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Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays: Francis Marion Hotel

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Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

Downtown Charleston’s 233-room property gussies up with gold-and-russet-colored decorations, an exquisitely decorated tree, and matching garlands that reflect in the grand lobby’s many chandeliers. Just across the street is Marion Square, a historic park that hosts both a Holiday Farmers’ Market and Santa and his elves, who set up shop here daily at Christmastime.

Details: Packages include the Carriages and Cocoa, which comes with two mugs of hot chocolate and a carriage ride through Charleston’s historic district (from $149 per night); and the Holiday Festival of Lights, with breakfast and a three-mile driving tour lined with 2 million lights and 600 displays (from $139 per night); francismarionhotel.com.

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