Hotel Features. The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, with views of Marion Square, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with southern specialties such as fried green tomatoes and she crab soup. Live piano music is played during evening meals. The hotel also offers a coffee bar, Port City Java, for fruit smoothies or a rich, roasted brew. The hotel provides a business center, wireless Internet access, conference center and 10 meeting rooms. Spa Adagio pampers guests with such indulgences as sea mud wraps and lavender scalp massages. A fitness room is available.
Guestrooms. As the only 12-story high-rise hotel in the historic district, most guestrooms at the Francis Marion Hotel offer spectacular views of Charleston's church spires, antebellum mansions, Marion Square and the famous harbor. The 226 guestrooms boast down duvets and extra pillows, and marble bathrooms with pedestal sinks, Judith Jackson toiletries and brass fixtures. Guestrooms also feature newspapers and Internet access. Refrigerators are available upon request.
Expert Tip. Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the hotel opened in 1924 and exudes sleek 1920s-style elegance, much to the delight of history buffs who stay here.
Deluxe room: One king bed or two double beds. European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows. 350 square feet. Early 20th-century Queen Anne-style decor and furnishings. View may be of Marion Square, church spires, Charleston Harbor, or the city skyline. Desk with lamp and chair. TV in armoire includes cable, premium channels, and pay movies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Marble bathroom, pedestal sink, and brass fixtures. Nonsmoking.
Standard room: One queen bed or two double beds. European-style bedding with overstuffed duvets and down pillows. 250 square feet. Early 20th-century Queen Anne-style decor and furnishings. View may be of Marion Square, church spires, Charleston Harbor, or the city skyline. Desk with lamp and chair. TV in armoire includes cable, premium channels, and pay movies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Marble bathroom, pedestal sink, and brass fixtures. Nonsmoking.
From Charleston International Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 11.3 miles.
Go east on International Boulevard toward Air Cargo Lane.
Turn left onto West Montague Avenue.
Merge onto I-26 East toward Charleston.
Take the US-17 South exit 221A.
Turn slight left to take the ramp toward King Street.
Turn slight left onto Sheppard Street.
Turn right onto King Street/US-78. Continue to follow King Street.
- High Speed Internet Dry Cleaning Services
- Wake Up Service Rollaway Bed
- Business Center Restaurant(s)
- Express Check-in Fitness Equipment
- Safe-Deposit Box - At Front Desk Housekeeping - Daily
- Meeting room (small groups) Coffee shop or cafe
- Concierge desk Gift shop or newsstand
- Security guard Elevator/lift
- Full-service health spa Garden
- Internet public area - wireless Comp newspapers in lobby
- Massage-treatment room Laundry facilities
- Parking garage - fees apply Room service (limited hours)
- Breakfast services Live entertainment
- Parking (valet) - Fees Apply Conference room(s)
Room Amenities: , , • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Cribs (infant beds) available • Rollaway beds • Cable/satellite TV • Multi-line phone • Complimentary toiletries • Pay movies • Premium bedding • Complimentary newspaper (M-F) • Climate control • Premium TV channel(s) • Turndown service (on request) • Refrigerator (on request) • Shower/tub combination
Marion Square Park: Across the Street | King Street Shops and Galleries: 1 block | College of Charleston: 0.25 mile | Fort Sumter Tours: 0.5 mile | South Carolina Aquarium/IMAX: 0.5 mile | Old Market Place: 0.5 mile | Charleston Battery: 1.5 miles | Old Exchange: 1.5 miles | The Citadel: 2.0 miles | USS Yorktown: 5.5 miles | Boone Hall Plantation: 9.5 miles
Charleston Hotels - The Francis Marion Hotel