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“Great location in historic district, close to the waterfront” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
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Glenelg, Maryland
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250 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Great location in historic district, close to the waterfront”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This Best Western is right in the historic area of Beaufort, right on the the path of the walking tours. In fact, the horse drawn carriage tours run right by the hotel. It's a short walk to the waterfront and all the shops and restaurants. The front office has lots of brochures and maps of the area and the owners are very helpful. The bedroom is large, but bathroom is on the small side as this is an older building, but they've been nicely maintained and the furnishings are in great shape. All the amenities are there - flat screen TV, 2 (yay!) luggage racks, iron/board, desk, lots of outlets, Bed and Bathworks toiletries, MW and fridge, even a bowl of candies in the room. You'll find coffee in the lobby and cookies too. Parking is free and there seem to be enough spaces. Breakfast is included and served in a separate building out front. Choices include scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, pastries, cereals, waffles, fruit, juices and coffee.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property. I will certainly pass along your comments to all departments and to all of my super staff! If your future travels bring you back to our lovely little town we hope you choose to stay with us again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Loved the position of this hotel opposite the waterfront park- an ideal location for exploring the town. We had a room facing the bay which was great, but would have been happy staying anywhere on the complex. Loved the brick and ironwork of the hotel - a very interesting building. The rooms were well maintained and decorated . The pool was small and it was too cold to swim, but I can imagine sitting there on a better day. The reception area and breakfast area were good quality. All in all a good value for money option for staying in Beaufort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill C
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor family. If you are this way again we hope you will choose to stay with us! Cheers!

Lisa K. Hudson
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

My daughter and I arrived in Beaufort SC on august 29th 2012 to attend her boyfriends graduation from boot camp at Parris Island. Our drive there from Chapel Hill had been very stressful as we drove through some very severe storms. We arrived at the best western and were warmly greeted at the front desk. The gentleman provided us with information about PI and the graduation in a nice packet and before we knew it we were off to our room. The rooms were spotless!!! The hotel is older but is very well maintained. Being so close to the water I had concerns it might smell musty, but not to worry, the cleaning of these rooms is unmatched. The hotel is right across from the water and a very short walk to many shops, restaurants and just plain beautiful southern charm!! My wife and I took a nice walk along the waterfront, visiting many shops, having lunch at a nice little spot on the water and then spent nearly an hour just watching the world go by!! The beds are very comfy, and the fridge was a nice addition as we had brought a great deal of food to take to our Marine's family day picnic. If you are ever in this area, definitely try this hotel. PS the older lady who was at the breakfast buffet was the sweetest lady I have ever met!!! We arrived just before the buffet was closing and she made sure that we all had everything we needed, didn't feel rushed and she truly seemed happy to make us feel at home!!! Thanks for making our brief stay one we will never forget!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mark s
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments about our hotel! Reviews like your are what drive us all to do our very best every day to see that every guest we have gets the service and accommodations they would consider outstanding. Please do come back to beautiful Beaufort and experience "Southern Hospitality" at its best!

Lisa K. Hudson
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on April 1-3, 2013, it is in a wonderful location right across the road from the water, our room was on the second floor, with a view of the bay, the room was spotless and well decorated. All the staff were great, breakfast was good, if we were to be in Beaufort again we would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank canadiangardener
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for your complimentary review of our little inn. Yes we are fortunate to have such a prime location. Please do come back and see us again!

Lisa K. Hudson
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Munich
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night. We had a very nice, well kept room in the back of the hotel, with a beautiful view onto a historic villa.

Plus: Centrally located, near ocean, quiet, clean, friendly, good deal.

All the "historic bed and breakfeast" places were booked out, but this was a good alternative for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline_lxxvi
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. If your travels bring you back to our beautiful little town we hope you choose to stay with us!

Lisa K. Hudson
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North Carolina
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99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay in one of the five rooms on the second floor overlooking the bay (210-214?). Our room was large and very clean so we were pretty pleased. When we were taking our things up to our room we bumped into a member of the cleaning staff, who noticed we had a bottle of wine and offered to bring us a corkscrew and wine glasses to our room, which I thought was extremely nice of her - definitely service over and above what I would have expected and much appreciated.

We enjoyed sitting on the bench outside our room with a nice (if slightly obscured view of the bay).

All in all a very nice stay and I'd definitely stay here again.

Didn't go to breakfast so couldn't really comment on that - my husband did and said it was very crowded (nowhere to sit) and nothing over special - but the rest of our stay was very nice indeed.

Easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, and no problems with parking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PooksNorthCarolina
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for the review of our hotel. I am continually made proud of my entire staff-I will certainly pass along your kudos! Hurry back!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn
Address: 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5514
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Green Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#8 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Sea Island InnStay in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District and explore the antebellum homes,plantations,and secluded islands of South Carolina Low Country at our charming Beaufort hotel located on the Beaufort River. Walk to quaint shops,art galleries,book stores,and a variety of cafés,bistros,coffee shops,and fine restaurants just steps from our Beaufort hotel.When you stay at our unique Beaufort hotel you'll also enjoy a perfect home base for exploring Hilton Head,Charleston and Savannah,which are less than an hour's drive away. Escape to our Beaufort hotel and experience Southern hospitality at its finest. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Sea Island Hotel Beaufort
Best Western Beaufort
Beaufort Best Western

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