Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403  show map
 4 stars
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Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 17 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Overview

Francis Marion Hotel is a 4-star property offering a tennis court and a golf course in the middle of Charleston. Offering accommodation in a 12-story urban building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008.

Due to a magnificent location of Francis Marion Hotel, guests have direct access to The Citadel Museum, which is 2.3 km away. Such tourist places as a museum, a college and a citadel are fairly close by.

Francis Marion Hotel offers a spectacular view to its guests.

Francis Marion Hotel can be reached in a 25-minute drive from Charleston, AFB Municipal airport.

Rooms

The hotel's 232 tasteful rooms come with free wireless internet, heating, a private safe, TV with satellite channels and a writing table as well as marble bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries. Some rooms have the harbor view. They are outfitted with antique decor.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The exceptional restaurant serves fresh local dishes. Guests are invited to the Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar to unwind with a drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Starbucks and Mama Kim's are about 50 meters from the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

This elegant hotel benefits from a baggage storage, a convenience store and a car park along with a business centre, a meeting room and an exhibition space.

Relax

Guests can unwind using a spa lounge and a health club available on site. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness centre to ensure active guests' pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 17 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   232.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403

Get directions
City Center
  • Charleston
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Charleston, AFB Municipal (CHS)
    15.9 km
  • Hilton Head (HHH)
    94.9 km
Train Stations
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    5.3 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    20 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    232

Rooms and availability

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Spacious Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This spacious room features a seating area, flat-screen cable TV, and an en suite with marble and granite accents.A desk and small seating area are also provided.

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Spacious Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This spacious room features a seating area, flat-screen cable TV, and an en suite with marble and granite accents.A desk and small seating area are also provided.

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room Traditional Room
Tradition Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Heating
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Top floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Traditional Room - flat screen television, ironing facilities, heating, hair dryer, shower, desk, telephone, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, toiletries

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Living room
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

An en suite with marble and granite accents, flat-screen cable TV, and ironing facilities are included in this air-conditioned room. A desk and small seating area are also provided.

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Tradition Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

An en suite with marble and granite accents, flat-screen cable TV, and ironing facilities are included in this air-conditioned room. A desk and small seating area are also provided.

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Master One-Bedroom Corner Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This corner suite features a European-style master bedroom, separate seating area, and a sofa bed. A view of Charleston rooftops and an en suite also with marble and granite accents are also included.

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Heating
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe Room - flat screen television, ironing facilities, heating, hair dryer, shower, desk, satellite/cable TV, telephone, seating area, air conditioning, toiletries

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Bedding:Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room - Port View

Francis Marion Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Charleston Walks200 m
  • Dash Trolley200 m
  • Joseph Manigault House300 m
  • Fort Sumter Tours700 m
  • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company700 m

Convention centers

  • Peninsula Grill700 m

Sport related

  • Gaillard Center700 m

Shopping areas

  • Charleston Museum300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Aiken Rhett House500 m
  • Morris Island Lighthouse600 m

Museums

  • American Military Museum300 m
  • Charleston Ballet School400 m
  • Best Friend Museum400 m
  • Children s Museum of the Lowcountry400 m
  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum500 m
  • South Carolina Maritime600 m
  • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn600 m
  • Confederate Museum700 m
  • The Confederate Museum700 m

Parks

  • Marion Square100 m
  • Wragg Square300 m
  • Charleston Historic District400 m
  • Wraggs Mall500 m

Halls

  • Charleston Music Hall300 m
  • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium500 m
  • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall500 m

Universities, Institutes

  • College of Charleston200 m

Theaters

  • Charleston Garden Theatre100 m
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra300 m

College Campuses

  • Charleston School of Law500 m

Local attractions

  • The Calhoun Mansion1.7 km
    16 Meeting St
  • Battery & White Point Gardens2.0 km
    East Battery & Murray Blvd.
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park 2.3 km
    360 Fishburne St
  • Edmondston-Alston House 1.8 km
    21 E Battery St
  • Charleston RIverdogs2.3 km
    360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

Near the hotel

  • Marion Square100 m
    Charleston, SC
  • Charleston Music Hall270 m
    37 John Street, Charleston
  • Children\'s Museum of the Lowcountry330 m
    25 Ann St
  • Charleston Museum390 m
    360 Meeting St
  • College of Charleston280 m
    66 George St
  • Joseph Manigault House 320 m
    350 Meeting St
  • Charleston Visitor Center360 m
    375 Meeting St

Restaurants nearby

  • Swamp Fox Restaurant20 m

    Address: 387 King St
    Phone: 843-724-8888

    65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: ZAR 347 - ZAR 371

  • Moe's Southwest Grill70 m

    Address: 381 King St
    Phone: 843-577-7727

    63% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine90 m

    Address: 375 King Street
    Phone: (843) 720-8816

    70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

  • Starbucks20 m

    Address: 387 King Street
    Phone: (843) 720-5385

    74% likes this, based on 13 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Virginia's on King150 m

    Address: 412 King Street
    Phone: 843.735.5800

    71% likes this, based on 423 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    232
Cities nearby
  • Ladson hotels - 29 km
  • Summerville hotels - 35 km
  • Goose Creek hotels - 25 km
  • Isle of Palms hotels - 17 km
  • Moncks Corner hotels - 47 km
  • Folly Beach hotels - 14 km
  • Kiawah Island hotels - 24 km
  • Mount Pleasant hotels - 7 km
  • North Charleston hotels - 10 km
  • Edisto Beach hotels - 50 km

Francis Marion Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Francis Marion Hotel

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 88 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0
Rooms
8.0
Value
6.0
Service
7.5

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    This is an Historic Hotel I liked the Retro feel but it was expensive and I wished now with hindsight that I had gambled on a similar quality Hotel using Hotwire or similar - Hindsight not Foresight

    The room was small and the Bathroom very small although there was a tub which you could relax in

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    the staff were very helpful with a concierge service that enhanced our stay by herr knowkedge of the area.

    the piped music in reception was a bore as it did not change the whole time we were there

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    everyone was polite and courteous, very professional. we felt safe.we were given the VIP treatment

    If we had not opted for the valet parking I think athe public parking opation would have been a little inconvenient for two females

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The Swamp fox restaurant had a super breakfast.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The location is good and central.

    The room was very dirty. There were even things lying under the bed such as a medicine pill ( we were travelling with a four year old child so this was not only discusting but also quite dangerous). Service was rather unfriendly. Not a good family place to stay.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Location

    No room when arriving or departing to unload and load car

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Great locality for shopping and restaurants. The rooms were nice and the beds were amazing - very comfortable.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Bed was excellent!

    We were not crazy about homeless close to hotel, but we realize that there isn't anything hotel could do to change this.

  • Group of friends
    3.8

    Rip Off

    two room suite for 4 adults consisted of one bed and a couch which .... too terible to finish!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The hotel is right on King Street right across from Marion Square; King Street, location of the best shops and good dining. The Francis Marion was within walking distance to all the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto venues. Great Sunday buffet with made to order omelets, etc. and a cozy bar. The decor of the hotel had beautiful southern style and a sort of "Gentleman's Club" richness.

    I liked everything!

  • Single
    6.4

    the location

    This hotel was not worth the money. The location was great, but I have staid in other $300 per night hotels that were nicer. $35 for a 15 min. van ride from the train station was rediculous. There was no place to sit outside. The air conditioner was noisy.

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    the history of the Francis Marion was missing. There never was anyone in the lobby to greet you or show enthusiazian about the property. We have stayed at many landmark hotels and were always enthused with the history. The rooms are terribly small and the bathroom was smaller than my dogs house at home. Can't expect us to leave our beautiful homes and queeze into a midget bathroom.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Location.

    No pool. Shabby fitness room. Bar/lounge lacked ambience. It is more of a functional convention venue, than an upscale family hotel.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Front desk and room service staff were swift, friendly and helpful. The location was ideal, walking distance from shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

    The suite was in need of renovation. The bathrooms were very small and the brass on the towel racks was peeling. The maids were not especially thorough and the overall appearance was a little shabby. Even the lobby decor seemed a little tired.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Location is good for walking to varioua areas in Charleston

    Furnishings in penthouse were poor

How to reach hotel

hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403

Get directions
City Center
  • Charleston
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Charleston, AFB Municipal (CHS)
    15.9 km
  • Hilton Head (HHH)
    94.9 km
Train Stations
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    5.3 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    20 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    232