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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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Updated 10/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#22 of 68 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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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Park View
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English
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Heather T wrote a review Oct 21
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We were so lucky to choose the Francis Marion Hotel! The prices were the cheapest for the best location. It has the coolest breeze. Right on King St so you don’t need a car! The city has a free dash trolly to take you anywhere you want but because of the location you can walk. It is across the street from the main park, ask for a room overlooking the park, you also see the ocean, the bridges light up at night and the church steeple, it’s gorgeous! The customer Service is the best I have ever had traveling the world. Everyone is so happy and helpful. They offer unlimited free water bottles. They even weighed my luggage for me! They offer late checkout, however late you need for free! The hotel restaurant has the best service, the best food in Charleston, and the prices are a lot cheaper! David Barwick is the restaurant manager and will ensure you have the best service, Latesha is spot on for the best waitress! Housekeeping is so kind and helpful and will give you extra of whatever you need! I will always stay here! The rooms are so cute! The reviews said they are small but we didn’t find that and we had a room with four people in it. The hotel is so immaculate. There is automatic hand sanitizers everywhere in the hotel. The windows open for a cool ocean breeze! Stay here every time for a happy vacation! The dash trolleys come on the corner so you don’t have to walk anywhere if you don’t want to! Choose this hotel every time! The other locations for hotels are worse and more expensive. We got so lucky to choose this one. Housekeeping will bring you extra of everything everyday if you ask and they are happy to help. We had Janelle and she was amazing!!!! We stayed on the 7th floor and loved it. The elevators are fast and clean!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kristal h wrote a review Jun 2020
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My daughter and I took my mom on one of her “bucket list” trips to Charleston. She is a nurse/caregiver for my brother and rarely gets away for extended periods of time. Francis Marion Hotel proved to be the perfect place for her to escape. She absolutely loved the historical ambiance. The location is in the Historic District and within walking distance of everything we did downtown. The front desk, bellmen, and housekeeping staff were very hospitable and gracious. Shoutouts to Carlos, Natosha, and Suzie!!! Francis Marion is making an exceptional effort to follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Everything we needed was only a phone call away or available at the front desk as we maintained our room. We highly recommend the Swamp Fox restaurant, especially coming in on first night for dinner. Their shrimp and grits were some of the best I have ever had. Lizzie, our waitress, was very kind and helpful. It is important to note this is an historic hotel, so there’s obvious signs of age (which we love), very small bathrooms, and old style HVAC wall units. If we are ever blessed with the opportunity to return to Charleston, we will most definitely choose the Francis Marion again!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from annaenloe, Public Relations Manager at Francis Marion Hotel
Responded Jun 18, 2020
Hi Kristal, We are ecstatic to hear about your stay with us! We are delighted to hear that your mother was able to experience something off of her bucket list and that we got to be a part of such a special trip for you all. We have passed on your lovely message to our whole staff, especially to all the ones you personally named. We wouldn't be the hotel we are today without amazing guests like you! And we may be a little bias, but we agree- the shrimp & grits here at the Swamp Fox are the best. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip to Charleston. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience!
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shuffman252 wrote a review Oct 17
Greenville, South Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
Elegant surroundings, attentive staff, well-appointed room. Requested a room with a harbor view - it did not disappoint. Sunrise over the harbor & Francis Marion Park was amazing. Will return again when opportunity permits.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Julie F wrote a review Oct 16
Dayton, Ohio28 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent location in the heart of the historic district, right on the free bus line. Reasonable price for self parking. Excellent service and beautiful common area. The room was huge and nicely appointed with sofa and chair in sitting area. Only negative is the room smelled musty, but there for three days and I got used to it. Would absolutely stay here again. Also, no fan in the bathroom. Room was clean.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Sharon D wrote a review Oct 13
Dallas, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a beautiful hotel! Perfect in every way. Staff was friendly and helpful, decor was gorgeous and, most important to me, the room was extremely clean. The location was awesome with lots of things to see and do in walking distance. We had the award-winning shrimp and grits breakfast at the Swamp Fox Restaurant and loved it! We look forward to staying at the Francis Marion Hotel whenever we visit Charleston.
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PRICE RANGE
$147 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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 (0.2 miles), College of Charleston (0.2 miles), and Charleston Music Hall (0.2 miles).
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 center during their stay.
Is Francis Marion Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center 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 center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Francis Marion Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.8 miles), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.3 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.7 miles).