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“Very Clean and Romantic”
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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Clean and Romantic”
Reviewed October 22, 2007

My family and I just visited the Island Vista Resort. We had a wonderful stay. The room was extremely clean and spacious. The maintenance crew was always seen cleaning the outside area. We visit Myrtle Beach at least twice a year and the Island Vista has exceeded all our previous accommodations. The only shortfalls with the resort was the safety of the parking garage and if your room is close to an exit door, the sound of the door slamming will keep you up. The lack of visibility in the parking deck is an accident waiting to happen.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 21, 2007

Island Vista is a fine place to stay. The 3 BR unit was huge and loved the dinner table that would seat 8 comfortably.

Breakfast is amazing if you eat on the property and the staff their is great. We had lunch from the tiki bar at the pool and the burgers were fine, nothing fancy but much better than having to leave the beach.

The staff at check-in was not as friendly. They appeared to have had a long day when we arrived at 3pm to check in. Guess everybody has bad days.

The only complaint is the parking garage. I don't mind walking to my room (if I wanted a short walk I would stay in a motel with door front parking) but the garage is just dangerous. The mirrors on the north garage aren't placed in best positions so onlt the person coming down will see oncoming traffic. If you are going up, just be careful. We ended up parking on ground level and caught elevatr in lobby instead of driving up to our floor.

We stayed after the busy season was over but I imagine that space on the beach is tight because of the erosion. High tide leaves very little space for a potentially crowded beach. I don't think this would be a great place for families who like to spread out on the beach because it will get tight. The pool may be a better option at high tide if you plan the day right.

Stayed October 2007
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Kentucky
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2007

I used this website as a tool when planning our vacation and it was a great help. This condo was perfect. We were upgraded to a 3 bedroom, 3 bath for just my husband, daughter and me. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door to the balcony which was wonderful. Mickey and Gail at the front desk were very helpful. The bellman when we checked in was very friendly and the staff always greeted us. Unfortunately there was a woman there on our check out day who was not and if I had encountered her first I may have had a different perspective on the resort. Since we were there on an off time we had the beach almost to ourselves. The pool area and lazy river was very clean. Every morning you could see them cleaning everything. LOVED being in the residential area. Very peaceful and relaxing. The kitchen was very clean. However, if you plan on doing all of your cooking there you may want to bring an extra skillet. Our daughter has food allergies and we were not able to find many places to eat out to accomodate our needs. The masterbath could have been a little cleaner and the master bedroom was dusty. But overall it was still a very nice place. This was our first time to Myrtle Beach and we are looking forward to going back to Island Vista. We usually go to Florida but I think we have found a new place and closer to home.

  • Liked — Location, clean, free access to wireless, beautiful sunrises
  • Disliked — bedroom a little dusty
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Island Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2007

We stayed at the Island Vista Oct.5-7 for our anniversary vacation and we loved this hotel. It was a perfect location - quiet, right on the beach, and close to everything we wanted to do. Since it is the off-season, we had no issues with getting a pool chair, a great beach spot, or finding a parking spot in the garage.

Pros: Location, atmosphere, pools, excellent service, beach-front view from room, quiet, breakfast food was decent, but view was wonderful

Cons: Bed was a little uncomfortable, vending machines only had drinks - bring your own snacks

Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a romantic getaway for the weekend!

  • Liked — Beach-front location
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, NC
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Reviewed October 4, 2007

This is the second time we have stayed at the Island Vista. Spacious, sparkly clean, beautiful beach, quiet (though we went in April & September). Highly recommended.

  • Liked — lovely suites/condos; very clean; beach
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2007

Cannot say enough about our stay. The hotel is immaculate. Very friendly and helpful staff. The pools are clean and refreshing. One can get lost on the lazy river for hours - I know I did! The worst part about our entire stay was leaving!! This hotel is a gem and we are recommending it to all of our friends and relatives.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Cannot think of anything
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Thank deedee70
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2007

We just returned from a week at Island Vista. It was off season so the hotel was not crowded at all. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly/helpful and the accommodations lovely.

Room: Our 2 bedroom oceanfront was very clean and had everything we needed to accommodate 3 adults and 1 child, age 3. The master bedroom queen size bed was small and extremely uncomfortable (too soft and springy). I ended up sleeping on the couch (which was actually quite comfortable). We are assuming it was just that one bed as the full size beds in the other room were fine. Other issue is that the noise level from the hallway outside (talking, doors closing) could be heard in my mother and daughter's room occasionally waking them up. The remainder of our accommodations were very nice.

Pools: My daughter, age 3, loved the pools inside and outside. The inside area was perfect for her to play in since it had large areas that were only 1 1/2 feet deep and she could play without one of us holding her up. One outside pool was heated so it was comfortable to swim in during the cooler days. The bar area was nice and the bartender very attentive. If the pool next to it would have been heated, it would have been perfect.

Parking: We had no issues with parking a small SUV in the parking decks. The decks have elevator access to the first 4 or 5 levels of the hotel so it is nice that you do not need to go all the way down and back up again. We have stayed at other hotels in Myrtle where the parking decks were across the street. So, I must say that the deck at the Island Vista was great in comparison.

This is a nice updated hotel in the Myrtle Beach area which I would highly recommend. I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the issues with the bedrooms.

  • Liked — Pools
  • Disliked — Bed
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Island Vista
Address: 6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2361 (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
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Vista 3.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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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