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Tides Folly Beach Hotel
Tides Folly Beach Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 1 Center Street Highway 171, Folly Beach, SC
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,784 reviews)
$229/ night for 2 guests

I loved the ocean views from every point in the building. I was not thrilled with the aging of the hotel. Of course being that close to salt water is probably not good for the fixtures. Also, there should be a dehumidifier in the room.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019
Seaside Inn Oceanfront
Seaside Inn Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5.0 1004 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (1,345 reviews)
$169/ night for 2 guests

Ocean view was great. Size of room was too small. And there was mold on the tile in bathroom.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
Wild Dunes Resort By Destination Hotels
Wild Dunes Resort By Destination Hotels
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC
4.4/5 (2,053 reviews)
$212/ night for 2 guests

Such a great place. Enjoyed our short stay there this weekend and planning our summer vacation now.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
4.0 out of 5.0 20 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (2,545 reviews)
$129/ night for 2 guests

The pool areas were nice and the room was just as advertised. The bathroom was a little smaller than we would have liked though.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019
Wild Dunes Resort - Vacation Rentals
Wild Dunes Resort - Vacation Rentals
3.5 out of 5.0 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC
4.4/5 (194 reviews)

Beautiful resort! Beachside dining and bars are a plus. Adult only pool is centrally located.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019
Charming Pet Friendly Oceanview Bungalow - Prime Location - Steps to Beach
Charming Pet Friendly Oceanview Bungalow - Prime Location - Steps to Beach
Charleston, SC
4.7/5 (88 reviews)

The Love Shack has tons of character and really makes you feel like you're at Folly Beach. The place was super clean and our host was on top of everything we needed. Definitely staying here again next time we're in town!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019
Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas
Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC
4.1/5 (249 reviews)

I will book this property again. Very peaceful, clean and relaxed atmosphere. Love the comfortable beds, 2.5 bathrooms, amenities and beach decor. It felt like home away from home.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Perfect Romantic Getaway : Ocean Front Villa With Resort Privileges
Perfect Romantic Getaway : Ocean Front Villa With Resort Privileges
Kiawah Island, SC
4.6/5 (39 reviews)

My 2 friends and I stayed for the Kiawah Marathon. 2 of us shared the bed and one slept on the couch...it was a beautiful condo.very clean, comfortable, and so close to the race start and finish.I highly recommend this condo.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017
Totally Renovated Villa: Close Walk to Beach, Golf, Tennis, Market
Totally Renovated Villa: Close Walk to Beach, Golf, Tennis, Market
Kiawah Island, SC
4.7/5 (81 reviews)

We stayed 3 nights for a girls weekend. We utilized bed and pull out couch and each slept well. The areas is dark, quiet, and so peaceful at night. The view from the back deck is compromised due to construction and sometimes the construction was noisy, but we were able to sit on the back deck to ...

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
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Beach Hotels in Charleston

Known for its historical sites and churches, Charleston offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. With 274 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this destination, it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Charleston, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Tides Folly Beach Hotel - 3-star hotel on the beach. It features an outdoor pool, a beach bar, and a restaurant. Activities include surfing on site. Guests love the walkable location and proximity to shopping.

Seaside Inn Oceanfront - 2.5-star hotel on the beach. Our travelers recommend its walkable location and proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi.

Wild Dunes Resort By Destination Hotels - 4-star spa condo resort on the beach. It offers 5 outdoor pools, 2 pool bars, and 6 restaurants. Activities include beach yoga and beach volleyball. Guest reviews highlight the good location and proximity to shopping.

Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina - 3.5-star family-friendly resort on a private beach. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a beach bar. Activities include sailing and mountain biking. Guests love the walkable location and family friendliness.

Wild Dunes Resort - Vacation Rentals - 3.5-star condo near Front Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and family friendliness. This condo boasts 5 outdoor pools, 3 pool bars, and 3 restaurants.

Planning Your Trip to Charleston

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, November, February, and April, with an average rainfall of 2.35 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average rainfall of 5.62 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Charleston

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Front Beach or Folly Beach County Park for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's historical sites and churches, and make time for local attractions like USS Yorktown and Charleston City Market. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Confederate Museum or The Powder Magazine. Visitors also enjoy Charleston for its:
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • University life
  • Museums

Getting Around Charleston

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Charleston-North Station. Charleston might not have many public transit options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximize your time.