Rate based on Check-in: Feb 17, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016

Francis Marion Hotel

4 stars
View map of 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Location

We spent our 41st Wedding Anniversary there. A friend of ours had special treats delivered to our... See full review

  • Still In Love
  • Sep 8, 2015
Awesome first trip to Charleston!

Just had a short stay at this hotel with my wife, we couldn't have been happier with the the... See full review

  • MB
  • Aug 31, 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston is a National Trust Award-winning hotel. The award was due to various features of the hotel, one of them being the Spa Adagio. This spa provides first-class pampering done by a professional staff. The moment you enter the spa, you surrender yourself to a world of soothing aromas and relaxing sounds.

The staff takes you on a journey that restores and replenishes your mind, body and spirit. As the only high-rise hotel in the area, rooms in the Francis Marion give you an unsurpassed view of the Charleston Historic District.

Highlights

A visit to the hotel puts you right in the middle of the Charleston District just steps away from the College of Charleston and Marion Square. It is also in close proximity to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the Charleston Music Hall.

For exquisite cuisine, the Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar gives you a chance to savor sumptuous dishes prepared using locally sourced farm products.

The restaurant also offers Southern dishes for breakfast, lunch and supper. You can enjoy award-winning shrimp and grits served by experienced resident chefs, or you can sip cocktails at the Swamp Fox Bar as you sway to live jazz piano music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Hotel Map

32.7859 -79.9364
Area served
Downtown Historic Charleston on Upper King Street Across from Marion Square
Nearby airports
Hotel is located 12 miles East of Charleston Airport (CHS)
Area description
Located in Historic Downtown Charleston. Marion square park- across the street, king street shops and galleries, college of charleston, fort sumter tours - 0.5 mile, south carolina aquarium - 0.5 mile, old market place - 0.5 mile, charleston battery - 1.5 miles, old exchange - 1.5 miles, The citadel-2 miles, USS yorktown - 5.5 miles, Boone hall plantation - 9.5 miles, Magnolia plantation - 14 miles.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Francis Marion Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon M.
Friends
N/A
Oct 7, 2015

Best location.....

THE WHOLE CHARLESTON VACATION WAS WONDERFUL FROM STAYING AT THE FRANCIS MARION, ITS LOCATION TO THE WONDERFUL CHARLESTON SIGHTS AND FOOD.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Still In Love
Couples
N/A
Sep 8, 2015

Great Location

We spent our 41st Wedding Anniversary there. A friend of ours had special treats delivered to our room and the Hotel followed with cards of Congrats and chocolate covered strawberries both nights. Hotel staff members were excellent in meeting our needs and answering questions and giving us information about restaurants etc. Parking fee was not advertised and at $21(valet) plus tips became a little pricy. However, great place to spend a mini vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MB
Couples
N/A
Aug 31, 2015

Awesome first trip to Charleston!

Just had a short stay at this hotel with my wife, we couldn't have been happier with the the location and quality of the hotel. First off, you can't beat the location. My wife and I walked everywhere on King street and beyond, the only time we used our car was when we were leaving the hotel. Second, the staff were extremely friendly. We had a late arrival, past midnight to be exact. The security guard looked after my wife in the lobby when I went to park the car and gave her great suggestions on where to eat in the surrounding area. Then there's the hotel itself, a testament to a bygone era only seen and read about in history. The large lobby with it's ornate decorations and grand piano to the rooms keeping their original footprint in design. I will gladly stay at this hotel again in the near future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoAnn H.
Family
N/A
Aug 13, 2015

Time with granddaughter

Arrived a little early. Room was ready. Staff very friendly. Location is perfect for shopping on King St as well as a short walk to Market. Many restaurants close enough for walking. Garage parking close and you feel as if you are in a safe location. Help with bags is always available. This was our second stay this season. Very enjoyable visit to Charleston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elsa J.
Couples
N/A
Apr 24, 2015

Amazing trip !!!

Everything was perfect , excellent location , everyone at the hotel was extremely professional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Unedeuxtrois
Couples
Maine
Nov 30, 2014

Great location

Very professional clean very comfortable bed and room. You have plenty to walk to from this location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Middle of the historic district

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Classy Lady
Friends
Charleston
Aug 25, 2014

Needs updating very small

My experience was not that great. I wouldn't stay here again. It was not worth the costs .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Poor Teacher
Friends
NYC
Aug 12, 2014

Charleston Getaway

Great location. Friendly staff. Bathroom was outdated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Ordinary was GREAT!

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ahenson
Friends
South Carolina
Aug 18, 2013

Charleston getaway

Had a girls weekend in charleston. The Frances Marion Hotel was fabulous! The bathroom was a little small. The staff was amazing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Joe Pasta has a great menu!

Review of Francis Marion Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
1st time Charleston visit
Family
New Jersey
Jan 23, 2013

Comfy upscale hotel

A great choice for our first time in Charleston. The beds were super comfortable. The staff is extremely accommodating and pleasant. It was off season so they upgraded our room and great rate in the off season! A very nice surprise. The location is perfect, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. The attached parking garage was very convenient with special rates for hotel guests. We are staying at the Francis Marion the next time we visit Charleston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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