Francis Marion Hotel

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.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Room Reservations

Book your room online or call the Francis Marion Hotel at 843-722-0600. Be sure to mention CU Conferences to receive rates starting at $269.

Rates are based on availability. If you are unable to book a room, call CU Conferences at 888-465-6010 for assistance.


The weather in Charleston during the month of May is generally mid 80s to high 60s.

Ground Transportation*

  • The Charleston International Airport (CHS) is approximately 25 minutes from the Francis Marion Hotel

■ Taxi ride is approximately $37 from the airport to the hotel

■ Uber and Lyft are also available

■ Valet parking is currently $28 per night

*Rates are only estimates

Francis Marion Hotel Experience

Swamp Fox Restaurant

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Heyward Davis and Chef De Cuisine Daniel James create regional specialties.

Spa Adagio

The Spa Adagio is a full service day spa located at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. We blend friendly smiles, soothing aromas and relaxing sounds with an educated and experienced staff to guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated and renewed. *By appointment only

Fitness Center

There is a variety of workout equipment to help keep you staying fit during your stay at the hotel.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. What to do during your conference downtime? We have a few ideas...

The Battery

The Battery in Charleston is a fortified seawall and promenade. It is one of downtown Charleston’s most visited spots. The wall stretches along the shore of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers which come together to form the Charleston Harbor.


South Carolina Aquarium

The Aquarium is located in beautiful and historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Our waterfront location on the Charleston Harbor enhances the guest experience with sweeping views of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the USS Yorktown and much more. Take a break on one of our open-air decks during your visit to spot wild dolphins and birds throughout the Harbor.


Virginia's on King

VIRGINIA’S ON KING is a SOPHISTICATED Southern restaurant blending traditional kitchen comforts with familiar regional dishes. Prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor, the menu incorporates local ingredients and family recipes to bring you Southern cooking LOWCOUNTRY STYLE.


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