Francis Marion Hotel vs Plantation Oaks Inn

Francis Marion Hotel and Plantation Oaks Inn are both highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, Francis Marion Hotel scores significantly higher than Plantation Oaks Inn. Francis Marion Hotel comes in at 78 with accolades from 5 reviews including Frommer's, Travel + Leisure and

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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"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
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.
"A $14-million award-winning restoration has returned this historic hotel to its original elegance." Full review
"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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Plantation Oaks Inn
7 / 10
1199 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
From $145 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast included
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"An excellent value 15 miles from Downtown, a hidden gem built on what was once part of the Snee Farm Plantation, owned by Charles Pinckney." Full review

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