancient. The hotel is overpriced for what you get. The manager was not at all accommodating when we didn't get the type of room we booked. I would never stay at this hotel again.
The Frances Marion is to Charleston what the Peabody is to Memphis, the Edwards is to Jackson, Miss., and the Reed House to Chattanooga. All are hotel with history and character. More than that, all the staff at the Frances Marion could not have been nicer. Liked it all.
Friendly staff Paying for parking, no coffee in lobby, no free breakfast
Rooms clean, large and well furnished. Staff was great, from the bellman to the valet to the front desk. Starbucks in lower lobby a nice feature. Hallways have some deferred maintenance.
Cleanliness. Location. Bathroom was tight but clean.
Free Water and convenience Lack of air flow in the bathroom.
Very good location, convenient to all downtown activities and historic features, clean, traditional atmosphere, courteous staff, reasonably priced, built-in restaurant and very interesting and sociable host with a foreign accent. January 5 was a cold night and the room was chilly with no extra blankets, and the thermostat didn't seem to help. The cost for parking in the adjacent garage seems a bit excessive two half days and one night $17. Kind of like the golf course with $5 green fees and $50 golf balls.
Bedding was comfortable and overall furnishings were updated Small Bathroom
The beds were so comfortable and cozy and we did not hear any of the traffic on King Street on the 10th floor. It was very clean and our view was great. Could not beat the ideal location in Charleston plus a great parking garage. Very nice staff and overall it was a great experience. I will book again very soon. The bathroom we had was very small and reminded me of a cruise ship but we were only there for two nights so it was not a big deal with my daughter.
I loved the location of the hotel, close to everything and just off King Street, the best shopping in the city. The rooms were spacious and clean, and hotel seems to accommodate a lot of people. The Swamp Fox restaurant was very good for breakfast. A wide variety on the menu with a Starbucks just outside of in, still in the hotel. The hotel is very noisy at night due to screaming and honking of horns on the main road-and I was on the 7th floor. I wish the hotel had a free continental breakfast and that you did not have to walk a block to get to the hotel parking, which is the city garage.
good location They upgraded our room because they didn't have the original room we booked upon arrival. We were staying 5 days. after two days they kicked us out of the upgraded room and moved us to a room half the size saying that the room they upgraded us to was already booked beyond our current stay. This put a damper on the remainder of our stay at the hotel due to the room being a little too small for two people Also the other guest in the hotel that had business meetings were very rude and arrogant and continually blocked the top of the stairways coming up to the main lobby.
Location! A bit tired, could use the next update. Will definitely stay again.
Location was fantastic. Easy and short walk to the main attractions in the historic district. The staff were super helpful, from the consierge service to the valet parking. Restaurant staff were pleasant and responsive. Hotel was clean and very well maintained. We would return.
Location was spectacular with easy access to all of what is great about Charleston, the College or Charleston, restaurants, shops farmers market out your door, and much more.
Had a great day. Hotel is beautiful and in the perfect location. We walked to the visitors center and downtown. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pillows were too soft and lumpy. Need firm pillows.
The location was great short walk to market and to shops on King. Breakfast was good and happy hour in the evening was too. It was hard to control temperature in the room. There is no free parking. $22 a day for vala parking.
The breakfast, manager's reception,staff and room were excellent The hotel was about 8 blocks out of central Charleston.
The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was probably the best hotel breakfast I've ever had. The location was fantastic and the building itself was really beautiful. Our room was really quite disappointing. There were no windows and it was constantly damp, no matter how high the ac was cranked. It did smell really musty, like a basement. The room was really run down, too. Paint and wallpaper peeling in the bathroom, beat up furniture. It was ok. But for the money we expected a "nice" hotel.
Kevin and Natalie are fabulous resources as Concierge team. I have never had such incredible service, care, patience and weath of information given to me at a hotel before (even fancier and more exclusive places). They are friendly, nice, down to earth, organized and made the visit to Charleston what it was Would like really good coffee in the room and in the lobby
Walking distance to most attractions none
Enjoyed everything Great visit. Thnxz
Balcony - Parking was bad - dead end parking lots - no room to turn - not enough parking