Where To Stay In Isle of Palms, South Carolina - Updated 2021

places to stay in isle of palms

Located in Charleston County, South Carolina, the idyllic island town of Isle of Palms offers everything needed for a relaxing holiday away from the bustles of city life. With stunning beaches, lively bars and restaurants, a marina and all-year-round local events and festivals, the town offers loads of opportunities to keep you busy during your stay. Tucked in between the Atlantic ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Isle of Palms, with its sparkling white-sand beaches, is ideal for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. From beachfront accommodations to unique vacation rentals, the town with its relaxing beach community features accommodations that suit all kinds of travelers. Here is a list of ten hotels and vacation rentals in Isle of Palms, South Carolina that are perfect to kick back and take in the beach town’s sweet ‘Island lifestyle’. Read on to find out where to stay in Isle of Palms.


1. The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

Situated a minute’s walk away from the beach, this hotel features beach-inspired rooms, modern furnishings, an outdoor pool deck, a stylish lobby, and a breakfast bar. The amenities include plush beds, upgraded bathrooms with a nature-inspired design, free wifi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a personal safe, an ironing board, hairdryers, and complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel with beachfront access is located blocks away from the historic downtown, local restaurants, grocery stores, and country shops and it is ideal to enjoy the best of both the beach and the city life of Charleston.

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The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

Address: 1126 Ocean Boulevard

2. Seaside Inn - Isle of Palms (from USD 100)

With a boardwalk leading to the beach, this beachfront hotel offers bright, airy rooms with tropical accents and communal balconies. The amenities include free wifi, 24-hour concierge service, a sun deck with a cooling pool, guest computers and charging stations, in-room flat-screen TVs, a microwave, a mini-fridge, air-conditioning, and heating options and a work desk. The hotel is also conveniently located with close access to the historic downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Ft. Sumter, Patriot’s Point, and Boone Hall Plantation.

Seaside Inn - Isle of Palms

Address: 1004 Ocean Boulevard
Price: from 100 USD

All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Security alarm Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Free WiFi CCTV in common areas Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Fax/photocopying Cashless payment available

Vacation rentals

3. Gorgeous oceanfront luxury villa (from USD 116)

With stunning ocean views, this third-floor luxury villa offers close and easy access to the beach, pool, shops, restaurants and loads of options for entertainment. The one-bedroom condo can accommodate a maximum of four guests and it includes a bathroom, an updated full kitchen, wifi, cable TV, a washer, air-conditioning and heating options, and a patio with spectacular views of the ocean. Sip a glass of wine or enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio while soaking up views of the sun setting over the Atlantic and make the most of the beauty of the region during your stay in this lovely villa in the heart of Isle of Palms.

Stunning Oceanfront Condo ☼ Amazing Sunset Views!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
213 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is awesome and the apartment is very clean with extra amenities that others don't offer
lovely view; spectacular beach; private long pier for fishing or watching the sunrise; pool that was never crowded
awesome place really well-stocked kitchen and a can't-be-beat view of / access to the ocean
the bed was super comfortable
the villa had a nicely appointed kitchen-everything we needed for our stay
place was clean and well stocked
the property was very clean and well stocked
safe quiet beautiful clean beach
condo is clean and very well organized
the unit was incredibly clean and organized
adam was a great host
adam was a great host and everything went smoothly and we would certainly stay here again
adam is a great host
adam is a fantastic host
he is an awesome host and responds quickly with any questions
the location is amazing
location is perfect
many great restaurants and shopping are within walking distance
the location is great and close to a grocery store and some restaurants
great location we were right next to everything we needed with easy access to charleston
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4. Newly remodeled apartment

Located a block away from the beach, this newly renovated apartment offers all the comforts of home and it is ideal for couples, families, solo and business travelers. The two-bedroom apartment can accommodate five persons and it features a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom, wifi, cable TV, air conditioning and heating options and free parking options. The apartment also offers additional cots for kids. It is ideal for a fun vacation in a peaceful location.

Cool, Contemporary Apartment on the Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
91 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

5. Stunning oceanfront luxury villa (from USD 120)

With easy access to the beach and shopping and dining options, this second-floor luxury villa is ideal for a relaxing family vacation. The one-bedroom condo features a bathroom, wifi, cable TV, a washer, air conditioning and heating options, a full kitchen, a private entrance, and free parking options. The hosts also offer upgrades such as a beach package that includes two folding chairs and two beach towels and a children’s package that includes beach toys and children’s pool floats at an extra fee.

Stunning 2nd Level Oceanfront ☼ Private Pool+Pier!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
161 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was great - a little smaller then i expected but it worked for our family
the space was very clean and neat
very clean and had everything i needed
location is amazing condo was very clean and perfect
decor could use updating but it was very clean and well supplied
adams spot was clean and had lots of great touches
host was great from reservation to checkout
adam was a very responsive host
the host communicated clearly ahead of time about everything we needed to anticipate
adam is a great host and the place is exceptional
adam was so helpful through everything great suggestions for parking
great location to the beach
the perfect isle of palms location for the family
the location is the best you can imagine
absolutely great location and right on the beach
excellent location to access beach shops and restaurants
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6. Oceanfront condo (from USD 150)

This oceanfront first-floor condo is located within walking distance from restaurants, shops, and the county park. The tastefully decorated condo features one bedroom, one bathroom, a full kitchen, two televisions, wifi and a private balcony overlooking the beach. Go fishing at the 1,000-foot (304-meter) fishing pier which is accessible only by the condo’s guests, or relax by the large pool area and refresh your senses during your stay at this lovely condo in a prime location in the Isle of Palms.

Ocean Front Condo! Isle of Palms!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
35 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable
condo was super clean and included a fully stocked kitchen (pots pans toaster silverware etc)
i wouldn't put this on the owner just saying we had a great vacation here
sea cabins condos are in a beautiful location on isle of palms
there were several great restaurants in walking distance and a grocery store right around the corner
fantastic location to walk to all the little shops and eateries
it is walking distance to numerous restaurants as well as a nice grocery store
michael's place is directly on the beach and couldn't be located in a better spot
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7. Stylish beachfront villa (from USD 230)

Located steps away from the ocean, this swanky beachfront villa features nautical decor and hardwood floors with the ethos of southern charm. The villa offers a bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen, a living room, a washer, TV, wifi, and free parking options. The villa also offers access to a private pier, pool, and gym and it is located close to a park that includes a playground and picnic areas.

Relax and Unwind in a Stylish Beachfront Villa
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
118 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice furnishings & well stocked kitchen
the view is wonderful and the condo is very comfortable
fantastic views and cozy home
the tv was fantastic
the location has great ocean views and easy access to the ocean and the pool
very clean and comfortable
perfectly clean and cozy
the condo itself was very clean and beautifully decorated
the condo is very clean and the organization is unbelieveable
the condo was beautifully decorated and spotless
the hosts were fabulous
the hosts were attentive and the property manager was so pleasant
the hosts were extremely responsive
hosts are very responsive and helpful
with easy beach access and amazing hosts
location was very ideal and had easy access to the beach
super short walk to the beach
we loved that everything is within walking distance
excellent space fantastic location beautiful home
we enjoyed our stay and loved being close to the beach and charleston
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8. Spacious house in a private neighborhood (from USD 250)

With access to the beach through the neighborhood boardwalk, this spacious, open beach house is ideal for family reunions and getaways. The three-bedroom house features two bathrooms, a screened-in porch, a well-stocked kitchen, free wifi, a TV, a washer, air-conditioning and heating options, maid service and parking for up to four vehicles. Located at a short distance from downtown Charleston, the beach house also offers access to a community pool, a tennis courts and a private beach.

Family beach house, 12
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
21 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was very cozy and we are hoping to book again next year
the house was clean when we arrived and communication was excellent
house was great and clean
clean and spacious the home offers plenty of amenities with great beach access and great restaurant options nearby
probably the best location on the isle of palms
the house is nice it's in a great location to get to places
it is the perfect 3 minute walking distance to the beach harris teeter and local amenities
amy’s house was the perfect place for our family
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9. Cozy, charming cottage (from USD 221)

Located in a quiet neighborhood, minutes away from the beach, this recently renovated cottage is close enough to all the attractions and it offers all the amenities required for an easy, hassle-free stay. The three-bedroom cottage includes two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a washer, air conditioning, and heating options, a TV, wifi, a laptop-friendly workspace, a private entrance, and free parking options. The house also features a garage and a huge backyard with a deck, a fire pit area, beach chairs, and a beach wagon that is ideal to relax and rejuvenate.

Island Pearl (3 Blocks to beach)
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
154 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outdoor shower and washer/dryer were great features as well
the beds were super comfortable and there is a huge fenced in yard that we really enjoyed
the house is roomy and open with comfy beds and other nice furnishings
the beds were comfy and both us and our dogs loved the beautiful backyard
and the beds were super comfortable
very clean and stylish
calvin’s place was immaculately clean and very warm
place was clean and well appointed
rooms were very clean and well decorated
beds comfy and house very clean
calvin was the best host
a great home and host
calvin was an excellent host and quickly responded to any questions we had
calvin was a gracious and accommodating host
calvin was a responsive host and i would definitely come back
great location very close to beach access
we loved the close proximity to iop
great location a few blocks to the beach
we will definitely book this location again sometime soon
a perfect location for our small family
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10. Clean, comfortable condo (from USD 116)

This third-floor luxury villa offers great views of the ocean from the patio, living room and the kitchen of the house. The one-bedroom condo can accommodate four guests and it features three beds, one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, wifi, a TV, washer, air conditioning, and heating options, a private entrance, and parking options. Note that the condo offers a unique, secure door code for its guests and also allows long-term stays for more than 28 days.

Charming Oceanfront 1BD ☼ Spectacular Ocean Views!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
179 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful view from the balcony with a comfortable feel
there were a few amenities like toilet paper and shampoo i was surprised adam nicely offered
pool beach and pier access is so easy and the view from the balcony is amazing
access to the pool and the pier were great additions
we had a great 3 days staying at adam's place views beach pool pier restaurants
very clean and comfortable condo
clean and exactly as described
everything was clean and we had what we needed
the condo was clean and had everything we needed
the condo was beautiful and clean and a perfect mini beach escape
adam was a great host
highly recommend place and host
adam was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions
adam was a great host highly recommend
the owner is a timely and responsive communicator
the location is perfect
perfect location for a beach vacation
great location a stones throw from the beach
it was located really close for only a short walk to the beach and even a pretty view
location is great and area felt very safe
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11. Gorgeous corner condo with stunning ocean views (from USD 182)

Perfect for families looking for a lovely beach vacation, this third-floor corner condo does not only offer a comfortable stay while you are in IOP. It also lets you enjoy unbeatable views of the ocean from its private balcony and gives you access to a shared outdoor pool and fishing pier. The location is also a huge plus as it is within walking distance to all the shops and eateries in the heart of Isle of Palms. You’ll have access to its full kitchen, coin-operated laundry facilities, and free WiFi. If your family loves surfing, sunbathing, and taking long walks on the beach, then you should definitely consider this one. You could also rent jet skis or paddleboards from Isle of Palms Marina or explore and dine in downtown Charleston.

Oceanfront corner condo w/ spectacular view & shared pool/fishing pier!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
14 reviews
Entire villa 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to stay this is really the best apartment in the entire complex - the views are phenomenal
clean bright and airy condo with 3-way views of the ocean
great place to stay and still a close drive to the city
beautiful view great location it’s better at the top
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12. Lovely getaway in a friendly neighborhood (from USD 79)

Another accommodation in the heart of Isle of Palms that’s worth considering is this lovely beach home located within a family-friendly neighborhood. With a bedroom fitted with a double bed and a sofa bed, this studio is just perfect for two. When you book this unit, you’ll have access to the recliner, dresser, and closet. You can relax in the bedroom with a remote-controlled ceiling fan and air-conditioning unit. You are invited to use the cable TV and the kitchenette equipped with a fridge, sink, convection oven, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, and complimentary coffee and tea, among many others. You will also be provided with toiletries and a supply of fresh towels and linens.

Cozy Getaway - minutes from beaches & downtown
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
41 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean and very comfortable bed would highly recommended staying here
i also met the hosts while i was there and they were so friendly and welcoming
great location at a great price
very accurate and exactly as advertised cozy place for two with a lot of cute extras
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13. Oceanfront dwelling with a private pool (from USD 132)

If you are looking for a place to stay that’s private, accessible, and can accommodate your middle-sized group, then this condo unit is the perfect one for you. Having a bedroom with a queen bed and an additional bed in the common space, it can accommodate a family or group of friends with five members comfortably. It has complete amenities such as a kitchen, a cable TV, air conditioning, ironing facilities, and a supply of fresh towels, linens, and toiletries. You also get access to the private pool where you can relax after a day of exploring nearby attractions.

Oceanfront IOP Condo w/ Private Pier
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
38 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my toddler son loved the whale bed set up
very clean and functional
the room was clean and had everything you could need plus more
great host and easy to get a hold of
always responded within a few minutes and was so kind
this location was a beautiful
great cozy condo in an awesome location
great location several varied restaurants grocery and gas in walking distance
nice decor great location and view
loved staying here perfect location right on the beach with private access and a private pool
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14. Cozy top-floor condo with awesome views of the beach (from USD 133)

Being on the top floor of the center building of a condominium complex gives this unit the advantage of height in giving you the best views of the beach and the ocean of the Isle of Palms. Set in the heart of the city, you will find that it is close to shopping, dining, and water activities. It has a bedroom with a queen bed and additional sleeping arrangements on the shared space, which makes it a comfortable recluse for four persons. While it is close to restaurants, you can always prepare your meals in the unit’s updated and fully equipped kitchen. Views of the beach and the ocean can be enjoyed from the balcony, the living room, and the kitchen.

Oceanfront Top Floor ☼ Beautiful Panoramic View!
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
145 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture was also pretty dated including couch and carpet in main room
very comfortable with fantastic view
pool and a great view from the condo
place was cleanly and had an amazing view and pool and pier access
lots of nice little touches and it’s a large deck with comfortable chairs
condo was clean and extremely convenient
wouldn’t trust the dishes to be clean either
clean and well supplied
the place was spotless clean
adam’s place was clean and comfortable
adam was a wonderful host
adam was a great host
adam was a great host
adam was a great host
very quick response and very helpful
nice location very nice
the location was absolutely perfect
very close to everything- great location
great location for the price
great location and easy check in
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15. Modern home five minutes from the beach (from USD 550)

This modern coastal home is ideal for a family or group of friends with eight members. Sleeping arrangements include two bedrooms, each with a king bed, another bedroom with a queen bed, and one more with a double bed. Guests will have full use of the mightily equipped kitchen, ample workspace, WiFi, cable TV, and indoor fireplace. The pool is a huge plus as it can be heated or cooled depending on your preference. This place is perfect for families who love swimming and surfing as it is only five minutes away from the beach. Guests will also truly enjoy hanging out in the screened porch equipped with a sofa and a TV.

Lee's Beach House
Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
great updated place and central location
really stylish great place super close to the beach not a far drive from charleston either
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Enjoy the island lifestyle

With great shopping, dining, and entertainment options, a strong community, and seemingly endless white-sand beaches, Isle of Palms has all that is needed for a relaxing vacation in one place. Take a pick from the above list of hotels and vacation rentals in Isle of Palms, South Carolina and relax, unwind and enjoy the sun and sea breeze and all the recreational opportunities, both on and off the water, that the region has to offer.

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