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Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC, US (CHS)

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$198 $159
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Starting from:
$429 $399
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Based on 2362 reviews
Come and experience the history and culture of The South at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston where a ``Grand Hotel`` experience will make your v
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Traditional Room - Francis Marion Hotel - 1

Traditional Room

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$198 $159
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Your traditional room has one queen bed or two double beds. European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows offer a wonderful night's sleep. These rooms are approximately 250 square feet and your view may be of Marion Square, church spires, Charleston Harbor, or the city skyline. Each room has a desk with lamp and chair, flat-panel HDTV in armoire with cable, premium channels, and pay movies. Complimentary wireless Internet access, marble bathroom, pedestal sink, and brass fixtures complete this nonsmoking room.
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Deluxe Room - Francis Marion Hotel - 2

Deluxe Room

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$248 $199
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Your Deluxe Room has one king bed or two double beds. European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows offer a wonderful night's sleep. This room is approximately 350 square feet and your view may be of Marion Square, church spires, Charleston Harbor, or the city skyline. Each room has a desk with lamp and chair, flat-panel HDTV in armoire withcable, premium channels, and pay movies. Complimentary wireless Internet access, marble bathroom, pedestal sink, and brass fixtures complete this nonsmoking room.
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Francis Marion Suite - Francis Marion Hotel - 3

Francis Marion Suite

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$336 $269
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Your Francis Marion Suite has one king bed and one sleeper sofa. European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows offer a wonderful night's sleep. Suites have a separate living room with a pullout sofa, City and Charleston’s rooftops view. Suites also have complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-panel HDTV with premium channels and pay movies and a dual line phone.
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Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street, Charleston, SC US 29403

Historic Location
When The Francis Marion was built in 1924, it was the largest hotel in the Carolinas - the Charleston Renaissance was in full bloom and the Francis Marion was the place to be. Meticulously restored, The Francis Marion now combines 1920`s style and grace with 21st-century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square. Amenities include complete spa services, the Swamp Fox Restaurant, a workout facility, piano music in the lounge and gourmet coffee from Starbucks. As the only high-rise hotel in the historic district, the hotel offers spectacular views of Charleston`s church steeples, antebellum mansions and famous harbor.

More To See and Do

  • Charleston Museum
  • Children`s Museum of the Lowcountry
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Aiken-Rhett House
  • Charleston Waterfront Park

Charming Ambiance
The Francis Marion Hotel, located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas when it opened in 1924. Named for General Francis Marion, the ``Swamp Fox`` of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston re-opened in 1996 after a $12 million National Trust award-winning restoration, and is once again ``Charleston`s Grand Hotel``. Come and enjoy a wonderful night's sleep surrounded by heavenly, European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows. Our guest rooms also feature original style marble bathrooms with pedestal sinks, brass fixtures, and Gilchrist and Soomes Spa bath products. The Francis Marion Hotel has just built a new Conference Center Facility which makes it easy for you to enjoy business and pleasure while staying at ``Charleston`s Grand Hotel``. The new conference facility features 7,000 square feet of total conference space, including a 4,500 square ft elegant ballroom overlooking Marion Square. The Francis Marion Hotel also provides all the traditional services one expects from a grand hotel: a doorman and bell service, concierge, valet parking, room service, wireless internet services, business center, newsstand and gift shop and a well equipped fitness center.

Plush Amenities

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet access
  • The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar
  • Spa Adagio Day Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Room Service available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry service
  • Gift Shop
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • AAA Approved
  • Banquet Facility (+)
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop (+)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Full Breakfast (+)
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Ice Machine
  • Interior Corridors
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • On-Site Check In
  • Parking (Fee) (+)
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Shopping (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Vending Machines (+)
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2362 reviews
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The staff are wonderfully helpful and accommodating. The hotel's location is hard to beat: right off a beautiful historic park and on the main shopping thoroughfare through the city - King Street. It is also one of the tallest buildings around, so you can always find your way back. The lobby is an elegant pre-war reception area that has the wonderful feeling of old-world Charleston. Free WiFi is a nice plus. Only gripe is that the rooms would be kept with the same attention and flair as the be... Read more
from Miramar Beach, Florida
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Hotel is perfect location to everything in Charleston. You can walk everywhere or catch the free trolley. Rooms are beautiful. Great onsite restaurant. Top notch staff who know the area and can give a locals view on where to go and what to do.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 24-05-2016
I stayed for just one night May 2016 and was very impressed from check-in to check-out. I pulled up after 10pm in the valet lane in front of the Hotel and ran inside to check-in and get information on where to park. The young woman at the front desk was very friendly, professional and personable. I knew from that interaction that the hotel would compliment her attitude. The lobby looks presidential to say the least. Parking is next door in a garage about a third second walk from the lobby. Easy.... Read more
from STALEY,NC
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Came here twice two Christmas's in a row. Got both times for around $110 a night through priceline. Picked the prepicked price for 4 star at got this hotel. It is so gorgeous and a full size starbucks in the lobby. Love the couches and chairs in the lobby for lounging and sitting with a glass of wine. beautifully decorated for the holidays. When U star here, turn left and go about 10 doors down and have a drink at he Cocktail club, and get the bacon infused popcorn, yum yum. The restaurant on pr... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Me and my wife stopped here for 2 nights on our road trip of the Deep South and the hotel was clean and beautiful looking. The staff were great people and super friendly, especially Vinnie the doorman (and sorry but I can't remember the other guys name) who recommended some great places to eat. We had our room upgraded due to us having to wait a little whilst another couple were being seen to which was great. Then once we had settled into the room, we had a knock on the door to find we had bee... Read more
from Endwell, New York
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Definitely recommend this hotel. Perfect location. Clean and well decorated rooms. Staff were friendly and very helpful. The hotel was updated, but still maintains it's old school charm. Coffee/Tea in the lobby was a nice touch.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 04-06-2016
This hotel is very conveniently located and has a lovely, spacious lobby. The rooms are nicely decorated but be aware that the bathrooms (at least in the 3 rooms my friends and I occupied) were tiny. It would have been nice to have a small refrigerator in the room - an amenity that most hotels have. Staff was polite and friendly.
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We stayed at this hotel for a conference at a "special rate" of $210/night. Note, self parking in the structure next to the hotel is $17/day. The outside of the building looks like a simple brick square. Inside, the lobby has the "old opulence" of the southern charm. However this is not a large lobby, so don't expect the shock and awe of say. . .the Charleston place hotel lobby. The lobby area looks like there might be a bar there, but we were there in the summer during Spoleto and the bar ... Read more
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Staff was very helpful and attentive. Doors were always opened for us. Concierge was helpful and had good suggestions. Hotel is beautiful. Great location for good food and Ft Sumter tour access. We were going to self park but our Tahoe with Yakima carrier wouldn't fit into the garage. Staff graciously valet parked it for self parking price. We saw it parked in an alley parking space the next morning with service vehicles. We asked for a room with 2 beds. They were 2 FULL beds. Very small. And th... Read more
from Darien, Connecticut
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We spent a weekend at the hotel as part of a wedding. The hotel is in a fabulous central location near shops, restaurants and the historic district. This is an older hotel that has been somewhat updated. Our room was clean and generously sized but the bathroom was rather old - one small sink area and an older style tub/shower. No refrigerator in the room at all. The linens were good quality; the bathroom toiletries were minimal. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful and the restaurant... Read more
from Woodstock
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Great location with super nice staff! Swamp Fox restaurant was very nice in a town filled with great places to eat. We would choose the Francis Marion again! The view from our room was breath-taking. Thanks to the staff!
from Norfolk, Virginia
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Bathroom was so small you could not turn around. It would get wet and so steamy that it took 20 minutes before you could see in the mirror. My towel slipped from my hand and fell in the toilet! It would be impossible for an overweight person to use that bathroom.
from Helena
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Historic hotel. Enjoyed the history of the property thru the years. Check in was easy, received a room with of view of the water. Small room. I would not recommend more than 2 people to room. Bathroom even smaller. Comfortable beds. Lavender scent in the lobby.
from Clarksburg, West Virginia
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Getting into this hotel can be a be a wait because of the location. Don't get frustrated - location is part of the charm. Give yourself plenty of time. If you are coming in for a convention that starts the same day you arrive -- try to come in a day early. Staff is friendly and very helpful. If something happen out of the ordinary they will do their best to make it right.
from Grimesland, North Carolina
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Great location in historic district, walking distance to everything. Perfect location if taking cruise out of Charlestown only 1/2 mile from port. We could see the cruise ship from our window the morning we left
from Arlington, Virginia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The Francis Marion is perfectly and centrally located. Each and every staff member - bell staff, front desk, housekeeping, and concierge - were knowledgeable, helpful, and a delight. The renovation was done in a way that effectively restored all the best vintage features of the hotel while introducing all the modern features to make our stay comfortable.
from Johnson City, Tennessee
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We were in Charleston for a family wedding. It was myself, my wife & son who was in the wedding. We have been to Charleston & Mount Pleasant many times. This was our first time to stay downtown. The France's Marion is a fabulous hotel, both historic & beautiful accommodations & amenities. The Swamp Fox restaraunt was a great place to relax & have drinks. Our room was very nice & perfect for two people. In our case there were three of us & the room was a little crowded. The placement of the bathr... Read more
from Loveland, Ohio
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I would definitely recommend this hotel. It was located close to many restaurants and great shops. The park across the street hosts a farmers market too with food trucks on Saturdays. We loved it! We had free wifi in our room and free water bottles. The bed was so comfortable! Staff was extremely friendly and opened the door for us every time we left/returned.
from
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Very nice stay, very clean and comfortable. Ideal location. Parking in deck. Staff nice and very helpful on directions. Close to visitor center for yours and great location to walk everywhere. Would recommend this hotel. A bit expensive but convenient. Beautiful lobby
from Greater Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This is an historic hotel built in the 1920s. Good location, easy walk up or down King St to Visitor Centre or to shops. The free DASH trolley bus also stops nearby. Generous sized rooms. No fridge. Good wifi. If you want a shower do it in the morning, there is no hot water at night. Swamp Fox restaurant has reasonable prices and menu, but laid back staff mean service is poor (largely non-existent). This was true for breakfast and dinner where the server Shane, completely vanished. We did ask if... Read more
from Great Falls, Virginia
Submitted on 04-07-2016
After traveling many hours, we arrived at the Francis Marion Hotel ready for a night of rest. On our reservation, we had requested a quiet location on an upper level. On arrival, we found that we had been upgraded to a suite on the 12th floor, overlooking the city and the harbor, beautiful location! The suite was roomy and clean. Based on reading other reviews about the small size of the rooms, the suite, including the bathroom, clearly surpassed our expectations. The staff was exceedingly ... Read more
from Chantilly, Virginia
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Great spot to visit the city. Shopping, activities, and the waterfront are nearby and walkable for most. The staff was attentive and the hotel's main lobby is great. Room (Deluxe King) was very comfortable. Bed was great and the bathroom was very nice. Good stay.
from
Submitted on 04-07-2016
This hotel was hard to beat for location. Close to all the local stores for shopping, market, bars and waterfront for views. Walking distance to just about all the restaurants. Staff was very friendly and there was always a person available to "cart" you somewhere by bike. Walgreens is on the corner for quick necessities and there is a quiet bar with a piano player in the evenings. Although there was no fan in the bathroom you make do as there is so much to see in SC
from Sarasota, Florida
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We stayed at the Francis Marion where we were greeted warmly by the bellhop and had a quick and friendly checkin at the front desk. The rooms were very nice and spacious for a boutique hotel. The only drawback is the parking, which is a public parking garage and there was maneuvering of our luggage down the street to the entrance; followed by stairs. Although the bellhops were very courteous and gave assistance, it would have been nice to have known that so we would have been better prepared. Fo... Read more
from
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Wonderful hotel in every way! Welcoming and efficient service, beautiful old hotel, well appointed and well kept. The location was great! Paid parking just right next door. Try the shrimp and grits at the Fox Swamp restaurant in the hotel. Delicious !!
from rossendale
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Location great. Room small but clean. No fridge which isn't great. Bathroom compact but not too small to be a problem. Complimentary water in room which was a plus. $17 a night for parking which I believe to be excessive. Probably wouldn't return.
from Herndon, Virginia
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We stayed 1 night in this lovely hotel. The location was great, close to everything. The rooms were small, but we were comfortable. We did hear a bit of talking in the room next door, but it was not disturbing. It is an grand/old hotel with all the nuances that goes with a beautiful historic property. The staff at check in/out were very helpful with suggestions on things to do or places to visit/see/eat in the short 24 hours we were in Charleston. Saturday morning provided a great farmer's... Read more
from
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This was our first visit to Charleston and we picked a great historic hotel. The location was excellent for shopping, sight seeing local attractions, and for visiting the beach. We had accessibility to the local "free" public transportation which was a blessing, since our mom can only walk short distances. With all of the great amenities of the hotel, the best part of our stay was interacting with the staff. We had the pleasure of having Kimberly B has our room attendant. She was extremely per... Read more
from Groton, Connecticut
Submitted on 08-07-2016
My daughter and I had great time while we we stayed there,just wish we had more to experience your hotel and city.We were also there for my daughter college ordination at C of C,which means my husband and I will be staying there's a good amount time .
from Williamsburg, Virginia
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Centrally located in Charleston..this classic hotel is a must for those seeking an outstanding hotel at a reasonable in a downtown location The bell staff is fast and will get your car unloaded quickly Don't be put off by the small unloading area at the front of the building. Valet parking is only 5 dollars more than self parking..so why self park
from
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Visited Charleston at the end of June with two friends and stayed at the lovely Francis Marion. It was made clear from the start that the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. They were friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout. The hotel itself was charming and ornate and perfectly located as we were able to walk to all of the nearby shops, restaurants, bars, and Charleston Market. Our room was comfortable and clean and had a nice view of the cute park across the street.... Read more
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Beautiful historic hotel. All hotel staff--bell men, front desk, house keeping--were efficient and pleasant in interactions. Enjoyed dinner in the hotel restaurant. Had traditional room which was clean and adequate. When we return will likely book one of the larger rooms so we will have a sitting area and a little more space in bathroom. Definitely recommend a stay at this hotel.
from Knoxville, Tennessee
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This is a beautiful hotel! The lobby is gorgeous. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated. The staff are greatly helpful. Complimentary coffee provided each morning in the lobby. The beds are very, very comfortable. With luxurious sheets and pillows. The in room coffee is good. The hotel does have some drawbacks. The size of some rooms are small and it is not the quietest hotel. The hotel is rough around the edges. Some areas need paint touch-up and there is need of remodeling in other area... Read more
from Summerville, South Carolina
Submitted on 13-07-2016
I was very disappointed in my stay at FMH. The price we paid was far more than the service we received. We ask three times for a refrigerator, which we were promised prior to our visit and NEVER got in our three day stay.The bathroom was rusty and in need of upgrading. The food in the restaurant was marginal,,all the way to the cold biscuits that were not fresh. Even the brides suite on the 10th floor was unacceptable. The wedding party had hair and makeup done together, so we needed the large ... Read more
from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The Francis Marion Hotel is one of the finer places to stay in Charleston. A wonderfully comfortable room and bed made my stay a pleasant one. They even have their own restaurant and bar area; we only had breakfast but it was superb! The Francis Marion has something that makes it different from other hotels in Charleston: height! As one of the tallest buildings in Charleston, I suggest a room as high as possible and take advantage of some terrific views of the city, harbor, and bridges. Everybod... Read more
from Delray Beach, Florida
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Love the hotel! Very helpful & friendly staff. Centrally located! Beautiful historical but modern hotel. Loved the city of Charleston! ! Great city, nice people, good food and lots of shopping! ! Totally enjoyed the experience!
from Oceanside, New York
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Clean quiet rooms. Not a lot of action in the hotel which was great for sleeping. Rooms were big and clean and the beds were very comfortable. There is a restaurant on the first floor but I didn't eat there. It does have 4 stars. But it is steps away from all the action downtown. Parked the car and walked the city for the whole time I was there.
from Venus, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Loved our stay there. The hotel renovated the rooms since we stayed the last time. What an improvement! They are larger and more spacious. I think they combined two rooms. Our room was very clean and quiet. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great view of the park from our room. Was fun to watch the start of the Pokemon go craze from our room. Our beds were very comfortable! Great night of sleep.
from Rock Hill, South Carolina
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Clean rooms, comfortable beds, turn down service, in the heart of everything. All very nice. Complimentary coffee (am) and water with lemon/limes (pm) in lobby. Our room had bathrooms w/shower/tub for each guest. Awesome
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 17-07-2016
My husband and I were recently in Charleston for a wedding and stayed three nights at the lovely Francis Marion. The hotel is quite beautiful and we enjoyed our stay very much. Of course, the location is perfect. It is directly across the street from Marion Square and very convenient for riding the free trolley. There is a parking deck next to the hotel on King Street. We drove right to the hotel's outside valet stand on King, where we were able to park for a short time to check-in and unload be... Read more
from
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Situated right on the King Street the hotel is a good place to be: walk out of the door and you are in the middle of Charleston. Our room faced towards the park and had a beautiful sight. It was very clean (except for the windows on the outer side). The bathroom was a bit small but ok. The room had a poor sound insulation - thankfully our neighbours were not too noisy. Staff was very friendly. Fitness Room was good.
from Plano, Texas, United States
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I stayed here recently with a group of friends for a conference. Our room, 603, was spacious, clean, beautifully appointed with everything we needed except a fridge. Plenty of pillow choices, comfortable bed, cool room. Wifi was free and had good connections throughout the facility. All the meals we had with the conference were absolutely delicious, all the staff were very friendly and met every need, voiced or unvoiced. From here we were able to walk a great many places for delicious meals... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Very nice hotel, staff and location. This seems to be an older classic style hotel or apartment building that was remodeled. Rooms are large. Some seem to be one room made up of what formerly was two smaller rooms. As a result, I had a very unique room that had two beds, two closets, three suitcase holders, a desk, a makeup table, and two bathrooms! The area offered good shopping, eating and site seeing. The conference facilities was kept a bit on the cool side. I would stay there again.
from
Submitted on 20-07-2016
My family and I enjoyed this historic hotel in the heart of Charleston. Guests can easily walk to shopping, restaurants, and other prominent sites. Be sure to ask for a view of Charleston Harbor. If you are looking for a great place to stay, select the Francis Marion!
from Waynesville, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We were visiting College of Charleston with our son and had a few changes to our arrival and departure... The hotel and staff were very understanding and helpful. Really enjoyed the hotel, its history, location and great service! We will be back!
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