$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 5, 2014 Check-out: Nov 7, 2014

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

3 stars
1126 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
43 reviews
Pleasantly surprised

I had read other reviews that were not that favorable. I don't know what they were rating but I was... See full review

  • aussie301mom
  • Sep 6, 2014
On the beach cheap

This hotel was a last minute find. There are very few hotels on the island and this was one of the... See full review

  • Jaybirdlive
  • Aug 25, 2014
Affordable oceanfront accommodations close to Charleston attractions
Located on the Isle of Palms Beach, The Palms offers affordable oceanfront accommodations and quick access to all the Charleston area has to offer. The Isle of Palms Beach was voted one of the 10 best beaches in the South by readers of Southern Living magazine in 2009. Guests at The Palms enjoy a deluxe free continental breakfast each morning, and other restaurants are within walking distance.
Highlights
  • Located on the top-rated public Isle of Palms beach
  • Outdoor rooftop pool and sun deck
  • Shopping is steps from the hotel
  • Several restaurants are within walking distance
Rooms
All 68 rooms and suites at The Palms include refrigerators, microwaves, a small dining table, coffee maker and free wireless Internet. The decor is tropical. Some of the suites feature private balconies, kitchens (flatware furnished on request) and sofa beds. Suites also boast private oceanfront balconies. The Palms has partial ocean view rooms with balconies and interior rooms. All rooms have air conditioning and free local calls.
Features
The Palms has been rated 3 diamonds by AAA. Parking is available for a fee (in season) and is free other times of the year. Free gourmet coffee is available all day. Rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, a small dining table, coffee maker and free wireless Internet. A complementary deluxe continental breakfast is served daily.
Dining
Guests at The Palms enjoy a daily deluxe continental breakfast free of charge. The Banana Cabana, which serves burgers, sandwiches and more for lunch and dinner, is next door. Upstairs is Huck's Lowcountry Table, which specializes in southern cuisine. Coconut Joe's Beach Grill and Bar, which features specials for children and a bar that is open late, is on the other side of The Palms.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (23.2 mi/37.3 km)
  • Amtrak station (21.3 mi/34.3 km)

Attractions
  • Isle of Palms beach (adjacent)
  • Fort Moultrie National Monument and Sullivan's Island (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Boone Hall Plantation (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (9.2 mi/14.8 km)
  • Fort Sumter and dinner cruises from Patriots Point Park (9.2 mi/14.8 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (12.1 mi/19.5 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center and Charleston Museum (12.2 mi/19.6 km)
  • Children's Museum (12.3 mi/19.8 km)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (12.8 mi/20.6 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center/Performing Arts Center/Coliseum (21.6 mi/34.8 km)
Policies and fees
No pets and no smoking.

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

Hotel Map

32.7855 -79.7887
Nearby airports
(CHS), 20.00, MI;
Area description
Beach

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Reviewer score 3.2 out of 5

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel Rooms

Oceanfront Balcony Guestroom w/
Oceanfront Balcony- 2 Dbl Beds w/ Pull-Out Sofa Balcony Room with Free Wireless and Breakfast
Island Guestroom with 1 King
1 king-full sofa bed-balcony-wireless internet
Coastal Guestroom with 1 King
1 king-private balcony-private view-free wireless Internet
Traditional Interior Room with 2
2 double beds-interior view-free wireless internet
Coastal Guestroom with 2 Double
2 double-private balcony-wireless Internet- partial view room
Traditional Interior Room with 1
Interior view-1 king-free wireless internet
ADA compliant with 1 queen
ADA compliant-1 queen-free wireless internet
Oceanfront Balcony Guestroom wit
Studio suite-oceanfront-king bed-queen sofa bed-private balcony-wireless internet
ADA-Compliant Oceanfront Balcony
ADA compliant Oceanfront Balcony -1 Queen sofa bed-balcony-wireless internet

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Sofa bed
Smoke detectors

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (43)

Ratings and reviews for The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 43
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.1

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aussie301mom
Business
South Carolina
Sep 6, 2014

Pleasantly surprised

I had read other reviews that were not that favorable. I don't know what they were rating but I was thoroughly pleased and happy with all the hotel offered from breakfast to the long walkway available for beach strollers. The beds had good thick quality crisp sheets. They had WiFi too...WOW! I will definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Coconut Shrimp at Coconut Joes

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fajar
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Sep 2, 2014

What you'd expect for the price

We were right on the beach. You'll pay a premium for that anywhere. This was a decent hotel at a fair price. The free breakfast was practically worthless to us being gluten-free (one day we tried to get oatmeal & fruit - the fruit was overripe - ew). But there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The desk staff were friendly, the cleaning staff not as friendly or thorough. The beds were pretty comfy & it was nice having a fridge & microwave in the room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Acme Restaurant is just a couple blocks away & VERY good food at a good price. We went there for breakfast & dinner several times & always loved it.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jaybirdlive
Business
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Aug 25, 2014

On the beach cheap

This hotel was a last minute find. There are very few hotels on the island and this was one of the best. We arrived early to very busy and booked up but they called us when our room was ready before actual check in time. Nice, good rated, bar/restaurant Joes next door to enjoy if you arrive early. The hotel is just like the pictures and does have hotel beach access point. Parking is free and right across the street from the hotel which is great for this busy island. The furniture is a lil worn, but after all it is a beach hotel. The staff are very friendly and although check in is at 4 the late 11 or requested 12 check out is great for that last dip in the ocean before you go.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Joes right next to the hotel

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jodie Swafford
Business
Knoxville, TN
Jul 7, 2014

The price says it all

Just know that you're getting a fantastic rate at a beach front property for a reason. The location is amazing...that's about where it ends. The facilities, including pieces of the room, are falling apart. In fact, my bathroom door had a ingenious carving out of it, so that it could close without hitting on the ill-fit toilet. The staff was friendly but was unable to get towels/washclothes timely. Also, the continental breakfast was about the bare minimum possible. All in all, if you don't plan to spend any time other than sleeping in your room and are ok with it being a bit rundown, this is your place.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely would recommend Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Philipps Honeymooners
Business
Isle of Palms, SC
Jul 3, 2014

Family getaway

The stay at the hotel was great, location was fantastic! The only problem we had was waiting two extra hours to get our room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Coconut Joes and the Windjammer are great places to eat and enjoy live music!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KMartinCM
Business
Kingsport, TN
Jul 1, 2014

A quick beach getaway

This was a great location. Beach was beautiful. Our side view of ocean was also a great view. We were treated to music each night at the restaurant next door. (If you have small children that may not be so good), but we really enjoyed our private balcony location! There was one day our room was not cleaned, but the staff brought us up towels and asked if there was anything they could do. Everyone was nice and accommodating.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is great food within driving distance on the island...not to mention the many wonderful choices in Charleston, just 20 miles away...great location for both!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CURocks
Business
Columbia, SC
Jun 24, 2014

Love being right on the beach!!

Really enjoyed our stay at the palms..the staff was so nice and helpful! The continental breakfast was delish!! The pool is on small side but served our purpose for pm swimming because we were on beach all day! Loved the local restaurants that were within walking distance. Isle of palms is a quaint little beach town..just can't say enough great things about this place..only downside is having to pay extra six $ a day to park but that really isn't toO bad in scheme of things...We will be back :-)

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Coconut Joe's has delicious food and a pineapple~ coconut salsa is super yummy!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnny Appleseed 8
Business
Greensboro, NC
Jun 19, 2014

Great Location

Was more than happy with the location of the hotel. It is right on the beach and close to restaurants and a few bars.

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

Business

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Review of The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
val signer
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jun 5, 2014

Never again

Our room was still not ready at 4:30 p.m on the day of arrival. Dirty linen was piled outside of every door. Furniture is old and worn. There is a strong odor of sewage on the bottom floor that leads to the beach. One positive is that is is right on the beach.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Three Goats
Business
Troutman, NC
Oct 29, 2013

3 day weekend on the Isle of Palms

The location of this hotel is perfect, for someone who wants access to the beach. The staff was very professional. They were helpful in locating various places to eat, during our stay, providing driving directions, when needed. The rooms "with a limited view" were very small (not like the ones featured on the website). Bathroom was cramped for space. The beds were not queen sized (I believe they would be called full or standard). I felt the "off season" pricing was too high & would not consider staying there again, because of the pricing.

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

Business

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