On our last day of vacation in North Myrtle at the Avista Resort. Overall, it was a pleasant eight day stay. The hotel itself is fairly updated. Have noticed flat screens have been installed since I was here two years ago. The furniture was customary beach style decor.....noticed we had a new couch in our unit. We were given a handicapped room on the first floor.......not sure why. We had requested a set of rooms on lower floors....part of our family were on the third floor and we were given the first floor room. We had checked in late evening and decided not to complain about the room assigned to us. The pool area is nice.....knowing we were staying during one of the busy times of the season......it was a bit of a challenge to secure lounge chairs each day. The restaurant facilities were very nice......both inside the hotel and poolside. The food we sampled was tasty and fulfilling. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful. We had a maintainance issue in our bathroom and it was taken care of quickly and efficiently. The manager even called to make sure everything was ok. Loved having laundry facilites in the room. The parking garage is a nightmare.....super close parking spaces and driving up from floor to floor could be a challenge at times. If we come to Myrtle Beach again, we would definitely consider staying at the Avista again.