The Francis Marion Hotel
Situated at 387 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, the Francis Marion Hotel is less than a mile from the South Carolina Aquarium. The hotel boasts amenities such as a fitness center, a spa, a coffee shop, and a restaurant and bar. Across the street from the hotel is Marion Square, a former parade ground for The Citadel. The square is now home to monuments and a seasonal farmers' market. Also, within a mile, is the Manigault House, a National Historic Site and museum.
The hotel was built in 1924; however, it ceased operating for a period of time. Because of its location and historical significance, the City of Charleston encouraged its reopening and in 1996, the Francis Marion Hotel was renovated and reopened. Guests looking for coffee for an early morning walk can enjoy the Starbucks coffee shop. A fully equipped fitness center is available for exercise. Those in search of rest and relaxation can take advantage of the Spa Adagio Day Spa. And, for guests looking for dining or cocktails, the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar is found in the hotel lobby. Staying connected is also easy with the complimentary wireless internet access. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board. Mini-refrigerators are also available.
Downtown Charleston has plenty to keep visitors busy. Within a mile of the hotel, Battery Park is located on the water along the famous Charleston promenade known as the Battery. Patriots' Point is five miles from the hotel across Charleston's modern marvel, the Arthur Ravenel bridge. At Patriots' Point, tours are available on the USS Yorktown and boat rides ferry passengers to Fort Sumter. Finally, for those looking to shop and dine, Hyman's is a well-known restaurant located on Meeting Street in the downtown area. At Patriots' Point, diners can enjoy the Blue Marlin Fish House. With these and other Charleston attractions, fine dining, and shopping opportunities, visitors to Charleston's Francis Marion Hotel will not be disappointed.