by Courtney Elko
This grand hotel, named after General Francis Marion from the American Revolution, opened in 1924. The hotel received an extensive restoration in 1996 and received a National Trust Award. Today, guests will see modern amenities incorporated into the grandeur of this historic hotel. The 235 guestrooms and suites feature king or queen beds, a flat screen television, a sitting area and custom-made vanities. Cribs, rollaway beds and a mini-fridge are all available upon request as well. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel making it convenient for families to stay connected to work and home. Families can dine and enjoy Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the onsite restaurant the The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar. In-room dining is also available for all three meals. Onsite Starbucks coffee can also be found. There is a small fitness center with cardio and weight machines and guests are permitted to visit area pools at a discounted rate.
Our Editor Loves
- Starbucks onsite
- Free Wi-Fi
- National Trust Award winner
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Our stay at the Francis Marion was prompted by a family wedding in Charleston. We found this hotel to be elegant, charming and comfortable. We had a corner room that was small, but very cozy and had views that made the room bright and cheery. I can't say enough about the staff, pleasant, cheerful and very accommodating. The location is perfect, near lots of shops and the fantastic food Charleston is known for. A good walk to the Market area and waterfront, but there is so much to see on the way, you won't notice it. Only wish we could have stayed longer, but then there will be a future visit to Charleston and most definitely another stay at the Francis Marion.
by Lise S
Location is good. So much for the positive....
Small rooms, minuscule bathrooms, noisy at times. Our room one night wasn't cleaned until the evening (and I had to call the desk) and we had to dress for dinner in a messy room. I would not stay there again.