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 seasonal Charleston Farmers Market, which is held just across the street
  • Within walking distance of great restaurants, including James Beard Award winners
  • Stay with confidence — read more about the hotel's enhanced safety and cleaning procedures

"Breakfast at the hotel was a highlight. The shrimp skillet and seafood omelette were delicious. Our breakfast coupon even included gratuity."
25 Nov, 2021 - Fayetteville, GA, 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. It's also centrally-located downtown and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. 

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 room looking out at King Street or the harbor.

Guests can reserve a time slot to visit the 24-hour fitness center and, for additional costs, can book treatments at the full-service Adagio Day Spa (by appointment only). Bearing the nickname of the revolutionary war hero himself, Francis Marion, the 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
  • Pet-friendly
  • 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.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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

Pets: A Non-refundable cleaning fee of US$50 plus tax, per night will be charged upon arrival.
Maximum weight: 10 kg.

Dogs only. A maximum of one dog per guestroom is permitted. 

Fees: Valet service fee: US$28 plus tax per day.
Car park fee: US$20 per day.

Valet parking includes in and out privileges.
The car park is available at the nearby City Garage and includes in and out privileges.

Additional details: Please note that this property may have limited services and amenities due to social distancing guidelines, until further notice.

  • Buffet breakfast is not available, guests may order off the menu
  • Stay-over housekeeping service is not available. Towels, tissues, etc. can be asked for at the front desk or delivered to guest rooms.
  • Elevator use is limited to one person at a time with the exception of families
  • Please register for Fitness Center usage. Center is limited to 3 guests at a time & will be periodically closed throughout the day for deep cleaning
  • Reduced seating in Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar and Banquet meeting space
  • Limited restaurant hours and days for cleaning purposes
  • Spa Adagio is by appointment only
  • Masks are required in all public areas (lobby, restaurant, etc.). Masks and gloves are available for guests
  • Please check the hotel's website prior to arrival, for additional closure information: 
The health & safety of our guests and colleagues is our top priority. For more information please visit:

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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(255 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston (SC) (part of Historic Hotels of America) over the past 34 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
Breakfast at the hotel was a highlight. The shrimp skillet and seafood omelette were delicious. Our breakfast coupon even included gratuity.
Ann 25 Nov, 2021 Fayetteville, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I'm not a hotel fan generally but this was a great deal. It's a nice hotel. Very classy lobby. The room was well kept and comfortable. It was the smallest bathroom I have ever seen in a hotel but that wasn't a big deal unless you are a large person.
Other Comments
If you aren't planning to use your car once you arrive, you are better off parking at a garage on your own for $18/day versus $20 charged by the hotel. The hotel pass does allow in and out privileges, which we didn't use. We walked everywhere. And there is a free city bus that stops across the street.
Tracey 19 Nov, 2021 Hendersonville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
My sister and I took a 4 day trip with the Travelzoo deal. Everything about it was 5 star. The best food, the most friendly helpful wonderful people.
Other Comments
Susie checked us in and could not have been nicer. Silvi was our waitress at Swampfox restaurant. She was a breath of fresh air.
Kathleen 19 Nov, 2021 Waukegan, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a nice overnight on our way North. Beautiful,clean room. Bathroom very small.
Evelyn 19 Nov, 2021 Barnegat, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy check in ,friendly staff, good breakfast at the restaurant and restful sleep The location was perfect for getting around the downtown area for restaurants,shops and sightseeing
Dianne 18 Nov, 2021 Concord, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel was beautiful!!
Other Comments
Everything was wonderful. Just wished the bathroom had been a little bigger.
Barbara 18 Nov, 2021 Lula, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We took our dog for a few days and it is a Great place to stay with a pet. There’s a park right across the street and plenty of pet friendly restaurants. The bed was also very comfortable and breakfast was excellent!!
Susan 15 Sep, 2021 Columbia, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a very enjoyable visit. The room was nice (closet was a bit small) and having a small refrigerator with a couple bottles of water was a bonus. Staff was friendly and the Swamp Fox restaurant for breakfast was outstanding.
Deborah 17 Nov, 2021 Glens FallsQueensbury, NY, USA
Other Comments
Rom 928 Needs a dramatic facelift on bathroom
Bernard 16 Nov, 2021 Indian Land, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great value and wonderful hospitality at this hotel!
Sheila 11 Sep, 2021 Pulaski, TN, USA

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