Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion (the “Swamp Fox”), the Francis Marion Hotel became an instant Charleston landmark when it opened in 1924. Rising 12 stories above the Historic District, the hotel offers spectacular views of Charleston’s church steeples, historic mansions, and famous harbor, providing easy access to the wealth of Charleston’s attractions.

With continuous restorations throughout the years, the Francis Marion features 234 modern and comfortable guestrooms and suites while preserving our historical architecture. Located downtown on Marion Square, the hotel is within walking distance of the magnificent gardens, house museums, antique shops, local boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife that has made Charleston one of the south’s premier cities.

With such on-site amenities as The Spa of Charleston, the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, Starbucks, and 18,000 square feet of meeting space, no one will fault you if you end up staying inside the Francis Marion Hotel for the duration of your stay.

Francis Marion Hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1999. 

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Give the gift of a stay at the historic Francis Marion Hotel or a dinner at the Swamp Fox Restaurant.

Historic Charm
Experience unsurpassed views of the historic harbor at the Francis Marion Hotel.
You may never want to leave your room!

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar
Named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features farm fresh sustainable ingredients showcasing Charleston’s cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The Heart of Charleston’s social, business and community life since 1924.

Find out what makes us the perfect Charleston event venue for any occasion
Meetings in Charleston

Add a little Southern Charm to your next meeting!

The Francis Marion Hotel offers everything you will need for an unforgettable meeting or conference in Charleston.


Charleston Wedding at The Francis Marion

Congratulations on your Engagement!
It’s time to have the wedding of your dreams! The Francis Marion Hotel has three of the most beautiful ballrooms in the Lowcountry, the perfect setting for an elegant wedding reception.

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