FRANCIS MARION HOTEL

FRANCIS MARION HOTEL

387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4 Star Downtown property
32.78621-79.93656
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  • Avg. Group Discount of 19.3%!
  • 227 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 12 floors
  • Hotel has 30 suites
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 12 meeting rooms in property

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Located in the Heart of the Historic District

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4.0 out of 5.Based on 1147 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Francis Marion Hotel, located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas when it opened in 1924. Named for General Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox" of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston re-opened in 1996 after a $12 million National Trust award-winning restoration, and is once again Charleston's Grand Hotel. Guests at the Francis Marion Charleston Hotel can enjoy classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, cocktails and jazz piano music in the Swamp Fox bar, complete spa services at Spa Adagio, and gourmet coffee from Port City Java. A full array of business services is available for conferences and meetings. Host an elegant wedding in one of our ballrooms or a business meeting in one of our conference rooms. In addition to 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, the Francis Marion Hotel is pleased to announce the opening of the new Carolina Ballroom and Conference Center. The new conference facility features 7,000 square feet of total conference space, including a 4,500 square ft elegant ballroom overlooking Marion Square. The Francis Marion Hotel also provides all the traditional services one expects from a grand hotel: a doorman and bell service, concierge, valet parking, room service, wireless internet services, business center, newsstand and gift shop and a well equipped fitness center.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00 PM
Check Out:12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2004
Floors:12
Rooms:227
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:204
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:30
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:12 View Spaces
Meeting Space:18000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 500 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:12:00pm-12:00am
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hours prior
Nightly Parking:$10
Total Taxes:12.50%
Total Misc Fees:$1.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax:13.50%
Parking Fee:16.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge:22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:20.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees:100.00 Per Hour (For first two hours)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:10.50 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:13.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:19.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:24.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:26.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:16.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:38.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:45.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 4.50 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.50 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:35.25 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 2.75 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.75 Per Person

Amenities / Features





Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Garage
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

20 minutes from Charleston International Airport.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
The Francis Marion Hotel

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Francis Marion Hotel

Below are all the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Francis Marion Hotel.

Feel free to use the Francis Marion Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Charleston event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Carolina Ballroom110 x 41 x 164510320/400--300------28/23420550--
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Carolina Ballroom

This is the hotel's largest and newest ballroom. There are two adjoining prefunction areas that work well for breaks and registration. The room has a built in sound system. All other A/V equipment may be rented for an additional fee. Both wired and wireless internet services are available in the ballroom for a fee.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4510 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
110 x 41 x 16 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Carolina Ballroom Meeting Space Thumbnail 1
Carolina Ballroom Meeting Space Thumbnail 2
Photo of Carolina Ballroom
Carolina A
55 x 41 x 162255128/160--1505445--14/11200225--
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Carolina A

This is half of the Carolina Ballroom. An air wall divides it from Carolina B. It has a beautiful prefunction space with a wall of floor to ceiling windows that overlooks a park. The prefunction space works well for registration or break setup. Carolina A has a built in sound system. All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee. Please see Carolina Ballroom entry for interior photos of the ballroom. The photo attached to this entry is of the prefunction space.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
2255 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
55 x 41 x 16 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of Carolina A
Carolina B
55 x 41 x 162255128/160--1505445--14/11200225--
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Carolina B

This is half of the Carolina Ballroom. An air wall divides it from Carolina A. It has a prefunction space that works well for registration or break setup. Carolina B has a built in sound system. All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee. Please see Carolina Ballroom entry for interior photos of the ballroom.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
2255 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
55 x 41 x 16 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Colonial Ballroom106 x 34 x 203604240/300--200------23/18320400--
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Colonial Ballroom

The Colonial Ballroom is one of the historic ballrooms of the hotel. It has soaring ceilings with brass chandeliers, a beutiful carved wood fireplace and floor to ceiling windows overlooking a park. Features a built in sound system and black-out drapes for business meetings. All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3604 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
106 x 34 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of Colonial Ballroom
Gold Ballroom86 x 35 x 243010160/200--1505045--19/15250300--
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Gold Ballroom

The Gold Ballroom is one of the hotel's historic ballrooms. It features soaring ceilings with crystal chandeliers, an antique fireplace and mirror, and gorgeous hard wood floors. This ballroom does not have a built in sound system. All A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee. There is prefunction space adjacent to the ballrom that works well for breaks and registration.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3010 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
86 x 35 x 24 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of Gold Ballroom
Calhoun Room48 x 34 x 8163280/100--60343034--/--100175--
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Calhoun Room

The Calhoun Room is the hotel's largest general meeting room. It has a built in sound system. All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for an additional fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1632 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
48 x 34 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
2
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Pinckney Room32 x 28 x 889648/60--40--2628--/--5075--
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Pinckney Room

The Pinckney Room works well for small meetings or as a meal room for mid-sized meetings. It does not have any built in A/V equipment. All A/V equipment and internet connections are available for an additional fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
896 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
32 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Drayton Room33 x 17 x 856124/30--25----24--/--3020--
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Drayton Room

All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
561 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
33 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
1
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Laurens Room34 x 16 x 854424/30--25--2024--/--3530--
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Laurens Room

All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
544 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
34 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Rutledge Room34 x 16 x 854424/30--25--2024--/--3530--
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Rutledge Room

All other A/V equipment and internet connections are available for a fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
544 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
34 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Middleton Room33 x 16 x 952824/30--25--1820--/--3530--
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Middleton Room

All A/V equipment and internet connections are available for an additional fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
528 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
33 x 16 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Parkview Room29 x 14 x 942024/30--18----18--/--30----
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Parkview Room

The Parkview Room is the private dining room of the Hotel's restaurant. It is also used for small meetings. All A/V equipment and internet connections are available for an additional fee.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
420 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
29 x 14 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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