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“The Beaufort Inn may be exactly what you want but maybe not...” 3 of 5 stars
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The Beaufort Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   809 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, SC 29902   |  
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“The Beaufort Inn may be exactly what you want but maybe not...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Beaufort Inn consists of a former Southern Victorian home and a series of old and new cottages that make up a city block in Beaufort, SC. We stayed in one of the historic cottages which dated from the mid-19th century and it has some nice touches, was very quiet and comfortable. The grounds are nice and well landscaped and maintained. There is also a spa on the premises which we did not check out. The price of the room includes a buffet breakfast in the Inn itself. We found the food to be limited to mostly high calorie choices (baked strudel, grits, bacon etc) with a nice fruit platter but no eggs, yogurts and only white bread for toast. I asked for yogurt and was told that they did not have any. Possibly the Inn was full the day we had breakfast but they were running out of silverware, plates, glasses and seemed understaffed. We had reservations for two nights and skipped the buffet breakfast the second morning. On the flip side, the location is great and there are some really nice restaurants, shops and bars in the area. And I do understand that taste is in play here. We checked out a boutique hotel also in the historic area (The City Loft) and would choose to stay there on a subsequent visit.

Room Tip: We did not see the rooms in the Inn nor the new cottages. Photos of our cottage are attached.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra C, General Manager at The Beaufort Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear BonChic,

The Beaufort Inn is an Historic Boutique Hotel with 34 rooms, a full service restaurant (Southern Graces Bistro) and The Beaufort Day Spa. As you described so well our five courtyards, eleven renovated historic buildings and guest parking areas occupy a town block - a surprise to most guests - and very centrally located to all that Beaufort has to offer.

A unique aspect of our property is that while no two rooms are alike all are in renovated buildings with restored and preserved original floorings, moldings and other structural characteristics like porches and balconies juxtaposed with modern bathrooms (some have the most amazing soaking tubs!), flat screen TV's and Wi-Fi service. There are no cookie-cutter rooms at The Beaufort Inn! I can confidently say that we have an accommodation that will delight even the most discriminating guest preference.

I will share your comments about your breakfast experience with Chef Hewitt. Like with our accommodations, our breakfast options need to satisfy a variety of interests - from the most health conscious guest to those guests who want to experience the ultimate Southern-style gastronomical breakfast feast!

I hope that before you reserve accommodations for your next visit to Beaufort, you will check out all of our accommodations - especially our Garden Cottage and new Scheper House rooms. A stay at The Beaufort Inn is more than a room, it is an experience made more special by the combination of indoor comfort and our outdoor environment. Think of what you will be missing when you don't stay with us!

Just a note: we will soon be launching a new website that will be full of new photography of all of our rooms and amenities.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Sylacauga, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stay at the Beaufort inn, period. They make you feel so welcome and the house is great. Stay in the main house, top floor, king room. It's private balcony is so nice. The breakfast is great, chef prepared eggs to order are the best. They even see you in town and recognize you like old friends. Stay and enjoy .

Room Tip: King room, top floor,
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra C, General Manager at The Beaufort Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Hi Jimmy M!

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of The Beaufort Inn! The room you enjoyed is one of our Historic King accommodations - it has a very lovely Juliet balcony that is a wonderful place to enjoy our Lowcountry sunrises and sunsets. Both are spectacular! I hope you were able to enjoy our garden courtyards, too.

The Southern Graces Bistro staff are always very happy to know that guests appreciate the Southern-style hot buffet breakfast. I will pass along your compliments.

Please come back and visit again!
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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everything I experienced at the Beaufort Inn was incredibly wonderful. The location is great (never once had to get in the car once we got there), the food was delicious, and the service was friendly. The atmosphere is very conducive to relaxation. The rooms are beautifully furnished down to every detail. Highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra C, General Manager at The Beaufort Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you for your kind review and mentioning the many things that make a stay at The Beaufort Inn worthwhile. We strive to offer guests The Quintessential Lowcountry experience and are delighted when they, like you, recognize our commitment to service excellence and to creating a memorable experience. Hope to see you again on a return visit!
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We recently stayed at this inn for just one evening as a stop on our road-trip along the Southern coastline. The room was decorated with care, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was HUGE. The grounds include a beautiful courtyard lit with a string of lights and access to the next-door spa's firepit. The service from check-in through breakfast to check out was warm and friendly. The location can't be beat. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prosperity, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Inn to attend the Water Festival and entertain friends. Great location and convenient to local Restuarants and Historic Downtown. Service and facilities were ourstanding. Thank You,

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We recently had the opportunity to visit Beaufort and stay at the Beaufort Inn. It is a charming inn with an incredibly friendly staff. We stayed in the main building in a great room that had a small terrace perfect for drinking wine, sharing laughs and taking in the views of Beaufort. We will definitely be back and look forward to trying out one of the cottages.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a beautiful inn! The location is perfect for walking in the historic district and taking in the shops & restaurants on Bay St - only one block away. We had a Garden Cottage room with a covered porch overlooking the main patio. For garden lovers the Beaufort Inn has several "secret" garden spots tucked away to enjoy. Delightful. And the garden greeters - two adorable cats who came to meet us every evening.

Each morning Knox prepared delicious breakfasts - he made sure we were well fed and happy. (What a fun, totally charming man focused on making sure we had a great experience!) In fact, everyone we met at the Inn was kind and helpful. We'll definitely return on our next trip.

Room Tip: Rooms around the patio & gardens are beautiful and quiet. It's a nice spot to enjoy the even...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 809 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Family Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Beaufort Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy fine restaurants, quaint boutiques and galleries, history, fishing, beaches and more from our spacious guest rooms, porches, private gardens, intimate courtyards and delightful fountains that are The Beaufort Inn. Located in the heart of Beaufort's landmark Historic District, The Beaufort Inn's historic architecture, curved balconies, verandas and gardens capture the essence of a gracious southern coastal town. Let our Beaufort hotel exceed your expectations. Guests of The Beaufort Inn are welcomed with classic Southern hospitality, style and comfort. Heart pine floors, fireplaces, cast iron soaking tubs, gardens, courtyards, porches, verandas and balconies are just some of the features that enhance your experience at our enchanting Beaufort hotel. All accommodations are decorated in classic coastal style while offering modern day amenities. Choose a room with large windows, king-size bed, fireplace, wet bar and convertible sofa. We also offer suites, two bedroom lofts and private cottages. No matter your choice of accommodation, you will quickly find The Beaufort Inn is your special place. The Beaufort Inn invites you to experience a classic southern inn in a historic coastal southern town. We invite you to make memories and history by hosting your event at the Beaufort Inn. ... more   less 
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