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The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Updated with attractive contemporary new decor.....laminate floors instead of carpet and very polite customer service especially from Joseph who checked us in. Way to go Joseph!!! Great attitude and excellent customer service skills !!! I didn't give 5 stars because I wish it was a bit cheaper so I could come back more often. Please offer special pricing for repeat visitors. Hope the owners and staff keep the place up!!!

We stopped upon a recommendation from a friend. Josh was welcoming and helpful! We did not have a reservation but were promptly given a room and area information. The location is fantastic!! The entire hotel has been recently renovated. The room was comfortable and well appointed. We plan to visit again for a longer stay with our family.

Reserved and paid for ocean front room arrived and did not get what we paid for. Unable to leave room keys were not working so unable to even get a key. Construction still going on very noisy. Parking was not available at hotel it was down the road in the open. Very disappointed driving thru on pout way to California and was looking forward to waking up to the sound of the ocean outside our room. :(

Spent one night in a spacious oceanfront room on the first floor. Beautiful room, comfy beds, clean, nicely decorated. Kitchen fully equipped with Kuerig, micro and fridge. Bathroom was on the smaller side but perfectly adequate. Soft towels, plenty of hot water. Breakfast included but offerings very sparse. Italian restaurant next door pricey. A few places with bar food but not much within walking distance. Numerous places about 4 miles away. Can't wait to go back!!

Just returned from 4 wonderful days at The Palms! Just renovated and so spa like and comfortable! I do not know what it looked like before but is so calming and fits in perfectly with the beach! Only 20 minutes to historic Charleston (off season!!) The office staff were so friendly and helpful. Coconut Joes is right next door and great for drinks and relaxing A real beach bar but quiet right now!

The staff is friendly, location great and rooms clean. But I advise a light sleeper not to choose this place because the walls are way too thin. A family with a baby was to the left of me. I could hear every conversation, every squeaky toy, and diaper change time. The couple to the right of me were very vibrant all night! I would take away a star if it werent for the staff and cleanliness.

I had a wonderful stay. The ocean front room and it was absolutely beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful and allowed me to stay with my emotional support dog. The room is all new and gorgeous and clean I would recommend it to everyone.

The Hotel has just been renovated and it's very nice. It's right on the beach and there are great restaurants near by. The price is right so I think the value is really good. Is this the Four Seasons Hotel? No, but for a cute place right on the beach it's perfect for us.

I don't want to be negative, but there were some things that just were not up to par with the Palms. First of all, our room was tiny. We had an ocean view and a balcony which was nice, but just moving between the 2 beds and the bathroom was a challenge. We parked underneath and couldn't find the office until someone told us to take the elevator to the first floor. We did the same thing later for others who were lost. They told us we could unload underneath but had to park elsewhere. They told us the city maintains a lot a block away. Not too bad. But, the city charges $8.00 a day to park during the week and I'm not sure how much room there will be in the high season. The other MAJOR problem is that the walls are paper thin, at least in this room. We could hear everything the neighbors said and every time they closed a drawer or door. The day we left, there was a street festival going on and we were not allowed to grive across the street to load up so we toted our stuff across to the parking lot. Strange they close off the street to hotel guests. Anyway, my guess is that they have nicer rooms but I probably wouldn't risk the thin walls again.

Pros: beachfront location; newly renovated; clean, smells great; wood laminate floors, comfortable bed; good-size t.v.; spotless bathroom; ample lighting; great air conditioning; free continental breakfast; friendly and accommodating staff; centrally located among a couple beach shops, bars and ice cream (Ben and Jerry’s); free parking during the off-season. Cons: loud central walkway to rooms; small bathroom; hotel sits between two bars which may be an issue with noise in the summer months; no on-site parking (parking is 1 block away across the street).

1126 Ocean Blvd Isle of Palms SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

The Palms Oceanfront Hotel places you within a 5-minute walk of Isle of Palms County Park and Front Beach. This 68-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Isle of Palms Marina is also 2.5 mi (4 km) from the hotel, which is on the beach.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The Palms Oceanfront Hotel's 68 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes.

Property features

Renovated in 2018, The Palms Oceanfront Hotel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Self parking is available for USD 10 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 22 reviews