$159-$189—Historic Charleston hotel during winter, 60% off

Francis Marion Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Charleston currently wears the crown as the best small city in the U.S. according to Condé Nast Traveler's 2023 Readers' Choice Awards. Situated within the heart of the city is this 1920s landmark hotel that recent guests can't seem to get enough of. In fact, they gave the Francis Marion a near perfect score thanks to its exceptional service, delicious breakfast buffet and convenient location (walking distance to many nearby sights).

This fall and winter, you can book this member-exclusive offer and save up to 60%, including $90 in extras.

What's Included

  • Stay in a Deluxe King or Two Double Room, most dates through Feb. 27
    • $159-$189 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $259-$279 per night ... Fridays-Saturdays
  • Travelzoo member perks:
    • Daily breakfast buffet for two ($34 value)
    • A welcome bottle of wine and chocolate truffles ($46 value, per stay)
    • A $25 spa credit for any 60-minute or longer appointment (per person, per stay)

What You Need to Know

  • Note: Daily breakfast is for 2 guests only, regardless of number of occupants in the room; to purchase breakfast for additional occupants, please contact the hotel directly
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made prior to 4 p.m. local time, 48 hours before arrival
  • Price based on up to 2 guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests 
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • No resort fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Self-parking is $20 per day; and valet parking is $32 plus tax, per day through December; the valet fee will increase to $38 plus tax, per night starting January; self-parking is available at the nearby City Garage, and the price will increase to $30 per day starting January
  • Not pet-friendly; service animals only
  • For more details, see Policies and Amenities sections

"Staff, hotel, restaurant, ambiance were all perfect! The location was just right for walking. Absolutely loved it!"
Sep 15, 2023 - Overland Park, KS, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Bearing the nickname of the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar serves upscale classic Southern cuisine
  • You can unwind at the on-site spa that offers facials, massages and eyelash extensions; it's open daily from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (appointment required)
  • Across the street from the hotel, you can check out the Holiday Market Dec. 2-16 (on Saturdays and Sundays); or keep an eye on the park's schedule for outdoor concerts and art exhibits 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 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 Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


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


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

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 bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: Valet service fee: $32 plus tax per day.
Self-parking fee: $20 per day.
Parking fees include in-and-out privileges.

Valet service fee will increase to $38 USD per night starting January 1, 2024.

Self-parking is available at the nearby City Garage and will increase to $30 USD per night starting January 1, 2024.

The Hospitality Destination Fee of $2.16 USD per night is optional and listed on the checkout page. Please inform the hotel upon checkout if you wish to opt out.

Additional details: Daily breakfast is for two guests only, regardless of number of occupants in the room. To purchase breakfast for additional occupants, please contact the hotel directly.

The Francis Marion Hotel has taken proactive steps to ensure the safety and health of all guests and staff members. For more information please visit:

Up to 60% off

$159 / night


When You Can Go

Sundays-Thursdays through Feb. 27; weekends also on sale

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.

Enjoyed This
(235 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
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Only issues we had were that the room was missing a shower curtain and they failed to tell us that the spa needed sap certificate to get credit
Larry Nov 22, 2023 Escondido, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Swamp Fox restaurant had nice buffet.
Other Comments
Very old dated room, needs refurbishing. Bathroom barely big enough to turn around in. Mold around tub. Travelzoo should look at rooms before recommending to customers- does not fit description given on travel deal we got. Paid $189 a night- very overpriced- maybe $80 a night would suit.
Andrea Nov 18, 2023 Boca Raton, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everyone is so friendly and it’s located near the town and cruise port. Has southern charm
jean Sep 16, 2023 Hazlet, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, helpful staff and prompt service - great experience! Hotel is conveniently located to most everything. Would definitely stay at Francis Marion again.
Tricia Sep 15, 2023 High Point, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
This hotel is in a good location. The building and lobby are charming. Staff and valet were helpful. We were first given a room on 4/F at check-in. It was a dark room that looked out right to the roof top of next building. We then requested to change to another room and were given one at higher floor (6/F) that has a more open view. Perhaps this is an old building, at night we could hear the voice of the gentleman in the room next to us. One highlight is a server at the Swamp Fox restaurant named Sylvie. She is super nice and made our breakfast experience very enjoyable.
Other Comments
The breakfast at the Swamp Fox restaurant was good and had plenty of choices. They met my husband's special requests. We also appreciate Sylvie's attentive services and her personality. She served us on the first morning's breakfast of our stay. When she was not there on the second morning as it was her day off, the service was fine but could not be compared.
Crystal Sep 18, 2023 Coral Gables, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff, hotel, restaurant, ambiance were all perfect! The location was just right for walking. Absolutely loved it!
Patty Sep 15, 2023 Overland Park, KS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic hotel Great location - walkable & free DASH bus stop right outside Delicious buffet breakfast Friendly, helpful staff Comfortable bed Afternoon cookies Guest computer in lobby for printing boarding passes
Other Comments
Would have been nice to have an umbrella in the room
Linda Sep 15, 2023 Richfield, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
You need to paint the ceiling in the bathroom rm 212
Edward Sep 15, 2023 Saint simons island, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the location of the hotel. The staff was very friendly and polite.
Cynthia Sep 14, 2023 Apex, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our stay at the Francis Marion Hotel was such a wonderful experience all around! But what really stood out, was the caring, friendly, helpful and professional service of all employees we came in contact with. It was a GREAT experience!
Terry Sep 15, 2023 Beaufort, SC, USA

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