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Independent Stays on the South Carolina Coast

Written by Carl Hedinger

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

Hilton Head visitors will love this family friendly option for its choice of cottages and residences for a weekend or even longer. Prices start at $500 for one of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff’s 50 cottages and holiday home rentals. Rooms can house families of all sizes and the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests can rent bicycles and enjoy a variety of outdoor amenities while an on-site spa appointment will guarantee some indoor pampering and relaxation.

Tides Folly Beach Hotel, Tides Beach Folly

Located a short drive away from downtown Charleston, singles and younger travelers choose Tides Folly Beach Hotel as their weekend getaway throughout the year. Prices vary according to season and can reach as high as $400 for one of their 132 guest rooms that come with an ocean view. Book during the low season and you can get in for around $100, which is a steal considering Tides Folly Beach Hotel is so close to the water.

City Studios, Myrtle Beach

Budget travelers to Myrtle Beach will love City Studios for its affordability and address. With rooms starting at $50 during the low season, you’ll be saving money for a spot near the beach and highly rated attractions like Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Long-term guests will also enjoy this hotel for its free Wi-Fi and swimming pool if the beach area is too busy. Choose one of City Studio’s 96 rooms and bring your family for a fun, yet affordable, vacation!

La Quinta Inn, North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach visitors rave about the La Quinta Inn that’s a short drive from the beach and really close to the area’s highly popular Ocean Drive. There are 82 rooms, but you’d better book in advance during the high season because this place fills up very quickly. If you’re there during the low season, rates drop to about $70  per night for a queen room, and are one of the best deals you’ll find in the area.

The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn, Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island visitors have spoken, and The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn is the area’s best-known destination for a quiet and relaxing weekend. With 100 rooms to choose from, you’ll have a variety of ocean views from your perch after booking a king suite with a balcony. Off-season prices drop to around $70, and you’ll soon learn that this is the best getaway on the coast and for a bargain, as well.

Independent Stays on the South Carolina Coast

Whether you’re visiting on a budget or without one, these hotels are the best of South Carolina’s coastal options. Now that you’ve got the hotel covered, grab some sunglasses and a bathing suit for your stay in the Palmetto State. With year-round beautiful weather and wonderful sights, you’re going to need them.

About the author

Carl Hedinger

I’m a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family’s travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.