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Planters Inn vs Francis Marion Hotel

Both Planters Inn and Francis Marion Hotel are rated very highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Planters Inn ranks significantly better than Francis Marion Hotel. Planters Inn scores 89 with approval from 16 reviewers like Gayot, Frommer's and Lonely Planet.

Planters Inn
8 / 10
112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
From $249 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge
"A member of upscale Relais & Châteaux collection, this exquisite, 62-room hotel lives up to its A-list reputation."
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Peninsula Grill is a hot ticket for a romantic dinner; book at least a month in advance.
Fodor's
"Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, this boutique property with well-appointed and beautifully maintained rooms is a stately sanctuary amid the bustle of Charleston's Market." Full review
Frommer's
"Renovations transformed the place into a cozy but tasteful and opulent enclave of colonial charm, turning it into one of the finest small luxury hotels of the South." Full review
Star Service
"Posh period precincts aside, this place attracts small, select gatherings, weddings and individuals, gourmands among them—the restaurant is a sanctuary for foodies." Full review
Michelin Guide
"Accommodations in the original 1844 building of this historic-district Relais & Chiteaux property are elegantly designed... the inn's Peninsula Grill gets raves."
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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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