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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-6468
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  • 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 71 hotels in Charleston
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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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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Elyyah DeAudrey wrote a review 26 Feb
Spartanburg, South Carolina5 contributions
4 stars only because of the parking and parking price. This hotel will most likely be on our go to list when we visit this area of Charleston,SC. This was our second trip to Charleston, second to an Airbnb that we stayed in previously. I prefer the hotel. When you first arrive, it can be a bit off putting and I doubted it at first, but you can unload in front of the building, and the lobby is STUNNING. They allow you to check in at night, which was amazing, but call first. We added an additional night to our stay after the first night and had to change rooms, which was fine, but the long elevator rides to the top floors made me a bit nervous. The rooms really grew on me. Bring your own snacks, and sweets,but don’t fret too much. There is ice and a drink vending machine on the floors, but I would bring my own snacks. The AC hits just right for that fluffy, frozen sleep. Maybe I’ll give this place 5 stars after all. (P.S. Starbucks and Chik Fil A are a walking distance away)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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timothyswiftca wrote a review Jan 2021
Escondido, California41 contributions5 helpful votes
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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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Responded 2 weeks ago
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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travelerzonthefly wrote a review 18 Feb
Mount Vernon13 contributions2 helpful votes
Take a trip to yesteryear in the Francis Marion Hotel. The beauty and ambiance is so fun and relaxing. Dream you are going back in time to the bustling days of the growing city. The staff are so accommodating and ready to discuss anything you want. If your a bit shy the staff will take care of you quietly. The Swamp Fox restaurant is quiet, unassuming and quaint. When your Salmon, Shrimp & Grits, she crab or squash soup come......WOW! other dishes are great also. The entire staff are great and Bill at the front desk will take care of any questions or concerns you have. Take that trip to yesteryear bliss.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Bryan J wrote a review 18 Feb
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We had 30 in our group and were absolutely amazed at the quality of everything and the hospitality! From the first impressions of our bellman Javon, to the front desk (ready and expecting everyone in our group), to our accommodations. Incredible! The Swamp Fox Restaurant was amazing! Their hot breakfast each morning needs to be better marketed - it was incredible! The best dinner we had in town (and we ate at two other really good restaurants within a couple of blocks of the hotel.) Thank you Francis Marion!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Ann M wrote a review 11 Feb
Point Lookout, New York2 contributions
First time staying here. Great Location, walk to all. Staff was extremely kind and helpful from the front desk to the lobby restaurant to the bartender to the Starbucks also in the lobby. Sizeable and clean room. Highly recommend this hotel. we had an overall wonderful experience and would definitely return to The Francis Marion Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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We are so happy to hear about your wonderful experience with us! We can't wait to welcome you back to the Charleston area again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$147 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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francis marion charleston, francis marion hotel, hotel francis marion
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
234
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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).