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General Francis Marion Hotel

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Mongolia
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was a serendipitous find as we were traveling along the Blue Ridge Mountains and ended up at a restaurant adjacent to the hotel. The hotel had the features most important to travelers: cleanliness, comfort, quiet, and a friendly staff. The hotel was built in the 1920's and recently renovated, so the common spaces and rooms have that older charm...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We came in for a quick weekend trip. We usually stay out at the lake but enjoyed this downtown gem. We were close to several restaurants. The kids like the nostalgia of the hotel. The ladies that worked the desk were super friendly. Rooms were clean.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This was my second stay at this hotel and I liked it so much the first time, I rode out of my way to spend another night here. The staff are extremely friendly and made a special effort to get two rooms near each other for our group. The room was very nice with a large bathroom, comfortable bed, and...

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My family has been traveling to Marion, VA for many years now. Every time we stay at the General Francis Marion Hotel we have an exceptionally great experience. The hotel is clean, quiet, and very, very comfortable. The staff is so very kind and friendly. We have done extensive traveling and we feel this is the nicest boutique hotel we...

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are greatful for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

The Woodlands, TX
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Opened in 1927 when Route 11 was the Route 66 of the East, the hotel apparently was a welcome lodging for those passing through. As these routes were bypassed, the train stopped going through and industries departed, the hotel lost its charm and guests. Now it's back with glimpses of what it once offered in construction and style, but whatever...

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to apologize for your less than satisfactory stay. Although we do not understand your heading “Historically inaccurate” I will try and respond to your comments. Very rarely do we get complaints about our Guest Services staff, but I have shared your review with them in hopes of creating a stronger sense of awareness of approaching guests. As...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a lovely old hotel with comfortable rooms and great location but just misses the mark on its service to make it great and worth the money.... especially for a hotel that states it is 'Southern Hospitality'. I agree with all of the other reviews that the check-in staff are very helpful; however, our wedding party had many issues...

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Our staff would like to apologize for your less than satisfactory stay. I would like to address some of your comments. The General Francis Marion Hotel is a small 36-room property. Our check-in time is not until 3pm. Several of your wedding party arrived early and we shifted our housekeeping staff to try and accommodate their early arrival. This affected...

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel. So far front desk personnel very nice. Ran out of breakfast at 9 when they say it is until 10. And not very helpful when asked to make a few scrambled eggs. Apparently no eggs is the restaurant kitchen. Disappointed that I didn't get breakfast that was included in the pricey accommodations. Keep you posted....

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for your unhappy experience during your stay. I can offer no suitable explanation as to why we were ill prepared to meet the expectations of our guests other than poor planning by our management team. I take full responsibility for your issue. I have discussed with my F & B manager...

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It's been a little over a year since we stayed here but the wonderful feel of days gone by is still evident. There is an elegance that had not been diminished by time or changes. The staff has seen little change and their willingness to go the extra step for you is wonderful. We also dined and breakfasted in the...

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon.

Buena Vista, Virginia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had tickets for a concert at the historic Lincoln Theater, located just a few doors down from the hotel, so the location was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the hotel was charming. Sunday's continental breakfast was rather limited due to the fact that the adjoining restaurant serves brunch that day, but it was not a...

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. The property is beautiful and loved learning the history of the property. A charging station added to the desk would be helpful and the bed was a little hard, however we had a great experience there.

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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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 

Additional Information about General Francis Marion Hotel

Address: 107 E Main St, Marion, VA 24354-3105
Region: United States > Virginia > Marion
Price Range: RM449 - RM793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — General Francis Marion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Those wqe saw were all very nice.”
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“Try for one of the larger rooms, although back side rooms may be the quietest.”
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“I would suggest calling the hotel direct rather than booking on their website.”
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“They do have handicap rooms with shower seats.”
  • Walk-in shower with drop down seat in ADA room.
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