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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best place to stay in Charleston area for sure! Every room is ocean front and you can't beat the location. No need to move the car...you can walk to plenty of restaurant's and bars from the hotel. We went for Valentine's day last year. It was quiet enough but still had a lot going on! The bars in Folly are... More 

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Greer, SC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I travel to Charleston once or twice per month. In the low season, when the rates at this hotel come in line with others in the area, I stay there. It is righ on the beach. Right on the beach. All the rooms overlook the ocean. The staff is very nice. I have heard the restaurant is also very nice,... More 

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

I love this review! Thank you for all your kind words and for continuing to make Tides your home-away-from-home when traveling to the Charleston area. We are already looking forward to your next visit and if you need anything as all, please do not hesitate to give us a call. More 

Nashville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights for the Charleston marathon in Jan 2015. The ocean view was incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Special thanks to Starr and Chelsea who made our trip fantastic. Starr came to our room to deliver a crib for my son and my 4 yr old daughter said "Are you bringing me anything to put on... 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 this year’s Charleston Marathon and for sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor! Thank you for all your compliments of our staff, specifically Chelsea C. and Starr. They are absolute gems and we’re fortunate to have them as part of the team. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time... More 

Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we checked in, the valet Jay and Matt from guest services made us feel so welcomed. The rooms were very comfortable and the beachfront view was amazing. Had cocktails and dinner @ Blu, the team was very accommodating and the food and wine was delicious. I will definitely come 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 and for dining with us at Blu Restaurant! All your compliments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you on may future visits to Folly Beach. More 

Flintstone, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Tides in the off season of December. The room was satisfactory. 2 queen beds, balcony with excellent views. Decor was a minimum but very clean. My biggest complaint is that the main door was VERY difficult to open. I'm assuming the ocean water has rusted out the door latch overtime and you pretty much had to... More 

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

We look forward to your next visit! For all your compliments, we thank you and for our shortcomings during your first stay, please accept our sincerest apologies. While we normally receive rave reviews regarding our water pressure, it appears we experienced a malfunction during your stay. I can assure you this issue has been addressed, especially in light of our... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very restful and relaxing place with beautiful beach to explore. Food was very good with nice staff throughout. Rooms rates are reasonable. Restaurant was crowded. Lobby was nicely updated.The only thing I would do is spruce up rooms a bit and use nicer pillows :)

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

Thank you for paying us a visit at Tides Folly Beach and for your wonderful compliments following your stay. I am happy to read that y’all enjoyed a restful and relaxing time and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you on future visits to the Edge of America. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for New Years Eve. Our first experience of the night was the desk forgetting our parking pass which was useless anyway because they had no spaces for hotel guests. The room keys did not work and when We went to the desk because they didn't answer the phone, they said We probably demagnetizes them. ?"Really?.2 keys by 2... 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 immaculate, 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. Please accept our sincerest apologies with how we handled the issues with malfunctioning key cards and our lack of communication... More 

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

Hotel was clean. Staff friendly. Rooms decorated nicely. Easy access to beach. Restaurant open for all meals. Lounge up and running till midnight all nights. 4 cup coffee pot in room/small fridge- no microwave. Next to Folly Beach Pier. Pretty views of ocean.

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

Thank you for taking the time to contribute this quick synopsis of your stay at Tides Folly Beach. I am happy to read that y’all found everything to be nice and clean and hop to see you again on your next visit to the area. More 

Richmond
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with most waterfront properties, this one is big on view but the hotel itself is dated and tired. Folly Beach is a really cool, small island chock full of places to eat, drink, and be merry. The Tides caps it on the Atlantic side, and every room has an ocean view. Parking is free and somewhat plentiful. The hotel... More 

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

I am happy to read that your experience, overall during your visit to Folly Beach, was positive and resulted in an endorsement of our island and property to future guests. All of your comments, compliments, critiques and constructive criticisms will only help us improve upon Charleston’s favorite beachfront property. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look... More 

Penfield, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice in the last four years. The staff are excellent! So friendly and seem to really enjoy their work. We looked forward to seeing Jay each day. The hotel overall is beautiful. Gorgeous lobby and restaurant. Lovely pool area. The outdoor bar and restaurant are perfect. The rooms are clean and roomy. A few observations. The... More 

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

Thank you for continuing to stay with us at Tides Folly Beach and for all your lovely compliments following your stay. Thank you for your compliments of our staff, especially Jay and know he greatly appreciates the recognition. Your observations and suggestions for improvement are also greatly appreciated as we are always looking for ways to improve upon Charleston’s premier... 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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