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Tides Folly Beach

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
29 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The glory of Folly Beach is it’s funky 70’s style and the Tides fit right in. Don’t get me wrong. I mean Funky in the most complimentary sense. The rooms are a bit dated and have not been redecorated recently but they are clean and ac works great. I think all the rooms are beach front. The best part is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed one night over the holiday weekend. This seems to be the only decent hotel on Folly Beach. It was ok, the rooms are equivalent to a Hilton Garden Inn express. We are not the college party demographic, which seems to like the atmosphere. Loud music at the pool, mostly 80s. The hotel allows dogs of all sizes. The restaurant... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to feel as though you are at the EDGE of the earth, or Folly Beach, the TIDES is it. Every room has a view of the beach. We stayed in a renovated room that offered all the comforts but the real reason you are there is outside.....the beach. To accompany the sand, the Tides Blu Restaurant is... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only stayed here since there was no where to go once I checked in. They capitalize on the beachfront view, and that was the only good thing about this room. Ungodly priced room, I have stayed in a suite at the Waldorf for the same! So lets see, fitlh in the cabinet that held the mini fridge, the cabinet... More 

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

This is embarrassing! At Tides Folly Beach, we pride ourselves on having well-maintained, immaculate facilities as well as setting the standard in customer service excellence. There is, simply, no excuse for how this room was overlooked before, during and after the author of this review stayed with us. Upon reading this review this morning, the room in question was immediately... More 

Badin, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here the weekend of 5/15/15 for a wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were large and comfortable. With this being the only hotel on Folly Beach it is rather expensive, but other than that it is worth every penny. The bar/restaurant is nice, and the beach chair rentals are an awesome amenity. Overall I highly recommend... More 

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

I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for all your compliments, especially of our staff. Thank you for joining us at Blu Restaurant and for taking advantage of the chair/umbrella rentals through Sun & Ski. We all look forward to the opportunity to serve you on your next visit to Folly... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stayed the weekend of May 16-17. The hotel was very nice and it was clean (although an older hotel.) For a beach hotel the amenities were great. They offered beach loungers with cushions, umbrellas, lots of seating around the pool and deck areas, live music on the weekend... The enjoyment of our stay was taken to the "next"... 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 at Tides during your vacation and for sharing your experience with everyone on TripAdvisor! Thank you for your compliments of our staff, especially Chelsea, Tara, and Justine. I have passed along your kind words and they send their gratitude. We look forward to being your home-away-from-home on many future visits to Folly... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All of the rooms in this hotel have expansive, unobstructed views of the ocean. You can leave the sliding doors open and hear the surf all night. Bs taff is very friendly, and you can bring your dog to this hotel.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review following your stay with us at Tides. I thank you, also for your compliments of our staff and am glad you enjoyed the view! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More 

Indianapolis,IN
2 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel was one of, if not, my favorite hotel that I've ever stayed in. Service was excellent, rooms were great, and the environment was even better. I went with a group of friends and could not have asked for a better time. I will DEFINITELY be returning. I had never been to Charleston (or Folly Beach), or even heard... More 

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

Thank you for contributing such a phenomenal endorsement of Tides following your visit with us! We enjoyed having the opportunity to serve you and your family during your stay. Rob was thrilled for the public shout out and it really did make his day when he read this. From Rob and your entire Tides family, please pass along our congratulations... More 

Scottsdale
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently. Beautiful location right on the beach. The staff are great and the place is hopping on the weekends. The beds and pillows are fair . The place is a little dated. The restaurants are good but lots of completion in the area. Overall enjoyed .

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

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Tides and throughout Folly Beach during your visit! Thank you for your compliments of Blu and our staff and we hope to have the opportunity to impress you further on future visits to the edge of America. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here and had our wedding reception at the tides! The staff was incredibly friendly even the housekeepers greeted us with smiles. The tides in house restaurant did the food for our reception and it was amazing a wonderful variety of low country dishes with traditional dishes. Also the bar that sits beachside is amazing. Can't... More 

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

Congratulations from all of us here at Tides! Your wedding was a thing of beauty and we thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to serve you and your guests on such a special day. Thank you for your compliments of our staff and the food during your time with us. We can’t wait for your next visit. More 

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