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

The 3-star Francis Marion Hotel enjoys an exceptional setting overlooking Charleston Harbour. The classic building was renovated in 2008 and now combines contemporary architecture with modern technology.

It is nestled in the heart of Charleston with direct proximity to James Island Historic Area, The Citadel Archives & Museum and Edmondston-Alston House. Guests will find Charleston city center within 20-minute walk from the property.

Enclosed by museums, galleries and colleges, the hotel offers a stunning view over the harbor.

Francis Marion Hotel lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Charleston, AFB Municipal airport.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are luxury, all of them come with individual climate control, a closet, a living area, a writing desk and cable TV. They provide bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The popular restaurant serves fresh meals. The Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar features jazz music and piano music.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Relax

On-site sport activities include bowling and boating.

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

  • 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

  • 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:
    232

Rooms and availability

Francis Marion Hotel Deluxe Spacious RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Spacious RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Deluxe Spacious Room
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
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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      Francis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest RoomFrancis Marion Hotel Guest Room
      Guest Room
      Bed type: 1 Queen or 2 Double beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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      Traditional Room

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        Master One-Bedroom Corner Suite
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        This corner suite features a European-style master bedroom, separate seating area, and a sofa bed. A view of Charleston rooftops and an en suite also with marble and granite accents are also included.

        Room facilities
          Francis Marion Hotel Deluxe Room
          Deluxe Room
          Bed type: 1 King or 2 Double
          Size: 360 sq. feet
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Francis Marion Hotel - Charleston Charleston location
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            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:
              232

            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 hotelNear 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:
              232
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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:
              232