My husband and I are planning a trip to Charleston in August for our anniversary. I definitely want to stay in the historic area of Charleston, but am trying to find the best value for our money. After I got over the sticker shock, I think I've narrowed it down to 4 hotels: Mills House, Francis Marion, King Charles Inn, or Hampton Inn. I'm trying to stay around $250 or less per night. In what order would you all rank these? I would like to be within a short walking distance of restaurants and things to do, but also have a nice place to stay. I got a quote for the Francis Marion that's around $200 cheaper in total than the other 3 hotels. Is it worth it? I've heard it may be in some need of updating.