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Anchorage 1770 Inn

1103 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5422
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Beaufort
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Award winning Anchorage 1770 is a waterfront boutique inn located in historic Beaufort, SC. In 2016 the inn was part of the NY Times annual "52 Places To Go" list and appeared on NBC's TODAY Show the following year. Coastal Living Magazine has named it "America's Best Seaside Inn", and Southern Living has named it as part of the "South's Best" for the past 3 years. Built in 1770, it is the oldest and largest Tabby structure still in use. With 1500 square feet of front porches overlooking the Beaufort river, you will certainly find a perfect spot to relax with the warm breezes and the prettiest views in the Lowcountry. The inn has complimentary bikes for guests use and the staff can facilitate kayak, paddle board and walking tours. The inn's restaurant, The Ribaut Social Club, features locally sourced fare and the best Shrimp & Grits in the Lowcountry!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Becky White wrote a review Sep 9
Richmond, Virginia11 contributions
Ooh La La. We drove down to Beaufort, and dropped our anchor at the Anchorage 1770 , and did not want to leave. The elegant Southern Mansion is a gem owned by two fabulous people, Amy and Frank. Their Gracious hospitality and friendliness is charming, and they are always lending a helpful hand. I could barely carry my own pocketbook without Amy wanting to help. Franks soft scrambled eggs, biscuits,and grits are to die for, and eating on the outside front verandah is oh so Mahvelous. The Ribaut Social Club restaurant is exceptional, and a treat for the palate. The staff is top notch, and friendly, and eager to please. Room 401 was divine with five bay windows and delightful views of the Beaufort River. And the heavenly bed, and soft pillows were like sleeping on a cloud. We made wonderful memories for four days at the Anchorage, and I’m sorry to have to pull up anchor and sail away. Becky
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Oh Becky!!! How we loved meeting you two! What a fun and adventurous couple you are! So happy you found us and so happy we have made life long friends with you! Looking forward to seeing you again.....
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Rebecca P wrote a review Sep 7
3 contributions
Great place! We even had a basement room and were so impressed! The breakfast was awesome! The views are great. The staff were professional and kind. Lovely place to stay! Highly recommend and worth the money.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you! We think the basement rooms are "cool", but everyone "gets" it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back and see us!
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John K wrote a review Aug 2020
charleston13 contributions10 helpful votes
We have traveled to Beaufort by boat from Charleston for the past 6 years ,staying with Frank & Amy at 1770. Although every year has been great , this year the accommodations , service and food were the best.(even during this crazy time) Dinner was amazing- New Chef was on spot. 6 stars for the dinner
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Be ready to RELAX- Happy Hour on 3rd floor porch is awesome
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Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks John! We always love when your crew descends upon Beaufort! I will pass on the 6 star compliment to Chef Daniel! We agree!!
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Ramesesjr wrote a review Aug 2020
15 contributions2 helpful votes
Rooms were clean and very spacious. Perfect place for couples. There is spacious outside seating on all levels. Check out the restaurant downstairs. Restaurants and shops are all in walking distance. We really enjoyed our time here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back to see us!
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Sonya R wrote a review Aug 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
I’m a local resident in Beaufort, SC & absolutely love to visit this beautiful place so I can fully relax without any distractions. I stay about 4 times a year & it’s always a special treat! The last time I was there, we had a fabulous Birthday party brunch that was out of this world delicious with a total of 14 ladies. The food prepared by their world class chef & the service of their wonderful staff were exceptional. Many of us ended up spending the night & enjoyed the gorgeous views on the porches that overlooked downtown Beaufort. Best sunsets 🌅 by the way! The rooms & the service were top notch, attention to detail was not overlooked. I so enjoy staying at this exquisite Inn as it takes me back in time and helps me unwind & fully take a breathe from everyday life. I highly recommend you consider booking your next trip/vacation to this one if a kind destination.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Thank you!!! We love that we are your staycation place!! It is always a joy to see you!
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$208 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaBeaufort
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchorage 1770 Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pat Conroy Literary Center (0.07 miles), Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park (0.2 miles), and St. Helena's Anglican Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Bull Tavern, Southern Sweets Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop, and City Java & News.
Is Anchorage 1770 Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Beaufort.
Are pets allowed at Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Helena's Anglican Church (0.1 miles), Tabernacle Baptist Church (0.1 miles), and Pick Pocket Plantation (2.3 miles).
Does Anchorage 1770 Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Anchorage 1770 Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.