Get an overview of this hotelArt Deco retreat in downtown Charleston

Near Marion Square

The Francis Marion Hotel sits across from Marion Square in Charleston’s historic downtown. Guests are just a block away from the King Street shopping district with its boutiques, antiques stores, and restaurants, and can reach Charleston Harbor on foot in 15 minutes.

Historic hotel with spa

Built in 1924 and meticulously restored, The Francis Marion Hotel features 1920's styled décor and comforting amenities. Diners can dig into a plate of shrimp, grits, and other Southern delights at The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar. Guests can work out at the fitness center, and drop by Spa Adagio for a massage, facial, mud wrap, and one of the other therapeutic treatments on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TV

Guestrooms are beautifully restored, elegantly designed, and feature comfortable pillowtop mattresses, marble bathrooms, premium bedding with triple sheeting, dedicated work area with desk, a vanity, and HD cable with premium channels. All rooms have free WiFi so guests can jump online at their leisure, and flat-screen TVs for a spot of downtime.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a day spa, The Francis Marion Hotel features a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed WiFi Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 19000 square feet (1765 square meters) include a conference center and conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Francis Marion Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Total number of rooms - 235 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1924 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 19000 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1765 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • Conference center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Wedding services 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 

Where to Eat

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Simon Andrews and Restaurant Chef Phil Gaulin 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.

The Swamp Fox Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

SPA ADAGIO has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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.

Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

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 17 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 22 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.

Hotel Name

  • Francis Marion Charleston
  • Francis Marion Hotel
  • Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
  • Hotel Francis Marion
  • Marion Francis Hotel

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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