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Tides Folly Beach
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

My Wife and I stayed at Tides for a couple days during a visit to Folly and were very pleased. The hotel customer service is fantastic. Check in/out is very friendly and simple and all the staff is very attentive to your needs and give you the feeling that you are very welcome. The rooms are very clean and well equipped. You won't find the level of detail or "plushness" of a super posh hotel, but nothing is lacking in comfort and cleanliness. Mattresses and bedding are very comfortable and spotless, decor is nice, and the bathrooms are nice as well. They have everything you need for a comfortable and clean night's rest. In addition to being a very nice hotel, the location is perfect. Fall asleep with the sound of the crashing surf and wake up to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic. Great place and we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Tides Hotel as your home-away-from-home and for this wonderful endorsement! Thank you for your compliments of our facilities as well as our staff. They all work very hard and to hear compliments such as these means a lot to everyone here so, again, thank you! We’re already looking forward to your next visit to Folly Beach!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Came to Folly Beach from Sumter on a 7pm whim.....I was visiting my Army son and refused to be this close to the beach without a visit....So clean and staff are really so friendly and genuinely wanting us all to have a great time....biggest shocker.....such a great hotel is sooooo dog friendly....how often do you see that????? I am on here now to begin planning a LONGER STAY......

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Call in sick and come on back! Kidding (maybe)!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for contributing such a great review! Thank you for your compliments of our staff as well. We look forward to your next visit and meeting your dog too.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I typically like unique type places, and while Tides Folly Beach didn't fit that description, it was perfect for what it was. We needed a beachfront hotel, that was within walking distance of great restaurants and bars, and that's what we got. The balcony is not large enough to sit on, and the room is an average, beach hotel type room. So while nothing stands out about the property, it was a good value, and the location is perfect. You can go into Charleston easily for the night, and the next morning the beachfront is waiting on you, and it's a lovely, not to crowded beach. The service was fine, although we did have to wait a while to get attention from the front desk to go to our room, so... overall, I would recommend this as the best place to stay in Folly Beach, minus renting a house, but it wasn't exceptional, just more of a run of the mill type place. It did look, however, like their bar/restaurant had been improved, as it was nice, but their pool area- I wouldn't have gone in, but I go to the beach for the ocean, so that wasn't an issue. I believe this place would be perfect for family vacations, you'd have a blast, but only adequate for couple/single vacations. I'd recommend renting a house instead.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thank you for choosing to getaway to our little edge of America on your recent vacation! While we regret that we were unable to give you the “Wow Factor” that you deserve on vacation, we are happy that you found Tides Folly Beach to be a good value for your needs. Hopefully we can earn a second opportunity to impress the author of this review on their next beach getaway but if a vacation rental is your desire, you are welcome to contact us directly and we will be more than willing to point you in a direction that will satisfy your needs!

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Clean hotel,terrific staff & a great price for an oceanfront room!!! The night we stayed they had a big screen TV out on the patio with four or five firepits going and guest watching the featured movie. The pier is close by and breakfast at the Lost Dog Cafe was great!!!

Room Tip: Make sure your room is away from the elevators if you are a light sleeper.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Tides Hotel on your recent getaway! Thank you, also, for your compliments of our staff. We’re all glad you had such a nice time.

Thank you for taking the time to mention our movie night! Every Wednesday evening (wind and weather permitting) we do host a Beach Movie Night where we show various feature films. It’s free and open to the public as well as guests so we hope to see everyone here throughout the season!

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to serve you on what, what we hope, will be many more vacations to folly Beach!

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We decided to visit Tides Folly Beach on a spur of the moment family vacation. The availability of the weekend we wanted was perfect. Once we arrived the girl working at the desk (Heather) Was very helpful and incredibly professional. It is hard to find people to employ who care about their job as much as she does anymore! The location of the hotel is perfect, very easy to find and right on the beach! It was awesome to wake up every morning and look over the ocean from our hotel room! The fire pits down on the patio seemed to be a placed to hang out during the chilly evenings for many people, us included. Throughout our stay the staff (especially Jay) was very helpful when it came to helping us with local places to eat or things to do. We enjoyed our trip and cant wait to come back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jon213
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thank you for choosing to spend your family vacation with us on Folly Beach! Your compliments of our staff are very much appreciated, especially your shout outs to Heather and Jay specifically. I have relayed your compliments to them and they send their thanks. We are all very happy that you all had such a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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