Francis Marion Hotel ★★★★

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$209
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Mar 9, 2016 Check-out: Mar 10, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
89%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4
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Overview

The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston was named after Frances Marion, the famous general who was known as the Swamp Fox in the Revolutionary War. Built in 1924, the hotel was designed by famed architect W.L. Stoddart. Extensive restorations of the hotel were completed in 1996, earning it a National Trust Award. Rooms have been further updated since that time to include sleek, modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and coffee makers. Suites add additional living areas, and some have harbor views and kitchens. This hotel is entirely smoke-free, so you can be assured you will breathe easy during your stay. In order to help guests continue their normal workouts, the hotel offers an onsite fitness center with modern equipment.

Highlights

Key facts

The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar offers sophisticated twists on classic Southern cuisine and has live jazz piano performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

A room service menu is available.

The Day Spa offers massages, body treatments, facials and hair removal.

Dry cleaning and laundry service is available to guests.

Hints and tips

Parking options include valet and self-parking, both with a daily fee. The parking deck is less than a block from the hotel, and if you self-park, you take your ticket and show it to the attendant to get validation for in-and-out privileges. With the hotel's location, there really isn't much of a need to drive during the day, however. There are several car services, including one called Scoups, that are tip-only and do not charge additional fares.

Nearby attractions

Local neighborhood information

With its location in the heart of Charleston, the Francis Marion Hotel offers guests access to many historic attractions within walking distance. Within just a couple of blocks of the hotel, you can find the Joseph Manigault House, Charleston Music Hall, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, the Charleston Museum and Theatre 99.

Dining

Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our Chefs create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South. Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Friday and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.
Starbucks
There is a Starbucks located in the hotel.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
A full array of business services is available for conferences and meetings. Host an elegant business meeting in one of conference rooms. The new conference facility features 19,000 square feet of total conference space.

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Guest score 4.1 / 5
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Guest score 4.5 / 5
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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
  • Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
  • Wheelchair accessible elevators
  • Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
  • Brailled elevators

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

89% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 4/5

Great trip with family

Would recommend Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Valet service was nice as we were in and out multiple times during our stay. Hotel was very close to all that downtown Charleston has to offer. Wasn't my first stay at the Francis Marion and won't be my last! Swamp Fox restaurant was superb.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Visit

Would recommend Tue, Dec 1, 2015
Weekend get away for my wife and I. Very nice accommodations. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Remodel room was very nice. My lone complaint was the sounds from the plumbing, especially during the night when everything was quiet. Would love to go back to the Francis Marion and Charleston.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Romantic Anniversary Celebration

Would recommend Sat, Nov 28, 2015
We had a lovely stay at the Francis Marion. The room was clean and spacious. Bed was soft and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable stay. We loved having a Starbucks downstairs for morning coffee and being so close to everything downtown. Would stay again.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location

Would recommend Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Hotel was very nice but parking fee of $ 16.00 per day was high.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Very good choice

Would recommend Sat, Oct 10, 2015
The hotel was excellent. The staff and the hotel's location were excellent. Our room was very large and furnished nicely. The only negative was the small size of the bathroom. Two people could not be in it at the same time.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great one night stay

Would recommend Tue, Sep 22, 2015
We only had one night in Charleston, so loved the convenient location. Staying at the Francis Marion was a great part of our short, historical overview of the city... Would definitely come back for longer!

| Bridgeton Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Tue, Sep 1, 2015
Amazing location, very close to the park, College of Charleston and amazing nightlife. The room is nice and clean - ask for a room with a view of the park if avail - but the bathroom is more in a smaller side. Restaurants are in the French Quarters, a 14 min walk or a quick $5 UBER ride.

| New York Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

The place to stay in Charleston

Would recommend Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Truly a wonderful stay - staff were/are so very friendly, attentive and efficient. True pros. We were so enamored with this classic hotel. The rooms are of the old style with great nooks and smaller bathrooms but very clean (as the entire hotel is) and comfortable. Centrally located to so many sights and amenities. Never a question would we be asked by our very best friends if we would recommend this treasure.

| Maumee Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

a great Grand Hotel

Would recommend Sat, Aug 29, 2015
The Francis Marion is a beautiful hotel in the heart of historic Charleston. From the doorman,( my first hotel with one!) to the great & helpful front deck this is the hotel for me when in Charleston. The Swamp Fox restaurant had the best shrimp & grits I've ever had. The staff at the bar & restaurant are the best. Dima, Shane, Rich, Anna, & Terrance were all so pleasant and fun. I had the best time!!!

| Aston Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

great trip

Would recommend Tue, Aug 25, 2015
Beautiful room, comfortable bed with big luxurious bathroom. Also a plus is the location, right in the heart of Charleston and in walking distance to many great shops and restaurants.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Charleston Music Hall 0.2 mi
Theater99 0.2 mi
Charleston Museum 0.3 mi
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry 0.3 mi
Aiken-Rhett House 0.4 mi
Unitarian Church in Charleston 0.5 mi
The Black Fedora 0.5 mi
Gibbes Museum of Art 0.6 mi
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 0.6 mi
Dock Street Theater 0.6 mi
St. Michael's Episcopal Church 0.7 mi
Port Charleston 0.7 mi
The Calhoun Mansion 0.7 mi
South Carolina Aquarium 0.7 mi
Charleston Waterfront Park 0.8 mi
Heyward-Washington House 0.8 mi
Old Exchange & Provost 0.8 mi
Nathaniel Russell House 0.8 mi
Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge 0.9 mi
Audbon Swamp Garden 0.9 mi
Edmonston-Alston House 1.1 mi
Johnson Hagood Stadium 1.3 mi
The Citadel 1.5 mi
Magnolia Cemetry 2.4 mi
American Military Museum 5.5 mi
Morris Island Lighthouse 6.6 mi
Drayton Hall 10.2 mi
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens 11 mi
Middleton Place 14.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$209
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