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“Quiet and Beautiful”
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South Beach Inn
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Hendersonville, NC
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quiet and Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

The people checking us in were very helpful. It was a spacious room. The location is ideal. The price was right. We spent our time riding bikes and walking the forest preserve. We didn't spend much time in the room. There is a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. Mugs and other dishes are in the kitchenette too. Filters were provided and coffee packets. No cream or sugar.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We just returned from a stay at South Beach Inn, it couldn't have been better. We loved the location, the accommodations, and the Inn staff was wonderful to us. Trip Advisor was very helpful in our choice to stay here. We went to many restaurants/happy hours on the Island, one of our favorites is Kingfisher. Very cozy bar, with a fireplace going in the winter months. Todd was very friendly. Took walks on the beach every day. Very relaxing trip, hope we can get there again!

Room Tip: we saw several rooms, all were very clean and nice.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

South Beach Inn would've been a real pleasure had we been able to access Bradock's Cove by boat as planned. Instead, however, we were forced to dock a few miles away at the famous Harbor Town Marina...you know...the one with the iconic barber pole lighthouse. A short $25 cab ride then got us to South Beach Inn.

The place is quaint with a sort of New England sea coast look to it and includes lodging tucked away here and there, multiple restaurants and pubs and shops. A rather nice place!

Our 2 bath and one bedroom and loft accomodations were just fine and very competitively priced...more than adequate for two couples. While we were there, some of the features, the on-site pizza stand for example, were closed because the peak season hadn't kicked in just yet.

It's a fun place to watch the harbor, fishermen and others on the water.

If you time your arrival at the mouth of Bradock's Cove to coincide with high tide, presuming you don't draw more than 3-4', you may clear the bar. But there's always Harbor Town a few miles north! Now there's a place!!

Room Tip: Try a loft on the second floor overlooking the marina.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We found the South Beach Inn on Trip Advisor and decided to book it based on the reviews. We are glad we did! The reviews are accurate. This is an adorable "beachy" accommodation in a great location. We loved riding bikes and being close to the activity surrounding the Salty Dog Cafe. If you have young kids, they have some activities for kids that would make this a great place to stay! Thanks for a great vacation!

Room Tip: I would ask for a room with a harbor view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

THe South Beach Inn was a wonderful respite for us for a week. The staff was great, the view wonderful, and restaurants, bars, activities were all nearby. We'd definitely come back if possible, to ride the bike paths and see the gorgeous forest, and wildlife.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We just got back from a short stay at the SBI and had a lovely time. The hotel is definitely a little dated, or quaint, depending on your outlook. It was also clean and in a great location. It is hard to beat for convenience. The Wreck & The Salty Dog are right downstairs as well as some little touristy shops and "general store" for necessities. We were meeting up with some friends staying in one of the homes in Sea Pines so this was the best place for us to stay. It was inexpensive - $150/night in peak season and has a kitchenette if you want to keep food/drink in your room. We waited til we got there to rent out bikes from South Beach Bikes (also on site) and had no problem getting that done in a short amount of time. There was a coupon in one of the pamphlets the hotel gave us for 10% off the rental. We used the bikes almost exclusively to get around as it seems many people do. We rode them on the bike path to Harbor Town and to the beach and to our friend's house etc.

I would agree with others though that if you are seeking luxury - this isn't your place. I'm not sure about other rooms, but our shower head probably could have been replaced years ago. The pressure was fine, but a lot of mineral buildup or whatever that made adjusting the stream impossible. And it kind of feels like staying in your Grandma's spare room - which was ok for us. This wasn't a trip where we wanted to be pampered with luxurious linens and such. The room was very functional and met our needs and we would go back. Everyone we encountered that worked in the South Beach marina area was very friendly and helpful. Great place for families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

If you want posh, stay away. But the location and proximity to things to do are unmatched. Rooms are comfortable and clean. But who goes to the beach to be in their room? The beach is across the street, the pool is in the parking lot, food is right downstairs or a short walk on the pier. Bike rentals (the perfect way to do hilton head) and tennis courts are also in the parking lot. Seriously a fun place to stay. We'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2013
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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
Also Known As:
South Beach Hotel Hilton Head
South Beach Hilton Head

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