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Tides Folly Beach

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Center Street, PO Box 68, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotels in Charleston were very expensive, and we had already reserved a rental car so we decided to stay in the outskirts of the city since transportation wasn't really an issue. Folly Beach is only 15 minutes away from downtown Charleston, so during the day we were able to check out the sights in the city and then retreat... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Tides for 3 nights---our room was on the 9th floor. The room itself was nothing spectacular---our curtain in our room had a HUGE burn hold in it, but I didnt notice it until the 2nd day we were there, it didn't bother me though. The beds were okay, but I could sleep on a rock with... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and I went here on 6-26-2014 for one night. It ended up costing $300.00. Their page said that the hotel had been renovated. We used to stay here when it was a Holiday Inn and we saw no signs of renovation in the room. When we arrived, the room reeked of some icky sweet room freshener. It... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two good things about this hotel - the location and the restaurant. Otherwise, it's got issues. When we checked in, the first room we were shown reeked of air freshener. We asked to move to a higher floor with a better view, and that room reeked of chlorine bleach. We may have discovered the problem - on the... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as the first time we stayed about year ago, this stay was equally as pleasant. The staff is the best. Always happy, friendly, and seem concerned that your stay is the best. The rooms are clean and updated. The view is beautiful from the Juliet balcony. The Folly prier is always impressive. I highly recommend the tides. It is... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got married 6-20-14 and decided to stay at Folly Beach for our honeymoon at theTides. I was thrilled to be staying right on the beach at a nice hotel, but was very disappointed once there in our room. For $300 dollars a night, you are basically paying for Oceanside location.... that's it! Our room was nothing special... we... More

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Clintwood, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a girls only beach get-away, we were extremely disappointed with room 942. The toilet would not flush, no exhaust fan in bathroom, refrigerator did not work! After several attempts by maintenance to fix the toilet, it still would not flush! We were given a box fan for the bathroom to help with the heat!!! That did not help. To... More

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Connecticut
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always fun to be at Folly Beach, Tides is the only beachfront hotel. Staff here is 5 star with Jay leading the welcome, he's been here a bunch of years. A big thanks to each hotel staffer, no one falls short in genuine hospitality, cudos to great training. An area of the pool deck offers a shaded retreat when... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went home for wedding on kiawah. Wanted to find something in our price range. This trip I didn't want to tour visit...just be close with family. The Tides will always have our room ready! Rooms with ocean view... Reserve your beach chair in the morning...all day rental only $25 and the team are always ready to turn your umbrella for... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for the weekend for a quick family trip. The hotel staff was VERY nice, but the room was NOT worth $360/night. It was very outdated for the price. The nail strip for the carpet was exposed - giving you a puncture wound every time you walked! The bathroom had a terribly cheap plastic shower/tub that the kids... More

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Address: 1 Center Street, PO Box 68, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Folly Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tides Folly Beach 3*
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Tides Folly Beach Hotel Folly Beach
Holiday Inn Folly Beach
Folly Beach Holiday Inn

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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As the only full service beachfront hotel in the Charleston area, Tides Folly Beach features 132 classically appointed oceanfront guest rooms, each with either one king-size bed or two double beds. Our Oceanfront Superior Rooms feature private Juliette balconies while our Beachfront Rooms feature semi-private patios with exclusive access to our pool and beach. Every guest of Tides Folly Beach is guaranteed a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Our on-site restaurant, BLU, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with a special room service menu and the outdoor oceanfront bar is the perfect spot for a cold afternoon beverage. Check out our brand new on-site coffee shop, Roasted, where We Proudly Serve Starbucks Coffee. The outdoor pool is heated year round. Guests of Tides Folly Beach may also take advantage of our off street parking, fitness center, business center and complimentary wireless internet. Come join us at Tides Folly Beach where every day is another day in paradise. ... more   less 
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