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The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston

4-star4 stars
387 King StCharlestonSC29403-6404United States of America

4-star hotel with spa, near Marion Square
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Great location
Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
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The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston

from $119
  • Standard Room (Run of House)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)
  • Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbor View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Marion Square (2-minute walk)
  • College of Charleston (2-minute walk)
  • Charleston Music Hall (3-minute walk)
  • Charleston Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Music Farm (3-minute walk)
  • Charleston City Market (8-minute walk)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (9-minute walk)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (9-minute walk)
  • Waterfront Park (12-minute walk)
  • USS Yorktown (27-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston

Historic Art Deco hotel in downtown Charleston

Surrounded by history

The Francis Marion Hotel puts you among the well-preserved buildings of Charleston’s historic downtown district, across the street from Marion Square. You can reach Charleston Harbor by foot in 15 minutes.

Shop like a king

You'll be a block north from the start of the King Street shopping district and its bevy of boutique shops, antique stores, and restaurants. You'll also be 7 blocks from the South Carolina Aquarium and its collection of fascinating land and sea creatures.

Take a spa day

The hotel’s Spa Adagio offers massages, facials, mud wraps, and more than 30 other relaxing treatments. Once you’re refreshed, you can dig into a plate of award-winning shrimp and grits and other Southern delights at The Swamp Fox Restaurant or workout at the fitness center.

Comfy beds

The hotel’s sleek, elegantly designed guestrooms feature pillowtop mattresses and marble bathrooms. All guestrooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 235 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


SPA ADAGIO is a full-service day spa located at the property. Services include massage therapy, facials, body treatments, and hair removal.


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

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston’s small print

Also known as

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


Parking height restrictions apply.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 20 per day with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 25 per day with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 923 reviews

The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Family Weekend
We had trouble with the bathroom door and the fridge so we had to call the front desk. There is an outdoor bar across the street that had loud music playing until after 10:00 pm.
Jennifer, us1 night trip
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Beautiful historic hotel!
Wonderful historic hotel located in the heart of Charleston. Just steps away from fabulous shopping and dining venues. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable that included everything you would need for a short stay. The bathroom was small but not unexpectedly so for a building of this vintage. I would highly recommend this hotel for any occasion.
Susan, us1 night trip
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Hotel needs to be upgraded. Shower fixtures old. Furniture shows wear. Food at meetings was not great.
Deborah, us3 night trip
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Hotel lobby is lovely but rooms are tired. Ours smelled like mildew. Bathroom was tiny and shower very unappealing.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
4 star, not really
Check in was simple and fast, but problems started when trying to open the room door, it had swollen shut. Finally entering the room, overwhelmed by a moldy/musty smell. The a/c was running, the room was cool, but the humidity was thru the roof. the bedding was damp, the carpet was also moist. The windows were very tough to open, stopped trying after 10 minutes. The room view was across several roof tops looking upon the Carnival Cruise ship Ecstasy, not the most romantic view. Next morning I spoke to the front desk clerk and they moved us to new room. This was a complete change from the other room in size, and view. The same humidity issue persisted, but I was able to open the windows and with the weather change, lower the humidity. While I am sure that this hotel in its day was a very nice place, its in serious need of renovations and updating.
James, us2 night trip

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