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Tides Folly Beach

3.0 of 5 1 Center Street, PO Box 68, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the Tides has the best location/view on Folly...it's still the Holiday Inn of 15 years ago! We had not stayed there in that time, but came back this past weekend. Not much has changed...the bathrooms are slightly updated, the beds are very comfortable, but the rest is dated. Would still recommend it to someone who wanted a hotel instead... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again after such a long hiatus and, of course, for recommending Tides to anyone wishing to stay directly on the beach! I am happy that you found your accommodations comfortable and we look forward to having the opportunity to serve you on future visits to Folly Beach. For anyone wishing to see... More

Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for three nights and for the most part, we found the hotel to be a great place to stay. The room was clean and nicely furnished, the view of the beach and the Folly Beach Pier was beautiful, and most of the staff were pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tides Folly Beach and for your compliments of our property and our staff following your visit! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you on your next visit to Folly Beach. More

Fountain Green, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was great, but the staff was even better. Close to restaurants and shops They were cheerful, happy and helpful. Especially Richie Vaughan. He was the first person we met when we arrived for our week long stay and he remembered our names and checked on us frequently as we came and went.

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Tides Folly Beach! Thank you for your compliments of our staff, especially Richie. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you on your next visit to the edge of America. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Staff! 5 star service! Room was a 3 star due to small TV, too few channels to vies & over-worn furniture. Great location with excellent view. Appreciate the accessibility on the entire property for handicapped persons! Hotel Restaurant food is good however it's overpriced and adds a 'room charge' to the bill even though I paid for my meal.

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tides Folly Beach and for your enthusiastic compliments of our staff! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your view, your meal at Blu and found everything you wanted was readily accessible. Please accept our apologies for the confusion regarding the “room charge” item on your bill. The way our POS... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice beach stay with friends. The beachfront location is very convenient to restaurants and local shopping. The room was nicely appointed and comfortable. We were surprised to find that there was a refrigerator in the room. That said, there were some disappointments. The room balcony was too narrow to accommodate chairs even if the view was nice. Also... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

I am very pleased to read that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us at Tides Folly Beach! It was a pleasure having the opportunity to serve each of you. For the inconvenience you experienced with the out-of-order ice machine, please accept our apologies. This machine has been repaired since your visit. It is our hope you will... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving the lobby and common areas seem decent enough, but once we got to our room we found filth everywhere. The floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months, the bed linens were stained, and the bathroom had dirt and hair in the floor. We had to stay two nights because the hotel wouldn't allow us to cancel.... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

At Tides Folly Beach, it is our goal to provide clean, well maintained facilities and to set the standard for customer service excellence. We regret that we fell short of this goal in the eyes of the author of this review. It is my understanding that we were able to accommodate your request to move rooms from one night to... More

Essex, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Tides towards the tail end of October. We lucked into 3 sunny, high 70's days and were more than happy when we saw The Tides location and the views from the ocean side rooms. The front desk staff was top notch regarding check-in and check-out. Food choices in the Folly Beach area were plentiful... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending Tides even if your experience was a little uneven. We really appreciate all your compliments, especially of our staff so please accept our apologies for not following up more thoroughly regarding the cut your wife received. Thankfully, the renovations to the plumbing are complete so we hope you’ll pay us another visit soon and have the... More

County Meath, Ireland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 hotel reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Charleston a few years ago we spotted Tides on Folly Beach so decided to combine a family occasion with some R&R. First impression inside on the night of 21st. October was a run down hotel though receptionist Susan made us welcome. The room was dated but ok with a great view of the beach however! There was no... More

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Edgemoor, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Folly beach on Sunday and stayed for 2 nights with our 3 dogs. I searched a long time before booking Tides hotel. It is hard to find a nice place that allows 3 dogs, 2 which are large. I am so happy to report that we now have a place that we love to... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

Four-legged guests are always welcome to bring their owners to Tides Folly Beach! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your compliments of our facilities, restaurant and especially our staff. It was our pleasure to serve you during your visit and will be our pleasure during all future visits. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always wanted to stay at Folly Beach so we finally splurged. The area is fun with lots of great food choices. Even with the polar wind mass that arrived the same weekend we did, we still enjoyed walking around a bit. I wish we could have enjoyed beach and view, but with a feels like 37 temp the... More

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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that the cold weather streak didn’t keep you from having a great time during your stay at Tides. Thank you for all your compliments following your visit and it is our hope we’ll have the opportunity to serve you on many future (and hopefully, warmer) visits to Folly Beach! More

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Additional Information about Tides Folly Beach

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*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Tides Folly Beach Hotel Folly Beach
Holiday Inn Folly Beach
Folly Beach Holiday Inn

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