A group of us folks from a Lowcountry plantation just down the coast rode up to Folly Beach to check out what is clearly one of the better beach towns for a hundred miles around, where everything, including restaurants and bars, live music dives, shops and, of course, the beach, are within walking distance of the hotel. So what's the best hotel at which to stay? Well, the Tides, and being that it's really the only big hotel in town, that's where we stayed. As the title says, Tides is getting a little old and weary, but it still works. Just stay out of the stairwells where you can really see all of the corrosion and deterioration, which also shows up elsewhere, including in the rooms, on metal things. Well, it is on a salt water beach, so it's no surprise. The rooms are a bit worn, but there was nothing horrible about them... except for the awful drone of the A/C unit - couldn't sleep with it and couldn't sleep without it, given the high humidity. The equipment must be decades old. What was good? The staff, nice friendly competent people who did everything to make our few days stay a positive experience. What else? The Blu restaurant (reviewed elsewhere) at which we had a great dinner one night during the storms. Their breakfast buffet was also pretty good, too. Just $12. Good coffee? Go buy it. A USA Today? Go buy it. All such things that you'd find at a Hampton Inn are not included. What is? A decent and very convenient swimming pool and, the raison d'etre, the beach, right out back, with rentals for beach chairs, wave runners and what not. The Atlantic Ocean, some decent waves and the glorious Carolina Sunshine were included at no extra charge. Would we go back? Yes. Is it worth, say, $250 a night? Yes, $100 for the hotel and $150 for the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tides Folly Beach Hotel Folly Beach
- Holiday Inn Folly Beach
- Folly Beach Holiday Inn