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The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

1126 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2281
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Isle of Palms
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Opening in January 2018 after a complete renovation, The Palms Oceanfront Hotel combines seaside serenity with Lowcountry luxury. Turn to us for a wonderful vacation destination, wedding or get together with friends, family, or business associates.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Nightclub / DJ
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lkn4me wrote a review Yesterday
Knoxville, Tennessee131 contributions26 helpful votes
First, let me say the staff was wonderful. The location of the hotel is awesome! Walking distance to several restaurants and stores. The pool was quite small and we wished it was on the beach side.... Our biggest complaint is that the room was really "loud". The people above us....were nonstop Noise Makers! Running back and forth. During waking hours and sleeping hours. My husband did go upstairs and ask them to be quiet. Didn't help. We were in Room 228. Beachfront room was nice though...loved the balcony. Everything was great but the noise from above. Beautiful area !!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Patr25 wrote a review Dec 2020
Columbia, South Carolina5 contributions3 helpful votes
The Palms Oceanfront Hotel was an excellent place to visit for a quick weekend getaway. The boardwalk to the beach was perfect for walks along the ocean. Breakfast was to go due to the pandemic but they had good options to choose from.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
DeeAnn M wrote a review Dec 2020
Greenville, South Carolina660 contributions359 helpful votes
We did a short weekend getaway at this hotel to warm up a bit from the colder climate at home. The Palms is ideally located on the ocean and within walking distance to a few shops and restaurants. You can also drive easily to Mount Pleasant or Sullivan's Island, which are both just a few minutes away. For this reason alone it is a great place to stay. Our room was comfortable and clean for the most part. Sleep quality was somewhat good although given the configuration of the open halls with interior rooms there is a certain amount of amplified noise from people passing by and slamming doors. We had a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and very nice big screen TV. The bathroom is somewhat small but manageable. There are a few matters to be aware of that may be helpful as you consider a stay at the Palms. The ground level parking only provides for a handful of cars to park here so the majority of guests must park on the street. This can be tough in bad weather or for those with mobility issues. You can drop off luggage and then park but during peak season the street parking is probably challenging. Due to covid restrictions the morning breakfast (mostly cold packaged items) are scaled down and must be taken to your room to eat. Like many hotels there is no daily housekeeping service. You can pick up anything you might need from the front desk. although the staff is not always available in the lobby for immediate assistance, Given the very narrow lots lines here the partial ocean view rooms sit across from neighboring buildings so privacy is somewhat limited if you keep your drapes open. If you can get beyond the issues noted here then The Palms is an affordable option if you are after a beachfront location without breaking the bank. During our stay we had some minor issues that I addressed with the hotel manager directly. She was very apologetic and went over and beyond with her response to the concerns we conveyed. They are working very hard at good customer service, which is always a plus.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Bill Brasky wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
If your traveling to Charleston alone or with a significant other , stay on the isle of palms at The Palms. I’ve stayed at The Palms 3 times since June 2019... in June 2019 I stayed in an interior room, and it did not have a window or balcony...not preferable. May 2020 I had a single King Ocean balcony view on the third floor, absolutely Best...very relaxing... you can leave your door open and sleep to the sound of the ocean. My last visit in October 2020 I had a single King partial ocean balcony view, and it was pleasant, but did not compare to the full ocean balcony view that I had back in May... I recommend the Palms if your getting away for 3 days or more.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Full view Balcony rooms On the third floor Rank the best!
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Response from Matthew Brady, Guest Services / Front Office at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Dec 16, 2020
Maccgruber2CU, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We value your feedback and your business, and it makes us happy to hear that you have enjoyed our rooms that offer views of the ocean. Please keep us in mind for future relaxing getaways, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Palms in the future!
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Steve B wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had a great experience. Zander was fantastic helping us cancel one reservation and making another. Ed gave us a parking pass very early in the morning so that we could see the sunrise. Later Sydney checked us in and was super. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Matthew Brady, Guest Services / Front Office at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel
Responded Dec 14, 2020
Hi stevebH4357KE, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that our staff was able to help you. We were more than happy to have you as our guest. When planning future beach getaways, please give us a call - we would love to welcome you back to our hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Palms Oceanfront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Isle of Palms County Park (0.2 miles), Isle of Palms Beach (0.07 miles), and My Favorite Things (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acme Lowcountry Kitchen, Long Island Cafe, and Sea Biscuit Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Palms Oceanfront Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Isle of Palms.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Palms Oceanfront Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Moultrie (4.4 miles), Boone Hall Plantation (4.8 miles), and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (4.7 miles).
Does The Palms Oceanfront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.