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Overview of The Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with spa, near Marion Square

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,522 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Map
387 King St, Charleston, SC, 29403-6404
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Conference center
  • Business center
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • College of Charleston - 2 min walk
  • Charleston City Market - 10 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Patriots Point - 42 min walk
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 1 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 1 min drive
  • Waterfront Park - 6 min drive
  • The Citadel - 10 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 12 min drive
  • Charleston Tanger Outlets - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 21 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 16 min drive

About this property

The Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of College of Charleston and Charleston City Market. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and southern cuisine is served at The Swamp Fox Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 235 rooms
  • Arranged over 12 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (19000 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1924
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Recycling

Special features

Spa

SPA ADAGIO has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Dining

The Swamp Fox Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Parking

  • Self parking costs USD 20 per day with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking costs USD 28 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Francis Marion Hotel Hotel
Francis Marion Charleston
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Hotel Francis Marion
Marion Francis Hotel
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Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.9/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

BONNIE, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Could not check in early. Not aware check in was 4PM. Got in at 4:20PM
Richard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fun weekend getaway
Great location. Check-in was easy and very helpful with giving directions for a walking tour later that night. Room was clean and comfy. Breakfast downstairs was delicious and highly recommend.
Julie Anne, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good tourist class hotel
Convenient location within walking distance of historic Charleston and close to local bars and restaurants. On site car parking ,which is essential, at additional $20 per night if self parked. Currently undergoing external renovations, we were told guest rooms would be away from these works. We actually had workman’s cradles passing outside our room but generally these were not too annoying, most work was going on above us and we were on floor 10! The room was fine, spacious and quiet but the bathroom was tiny which reflects the age of this historic hotel and was in need of refurbishment. No bath plug, some black mould around the bath etc, space saving WC overall cleanliness wasn’t great so a demerit for that. The staff on reception were friendly and helpful and a special mention for the Swamp Fox restaurant on the ground floor which serves really good food, friendly efficient service though expensive beer and live piano playing (he was good!) . Overall we thought the hotel was really good for a three night stay and could be really great with a better bathroom.
Nicholas, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Marty, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Fantastic! Great location
Kerry, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Good value in Charleston
The hotel is in a decent location with easy access to local attractions. The hotel room was comfortable, but outdated. The bathroom was clean, but very tiny and was not stocked with essentials such as hand soap. The bed was very comfortable. All in all a good value in Charleston.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Honeymoon visit
Great expetience
Vicky, 1-night trip
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