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Beaufort Hotel joins Choice Hotel network

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The Beaufort Hotel has been added to the Choice Hotel network as part of their Ascend Collection of “unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts” which the chain says must “reflect their surrounding community.”

The hotel overlooks Taylor Creek and the Rachel Carlson Nature Reserve, a small network of islands and salt bayous home to more than 30 wild horses.

Each of the 133 guestrooms feature nautical hues and coastal décor, and the hotel has 200-seat waterfront and outdoor patio restaurant with locally sourced food, a full-service marina with boat slips and dockage, and water taxis to take guests for a scenic ride on Taylor's Creek to downtown Beaufort.

Choice Hotels said they hope their newest addition, situated on the Crystal Coast, will “channel the Tar Heel State's rich maritime culture.”