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“great views, poor upkeep”
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Tides Folly Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is the only beachfront hotel in Folly Beach. The rooms are oceanfront with fabulous views of the Atlantic, pier and beaches. Many of the employees were quite helpful and friendly, and the location is great. The rooms are well appointed, but the property is older and showing signs of wear. We were a concerned about the door lock being worn and not too secure. However, our room didn't get cleaned despite requesting it from the front desk after 2PM and being assured we'd be next one they'd start. We finally gave up hoping after 4PM and just got a set of towels. There was also a lot of noise coming through from the room adjacent to ours. Too bad, we wanted to love this place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tides Folly Beach and for your wonderful compliments regarding our staff and the service you received. The views from the room are extraordinary and I am pleased that you enjoyed it! Please accept our apologies for the communication breakdown that led to your room going not being serviced. This is not the standard to which we hold ourselves and I want to assure you this issue has been addressed. Please feel free to contact me directly when booking your next vacation and I am confident that, given a second chance, you will fall in love with this place!

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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Nice clean hotel. Rooms were well decorated for the beach although there was some maintenance oppportunities with the bathroom door frame. I would definately go back. Staff was very friendly and the hotel was well situated with local establishments along with good recomendations from the staff.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for choosing to visit the Edge of America for your recent beach getaway! Your compliments of our staff are greatly appreciated as is your public recommendation of Tides to the Tripadvisor community. We look forward to many more opportunities to serve you in the future!

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

From check-in til check-out, we had a wonderful time at The Tides. Everyone on the staff was really friendly, and totally helpful when it came to any questions about the area.
Our room was great!! We had a beautiful view of the ocean, as do all the rooms at this hotel. The beds were super comfy and the pillows were great!! BTW...housekeepers did an outstanding job! The room was always cleaned and restocked with fresh towels!!
When I return to Folly, The Tides is where I will be for sure!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in #828, it was great!!!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for contributing such a glowing review following your recent trip to Folly Beach! Thank you for taking the time to specifically mention our housekeeping staff and the great job they did. They work very hard and are often unsung so your compliments went a long way with them during their morning lineup. We look forward to being your home-away-from-home on future getaways to Folly Beach!

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed at the Tides when we visited Folly Beach for a wedding, Oct. 24-17, 2013. The rooms were neat and clean but a little old fashioned. Entry to the rooms was from an outside walkway with very strong winds blowing. The restaurant was extremely nice with a great breakfast buffet and every seat viewing the ocean. My favorite part - the hotel played 50's-60's pop music throughout - lobby, restaurant, all public places - and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I would definitely stay here again for the accessibility to the beach, close to the village and comfortable accommodations.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for all your compliments from your rooms, to the restaurant and the music we played throughout your stay! We enjoyed playing host to the wedding and it seemed like everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you as our guest the next time you have a chance to make it to the Lowcountry.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed at the Tides Folly Beach November 1 and 2, 2013, and really enjoyed it. The room was clean and spacious overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located next to a wonderful pier that is free to the public. There are lots of little bars and restaurants in the area. The hotel also has an outdoor bar and an indoor bar and restaurant with entertainment at night. It was only about a 20 minute car ride to historic downtown Charleston.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for choosing to be our guest on your recent trip to the Charleston area and for contributing a review here on Tripadvisor! I’m happy to see that you enjoyed not only all that Folly Beach has to offer but downtown Charleston as well. We look forward to many more visits from you in the future.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I went to Folly Beach with a friend from Chicago. We first stopped at the Holliday Inn but the man was, at best, indifferent to tourists so we left. The Tides was a different story.

The staff was wonderful. Welcoming, friendly, and happy. Kudos to Tony who was a pleasure.

It was a relaxing, pleasant experience just walking through the door. The decor is calming and very user friendly.

We had one of our best meals at their restaurant, Blu. Micro carrots! Additionally, they made a veggie wrap that, when I'm finished with this, I'm going to write them and beg for the recipe.

We had planned to stay for a night. We stayed for four. The staff made all the difference.

Room Tip: The rooms all seem to have a view of the pier, higher floors with a better view. They all have balc...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for choosing to extend your stay from one to four nights and for your great compliments of our staff! I’ve relayed, to Tony, your praises of his service specifically. He sends his thanks and we’re all very happy you had such a delightful time. Thank you for your compliments of Blu and I’m sure we can work out something with that recipe!

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We loved our stay! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were pleased with the recommendations the staff gave us for restaurants and sightseeing in the area. The room was spacious and the view of the ocean was incredible. Will definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Brian_D_Ross-TFB, Manager at Tides Folly Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for this awesome review following your stay at Tides Folly Beach! Thank you for your compliments of our staff and we’re glad you enjoyed the recommendations. We look forward to being your hotel of choice on future visits to the area!

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Additional Information about Tides Folly Beach

Address: 1 Center Street, PO Box 68, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Folly Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Folly Beach
Price Range: £96 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tides Folly Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only nine miles from historic downtown Charleston, Tides Folly Beach is located along one of south's most beautiful beaches, offering breathtaking views and a laid back vibe. Tides is the ideal destination for your next Charleston beach vacation, wedding or get-together with friends, family or business associates. ... more   less 
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