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“Excellent Location and a Wonderful Place to Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1015 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Excellent Location and a Wonderful Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

We went to Royal Palm for a wedding and decided to spend a night in Beaufort after. I had done a little reseach on Trip Advisor and saw this hotel. I didn't make a reservation before we left in case we changed our plans. We got to town and stopped at the hotel. They quoted us a rate of $149 per night. I had seen a special rate of $129 for "race fans." I'm not a race fan but am alwaysl willing to save $20! When I asked about the rate the young man at the desk told me I could make a reservation at the computer in the lobby. That's what I did. That seems ridiculous to have to do, but I did it to save $20. They didn't have a room ready for us to check into but told us we could leave our motorcycle there and walk around.

The location is wonderful. You are right across the street from the waterfront , all the restaurants and the park. What a fun place to visit!

The rooms were clean very large and mostly quiet. The continental breakfast was one of the best I've had before. All kinds of things like eggs and breakfast meats. Waffles can be made as well. That's a wonderful thing to have before you take off. The shower and bathroom were fine too. The linens and beds were comfortable.

We'll visit again and stay here again too. There wasn't another hotel within walking distance that we could find. I'll check to be sure, but I'd stay here anytime.

  • Liked — Location and Continental Breakfast
  • Disliked — The hoops I had to jump through to take advantage of an advertised rate!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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WBMart
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

I was there for a wedding and really just needed a place to sleep that was close by the ceremony. The Best Western was clean and comfortable and had the basic amenities that you would expect to find. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room, which is a nice touch. The breakfast in the morning was okay, with breads, cereals, eggs, and waffles. The pool is small but looks clean. The location is the best part of the hotel and you can walk anywhere in town. If I ever return to Beaufort (which I hope to do) I will stay in one of B&B's. Rhett House and Beaufort Inn both looked nice. If you are looking for simple hotel accomodation, this is a fine place to stay. If you want an experience more authentic to the area, go with a local B&B or Inn.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

As mentioned in the other reviews, the location is the reason to stay here. It's right on the bay and within walking distance of everything. The staff that we encountered were helpful and friendly, though one desk person was indeed on the phone conducting some business other than a reservation as I waited several minutes to ask him a question. As for our room, it appears that while some effort was made to modernize - nice showerhead, crisp, soft sheets, fridge & micro in room - other elements left little to be desired, such as mildewed grout in the shower, a largely peeling surface on the bathtub, thin walls, and an unsettling loud noise coming from the window whenever the door to the room was opened. Don't miss the chicken salad at the Sea Island Wine & Gourmet shop on Carteret.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Repairs needed
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND
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25 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

Nice southern appearance right downtown. Very clean, comfortable room with new Thomasville furniture. Great king bed with nice linens and six comfy pillows. Spotless bathroom with every kind of quality grooming supply imaginable. Quiet except for noise from people walking overhead. Very attractive breakfast room with choice of food and attentive attendant. Check in was efficient and friendly.

Tip. Ask for second floor. Do go on the carriage tour.

Stayed October 2007
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4 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

The Good: Nice location, good restaurants within walking distance, room size adequate, nice shower head.Woman at desk was nice and helpful when we arrived.

The Bad: We found a roach on a pillow and a bug on bathroom floor. No wireless, just tethered ethernet, no elevator. Unfortunately, if you want to be in the heart of historic Beaufort and not stay in a B&B or "Inn", this may be your only choice.

Stayed September 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

We stayed several nights at the Best Western Beaufort, SC in May 2007. The rooms were clean, the staff was great and very helpful and the breakfasts were out of this world. Really a place we will go back to over and over again. The best part was the location. Not having to drive was really nice. That's what we were looking for. We wanted to visit Beaufort in October, but the BW was booked so we waited until the following May and we were not disappointed. I highly recommend the Best Western in Beaufort, SC. And, here is a nice touch, they are "Biker Friendly". So the next time we will take our Harley. S. Fisher.

Stayed April 2007
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

We were to stay in Savannah, but were not pleased with our hotel and decided to drive to Beaufort. We did not have reservations, but the clerk was very helpful and gave us a good rate for two rooms. This hotel is very quiet even though it is on the main street. It was clean and well decorated. We walked through the town and out by the water. The city has swings by the marina and we sat and watched the boats. I would definately recommend this property.

  • Liked — The setting, cleanliness and a well cared for property.
  • Disliked — Close to the road.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 1015 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Green Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#6 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Sea Island InnStay in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District and explore the antebellum homes,plantations,and secluded islands of South Carolina Low Country at our charming Beaufort hotel located on the Beaufort River. Walk to quaint shops,art galleries,book stores,and a variety of cafés,bistros,coffee shops,and fine restaurants just steps from our Beaufort hotel.When you stay at our unique Beaufort hotel you'll also enjoy a perfect home base for exploring Hilton Head,Charleston and Savannah,which are less than an hour's drive away. Escape to our Beaufort hotel and experience Southern hospitality at its finest. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Sea Island Hotel Beaufort
Best Western Beaufort
Beaufort Best Western

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