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. It was originally built by local investors at a cost of $1.5 million from plans by noted New York architect W.L. Stoddart, who also built the gracious Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, SC. Throughout the years, many notable historic and famous clientele enjoyed the hotel’s full service and convenient location. In 1996, an extensive restoration earned the hotel the esteemed National Trust Award and once again the Francis Marion opened its doors as Charleston’s Grand Hotel. More recent refurbishments have added to the comforts of today and enhanced the hotel’s historic ambiance with sleek room decor reminiscent of the 1920’s grandeur. Today, the traditional services continue to provide doorman and bell service, concierge, valet parking, room service, wireless Internet services, business center, newsstand, gift shop, Spa Adagio, Starbucks™ and a well-equipped fitness center. Guests can enjoy classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, a Charleston restaurant, known for its artfully prepared dishes using local farm fresh ingredients. Or simply relax with cocktails and jazz piano music in The Swamp Fox Bar. Experience unsurpassed views of the historic harbour at the Francis Marion Hotel, the only high-rise hotel in Charleston’s historic district. All 235 guest rooms including 10 Suites and 7 Penthouse Suites are tastefully furnished for today’s sophisticated traveler, and provide modern conveniences. Enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep with heavenly pillow-top mattress and luxurious bedding with triple sheeting.
• 235 rooms including 10 Suites and 7 Penthouse Suites
•Complimentary Wireless Internet access
•The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar
•Spa Adagio Day Spa
•Safe Deposit Boxes
•Check-in time 4 pm
•Check-out time 12 noon
•Room Service available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
•Dry cleaning/Laundry service
•Starbucks Coffee Shop
•Sorry, no pets allowed
•Rooms feature a flat-panel TV, work desk, custom-made vanities, sitting area, coffee pot, iron/ironing board, and hair dryers. Cribs, roll-away beds, and mini-refrigerators are available upon request.
Francis Marion Hotel - exterior image
Francis Marion Hotel - king room
Francis Marion Hotel - lobby