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79 2nd Street West, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Folly Beach
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Located just 10 miles from historic Charleston, Water's Edge Inn offers a truly unique experience. We are in walking distance to the ocean, and we're located just one block off the main strip. Offering nine beautifully appointed guest rooms featuring fireplaces, heavenly queen size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, plasma TV, wireless internet and much much more! The pristine beaches of the Atlantic are just 2 short blocks away and are accessible with our complimentary golf cart shuttle service. Beach chairs and umbrellas for the beach are available to rent. Enjoy evening cocktails during our complimentary Happy Hour between 5pm-7pm, offering beer, wine, and our Famous Folly Punch! Hot breakfast is also included when you book with us!
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Sep 2020
So glad we came across this hidden gem while in Folly Beach,SC! Super romantic,cozy,clean,quiet place to stay and the staff were friendly,helpful and knowledgeable about the area! Perfect place to make lots of memories,as well as beautiful photographs! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Paul Lauer, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you P7836WYamandab for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay! We are honored that you chose to celebrate your honeymoon with us! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the relaxing room, cozy atmosphere, and friendly staff. We look forward to seeing you again!
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Sep 2020
I was so hoping this B&B would provide a decent getaway for us after months of being cooped up at home. But the rooms are sorely in need of a refresh and the cleaning efforts during a pandemic were barely passable. The golf cart shuttle service and exterior grounds are a plus, but that’s about it. The staff are young and nice, but clearly aren’t empowered to make decisions to make up for some of the inadequacies of this property overall. I wouldn’t recommend unfortunately.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Paul Lauer, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Larlar621, It is unfortunate to hear that you two did not enjoy your stay with us. I appreciate your feedback and am addressing the detailed issues you have brought to my attention. I have contacted you and your husband directly over email. I look forward to your response and we hope we hope we can accommodate you again in the future.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Sep 2020
Outside - the grounds are very nice and well maintained. The shuttle service was extremely convenient and the location was very close to the Main Street attractions. The main complaint would be the shuttle drop off is at a public access and the main hotel in town which made it VERY crowded and not the most “relaxing”. Inside - I’m honestly surprised with all the positive reviews. Frankly, our expectations, particularly during a pandemic, would be for these rooms to feel pristine. We found them to be mediocre and not the cleanest. The carpets felt a little dingy, the furniture was extremely worn with clear tears on them, and there were visible smudges on things like the mirrors where you could see they had been cleaned but at around 90%. The bed was extremely uncomfortable with what felt like a pull out couch mattress (high at the headboard, sags in the middle) and bring your own pillows. At breakfast we found two bagels with mold, which the staff replaced, however you could clearly tell they were frozen and had just been microwaved to warm. The marsh view was nice, however the entire top middle section of the screened inn porch was missing which made it unusable due to the mosquitos and bugs from the marsh. I mentioned this to the staff at check-in and the young lady didn’t seem to care or know that was done. We found the staff to simply be someone at a desk and there to drive the shuttle. There was no outward effort on making you feel special or welcome, which again is extremely disheartening during a time when people aren’t possibly the most comfortable with traveling. We’ve stayed in several bed and breakfasts over the years and generally love the quaint charm and hospitality. We didn’t feel like we got either of those during our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Paul Lauer, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Thank you Adam for your feedback. We apologize that you did not find our Inn to meet your expectations. Thank you for the detailed descriptions concerning the rooms, the breakfast, and the overall customer service. I am addressing these issues as well as taking the necessary steps with the staff. I will be contacting you directly and I hope that you would reconsider allowing us to accommodate you again!
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Mar 2020
Loved this little B&B. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to anybody wanting to stay at Folly Beach. The rooms are beautiful and the view out the back is beautiful. We really enjoyed the happy hour.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Paul Lauer, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thank you hikeralberta for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay! We are thrilled to hear that you two enjoyed our relaxing rooms, the views, and meeting our friendly staff! We hope to see you again soon!
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Feb 2020
My husband and I recently spent the night in the Regatta ground floor room in January. It was miserable. The weather was in the low 40s that night and our room was unheated. The simulated fireplace emitted a tiny amount of heat but was on a 60 minute timer which ticked loudly every second of the time. We slept in our clothes under a thin summer weight comforter. The toilet ran off and on all night long. Every few hours pipes banged. There was no one to report this to from 9pm to 7am. We did not sleep at all. In the morning we climbed the stairs to breakfast to ask about the heat. We were told a space heater should have been in our room. Breakfast had a variety but the bread was so old and stale we could not slice it. We were finally offered the next nights lodging free but declined. Parking is also a problem. Would never stay there again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Paul L, Owner at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Hello TrailBlazer549703, I apologize that you were not comfortable in The Regatta Room during your stay. Although you did not have a private control in your room, we do have central heat and air conditioning throughout the Inn. I personally received a call from the woman working the front desk concerning the situation on Sunday January 26th. I asked her to let you know that there were other rooms available and we would gladly switch you into a different room as soon as our house keeping staff could get it clean in order to accommodate you for the 2nd night of your stay. I also asked her to communicate that this Sunday night stay would be complimentary in hopes that you could enjoy another evening in a different room at no charge. Thank you for bringing the breakfast and parking issues to my attention and I will be addressing these with our staff. If you would reconsider returning to Folly Beach and choosing us as your accommodations, I would still extend my offer of "a one night weekday stay." I have noted this offer in our booking system and I would personally enjoy the opportunity to provide you with the guest experience that you deserve! I look forward to your response, Best Regards, Ali Boutique Inn Supervisor
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$204 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
water`s edge hotel folly beach
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaFolly Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water's Edge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Water's Edge Inn?
Nearby attractions include Folly Beach Public Beach (0.3 miles), Snapper Jacks on Folly Beach (0.3 miles), and Surf Bar Folly Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Water's Edge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Water's Edge Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Water's Edge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Water's Edge Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Water's Edge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack of Cups Saloon, Lost Dog Cafe, and Black Magic Cafe.
Is Water's Edge Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Folly Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Water's Edge Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (8.2 miles), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (8.7 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (7.4 miles).