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“Sumner's Family favorite vacation place in Myrtle Beach”
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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Graham, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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“Sumner's Family favorite vacation place in Myrtle Beach”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We always have a wonderful vacation at Island Vista. We have been there for the last eight years but this year we had a four bedroom condo. It was great! Every department has wonderful people that remember our family and will work to make sure we have the best vacation possible. It is in a residential area and is not as crowded on the beach. It has a wonderful restaurant. We love breakfast with a view. It is the best because of the employees and wonderful customer service. That includes front desk, bellman, housekeeping. maintenance, waiters, and management. We will be back in November.

Room Tip: We love the corner suites and high floors.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Island Vista October 6-9. We had a wonderful time overall! We stayed in a Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Grand Jacuzzi Suite with 1 King Bed.

Our check-in process could have been better. Check-in was at 4:00pm but our room was not completely ready until well past 5:00pm. We went to our room at about 4:30 and stayed in the bedroom while the cleaners finished cleaning the rest of the suite.

Another minor hiccup in our stay was at breakfast in the Cypress room one morning. In our second cup of coffee, my wife and I both found lots of solid pieces of film floating around in the coffee. It was probably coffee built up in the coffee pot. They got us another cup when we asked and there was not a problem again. This wasn't a big problem but it shouldn't happen at a nice place like the Cypress Room.

We loved our suite!! The living room and kitchen were very spacious and clean with nice furniture. The bedroom was great except for the 20 inch box TV. I expected a better TV, though the one in the living room was good. The bathroom was great with a large shower and jacuzzi tub. We spent a lot of time in the tub.

The beach was nice and the property was surrounded by privately owned homes and cottages so the beach wasn't crowded. It made for a relaxing atmosphere.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our mini honeymoon at the Island Vista and would recommend to a friend and would go back!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

My family and I had another great vacation at Island Vista. Overall, our stay was very pleasant and we would most certainly stay at this hotel again. We had just a few hiccups with housekeeping forgetting to leave certain items, but once we requeted them, there was no problem. We are most thankful to the bellman who had to make two trips upon check-in and check-out because of the amount of luggage and beach gear we brought from home. This year, we tried breakfast at the on-site restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised on just how good the food was -- and with the early bird special, it was quite a good value. Maybe next year, we'll give the restaurant a try for dinner. Our biggest complaint about the hotel this year is people who smoke on the balcony or in the pool area. And to make it even more offensive, someone was smoking a cigar. The smoke would drift up and it was quite unpleasant to sit on our balcony to enjoy the view. I'm surprised the hotel allows smoking around the pool.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Island Vista in nestled between residential homes giving the beach a private feel. The suites are spacious, clean and comfortable. We'd definitely choose Island Vista again for our next trip to Myrtle Beach.

Room Tip: Choose a room higher up for less pool noise and a better ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cresco, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I am hoping that my room is not the norm. 701 is very very outdated. The TVs in the bedrooms and the coffee pot were all items that my own mother owned in the 80s. It is spacious and the view is spectacular. I did not come on vacation to watch tv, but first impressions make a difference, especially since this is our first time traveling to myrtle beach. I would surely return if I knew that I would receive a much nicer room. The cooking utensils are do disgusting, they are melted and rusty and clearly came from the dollar store. Buying them from the dollar store is smart, because then you can easily replace them! I was relieved to find salt and pepper shakers, only to find them empty. I called twice to question the temperature of the pool before booking my room because I hate being cold. I was given 2 answers 80 and 85. The first 2 days it was freezing and clearly they turned on the heat on Saturday. That is just wrong to try to save money at the expense of your mid week customers. If that is your policy. Be Honest. I received amazing service from my housekeeper. Please promote her to front desk, she knows how to make people feel welcome and valued. Also loved the cypress room and the location. I booked directly through the hotel and I guess it's just the luck of the draw.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Marc A, Manager at Island Vista, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your recent review, and for choosing the Island Vista as your host in Myrtle Beach. While most of the bedroom and living room furnishings are new for 2013, we have not seen any requests regarding our TV’s to date. Our living room televisions are 42” LG flat-screen HD LED sets, and the signal is via Time-Warner digital box, all with DVD players attached… this is best technology available in our area at this time, and we do try to provide the best in every way. The televisions in the bedrooms, also digital, are smaller in that the 42” screens just don’t fit onto the bedroom furniture.

We often hear from guests thanking us for providing the in-room coffee service… our coffee packages are so popular with our guests, that we have kept the same brand for years. While cappuccinos and lattes are always available in the Cypress Room, most guests have expressed a preference for a little less trouble in the room, and it only requires a relatively simple coffee maker to make a pot. As always, our staff is here 24 hours a day to help with any need, and any request is treated with priority. We always have replacement utensils, pots, pans, all kitchen equipment (including a new coffee maker, if needed)… a call to the front desk prompts a radio call to our staff and an instant delivery of the needed item.

Our south (outside) pool temperature varies a little with the weather… I asked our pool technician to show me, and today, it’s 83 degrees. If we have a cloudy or rainy day, it can vary with the amount of sunshine, but the heater is currently set at 84 degrees, as are the indoor pools. The indoor pools are not subject to sunshine, so they stay at the 84 degrees, and both Jacuzzis are available to set as high as 102 degrees, 2 degrees less than the maximum allowed by DHEC.

Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding our housekeeping services and the Cypress Room cuisine. We are very proud of both, and we love to share comments such as yours with those who work so hard to keep our standards high.

Thank you…
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have been staying at the Island Vista Resort since it opened and stayed at it's predecessor hotel, the Sea Island, before that. The staff is great and the property is the nicest on Myrtle Beach. We spend a month at the Island Vista each year. The hotel's restaurant is nice as well.

Room Tip: Tip: It is easy to get door dings on your car in the hotel's high-rise parking lot because the s...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This past visit is our 4th time and like the previous times, the quality, friendliness and overall experience was outstanding. From the moment you check in until the time you leave, you feel welcomed and appreciated. The rooms are clean and fresh, the bed and linens are of high quality and the breakfast that is offered in their restaurant is not only good but very reasonably priced. Although we have never have dined in the restaurant at night, the ratings are consistantly high. One nice feature is the fact that the hotel is off the beaten path away from the complex of multi storied high rises. This makes the beach less crowded and the ease in and out of the hotel much easier.
We feel like this is "home" when we go to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend get away. No question that we will continue to visit the Island Vista for years to come.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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