Stayed here from August 11-18, 2007 in room 308. I hadn't been to Myrtle Beach in 20+ years and this was a fantastic vacation. The hotel is in the perfect location and we had a wonderful vacation.
My wife and I, plus 2 friends, stayed in a 2 bedroom oceanfront suite. We had a smooth, easy check-in and when we got to our suite, we were blown away. Everything was sparkling clean and still had that "new" smell. We could have fit 10 people in the 2 bedroom suite - so much room. The 2 bathrooms made things nice, especially since we had the private bathroom off the master bedroom.
The only con about the room, was the maid service. We had to constantly call the desk and ask for more soap and shampoo and we were given dirty looks when they were delivered by the cleaning staff.
As I said above, the hotel couldn't be in a better location. Surrounded by houses and no other hotels, you have the beach to yourself. We never had to fight for a spot or be crammed up near someone. We definitely enjoyed this, vs. the crowded, loud downtown area.
The outdoor area with the two pools and hot tub was nice. We stayed there one day, because of high wind that was blowing sand like crazy, and we had no trouble getting a chair. The kids were annoying though - not the fault of the hotel, just the fault of parents who don't know how to control their kids when they are kicking you in the face or splashing you. For some parents, the pools became a glorified babysitter.
The only other con, for us, was the cost of drinks at the tiki bar. Every drink we had was at least $8 plus tip. I expect this in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and other exotic locations - but not in Myrtle Beach, SC.
All in all, we had a lovely stay at Island Vista - it is a fabulous resort that you should visit right away!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Island Vista Myrtle Beach