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Folly Beach Hotels: A Local's Guide

Folly Beach is located about 15 miles south of downtown Charleston, via Folly Road on James Island. Along with Sullivan's Island, it's the closest beach to historic Charleston. (Sullivan's Island and its neighboring beach, Isle of Palms, are both located north of Charleston, via Mount Pleasant.)

Despite its proximity, depending on the day and time, it can take quite awhile to get to Folly from downtown. If you are visiting Folly on a Saturday or Sunday in the summer, you need to head out before noon unless you want to sit in traffic for an hour or more. Of course, if you have access to a bicycle and are up for a few bridges, that may be the best way to travel. Folly Road is slowly getting an uninterrupted bike lane, and it's fun to leave gas-guzzlers in the dust!

Folly was once called Coffin Island, but these days it's full of life. Many consider Folly an ideal beach town. Although there are plenty of million-dollar rental homes owned by absentee landlords, locals take relaxation seriously ... [ Read more about Folly Beach hotels ]

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  • Tides Folly Beach Hotel - formerly Holiday Inn$$$
    1 Center Street at Highway 171, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Tides Folly Beach Hotel - formerly Holiday Inn Upper-midscale, smoke-free, oceanfront hotel Full-service, family-friendly - next to fishing pier
    All rooms have oceanfront balcony
    9 floors, 132 rooms
    Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Exercise room
    Restaurant - lounge - poolside bar
    Free Internet in room
    Free parking
    Smoke-free hotel - pet friendly
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 1009 reviews  Read Reviews

    Water's Edge Inn$$$$$
    79 West 2nd Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
    Toll-free reservations number: 800-738-0884

    Bed & breakfast inn - 8 beautifully-appointed guestrooms, 1 luxury villa
    Located 2 blocks from the beach & 10 miles from historic Charleston
    Complimentary breakfast & cocktail hour
    Outdoor hot tub overlooking the marshes of Folly Beach
    Wireless Internet - plasma flat screen TVs - refrigerator in each room
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