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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-6468
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#22 of 73 hotels in Charleston
Travellers' Choice
Experience unsurpassed views of the historic harbor at the Francis Marion Hotel, the only high-rise hotel in Charleston’s historic district. All 234 guest rooms including 10 Suites and 7 Penthouse Suites are tastefully furnished for today’s sophisticated traveler, and provide modern conveniences from wireless Internet access, voicemail and data ports to on-demand movies.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
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Popular mentions
Cathy J wrote a review Yesterday
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4.11.21 After waiting since 2 PM, at 7PM we were finally given keys to our room. Complacent, smarmy front desk staff. Beautiful hotel, great location, terrible service, run poorly. Off of our list for a return trip!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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timothyswiftca wrote a review Jan. 2021
Escondido, California41 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We decided to splurge and treat ourselves to the four star Francis Marion historic hotel. The hotel is a short walking distance to wonderful restaurants, quaint shops, and interesting row homes dating back to the 17th century. The staff at the hotel treated us like royalty and made us feel welcome like we were family. Their exemplary service included a surprise amenity delivered to our room, a birthday card from Michael (the bellman wishing us a happy birthday). Another big plus was our room had a spectacular view of the harbor and a brilliant morning sunrise. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant called the Swamp Fox. Shawn (the bartender) had great choices of local draft beer and told us his shrimp & grits was as good as any in Charleston. Shawn was 100% right about how good the food was at the Swamp Fox. We loved the shrimp & grits. The next morning we had breakfast at the Swamp Fox and told our server Sylvie it was Angela's birthday. Sylvie was so energetic to make sure our breakfast was a great experience and at the end of our meal she gave us chocolate covered strawberries with a birthday candle and sang happy birthday to Angela in her great french accent. Our experience staying at the Francis Marion hotel was totally enjoyable, and one we will always remember. Neil, at the front desk when checking us out, said it perfectly when I asked him who were some of the most famous people that stayed at your hotel and he said Elvis Presley and you. Sincerely, Tim & Angela
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Anna Enloe, Marketing at Francis Marion Hotel
Responded Feb. 12, 2021
Hi Tim & Angela! Where do I even begin?! We are elated to read about your stay. We are honored to of been a part of such a special day. We can't wait to welcome you back whenever you choose to visit the Charleston area again.
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ls1202 wrote a review Apr. 11
Little Rock, Arkansas188 contributions193 helpful votes
'Was here for a girls trip for a few days last week. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are friendly and amazing. The room itself was plenty big, but the bathroom is very small. However; the walk in closet is HUGE! The beds and linens were some of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The towels were big and fluffy and replaced every day. A few covid things - no real glass cups for water or coffee - just the cheap plastic stuff. Be sure to visit the in hotel restaurant - The Swamp Fox. The meals are reasonably priced and the portions are very large. You are located right on King Street so you're in the middle of all the action - restaurants, clubs, shops. Great place to stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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taryn k wrote a review Apr. 11
San Diego, California113 contributions67 helpful votes
We just stayed here for a night after a late flight from the West Coast. Check in was easy and the staff was lovely. The lobby is absolutely gorgeous. We were upgraded to a suite on the 12th floor with an amazing view, kitchenette, and washer and dryer. Weirdly, no dishes or utensils in the kitchen, not an issue for our one night it just seemed strange. We had originally booked 2 queens since we were traveling with our 9 yo son. The suite had a pull out couch, but no bedding that we could find. The mattress on the pull out felt pretty horrible, even for a 9 yo, so we just opted to all pile in to the king sized bed instead of calling down for bedding. The location was outstanding, right on King's street.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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William B wrote a review Apr. 9
Lynchburg, Virginia1,101 contributions213 helpful votes
We had a suite on the 11th floor because we needed two bedrooms. Room 1100 offered a fabulous view on two sides of King Street and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The suite came with a King Size bed and a sofa in another room where our son slept. For two mornings we had breakfast in our room. The food always arrived fast and hot. We stayed here several years ago and hope to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$147 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Francis Marion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Francis Marion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pounce Cat Cafe (0.4 km), College of Charleston (0.3 km), and Charleston Music Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Francis Marion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Francis Marion Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Francis Marion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Francis Marion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halls Chophouse, Christophe Patissier-Chocolatier, and Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Francis Marion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Francis Marion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Francis Marion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (1.2 km), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.6 km), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (4.3 km).