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Tides Folly Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
Albany NY
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Every employee we encountered during our four night stay was friendly, gracious , and accommodating. Upon check-in, we were offered a choice of floors to stay on. We chose the ninth, which is the top floor. From there, we had an exquisite view of the beach and the pier.

The housekeeping missed a few things during our stay (no new tissues on the last night, an un-washed coffee pot one day ) However, we were favorably impressed with the cleanliness of the place.

Heather, at the front desk , helped us extend our stay when we found out our return flight was in danger of being canceled. Indeed, all of the front desk staff were helpful with issues ranging from restaurant recommendations, making change, check-in/out.

We dined at Blu for breakfast two days, which we found to be a solid choice. There are at least a half-dozen interesting restaurants within easy walking distance, so one does not need to feel as being on house arrest as far as dining is concerned.

The property, while possessing some upscale touches, is a re-finished motel. That means outside entrances to the rooms and a non-climate controlled elevator (it was frosty during the evenings).

I recommend this place and would stay again. The hotel is an easy and scenic drive to Charleston, its airport, and all the attractions.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your four day getaway and for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community! Your compliments of our staff are greatly appreciated. I have passed along your specific shout out to Heather and she was very grateful for your recognition. Thank you for joining us for breakfast at Blu a couple of the morning you were here and we’re happy you enjoyed your meals, service and atmosphere. We look forward to many more glowing endorsements following future stay at Tides Folly Beach!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

The staff was consistently overwhelmingly unexpectedly nice, and the makes a big difference. The environment is friendly fun welcoming and relaxing. A free breakfast or in-room coffee maker would be nice. Location is perfect. No complaints, thanks!

Room Tip: Stayed top floor. Quiet except for the birds on the roof during the day.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to contribute such a friendly review following your visit to Tides Folly Beach! We enjoyed your company during your stay and look forward to your next visit to the “Edge of America!”
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I recently went to Myrtle Beach on a golf vacation and intentionally planned to have one extra night. After my final round I decided to drive to Charleston. While in MB I asked as to where would be a good place to stay, based on recomendations I called and was lucky enough to get a room at Tides Folly Beach. Upon arrival and checking-in, the staff was friendly and treated me like a king! I decided that I wanted one last fresh seafood meal, BLU, the hotel restaurant will not dissappoint. The snapper I had couldn't have been out of the water for more than a few hours. The next morning I saw an amazing sunrise, it was the perfect way to end a great vacation. However, while I was drinking a cup of coffee, a staff member came up to me referring to me by name and asked how my dinner and night was. I was shocked by this because I don't remember this particular staff member from the night before. The room I had had new linens, mattresses, and bathroom fixtures. Anyway, the point is, Tides Folly Beach is a great place to stay when in Charleston!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Stephen W
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us for the one night you were in the Charleston area! We appreciate you paying us a visit and thank you for your compliments of our staff and facilities. We’re happy you were able to try Blu Restaurant and that you enjoyed our fresh catch special that night. Hopefully future visits to the Carolinas and the Lowcountry will allow our paths to cross again and know you always have a home-away-from-home at Tides Folly Beach!
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Woodruff, South Carolina
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

the Tides was very clean. staff was friendly & helpful. when we got to our room, there was no microwave.I called service & we had one within five minutes. I also liked the fitness room. it is also is pet friendly,so we were able to take our doggie. the location could not have been better, right on the beach.the entire place was clean, which is of extreme importance to us. we we highly recommend the Tides hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jenrigo
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us at Tides and for your wonderful compliments of our staff as well as the cleanliness of our facilities! We hope to continue to be part of the years of memories to come!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The Tides has a great staff who want to make your stay the best it can possibly be. The location can't be beat ad Folly Beach is a in little beach town with lots of character. For a weekend getaway this cannot be beat!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank CMM13
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Tides for your recent beach getaway! Thank you, also, for taking the time to contribute this great review and compliment our staff. Folly Beach is a great little beach town and we hope you come back and visit us again very soon!
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Went to Charleston for anniversary valentines weekend and stayed at Tides, the only hotel on the beach. It was only $104.00 per night. Yes it was cold but everything else was great. They first put us in room 222 and the water pressure was low in the shower but they moved us to room 424 and everything was great. The only problem is that they are already booked all summer so we can't go back. Boo!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank HudnHudn
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for spending Valentines weekend with us at Tides! We enjoyed your company and are happy to hear you had such a good time. Thank you, also, for bringing the water pressure issue in room 222 to my attention while you were here. I’m happy to say we were able to fix the problem quickly and the guests that have stayed since your departure have not encountered this issue.

As for our availability this summer, we still have rooms available!! Please feel free to contact me directly and I will be more than happy to assist you in getting reservations so you may stay with us again!
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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Me and Family Member stayed here. the staff were very professional . stayed during off season , was a plus . more laid back . nice rooms not really that far from west Ashley . lots of things to do and tanger outlets in Charleston SC about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston SC . Thanks Roasted For the coffees! I hope to come back to folly beach someday

Room Tip: if you want a good view of the ocean choose ocean front rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for choosing Tides as your home-away-from-home on your recent visit to Charleston! Thank you for your compliments of our staff and we’re happy you enjoyed Roasted’s coffee each morning. We really enjoyed your company for the three days you were here and hope to see you the next time you can get away to the Edge of America!
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Property: Tides Folly Beach
Address: 1 Center Street, PO Box 68, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Folly Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tides Folly Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only nine miles from historic downtown Charleston, Tides Folly Beach is located along one of south's most beautiful beaches, offering breathtaking views and a laid back vibe. Tides is the ideal destination for your next Charleston beach vacation, wedding or get-together with friends, family or business associates. ... more   less 
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