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Francis Marion Hotel

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8.6
Excellent
2,652 reviews
+1 843-722-0600

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge
In the heart of Charleston, The Francis Marion Hotel is within a 5-minute drive of Marion Square and College of Charleston. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Charleston Music Hall and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Music Farm. Make yourself at home in one of the 235 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. Enjoy southern cuisine at The Swamp Fox Restaurant, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Breakfast is available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Charleston? This hotel has facilities measuring 19000 square feet (1765 square meters), including a conference center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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User Highlights
8.6
Excellent
Location
"Location was perfect for" "Fabulous location"
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
Parking was ok, according to 57%.
Service
"Excellent room staff" "Excellent front desk service"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
88% said the reception staff was great.
Food
"Restaurant is Fabulous" "Great restaurant in the hotel"
Only 65% were satisfied with the menu.
71% loved the dining experience.
WiFi
"Wonderful internet" "Good wi-fi"
63% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Vibe
"Excellent atmosphere" "Amazing art deco"
86% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
80% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Breakfast
"Made to order omelets" "Continental breakfast free"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"Carpet looked old" "Musty smell in the room"
78% said rooms were small.
87% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"Lousy pillows" "Very little room to move"
78% said rooms were small.
97% criticized the small bathroom.

Good to know...

Bathroom could be bigger
Rooms could be larger
Pleasant entrance area
Comfortable beds
Expert Reviews
Travel + Leisure
Location, location, location is the main draw of this historic hotel, set just across the street from Marion Square, home to the Charleston Farmers Market.
Fodor's
Wrought-iron railings, crown moldings, and decorative plasterwork speak of the elegance of 1924, when the Francis Marion was the largest hotel in the Carolinas.
For the best view and quiet factor, go for the rooms that face King Street and are as close to the top floor as you can get.
The Telegraph
The grand dame of historic Charleston hotels, the Francis Marion is a throwback to days when travellers expected no-frills elegance. Sturdy and stately, the hotel exudes ample Southern...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
235
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible