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4.4 out of 5

"The staff was exceedingly helpful and friendly The city was very busy and we needed help to find dining We were disappointed in not having more in ho ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near Marion Square

City center stay

With a stay at this Charleston Historic District hotel, you'll be steps from Marion Square and College of Charleston. Charleston Music Hall and Charleston Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a gym, and a restaurant are all featured at this historic hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a bar/lounge on site, and laundry facilities and concierge services are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 235 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Standard Room (Run of House)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$225* Per night/room Jun 15 - Jun 16

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbor View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite (Francis Marion)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Francis Marion Hotel ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Francis Marion Hotel

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5 out of 5
The staff was exceedingly helpful and friendly The city was very busy and we needed help to find dining We were disappointed in not having more in house eating, like a luncheonette

Posted by on Dec 30, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021

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5 out of 5
Hotel is absolutely beautiful!! Highly recommend

Posted by , from Branchburg on Nov 2, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021

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5 out of 5
Absolutely loved the staff and location of this Hotel. Hands down the best service and convenience to everything & very pleasant staff.

Posted by , from Nicholasville on Oct 16, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 26, 2021

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5 out of 5
Beautiful lobby and nice rooms and proximity to everything.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

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4 out of 5
The hotel is central to many attractions and great restaurants. The hotel’s staff were very accommodating. I had run of the house room deal and was happy with my choice. It was located on 11th floor and had a great city and water views.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2021

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About the The Francis Marion Hotel

Location 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404

Property Features

The Francis Marion Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 19000 square feet (1765 square meters) and includes a conference center. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly The Francis Marion Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Charleston hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 235 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 19000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1765 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1924
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Francis Marion Hotel offers 235 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Charleston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

The Swamp Fox Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

SPA ADAGIO has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Francis Marion Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • The Francis Marion Hotel Hotel
  • Francis Marion Charleston
  • Francis Marion Hotel
  • Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
  • Hotel Francis Marion
  • Marion Francis Hotel
  • The Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
  • The Francis Marion Hotel Hotel Charleston

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.