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4.4 out of 5

"Great place to stay very comfortable beds and right in the middle of everything " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 25 Jun 2020

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 fitness center, 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.

Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbor View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$153* Per night/room Mar 7 - Mar 8

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

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

Suite (Francis Marion)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Francis Marion Hotel ratings based on 30 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 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Francis Marion Hotel

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4 out of 5

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2020 by Management, Francis Marion Hotel

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

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Aug 27, 2020 by Management, Francis Marion Hotel

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5 out of 5
Great place to stay very comfortable beds and right in the middle of everything

Posted by , from Chicago on Jun 25, 2020

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff. Updated safety due to COVID. nearby Starbucks. Good location

Posted by , from Southport on Jun 24, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020

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5 out of 5
Room was large and comfortable. Great location in historical district

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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5 out of 5
A charming old hotel - very well maintained and comfortable with an attentive staff

Posted by , from Savannah GA on Feb 12, 2020

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2 out of 5
Staff was nice, parking was 4 doors down, very inconvenient. The hotel was historic, but needed some updating. I would not stay there again.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020

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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/café. 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
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) (20.1 km / 12.5 mi)
  • 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: USD 50.00 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended

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 accepts credit cards 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. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. 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
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

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 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per day
  • 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.

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.