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Market Pavilion Hotel vs Francis Marion Hotel

Market Pavilion Hotel and Francis Marion Hotel are both highly recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, Market Pavilion Hotel ranks significantly better than Francis Marion Hotel. Market Pavilion Hotel comes in at #4 in Charleston with accolades from 12 reviews including Concierge, Afar Magazine and Jetsetter.

Market Pavilion Hotel
8 / 10
225 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
From $289 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge
"This hotel on the corner of Market and East Bay is for those who like some chintz with their antebellum charm. Don't."
Fodor's
"It resembles a European grand hotel from the 19th century, and you feel like you're visiting royalty." Full review
Frommer's
"The hotel evokes old-time Charleston so effectively that virtually everyone is amazed that the structure is from 2003." Full review
Oyster
Upscale
"This luxurious property is located across the street from the City Market, in the heart of the most upscale area of the Historic District." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Charleston's newest luxury hotel, with the best skyline and harbor views in town, plus a charming rooftop bar and pool from which to take them in." Full review
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Francis Marion Hotel
8 / 10
387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
From $119 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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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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