Francis Marion Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 2006 reviews. 220 rooms.


Named for General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the American Revolution, the hotel opened in 1924 as the largest and grandest in the Carolinas. In 1996, an extensive restoration earned the hotel the esteemed National Trust Award.

Set in the heart of Charleston across from Marion Square, this historic hotel features a full-service spa and an on-site restaurant serving classic Southern cuisine. The French Quarter is 1 km away. Free WiFi is provided.

A flat-screen TV with premium cable channels is featured in all rooms. A custom-made vanity and seating area are also provided. Guests will enjoy the convenience of a coffee maker.

A fully equipped fitness centre is provided. A Starbucks Coffee® shop and full-service are on site as well.

While staying at the Francis Marion, guests can enjoy regional specialities for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Swamp Fox Restaurant. Live jazz music along with cocktails is also available at the hotel's Swamp Fox Bar.

The College of Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Charleston Museum are all within 1.3 km from the Francis Marion Hotel. This hotel also borders the King Street shopping district.

Spa Facilities

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre

Available Rooms

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Francis Marion Hotel

  1. Charleston Farmer's Market

    Start the day with a crepe at Charleston Crêpe Company. After that, try the pickled okra from Fresh Pickle Works or shrimp and grits from Tasty Brunch.

    33 m from hotel
    Marion Square Park

  2. Marion Square

    Where the most beautiful girls come to sunbathe, the young guys come to ignore them and the old guys come to ogle them from afar.

    118 m from hotel
    Calhoun St

  3. CO

    Effen cucumber shots

    189 m from hotel
    340 King St

  4. Coast Bar and Grill

    La La needs to be mayor of this establishment. She clearly runs the joint.

    240 m from hotel
    39 John St

  5. Mellow Mushroom

    The bar is upstairs - don't miss it!

    297 m from hotel
    309 King St

  6. Hall's Chophouse

    Hands down my favorite place in Charleston. Service, staff, clientele best all around!

    305 m from hotel
    434 King St

  7. Closed For Business

    Order a beer flight. Make friends with the waiters. Appreciate the beer man cave style decor.

    341 m from hotel
    453 King St

  8. Spoleto Festival USA Headquarters

    362 m from hotel
    14 George St

  9. The Macintosh

    The Macintosh is a favorite for brunch, dinner and their Bacon Happy Hour (named after chef Jeremiah Bacon), where a small, pork-y dish is $5. [Eater 18 Member]

    444 m from hotel
    479 King St

  10. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

    Run to the county clerks office before coming here so you can have a marriage certificate ready when you propose to these biscuits.

    0.5 km from hotel
    476 1/2 King St

  11. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

    Darkest chocolate! If you enjoy chocolate ice cream at all, get this!

    0.5 km from hotel
    501 King St Ste A

  12. 167 Raw

    Hands down the best lobster roll I have ever had. I would come back to Charleston just for it. Take note that 167 is tiny so expect a wait but it's totally worth it!!

    0.7 km from hotel
    289 E Bay St