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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 College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
More comfort would be nice
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From 3,148 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston

from $206
  • Standard Room (Run of House)
  • Deluxe Room (Run of House)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)
  • Traditional Room, View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbor View

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 10
  • Conference space size (feet) - 19000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1765
  • 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 - 1
  • Year Built 1924
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston


  • In Historic Charleston
  • College of Charleston - 2 min walk
  • Marion Square - 1 min walk
  • American Theater - 4 min walk
  • Charleston Music Hall - 4 min walk
  • PURE Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Joseph Manigault House - 5 min walk
  • Charleston Museum - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Charleston-North Station - 16 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 830 reviews

The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Very Good8.0
Great Location
Great location, great service, very clean, and parking is convenient. That being said, it is an old hotel and the bathrooms are VERY small. The walk-in closet in our room was bigger than the bathroom! It is pricey and "dated". I've stayed in much nicer places in NYC for less money!
Pauline, us3 night trip with friends
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Very Good8.0
Hot water for the shower
Stay was good except we didn’t get hot water for shower. I run the water for 5 minuets to get warm water but my friend didn’t run the water long enough to get any hot water at all.😞
Namhea, us2 night trip with friends
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Very nice historical hotel in a great location in the middle of downtown Charleston. Bathroom very small - the closet is bigger. Nice seating area so you don't have to sit on the beds. Nice discount for parking garage. Enjoyed my stay
patricia, us3 night trip with friends
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Very Good8.0
The hotel was in an excellent location and the rooms were very comfortable. The weekend was a very busy one in Charleston so the service was not great. We could not get into the room until late on the day of arrival and our checked bags took a while to get delivered to our room.
Daniel, us2 night trip
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Rude Front Desk Manager
A week or so prior to my arrival date I requested an early check-in. When I got to the hotel they expressed none of the rooms have been turned yet. I showed up 15 minutes before my requested early check-in so I asked for a time frame. We had a wedding to attend, I wanted to make sure I had enough time to get ready. The staff then express they could not give me a time frame. I then asked that check-in is at 4 pm so I will at least have a room by then. I was told no, just because check-in starts are 4 pm does not guarantee you a room. I was willing to wait as long as I had a room at 4 but with a wedding to attend I didn't want to leave it up to chance. I asked the lady if there was anything she could do to help. She goes to speak with her manager and comes back a few minutes later and says they have worked it out and I can check-in. This should have been the end of it. Well, the manager decided to walk up (still chewing her lunch) and told me "Just so you know, we had to take this reserved room from another guest. So we will have to just upgrade them or something. We will just have to work it out, just for you". Pros: hotel was clean, convenient, room service was delicious Cons: rude front desk manager I was looking forward to staying in this hotel but the manager left me feeling like an inconvenience, unwanted, and an expendable guest. This was my first, and last, time I'll be staying at this hotel.
Haley, us1 night trip

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