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Hey y’all! Did you hear about the contest that is going on that features a day with me?! Ok well if you haven’t looked at our Facebook page let me tell you all about it!


Starting February 1st we will be having a contest to see who has the best picture of Sly in Charleston. Our favorite 5 photos will be posted on Facebook after March 31st and our fans will vote on their favorite photo. The winner will receive a complimentary two night stay and a dinner for two in the Swamp Fox Restaurant.

Stop by our front desk and ask our agents if Sly can join you for the day.

Contest runs between February 1 and Match 31, 2016. The voting will end on April 8th, 2016. Submit your photos to


It was such a pleasure to meet Miss South Carolina 2015, Daja Dial. Daja came to the Francis Marion Hotel and enjoyed a night stay in our fabulous Mark Clark Suite. A fun fact about her besides she is a Clemson graduate (Go Tigers) she is also the third African American to be crowned Miss South Carolina. Daja is a wonderful role model to all and we can’t wait for her return to the Francis Marion Hotel!





FullSizeRender (25)Need a tasty treat? Visit our neighbors Cupcake Down South and indulge in their delicious cupcakes. For National Cupcake day Cupcake Down South is having a special for today only you can purchase a regular cupcake for $1.95 and an After Dark Cupcake for $2.50. Treat yourself Tuesday and count the calories for tomorrow! May I suggest the Birthday Cake Cupcake topped with rainbow sprinkles and made with fresh funfetti cake. Stop by and tell them Sly sent you! The ladies sure know how to make National Cupcake Day special!

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– Sly

IMG_7458I am thrilled to let everyone know about the newest addition to Calhoun Street, welcome Carolina Ale House! Guys I finally found the spot to watch sports while your ladies are out shopping. My favorite part about this place is the roof top bar! There is a perfect view from the roof top of Marion Square, but also the Francis Marion Hotel. I recommend their wings and a glass of beer, you can’t go wrong! Go check out Carolina Ale House and tell them of course that Sly sent you!





If you are a coffee fanatic like me then today is dedicated to you. Did you know Starbucks is located in the Francis Marion Hotel Lobby? Come stop by and order your favorite coffee. Starbucks even has their fall flavors out. Enjoy your coffee and don’t forget to tell my friends in Starbucks Sly sent you!