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Francis Marion Hotel vs French Quarter Inn

Both hotels are rated very highly by writers. On balance, French Quarter Inn scores marginally better than Francis Marion Hotel. French Quarter Inn has a TripExpert Score of 84 with approval from 10 sources such as Fodor's, Afar Magazine and Travel + Leisure.

Francis Marion Hotel
8 / 10
387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
From $119 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Fodor's
"Wrought-iron railings, crown moldings, and decorative plasterwork speak of the elegance of 1924, when the Francis Marion was the largest hotel in the Carolinas." Full review
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For the best view and quiet factor, go for the rooms that face King Street and are as close to the top floor as you can get.
Frommer's
"A $14-million award-winning restoration has returned this historic hotel to its original elegance." Full review
Oyster
Upscale
"Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster." Full review
Star Service
"At Marion Square, the Francis Marion is diagonally across the park from Embassy Suites and close to restaurants and shopping but a long walk north of the historic and market districts" Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Location, location, location is the main draw of this historic hotel, set just across the street from Marion Square, home to the Charleston Farmers Market." Full review
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French Quarter Inn
8 / 10
166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
From $272 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge
"Overlooking Charleston Market, this "quiet hotel" opened nine years ago, but has eighteenth-century decor accented by creams and gold with red and blue touches."
Fodor's
"Guests appreciate the lavish seasonal breakfasts, the afternoon wine-and-cheese reception, and evening cookies and milk at this boutique hotel." Full review
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The pillow menu is a luxury; try the big body pillows.
Oyster
Upscale
"This stately historic boutique is one of Charleston's best-known hotels, and has plenty of charming southern details." Full review
Travel + Leisure
World's Best Hotels
"A little bit southern, a little bit Parisian, Charleston’s 50-room French Quarter Inn has plenty of charm." Full review
Star Service
"Near the more traditional Planters Inn and the similarly sleek Market Pavilion, this crisp, contemporary creation overlooks the Open Market and St. Philip's steeple." Full review
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