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What We Love

  • Enjoying a cooked-to-order breakfast in your guest room's four-poster bed
  • The ultimate relaxation: gazing at the water from a Carolina hanging bed
  • The homemade cookies that appear in the room

What To Know

  • Bicycles, beach chairs, and badminton equipment are all complimentary
  • “Garden-level” rooms are actually below ground
  • Free WiFi and on-street parking
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Overview

Charming Federalist building turned inn on the water, steps from Beaufort’s historic district

The Lowdown

Beaufort’s got small town charm to spare, and this little inn helps you make the most of it, combining comfy rooms and delectable meals with water views and proximity to the sights. Take advantage of the concierge service, which can book private yoga classes and spa appointments or pre-order paddle boards or kayaks. Otherwise, time will mostly be spent strolling the historic district, exploring the marshes or nearby parks, or just putting your feet up on one of the house’s wide, Southern-style porches (we especially love the giant porch swing, known down south as a Carolina hanging bed), where drinks and small plates get delivered right to your seat. Each of the 15 guest rooms are bright and modern, with the occasional historic detail like an Adams mantel or 19th-century plaster. The hotel restaurant, the Ribaut Social Club, is open to the public for dinner and brunch and offers a menu that stays true to its southern roots, leaning on ingredients like local corn, Carolina Gold rice, and snap beans that evolve into sophisticated dishes like apple-and-brie-stuffed pork loin.

In the Area

The elegant antebellum houses of Beaufort, combined with the riverside location, make this town a delightful place to explore. The historic district is a couple of blocks from the inn; stop at the Beaufort History Museum first for some useful background on the area’s history. Lowcountry Produce is a café/market that draws hordes of locals (especially on weekends) for its glazed yeast donuts, fried oyster po’boys, and other Lowcountry treats—and it’s less than 10 minutes’ walk from the inn, so you can beat the crowd to a table. Pick up a jar of their pickled okra or blackberry lemon marmalade for a souvenir. Hunting Island State Park, which can be reached by car in under half an hour, makes an excellent spot for a day hike. It’s also possible to take fly-fishing trips or paddle board in the harbor—ask the inn to make arrangements.

How to Get There

Anchorage 1770 Inn
1103 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 399 Reviews
Ready to go back!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed every minute of our stay! The inn is beautiful and the sunset overlooking the river from the top porch was breath-taking! Dinner and breakfast was delicious with my personal favorite, the grits! The location next to the river and walking distance to so many shops and restaurants is ideal. It is also close to so many beaches and historical sites for fun adventures away from town. The lemon water and cookies were a perfect snack in the evenings right before time for cozying into the cloud-like bed! We will definitely be back!

Great Location & Accommodation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anchorage 1770 faces the river and has gorgeous views from the top floor front bedrooms with walkout open porches on each floor. Upon arrival we were told that we could upgrade our reservation at no extra charge and could select the room of our choice! AMAZING offer, and we took it. The rooms are attractively decorated and the beds are very comfortable (we confirmed this with the other guests). There is an honor bar with a good selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. The breakfast was made to order, tasty and served with a gracious smile. Staff is very attentive, pleasant and accommodating. We walked down Bay Street past quaint shops, restaurants and other local businesses and then took a casual stroll along the Waterfront Park and watched a lovely sunset there. The Anchorage is a MUST place to stay. We will return eagerly!

Loved it!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our stay at the Anchorage 1770 in Beaufort! This boutique hotel was a little gem. The beauty of this historic building, the location, the accommodations, the amenities and the service were all outstanding. The beautiful, large windows, comfortable bedding and great linens made for a comfortable stay. Frank was a wonderful host and made us feel welcome. There were lot’s of nice touches, bar on the fourth floor, wonderful porches, complimentary cookies and lemon water at night, even bicycles!

We are planning a return trip to Beaufort in April and have booked the Inn again, enough said.

Beautiful Inn with Lovely Views
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the Anchorage 1770 and I have been impressed both times. The views from the third and fourth-floor porches are worth the price of the stay! The decor is comfortable and welcoming and the staff went out of their way to be attentive and helpful. The inn is steps from downtown shops, restaurants, and a downtown park for the kids. The home itself is beautifully restored and full of history. From the moment I arrived and was greeted with a glass of complimentary prosecco to the moment I left, I felt like I was visiting old friends.

Relaxation and hospitality
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you come into Beaufort, SC The Anchorage 1770 is one of those places that you always see and hope that an opportunity comes up that you can stay there—a beautiful historic building in the heart of downtown, walkable to everything, and with an amazing view of the waterways by the marina. I had the pleasure of staying there last week and I have to say as soon as I arrived I already felt more relaxed and truly welcome. This place doesn't miss any of the details. Details that you didn't know you wanted or needed but that make the experience that much more memorable: prosecco on the rooftop upon arrive, early evening homemade cookies and fresh lemon water, credenzas full of books, beach cruiser bikes, etc. And the rooms are so cute: loved the style, beds felt like you were sleeping on a cloud and the shower was like a spa. My room had a view of the boats on the water and just outside was the balcony with the same amazing view and cozy southern-style seating and porch swings. I was able to have breakfast there and it was a great way to start the morning. Their chef has it figured out from the fresh fruit, savory omelette and DELICIOUS grits (I need this recipe)! The staff couldn't have been more accommodating in making me feel welcome and as comfortable as if I were at home. It was relaxing and refreshing that it was a quiet atmosphere—where I didn't feel guilty moving at a slower pace. I was even able to meet one of the owners Frank and he's the definition of a southern gentleman. I would love to come back and stay there and already have a few ideas for who I'd want to bring—girlfriend getaway, weekend with mom, etc!