My husband and I decided to "beach it" for a couple of days before heading into Charleston last month (March). I made reservations at the Boardwalk Inn on the telephone and asked if it was beachfront. Silly me -- I wasn't more specific. I was told the beach was approxinately 500 yards away from our room's balcony but that it was indeed beachfront. What I wasn't told was that there were rows and rows of houses between our balcony and the actual beach. We could barely catch a glimpse of the water through the houses. So much for our ocean view.
Our room was very nice and I loved the Aveda bath products. One strange thing though: there was a refrigerator in the room -- but it was locked! Since we didn't need it and were only staying 2 nights, we didn't ask about it, but we did find it odd. Why would you lock a refrigerator?
Other disappointments were that room service breakfast was so expensive! I'm used to staying at The French Quarter Inn in Charleston and their (room service) breakfast (always good) is included in the price of the room. FQI, and other Charleston establishments, also have afternoon wine and cheese spreads which is a treat. It would be nice if the Boardwalk did something similar. Even the hotel dining room was closed during this early season. Wild Dunes does not have many places to eat. We were not interested in leaving the grounds so we were very limited, especially when many things were closed due to the early season (middle of March). Basically we had the choice of a nice restaurant or a deli. That's all that was opened.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Wild Dunes. The pools looked very nice (and CLEAN), the room's balcony was good to have and the bar on the beach served a killer Bloody Mary!
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