Recently experienced a "girls weekend" at Island Vista. LOVED it. Our three bedroom, three bath suite exceeded our expectations. Our suite had a full kitchen (including dishes, pots, pans, utensils,blender, coffee and tea pot). The dinning room table seats 10.
I slept like a log each night and so did my friends.The beds and the pull out sofa were very comfortable.. We were on the 9th floor and had a perfect view of the beach and pool from our balcony. Ahh...so relaxing to sit there any time of the day, but especially night and sunrise.
This resort is all around friendly for families, couple and groups. This resort is located in a residential neighborhood. The beach was never crowded because other there are no other hotels in the near vicinity.
The staff was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Extra kudos to the bellmen - Brian, Rivers and George - that assisted us with our numerous pieces of luggage and gave us tips on where to dine.
The only con is one that has been mentioned in other reviews - the parking garage. It is tight and poorly lit.
We will certainly book another stay at Island Vista, Next time, we will make it a three night minimum :)