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1103 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5422
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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)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Passport217435 wrote a review May 22
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we be back. This hotel has a lot of charm but admittedly being older it has a few bruises. The bed was very comfortable and the staff took great care of us with all of the little extras. It’s an easy walk to downtown and there is a lovely park along the water.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We were in a 3rd floor room and enjoyed it. Our AC worked very well.
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Islandfoodgal wrote a review May 17
Saint Simons Island, Georgia3 contributions4 helpful votes
What a lovely Inn. Very laid back in the perfect location. The rooms are very lovely with the most comfortable bed. We would sit out on the 3rd floor covered porch with a glass of wine before dinners and enjoyed the breeze. All breakfasts were out on the front porch and they were just delicious. But let’s talk about their dinner…their chef is brilliant. It was without a doubt one of the most wonderful dinners we have ever had. We just ate there one night and the other nights at different restaurants. If we had known how fabulous the Ribaut Social Club dinners were we would have booked another dinner there.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Pattychampagne wrote a review May 10
Naples, Florida3 contributions
My 2 friends and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful southern historic Inn. Frank the owner and all his team were so hospitable We all want to return for a longer visit. My friend Tim recommended this Inn and it did not disappoint Please have dinner on the veranda the best Lamb chops ever 😋Thank you all
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Nancy F wrote a review May 1
Stockbridge, Massachusetts87 contributions26 helpful votes
Beautiful Inn in Beaufort overlooking the marsh. The inn is over 200 years old, it is well maintained, the room was really nice with a view of the water. The staff was excellent and the breakfast was awesome. We had dinner at the restaurant (The Ribaut Social Club) which was fantastic. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the location of our room. It was on the 2nd floor just off of the office and restaurant and was very noisy. So just ask for a room that’s not on the 2nd floor and you’ll love it. The 4th floor rooftop was beautiful and the sunset was spectacular. They even have an honor bar for their guest. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Parking is off street but free.
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katie c wrote a review Apr 2022
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We boated to Anchorage 1770 from Charleston last week! The inn was right across from the marina, which was very convenient. Our room (103) was clean and ready for our arrival. We had a dinner reservation at Breakwater (so good), but upon return we were greeted with cookies and lemon water. Yum! We were near housekeeping, but the noise didn’t bother us because the room contained a sound machine and as tired parents, we can sleep through anything. Breakfast was delicious! The grits were the best I had ever had and I live in the low country! We really, really enjoyed our stay! Check out the 4th floor at sunset! It’s gorgeous!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
skidaway wrote a review Apr 2022
Savannah, Georgia4 contributions3 helpful votes
This a very cute and comfortable bed and breakfast. The views are really nice, as is the walkability to town (2 minutes). Includes parking. The breakfast was decent, nothing spectacular. DInner at The Rebaut Social Club was amazing - highly recommend. We ate on the porch with a wonderful view. The only thing that was palpably lacking was the lack on any smiles or courtesy from the staff. When we arrived, it was the receptionists first day and she was clearly overwhelmed. She didn't smile once. We met the owner who seemed nice but also no name introduction or smile, or warm greeting. We are used to the service and customer experience from the Cloister or Palmetto Bluff, and this was really lacking. Finally, the walls had drip stains from the condenser unit (room 301) and also water stains on the walls around the base of the shower. Some maintenance/paint would go a long way. The bed and linens were excellent. The shower was very nice as well. In my opinion, this B&B is not worth the $300+ price tag. It felt as if it should have been $200/night, not $325. I did email the owner to call me for direct feedback but did not receive a reply. This is an accurate review so others know what to expect.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Do not stay in the basement rooms.
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Response from Frank Lesesne, Owner at Anchorage 1770 Inn
Responded Apr 20, 2022
Hi Sanjay - Thanks for your review. I'll address each of the opportunities you pointed out and where we can improve. First, we have been working hard to address the painting of the inn post Covid. In fact we closed for a week in February and did a lot of painting in most of the common areas both indoor and out, and most of the rooms based on priority of need. Painting is tricky in a historic property bc most guests don't like the smell of new paint, but prefer no signs of wear & tear. I'm sorry you had to experience the water stains on the wall. As soon as the room is available to address this issue we will be painting. Second, you should have experienced a more friendly welcome. When you arrived over 5 hours prior to check in, my staff and I were still in the middle of breakfast service and checkout of the previous night guests. Being in this business for 9 years, I do not recall a guest arriving this early and making multiple requests to me, the front desk concierge, the breakfast wait-staff and the housekeepers directly to access their room early. While I think we started out with smiles on our face, we eventually became exasperated as we were responding to your request multiple times while trying to do the work we needed to get done during breakfast and check out. In fact when you arrived the guests who were staying in your room the previous night had not come down to the dining room for breakfast. While we were able to accommodate your request and get you into your room before the 3pm check in, we should have given you a warmer welcome and that's on us to get better at multitasking between breakfast, check out and accommodating guests that arrive early. For this I apologies. Finally, we did receive your email and I should have contacted you. We just had a busy Easter Weekend in which I worked most of the shifts to give the staff some time off on this special weekend. However, the main reason I didn't contact you is because I read the reviews I found about you as a physician and from an intuition standpoint realized a call would not go well. Finding 1 five star review and 3 one star reviews, it appears the consensus of the one stars was that they found you arrogant and condescending, an accurate assessment based on the experience of me and my staff. As far as service level and guest experience based on price, I did a little research since you mentioned the Cloister & Palmetto Bluff, both fabulous properties. Both are completely booked out through the spring season. However, I was able to get room pricing for next fall for a weekday stay. The lowest priced room at the Cloister is over $1,000 for a one night. The pricing is the same for Palmetto Bluff, however they are requiring a 3 night stay. Based on this and the costs of staffing & operating a small independent inn in a building that is over 250 years old, I respectfully think our pricing is "accurate." I hope you enjoy safe travels in the future!
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ginger2468 wrote a review Apr 2022
san francisco21 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel was in a great location in Beaufort, SC. The hotel, however could use an update. The paint was peeling off the wall in the bathroom. The room we had was on the street side which is also the water side but there were no views from the third floor. I would not want a room on the first floor which was like a basement. The third floor seemed immeasurably better than the first floor. If you’re looking for fantastic food though, I recommend Black Sheep. The chef there is a master. We were amazed at finding this gem in Beaufort. A bit of a walk but worth it.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
mwspencer wrote a review Apr 2022
Kernersville, North Carolina73 contributions7 helpful votes
This may have been the best bed and breakfast inn we have ever stayed. The house is perfectly located next the the downtown area. Extremely walkable historic district and downtown areas. Our room on the front of the house was bright and nicely decorated. The view from the common area porch was great. Nice place to have a cocktail and watch the boats. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. A breakfast was provided with several selections to choose. A chef special each morning was interesting which I got each day and was never disappointed. We liked it so much we asked to stay another night. Luckily they had a room available. Hope to return sometime in the near future.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Plenty of street parking. Next door in the marina parking lot for over flow.
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Ann wrote a review Mar 2022
Asheville, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you like beautiful inns in old buildings nestled in history-laden southern coastal towns, this place is for you. Updated, modern decor keeps the vibe here fresh with comfortable seating in the public spaces indoors and on the porch and rooftop. Room 302 is quiet being on a side street, and it catches the sunrise in the light-filled windows. Very comfortable bed, chairs and ottoman, and step-in shower. Breakfast is delicious, served in the elegant dining room and at tables on the expansive front porch. The owners and staff are all friendly and hospitable.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Take a horse-drawn carriage tour! Enjoy the town's river-front park with lots of swings &...
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Wilhelk wrote a review Mar 2022
Aiken, South Carolina1 contribution
The Anchorage Inn is an amazing place to stay while in Beaufort! Full of history and charm…easy walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant to be around. The upstairs balcony is the PERFECT place to have morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Already looking forward to coming back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchorage 1770 Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Anchorage 1770 Inn?
Nearby attractions include Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park (0.2 miles), St. Helena's Anglican Church (0.1 miles), and Bay Street (0.2 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 Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve (3.3 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.