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BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
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“family friendly, awesome location”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed at the Sea Island Inn over Easter weekend. Very nice, clean, and updated accommodations. Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Motel overlooks the water and close to everything. We took our bikes and enjoyed biking the town. Staff surprised our 10 and 7 year old with an Easter Basket filled with goodies in our room. Easter surprises at breakfast Sunday morning too. Staff went out of their way to help with anything. Kids enjoyed pool which was ample in size and had nice lounge chairs and foliagel .At breakfast, Emily went out of her way to accommodate the children including bringing out Capri Suns and helping with the Belgium Waffle maker. She also made homemade banana bread Easter Morning! Had forgotten how convient it was to walk right out the door and have car right in front of room. Really made everything so much more convienent than staying at hotel with inside doors. Area is very quiet and safe. Would recommend the Q on the Bay to eat and Plums. Both are very good and with in walking distance. Don't miss Hunting Island State Park and take a Beaufort Kayak Tour. Mon-Fri the Kazoo Museum and Factory is open for tours...We loved it!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
From our family to your family we thank you for your kind words. I will certainly pass along your praise to my staff, especially Miss Emily. She's a peach, that one. You'll have to come back and try her breakfast casserole! We do hope that if your travels bring back to Beaufort you and your family will choose once again to stay with us!
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Across the street from the marina and waterfront park, and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Nice decor, very clean, everything worked. Internet thru ethernet - but there was a cable already attached in the room. Free parking. Breakfast included the usual plus eggs and sausages - in a separate building with beautiful furnishings and some comfortable sofas and chairs. Quiet, but walls a bit thin - could hear somewhat noisy guests next door but certainly tolerable. Be aware that nearby Parris Island (Marines) has graduation every Friday - hotel is usually full Wed-Sat - and everyone just assumes that is why you are there.

Room Tip: Two levels - no elevator. Ask for room in back or overlooking pool - although even rooms overlookin...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for your positive review. I will certainly share your comments with my entire staff. Sorry about the noise-Parris Island families get really excited sometimes. Please come see us again soon-we’ll have wireless internet is the rooms by April.

Lisa K. Hudson
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Painted Post, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

this is one of my vavorite hotels iv'e stayed in. they have a great location, thats within walking distance of downtown beaufort. the pool is nice and relaxing after a long day. but the best part is the staff, they are all very pleasant and helpfull, the price is very reasonable and the rooms were clean and quiet. they have the best breakfast iv'e ever had at a hotel. can't remember the older lady's name at the kitchen, but will never forget her kind maner. she made a lot of stuff homemade and was very helpfull. it is an older hotel but well kept. if you get the chance try them out. you wont be sorry!!!. will be going back this may.

Room Tip: ask for rooms downstairs if you like the pool. the backside is quiter if you don't like the nois...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
Thank you for the sparkling review! We pride ourselves in providing all of our guests an experience like yours. We are fortunate to have two wonderful ladies in the breakfast room; both Shirley and Emily are the best! I will certainly tell my entire staff how much you enjoyed your stay and we all look forward to your return visit. See you in May!

Lisa K. Hudson
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Calabash, NC
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed here for our anniversary and had such a lovely time inBeaufort and the surrounding islands. The breakfast was huge and Miss Shirley was very gracious to us. Great staff at the hotel and our room was nice and clean...best location for walking to town, shops,and restaurants. Loved the proximity of the hotel. We will be back because we missed the kazoo factory!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us to celibrate your anniversary! Miss Shirley IS a peach! Please come back soon!!
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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

While I have stayed at this location several times over the years, this time was the very best. They have spent the dollars needed to bring the rooms up to date as their location is undoubtedly the most convenient for a pedestrian experience in the historic district. My brother and I took our soon to be 87 year old mother down for a few days to enjoy a warmer climate and to do some sightseeing and shopping. Upon arriving, the nice fellow at the front volunteered to put us in a room that was ground floor with easy access to parking. Excellent! He also recommended "Emily's" for Dinner and it was a spectacular dining experience. If you want to experience the ambiance of a "miniature Charleston" then you need to make this your headquarters. Walking distance to a plethora of good restaurants and also to the shops along Bay Street. As we left on Sunday morning we skipped the wonderful continental breakfast at the hotel and went to "Blackstones" for Shrimp and Grits. As we were leaving, film star Tom Berenger walked in and sat down. Beaufort is a charming place and the Sea Island Inn is a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Due to traveling with our mother, who will soon be 87, we preferred a downstairs room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
We are very pleased you were so happy with our accommodations and your time in Beaufort! We strive to make every guest's stay as pleasurable as yours. Please do come back soon and stay with us again!
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Very nice place, excellent staff, clean, good location, good price, no frills. I was in Beaufort visiting some friends on their sailboat. The hotel was right across from the Marina and worked out great. The staff was super nice and helpful. I would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Thank you so much for the complimentary review. We hope to see you again real soon!
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Charlotte NC
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Nothing fancy here but a nice touch. Very clean rooms, nice amenties, fridge and microwave. We will def be back many times.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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SeaIslandHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Thank you for the positive comments. We are happy we met your expectations and hope to see you again soon!

Lisa K. Hudson
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Property: BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn
Address: 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5514
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Green Hotel in Beaufort
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#8 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Sea Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Sea Island InnStay in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District and explore the antebellum homes,plantations,and secluded islands of South Carolina Low Country at our charming Beaufort hotel located on the Beaufort River. Walk to quaint shops,art galleries,book stores,and a variety of cafés,bistros,coffee shops,and fine restaurants just steps from our Beaufort hotel.When you stay at our unique Beaufort hotel you'll also enjoy a perfect home base for exploring Hilton Head,Charleston and Savannah,which are less than an hour's drive away. Escape to our Beaufort hotel and experience Southern hospitality at its finest. ... more   less 
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