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Anchorage 1770 Inn

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1103 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5422
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#2 of 6 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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Ann S wrote a review Jan 17
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My husband usually never stay in B&B’s, so keep that in perspective, when staying recently at the Anchorage 1770, I was shocked at the price for the quality. The price was $350.00 per night. The room was what I would call not very clean. It was obvious that they only ‘hit the high spots’ when tidying up the room. For example, in the corners of the walls on the baseboards was a lot of dust. The ceiling was peeling from water damage. The bathroom was not marble, it was a faux marble. The sheet on the bed was so wrinkled that it looked like it has just been taken out of the dryer, after being sitting for a long time. The sheets were a poly blend. The bed was not comfortable. The room should have been, in my opinion, around $150.00 to $175.00 for the quality. We choose to not eat at the restaurant in the house, due to the quality of the room. The young lady that checked us in, asked if I would like a glass of champagne, upon check in and I said yes, she never brought it to the room, as she said she would. If you look at the back of the Historic home, the view is a flat lot of a pavement, NOTHING else. The landscaping around the home is lacking attention. On the whole, I do not think the quality of the stay warrants the price. And mind you, we were staying in mid January, when nothing is really going on, to warrant the price.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Jerry E wrote a review Jan 8
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My wife and I decided to hide out at Anchorage 1770 for Thanksgiving, and it was a stellar decision. Amazingly warm staff; outstanding food (especially Thanksgiving dinner); historic home; all staff practicing Covid safety including eating all meals outside on the porch, well distanced; and the local historic seaside flavor of Beaufort as a bonus. We highly recommend the luxury and hospitality of the Anchorage, and you will be charmed by the staff and owners.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 1 week ago
We know traveling during these times can be tricky, and we are thankful you chose to spend Thanksgiving with us at Anchorage 1770. We hope to see you back again!
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Mfgib197 wrote a review Jan 4
Atlanta, Georgia69 contributions23 helpful votes
I wanted to explore Beaufort for the first time and in doing my research was initially intrigued by the beautiful columns and location of Anchorage 1770 as I am a huge of historic houses in Greek Revival and similar style. I found out there is more to this beauty than meets the eye! Not only is the hotel historic, but it is super-historic. It is tabby construction that may go back to the late 1700s, which is great for architecture and history buffs. Make sure to read up on the history of the house through fire, hurricane, Civil War, and a number of ownership changes that sent into into the hands of the capable and friendly current owners. When checking out I actually met Amy, who gave me more color on the history in addition to several other tips on exploring beautiful Beaufort! Check-in on a rainy day was gracious and worry-free, and I enjoyed a rich but not-too-rich meal at Ribaut Social Club: wonderful fresh food in an intimate and mellow setting. (Do not miss the radish salad with blue cheese and smoky sweet pecans!) Breakfast the next morning was on the veranda in glorious sunlight dappling over the water just across the street. The hotel has three levels of veranda that are ideal for a relaxed view of the water. The columns and view are absolutely to DIE for. I stayed in the lower cottage, which was actually nice from a social distancing standpoint. The hotel provides sound machines in case one wants white noise. Parking is right next to hotel - just call when you check in. Really not sure what more one could ask for in a boutique hotel in the lowcountry built over 200 years ago and still welcoming guests to relaxation and delectation of all the senses. Anchorage 1770 is a jewel in a jewel of a town.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: See my comments above on room/s. Also check out my IG for several posts!
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Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded 1 week ago
WOW!! Thank you for such a gracious and thoughtful review. We believe every visitor will appreciate the beauty and charm that Anchorage 1770 offers. However, history buffs and architecture enthusiasts are in for a treat. I loved getting to meet you because you wanted to soak in every little thing that we offered at the Inn, as well as what Beaufort offered. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with me. We look forward to seeing you back here in the Lowcountry!
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janet1227 wrote a review Dec 2020
Albany, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous! Location is perfect, our room was great and plenty of space for our dogs. The breakfast was included and totally superb! Joanne was wonderful and gave us great advice! Thank you, we will visit again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
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We are happy you and your pups enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your return!
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Pam H wrote a review Nov 2020
Pawleys Island, South Carolina48 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in room 301. I do not like to provide a review when it cannot be outstanding, however, I selected Anchorage 1770 for our get away stay based on the 5 star rating others had provided... and location. Unfortunately I cannot provide the same rating. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is amazing. The linens in the room are 5 star. The location is great for walking to town. We were greeted by a staff member who checked us in and was not wearing a mask...she also served our dinner the first night when we ate at their restaurant and was not wearing a mask then either. This instantly did not make us feel comfortable that the inn is taking good precautions to keep their guests safe. Other staff we encountered during our stay were wearing masks. During the current COVID environment we feel masks should not be elective on employees of businesses if they want their patrons to feel they are serious about taking necessary precautions. The inn is tired and in need of a refresh and good cleaning. Rugs throughout are dirty and in need of cleaning or replacement. Upholstered furniture is in need of cleaning also. Rug in our room had not been swept before our arrival. What we saw was not an issue of "this years" use. Our room had a lovely period piece bed, however, the lucite desk and other decor items detracted from the feel and look of a historic inn. While 2020 has been a challenging year for the travel industry with spring shut down for COVID, it did provide time to address many of these issues. We had a very good time...enjoyed our stay..however, we do not feel this is currently a 5 star accommodation.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms on the front-street side of the inn can be noisy with traffic on the busy street
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Response from Amy Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
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We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we apologise that the person who checked you in was not wearing a mask. We require our staff to wear masks at all times. Please email me at amy@anchorage1770.com and let me know what date you checked in, so I can address this with the staff member. As far as the rugs and upholstery....you are correct!!! We had all new rugs and seating ordered when we were shut down last Spring, and had to cancel the order. Unfortunately, we have not been able to reorder yet as we are still in strange times. However, the rug and upholstery cleaners are actually at the inn today. As far as the "lucite" desk, it is actually glass. We have purposefully combined antiques with contemporary pieces to give the Inn a 2020 feel. Our goal is for every guest to have a 5 star experience, and we are sorry we were not able to give that to you.
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$208 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaBeaufort
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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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.