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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-6468
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#29 of 77 hotels in Charleston
Travellers' Choice
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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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ozpix wrote a review Yesterday
Australia437 contributions200 helpful votes
Nice historic hotel in a good location. On the main shopping strip, opposite a park and a Wallgreens across the road. Service was good, room was Ok, not big but fine for a couple of nights. Would stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
timothyswiftca wrote a review Jan 2021
Escondido, California42 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We decided to splurge and treat ourselves to the four star Francis Marion historic hotel. The hotel is a short walking distance to wonderful restaurants, quaint shops, and interesting row homes dating back to the 17th century. The staff at the hotel treated us like royalty and made us feel welcome like we were family. Their exemplary service included a surprise amenity delivered to our room, a birthday card from Michael (the bellman wishing us a happy birthday). Another big plus was our room had a spectacular view of the harbor and a brilliant morning sunrise. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant called the Swamp Fox. Shawn (the bartender) had great choices of local draft beer and told us his shrimp & grits was as good as any in Charleston. Shawn was 100% right about how good the food was at the Swamp Fox. We loved the shrimp & grits. The next morning we had breakfast at the Swamp Fox and told our server Sylvie it was Angela's birthday. Sylvie was so energetic to make sure our breakfast was a great experience and at the end of our meal she gave us chocolate covered strawberries with a birthday candle and sang happy birthday to Angela in her great french accent. Our experience staying at the Francis Marion hotel was totally enjoyable, and one we will always remember. Neil, at the front desk when checking us out, said it perfectly when I asked him who were some of the most famous people that stayed at your hotel and he said Elvis Presley and you. Sincerely, Tim & Angela
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Date of stay: January 2021
5 Helpful votes
Response from Anna Enloe, Marketing at Francis Marion Hotel
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Hi Tim & Angela! Where do I even begin?! We are elated to read about your stay. We are honored to of been a part of such a special day. We can't wait to welcome you back whenever you choose to visit the Charleston area again.
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Melissa Ann wrote a review 18 Jan
New Jersey8 contributions1 helpful vote
We selected this hotel because it is located near historic Charleston and is walkable to the majority of restaurants. The room was large but the bathroom was very small. The cleaning staff did not remove dirty glasses and consistently gave us few towels. When we encountered a problem with the safe (the battery died), the evening front desk staff were rude and dismissive, telling us that they did not have staff to open the safe (this was on a busy weekend night when the hotel was full) and we needed to wait until morning to get our belongings. They could have called a locksmith to open it (keep in mind this was not our fault, the battery on the safe died). When we reported the incident to the daytime manager, we were given a curt apology. Therefore, I would not recommend this place. They do not care about hospitality and have no qualms about it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
K7152JFeileens wrote a review 18 Jan
Charlotte, North Carolina1 contribution
The hotel itself was wonderful. Staff very courteous. You can hear noise in the rooms from others, but being an older building, we understood. The staff at the onsite restaurant left Southern Hospitality at home.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Joseph B wrote a review 14 Jan
Brunswick, Georgia1 contribution
Very nice room , right in the heart of downtown . Would recommend this hotel highly . We really enjoyed our visit to Charleston and have told others about how nice it was , especially the Francis Marion Hotel .
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Date of stay: January 2022
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USD 147 - USD 375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.4 km), College of Charleston (0.3 km), and The Charleston Museum (0.4 km).
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 Breizh Pan Crepes & Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Francis Marion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Francis Marion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.