Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403  show map
 3 stars
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Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 17 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Overview

The classic 3-star Francis Marion Hotel lies within walking distance of South Carolina Aquarium's Animal Holding Facility, Edmondston and Battery & White Point Gardens. Offering accommodation in a 12-story European building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008.

This venue accommodates guests in the heart of Charleston. Guests will find Charleston city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

This hotel is placed in Historic district, known for a college, a citadel and a museum.

Charleston, AFB Municipal airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Francis Marion Hotel.

Rooms

Francis Marion Hotel provides 232 guestrooms appointed with climate control, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a writing desk and TV for a pleasant stay in Charleston. The rooms have a spectacular view over the harbor. The tasteful rooms feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Local dishes are served in the award-winning restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. Moe's Southwest Grill and Papa Zuzu's Good Eats are situated in a downtown area, about 100 meters away of the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Along with an elevator, a baggage storage and a safety deposit box there are an exhibition space, a business center and a meeting room available on the premises.

Relax

The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center to help guests keep fit.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

Get directions
City Center
  • Charleston
    1.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • One Of A Kind
    900 m
  • Lime Blue
    1.1 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    20 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    20 m
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    540 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

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Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or Bed assigned on arrival
Size: 33 m²
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Deluxe Room (Run Of House) (1 King Bed)

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
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    Hotel Address:

    387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Charleston
      1.2 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • One Of A Kind
      900 m
    • Lime Blue
      1.1 km
    Restaurants
    • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
      20 m
    • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
      20 m
    Parks
    • Philip Simmons House
      540 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      12
    • Number of rooms:
      232

    Francis Marion Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Charleston Walks - 200 m
    • Dash Trolley - 200 m
    • Joseph Manigault House - 300 m
    • Fort Sumter Tours - 700 m
    • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company - 700 m

    Convention centers

    • Peninsula Grill - 700 m

    Sport related

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    • Marion Square - 100 m
    • Wragg Square - 300 m
    • American Military Museum - 300 m
    • Charleston Ballet School - 400 m
    • Best Friend Museum - 400 m
    • Charleston Historic District - 400 m
    • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - 500 m
    • Wraggs Mall - 500 m
    • South Carolina Maritime - 600 m
    • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn - 600 m
    • The Confederate Museum - 700 m

    Halls

    • Charleston Music Hall - 300 m
    • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium - 500 m
    • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall - 500 m

    Universities, Institutes

    Theaters

    • Charleston Garden Theatre - 100 m
    • Charleston Symphony Orchestra - 300 m

    College Campuses

    Local attractions

    • Confederate Museum - 1.7 km
      188 Meeting St., Charleston
    • Battery & White Point Gardens - 2.0 km
      East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
    • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - 2.9 km
      40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
    • Edmondston-Alston House - 1.8 km
      21 East Battery, Charleston
    • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park - 2.3 km
      360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

    Near the hotel

    • The Robert Ivey Ballet - 330 m
      66 George Street, Charleston
    • Mezz - 470 m
      276 King St., Charleston
    • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 580 m
      90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
    • Charleston County Library - 590 m
      Charleston, SC
    • Charleston Museum - 370 m
      360 Meeting St, Charleston
    • Philip Simmons House - 540 m
      90 Mary Street, Charleston
    • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple - 590 m
      86 Hasell St., Charleston

    Restaurants nearby

    • Swamp Fox Restaurant - 20 m

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

      65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 43

    • Moe's Southwest Grill - 70 m

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

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

    • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine - 90 m

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

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

    • Starbucks - 20 m

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

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

    • Virginia's on King - 150 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
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    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
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Charleston
      1.2 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • One Of A Kind
      900 m
    • Lime Blue
      1.1 km
    Restaurants
    • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
      20 m
    • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
      20 m
    Parks
    • Philip Simmons House
      540 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      12
    • Number of rooms:
      232