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Our Frequently asked questions

Can I be guaranteed an oceanfront view?

Yes! Every room at Tides Hotel on Folly Beach has a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean.

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations must be cancelled by 4pm, 3 days (72 hours) prior to your scheduled arrival date to avoid penalty of 1 night room and tax. Reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card at the time of booking. In adherence with our cancellation policy,  Tides Folly Beach hotel will post charges for the first night and tax 72- hours prior to your check-in date. In the event these charges do not go through using the credit card on file, our Staff will make multiple attempts to get in touch with you to obtain a valid form of payment. If we are unable to collect a valid form of payment, the Reservation will be cancelled and we will continue to contact you in an effort to reinstate it. Please note that once the reservation is cancelled, the room is released and we cannot guarantee availability. Should you want to use a different form of payment upon check-in, please let us know and we will be happy to handle that for you at that time.

Is Tides Folly Beach pet friendly?

Yes, we are pet friendly. We do require a pet fee of $95 per stay. Whether you choose to stay with us one night or ten nights, the pet fee is a flat $95.

Do you have a restaurant on site and, does it provide room service?

We have a phenomenal restaurant on site call Blu. Perched at the “Edge of America” directly on Folly Beach, Blu combines spectacular views with a menu dominated by sustainable seafood, regional flavors and local ingredients. Enjoy local favorites and seasonal specialties in this full-service restaurant just steps from our lobby. We provide room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the restaurant.

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Why is it better to use a credit card rather than a debit card when checking into a hotel?

With a debit card, banks do not recognize the difference between an authorization and an actual charge and remove all of the funds requested. A credit card will authorize an amount and make sure it is available without actually locking up those funds. The amount of time the authorization takes to be returned to the account depends entirely on the bank with which the account is registered. The return time can range from a few days to almost a month.

What is your minimum check-in age?

21 years of age.

What time may I check in? Check out? Early check in? Late check out?

Check in begins at 4:00pm. Check out is required no later than 11:00am. We will make every effort to fulfill requests for early check in or late checkout though neither is guaranteed.

Is there a fee for parking?

Parking is included in your Resort Fee. One parking pass is issued per room.

Do you have a pool on-site? Is it indoor/outdoor? Is it heated?

Guests of Tides Folly Beach may take advantage of our outdoor beachfront pool. During the cooler months, the pool is heated. The pool is open daily from 7am-10pm.

Where is Folly Beach in relation to downtown Charleston?

Folly Beach is located approximately 9 short miles south of downtown Charleston. Approximate driving time from one to the other is 15-20 minutes.

Do you offer transportation to and from the airport?

Unfortunately we do not offer a shuttle service at Tides Folly Beach. There are several limo and cab companies we can recommend.

Do you offer on-site laundry facilities?

There is a public Laundromat a couple of short blocks down the street from Tides Folly Beach to which we refer our guests but we do not offer these facilities on site.

What is there to do on Folly Beach?

Tides Folly Beach offers a wide variety of activities. We work closely with several preferred vendors to provide our guests with the opportunity to charter fishing boats, kayak, paddleboard, rent scooters, rent jet skis and beach chairs, get massages and so much more (fees apply). The island of Folly Beach offers an eclectic assortment of dining options, surf shops, activities and galleries.

Do You Have a Resort Fee?

Yes. Resort fee is $10 per day per room. Includes: bottled water, pool towels, wireless internet, parking and private access to beach.

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