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  • Located in historic Downtown Charleston
  • Rooms have comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs
  • Grand, historic property dating to 1924
  • Business center and numerous meeting rooms
  • Adequate spa and fitness center
  • Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • On-site Starbucks


  • Bathrooms are small
  • No late-night room service
  • Decor is a bit dated

Bottom Line

Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster -- the decor is a bit dated, the bathrooms are small, and the restaurant is only so-so. The hotel's location in historic downtown remains the highlight, and rooms come with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.

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Across the street from Marion Square, in historic downtown Charleston

Map of Francis Marion Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel sits across the street from Marion Square, a six-acre park in Charleston's historic downtown. The hotel is also within walking distance of many tourist attractions and the College of Charleston.

Historic downtown is known for its beautiful 18th-century architecture, numerous museums, and great shopping and restaurants. King Street, where the hotel is located, is the main drag, with high-end restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The harbor is just a short walk away, as are the South Carolina Aquarium and the Charleston City Market, which is home to numerous craft stands.

  • 20-minute drive to Charleston International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Marion Square
  • 5-minute walk to College of Charleston
  • 7-minute walk to the Charleston Museum, the oldest museum in the US
  • 10-minute walk to Charleston City Market
  • 10-minute walk to Aiken-Rhett House, the former governor's home built in 1818
  • 13-minute walk to South Carolina Aquarium
  • 15-minute walk to the harbor and maritime park
  • 15-minute walk to the Gibbes Museum of Art

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Room Service
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
387 King Street, Charleston 29403, United States
Phone (843) 722-0600
Room Types
  • Deluxe Room
  • Francis Marion Suite
  • Traditional Room
  • Traditional Room w/ View

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