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The Francis Marion Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Bathroom is ridiculously small but overall nice room

Great location but outdated. Would not return.

Everything about the Frances Marion was perfect. Staff was friendly and attentive. Room was neat and clean. Bed was comfortable, though we would have preferred a queen size bed rather than 2 full size beds.

We were in town for an event the next day, but what I nice treat to stay! One of our favorites. Wish I could have staid longer

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.

387 King St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Historic 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 25 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.

Guest reviews for The Francis Marion Hotel

Everyone (34) Couples (141) Business (13) Family (43) Other (18) Friends (34)
3
Everyone

Great location but outdated. Would not return.

By on Apr 11, 2018

5

excellent hotel in charleston, sc

Everyone

Everything about the Frances Marion was perfect. Staff was friendly and attentive. Room was neat and clean. Bed was comfortable, though we would have preferred a queen size bed rather than 2 full size beds.

By , from Mooresville, NC on Mar 30, 2018

5

overnight

Everyone

We were in town for an event the next day, but what I nice treat to stay! One of our favorites. Wish I could have staid longer

By on Feb 19, 2018

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