Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays
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.