Named after General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel opened in 1924 and has since set the standard for Charleston hotels. The hotel boasts an enviable location in the centre of Charleston and as such guests have convenient access to all that this charming, historic city has to offer including an array of shops, restaurants, antiques and attractions, such as the South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbour Tours, College of Charleston, the Charleston Visitor Centre and, of course, the region’s stunning golf courses.
As one of the largest and grandest hotels in the Carolinas, the Francis Marion Hotel underwent an extensive restoration just over a decade ago which has returned this magnificent building to its former glory while adding all the modern conveniences one would expect from a top class hotel. The Francis Marion Hotel is the only high-rise hotel in Charleston's historic district and as such guests are treated to magnificent views from many of the 234 lavish guestrooms. Each room is tastefully decorated and replete with all the modern services and amenities that may be required by today’s sophisticated traveler. Those looking for an added slice of space and luxury can also opt for one of 10 Suites or 7 impossibly luxurious Presidential Suites.
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar offers classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here regional specialties are prepared with farm to table practices in mind using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.
While it will be hard to drag yourself away from this stunning hotel, its location provides easy access to historic Charleston attractions including markets, ancient churches, museums, shops and, of course, top class golf courses including the stunning Links and Harbor courses at the Wild Dunes Resort. The Francis Marion Hotel also offers guests the chance to unwind in the Spa Adagio where relaxing massage therapies, skin care and spa body treatments are all on the menu.