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The Francis Marion Hotel

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Overview of The Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with spa, near College of Charleston

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,426 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is $269
Price available on 4/16/2023
387 King St, Charleston, SC, 29403-6404
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
For families
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • College of Charleston - 1 min walk
  • Charleston City Market - 10 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min walk
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 1 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 1 min drive
  • Waterfront Park - 5 min drive
  • The Citadel - 8 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 12 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 12 min drive
  • Riverfront Park - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 20 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 16 min drive


  • Burn's Alley Neighborhood Bar - 2 min walk
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Citrus Club - 6 min walk
  • The Bangkok Lounge - 2 min walk
  • Chucktown Brewery - 5 min walk

About this property

The Francis Marion Hotel

At The Francis Marion Hotel, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Charleston City Market. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and southern cuisine is served at The Swamp Fox Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 235 rooms
  • Arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (19000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1924
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Recycling

Special features


The Spa of Charleston 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. The spa is open daily.


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

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 7–20 per person
  • Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night


  • Self parking costs USD 20 per day with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking costs USD 28 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


<p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Francis Marion Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Francis Marion Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Francis Marion Hotel?
As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Francis Marion Hotel on Apr 16, 2023 start from $269, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Francis Marion Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Francis Marion Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 20 per day. Valet parking costs USD 28 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Francis Marion Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Francis Marion Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and sailing, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a fitness center and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near The Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, The Swamp Fox Restaurant offers southern cuisine.
What's the area around The Francis Marion Hotel like?
The Francis Marion Hotel is in Charleston Historic District, a short 19-minute walk from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and 10 minutes' walk from Charleston City Market. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel
Beautiful hotel in the heart of Charleston. Close to shopping and college
Debbie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Melanie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overall great stay!
Extremely clean and excellent service! The furniture throughout could use a refresh! Overall great stay in a great location:)
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Truly Wonderful Hotel
Very good for cleanliness, location, and staff. Restuarant is top notch for food and service. Bed was extremely comfortable and not high as some are. Right downtown and steps to the shuttle. All staff I dealt with were very friendly and helpful!! Loved it.
Sharon, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great time.
Maureen, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

I was staying in room 806 and could hear every cough and sniffle coming from the adjoining room. When the cleaning staff made up the rooms each afternoon, it sounded like a herd of freshmen frat boys were moving into the dorms on the first day of school. Crashes and bangs and booms coming from the hallway and the adjoining room for HOURS. It sounded like they were kicking the wall of my room. The walkie talkies the cleaning staff used were so loud that I could hear every word coming from the hallway and adjoining room. I was traveling for businesses and the person on my video meeting was concerned and asked what was going on. I called the front desk and explained the situation. It did not help. The same thing happened the following afternoon when the cleaning staff were working. If you value a peaceful and quiet atmosphere I would not recommend this hotel.
allison, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our three day stay! As a bonus, the hotel was celebrating their 99th year anniversary with champagne and treats in the lobby. Also we met and chatted with the president/owner Steve Topps!
Cynthia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location , easy to walk around and felt like old Charleston!
Tracy, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 2-night family trip
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