I have reviewed this Hotel before back in 2012, but I have gone back again July 2014, for a week of vacation with my family. My first rating was Excellent, but I have to take a point off this time for this Hotel, its still a nice place to stay at, and is very clean, and comfortable, but it is beginning to show signs of being outdated, as well as it can use some more amenities on the property. Of course they are in a lovely spot of the beach, and it is a bit more private than being so close to the other Hotels on the Beach. The staff there is very friendly and looking to accommodate each guest, including housekeeping and maintenance did their jobs well enough while we were there. The parking lot is still much too small and the spaces are very tight.
The Hotel could use a much better fitness room, its very unappealing and way too small. The hotel could also use a game room for the youngsters since it is a family hotel. The outdoor pools (they have two big ones), could use some amusement to them, like if they would put a curly slide on one of the pools outside for the children. The indoor lazy river this visit was not as clean or well managed as it was before, in fact it had a bad odor in the place, and no comfortable seating, and they also took away the basketball hoop that was in the indoor pool, and perhaps they have a good reason to have done so, but they should have at least put a basketball hoop up somewhere else on the property for those kids who liked the basketball that is now gone. There is nothing really for the kids to do at this resort, except be on the beach, or in the outdoor or indoor pool, and like I mention both the indoor and outdoor pools need to be reinvented.
In my opinion, the Hotel needs a make over to get up to speed with keeping it a #1 choice with other really nice Hotels out here for families. They don't have anything for business minded visitors, there are no conference rooms or anything like that at this Hotel.
The rooms are still nice and spacious enough, with full kitchens to cook & dine in, and the oceanfront views on your private patio is still very nice to have. We still enjoy this Hotel and we would go here again, but we might look to see first if there is another Hotel in the area that has more updates than this one has. We would still recommend this Hotel to others as well.
- 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