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

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Francis Marion Hotel is set in a downtown area of Charleston next to Charleston Historic District, Charleston Waterfront Park and Marion Square. The hotel's antique building set in the heart of Charleston was completely refurbished in 2008.

The city center is 20 minute walking distance from the hotel. A college, a citadel and a museum as well as parks are in a short distance from the property.

Guests will find themselves a 15-minute walk from One Of A Kind train station. It takes around 20 minutes' drive to get to Charleston, AFB Municipal airport, which is 20 km away.

Rooms

Staying in one of the 226 tasteful rooms, guests can enjoy a spectacular view over the harbor. Some rooms feature views over Charleston Harbour. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a sink.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Fresh local specialties are proposed at the exceptional restaurant. Swamp Fox Restaurant And bar offers various types of coffee and cocktails. Guests can dine in Moe's Southwest Grill and Papa Zuzu's Good Eats located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Corporate travelers can use an exhibition space, a business center and a meeting room available on site.

Relax

On-site recreational facilities include facials and massage. A gym and a fitness center are provided on-site.

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:   226.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Charleston, AFB Municipal (CHS)
    15.9 km
  • 94.9 km
Train Stations
  • One Of A Kind
    900 m
  • Lime Blue
    1.1 km
Restaurants
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
    20 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
    20 m
Parks
  • Philip Simmons House
    540 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    226

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    Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Double beds or King-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 23 m²
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        Bed type: 1 King-size bed or 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Double beds or King-size bed
        Size: 33 m²
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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
            1.2 km
          Airports
          • Charleston, AFB Municipal (CHS)
            15.9 km
          • 94.9 km
          Train Stations
          • One Of A Kind
            900 m
          • Lime Blue
            1.1 km
          Restaurants
          • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
            20 m
          • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
            20 m
          Parks
          • Philip Simmons House
            540 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226

          Francis Marion Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Charleston Walks - 200 m
          • Dash Trolley - 200 m
          • Joseph Manigault House - 300 m
          • Fort Sumter Tours - 700 m
          • Carolina Polo and Carriage Company - 700 m

          Convention centers

          • Peninsula Grill - 700 m

          Sport related

          • Gaillard Center - 700 m

          Shopping areas

          • Charleston Museum - 300 m
          • Children s Museum of the Lowcountry - 400 m
          • Confederate Museum - 700 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Aiken Rhett House - 500 m
          • Morris Island Lighthouse - 600 m

          Museums

          • Marion Square - 100 m
          • Wragg Square - 300 m
          • American Military Museum - 300 m
          • Charleston Ballet School - 400 m
          • Best Friend Museum - 400 m
          • Charleston Historic District - 400 m
          • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - 500 m
          • Wraggs Mall - 500 m
          • South Carolina Maritime - 600 m
          • Southeastern Wildlife Expstn - 600 m
          • The Confederate Museum - 700 m

          Halls

          • Charleston Music Hall - 300 m
          • Gaillard Municipal Auditorium - 500 m
          • Father Egbert J Figaro Hall - 500 m

          Universities, Institutes

          • College of Charleston - 200 m

          Theaters

          • Charleston Garden Theatre - 100 m
          • Charleston Symphony Orchestra - 300 m

          College Campuses

          • Charleston School of Law - 500 m

          Local attractions

          • Confederate Museum - 1.7 km
            188 Meeting St., Charleston
          • Battery & White Point Gardens - 2.0 km
            East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston
          • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - 2.9 km
            40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
          • Edmondston-Alston House - 1.8 km
            21 East Battery, Charleston
          • Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park - 2.3 km
            360 Fishburne Street, Charleston

          Near the hotel

          • The Robert Ivey Ballet - 330 m
            66 George Street, Charleston
          • Mezz - 470 m
            276 King St., Charleston
          • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 580 m
            90 Hasell Street,, Charleston
          • Charleston County Library - 590 m
            Charleston, SC
          • Charleston Museum - 370 m
            360 Meeting St, Charleston
          • Philip Simmons House - 540 m
            90 Mary Street, Charleston
          • KKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Temple - 590 m
            86 Hasell St., Charleston

          Restaurants nearby

          • Swamp Fox Restaurant - 20 m

            Address: 387 King St
            Phone: 843-724-8888

            65% likes this, based on 180 reviews
            Cuisine: French
            Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 25

          • Moe's Southwest Grill - 70 m

            Address: 381 King St
            Phone: 843-577-7727

            63% likes this, based on 34 reviews
            Cuisine: Mexican

          • Spring Roll Asian Cuisine - 90 m

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

            70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian

          • Starbucks - 20 m

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

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

          • Virginia's on King - 150 m

            Address: 412 King Street
            Phone: 843.735.5800

            71% likes this, based on 423 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226
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          Cities nearby
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          • Summerville hotels - 35 km
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          • Isle of Palms hotels - 17 km
          • Moncks Corner hotels - 47 km
          • Folly Beach hotels - 14 km
          • Kiawah Island hotels - 24 km
          • Mount Pleasant hotels - 7 km
          • North Charleston hotels - 10 km
          • Edisto Beach hotels - 50 km

          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
            1.2 km
          Airports
          • Charleston, AFB Municipal (CHS)
            15.9 km
          • 94.9 km
          Train Stations
          • One Of A Kind
            900 m
          • Lime Blue
            1.1 km
          Restaurants
          • Swamp Fox Restaurant (cuisine: French)
            20 m
          • Starbucks (cuisine: American)
            20 m
          Parks
          • Philip Simmons House
            540 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            226