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Best Western Sea Island Inn
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 11, 2008

US Marines graduation from boot camp. Excellent choice. Pleasent quiet, secure area. In downtown 10 min from Parris Island. Easy to get to base. We had a great time and the service was great. The rooms where clean and bright. TV, Mirco, mini frig.what else could you ask for. The room had 2 queen beds and a table to eat at. Would stay again if needed to. This was very clean., room by the pool and was not loud.

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Reviewed October 30, 2008

Very pleased with this older hotel, more like an Inn. Right downtown in Beaufort. Close to everything. The continental breakfast was unbelievable, hot and cold items. And all the staff were so sweet and accomadating. I would recommend this hotel for families and girl trips, but also golfing guys too, cause it is very affordable. We went for a girls trip for the shrimp festival and it was perfect. Thanks to the hotel for a great stay. And Beaufort is an excellent place to go for a long weekend.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

Motel in the historic district, had large, comfortable, very clean rooms (not usually found in some of the motel chains). Staff was excellent. Our experience is that Best Westerns located in historic districts are typically very nice). The Beaufort one is located just across the street from Beaufort Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) Except for some sightseeing at other islands and Hunting Island State Park - we didn't need to use our car as one can walk the historic district quite easily and there are a number of restaurants and shops within the immediate area. Truly enjoyed our visit and the Best Western and plan to return again next year for a longer stay

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

We went to Royal Palm for a wedding and decided to spend a night in Beaufort after. I had done a little reseach on Trip Advisor and saw this hotel. I didn't make a reservation before we left in case we changed our plans. We got to town and stopped at the hotel. They quoted us a rate of $149 per night. I had seen a special rate of $129 for "race fans." I'm not a race fan but am alwaysl willing to save $20! When I asked about the rate the young man at the desk told me I could make a reservation at the computer in the lobby. That's what I did. That seems ridiculous to have to do, but I did it to save $20. They didn't have a room ready for us to check into but told us we could leave our motorcycle there and walk around.

The location is wonderful. You are right across the street from the waterfront , all the restaurants and the park. What a fun place to visit!

The rooms were clean very large and mostly quiet. The continental breakfast was one of the best I've had before. All kinds of things like eggs and breakfast meats. Waffles can be made as well. That's a wonderful thing to have before you take off. The shower and bathroom were fine too. The linens and beds were comfortable.

We'll visit again and stay here again too. There wasn't another hotel within walking distance that we could find. I'll check to be sure, but I'd stay here anytime.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

I was there for a wedding and really just needed a place to sleep that was close by the ceremony. The Best Western was clean and comfortable and had the basic amenities that you would expect to find. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room, which is a nice touch. The breakfast in the morning was okay, with breads, cereals, eggs, and waffles. The pool is small but looks clean. The location is the best part of the hotel and you can walk anywhere in town. If I ever return to Beaufort (which I hope to do) I will stay in one of B&B's. Rhett House and Beaufort Inn both looked nice. If you are looking for simple hotel accomodation, this is a fine place to stay. If you want an experience more authentic to the area, go with a local B&B or Inn.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 3, 2008

As mentioned in the other reviews, the location is the reason to stay here. It's right on the bay and within walking distance of everything. The staff that we encountered were helpful and friendly, though one desk person was indeed on the phone conducting some business other than a reservation as I waited several minutes to ask him a question. As for our room, it appears that while some effort was made to modernize - nice showerhead, crisp, soft sheets, fridge & micro in room - other elements left little to be desired, such as mildewed grout in the shower, a largely peeling surface on the bathtub, thin walls, and an unsettling loud noise coming from the window whenever the door to the room was opened. Don't miss the chicken salad at the Sea Island Wine & Gourmet shop on Carteret.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2007

Nice southern appearance right downtown. Very clean, comfortable room with new Thomasville furniture. Great king bed with nice linens and six comfy pillows. Spotless bathroom with every kind of quality grooming supply imaginable. Quiet except for noise from people walking overhead. Very attractive breakfast room with choice of food and attentive attendant. Check in was efficient and friendly.

Tip. Ask for second floor. Do go on the carriage tour.

Stayed: October 2007
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Address: 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5514 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn)
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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Green Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#8 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range: $157 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Sea Island Hotel Beaufort
Best Western Beaufort
Beaufort Best Western

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