Water’s Edge Inn
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Combining gracious hospitality and Southern charm with Key West style, the Water’s Edge Inn is an elegant boutique hotel in Folly Beach, near Charleston, South Carolina. Situated just 10 minutes from Charleston’s historic downtown district, which is packed with great local restaurants and attractions, Water’s Edge Inn offers an intimate and tranquil seaside escape from the city.

The waterfront hotel is just a short stroll from the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean and offers luxurious accommodations in the form of nine beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and three private villas with spectacular views over the marshlands and the Folly River. All guest rooms and villas feature refined décor and furnishings, private bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, and modern amenities such as mini-fridges and gas fireplaces.

Guest facilities and amenities at the Water’s Edge Inn include a delicious complimentary breakfast serves every morning, a 24-hour outdoor hot tub overlooking the marsh, bicycles to rent for exploring Folly Beach and Charleston, and in-room massages and spa treatments. Activities in and around the Inn include a range of water activities such as fishing, kayaking and sailing, as well as beachcombing, shopping and fine dining in one of the many restaurants in Charleston’s historic downtown district.



1.Water’s Edge Inn

Water’s Edge Inn
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Water’s Edge Inn features luxurious accommodations in the form of nine beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and three private villas with spectacular views over the marshlands and the Folly River. All guest rooms and villas feature refined décor and furnishings, private bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, and modern amenities such as mini-fridges, and gas fireplaces.

Inspired by Folly Beach, the Miss Rhodes Room features a comfortable queen-size bed with deluxe linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels and organic bath products, and a cozy sitting area with a gas fireplace and plasma television. A private screened porch has outdoor seating and beautiful views over the marshlands.

The Floridian is a traditional suite with a private screened porch overlooking the marsh and features a gorgeous queen-size bed in deluxe linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels, and organic bath products, and sunny sitting area with a free-standing fireplace and comfy seating.

Inspired by Hemingway’s Key West, the Hemingway is a charming room with a queen-size bed in deluxe linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels and organic bath products, and a cozy sitting area with a gas fireplace and plasma television. A private screened porch has outdoor seating and beautiful views over the marshlands.

The Atlantic is aptly named for its beautiful views of the ocean from the private Juliette balcony. This room features a deluxe queen-size bed in luxurious linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels and organic bath products, and sitting area with a gas fireplace and plasma television.

The Caribbean Suite is an elegant abode with a private screened porch overlooking the marsh and features a luxurious queen-size bed in deluxe linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels and organic bath products, and sunny sitting area with a free-standing fireplace and comfy seating.

The Pacific Suite is located on the top floor of the Inn and features a private Juliette balcony that overlooks the marshes and ocean in the distance. The suite offers a queen-size bed with deluxe linens, a private en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, rain shower, plush towels and organic bath products, and a cozy sitting area with a gas fireplace and plasma television. Photo: Water’s Edge Inn


2.Restaurants / Room Service

Restaurants / Room Service
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A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning and includes delicious delights such as homemade quiche, breakfast casseroles, yogurt parfaits, meat and cheese platters, egg dishes, fresh fruit, and a variety of freshly baked bread and pastries.

Charleston’s historic downtown district, which is within a short walking distance from the Inn, is home to many restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual fare and a guest shuttle is available to take guests from the Inn to their destination.

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3.Amenities/Recreational Activities

Amenities/Recreational Activities
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The Water’s Edge Inn offers an array of guest facilities and amenities to ensure a relaxing, hassle-free stay for every guest. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning and includes delicious delights such as homemade quiche, breakfast casseroles, yogurt parfaits, meat and cheese platters, egg dishes, fresh fruit, and a variety of freshly baked bread and pastries. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages are served every evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, including a ‘Happy Hour’ with beer, wine, the Inn’s world famous Folly Punch.

Guests have access to an outdoor hot tub with beautiful views over the marshlands, and in-room massages and spa treatments can be arranged. A golf cart shuttle service is also available to transport guests to the beach or restaurants for dinner, and there are bicycles, beach chairs, and umbrellas available to rent for the day.

79 2nd Street West Folly Beach, SC 29439, Phone: 843-588-9800

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