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Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel – located in the heart of downtown Charleston and rising twelve stories above the Historic District – offers spectacular views of Marion Square Park, impressive church steeples, antebellum mansions and Charleston’s famous harbor.

Originally built in 1924, the Francis Marion Hotel was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas. Today the elegant, historic charm and tradition of doorman & bell service blends with modern amenities such as free wireless Internet service, full-service spa and fitness center, and guestroom decor reminiscent of plush 1920’s grandeur.

Known for its award-winning Shrimp & Grits, the on-site Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar presents artfully-prepared “Old South” cuisine, live jazz piano music and is the perfect setting to enjoy a cocktail while networking with your conference peers from across the country.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Room Reservations

Our Block of Rooms End on Friday!

Book your room today before it's too late! After Friday, May 24, 2019, rooms 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 June is generally warm. The average temperature reaches a high of about 86° during the day and 75° in the evenings.

Airport and Ground Transportation

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is approximately 20 minutes from the Francis Marion Hotel.

  • Shuttle for downtown Charleston is $15 per passenger and departs within 15 minutes of request. (The shuttle is a shared ride and may make other stops downtown, depending on the number of passengers).
  • Taxi fare from airport to Francis Marion Hotel (12 miles) is approximately $30. Additional passengers are an extra fee.

**All rates listed are subject to change and are estimates. Please check rates with the ground transportation taxi and shuttle booth prior to departure.

Francis Marion Hotel Experience

Historic Hotel

You're going to love the beauty and charm of the Francis Marion Hotel.

Charm & Sophistication

Enjoy the beauty of The Gold Room, home of our welcome reception.


Relax while you pamper yourself at Spa Adagio.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina has plenty to do for you and your guest. We have a few ideas...

Charleston Harbor Tour

Climb aboard the Carolina Belle to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest!

Your professional USCG licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to United States history.


Palmetto Carriage Works

The oldest carriage company in the city. Their licensed guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. Book in advance to avoid long waits!


Pier 101

Located just 10 miles from Charleston, South Carolina, beach lovers have been enjoying the Folly Beach pier since the 1930’s. It is our goal with Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar to bring back the carefree, easy going, beach vibes from the piers of the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. Much of our menu and décor is intended to reflect these decades gone by. We hope you enjoy cold drinks, fried seafood and live music at the Edge of America on Folly Beach!