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"Loved that it was right on the beach with a bar and restaurant built in. If I could change/add one thing it would be later pool hours, maybe an adult ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 31 May 2019

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool

On the beach

Stay at this Folly Beach hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Folly Beach Fishing Pier and 2 miles (3 km) of Folly Beach County Park. Morris Island Lighthouse and Battery Number 5 Marker are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. Relax with a drink at the beach bar and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 132 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies, pillowtop beds, and MP3 docks.

Superior Oceanfront Two Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$209* Per night/room Aug 31 - Sep 1

Superior Oceanfront King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Oceanfront Two Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Oceanfront King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tides Folly Beach Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tides Folly Beach Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (3) Family (4)
2 out of 5
The Tides is a glorified Motel with beach view, the property is very outdated and overpriced. Rusty hardware, old bathrooms. No soap in the bathroom to wash our hands, not enough towels for the number of people staying. A seal at the door saying the room had been cleaned and sanitized, yet the coffee maker had a used pad in it, no coffee was provided. We had to ask for everything. One of the queen beds had crumbs under the sheet, a stain, mascara on the pillow case. This is unacceptable under ANY circumstances, esp. when paying $300 a night, but during COVID?! Front Desk offered a room move, but with obstructed views. We declined and asked for new sheets etc. since they won’t enter the room once checked in due to COVID regulations. Front Office offered two $35 dining credits, which we accepted. They assured everything would be placed in a trash bag at the door. However, all they brought were soap, the missing coffee and a few towels. I called Guest Services again and finally got the bed sheets. When I took the bed sheets off, a bloody band aid fell out. It is absolutely unacceptable housekeeping failed to put new sheets on a bed upon the previous guests’ departure, yet slaps a sticker on the door claiming it was SANITIZED. It was quite disappointing that no manager reached out to us to apologize for the lack of cleanliness, esp. since this was a special birthday trip for me with my family. F&B and FOH staff were great, housekeeping? horrible. Overall disappointing trip.

Posted by , from Charleston, SC on Jul 28, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 9, 2020 by Tarleton McManus - Asst. General Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for the positive scores.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019

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2 out of 5
The room needs structure needs major repairs the entry door doesn’t close to seal out wind blowing under and the sides of the door. The bathroom door and hinges are rusted so bad the door doesn’t close. There is black mold on the floor in the bathroom around the tub and toilet. I wouldn’t recommend staying it’s overpriced and the hotel didn’t offer another replacement room or discounting the room rate

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 18, 2019 by Tarleton McManus - Asst. General Manager

Dear Guest, I would like to speak with you further regarding your experience. Please contact me at the hotel at your convenience.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2019 by Tarleton McManus - Asst. General Manager

Dear Guest, While 3 out of 5 isn't bad, it isn't great. If you would like to provide further information regarding your stay, please contact me at the hotel. Best, Tarleton McManus - Asst. General Manager

5 out of 5
Loved that it was right on the beach with a bar and restaurant built in. If I could change/add one thing it would be later pool hours, maybe an adult swim(?), and a hot tub.

Posted by , from Charleston on May 31, 2019

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4 out of 5
Family friendly, excellent staff, great location, within walking distance to shops/restaurants

Posted by on May 31, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019

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4 out of 5
We did not like the beds, worst bed that I have ever slept in and thought that the floor would be softer.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with cabanas (surcharge). Have fun in the sun at Tides Folly Beach Hotel with summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding and volleyball. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a terrace. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Folly Beach hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 4000 sq ft of conference space
  • 372 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1985
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) (33.5 km / 20.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tides Folly Beach Hotel offers 132 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Folly Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

BLU Restaurant and Bar - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 95 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Contactless check-out is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Health club access
  • Internet access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 2 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 95 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Folly Beach Hotel
  • Folly Beach Tides
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  • Folly Beach Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Folly Beach
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.