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“A First Class Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Vista

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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Baltimore, MD
1 review
“A First Class Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

Wow!... Island Vista has a lot going for it- It is close to everything, yet it is not in the crowded part of MB. My wife and I stayed in a 1 bedroom Grand King Suite w/ Jacuzzi tub, available in the off season only. It was nice to have a living room and full kitchen, as well as a separate bedroom and 2 full baths. The pools are heated in the offseason, unlike a LOT of other places, and there were no "drunk golfers who left there brains at home". The parking garage is a little tight to get around, but manageable. The service is excellent, the staff is friendly, and the fine dining restaurant is wonderful. The price is not cheap, but if you want a first class vacation with a gorgeous view, this is a great place to go!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2009

Stayed at the Island Vista Resort in August 2009. We all loved it and would definitely stay there again. There is plenty to do with small children. They have numerous children's group activities by the pool daily, from games to painting beach bags to tie-dying shirts. The kids loved it! Also loved the indoor lazy river and hot tub. Rooms were very decorative, clean, and comfortable. The best part is that it is such a short walk to the beach! Only bad part is the parking. The spaces are small and you have to be very careful driving/parking in the garage. But don't let that stop you from going! I would definitely recommend for adults, children, families. Lots of fun!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2009

This was my very first trip ever to Myrtle Beach,needless to say i spent hours researching places to stay. Seems by so many reviews its not easy to pick a nice place,but my first time i did!! I had a 2 bedroom deluxe condo,so spacious and beautifil..also talked to many people at the pool who stayed at lots of places in Myrtle Beach,and will not stay any where else..i so agree. I know where i will be staying from now on. The staff is excellent and accomadating..we decided to book an extra night,but our condo was rented..we got a 1 bedroom for the night..the staff told us go on about our day,they would move our things to the new room!!! We went on the beach til afternoon,came back our things were in the new room!! Can't ask for better than that,and it was all done with a smile too. The 1 bedroom was spacious and nice also,rooms very clean,pool area very clean..i had a blast and counting the months to visit Island Vista again,also like one of the other reviewers mentioned,you do not hear everyone else in their rooms..great!! We enjoyed so much i am treating my parents to a few nights this month! So relaxing! I will be back for sure !

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2009

3 years ago we received a flyer in the mail about Island Vista. Now for the past 3 years it's the only place we have stayed and I would return for 10 more years. The rooms have got to be the biggest in Myrtle Beach. If there are larger rooms we haven't found them and we've looked. And they are really quiet. Never once have we heard someone beside us or from above. Every body is so nice, the rooms are extremly clean and the staff cleans them daily. We don't like being on high floors and every single year the manager has granted our request to stay lower, including the first year when the request was made at checkin. Parking, while tight for a full sized SUV, is still nice because of the dual parking garages attached to either side. Just back in and you'll be fine. The Tiki bar at the one pool is nice because you can get drinks and "lunch food" at prices you would expect. The one pool has a step down depth, where part of it is 1' foot, then drops to 2', then to 3', then slopes out to 5 or 6. This is real nice because with younger kids it's easy to keep an eye on them in the depth they are allowed and the kids know where they are allowed to go. The location is great because it's close to everything but it's in a residential part of the beach where it's not overly crowded. It's about 1.5-2 miles north of the center downtown area of the beach where the hotels are one of top of another. This one has great elbow room. The 3 BdR condo we stay in has a large straight on view of the beach which I belive all of the rooms enjoy. None of the angled side view balconys of some places and try and convince you that it's beach side. The pool area has a daily guitar player\singer who we love to listen to daily and now yearly. One night during the week is raggae night where kids are invited to come up and play numerous drums, shakers, and bongos. My daughter loved performing for the guests on stage. While you would think the "out of beat" drumming and beating would be distracting to the singer, he's great with the youngsters and takes it in stride knowing ahead of time "it is what it is". One of the last nights was Hawaiian night, where an entire family of Hawaiian's take over the lawn\\pool area and dance, fire dance, tell stories, and serve Hawaiian dinners to the guests. The back flip into the pool as a finale was great.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2009

I found Island Vista Resort online while looking for a place that had 3 or 4 bedroom units for rent. I was planning a surprise birthday party for my wife. She said she wanted to go to the beach and that she wanted to have as many family members attend as poosible. I booked two 3 bedroom units (I believe it was units 805 and 806). When it was all said and done, we had 20 people there celebrating her birthday and she was VERY surprised. The rooms are well appointed and have all the conveniences of home. 3 bedrooms, Kitchen, dining room, living room, and a great balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean. Breakfast at the hotel was fantastic! The best thing (in my opinion) is the sweet potato pancakes. mmmmmm. The whole Labor day weekend was great! Great Golf, nice resort, great dining etc. I highly recommend this resort. It is kind of a hidden Gem in MB.

  • Stayed September 2009
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pleasant garden, north carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

I love the fact that you do not need to leave the hotel except to step onto the beach.Exceptional resturant, food and staff, its so nice to see the same staff every year.
Although it seems like a large hotel, its actually quite cosy, not crowded, lots of space for everyone. The swimming pools are really clean with no chemical smell. The beach is beautiful and quiet due to the fact it is surrounded by houses. Rooms and condos are really nice, comfortable and spotlessly clean. You can watch the sunrise from your bed.
I'm really looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

This was one of the most rewarding and pleasant trips I have ever experianced, The Personal at the Island Vista were the most professional and pleasent that I have ever encountered, From the making of the initial plans for room to the pleasnt smiling greetings each and every time you can in contact with them was just a delight.
Ms Shelia Shurer did an amazing job putting together the accommodations, meals etc for the entire group.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Island Vista

Property: Island Vista
Address: 6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2361 (Formerly Sea Island Inn)
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#11 Romantic 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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