Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 17 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Overview

The sleek Francis Marion Hotel offers tasteful rooms with a spectacular view over Charleston Harbour. After the renovation in 2008, the hotel features European architecture in a 12-story building.

It is set 2 km from the center of Charleston renowned for Charleston Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston Historic District. A college, a citadel and a museum lie a short distance away.

The venue is notable for the central location within a 20-minute drive to Charleston, AFB Municipal airport.

Rooms

Guests of Francis Marion Hotel can make use of a personal safe, complimentary wireless internet, cable TV, ironing facilities and climate control. Some rooms overlook the harbor. The guestrooms offer an antique interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The award-winning restaurant serves local dishes. Piano music and jazz music are provided in the Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar. Guests can dine at Swamp Fox Restaurant and Mama Kim's located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Francis Marion Hotel also offers a meeting room, a business center and an exhibition space for business travelers.

Relax

A tennis court and a golf course are available at the hotel. There are a gym and a fitness centre provided at Francis Marion Hotel.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

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City Center
  • Charleston
    1.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    5.3 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    10 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    10 m
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    560 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

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Tradition Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Top floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Traditional Room

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Living room
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Triple room

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple room

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds or 1 King-size bed, 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room (Run of House)

Francis Marion Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Charleston Walks200 m
  • Dash Trolley200 m
  • Joseph Manigault House300 m
  • Fort Sumter Tours700 m
  • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company700 m

Convention centers

  • Peninsula Grill700 m

Sport related

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • American Military Museum300 m
  • Charleston Ballet School400 m
  • Children s Museum of the Lowcountry400 m
  • Best Friend Museum400 m
  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum500 m
  • South Carolina Maritime600 m
  • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn600 m
  • The Confederate Museum700 m
  • Confederate Museum700 m

Halls

  • Charleston Music Hall300 m
  • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium500 m
  • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall500 m

Universities, Institutes

Theaters

  • Charleston Garden Theatre100 m
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra300 m

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Confederate Museum1.6 km
    188 Meeting St., Charleston
  • Battery & White Point Gardens2.0 km
    East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum2.9 km
    40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
  • Edmondston-Alston House1.8 km
    21 East Battery, Charleston
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park2.3 km
    360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

Near the hotel

  • The Robert Ivey Ballet300 m
    66 George Street, Charleston
  • Mezz450 m
    276 King St., Charleston
  • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple560 m
    86 Hasell St., Charleston
  • Charleston County Library590 m
    Charleston, SC
  • Charleston Museum390 m
    360 Meeting St, Charleston
  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim550 m
    90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
  • Philip Simmons House560 m
    90 Mary Street, Charleston

Restaurants nearby

  • Swamp Fox Restaurant10 m

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

    65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: CAD 37 - CAD 39

  • Moe's Southwest Grill40 m

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

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

  • Eat-A-Pita70 m

    Address: 370-1/2 King St.

    60% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Greek, Middle Eastern

  • Starbucks10 m

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

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

  • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine60 m

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

    81% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    232
Hotels nearby
Church Street Inn
3 stars
0.9 km

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
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    5.3 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    10 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    10 m
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    560 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    232