Fodor's Expert Review Sea View Inn

414 Myrtle Ave., Pawleys Island, South Carolina, 29585, USA Fodor's Choice

A self-described "barefoot paradise," Sea View is a no-frills beachside boardinghouse (there are no TVs or in-room phones) with long porches. Rooms in the main inn, with views of the ocean or marsh, have half baths; showers are down the hall (private beach showers are also available outside). Cottage rooms are marsh-side and now have air conditioning. Three meals, served family style—with grits, gumbo, crab salad, pecan pie, and oyster pie—make this an unbeatable deal. There's a two-night minimum stay during May and September and a one-week minimum from June through August.

PROS

  • quaint, quiet oceanfront experience is completely unlike the megaresorts on the Grand Strand
  • all meals are included

CONS

  • not wheelchair accessible
  • some showers are outside the room

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 843-237–4253

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms, 1 cottage
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–Mar., All meals

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