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Fripp Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fripp Island
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Family Reunion with 3 families coming to the resort for spring break.
First experience is the Gate Women Nazi whom treated the 4 cars from 3 families very rudely and unwelcoming. She had tremendous difficultly with more then one car that enter the resort at different times not allowing my Wife and Daughter in because my daughter was driving while wife was on the list. Same last name come on. Gate Nazi caused hard time when we tried to rent paddle boards and kayaks from off site location.
Worst is the Security Force/Police that is a complete small town force with a Chief, Captains... How is that funded you ask. Well they send their young go getters out at night to ticket whomever for whatever. My 17 year old daughter was ticketed for $200 for reckless driving because she panicked after seeing all the other golf carts pulled over being ticketing and hit the brakes too hard. The security officer came to the house to present the ticket and after a family member questioned the ticket and the intent had his supervisor about ready to arrest my adult sister. This security force has way too much policing power in the state of SC.

Positives where the golf course employees were more then friendly and accommodating. Island was well maintained but was dated for sure.

When you do anything they require your official island cards which I find funny since there is so much security at the gate. Just to eat at a restuarant you must present you cards, who wants to worry about carry those on vacation.

Room Tip: Do Not Stay at Fripp Island there are better chooses for your money and they do not want you
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had a vacation planned for Hilton Head Island but the house we had rented two and a half months earlier was taken out of the rental program 2 hours before checking. We were able to find a home on Fripp Island and could not be more happy about this vacation. Great for a family or couples get away.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Chris S
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Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Fripp Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Chris,
Thank you for the review! We're so glad you found us and had a great vacation. We hope that you'll plan another visit to Fripp Island Resort in the future!

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Second time to Fripp Island, I love how limited the commercialization is. Don't expect any chain restaurants or any souvenir chains. I love the controlled and secure environment here, I couldn't live here but very nice to vacation here.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank clintbo
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Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Fripp Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your second trip here! Hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We came to Fripp Island as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and found a wonderful Resort. It is a mixture of vacationers and residents. We stayed in Captain John Fripp villas and had a beautiful place. Deer roamed the area at dusk making it as much a nature preserve.
We have discussed brining family next time, especially if invited back for next Christmas. The staff was wonderful and activities department keep guest entertained.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've been coming to Fripp Island every year since 1975 when my dad found a small ad in a golf magazine (only way to find things then!). Now come with extended family and children. Fripp is quiet and laid back. That's why we like it. No stoplights, spotty internet but lots of lowcountry charm. Walk the beach, play tennis or golf, fly kites, bike, or sit and read a book. Three restaurants on island, but plenty off island. Beaufort is 25 minutes away and full of Southern charm. While I like to brag-I really don't want to because Frippers consider this our little secret!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Address: 300 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island, SC 29920-7427
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Fripp Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fripp Island
Price Range: RM267 - RM2,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Check out our fantastic vacation rentals which range from oceanfront homes to villas, golf cottages and efficiencies. Whatever you need for your vacation, we surely have a rental to match. Additionally when you book directly through the Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, you get all the benefits of a private resort club: our exclusive "no hassle check-in", free guest cards, and fully furnished accommodations. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 
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