Tides Folly Beach Hotel

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Outdoor pool, a heated pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, a heated pool, pool umbrellas
Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Tides Folly Beach Hotel

Tides Folly Beach Hotel

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Folly Beach with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

1,000 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
1 Center Street Highway 171, Folly Beach, SC, 29439-0068
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Individually-wrapped food options

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 17 min drive
  • College of Charleston - 17 min drive
  • Charleston City Market - 18 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 19 min drive
  • The Citadel - 26 min drive
  • Waterfront Park - 28 min drive
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 33 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 33 min drive
  • Fort Sumter - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 40 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 27 min drive

About this property

Tides Folly Beach Hotel

Situated by the ocean, Tides Folly Beach Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Folly Beach. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at BLU Restaurant and Bar, which serves light fare. Other highlights include a beach bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 132 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 6:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Volleyball
  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Shopping
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (4000 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1985
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Health club access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water
    • Parking

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 95 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Folly Beach Hotel
Folly Beach Tides
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Folly Beach Holiday Inn
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Frequently asked questions

Does Tides Folly Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tides Folly Beach Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 95 per stay.
Is parking offered on site at Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tides Folly Beach Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as surfing. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include beach cabanas.
Are there restaurants at or near Tides Folly Beach Hotel?
Yes, BLU Restaurant and Bar offers beachfront dining, seafood, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Loggerhead's Beach Grill (4-min walk), Chico Feo (4-min walk), and Lost Dog Cafe (4-min walk).
Does Tides Folly Beach Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Tides Folly Beach Hotel like?
Tides Folly Beach Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Folly Beach Fishing Pier. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

michelle, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff was friendly. Shout out to Mr.Jay at the front door. He was so pleasant to chat with and helpful with anything needed at the hotel and places to visit and eat at folly beach. My family and I stayed 4 nights nothing uneventful till day 3. My niece got very ill...dizziness,nausea,and hard to breathe. She has very bad asthma. So come to find out the room she was staying in with her cousins had mold on the floor and mold and fungus growing on the bathroom walls. Tristan the manager refunded me one night. Believe it or not I would stay here again but not on the 5th floor. I also could not believe that the bathrooms had no exhaust fans. The moisture is what caused the mold and fungus. Never been in a hotel where there was NO bathroom fan. I was also disturb by the fact that housekeeping never said anything to the management regarding this issue cause I know it had to of happened to the room before or other rooms. So there are other issues I had in my room. The phone didn't work, the sliding glass door was off track, the handle was broken. I know now what to look for when staying in this hotel.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was very clean. A little outdated though. Air conditioning was excellent. TV choices were minimal. We would definitely come back and stay at the Tides. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Making sure we were happy. They were very accommodating and provided excellent customer service. Our special thanks to Jessica at the front desk and to Penny at the Market. Both made you feel right at home.
Thomas P, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was so friendly and accommodating so it made our stay very awesome.
Jan, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Beth, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A fabulous place that needs better service
Pros - location is perfect, great bars and food for the beach, lunch and dinner, shop with coffee and snacks, parking is free and easy, view is incredible, lobby is lovely, lots of spaces to gather and visit or relax. Cons - check-in person acted as if he was doing me a favor when he checked us in and not having daily housekeeping is a big bummer, especially with all the sand that blows in, even though we took off our shoes at the door our feet were crusted with sand which we tracked into the bed and made sleeping uncomfortable -- housekeeping would have fixed that. Upkeep could be better on the exterior facing the street. (We also had a busted up lamp in our room and paint peeling from the wall where the sofa rubbed against it.) Daily housekeeping would have cleaned the sliding glass door daily, making the view easier to see. The balcony is tiny without room to sit out and read or enjoy the view. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay with the exception of the lack of services provided. For the price we paid we expected daily housekeeping and help with our luggage. And lamps that weren't hanging on by a thread. Had we had those things the stay would have been perfect. NOTE -- our room was nice and clean when we entered.
Cynthia, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Cleaning Crew are thieves otherwise great hotel
jamie, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cheryl, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Property location is great but slow staff response when issues for the room, room cleaning was not good
tom, 3-night family trip
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