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Island Vista
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (Formerly Sea Island Inn)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 214 hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Toano, Va
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great place to stay away from the crowds. The Vista is situated in a residential area which is a quiet street. Our room was very clean & up to date. It was actually more than we had reserved. The staff was kind enough to uprade us to a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite oceanfront!! Great views!! We were close enough to several restaurants on the Grand Strand. The Cypress Room was a nice restaurant & we ate there a couple of times, but my wife & I like to go out & explore the town. All in all, we will return

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martinsville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Island Vista Resort is the # 1 hotel in Myrtle Beach in my opinion. Myrtle Beach has been my family's vacation destination since the mid 1950's. We have stayed at a lot of the hotels in the area, but now Island Vista is our hotel of choice! The location is perfect and it's located in a residential area, so it is not congested. It's quiet and a great place to relax. And to top it off, it has a wonderful restaurant with excellent food! The hotel staff and restaurant staff are very friendly and accommodating. The indoor pool is awesome! I wish I could own one of the condos there!!! I have recommended this hotel to other family and friends and would highly recommend the Island Vista to anyone! Check it out, I feel sure it will become your family's hotel of choice!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Came down for a soccer tournament, the price was a little high..but had a great time...clean room, good food, fun pools..the beach was incredible..the ocean view was incredible and you can hear the waves..friendly staff..overall good experience..

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We researched several places before booking at Island Vista Resort, and we were very happy with our choice! We chose the larger room with two bedrooms for our family of four. We ended up with an ocean view in the penthouse and loved it. An added bonus was a washer and dryer right in our room. The kids loved the indoor pools. The only complaint was that the outdoor pools were not very warm. Other than that, it was great and the staff was tremendous!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Here for four days at a conference. Suite on 7th floor overlooking ocean was a bargain.

Our conference fee came with a food package. While the food quality was very good, and the dining room service was attentive, the kitchen seemed to be continually overwhelmed and took way too long to get out breakfasts. The one formal dinner went better because they could stage the meal.

The bar was another story. Too little room at the bar, and way understaffed. Took an age to get service. One of our colleagues was simply ignored and walked out. Indications in both the kitchen and bar of weak planning and management.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marc A, Manager at Island Vista, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for your review… we do have beautiful views of the Atlantic here at the Island Vista, and we appreciate your kind comments and especially appreciate the high marks you gave our resort in general.

We did note your similar comments regarding our Cypress Room restaurant and responded to those on Trip Advisor’s Cypress Room page. A quote from that reply: “Occasionally, an unanticipated or short-notice event can coincide with another well-planned event on the same date, and this can lead to some delay… we try to plan details well in advance, but we have been a very popular dining establishment for years, and these things can happen. Fine cuisine and customer service are always our top priorities in the Cypress Room, and our restaurant manager has years of experience in the effort to achieve those goals. If you encountered an evening as busy as that, we must apologize for any delay you experienced.

We hope you will consider visiting us again in the Cypress Room. We will consider that an opportunity to provide you with a better experience, and we look forward to seeing you.”

Again, we thank you.
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Saint Thomas, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited this hotel because our usual hotel was booked for the week we chose. We were not disapointed!!! This is a great resort! We had an oceanfront room with two queens, very clean and excellent room service. Pools were great and warm. The locations was fantastic as it was in a quiet residental area but only a minute from most of the action. The parking was tight for large vehicles but could be managed. We would definately reccomend this resort!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frederick, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My family of five stayed here the first time we came to myrtle beach. I was overwhelmed by the amount of hotels and condos there are. But finding the right one was hard. The condo we rented was amazing. We got the one bedroom suite with the ocean view. The rooms don't seam like a hotel but much more like a apartment. We had a separate bedroom and living room. With 3 kids we didn't feel cramped up. the beds are very comfortable and clean. Rooms are bright and you can't get enough if the ocean view. The kitchen had most of everything you can need from pots to plates and cups. The staff was very friendly and went above and beyond to please you. My boys loved the indoor pool, the outdoor pools looked nice also but it was chili to go into. Your right on the beach which makes it amazing, they have an outdoor bar and a restaurant, drinks can be pricey and the food was ok. This is the perfect hotel if you want to get away and relax. Your about 2 miles from the boardwalk, there is a big difference between both places. Its really calm and quite and will mostly find families at this hotel. Once you go down towards the boardwalk you will see more people and bigger crowds. So its really up to you, my family can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Island Vista

Address: 6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (Formerly Sea Island Inn)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Spa Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Vista 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reopened in May 2006, Island Vista features brand new luxury 1,2,3 and 4-bedroom suites set in a quiet residential neighborhood. These new facilities compliment the long established traditions of Island Vista - from a warm reception by our familiar friendly staff to a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. Featuring award-wining dining in the oceanfront Cypress Room, indoor/outdoor water amenities, exercise rooom, oceanfront pool bar and grill (seasonally). ... more   less 
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