Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403  show map
 3 stars
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Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Located in the heart of Charleston, the 3-star Francis Marion Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms. Offering accommodation in a 12-story building, Francis Marion Hotel has been hosting guests since 1924 and features European architecture.

The property is notable for the magnificent setting close to museums and colleges as well as parks. Francis Marion Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Charleston.

Within walking distance of Historic district with eateries and restaurants.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find One Of A Kind train station. The hotel offers quick access to Charleston, AFB Municipal airport, which is about 20 km away.

Rooms

This property has 232 guestrooms including Leisure Single Room, Style Room and Deluxe Room appointed with climate control, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a writing desk and a dining area. Guests can enjoy a spectacular view of Charleston Harbour from their rooms. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the bar every morning. Guests will taste fresh cuisine in the exceptional on-site restaurant. Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar is available on site.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box as well as an exhibition space, a business center and a meeting room for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 17 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   226.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

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City Center
  • Charleston
    4000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    100 ft
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    226

Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Spacious Room
Size: 360 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This spacious room features a seating area, flat-screen cable TV, and an en suite with marble and granite accents.

Room facilities
    Style Room
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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    Room facilities
      Francis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest Room
      Guest Room
      Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Double beds or King-size bed or Double bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Room facilities
        Francis Marion Hotel Deluxe RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: 1 King-size bed or 2 Double beds or Bed assigned on arrival or Double bed
        Size: 360 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        Deluxe Room (Run of House)

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Charleston
            4000 ft
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Philip Simmons House
            1800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226

          Francis Marion Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Charleston Walks - 700 ft
          • Dash Trolley - 700 ft
          • Joseph Manigault House - 1000 ft
          • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company - 2300 ft
          • Fort Sumter Tours - 2300 ft
          • Charleston Tea Party Tour - 2700 ft
          • Olde Town Carriage Company - 2700 ft
          • Palmetto Carriage Tours - 3000 ft

          Convention centers

          Sport related

          Museums

          • American Military Museum - 1000 ft
          • Charleston Museum - 1000 ft
          • Best Friend Museum - 1400 ft
          • Charleston Ballet School - 1400 ft
          • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - 1700 ft
          • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn - 2000 ft
          • South Carolina Maritime - 2000 ft
          • The Confederate Museum - 2300 ft
          • Carolina Galleries - 2700 ft
          • Powder Magazine - 3000 ft
          • Karpeles Manuscript Library - 3000 ft
          • Avery Research Ctr - 3000 ft

          Halls

          • Charleston Music Hall - 1000 ft
          • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall - 1700 ft
          • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium - 1700 ft
          • Gage Hall - 3000 ft

          Universities, Institutes

          Theaters

          • Charleston Garden Theatre - 400 ft
          • Charleston Symphony Orchestra - 1000 ft

          College Campuses

          Local attractions

          • Confederate Museum - 1.0 mi
            188 Meeting St., Charleston
          • Battery & White Point Gardens - 1.2 mi
            East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
          • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - 1.8 mi
            40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
          • Edmondston-Alston House - 1.1 mi
            21 East Battery, Charleston
          • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park - 1.4 mi
            360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

          Near the hotel

          • The Robert Ivey Ballet - 1100 ft
            66 George Street, Charleston
          • Mezz - 1600 ft
            276 King St., Charleston
          • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 2000 ft
            90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
          • Charleston County Library - 2000 ft
            Charleston, SC
          • Charleston Museum - 1300 ft
            360 Meeting St, Charleston
          • Philip Simmons House - 1800 ft
            90 Mary Street, Charleston
          • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple - 2000 ft
            86 Hasell St., Charleston

          Restaurants nearby

          • Swamp Fox Restaurant - 100 ft

            Address: 387 King St
            Phone: 843-724-8888

            65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
            Cuisine: French
            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 32

          • Moe's Southwest Grill - 300 ft

            Address: 381 King St
            Phone: 843-577-7727

            63% likes this, based on 34 reviews
            Cuisine: Mexican

          • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine - 300 ft

            Address: 375 King Street
            Phone: (843) 720-8816

            70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian

          • Starbucks - 100 ft

            Address: 387 King Street
            Phone: (843) 720-5385

            74% likes this, based on 13 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • Virginia's on King - 500 ft

            Address: 412 King Street
            Phone: 843.735.5800

            71% likes this, based on 423 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226
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          Francis Marion Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Francis Marion Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.4out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 88 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.0
          Rooms
          8.0
          Value
          6.0
          Service
          7.5

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            This is an Historic Hotel I liked the Retro feel but it was expensive and I wished now with hindsight that I had gambled on a similar quality Hotel using Hotwire or similar - Hindsight not Foresight

            The room was small and the Bathroom very small although there was a tub which you could relax in

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            the staff were very helpful with a concierge service that enhanced our stay by herr knowkedge of the area.

            the piped music in reception was a bore as it did not change the whole time we were there

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            everyone was polite and courteous, very professional. we felt safe.we were given the VIP treatment

            If we had not opted for the valet parking I think athe public parking opation would have been a little inconvenient for two females

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The Swamp fox restaurant had a super breakfast.

          • Family with children
            5.4

            The location is good and central.

            The room was very dirty. There were even things lying under the bed such as a medicine pill ( we were travelling with a four year old child so this was not only discusting but also quite dangerous). Service was rather unfriendly. Not a good family place to stay.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            Location

            No room when arriving or departing to unload and load car

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Great locality for shopping and restaurants. The rooms were nice and the beds were amazing - very comfortable.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Bed was excellent!

            We were not crazy about homeless close to hotel, but we realize that there isn't anything hotel could do to change this.

          • Group of friends
            3.8

            Rip Off

            two room suite for 4 adults consisted of one bed and a couch which .... too terible to finish!

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The hotel is right on King Street right across from Marion Square; King Street, location of the best shops and good dining. The Francis Marion was within walking distance to all the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto venues. Great Sunday buffet with made to order omelets, etc. and a cozy bar. The decor of the hotel had beautiful southern style and a sort of "Gentleman's Club" richness.

            I liked everything!

          • Single
            6.4

            the location

            This hotel was not worth the money. The location was great, but I have staid in other $300 per night hotels that were nicer. $35 for a 15 min. van ride from the train station was rediculous. There was no place to sit outside. The air conditioner was noisy.

          • Group of friends
            4.6

            the history of the Francis Marion was missing. There never was anyone in the lobby to greet you or show enthusiazian about the property. We have stayed at many landmark hotels and were always enthused with the history. The rooms are terribly small and the bathroom was smaller than my dogs house at home. Can't expect us to leave our beautiful homes and queeze into a midget bathroom.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            Location.

            No pool. Shabby fitness room. Bar/lounge lacked ambience. It is more of a functional convention venue, than an upscale family hotel.

          • Family with children
            6.2

            Front desk and room service staff were swift, friendly and helpful. The location was ideal, walking distance from shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

            The suite was in need of renovation. The bathrooms were very small and the brass on the towel racks was peeling. The maids were not especially thorough and the overall appearance was a little shabby. Even the lobby decor seemed a little tired.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Location is good for walking to varioua areas in Charleston

            Furnishings in penthouse were poor

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Charleston
            4000 ft
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Philip Simmons House
            1800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226