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The Francis Marion Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Accommodations were very nice. Location excellent!

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable except that it had the tiniest bathroom we had ever seen in a hotel.

quick weekend visit. we liked that the hotel's location.

The staff here was great, location was perfect, and we had a great experience. We had to check out a day early due to the incoming snow, and the staff was very accommodating and was able to issue a refund for our last night. That is good customer service. Doormen and bellhops were awesome!

Older hotel and small rooms not suited for price. Nice location though.

The Francis Marion is in a great location! The room is simple but has everything you need. The complimentary water bottles, though a small touch is wonderful! The staff was so friendly and helpful! If you have a choice, pick the great view room, it's beautiful overlooking the water.

We were in Charleston for 5 days in late September. We loved the city, the area, and this hotel.

The hotel provides a great historical experience. Great location to be able to walk to all the great spots of Downtown Charleston.

WE were at the hotel for a special event ( wedding) perfect location...comfortable and inviting.

This hotel is in an excellent location convenient to the historic part of the city. It's beautiful and would be a lovely place for an event or large gathering.

Very comfortable. However, they do not have a luggage scale.

This was the perfect hotel for our girls trip. Will definitely be staying here on our next trip to Charleston. The staff was so nice and locations was perfect. Can't wait to come back!

We really enjoyed this hotel. It was in a great location, staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel is historic so a little run down but I take into consideration that they are trying to keep the historic appearance. I would certainly stay here again,

We enjoyed our stay. At first...was a little upset..rooms are small...but it is a beautiful place! Across from Marion square...lots of things to see and do there. The hotel has a central location and we walked everywhere. The hotel has a restaurant that is worth trying...great breakfast!

Our 3 year old said it was the best castle he had every been in.

Great location! The only issue is the proximity of the bathroom and its size to the location of the beds. Mattresses could be a little firmer. Other than that is was a wonderful stay. Swamp Fox was excellent.

From arrival to departure the staff was extremely accommodating! Their means of communicating via text was a great help to us when looking for a local restaurant. I highly recommend the Francis Marion Hotel to anyone wishing to visit Charleston hassle free.

Room was substandard. Noisy AC, unbelievably small bathroom with no exhaust fan. Hotel staff walked in our room unannounced. Although restaurant had good food, some staff exhibited poor hygiene habits such as dirty fingernails and combing hair over tables. Used napkins silverware was wrapped in to wipe tables and then left them there as a place setting for the next customer. Will not be staying here again.

We found this hotel on Orbitz. Great price for a great stay!

A couple of blocks from the visitor's center and close to the historic district, this is a very comfortable place to stay. It is clean, neat, and well cared for.

387 King St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Downtown Charleston, The Francis Marion Hotel is next to College of Charleston and Marion Square. This 235-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Charleston, the hotel is also a short walk from American Theater and Charleston Music Hall.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 235 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at The Francis Marion Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 22 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include 10 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room (Run of House)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

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

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Traditional Room, View

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Francis Marion Hotel

Everyone (31) Couples (141) Business (13) Family (43) Other (18) Friends (34)
5
Everyone

Accommodations were very nice. Location excellent!

By , from lake city sc on Feb 12, 2018

4

great location. pleasant staff. tiny bathroom.

Everyone

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable except that it had the tiniest bathroom we had ever seen in a hotel.

By on Feb 4, 2018

4
Everyone

quick weekend visit. we liked that the hotel's location.

By on Jan 12, 2018

4

very accommodating, excellent location

Everyone

The staff here was great, location was perfect, and we had a great experience. We had to check out a day early due to the incoming snow, and the staff was very accommodating and was able to issue a refund for our last night. That is good customer service. Doormen and bellhops were awesome!

By , from Portland, OR on Jan 4, 2018

3

okay hotel not suited for the price

Everyone

Older hotel and small rooms not suited for price. Nice location though.

By , from Boston on Dec 30, 2017

5

great spot

Everyone

The Francis Marion is in a great location! The room is simple but has everything you need. The complimentary water bottles, though a small touch is wonderful! The staff was so friendly and helpful! If you have a choice, pick the great view room, it's beautiful overlooking the water.

By , from Charlotte on Dec 24, 2017

4

elegant property in great location

Couples

We were in Charleston for 5 days in late September. We loved the city, the area, and this hotel.

By , from Fargo, ND on Oct 2, 2017

5

hotel staff was great.

Everyone

The hotel provides a great historical experience. Great location to be able to walk to all the great spots of Downtown Charleston.

By , from Greenville, SC on Oct 2, 2017

4

great location for special event

Couples

WE were at the hotel for a special event ( wedding) perfect location...comfortable and inviting.

By on Aug 30, 2017

4

beautiful historical charleston landmark

Everyone

This hotel is in an excellent location convenient to the historic part of the city. It's beautiful and would be a lovely place for an event or large gathering.

By on Aug 23, 2017