Francis Marion Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Stately and elegant hotel in the center of downtown, within blocks of shops and restaurants
  • Marion Square hosts the Charleston Farmers Market and is just across the street
  • Within walking distance of great restaurants, including James Beard Award winners
  • The Telegraph calls it "the grande dame of historic Charleston hotels" 

"Great customer service, great buffet breakfast provided. Comfortable room"
Jul 15, 2019 - Jarrettsville, MD, USA
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Towering over King Street for nearly a century, the Francis Marion Hotel is considered one of the charming city’s grand dames. Much like its historic surroundings, the downtown property reflects the ambiance of the 1920s with grand pillars and stately chandeliers. 

Cornflower blue rooms and suites are decorated in historic Charleston style with two-poster beds, custom tapestries and granite-topped wood furnishings. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, while deluxe rooms feature seating areas, and suites have separate living rooms with sofa beds. Lower floors may be subject to street noise, so for quieter stays -- and the best views -- request a higher floor looking out at King Street or the harbor.

Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and, for additional costs, can book treatments at the full-service Adagio Day Spa. Bearing the nickname of the revolutionary war hero himself, Francis Marion, the on-site "Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar" serves  upscale classic Southern cuisine. Guests can also find James Beard Award-winning restaurants, Husk and FIG within a mile of the hotel.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Please note: When booking the Traditional Room, the bed type will be assigned upon check in. If you would like to request a certain bed type, please enter that in the "Special Request" field upon check out. 

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Roll-away beds available on request, free of charge and in Deluxe Rooms only.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$25 plus tax per day.

Self-Parking for $20.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(111 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston (SC) (part of Historic Hotels of America) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great customer service, great buffet breakfast provided. Comfortable room
John Jul 15, 2019 Jarrettsville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
it was great
Other Comments
You have a great hotel and location
Sheila Jul 12, 2019 Mooresville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. The staff was the best. The only problem I had was with the Wifi. If I had been there on business it would have been a problem. VERY SLOW!
Other Comments
Miss Carolyn from housekeeping on floor 7 was OUTSTANDING. The manager of the Swamp Fox as great. After the first day, it was like I was family.
Jane Jul 12, 2019 College Park, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location close to College of Charleston, shops, and restaurants. The Swamp Fox restaurant is amazing!!
Debbie Jul 10, 2019 Mount Holly, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
No toiletries or enough towels in the room
Hilary Jul 09, 2019 Marvin, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, best deal through Travelzoo, great breakfast and drinks to finish day with the deal
Other Comments
Outstanding location next to Marion Park for Farmer’s Market, kids play area, and right on King Street to walk to the best stores and food
Ronak Jul 09, 2019 Greer, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel and locatin. A fabulos breakfast buffet and drinks were also included. T was perfect for us
Janice Jul 05, 2019 Salem, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was superb. We spent bday / Anniversary there they made it a celebration added strawberries and wine in our room. Staff was all so pleasant. Just perfect
Adolfo Jul 04, 2019 Bluffton, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the location, walkable to everything we wanted to do, fabulous breakfast, really nice beds. The bathroom wa extremely tiny with no counter space.
Other Comments
Positives, Breakfast was excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable. Negatives, Traffic noise could be heard even on the fifth floor, tiny bathroom with low lighting.
Susan Jul 03, 2019 Orlando, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was great, especially Rachel who helped us with an issue. Rooms are quaint and bathrooms are small, with very few outlets. Elevators are ssslllooowww.
Matthew Jul 02, 2019 West Union, SC, USA

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