The Francis Marion Hotel

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
387 King St, Charleston, SC, 29403-6404

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCharleston City Market10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Carolina Aquarium15 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of Charleston Cruise Terminal19 min walk
  • AirportCharleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

Charleston

The Francis Marion Hotel is located in Charleston Historic District, a neighborhood in Charleston with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Marion Square and Waterfront Park, while Charleston Music Hall and Music Farm are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to South Carolina Aquarium. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing and other activities like golfing.

What's nearby

  • College of Charleston - 2 min walk
  • Charleston Music Hall - 4 min walk
  • Charleston City Market - 10 min walk
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 15 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Charleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer - 2 min walk
  • Tasty Thai & Sushi - 2 min walk
  • Kickin' Chicken - 2 min walk
  • Black Bean - 3 min walk
  • Halls Chophouse - 3 min walk

About this property

The Francis Marion Hotel

Historic Charleston hotel in Charleston Historic District, walk to College of Charleston
A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a conference center, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Francis Marion Hotel offers 235 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Charleston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

SPA ADAGIO has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 28 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 7-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Swamp Fox Restaurant

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (19000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

The Francis Marion Hotel Hotel
Francis Marion Charleston
Francis Marion Hotel
Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
Hotel Francis Marion
Marion Francis Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
The Francis Marion Hotel Hotel Charleston

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 846 out of 1536 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 447 out of 1536 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 144 out of 1536 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 74 out of 1536 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 1536 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Francis Marion is nearly 100 years old but in excellent condition when you take that into account. The bathroom was reminiscent of a cruise ship. It is especially convenient to shopping, restaurants, and the three Universities. For sightseeing the best way to get around are the bike taxis, they are convenient are reasonably priced.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice stay. Staff was pleasant. Beds were very comfortable. Close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautifully decorated. The valets were so friendly and helpful. Beds were made everyday and fresh linens and toiletries were daily provided. Close to most everything of interest and tons of shopping places! Their restaurant offers superb food, and the service was excellent!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Perfect location on King Street and next to the College of Charleston. No car needed if the peninsula is your destination. CofC bookstore is literally on the side of the building and a Starbucks in the lobby makes a great addition. Hotel is well priced for accommodations. The hotel is older and shows that. Rooms are comfortable and maintained but quite small. Our bathroom was tiny and out of date, fine for 2 people but anymore would have been difficult. Hotel staff were just ok. Friendliness was certainly not aplenty. Marion Square, directly across from the hotel looks beautiful from afar with a beautiful fountain but is full of homeless people and many rats (ugh). Be aware of this and keep your distance, especially at night. That said, Charleston is simply amazing and the Francis Marion is a great choice if a super convenient and affordable stay without a lot of extra fringe is what you are seeking. We would certainly stay again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location. Room had 2 double beds and we felt squished. Bathroom was usable but the drain in the tub was sluggish to the point that we were ankle deep in water when showering. Convenient parking nearby and walkable to all over the city.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room had an odd smell to it and the bathroom was extremely small otherwise a great location with friendly staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location across from the park and great restaurants along King street etc. Glad I read to pull up to the curb with flashers on, go check in and get the keycard to self park. We then did a uturn right there to get to the parking garage behind us. Luckily the garage has an elevator. You can do valet parking for a bit extra if you like. We loved the CO vietnamese happy hour yummies down the street and the quaint alleys close by. A bicycle rickshaw stand was down the street if you wanted some transportation to other places
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Just okay. Older downtown hotel in need of some attention. Beautiful lobby but that's where the appeal stops.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The room was small, uncomfortable and dirty. The air con cooled the air but did not dehumidify it making the room cold and damp. Homeless people camped out at the fountain right across the street and panhandling on the sidewalk outside the hotel. Construction on the facade made the experience even more chaotic. The restaurant in the hotel is very nice as was the view from our room ( paid extra for a harbor view).
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022