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Standard RoomMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
Deluxe RoomMax Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)
Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed (Francis Marion)Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
Historic Charleston Hotel Downtown at Marion Square
On Marion Square in the Upper King St Design District, within steps of the cities best boutiques, historic landmarks and great eateries. Close to College of Charleston and the Charleston Visitors Center.
Southern Cuisine and Spa
Enjoy Southern cuisine in the Swamp Fox Restaurant known for using local farm fresh ingredients or spa services at Spa Adagio. Has concierge, free wireless internet, a Starbucks, business & fitness centers
Harbor and City Views
1920's style with modern comfort & conveniences. Enjoy a wonderful night's sleep surrounded by heavenly, European-style bedding. Offers spectacular views as the only high-rise hotel in the historic district.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
The Francis Marion Hotel
At your hotel
Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston on Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel has offered gracious service and elegant accommodations since 1924. Meticulously restored, the Francis Marion combines 1920's style and grace with modern comfort and conveniences for today’s sophisticated traveler all within steps of some of the cities best boutiques, historic landmarks and great eateries.
Amenities include doorman and bell service, concierge, valet parking, room service, complimentary wireless Internet services, business center, newsstand, gift shop, Starbucks™ and a well-equipped fitness center. Guests can enjoy classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, a Charleston restaurant, known for its artfully prepared dishes using local farm fresh ingredients. Or simply relax with cocktails and jazz piano music in The Swamp Fox Bar. The hotel also offers complete spa services at the on-site Spa Adagio.
Few hotels in the Historic District offer visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in Charleston’s past and present with such convenience. Our exceptional location provides guests with an easy walk to an array of shops, restaurants, antiques and attractions, including the South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor Tours, College of Charleston and the Charleston Visitor Center.
A simple stroll across the street to Marion Square, a six-acre park notable for its Revolutionary War and Citadel beginnings, will immerse you in today’s exciting outdoor festivals and premiere events. Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, BB+T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Fashion Week and Spoleto Festival USA are a few of the many prominent events with national and world-wide attendance.
The Francis Marion is proud to be a smoke free facility. Our smoke free policy extends to sleeping rooms, as well as public space.
- 24-hour front desk
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Business center
- Concierge services
- Coffee shop or café
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Conference space
- Fitness facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Health club
- Shopping on site
- Meeting rooms
- Number of floors - 12
- Total number of rooms - 230
- Luggage storage
- Room service
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space size (feet) - 19000
- Conference space size (meters) - 1765
- Number of meeting rooms - 11
- Conference center
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Spa services on site
- Wedding services
- Spa treatment room(s)
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV service
- Climate control
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary weekday newspaper
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- Free Wi-Fi
- In-room safe
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channels
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Shower/tub combination
Eat and drink
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our Chefs create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.
Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Friday and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.
Breakfast 7 AM-11:00 AM;
Lunch 11:30 AM-3:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Room Service All Day
Award Winning Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Sage Crusted Meatloaf, Fried Chicken, and Crab Cakes
The hotel also has a Starbucks.
The Francis Marion has a fitness center with a resistance station, treadmills, recumbent bicycles, and stair machines.
The following are among the public golf courses within five miles of the hotel: Charleston Harbor Links, Charleston City Golf Course, Patriots Pointe Golf Course.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Spa Adagio is a full service day spa located in the lower lobby of hotel. We blend friendly smiles, soothing aromas and relaxing sounds with an educated and experienced staff to guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated and renewed. Services include: Massage Therapy, Skin Care, Spa Body Treatments, Nail Care, and Hair Removal.
- Steam room in spa
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Braille or raised signage
The fine print for The Francis Marion Hotel
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Self parking fee: USD 16 per day (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 21 per day (in/out privileges)
- Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.