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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1015 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
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Harlem, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The beautiful iron works on the exterior of this hotel reminded us of New Orleans. This hotel is perfectly situated in downtown Beaufort. It is within walking distance to the harbor, the shops and dining areas of Bay Street. The park and plantings are just across the street. It is really picture perfect.
The rooms were spotless, the pool was wonderful, and the daily breakfasts were great. The hotel staff were so kind and went out of there way to make this a memorable vacation. I loved the simple white bedspreads and the housekeeping staff enabled us to purchase one for our own home. We have never had such nice people to go out of their way for such a request.
It is relatively small, and Marine families are frequent guests at Basic graduation ceremonies. Make reservations early! Best hotel in town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your review of our Sea Island Inn. We indeed are blessed with a prime location and a world class staff. Reviews like yours is what drives our entire Best Western team. Please do come see us again!
Lisa K. Hudson
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  • 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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English first
Indianapolis, IN
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great hotel right in the historic district. We asked to check-in early and they were very accommodating and let us check in around 1:00 pm. The room was #234 upstairs on the corner, overlooking the pool. It was a very quiet location. There was a nice sitting area right outside our door and covered...as it rained a little in the evening. Very nice room, extremely clean, with comfortable King bed, microwave and fridge. Front desk personnel were very helpful in providing good restaurant info. We dined at: Emily's, Plums & Dockside (on the other side of bridge). No need to get in the car to go downtown, as you are very close and not a far walk at all. Waterfront Park is very nice for an evening stroll and picture taking. The harbor is right across the street and it isn't huge, so it wasn't loud or crowded.

Breakfast was included and consisted of your normal cold items, fruit, yogurt, toast, bagels danish but also scrambled eggs and sausage and Belgium waffles (you make yourself). Plenty of seating and complimentary USA Today. Beware...no elevator. So if you have a difficult time with steps, stay on the first floor. Plenty of parking right on the premises.

Regarding Beaufort...Take a carriage ride first thing! That way you get an overview of the town. The guides are very knowledgeable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for the terrific review of our Best Western Sea Island Inn! We are so pleased you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay. You are not alone in loving that room above the pool! Please do come back soon!
Lisa K. Hudson
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Northridge, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Having never been to Beaufort, SC, we weren't sure about our lodging selection. Trip Advisor indicated it to be a great place in the historic district.
It exceeded our expectations! Nice rooms with refrigerator, microwave, TV, comfy beds, good A/C, great pool and wonderful breakfast in a beautiful dining room! The office and cleaning staff couldn't be nicer and helpful. The location is excellent. Right across from Waterfront Marina and Park. A stone's throw from the shops, historic homes, churches,cemetaries. Just a quick two minute drive across the bridge to the Sea Islands for more great fun. It is the only motel/hotel in the historic neighborhood. All others are uptown, away from the quaint & charming area of Beaufort. I would stay here again for sure. Beaufort is a lovely spot to stay between Savannah and Charleston.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor family. We are thrilled you were so pleased with your stay. From my entire staff, we thank you and hope to see you and yours again soon!!!
Lisa K. Hudson
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

great facilities at a great location. just 40 mins from savannah airport. has outdoor pool with workout room. breakfast included and has a good selection. staff efficient and helpful. within walking distance of many good restaurants and sights

Room Tip: we liked the view of the pool
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our little inn. We hope your travels will bring you back to Beaufort and that you will consider staying with us again!
Lisa K. Hudson
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Nevada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Travelling from Florida to North Carolina we had decided to break our journey overnight to visit historic Beaufort SC and booked online 2 days in advance. On arrival we were greeted warmly (by Rose) who informed us that we had got their last room and the hotel was now full. We were somewhat apprehensive that things could get noisy but all was serene and blissful sleep. Sea Island Inn is on the waterfront and a perfect location to walk around the upmarket shops and historic city. Our hotel room was comfortable and clean and breakfast choice excellent. We would certainly book again if travelling nearby. Thanks, Sea Island Inn !.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. Rose is just one of many fine people I am proud to have on my staff. I will pass along your kind words to her and we hope you will return to Beaufort and of course stay with us!
Lisa K. Hudson
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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We visit Beaufort, SC every year, traveling there by boat from Charleston and docking at the City Marina. Then it is a very short walk across the street to the Sea Island Hotel. This is a small, but extremely well maintained hotel with the owner on the premises. Staff are some of the nicest people in the South; breakfast is plentiful and included with the room. Located just two very short blocks from great restaurants and shopping in the small city where "The Big Chill" and portions of "Forrest Gump" were filmed, this small hotel is perfect for a nice weekend in Beaufort. Free off-street parking, 24 hour staff availability, and free wireless internet add to the value of a room at the Sea Island. Well maintained pool with a security guard also on the premises in the evening, we will continue to stay at this hotel each time we travel to Beaufort.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the bay and was totally quiet and enjoyable.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor Family! We strive to make all of our guests as happy with their stay as you were. Thank you for your kind words about my staff- I will certainly pass those along to them. Hope to see you on the next trip!
Lisa K. Hudson
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mount pleasant, sc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had a large group coming by boats from Charleston, SC. The marina is directly across the street so it was an easy transition. The hotel staff was exceptional. The beds are more comfortable than high end hotels. The pool was clean & the breakfast was good. I was impressed to see they went above and beyond by the thoughtful extras that were provided. For example, there were pool noodles by the pool. Free water bottles in the room. Cookies in the lobby. The hotel is also across from waterfront park where there's good restaurants, a great playground, and many swings to sit and watch the boats go by. I'm looking forward to a return visit soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. My entire staff is dedicated to providing our guests the best in accommodations and service. They make me so proud. We look forward to you and your group's return!
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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Green Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#5 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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Best Western Plus Sea Island Hotel Beaufort
Best Western Beaufort
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