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The Francis Marion Hotel

1,897 reviews
+1 843-722-0600

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Bar or Lounge

Upscale Southern Charm at the Francis Marion Hotel

What do the Rooms Include?

Every room at The Francis Marion Hotel reflects the grandeur of the 1920s through its decor and atmosphere. A pillowtop mattress is triple sheeted and topped with premium bedding for a superb night’s rest. Marble bathrooms with granite sinks feel palatial. Modern touches include a flat screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, and room service.

What Amenities/Features Does the Francis Marion Hotel Offer?

Superior Southern hospitality is yours with doorman, bellhop, and concierge services. Pamper yourself with a massage or skin care treatment at the full-service Day Spa. Relish Old South cuisine crafted from fresh, local ingredients at The Swamp Fox while overlooking Marion Square Park.

What Packages are Available?

Different from other hotels in Charleston, the Francis Marion offers over a dozen getaway packages to make more of your stay. Choose from family oriented deals with dining and treats, Civil War themed packages with tickets to historic sights, or romantic bundles with chocolates and champagne.

How Much Will a Stay at the Francis Marion Hotel Cost?

Deluxe rooms with one king or two double beds start around $250 per night. Packages start at as little as $169 per night.

What There to do Nearby?

For a spooky good time, embark on a ghost tour where you might see known specters including the Gentleman Ghost or the Headless Torso. Cruise the waterways surrounding the city on an enchanting dinner cruise or daytime cruise highlighting the coastal sights. Other popular attractions include Fort Sumter, the Morris Island Lighthouse, the Battery, and Magnolia Plantation.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Southern charm combined with fine lowcountry living lead to a genuine experience at the Francis Marion Hotel.



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387 King St
Charleston, SC 29403-6404
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Valet parking excellent" "Excellent restaurants and bars"
99% liked the proximity to shopping.
Parking was ok, according to 52%.
"Front desk were fabulous and extremely helpful" "Staff was exceptional"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
81% said the reception staff was great.
"Beautifully appointed lobby" "Old hotel bathroom"
74% criticized the unstylish hotel.
87% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Easy eggs" "We liked breakfasts in the hotel restaurant"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Wi-fi worked great" "Good Wi-Fi"
50% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Excellent bath products" "AC worked fine"
78% said rooms were small.
89% complained about the bathroom.
"Walls are paper thin" "Extremely tiny bathrooms"
78% said rooms were small.
98% criticized the small bathroom.

Good to know...

Bathroom could be bigger
Pleasant entrance area
Great shopping
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster.
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.
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.