Waters Edge Inn at Folly Beach Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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One of the best!

5 on November 12, 2017

We were so pleased with our recent stay! So much more than we expected. From the welcome drink, happy hour and breakfast, all were outstanding. I think I'm ready to move to Folly! Thank you for a short but wonderful stay.

Always Top-Notch!

4.6 on April 10, 2015

Islander room was much more spacious than expected - being on top floor. Service and food are great. Happy Hour every day is always wonderful. Second stay here since 2013 and will always return when visiting Charleston.

A Pleasant Surprise

5 on October 18, 2014

Although online info said the place was full, we called and found 2 rooms available. This was our first experience at a beach community and our first time at a B&B. It couldn't have been better. Our room was bright, comfortable, and had a good sized screened in porch. Check in was actually fun (happy hour starts at check-in time and Gena's punch was delicious.) Breakfasts were ample and diverse. The whole staff was very gracious in offering suggestions on where to dine and what to see and how to get around. We walked most of the time, the beach was just a few blocks away. Same with restaurants. We would return.

March Trip

3.4 on March 09, 2014

The room was very nice and extra clean. Had no problems there. But you could hear everything that went on in the bathroom that backed up to our room, including the 4 times the man next door got in the night. Breakfast left a lot to be desired. Danishes and breads were stale. And the breakfast casserole was tuff and unless you like Mexican you would not like it.

Awesome Experience!!

5 on June 27, 2013

This was the best beach vacation my wife and I have ever taken. The Hemingway is a beautiful room. The entire staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Whether coming back in from a day at the beach or coming back at night after a great meal and amazing live music, we felt like we were coming home. The Water's Edge Inn offers so many personal touches that it's hard to list them all. This will be our "place to stay" anytime we take a beach vacation. Try it...you will not be disappointed.

Last minute find that defined my trip.

4.6 on May 21, 2013

Waters Edge Inn was the perfect find on Folly Beach. The staff was friendly and helpful, afternoon cocktails brought guests together, and I could get away to my gorgeous room for some privacy. Anytime I make a trip to Charleston, SC I will be staying at Waters Edge. As a well traveled individual this is the kind of place that makes you feel at home and that is a rare thing to find at a resort destination.


4.2 on January 17, 2013

My Husband and I stayed at Water's Edge Inn for our Honeymoon. Our trip to Jamicia was canceled due to weather. I am sooo glad we decieded to stay her for 4 days. It was the BEST experience! The staff was personable and made us feel like royalty and the breakfast each morning was nice to savor in the quaint dinning area. We were able to savor all of the island as the restaurants were just a stones throw. We didn't have todrive anywhere. We will be back next year to celebrate our anniversay!

New Chapter Getaway

4.6 on May 09, 2012

We stayed at Water's Edge in April 2012. Our stay was unbelievable. The service was outstanding and the young ladies at the front desk were absolutely precious and very welcoming. Our room was very nice and view was peaceful. Enjoyed the hot tub and the close walks to all the restaurants and bars. We would definitely go back and would stay at Water's Edge again as promised.

Awesome Stay!

4.6 on April 10, 2012

We loved Waters Edge Inn. We were welcomed warmly. Our room was beautiful and we had a lovely view. Loved the hot tub and enjoyed a quiet night's sleep. We would definitely go back and stay longer.

Would stay again!

3.2 on September 03, 2011

The Inn is only a couple blocks away from the beach, definitely walking distance. If you don't want to walk you can rent bikes from them. We stayed in the islander room and it was gorgeous. The bed was very comfortable and the decor was exceptional. You definitely feel like you are on vacation. The bath room was enormous, it has a multi jet body sprayer in the shower with a sky light to add to the ambiance. There is also happy hour with light Hors d'oeuvre beers, wine, soda and water in the evening. The Inn also provides transportation to downtown folly beach via a golf cart. They were more than accommodating with taking us to restaurants or to the beach. They do provide towels that you can take to the beach. One night we went out for dinner and had leftovers and they were very willing to put them in their refrigerator. Our only complaints would be we never had our bathroom cleaned or picked up during the two nights we stayed there. We had to ask for more towels. Our bed was turned down and chocolates placed though. Also, one morning we had breakfast and as I went to bite into my muffin I realized it was covered in ants. The inn keeper had to throw everything away, so I didn't get any breakfast. If you decide to sleep in, you will have slim pickens on breakfast options (cereal and croissants). The pros out weight the cons, so we would stay here again. It is a beautiful inn and a great location!

Fabulous vacation

5 on June 18, 2011

we spent a week at Waters Edge and loved the Inn and the location. Very convenient to Charleston and great restaurants and shopping. Will definitely visit again in the future - thanks for a great vacation!

13th Anniversary Getaway

4.4 on April 26, 2011

The Inn was a fantastic choice for my wife and I. Peace and quiet at last, without the kids!!!! We were very pleased with the rooms, service and cleanliness. Free evening cocktails and beverages were an unexpected bonus. A close walk or free golf cart shuttle to the beach and local establishments was extremely convienent. I highly recommend an early beach stroll to watch the sunrise, you will not be disappointed. Also a must... Go to Ritas for a great outdoor casual dining spot!

Laid-back Luxury

4.8 on December 02, 2009

Being from Charleston, I did not know what to expect from a local bed and breakfast. When we were greeted with cocktails by the staff, I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel has incredible marsh views from the hot tub and many of the bedroom. The bathroom was spacious with a deep jetted- tub and roomy shower. Everything inside made me feel like I had stepped into Key West with Hemingway- with modern appliances. The staff was helpful and available without being pushy. We will definitely return to Water's Edge Inn.

Ideal Accomodations

4.2 on November 24, 2009

We definitely reccommend the Water's Edge Inn... it was basically everything we were looking for: Clean, New, Classy, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Fireplace, and close to the Beach!

Mama Mia(Liberian Girl)

5 on May 23, 2009

I just j'dore this Inn. The services was excellent, not far away from all the happening scenes, beach, hgwys, and most of all the staff makes you feel welcome. I have to give it a gold star, if there's such a thing for rating Inns. This now my hidden secert and adventure getaway. I know I will return and will anticipate every momnet.

Lovely, Great Value, The Extra Mile

4.2 on March 25, 2009

A small group wanted to visit Charleston but we are all watching our budgets. I found this inn at Folly Beach and rented one of their two Villas adjacent to the inn. The Villas are actually condos, and are very attractive, modern and well appointed. The screen porch was where we spent most of our time, laughing, etc. The kitchen gave the opportunity to bring in our own wine and hors douvres. Each family paid less than $100 a night for a lovely accommodation. There is a small continental breakfast in the inn if you want it, but I suggest you bring your own. We went to Charleston by day and back to the island at night, enjoying very low key and inexpensive meals at Taco Boy and Crab Shacktacular. Neither great, but both quite adequate. Spend your money on a nice lunch in Charleston then dine light on the island. Or order in pizza! Finally, we left a NetFlixx DVD in the DVD player. The staff retrieved it and mailed it to us, saving us the cost of replacing it. That's what one expects but too often you don't find anymore. These people are fine inn keepers.

Wonderful Weekend

4.2 on February 24, 2009

My husband & I enjoyed a very nice anniversary wknd. stay at the Water's Edge Inn. The place was very nice & comfortable, and the staff was very friendly & helpful. Would highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area. Conveniently located to downtown Charleston.

An Outstanding B&B near Charleston

5 on July 28, 2008

Waters Edge Inn is a newly constructed B&B just 10 mis. from historic Charleston. From the moment one arrives and is offered a refreshing glass of punch, everything revolves around comfort and relaxation. The inn is tastefully decorated with a casual beach feel and lots of amenities. A mini-fridge is in each room, stocked with bottled water, and homemade cookies are always available. A delicious Continental breakfast (with hot entrees included) is offered each morning between 8-10, and wine is offered in the late afternoon along with appetizers. In addition to the inn's special services, including turndown with chocolates and the next day's weather forecast, guest also have access to bicycles and golf cart "shuttle service" to the nearby beach. I consider this an ideal spot for a romantic getaway or a place to rejuvenate in a setting where rejuvenation is nurtured. Maxine Pinson BedandBreakfast.com Associate Editor


4.8 on June 29, 2008


Made my 50th B-Day Memorable!

4.0 on March 09, 2008

The staff warmly greeted us, I mean that literally, with a fragranced warm hand towel, snacks and information regarding the surrounding area. We were shown our room personally and the ammenties reviewed. Our room was stunning, the decor modern, and the view that overlooked the marsh and marina was much nicer than the online photograph . The personal touches like champagne for my B-day and the turn down service with chocolates made us feel very special. Can't wait to return!!!!!!

Great Place to Escape to

4.8 on January 02, 2008

Fantastic weekend get-away for people traveling near or far. Folly Beach is not really known for its night dining (that is why a rated it 4 and not 5), but Charleston is not far away. California Dreaming is a fantastic choice that is only about 10 minutes away from Folly Beach. This B&B opened in March of 2007 so the whole house is very clean and the hosts were some of the best I have found. If a get-away is needed and relaxing at the beach sounds good to you then this should be your next destination. Oh, the Folly Punch (acholholic) will also make for a relaxing evening.

Charming and Great Weekend

4.8 on December 31, 2007

We went for a weekend the end of December 07 and had a great time. Waters Edge is very clean and very charming. We rode bikes and walked and just relaxed. Sandy,the innkeeper and the girls that worked in the afternoon were all very accomdating and helpful. They were very friendly. I recommend Waters Edge for a great get a way or vacation. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the porch and there was always cookies to eat. Had a great time!!!!!


4.2 on October 30, 2007

We stayed for our Anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. Even better than the pictures!

Great B & B

5 on August 19, 2007

We stayed here for our anniversary and it was great. It was everything I had hoped for. Everyone there was so nice and helpful. It was great to be at the beach and to be so close to downtown Charleston. We took a cab to dinner to avoid parking. I loved the rooms, they were very clean, crisp, and modern with down comforters and a flat screen tv. A spa like bathroom, a very nice balcony with a private table and chairs, and lots of attention to detail. Chocolates on our pillows when we came home from dinner. Champaign for our aniversary. Complimentary cocktail hour daily with a nice a bar selection including wine and crab dip with crackers. I loved the french toast casserole for breakfast! And the coffee was excellent. The lighting around the property and the "rocks" that play music add a nice touch to the ambiance. The have an outdoor jacuzzi, too. Complimentary bicycles to ride down to the beach and take a nice walk on the pier. It was just a perfect weekend! Thanks guys, great place!

Waters Edge Inn at Folly Beach


  • Nightly Rate $129 - $329
  • Reviews (24) 4.5
  • Rooms 9
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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