Tides Folly Beach Hotel Reviews & Testimonials

People sure like to talk. Which is fine by us because they seem to have nothing but good things to say about Tides Hotel on Folly Beach.

Rates & Reservations



People sure like to talk. Which is fine by us because they seem to have nothing but good things to say about Tides Hotel on Folly Beach.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at some of the guest testimonials below, and our impressive list of accolades from some of the top names in the industry. Have a comment of your own you’d like to share? Contact us. We’d love to hear it! At Tides, we take our cues from the ones who matter most – people like you. See the Tides Folly Beach hotel reviews and testimonials.

Tripadvisor Reviewer

“Beautiful hotel, right on ocean. Board walk fishing pier view off balcony. Staff was friendly and helpful. Clean, comfortable bed. Off season rate was a plus. Only had one night there, would have liked to have been able to stay longer.”

Aley – Facebook Post

“I got married here last week. They were nothing short of spectacular. It was better than we could have ever hoped. Excellent staff. Always go above and beyond.”

Tripadvisor Reviewer – Atlanta, GA

“I stayed at Tides over memorial day weekend for my bachelorette party. I could not have picked a better place. I loved the modern décor of the hotel. The pool bar and hotel bar were also great! We are brunch at the hotel and you get a great view of the ocean!
The location of the hotel is also nice. It is walking distance to several bars and restaurants!
The staff was also wonderful at check in and through out the stay!”

Julz – Facebook Post

“My friend and I stayed at what we called “Downton Folly” for the Thanksgiving holiday. From the time we arrived we were greeted with warm, friendly smiles. Thanks to Drew, Ryan, Brian, Blake – to name a few. Each and every employee was kind, happy and accommodating. Working on the beach ain’t so bad. Truthfully, it felt more like a charming bed and breakfast. I have only amazing things to say about your hotel and your staff. Thanks and We’ll see you again soon!”

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! – Tripadvisor Reviewer

“As a past resident of Charleston South Carolina,,, I have rather an insiders view of the area and what a lovely surprise awaited my husband & I on a recent visit to Charleston. We stayed at the newly refurbished Tides and couldn’t have been more impressed! The decor is stunning, loved the sea blues and upscale ocean theme throughout, every detail was perfectly coordinated with the look, from the gorgeous cobalt blue sea glass chandeliers, to the really beautiful rooms, (which included granite in the bath!!!), making our short stay even more restful and relaxing… Don’t miss the breakfast buffet, really well done with lots of choices, more gorgeous decorating and an ocean front seat, what’s not to like!? Friendly staff, quirky vintage Folly beach, oh we do miss Charleston, thanks for the wonderful visit!”

The Tides saves our weekend…and in style – Tripadvisor Reviewer

“The Tides made things work out for us exceptionally well—they responded to our specific situation’s needs and offered their best room available. Not to mention the hotel itself is attractively modern, clean, spacious, well-appointed, and right on the ocean and in the centre of town. For Folly Beach, The Tides stands out as the premier full-service, beachfront hotel (we didn’t even make it into the heated pool, but noticed it was a popular fixture). For any hotel you’ll likely encounter, The Tides stands out for exceptional customer service and makes you feel like you’re so much more than another transaction in another beach town.”

Great Location/Friendliest Staff Ever – Tripadvisor Reviewer, Athens, GA

“Folly Beach gives you the best of both worlds-a beach experience and proximity to all the historical features of Charleston. The hotel, which is light, airy, with lots of windows, glass, and interesting art installations, is right on the beach at the pier so you have attractive surroundings inside and out. When we checked in the service was fast and friendly. Shortly after we arrived in our room, the desk called to see if everything was satisfactory. I answered, “yes, but we were somewhat disappointed that there were no chairs on the Juliette balcony.” He explained that Juliette balconies don’t have chairs but if we would like, he would send some folding chairs right up. The chairs which were more than satisfactory arrived almost before I hung up the phone. Later I couldn’t find the temperature adjuster on the fridge (my fault). I called down and immediately there was someone to turn up the refrigerator who not only smiled as he did the adjustment but refused a tip. The rooms were nice, the towels OK, the outdoor pool heated to 90 degrees, and there is an excellent restaurant on site. I could have done without the loud music they had playing in the public areas but I suppose they thought it was energetic. I definitely recommend a stay here and my husband wants to go back as do I.”

Alex & Stacey – Moorseville, NC

“Jay went out of his way to make us feel welcome when we arrived. He also made sure we had a good time during our stay. He had the connections around the island when it came to entertainment to help accommodate our requests. He knew our names every time he saw us. I was very impressed. He gave us name and number of Golf Cart rental company. We had a great time. Based on our experience and Jay’s hospitality we would recommend the Tides to our friends and family. We cannot put in words how great of an asset he is to the tides, I’ve never stayed at any resort and met someone as good as Jay, period!”

Erin – Rosedale, MD

“Tanner and Matthew at the front desk were very helpful, super courteous, and extremely friendly. Mark the tiki bar bartender was also very accommodating to our party and was friendly. Josh the beach guy was also accommodating and very professional in assisting us while out on the beach.”

Melissa – Powell, TN

“Your staff is wonderful. We brought our dog Della & everyone treated her as well as us & we appreciate that. We will return to you hotel again.”

Kim – Athens, GA

“Denise, a waitress at Blu, served me twice during my stay, and couldn’t have been any more professional or delightful. I believe it was her first week, and she was terrific.”

The best holiday ever – the hotel was better than ever – Tripadvisor Reviewer, Madrid, SP

“Having just spent 2 weeks at Tides Folly Beach…together with the staff…has been the most fun, enjoyable and relaxing holiday ever. We really went to accompany our daughter who is starting university at CofC, but thanks to the amazing hospitality, the great location and genuine friendly service, our stay at the beach was just fantastic. We had stayed at this hotel last year as Tides and a few years ago as the Holiday Inn; but this year was better than ever. Both my daughter and I would like to thank particularly Richard, Matt, Miranda, Beth, Jeremy, Jay, Brian and Alex for their personal attention and to all the other hotel staff, who although we didn’t get to know their names, made our stay and the start to our daughter’s University experience, truly unforgettable. Thank you all”

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