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“Best kept secret in South Carolina”
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South Beach Inn
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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“Best kept secret in South Carolina”
Reviewed 13 October 2003

South Beach Marina and Inn is the best kept secret on Hilton Head, if not in South Carolina. Located at the "toe" of the Island in Sea Pines Plantation - very special " New England fishing village" type atmosphere - has shops, 3 execellent restaurants including the infamous Salty Dog Cafe, tennis, swimming pool, outdoor entertainment during the warm months - which is most of the year, rent boats, rent bikes and a 3 minute walk to Tower Beach right on the Atlantic Ocean - or you can drive and park in the generous parking area. There is a general store on the premises of South Beach for most needs. The Inn rooms are located above the shops and are in the Nantuckett style with beautiful hardwood floors, chinz covered chairs and sofas, kitchnettes and some rooms have view of the inlet and the fishing boats. Not advertised very well because of the restrictive covenants of Sea Pines Plantation - residential, but a wonderful place to stay - lowest rates on the Island. The only drawback is there is no elevator and all the rooms are on the 2nd floor - but the staff is most helpful. It would be impossible for anyone confined to a wheelchair to stay at the Inn. South Beach also has condos right on the beach and on the inlet for rent that would be handicap accessible. Literally, you can go there park your car, check in and never leave and get in the traffic of the Island if you didn't want to. Of course, Harbour Town is also in Sea Pines - so you just follow the crooked roads and the circles and go to the infamous light house and yatch basin and they have wonderful shops and restaurants there as well.

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Reviewed 12 December 2002

We stayed at the South Marina Inn last August. Accommodation was superb, very quaint - a 2 bedroom (sleeps 6) situated over the restaurants/stores. Each day we sat on our balcony watching the marina. Just a walk down the stairs to the restaurants and stores. We were able to use the swimming pool plus the cycle rentals were situated there. We thought it might be noisy as the Marina is a buzzing place during the summer but it was very quiet in our accommodation. We highly recommend it for a short stay and the price was reasonable too.

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Additional Information about South Beach Inn

Property: South Beach Inn
Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Hilton Head
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of South Beach Marina Village home of the legendary Salty Dog, South Beach Marina Inn offers both nightly and weekly rates. This unique Inn has the amenities of a large resort while offering the personal touches expected from a local bed and breakfast. All of our guests have one hour of court time per day at South Beach Racquet Club, the use of the South Beach swimming pool mid-March through October, as well as convenient access to the beach. ... more   less 
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South Beach Hotel Hilton Head
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