$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 20, 2015 Check-out: Jan 21, 2015

Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

3 stars
One Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
88 reviews
Family Reunion

Perfect location. Our family has been meeting here for special occasions for the last decade (while... See full review

  • Barbara W.
  • Dec 24, 2014
Romantic weekend!

The backdrop of the ocean helps this hotel reach perfection, but the friendly and accommodating... See full review

  • SC weekend vacationer
  • Feb 10, 2014
Beach resort near Charleston with award-winning sustainable restaurant
Located right on the Atlantic Ocean beach, the newly-renovated Tides Folly Beach Resort is the only full-service beachfront property in the Charleston area. The hotel has a private beach, a full-service restaurant, an ice cream parlor and free wireless Internet service throughout the property. Area activities include boating, jet skiing, kayaking, surfing, cycling and parasailing.
Highlights
  • All rooms overlook the ocean
  • Award-winning restaurant and ice cream parlor on site
  • Heated oceanfront swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Concierge desk
  • Outdoor bar and lounge overlooking the water

 

Rooms
The 132 guest rooms on the nine floors of the Tides Folly Beach Resort all face the ocean and feature either one king or two double beds. All guest rooms have either private balconies or access to semi-private patios and refrigerators.

 

Features
Room service is available all day. The Tides Folly Beach Resort has a 24-hour fitness center. Free off-street parking is available. Pets are allowed (fees apply). Folly Island is a popular site for weddings. The Tides Folly Beach Resort has on-site wedding planners to make the big day special.

 

Dining
The Blu Restaurant and Bar at the Tides Folly Beach Resort serves contemporary coastal cuisine with an amazing view, and was awarded a Platinum Certification by the South Carolina Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative, one of only six restaurants in Charleston to receive the distinction. Blu also serves a Sunday brunch. The Sugar Shack ice cream parlor is on-site at the Tides Folly Beach Resort and serves ice cream, smoothies, candies, muffins and coffee.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (20.5 mi/33 km)
  • Amtrak station (18.9 mi/30.4 km)
Attractions
  • Folly Beach, Atlantic Ocean (adjacent)
  • Children's Museum (11.2 mi/18 km)
  • Charleston Museum (11.2 mi/18 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center (11.3 mi/18.2 km)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (15.9 mi/25.6 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (18.8 mi/30.3 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center/Coliseum/Performing Arts Center (19.5 mi/31.4 km)

Business
  • Brand-new business conference center
  • Up to 4,000 square feet for banquets plus two meeting rooms
  • Hotel staff arranges for group activities such as kayaking, volleyball or a cookout
Policies and fees
Pets allowed (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront Rooms

BEACH - KING
Your Superior Beachfront Room showcases the best amenities Tides Folly Beach has to offer in brand new guest rooms! The bathrooms feature upgraded amenities, granite countertops, and a tub/shower combination with a curved shower rod for extra bathing space. All walls have been freshly painted and restored and the new plush carpeting really ties the room together. Your brand new king-size bed is triple-sheeted and fitted with a comfortable bedspread. With your leftovers from BLU securely in your mini-refrigerator, feel free to watch your new 32 flat screen television from the comfort of your new sleeper sofa or brew a cup of coffee with your in-room coffee maker and enjoy the fresh ocean air from your semi-private patio. Take advantage of the hotel pool and the beach through a gate accessible only to the guests of Beachfront Rooms with Patios. Other features which you will find convenient include an alarm clock/radio with MP3 plug, iron and ironing board, hair dryer,
SUPERIOR - KING
Your Superior Oceanfront Room showcases the best amenities Tides Folly Beach has to offer in brand new guest rooms! The bathrooms feature upgraded amenities, granite countertops, and a tub/shower combination with a curved shower rod for extra bathing space. All walls have been freshly painted and restored and the new plush carpeting really ties the room together. Your brand new king-size bed is triple-sheeted and fitted with comfortable bedspreads. With your leftovers from BLU securely in your mini-refrigerator, feel free to watch your new 32 flat screen television or brew a cup of coffee with your in-room coffee maker and enjoy the fresh ocean air from your private Juliette balcony. Other features which you will find convenient include an alarm clock/radio with MP3 plug, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary WIFI and a large work desk. Superior Accommodations, Superior Service, Superior Comfort; welcome to the all new Tides Folly Beach!
SUPERIOR - QUEEN
Your Superior Oceanfront Room showcases the best amenities Tides Folly Beach has to offer in brand new guest rooms! The bathrooms feature upgraded amenities, granite countertops, and a tub/shower combination with a curved shower rod for extra bathing space. All walls have been freshly painted and restored and the new plush carpeting really ties the room together. Your two brand new queen-sized beds are triple-sheeted and fitted with comfortable bedspreads. With your leftovers from BLU securely in your mini-refrigerator, feel free to watch your new 32 flat screen television or brew a cup of coffee with your in-room coffee maker and enjoy the fresh ocean air from your private Juliette balcony. Other features which you will find convenient include an alarm clock/radio with MP3 plug, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and complimentary WIFI. Superior Accommodations, Superior Service, Superior Comfort; welcome to the all new Tides Folly Beach!
BEACH - QUEEN
Your Superior Beachfront Room showcases the best amenities Tides Folly Beach has to offer in brand new guest rooms! The bathrooms feature upgraded amenities, granite countertops, and a tub/shower combination with a curved shower rod for extra bathing space. All walls have been freshly painted and restored and the new plush carpeting really ties the room together. Your brand new beds are queen-sized, triple-sheeted and fitted with comfortable bedspreads. With your leftovers from BLU securely in your mini-refrigerator, feel free to watch your new 32 flat screen or brew a cup of coffee with your in-room coffee maker and enjoy the fresh ocean air from your semi-private patio. Take advantage of the hotel pool and the beach through a gate accessible only to the guests of Beachfront Rooms with Patios. Other features which you will find convenient include an alarm clock/radio with MP3 plug, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary WIFI and a large work desk. Sleep

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Tides Folly Beach features 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, much of it oceanfront. In addition to outside patio with tiki bar and BLU, have been known to cordon off sections of the beach for various occasions. On second floor, just above the lobby and accessible by stairs or elevator, are Shipwatch Room and Pavilion.

Dining

Blu Restaurant & Bar
Set alongside the beach at the Tides Folly Beach, BLU combines indoor and outdoor seating with food as pure as the view. Enjoy fresh local seafood showcasing the finest in contemporary coastal cuisine as well as an eclectic assortment of small plates perfect for sharing. Casual yet gracious, BLU is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable night out with friends. Sit back, watch the waves roll in and enjoy the cool ocean breeze as serve you the most delectable food around with a casual beach bar and comfortable restaurant seating.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (88)

Ratings and reviews for Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
88 out of 88
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barbara W.
Business
N/A
Dec 24, 2014

Family Reunion

Perfect location. Our family has been meeting here for special occasions for the last decade (while it was a Days Inn).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nmacopt
Business
Orlando
Dec 1, 2014

Only Hotel on Folly Beach

Average hotel. Just like the other reviews, could use updating. Perfect location and every room has a great view. I only paid 180 per night, but it was off season. I would not be happy paying any more than this. Didn' t eat at the hotel, as it just seemed ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loggerheads was great food and service.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fluffywagner
Business
Lake Lure, NC
Oct 20, 2014

Pleasant weekend

Beautiful view from my oceanfront room. Bed was comfortable. Towels were thin and worn. Hotel restaurant food was less than mediocre Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, it was a good experience and I will return. Will eat out elsewhere!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beachn Jason
Business
Charlotte, NC
Oct 11, 2014

I'd stay again..

I'd stay again for sure. It's hard findin pet friendly places - and finding them this nice is even harder. Extremely dog friendly environment and plenty of people enjoying the hotel without pets. Staff was extremely nice and always there to help. Beach front rooms, easy pool, bar, delicious Restraunt, Starbucks served coffee shop, beach and fishing pier access. Walking distance to plenty of shops, stores, bars, restraunts. Highly recomended. I'll stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Blackened mahi BLT is amazing!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Telihold
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 11, 2014

Great Place!

very clean, friendly staff, a great place to relax!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rita's

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kathy Ocean Lover
Business
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sep 13, 2014

Vacation Getaway

Arrived at hotel and found staff extremely helpful and gracious. Was right on the beach with a beautiful view and great beach access. Had a nice restaurant, coffee shop and lots of shopping access. Only 20 minutes from Charleston. Parking was the only real issue. Was sometimes hard to find a place in their lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loggerheads and Crab Shack are both close and very good.

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Martha the Travelling mom
Business
NC
Aug 11, 2014

cant get better than beach front!

convenience, amenities, view, pool, live music, weddings! its worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maryr2550
Business
Knoxville
May 31, 2014

Great location

Such a great location. We loved the interior of the hotel. Toilets are very loud and birds are loud at night. The view is so pretty. Jay who works at The Tides is wonderful. Jay was always welcoming us when we came back from dinner. He even remembered our names.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heather Savvy shopper
Business
Charleston, SC
May 20, 2014

Great Beach Escape

Our early check-in, the clean room, friendly service, the amenities and the beautiful ocean front view made our stay so wonderful. I really enjoyed even the shower. It had powerful pressure and felt real good! The only problem we had was the toilet wasn't working so great. We had to call maintenance when we first checked in to try to unplug it. It was still slow to flush though. The tv channels selection is poor. And it didn't have a program guide to even know what channels were what. We only cared to watch tv in the evening when winding down anyway. Over all, we were very pleased with our stay and would do it again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loggerheads bar and grill is just one block away down the same street as the hotel. It has great food and atmosphere.

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Review of Tides Folly Beach Oceanfront

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
skip is the one
Business
va.beach,va.
May 1, 2014

geyaway

staff was great. location the best. a little over priced i think. and the free wi-fi did not work

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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