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South of the Border

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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.

Thank verad938
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...

1Thank 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 It is a very outdated hotel.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,...

1Thank waylward
Deltona, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here often in the past, however we will not be returning ever again. We are traveling north to Maryland from Florida and with the hurricane damage and sections of I95 closed in North Carolina we called to see if they had any pet friendly rooms available. The woman who answered the phone told me that all of...

5Thank Karen P
Fishkill, New York
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I remember stopping at south of the border about 50 years ago with my parents. I thought I try to relive a little of my childhood and a happy memory now that my parents are gone. On my way to Florida I thought this would be a good waypoint. It was both great and not so good. When I arrived...

1Thank james u
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at South of the Border on and off over the years. Traveling with my family and by myself. As a woman alone I tend to go for brightly lit places. The motel is dated and kitschy, but clean and comfortable. And I feel safe. The rooms have a musty smell, but it's not too bad. The a/c is...

1Thank randimarshall
North Fort Myers
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

the campground was a great place to stay. we stayed there on the way up And back its clean with asphalt pull thrus. it has a playground for kids. directly behind SOB. walk to the park. I recommend to all campers.

Thank Cheryl L

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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: $62 - $90 (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.”
Y7713CJjoycec, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Least expensive, clean safe place to stay.”
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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JPMcGuire, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't even bother, drive a few more miles.”
11Timechamps, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
ryansC2654SW, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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