Since 1945 – Regatta Inn | Your Favorite Waterfront Folly Beach Hotel

Since 1945

Your dream vacation is only moments away thanks to two gentlemen, Paul Lauer and Ivan Block. Ivan began traveling to Folly Beach in the 80s and fell in love with the charm this small island has to offer. Along with his family, Ivan has spent the summers at his beach house on Folly and resides in the Greenville area the rest of the year and enjoys traveling around the world on his sailboat. From his friendship with local hotelier and owner of Water’s Edge Inn, Paul Lauer, the concept of the Regatta Inn was born. Ivan’s diverse background in business and love of sailing and Paul’s architectural ingenuity came together to design the newest inn on the island of Folly Beach!


Along with ten beautiful guest rooms, our boutique hotel offers three event spaces, the Maria Camila Bay after Ivan’s niece, Grant Bay after Paul’s son, and the Madeline Bell Terrace after Paul’s daughter. The visions of these two friends have brought upscale lodging to Folly Beach.

About Folly Beach

1. History

Folly Beach Island is jam-packed with history. Did you know that it was once a campsite during a time when the United States Union was to take back Charleston from the South?

2. Edge of America

Nestled between the Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean, we are just 10 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Locals often refer to Folly Beach as “the Edge of America”.

3. Morris Island

Did you know that the Morris Island Lighthouse was once surrounded by several buildings on Morris Island? Today, it is completely surrounded by water!

4. Shopping

Browse local Folly Beach shops to find unique clothing, jewelry, artwork and more that highlights the history and beauty of the island.