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“Loved Every Minute at Island Vista”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Vista

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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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“Loved Every Minute at Island Vista”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2008

On long drive home from Florida over Christmas break, we took an out of the way overnight stop at Island Vista as my daughter wanted me to see Myrtle Beach. By the time we had checked in, walked around, then settled into our room, we wanted to stay longer and fortunately the wonderful woman at the desk was able to accommodate us. We ended up staying two nights/three days and loved every minute of it from long walks on the beach, the hot tub, the enormous amount of time spent in the lazy river and pools, working out in the gym, to relaxing on the rocking chairs. We had some meals cooked right in the kitchen and took a short drive into town for dinners out, shopping and entertainment. Needless to say my daughter not only convinced me to return, but I'm thinking about Myrtle Beach when it comes time for retirement. We're already planning next Christmas break!

  • Liked — Being oceanfront in quiet section of town.
  • Disliked — That I had to leave.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2008

Coming to Myrtle Beach year after year with a team is fun but it gets hard when they stay in 9 different rooms. Island Vista's sweet style room set-up allowed me to keep track of the team in just 3 amazing rooms WITH kitchens and living rooms! Everyone loved the place and wants to stay there again next year.

  • Liked — Room set-up
  • Disliked — Food service not 24/7
  • Stayed March 2008
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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2008

We spent our spring break with four teenagers (I know--crazy) at the Island Vista. We had the best time!!! Kids were able to enjoy the resort--pools, weight room, tiki bar and grounds are immaculate. The condo is gorgeous--beds are VERY comfortable and the condo is very clean and the stocked kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals. Beach access is direct from the pool. The beach area is fabulous because there is very little public access. The resort is surrounded by high end homes. The staff at the resort is very friendly and helpful. I really can't say enough about our stay. We will be going back!!!
I've attached a couple of pictures my 16 year took.

  • Liked — Lots of room
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2008

My boyfriend & I have been visiting Myrtle Beach twice a year for the past 4 years or so. We have now stayed twice at the Island Vista & thoroughly enjoyed our stays.

On both visits we stayed in a Grand King Suite (which we realize now is actually a 3 bedroom condo with two of the smaller bedrooms closed off). They are beautiful units directly oceanfront with access to a good sized balcony from both the living room and bedroom. The master bedroom with a king size bed has a beautiful ensuite with two sinks, a separate shower stall & large tub (very spa-like). The full size kitchen is beautiful with new granite counters and well equipped for making basic meals, although I'll be honest in saying that we mainly eat out.

We have eaten breakfast many days in the hotel restaurant, the Crypress Room. We've found it to be very good, especially for a hotel restaurant. The fresh fruit bowls and breakfast potatoes are outstanding! Service in the restaurant is very attentive and friendly which makes for a great start to the day after a morning walk on the beach.

We've spent lots of time pool-side, mainly around the outdoor pool & hot tub. We've found the pool temperatures pleasant and the pool facilities well-maintained. It's too bad that the lazy river is not outdoors so that you could enjoy it in the sunshine. The indoor pools are mainly frequented by kids and young families. It would be nice if the pool deck was a bit larger - by late afternoon it is hard to find a spot in the sun, even in the off-seasons when we visit (May & October).

Service in general (front desk, housekeeping, maintenance) is okay. Nothing spectacular, but no bad experiences to mention.

Overall, it is a beautiful hotel & definitely impressed us compared to some other more aged properties along the strip. The only unfortunate thing is that the price tag is also starting to be on the upper end. As such, this May we will be trying another hotel property, but always know that we can come back to the Island Vista for our next stay. It hasn't disappointed us yet!

  • Liked — Beautifully renovated units, great oceanfront views, nice quite location
  • Disliked — Smaller pool deck, no outdoor lazy river
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2008

We have stayed at the Island Vista many times in the last 2 years. The last visit was this past winter. Last summer we tried out and stayed at the Marriott Grand Dunes, although the grounds are beautiful the room is just a hotel room, nothing special or different. The Island Vista is a resort type hotel. It is very clean and it's not just another hotel room, they have all different size suites that make you feel at home. All the rooms are ocean front. There is a restaurant located in the hotel which is very convenient and they have delicious food! The pools along with the lazy river is a lot of fun for children and adults. We plan on staying there again this summer.

  • Liked — The suites and the pool area. Also the restaurant located in the hotel!
  • Disliked — Parking garage
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Summerville, SC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2008

Hotel is very nice, luxurious, but earnestly not worth the $188 off season rate for a 1 bedroom. The bathroom config is not too comfortable, and it is a pain to wait more than 15 minutes for the HOT water to work when you are in a rush to take a shower. Parking is not too comfortable either, because there is not enough room to park easily.

Stayed February 2008
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north carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2008

We Arrived on Valentines day to an absolutely gorgeus resrt hotel. The lobby was pretty and neat inside.The small jacuzzi and pool area was very clean. The room was very nicely decorated with full kitchen and all new appliances.Bring your own paper towels!! Great deck as long as the wind isn't blowing off the ocean.But whatever you do, Make reservations to eat somewhere else!! The five star dinner was overratted overpriced and unedible except to the dog. Who even turned up his nose when i returned home with it!

  • Liked — th elocation was amazing but the food was horrible!!
  • Disliked — The food and the prices that followed them!!!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Island Vista

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 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#11 Romantic 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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