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“great place, needs a bigger pool”
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Avista Resort
Reviewed June 2, 2006

My fiance and I were in town for a local wedding and stayed at the Avista based on a recommendation from the bride/groom. It was a great place with clean and courteous staff. We stayed in a one bedroom condo, extremely spacious for2 people, with oceanfront view. Great accommodations for the price! Check-in was easy, parking was very accessible with a large deck across the street. The hotel is within 15 mintues of outlet shopping, barefoot landing, restaurants, and attractions. The beach was clean, beautiful and wide--so you never felt crowded. The pool area was my only complaint...there are 2 small adult pools with a large central area that has a lazy river. For a hotel of this size I felt they should have built one massive pool area...lots of wasted space and potential with the lazy river. Besides that, there is another lazy river in an INDOOR area. Anyway, the indoor area was nice as well, with a large jacuzzi and small indoor pool. The "snack shack" at the pool had surprisingly good food, and the pool bar had great specials so pricing wasn't outrageous at all. Beer--buy2 get one free! :) We also heard from another couple that the hotel bar was good and inexpensive, as far as hotel restaurants go. The fitness room was ample--better than most hotel fitness areaa and didn't feel stuffy or confined. We spent a night at the hotel lounge as well...cool bar for a night in! Checkout was speedy and the staff were quick to notice some charges that were not ours and take them off our bill without us even asking. Overall, it was a great place and we had a fantastic weekend.

Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed May 29, 2006

My husband and I stayed in an ocean front 1 bedroom unit the week of May 21st, 2006. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We found the Avista to be exceptionally clean and comfortable--plenty of towels and amenities throughout the week. We never needed to ask for anything. We noted that the Avista was very family oriented. The restaurant was average, but good for a quick bite to eat. The pools were clean, plenty of lounge chairs and pool towels were provided. Anytime there was sand carried in on the carpets, housekeeping was right on it and had it swept away. Everyone who worked for Avista had a friendly smile and were very courteous in speaking with guests.

Our stay was at the end of Harley week and the start of the sport bike week. Avista was accomodating to all, and was quick to curtail some rowdiness that took place one evening on the balconies so as to not have an unfavorable situation exist. I've recommended the Avista to several coworkers and family members. We wouldn't think twice about staying again at the Avista Resort.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed May 23, 2006

We just returned from 5 nights at the Avista and it was wonderful..The staff was very friendly and really seem like they wanted to help us get the most out of our stay...They Had made the lower level of the parking garage for motorcycles only so that is was easier for security to watch, which is very nice when you consider the amount of money that we all have invested in our bikes. They also provided towles to wipe the bikes with and even a place to wash them includind the soap...The room was huige and very nice we had all we needed there.. I say this is one of the few truly biker friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach..At first I was not thrilled that is was so far out but in the end it was nice not to hear all the noise you get when you stay closer to the downtown area truly felt like we were on vacation and at bike week at the same time.. AGAIN 5 stars to the staff your great...

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Ossipee NH
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Reviewed May 22, 2006

A wonderful place to stay. We were there over Bike week and they went out of their way to accomodate us. The guests were friendly and the staff was more than helpful. The rooms were immaculate and comfortable. There was easy access to the hotel from the main roads and the beach was right there. Provided safe clean dust free parking for the bikes. Will definately stay again.

Stayed: May 2006
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Canfield, Ohio
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Reviewed May 19, 2006

Just returned from a five night stay at the Avista Resort. We have used Trip Advisor before and really trust the reviews. It stated the Avista was the number one choice and it was!! My husband and I, our Daughter along with a 3 year old Grandaughter and our 3 month old Grandson stayed in a beautiful one bedroom condo on the 16th floor. We stayed in the kingsize bedroom, our Daughter had the couch (which opened to a queensize bed) and our Grandaughter had the murphy bed that came out of the wall in the living room (very comfortable) They brought us up a small crib for the baby. The condo worked out perfectly for all of us. The kitchen has everything you need. Maid service came every day. The view of the ocean from the balcony was absolutely beautiful (I did a lot of sitting out there!) The railing is also safe for children.
The weather was pretty chilly and rainy, so we never saw anyone in the outdoor pools.
We did use the indoor lazy river (which was fun), and the indoor pool. Only got to go to the ocean one day when it was in the low 70's ~ the beach is very, very clean.
Only ate the breakfast buffet in the restaurant which was o.k. We stocked up our kitchen when we got there and pretty much ate in the condo. Went to Broadway at the Beach ~ lots of shopping, restaurants and Ripleys Acquarium, which our Grandaughter loved.
The second day we were there the smoke alarms went off in the building and everyone was told to evacuate and not use the elevators but to take the stairways out. Well, we were on the 16th. floor with a 3 year old and a 3 month old baby and had to climb down 16 flights of stairs and wait across the street while fire trucks and ambulances came. It was really scarry for us. Seems a lightbulb was smoking on the 15th floor. We will never stay on a higher floor with children again. Our last night after coming back from dinner, we pulled up to the Avista and ther were fire trucks and ambulances again! This time there were too many people smoking in the lounge. We wondered if this happens there a lot?
We would definitly recommend The Avista for anyone ~ it is a beautiful resort that is clean, with a friendly staff. We would stay again!! Wish we were there now!!!

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Livonia, MI
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Reviewed May 15, 2006

We rented from a private owner which seems to make you a second rate tenant. There was a bad pump for the main laundry above our room that consistently ran. This made it impossible to sleep. No one from the complex seemed to really take our complaint seriously and had the attitude of "O well there is nothing we can do we tried". There whole objective is to sell these units and push the renting angle to potential buyers but when something goes wrong it's" there is nothing we can do because you used a private owner." This is a crock! Management needs to go to training and get ride of the doe in head lights look. To made matters worse I scheduled a tee time thru the front desk and was charged $25.00 more then the 3 guys I played with. They were staying at the avista and booked their tee time the same day I did. Management never made an effort to offer us anything or even an apology of any sorts. Furthermore, after 5:00pm there doesn't seem to be anyone working the grounds.( the place was always a pig sty).

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2006

Just got back from a week at the Avista Resort. The hotel was great! stayed in the two bedroom/ two bathroom condo and had a great view of the ocean. The hotel was very clean, and the daily maid service was very good. The weather was not great so could not use the outdoor pools only the hot tub which was much better than the one inside. Loved the lazy river, except a bit too much chlorine. In room washer and dryer was very slow, we ended up using the machines on the 4th floor. Must go to the Tanger Outlet Mall !!!! great stores and great prices. We will definitly return to the Avista!!

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Address: 300 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-2928
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North 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 On the Beach Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#4 Business Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $95 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avista Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of North Myrtle Beach's newest oceanfront condominium resorts. Extraordinary features and architectural beauty combine to offer visitors the ultimate vacation experience. A condo to suit your every need and provide the finest experience possible; this is what differentiates between an average resort and the Avista Resort. As one of the first guests to have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of our new resort it will be our pleasure to serve you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Avista Myrtle Beach
Avista Hotel Myrtle Beach
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