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

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The spectacular Francis Marion Hotel offers tastefully furnished rooms with stunning views over Charleston Harbour. Since 1924, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Charleston.

A 20-minute walk from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Edmondston-Alston House and Confederate Museum, the hotel is set close to eateries and restaurants. A 20-minute walk to the center of Charleston.

Francis Marion Hotel is set close to museums, galleries and colleges as well as Charleston Historic District, The Black Fedora and Wragg Square.

Due to the hotel's exceptional location, it will only take you a 20-minute drive to get to Charleston, AFB Municipal airport.

Rooms

This property has 230 guestrooms including Leisure Quadruple Room, Leisure Single Room and Style Room appointed with Wi-Fi, a closet, a living area, a writing desk and cable TV. They feature marble bathrooms with bath sheets, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Regional dishes are served in the full service restaurant. The award-winning lounge bar features jazz music and piano music.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests will benefit from dry cleaning, concierge service and room service along with a tour desk, a gift shop and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 16 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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • 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/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • 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

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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
    4000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    100 ft
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    1800 ft
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 Deluxe Spacious RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Spacious RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Spacious Room
Deluxe Spacious Room
Size: 360 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This spacious room features a seating area, flat-screen cable TV, and an en suite with marble and granite accents.

Room facilities
    Style Room
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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    Room facilities
      Francis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest Room
      Guest Room
      Bed type: 1 Queen or 2 Double beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      Leisure Standard

      Room facilities
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        Bed type: King Size bed
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          Master One-Bedroom Corner Suite
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          This corner suite features a European-style master bedroom, separate seating area, and a sofa bed. A view of Charleston rooftops and an en suite also with marble and granite accents are also included.

          Room facilities
            Francis Marion Hotel Deluxe RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Room
            Deluxe Room
            Bed type: 1 King or 2 Double or King Size bed
            Size: 360 sq. feet
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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
                4000 ft
              Airports
              Restaurants
              • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
                100 ft
              • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Philip Simmons House
                1800 ft
              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 - 700 ft
              • Dash Trolley - 700 ft
              • Joseph Manigault House - 1000 ft
              • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company - 2300 ft
              • Fort Sumter Tours - 2300 ft
              • Charleston Tea Party Tour - 2700 ft
              • Olde Town Carriage Company - 2700 ft
              • Palmetto Carriage Tours - 3000 ft

              Convention centers

              Sport related

              Museums

              • American Military Museum - 1000 ft
              • Charleston Museum - 1000 ft
              • Best Friend Museum - 1400 ft
              • Charleston Ballet School - 1400 ft
              • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - 1700 ft
              • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn - 2000 ft
              • South Carolina Maritime - 2000 ft
              • The Confederate Museum - 2300 ft
              • Carolina Galleries - 2700 ft
              • Powder Magazine - 3000 ft
              • Karpeles Manuscript Library - 3000 ft
              • Avery Research Ctr - 3000 ft

              Halls

              • Charleston Music Hall - 1000 ft
              • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall - 1700 ft
              • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium - 1700 ft
              • Gage Hall - 3000 ft

              Universities, Institutes

              Theaters

              • Charleston Garden Theatre - 400 ft
              • Charleston Symphony Orchestra - 1000 ft

              College Campuses

              Local Attractions

              • Confederate Museum - 1.0 mi
                188 Meeting St., Charleston
              • Battery & White Point Gardens - 1.2 mi
                East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
              • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - 1.8 mi
                40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
              • Edmondston-Alston House - 1.1 mi
                21 East Battery, Charleston
              • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park - 1.4 mi
                360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

              Near the hotel

              • The Robert Ivey Ballet - 1100 ft
                66 George Street, Charleston
              • Mezz - 1600 ft
                276 King St., Charleston
              • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 2000 ft
                90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
              • Charleston County Library - 2000 ft
                Charleston, SC
              • Charleston Museum - 1300 ft
                360 Meeting St, Charleston
              • Philip Simmons House - 1800 ft
                90 Mary Street, Charleston
              • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple - 2000 ft
                86 Hasell St., Charleston

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Swamp Fox Restaurant - 100 ft

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

                65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
                Cuisine: French
                Price Range: USD 30 - USD 32

              • Moe's Southwest Grill - 300 ft

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

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

              • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine - 300 ft

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

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

              • Starbucks - 100 ft

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

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

              • Virginia's on King - 500 ft

                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

              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

              Individual 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
                4000 ft
              Airports
              Restaurants
              • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
                100 ft
              • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Philip Simmons House
                1800 ft
              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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