Late Dec. we stayed at the Boardwalk Inn, reasonable prices...our room was a suite (nice surprise!) on 4th floor over-looking pool, loved the private balcony, far away view of ocean, still nice view and quiet. Beach is clean, easy short walking distance, 2 beautiful pools with amenities in pavillion area. I've been numerous times, different seasons and the service never waivers, top notch and very friendly from wait staff to housekeeping. Restaurant in resort is okay, but go to Charleston for the really good food.
Take advantage of "free" valet parking (tips welcomed) as the parking lots in front are always full and it's a bit of a struggle with luggage etc. Rent a bike across the street for cheap and ride around Wild Dunes and on the beach, very bike friendly place. Highly recommend renting a kayak at the Marina, take a nature wildlife tour around the islands, see real oysters! Can't wait to go back and stay longer.More