Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 17 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Overview

The 3-star hotel Francis Marion provides a tasteful accommodation and gives a quick access to South Carolina Aquarium, which is around 1200 meters away. The hotel was opened in 1924 in a 12-story European building and renovated in 2008.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. A citadel and a museum lie a short distance away.

Placed near eateries and an oceanarium, the hotel offers a tennis court and a golf course for on-site relaxation.

25 minutes' drive from Charleston, AFB Municipal airport and 15 minutes' walk to One Of A Kind train station.

Rooms

Francis Marion Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with free wireless internet, climate control, cable TV, an individual safe and ironing facilities. Some rooms offer a stunning view over the harbor. They are furnished with an antique décor.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. At the award-winning restaurant guests can enjoy local cuisine. Guests are welcome to the Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The property is set in Historic district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Swamp Fox Restaurant and Mama Kim's that serve delectable meals.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Francis Marion Hotel welcomes guests, offering a baggage storage, a convenience store and parking along with a business centre, a meeting room and an exhibition space.

Relax

Guests can benefit from mud wraps, facials and massage at the hotel. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

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:   232.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

387 King Street, Charleston, United States, 29403

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City Center
  • Charleston
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    3.3 mi
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:
    232

Rooms and availability

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room Traditional Room
Tradition Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Top floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Traditional Room

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Living room
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Francis Marion)

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Triple room

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple room

Francis Marion Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds or 1 King-size bed, 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room (Run of House)

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Francis Marion Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Charleston Walks700 ft
  • Joseph Manigault House1000 ft
  • Dash Trolley1000 ft
  • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company2300 ft
  • Fort Sumter Tours2300 ft

Convention centers

  • Peninsula Grill2300 ft

Sport related

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • American Military Museum1000 ft
  • Children s Museum of the Lowcountry1400 ft
  • Charleston Ballet School1400 ft
  • Best Friend Museum1400 ft
  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum1700 ft
  • South Carolina Maritime2000 ft
  • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn2000 ft
  • Confederate Museum2300 ft
  • The Confederate Museum2300 ft

Halls

  • Charleston Music Hall1000 ft
  • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall1700 ft
  • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

Theaters

  • Charleston Garden Theatre400 ft
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra1000 ft

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Confederate Museum1.0 mi
    188 Meeting St., Charleston
  • Battery & White Point Gardens1.2 mi
    East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum1.8 mi
    40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
  • Edmondston-Alston House1.1 mi
    21 East Battery, Charleston
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park1.4 mi
    360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

Near the hotel

  • The Robert Ivey Ballet1100 ft
    66 George Street, Charleston
  • Mezz1600 ft
    276 King St., Charleston
  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim2000 ft
    90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
  • Charleston County Library2000 ft
    Charleston, SC
  • Charleston Museum1300 ft
    360 Meeting St, Charleston
  • Philip Simmons House1800 ft
    90 Mary Street, Charleston
  • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple2000 ft
    86 Hasell St., Charleston

Restaurants nearby

  • Swamp Fox Restaurant100 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 Grill300 ft

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

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

  • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine300 ft

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

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

  • Starbucks100 ft

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

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

  • Virginia's on King500 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:
    232

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

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
Train Stations
  • Fort Johnson Marine Biological Station
    3.3 mi
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:
    232