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Across the street from Marion Square, in historic downtown Charleston
Francis Marion Hotel sits across the street from Marion Square, a six-acre park in Charleston's historic downtown. The hotel is also within walking distance of many tourist attractions and the College of Charleston.
Historic downtown is known for its beautiful 18th-century architecture, numerous museums, and great shopping and restaurants. King Street, where the hotel is located, is the main drag, with high-end restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The harbor is just a short walk away, as are the South Carolina Aquarium and the Charleston City Market, which is home to numerous craft stands.
Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster -- the decor is a bit dated, the bathrooms are small, and the restaurant is only so-so. The hotel's location in historic downtown remains the highlight, and rooms come with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.