Upon arriving at the hotel, I was a little worried when I approached the front entrance (I thought it was a side-door but it wasn't). It lacked any grandeur whatsoever. If this is the first impression, it is not a good one. The glass doors were dirty & needed to be cleaned. The lobby was warm, no a/c. I commented to the lady at the front desk about how arm it was & she chuckled. By the way, it was about 6 pm in the evening. The hallways & elevator wear equally as warm. We were getting more & more worried. The parking garage is tight& having a big truck is a hassle. Luckily our room was nicer than the rest of the hotel. Bathroom & bedroom were nice, with the exception of an outdated tv in the bedroom.
Housekeeping needs to do a better job. Our room was not cleaned everyday. Maybe straightened up. Beds weren't made, just fixed. There was dust on the headboards & the Murphy bed had dust on the inside when you opened up.. For the amount of money we spent, I expected more..& honestly, the amount of $ you spend should have nothing to do with cleanliness. It just makes you think, what hasn't been cleaned that you can't see. The indoor pool area was loud, mainly a kiddie area. Not very inviting. And only one bathroom for the pool/beach area (w/o having to walk thought the lobby, dripping wet, which people do) wasn't really convenient. But it was cleaner than most pool/beach area bathrooms that I've been too. The free wifi & internet aren't that good either. On a good note, the hotel is quiet, the pool & beach area were nice, not too crowded. We ordered from the tiki bar one day & that was fine, came quick. Really all this hotel needs is a little sprucing up & someone to better supervise housekeeping to make sure their doing the job the way they should be & this could be much nicer. I don't know how it made TripAdvisor's #5.
- 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