We took a short family vacation to MB this past weekend and stayed here at the Island Vista. Overall, it was a good experience.
The Good: The pool area is fabulous with the lazy river in the grotto with waterfall features, the other pools indoor and out as well as the two hot tubs. My kids were in heaven and preferred the pools to the beach. We stayed in a one bedroom condo. Overall it was nice and spacious. It could potentially sleep 8 I suppose as ours had two queen beds in the bed room, a double murphy bed and a sleeper sofa, however I think 8 would be a tight fit on the murphy and sleeper sofa. The smallish but fully functioning kitchen was equipped with all of the essentials. The ocean front view from our condo was perfect and we took advantage of the balcony while we were there.
The "Not as Good": Upon arrival, I tried to turn on a couple of lamps in the condo for light and two of them had burned out bulbs, no biggie, just a little inconvenient. I went to throw something away in the trash can in the kitchen and saw that it had not been cleaned from the previous tennants. It was overflowing - yuck. The bathroom tub would not drain properly and you would end up standing in ankle deep water when showering. I notified the front desk about the tub issue and it was taken care of prompty. The only time that we visited the restaurant was for breakfast. There was a conference going on in the hotel and they were short staffed in the restaurant. Though the food was great, the service was VERY slow. That being said, those servers were working their tails off, they just had too many patrons for the amount of help scheduled. The parking desk is quite tight. We visited during the off season, so it wasn't as big of a deal for us as I could locate several empty spaces and park where no one was next to me. However, I imagine that during the busy time of the year, the parking could be difficult. We drive a minivan, and obviously smaller vehicles would have an easier time manipulating the tight spaces. That being said, the resort states that there is additional parking for larger vehicles acress the street.
In conclusion, we typically stay at another resort in North MB when we visit so I was a little leary about trying something new. Over all, it was pleasant and I'd say we'd likely return. The nice room, wonderful pool and great view out-weighted the minor issues.
- 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