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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Fashionista2227 Long Island, New York
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Long Island, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel during a mostly-rainy week in July. The hotel lobby is impressive. The staff is exceptional. They take the term Southern Hospitality to the next level. Having an on-site coffee shop (Starbucks) was wonderful. The rooms are very clean, but reek of horrible lemon (?) air freshener. I asked the front desk to make a note not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once again, we stayed with you for Surfers Healing and once again your staff was AMAZING! Even the cleaning crews were so kind and went out of their way to help. Blu Restaurant staff also were so good to us. Your hotel is lovely & clean. The views are stunning ! The parking was great and loved the convenience to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The people were extremely friendly. The view wonderful. Housekeeping deplorable!!The floor was so filthy it made our feet black. We had to ask housekeeping to come and was our floor. They did not bring us clean towels on two occasions, the forgot our shampoo and conditioner twice, and the forgot our coffee for the room.. The toilet was broken and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our first family vacation with our 3 year old to Edisto beach. We had a great time there and we decided to extend our stay but wanted to go somewhere different to visit the beach. We had heard good things about tides folly through friends. We were able to get a room for a Thursday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to stay here several times a year to just get away and relax. I even come alone sometimes. I feel safe and comfortable. The staff treats you like you live there. I love the fact that I can bring my dog. Very much recommend this place!

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Ft. Lee, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let's get it straight...few people come to the tides for its luxury accommodations or stellar service. It is essentially a motel with a bar/restaurant connected to it. That said, knowing what it is, and what it is not, is the difference maker of being satisfied and aggravated. Here are the high points: Fantastic beach and warm, calm water. It's a... More

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a trip to Folly Beach and The Tides Hotel. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable! The hotel is beautifully furnished. The lobby has many seating areas all very attractively and modernly furnished in what I called "South Beach" look. The aquarium is a nice touch too. Staff was very friendly and helpful and rooms... More

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Madison, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from a vacation in Folly Beach at The Tides Hotel. I could pick apart this hotel, but I gotta give it some credit because overall, we had a great time here. The hotel was old and overpriced, but the staff was great, oceanview was perfect and the location can't be beat. The room was clean, spacious and... More

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New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While delivering our daughter to SC for college, we decided to make a vacation of it and hit Folly Beach. First of all, Folly is awesome. It is so NOT the typical golf resort beach you will find in South Carolina. We prefer a more laid back, funky atmosphere (leaning more to a Keys style than a Myrtle Beach style)... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on the 7th floor and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff was great, especially Jay. The hotel is a little long in the tooth but was well maintained. The view of the ocean and pier from the room was spectacular. I do wish the balconies were deeper, to accommodate chairs, but that's not easily fixable. Being able to... 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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