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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My dad says that it looks exactly the same as when he went on a family vacation here in the 70s. I went a few years ago and I love it because it's strange and interesting. The reptile house is cool too. I hope it'll be around for a long time. It being run-down is what makes it so charming...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reserved online room was waiting. Staff was very helpful and room was just right.pool was clean and staff provided extra towels when we came in just for using at the pool. Restaurant food was very good. All around great experience. Would reccommend to anyone who wants clean room and some shopping as well as a good meal.

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Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was so accommodating when our air conditioner wasn't working , they upgraded our room for free , the food was amazing , especially the lemonade . The rooms brought back a old fashioned vibe , while we're still up to date . The pool is really warm , and they have a kiddy pool too . Great stay...

Thank raemora21
Adamstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Need some work. Everything seems run down. I have always heard stories and i had no clue what to expect when we got there. I was ready to go soon after we got there. I think they need to rethink this "destination"

Thank Glcj79
Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Love the retro original style of the hotel. Rooms are always clean and fresh. But the women at the front desk always have an attitude (even when you speak to them over the phone). They get annoyed that they have to work and take it out on the guest. I'm done after this last time.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel must've been quite the stop in its heyday of the 50s-60s. However not much has been done to update it since then. Our room had a lot of space, was clean and was comfortable enough. It certainly had not been updated in quite a while and some of the furniture showed a lot of use. We were passing...

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at this hotel on Feb. 1, 2017, passing through the area. It is a very outdated hotel. The room had mold and an odor. When we arrived around 10:30 pm it looked like a ghost town. Definitely not how I remember South of the Boarder as a kid.

Thank Joy P
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Driving from Florida to Massachusetts and knew of SOB from previous road trips so we decided to stop. Recently renovated this place was GREAT!! The room was huge, clean and well appointed. The only recommendation would be to get a bigger television, the room was so large that the average size TV was hard to see from across the room....

Thank Laura M
Pikeville, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here several times and always enjoy our time with Pedro. We stayed in a deluxe suite this time as the Honeymoon suite got flooded during Matthew. Our room was large with two small bathrooms a small living room with couch and tv and king bed with another small desk and a second television. Yes...the...

2Thank 2Bares
Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is quite different than most places you will visit. The place has been here for a long time,and the design shows it, but the rooms are reasonable, neat and clean and each has its own mini garage for your car. However, rooms aside, this is something else. There are several restaurants, a giant fireworks store, an ice cream store,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about South of the Border

Address: 3346 Highway 301 North, Hamer, SC 29547
Region: United States > South Carolina > Hamer
Price Range: $59 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 300
Also Known As:
South Of The Border Hotel Hamer
South Of The Border Hamer
South Of The Border Motor Hotel
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Go for the more expensive rooms the decor is more modern.”
 of 5 bubbles Y7713CJjoycec, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles K1645ACmartins, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in older section - across street from reception. Lobby side is newer. Indoor pool. Bring entertainment; no internet/limited TV.”
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 of 5 bubbles JPMcGuire, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't even bother, drive a few more miles.”
 of 5 bubbles 11Timechamps, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles ryansC2654SW, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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