The hotel room was too expensive based on the quality of the room. The room charge was $183 dollars a night for a Sun-Thurs. stay and it would have been more for a Fri-Sun. stay. I can only assume the unreasonable room rate was based on the great ocean view and based on the fact that was this was the only hotel on the beach. I was very annoyed to learn that breakfast was not included and it was an additional $10 dollar charge to have a microwave in the room. The only breakfast option on the hotel grounds of the hotel was a breakfast buffet for $11.95 per adult.
The beds and pillows were very lumpy and uncomfortable. The air conditioner was too loud to hear for the TV without turning it up and really too loud for someone who was a light sleeper. Also, during the night, my wife experienced what appeared to be insect bites on her arms, chest and feet. Not sure what caused, but dogs are allowed at this hotel and who knows it could have been fleas. The balconies are not full-sized balconies, only big enough to stand on them, but not big enough to sit in a comfortable chair. Also, all balconies are ocean-front rooms as they say, but some rooms have obstructed views to the left of the beach because of the side hotel wall that extends out. I know this because at first I was put in one of these rooms, but then moved to a room without the wall after complaining.
The service was good at the front desk. My only negative experience with the service was when one of the maids who seemed annoyed when asked for additional towels and when the same maid did not clean our room after agreeing she let us shower/clean up before doing so.
The pool, lobby and outside Tiki bar was very nice, but the pool deck did not include a hot tub and the pool did not feel heated as advertised on their website and brochure.
Overall, the room rate was really too high for the quality of the room and based on the overall experience. If the hotel had included breakfast and the microwave in the price the stay would have been more tolerable and enjoyable.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tides Folly Beach Hotel Folly Beach
- Holiday Inn Folly Beach
- Folly Beach Holiday Inn