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414 Myrtle Ave, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-6212
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#3 of 4 in Pawleys Island
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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Romantic
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Free parking
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Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hannah H wrote a review Apr 2022
Prosperity, South Carolina34 contributions25 helpful votes
The inn is a rustic place on a fairly private beach that will take you back to beach vacations of the past. With an ocean front room, you sleep with the sounds and breezes of the ocean at the head of your bed. (No a/c but ceiling fan and box fans are in the rooms). Good coffee awaits at or before 7am with a nicely prepared full breakfast to follow shortly after. Most everyone had their coffee on the ocean front covered porch or one of several pavilions on the dune between the inn and beach, where each morning you will see a variety of sea birds and porpoises hunting for breakfast. There's plenty of time to walk the early morning ocean side before and after breakfast, and lunch, which was fabulous, changed each day. We were totally impressed with the food and cleanliness, plus the staff was always friendly. There is a social climate to the inn but guests wishing for solitude have plenty of places to find it. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: I would get an ocean view, but the cottage has a/c
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rance wrote a review Nov 2018
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina16 contributions7 helpful votes
Just spent a 3-day history retreat with local historian Lee Brockington at the Sea View Inn with 13 other women. 3 FULL meals a day prepared and cooked by Gullah women. True southern cooking. BYO adult drinks! And a true step back in time. No television, no AC or heat - just ocean breezes; no computers, requests to not use cell phones in public areas...Right on the ocean from the front porch lined with rocking chairs, and along the creek and marsh on the back with your own private dock. If you want to truly get away to what it used to be like, and to be able to totally decompress and just commune with the tides and essence of nature, this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Pierre P wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom98 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a perfect hide away from urban Life, back to sources as no mobile phone and internet except in a small corner, family orientated and wonderful social interaction where everyone share the longe to play, talk or Read. and the View and direct exit on the Beach is unbelievable. Been before February 2017 but never mind, I am ure it is still the same and would love to go back
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Charles S wrote a review Oct 2017
57 contributions19 helpful votes
I was fortunate to spend time every summer on Pawleys in the 1960s and early 1970s; it is a magical place. The Sea View preserves the old-time magic: no air conditioning (so be forewarned for July and August), no TV, no cell phones (great idea), and very limited WiFi. But if you want to enjoy rooms with the only ocean view on the island, a quiet slow pace, and three very good meals a day, the Sea View is perfect--the closest thing you can get to the experiences of Pawleys 50+ years ago. The food--described as Low Country and Gullah "influenced"--was quite good, but would benefit from more attention to fresh ingredients. Local crab and shrimp are available, but were not actually part of the menu. Nonetheless, the three meals a day were a good representation of the area's cuisine. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: All of the rooms are excellent.
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champ4275 wrote a review Sep 2017
Rome, Georgia45 contributions29 helpful votes
Love this place. One problem is no AC but lots of fans. Some folks have come annually for generations. Food good and pretty standard. No bar but allows BYOB. Has an art week and other special times. There are some added taxes and gratuity. You need to book long in advance. Not into electronics but has outlets to recharge. Conversation or solitude. Beach umbrellas supplied. If you want fancy go elsewhere, but if you want rustic try this Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Room Tip: Facing ocean is best but book a year ahead. Stairs required for many rooms and steps up from...
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Suzanne1090 wrote a review Oct 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina70 contributions32 helpful votes
I really liked being here, I thought the place was definitely unique and quaint. I liked that it was right on the beach. The guests were friendly and so wasn't most of the staff. Miss Frances on the other hand was a little hard to take at first, but warmed up to us eventually. Miss Frances was the host with the mostest...LOL The food was great and Kip was very helpful and nice. I have to agree with others that have 6, yes 6 sales taxes attached to the bill - one of which was doubled. The other thing is with what they charge per night $300 there could be a few upgrades in the place - like those front stairs to the street. Go you will love it - no tv's, electronics - its great to just get away from everyone and everything....
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: Take either room 5 or 10, but not when I'm there....LOL
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Sherry S wrote a review Oct 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina15 contributions38 helpful votes
First time there and after reading reviews we knew what the accommodations were. No a/c, no tv , no electronics. What we did not know was at checkout there are six taxes tacked onto the bill ( not their fault) also a suggested tip amount. These items were additional $155.00 for two nights stay. The food was great, however servers were not. Was told one night after lingering too long in dining room that we could do like other people and wash our dishes cause she had been working since 5am and was ready to go home! Overall, I would go back as this is a lovely place for rest, relaxation and unplugging. Thanks to Kip,the manager for being helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: Corner rooms have more windows for ocean breezes.
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Mark T wrote a review Sep 2016
Blue Ridge, Georgia125 contributions65 helpful votes
Stay on Pawleys every summer - and always hear about meals at the Sea View. Perfect fit with the Pawleys vibe - feels like you have taken a step back in time. Great view on the beach, and when the dinner bell rings (ask them if you can ring the bell!) it is time to eat. Traditional breakfast - the same way they have been doing it for years and years. Call ahead to make sure they have an opening. A must if you are staying on Pawwleys.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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giniajim wrote a review Sep 2016
King George, VA89 contributions34 helpful votes
We were here for lunch. Reservations for lunch have to be made 24 hours in advance since everything is a fixed menu. Not like a typical restaurant. You get what's on the menu for that day. But it was very good. Nice cup of bean soup, entrée plate with nice serving of fish, veggies and salad, and a nice slice of cake for dessert. Lunch, I might note is "dinner", and the evening meal (which we weren't there for) is "supper". I did think the helpings were a bit skimpy for big eaters (I wish I'd asked if "seconds" were available). They were very accommodating with our group of eight adults and a toddler. The serving staff couldn't have been more attentive. The dining room was a bit small for the number of tables; felt just a bit cramped. No AC but ceiling fans and a sea breeze, so was comfortable (we were there in mid-September). Lunch is a fixed price per person (no charge for our toddler). Cash or check only. When we made our reservations, we were invited to come early and sit on the porch and bring our own wine (they don't have adult beverage service). We did that and it was very pleasant to just sit there for a while. Other overnight guests were enjoying the porch relaxing and reading. A fancy place, this is not. But we are already talking about going again on our next trip to the area.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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bsnestrvler wrote a review Aug 2016
Indiana170 contributions72 helpful votes
I longed to go here from many years. The location is tremendous. I'm sure others may have a good time since other reviews say they did. But our 2 stays were far less than hoped for. Since I didn't want to review based on a single stay I wanted to wait until we came back again. A significant note is that neither time we stayed were we EVER greeted with a "hello", or asked how things were, or even offered any assistance. At one point a staff member stood there watching while I struggled to keep a door open and handle 2 suit cases alone. Even to just hold the door for me would have been nice. While staying here you are living very close to each other. Also, there is no air conditioner in the main house (where you eat and many of the rooms are located) so be prepared. Once we got a room with no a/c but then next time we rented one with a/c. While here there was a single woman staying with 2 small children and she let them run all over without help or oversight in clear violation of the Inn's policies and with the staff seeing she was not watching them. She was a model wearing her very tiny string bikini without a coverup all over the house. Really? This is a family place. We are talking about letting children under the age of 6 be alone that close to the water and to a road so she can flirt and drink. We love children but this whole thing was a bit unnerving. I felt completed to watch her children each time I saw them unattended until she returned. To top it off, as we were packing up and after I had paid our bill (cash or check only + they want the tips in cash... wonder why), a staff member gruffly says, are you leaving? Did you pay your bill? Not, "How was your stay?" or "Can I help you with your bags?" There are so many nice options they could have left us with. But instead we were given a sour taste to depart the inn with. We were thankful to have had many nice memories of our trips, just nothing special from the inn. It was a repeated major let down. They do have some nice touches such buggie boards, beach toys and beach chairs to use so you don't have to bring your own.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Room Tip: Rent a house instead.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea View Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sea View Inn?
Nearby attractions include Litchfield Beach (4.4 miles), The Hammock Shops Village (1.1 miles), and All Saints Church (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea View Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Sea View Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea View Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea View Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro 217, Perrone's Restaurant and Bar, and Franks Restaurant.
Is Sea View Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Pawleys Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea View Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hobcaw Barony (7.3 miles), Atalaya Castle (5.4 miles), and Prince Frederick's Chapel (5.9 miles).