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

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 classic 3-star Francis Marion Hotel lies within walking distance of South Carolina Aquarium's Animal Holding Facility, Edmondston and Battery & White Point Gardens. Offering accommodation in a 12-story European building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008.

This venue accommodates guests in the heart of Charleston. Guests will find Charleston city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

This hotel is placed in Historic district, known for a college, a citadel and a museum.

Charleston, AFB Municipal airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Francis Marion Hotel.

Rooms

Leisure twin room, style room and suite have antique décor along with an individual safe, free wireless internet, cable television, ironing facilities and climate control. The rooms have a spectacular view over the harbor. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The award-winning restaurant offers fresh local cuisine. The hotel invites guests to the Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Moe's Southwest Grill and Papa Zuzu's Good Eats are about 100 meters from the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Along with a car park, a storage room and a convenience store there are a meeting room, a business center and an exhibition space available on the premises.

Relax

A gym and a fitness centre are among the on-site facilities.

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
  • Free 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
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • 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 available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

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          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
            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

            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
            • Fort Sumter Tours - 2300 ft
            • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company - 2300 ft

            Convention centers

            • Peninsula Grill - 2300 ft

            Sport related

            Shopping areas

            Monuments and Landmarks

            Museums

            • American Military Museum - 1000 ft
            • Charleston Ballet School - 1400 ft
            • Children s Museum of the Lowcountry - 1400 ft
            • Best Friend Museum - 1400 ft
            • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - 1700 ft
            • South Carolina Maritime - 2000 ft
            • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn - 2000 ft
            • The Confederate Museum - 2300 ft
            • Confederate Museum - 2300 ft

            Parks

            Halls

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

            • Virginia's on King - 600 ft

              Address: 412 King Street
              Phone: 843.735.5800

              60% likes this, based on 447 reviews
              Cuisine: American

            • Starbucks - 100 ft

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

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

            • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine - 300 ft

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

              81% likes this, based on 14 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian

            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

            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