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Francis Marion Hotel

Anne Reardon
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Why We Love It

  • Once the largest hotel in the Carolinas and still the tallest hotel in Charleston's Historic District
  • Top floor rooms facing King Street offer great views
  • Flavorful low-country cuisine served at the Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar
  • The historic hotel's central location is within walking distance of great restaurants, like James Beard Award winners FIG and Husk

"Location, location, location is the main draw of this historic hotel" -- Travel + Leisure
95%
Enjoyed This
(61 Member Ratings)
"Absolutely best location ever! Right in the heart of downtown right across from Marion Square. Walking distance to everything - shopping, restaurants, aquarium, etc."
Tia
Aug 31, 2017
Alexandria, VA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is 11 miles from Charleston International Airport and guests can expect to pay approximately $30 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Towering over King Street for nearly a century, the Francis Marion Hotel is the tallest hotel in Charleston and considered one of the charming city’s grand dames. Much like its historic surroundings, the downtown property reflects the ambiance of the 1920s while providing contemporary amenities required by modern guests.

Cornflower blue rooms and suites are decorated in historic Charleston style with two-poster beds, ornate gold mirrors, custom tapestries and granite-topped wood furnishings. All lodgings include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen televisions, while deluxe rooms feature seating areas and suites have separate living rooms with sofabeds. 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.

The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar delights guests with Southern delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner while its adjoining bar offers cocktails and live jazz piano music. Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and, for additional costs, can book treatments at the full-service Adagio Day Spa. There are two grand ballrooms within the property, making it a popular venue for weddings.

The hotel is across the street from Marion Square, home to the Charleston Farmers Market and within a 15-minute walk of the College of Charleston, Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston City Market. 

From the press:
  • "Classic, historic property that embraces Charleston's Old South charms" -- Oyster.com
  • "Right on the doorstep of the historic district and French Quarter" -- Frommer's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 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

Internet

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

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Pack-n-play available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 3. Roll-away beds available on request, free of charge and in Deluxe Rooms only. Extra person charge is $10 (subject to tax), per person, per night.Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $22.00 (subject to tax), per day or Self-Parking for $17.00 (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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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95%
Enjoyed This
(61 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.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Absolutely best location ever! Right in the heart of downtown right across from Marion Square. Walking distance to everything - shopping, restaurants, aquarium, etc.
Other Comments
Bathroom was VERY cozy. No spare space there but the sleeping area made up for it.
Tia Aug 31, 2017 Alexandria, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Many things! the hotel was beautiful! Staff nice from the very beginning. They made my stay exceptional! The staff even gave me a wonderful birthday surprise. Location was superb! I could walk everywhere and not move my car. Area was beautiful! Dinner at the "Swamp" restaurant was delicious! I had a great time!
Teraseta Aug 24, 2017 Gastonia, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff
Other Comments
Room was lovely
Robert Aug 05, 2017 Naples, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The accommodations were excellent, the staff was very helpful and friendly and the restaurant was very nice.
Edward Jul 17, 2017 Fort Myers, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The attentive service
Other Comments
The hotel is in a perfect location to be able to easily navigate the city of Charleston.
Diana Aug 19, 2017 Woodridge, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great customer servixe
Mary Jul 16, 2017 Whiteville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location and view.
William Jul 12, 2017 Winterville, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location
kate Jul 08, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
Other Comments
The reviews for this hotel,from several different reputable sources, were so bad that we canceled and booked elsewhere. I'm surprised Travel Zoo suggested this place.
James Jul 09, 2017 Jackson, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, close to the shopping district and within walking distance of everything else. Breakfast was tasty each morning and I loved that there was a Starbucks attached to the hotel. Overall, I enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back.
Holly Jul 13, 2017 Sharpsburg, GA, United States

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