Family-friendly Hotels in Florence, South Carolina

See map below for's top hotel picks. 


Hotel Florence, TApestry Collection by hilton in Downtown (Top Pick)

Address: 126 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501

Hotel Florence is a hip boutique hotel in downtown Florence. With excellent and personable service, this is the best hotel to stay at if you're looking for luxury and still be close to all the downtown restaurants and events. They also have a very impressive restaurant inside called Victors Bistro (see  a review of Victors Bistro on's restaurant page). Many locals would come to the hotel just to dine at the restaurant inside of Hotel Florence.  

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Ongoing Annual Major Events 

SC Pecan Music & Food Festival (formerly Pecan Festival and usually first Sat of November)

This is the biggest festival every year in Florence, South Carolina! Always free admission and very kid-friendly! Many neighboring cities would come here just for this special downtown Florence event. The Pecan Festival expands over several blocks!

Upwards of 50,000 people would attend this one day festival. The closest hotel to this event is Hotel Florence because it's smack in the middle of all this action. See pictures and details on Hotel Florence.

Darlington Raceway Southern 500 (summer - Annually during Labor Day weekend)

Every year, the Darlington Raceway hosts the Southern 500. This raceway is only within a 5-15 minute drive from Florence, depending on which part of Florence you live at. Check out nearby hotels listed by distance from the Darlington Raceway. 

Disney World Tickets

(Disney World is a 6.5 hour drive from Florence, South Carolina.) Make dreams come true in four uniquely themed parks, each with its own special version of Disney magic! Fantasy becomes real and reality becomes fantastic as you relive childhood memories and create new ones. 

Be sure your visit includes Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and our all-new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios®!

We drove from Florence to Disney World and it was a very easy drive. See our pictures from Disney World.

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 Only a 7 hour drive from Florence, SC, LEGOLAND Florida is heaven for kids who love to build blocks and LEGOs. There is an authorized site that sells LEGOLAND Florida tickets that are over $10 cheaper than their own website. Children 2 and under are always free. Check out the LEGOLAND Florida discounted tickets here.

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