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The Francis Marion Hotel

4-star4 stars
387 King St, Charleston, SC, 29403-6404, United States of America

4-star hotel with spa, near Marion Square
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
More comfort would be nice
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The Francis Marion Hotel

from £184
  • Standard Room (Run of House)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)
  • Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbour View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbour View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbour View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbour View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around The Francis Marion Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Marion Square (2-minute walk)
  • College of Charleston (2-minute walk)
  • Charleston Music Hall (3-minute walk)
  • Charleston Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Music Farm (3-minute walk)
  • Charleston City Market (8-minute walk)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (9-minute walk)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (9-minute walk)
  • Waterfront Park (12-minute walk)
  • USS Yorktown (27-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Charleston Station 17-min drive
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About The Francis Marion Hotel

Historic Art Deco hotel in downtown Charleston

Surrounded by history

The Francis Marion Hotel puts you among the well-preserved buildings of Charleston’s historic downtown district, across the street from Marion Square. You can reach Charleston Harbor by foot in 15 minutes.

Shop like a king

You'll be a block north from the start of the King Street shopping district and its bevy of boutique shops, antique stores, and restaurants. You'll also be 7 blocks from the South Carolina Aquarium and its collection of fascinating land and sea creatures.

Take a spa day

The hotel’s Spa Adagio offers massages, facials, mud wraps, and more than 30 other relaxing treatments. Once you’re refreshed, you can dig into a plate of award-winning shrimp and grits and other Southern delights at The Swamp Fox Restaurant or workout at the fitness center.

Comfy beds

The hotel’s sleek, elegantly designed guestrooms feature pillowtop mattresses and marble bathrooms. All guestrooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 235 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 19000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1765
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1924
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


SPA ADAGIO has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Swamp Fox Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in southern cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

The Francis Marion Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
  • Francis Marion Hotel
  • Francis Marion Charleston
  • Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
  • Hotel Francis Marion
  • Marion Francis Hotel


Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 20 per day with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 25 per day with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 1,040 reviews

The Francis Marion Hotel
Great hotel, friendly staff and fantastic location.
Richard, gbRomance trip
The Francis Marion Hotel
Excellent location, with friendly, helpful, efficient staff. I had a 10th floor room with excellent views, well appointed, great bed. If I wanted to be really critical, the bathroom was small but what the heck, It's a historic hotel with a history and I only need to get washed etc, I don't spend my whole time in the bathroom, so it was adequate. The street level dining room provided a great breakfast and enjoyable good choice dinners. Have a visit you'll have a great time.
Tom, gb3 night romance trip
The Francis Marion Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great hotel, excellent locatin, pricey parking
This is an amazing hotel in a great location. There are all the free trolley buses with 2 minutes walk which are a great way to get around. There is a Starbucks as well built in for your coffee fix. My only slight complaint is the parking fees which are $17 a night or $22 if you want valet so remember to factor these costs in.
, gb2 night family trip
The Francis Marion Hotel
Excellent Hotel for short city stay
Excellent Hotel providing good customer service located next to historic downtown attractions
, gb3 night romance trip
The Francis Marion Hotel
Stay in Charleston
This is a historic building. We arrived early and were greeted by very friendly receptionist who were very pleased to be of assistance. We were advised that we have been upgraded to a suite which we found to be very comfortable. The Concierge was very helpful in advising on Charleston and arranged trips to Fort Sumter and bus tour of the town. These were very pleasant and informative. Overall we can only say that our stay was for a few days longer than the time spent in Charleston
Azra Ramsay, gb2 night family trip

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