Historic Hotel, Vintage Theatre, Drive-In too!

General Francis Marion Hotel & The Lincoln Theatre

    • Lizzie
      June 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

      You’ve put me in the mood for an over-nighter to Marion. I’m only about 2 and a half hours away, and I do love those grand old hotels.

      • Mod Betty
        June 19, 2013 at 11:04 am

        It is a sweet little stop. Once I finish scouring all of the Retro Roadmap possibilities up and down our ATL route I know this one is one we’ll go back to 🙂

    • Uncle Atom
      June 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Great post MB, that’s going on my summer to do list.

    • Julienne
      June 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

      What a great post! Thank you so much for reminding people to spend the extra few dollars to keep these gems in business. I loved “And next time I‚Äôm trying to be frugal I‚Äôll remember that my extra money spent is an investment in the kind of world I want to live in.” I feel the same way. My dad and I will be sure to stop at the Francis Marion Hotel in August on the way back to my college in Nashville!

    • Retro Chick
      June 25, 2013 at 5:07 am

      That hotel looks gorgeous!

      I love the drive in movie theatre too, we don’t really have them in the UK, such a shame!

      • Mod Betty
        June 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        It is a very cool old hotel – and I can see making a night of it in town – come in for the drive in, have dinner, stay at the hotel – my idea of an ideal evening!

    • Jaclyn Bray
      July 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      While our junior king suite was small, it was very comfortable and adequate. Great bed, 2 nice high-backed chairs and an ottoman to watch tv. Tv was a small old one, but adequate. Breakfast was included, although I had to ask when we checked in, and was a delicious made-to-order waffle (or scrambled eggs). Choice of teas. My husband said the coffee was weak. Parking was readily available right near the front of the hotel, as well as the lot in back. There are several restaurants along Main St. We ate lunch at Handsome Molly’s, which was quite good. FYI, almost all the shops along Main Street are closed on Saturdays.

    • Tim Sieck
      January 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      What a great article about this fabulous hotel. There are many hotels like this listed on http://www.historicbuildingarchives.com

      • RetroRoadmap
        January 25, 2014 at 8:55 am

        Thanks for the link Tim – I’ll check it out!

    • paula boyer
      January 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Valparaiso Indiana still has one

    • Sara C. Abington
      October 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      I havent been to a drive in theater in years! I wish there was more of them around. This should be a must for anyone visiting.

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