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Image for Tides Folly Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Center Street Highway 171, Folly Beach, SC
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$179/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.1/5Very Good! (1,879 reviews)

"The entire staff is wonderful!!! They friendly & helpful. The restaurant BLU is excellent! This was our first time staying here and we are already planning to go back!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Tides Folly Beach Hotel
Image for Seaside Inn Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
1004 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$125/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.4/5Good! (1,404 reviews)

"Close to beach but very quiet and clean. Walking distance to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Seaside Inn Oceanfront
Image for Wild Dunes Resort By Destination Hotels
4 out of 5
1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC
$149/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.4/5Excellent! (2,130 reviews)

"The staffs in all areas are very friendly and hospitable"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Wild Dunes Resort By Destination Hotels
Image for Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
4 out of 5
20 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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$99/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
4/5Very Good! (2,302 reviews)

"Pool and facilities were amazing! Wi-fi was a little temperamental."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
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3.5 out of 5
1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC
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4.4/5Excellent! (214 reviews)

"Everything was perfect. The condo was beautiful within minutes of the beach. Everything was excellent the staff is off the chain there on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them about a 20. Definitely will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Wild Dunes Resort - Vacation Rentals
Image for Charming Pet Friendly Oceanview Bungalow - Prime Location - Steps to Beach
4.7/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)

"Wonderfully close to the town and even closer to the beach. A cute house with charm!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Charming Pet Friendly Oceanview Bungalow - Prime Location - Steps to Beach
Image for Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas
4 out of 5
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC
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4.1/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"The villas were not access friendly to the beach. Our room (when it was booked) was supposed to be "scenic view villa". However, the only "view" we had was a partially obstructed view of the tennis courts. Otherwise, the room, although it was a little beat up, was very clean and had plenty of ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas
Image for Perfect Romantic Getaway : Ocean Front Villa With Resort Privileges
4.6/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)
Perfect for couples

"Our second stay at this property. See our review from October 2018. Love this place, will return."…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2019

Perfect Romantic Getaway : Ocean Front Villa With Resort Privileges
Image for Renovated West Beach Villa: Close Walk to Beach and Golf
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4.7/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)

"Well appointed and clean. Nice location with respect to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Renovated West Beach Villa: Close Walk to Beach and Golf
Image for 3rd Floor Ocean Front w/ Private Balcony, Pool, and Pier
1300 Ocean Blvd, #331, Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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4.7/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Fantastic location.

"This was our first trip to the Charleston area and the condo was perfectly located for sightseeing trips into Charleston and the surrounding areas. It was super easy to drive to Charleston and into Mt. Pleasant for shopping. At the same time it provided beautiful views of the ocean and relaxing walks ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

3rd Floor Ocean Front w/ Private Balcony, Pool, and Pier
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4.4/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)
Great place at IOP at an affordable price!

"The condo is clean, neat & has beautiful ocean views, especially to see the sunrise. It is right next to downtown IOP so it is convenient to walk to restaurants & shops. The owner Tom is fantastic!! He answers your emails right away & he couldn’t be more accommodating during the stay there. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

August Dates Available- Special Rate Aug. 18, 19, and 20th
Image for Honeymoon Suite, Beach, Restaurants, Shopping, all Within 100 Yards! And Parkin
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Close to the beach and restaurants. Carl, his dad, Griffin and Elizabeth we super friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Honeymoon Suite, Beach, Restaurants, Shopping, all Within 100 Yards! And Parkin
Image for Beautiful Oceanfront Condo- In The Heart of Iop; Additional Condos Available
4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Wonderful beach vacation. Great for kids

"The apartment was beautiful, great view, fully equipped and very spacious. Great host."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Beautiful Oceanfront Condo- In The Heart of Iop; Additional Condos Available
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4.8/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
Perfect weekend

"Great condo for a family long weekend getaway. We had a wonderful time enjoying the beach, IOP, downtown and quiet time reconnecting. The space is tastefully decorated and spacious. We did not feel cramped ... everyone had plenty of their own space."…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019

3BR Oceanfront Condo; Heart Of Iop; Inquire About Specials and Additional Condos
Image for Isle Of Palms Condo, Steps From the Beach, Shops, Restaurants & Bars, Free Wifi
4.7/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)

"Location was ideal! Nice that everything was within walking distance. The place was perfect for us! It was nice having a kitchen area to prepare meals. Enjoyed the list of places/ recommendations to check out!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Isle Of Palms Condo, Steps From the Beach, Shops, Restaurants & Bars, Free Wifi
Image for Marsh Gayz on the Folly River Only 1 Block From the Beach - Gear Included
4.9/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Gorgeous sunsets...relaxing home away from home

"Our family (six adults) enjoyed this beautiful setting over Thanksgiving. This spacious home has a nice comfy feel yet plenty of room for our family to spread out. Although it was too chilly for us to kayak, the location on the river is perfect for those who enjoy the water. Even if the weather is ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2018

Marsh Gayz on the Folly River Only 1 Block From the Beach - Gear Included
Image for Luxury Custom Home - 7 Bdrm, Ocean Views, Heatable Private Pool, Elevator
5/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)
Large IOP beach house

"This was a beautiful home with a great location right across the street from the beach. We had 3 families with 7 kids between the ages of 2 and 10, and the home worked well for all of us. Bottom line is this is a spacious, well appointed home and we would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Luxury Custom Home - 7 Bdrm, Ocean Views, Heatable Private Pool, Elevator
Image for Comfort Suites at Isle Of Palms Connector
2.5 out of 5
1130 Hungryneck Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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$102/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (690 reviews)

"Excellent stay! Great staff! Facilities very clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Comfort Suites at Isle Of Palms Connector
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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 your choice of 274 beach hotels and other accommodation options in this destination, it's easy to find one that works for you.

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

Wild Dunes Resort - Vacation Rentals - 3.5 golf condo near Front Beach. It features 5 outdoor swimming pools, 3 poolside bars, and 3 restaurants. Guests love the beach and shopping.

Beach Time Specails Rates for These Dates June 3rd, 4th, and 5th: - Villa on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and pool. This villa boasts private pools, furnished balconies, and balconies or patios.

3BR Oceanfront Condo; Heart Of Iop; Inquire About Specials and Additional Condos - Condo on the beach. It offers private pools, balconies or patios, and televisions. Guest reviews highlight the beach and pool.

June 9-16 - Just Opened & Discount! - Vacation home, 10-minute walk from Front Beach. It features an outdoor pool, private pools, and beach towels. Guests love the beach and shopping.

2nd Floor Villa Overlooking Lagoon - Romantic resort. Our travelers recommend its beach and breakfast. This resort boasts kitchens, balconies or patios, and televisions.

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 more things to see and do, consider visiting Confederate Museum or The Powder Magazine. Visitors also enjoy Charleston for its:
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • University life
  • Museums

Getting Around Charleston

To get to Charleston, book a flight to Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Charleston Station.

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