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4.2 out of 5

"We stayed at the Francis Marion on a (big) birthday trip for my husband. We were impressed with the hotel from the minute we walked in the door! The l ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 19 Apr 2018

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 smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and a coffee shop 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. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water are also available.

Standard Room (Run of House)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$171* Per night/room Oct 29 - Oct 30

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 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, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Francis Marion Hotel ratings based on 102 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Francis Marion Hotel

Everyone (25) Couples (2) Family (10)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everyone was very polite and helpful. The housekeeping staff was wonderful and went out of their way. Enjoyed our stay very much and hope to stay again soon.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location! Mentioned it was my husband’s birthday and when we returned from dinner, there was a hand written card and chocolate covered strawberries!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very few signs making it difficult to use the valet when driving in. It was also difficult to find the parking- which was not connected with hotel.

Posted by , from Aiken, SC on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2019 by Francis Marion Hotel

Hi KP, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Charleston. We apologize that finding our valet lane was difficult when coming into town. This is something that will be brought to the attention of management. Thank you so much for you feedback.

5 out of 5
Loved this hotel! Clean. Comfortable. Close to shops, restaurants and activities. Highly recommend!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 9, 2019 by Management, the Francis Marion Hotel

Thanks so much for providing us with your feedback!

4 out of 5
Loved the lobby and its retro feel. Room was nice and clean, beds very comfortable, but the bathroom was small. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2019 by Management, the Francis Marion Hotel

Thank you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019

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Jul 10, 2019 by Management, the Francis Marion Hotel

Thank you for providing us with your feedback!

5 out of 5
Well appointed rooms. Staff offered turn down service with candies. Professional staff at check-in.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 10, 2019 by Management, the Francis Marion Hotel

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to Charleston.

4 out of 5
Great location and services, elevators needed services WAYS too slow, NEEDS to clean the stairway leading from parking deck to hotel it smell awful we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant the next morning and the servers were too slow

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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May 21, 2019 by Management, Francis Marion Hotel

Thanks for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Clean beautiful hotel, comfortable beds, pleasant staff and conveniently located parking next door. There’s also a wonderful restaurant/bar, and Starbucks located near the entrance of the hotel. There’s a small gym, as well as a truly amazing day spa, located on the lower level. If you’re looking to relax after a long day of sightseeing, visit the spa for a massage, I highly recommend it!!

Posted by , from Rockville Centre, NY on Apr 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 2019 by Management, Francis Marion Hotel

Hi Lisa! We are so glad you enjoyed so many aspects of our wonderful property! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back during your next visit to Charleston.

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. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. 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. Parking is available for a fee. 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, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) (20.1 km / 12.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Francis Marion Hotel offers 235 air-conditioned 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. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • 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 (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • 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 ends at 4 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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 are 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. 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 are 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.

  • Parking height restrictions apply

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)
  • 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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