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“Unit 912 A wonderful experience!”
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Mar Vista Grande
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in North Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Checked in towards the beginning of the season, and was offered this unit, recently renovated and on the 9th floor. The place is comfortable and inviting, beautiful decor and a very nice and useful kitchenette. We are a family of four and there was ample room to spread out. Each bedroom is decorated a little differently so you're sure to find a room that suits your taste.
The balcony can be entered from the master BR or the living room and offers prefect views to the ocean. Every morning my wife and I would settle into a comfy chair, enjoy our coffee and watch the sun rise.
An indoor and outdoor pool are on the property as well as a lazy river, so if the seas are rough or the weather is crummy you can still take a dip.
There is convenient shopping nearby, a good selection of restaurants at hand, but the beach is the main attraction for us.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Wow, we are thrilled that you found your condo at Mar Vista Grande so and comfortable and inviting. It is wonderful that you were able to see the gorgeous view/sunrise from your balcony. We are also happy that you found shopping/dining venues conveniently nearby. We would love for you to come back and stay with us for another ultimate beach experience!

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Rented a 3 bedroom condo in August, 2013. Was the nicest condo I have ever stayed in. Very spacious with upgraded appliances and fixtures. Management is very courteous and helpful. Condo is right on the beach which was not too crowded for the last gasp of summer visitors. Maid service was a little lacking and had to ask for toilet paper and dishwashing powder. But overall would stay here again in a heartbeat. Was around $1700 for 7 days which is way nicer and cheaper than staying in condos ($2500 for 7 days) at South Padre island in south Texas.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thanks so much for your positive review of your stay at the Mar Vista Grande resort in August 2013. We are thrilled that you considered it the nicest condo you ever stayed in, and that you found the condo spacious and management to be courteous and helpful. We invite you back to stay with us any time!

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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice hotel in North Myrtle Beach, Mar Vista Grande ranks up there with North Beach Plantation. My husband and I enjoyed a 3 night stay recently. Check-in was easy. Parking is on the first 4 floors, with check-in on the 5th. We arrived on Friday around 5 pm so we didn't have to wait long to be welcomed to the hotel. We reserved a 1 br ocean front room, and were placed in room 1106. When we got to the room, we noticed that there were 3 doors towards the front of the unit that were shut and locked. Further into the trip we looked under the doors (after wondering what on earth could be locked away) and saw what appeared to be bedroom furniture in two of the rooms and a toilet in another! They put us in a 3 br unit, but locked us out of the other rooms! Not that we were going to use them, but we found that odd. We visited North Beach Plantation in October and were upgraded to a 2 br unit...no doors were locked to keep us out. We just thought it was kind of lazy on their part - by locking the doors they ensured the "cleaning crew" that they wouldn't have to change bed linens, I guess. Anyhow...the unit was really nice at first glance. But it had major wear and tear - the furniture was chipped, the carpet had stains all over it, there were scuff marks on the walls. I know NMB is a popular vacation destination, but they could spend their colder months touching up the rooms. However, the room was nicely accommodated (I would have loved to have seen it when it was brand new - the owners spent good money on furnishing the place) and it was very large. Housekeeping is defined as daily trash removal and towel replacement. We were grateful that they did indeed come in once a day, but laughed because they removed the trash and old towels, and simply left the trash bag and new towels sitting in the kitchen. We thought that was somewhat lazy. Side note: the towels are pretty thin. We spent both days on the beach and rented an umbrella and chairs for $25 a day. The rental girl sets them up by 8 am and leaves at 5. It was plenty of time for us to really enjoy ourselves each day. The hotel pool area consists of an outdoor hottub, pool, and lazy river, as well as a very large indoor swimming area. We didn't spend any time there as we spent our days on the beach. We might have spent time at the pool if it had been larger...it is small, but very nice. There is also a bar at the pool with daily happy hour specials. Overall, it was a great trip. The hotel is nice, but is getting somewhat dated with the high traffic wear and tear. I would say it is comparable to North Beach Plantation, just a little smaller and older.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your 3-night stay at our resort. We are very pleased that you found the check-in process easy, that the room was large and nicely accomodated, and that you enjoyed our pool amenities and Tiki Bar. We are also happy that we were able to offer you the smaller unit size since you did not need the additional bedrooms. We invite you back for another stay with us very soon!

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had requested a south side facing room as high as possible to enhance our view from our 4 bdrm condo and we were placed on the 7th floor (room 716) . We had little to no view of the beach. We had a view of the roof of the building next to us. Not what we were looking for. The room was dated with tube televisions that were very small besides the one in the living room. Some of the furniture could use replacing. Furniture seemed a little dated and worn. Tables had several chips in them and the patio table was completely rusted so you really did not want to use it. The kitchen was poorly stocked. There were several slats in the blinds that were broke off. This allowed not only the light in without the option of blocking it out, but it also allowed anyone on the patio to see into the master bedroom. We contacted maintenance and they said they would order some slats and they should be there in 2 days. They still weren't there when we checked out a week later. The house keeping had the room straightened up, but not clean. The entire room needs to be wiped down, dusted, and vacuumed. There was trash under the dressers and night stands from previous guests. The ceiling fan in the master looks like it hasn't been dusted this year and the patio doors look the same.
We had a very hard time during check in to get a luggage cart. We eventually had to go with another family that had one up to their room to get theirs when they were done with it. I tried to find one both friday evening and saturday morning for one before our check out with no success. It is VERY INCONVIENIENT to have to make several trips up and down from the parking garage to your room to bring all your luggage down. I expected a small wait, but I did not expect to not get one at all. There obviously are not enough luggage carts to accommodate the amount of guests because this was the case with several guests.
The lights shining on the front of the building enhance the look at night from the outside, but they shine right into the windows of the rooms facing the front of the building. This light cannot be blocked out by the blinds. It is like sleeping in a cheap motel with light shining through your window. We had to hang blankets up in the windows to block out this light.
Overall it is a nice place to stay, but it is definitely not a 4 diamond luxury resort. It definitely did not meet our expectations.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

We are glad we were able to honor your request for a four bedroom oceanview condo that has a side view of the ocean. We apologize for the maintenance and housekeeping issues you encountered in the unit, and we are currently addressing the issues with furnishings as we speak. It is great that you consider us a nice place to stay, and we do hope you come back to visit!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We had two three bedroom units for our family. We did use a time share exchange, rather than book directly through the property. There is no restaurant or lounge on the premises, except for a pool bar serving comfort food and drink. The week we stayed was very rainy , so a restaurant would have been helpful and convenient.
The indoor and outdoor pools were great for the children and the beach was easy to access.
The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly .
My suggestion would be to book directly with the resort , rather than an outside vendor , which would have alleviated some reservation problems on our arrival. This was not the property's fault , that my children arrived first ,and were told there were no rooms , under their name.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bruce Z
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

We appreciate you recommending to others that they book directly through the Mar Vista Grande Resort. With our onsite front desk staff and inhouse housekeeping and maintenance departments, we can expedite the check in process and make sure any requests are addressed in a timely manner. We hope you come back to visit us soon!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We took 9 of our family members to the beach and rented Mar Vista Grande,we were very disappointed. The room(s) were very diry.Carpet was stained,left over yuck form the the other guest.The furnishing were so out dated and dirty. We saved all year to take our family on vacation and we walk into this.... We didn't make to much of an impression on our family. You should take a look at your photo because we didn't get a room like the one in the picture. Hire some good help that will clean,at this point deep clean and paint.Get new furnishing that is up to date....

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for reviewing your family vacation at the resort. We apologize that the cleanliness of the room and the furnishings were not to your satisfaction. We are looking into the concerns as we speak and we hope you decide to give us another chance in the future.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Wow! Wow! Wow! By far the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Correction this was not a hotel, this was home away from home. This was a family vacation and mini b-day celebration. We stayed July 18th in a Penthouse on the 15th floor!!! Fantastic view of the beach,, everything we expected and more. Plenty of room, my family did not feel crowed at all!!!!! There is not the right words to say that this is a great place to stay. We will be planning to stay here again next year!!!!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Heather N, Guest Relations Manager at Mar Vista Grande, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

We are thrilled that you consider us the best home away from home that you ever stayed at! it is awesome that the view and size of the condo exceeded your expectations. We are constantly improving and expanding our services so we can't wait to leave you speechless again next year!

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Additional Information about Mar Vista Grande

Address: 603 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3322
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#4 Family Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
Price Range: £99 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar Vista Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a one-of-a-kind AAA Four Diamond accommodation in North Myrtle Beach, the luxurious Mar Vista Grande is everything you could want for your next beach vacation. This is the perfect beach resort for relaxing and soaking up the sun in a quiet beach atmosphere. Our comfortably spacious 3 and 4 bedroom condos are decorated with all the comforts of home perfect the for full family experience. With a host of thoughtful amenities, this makes Mar Vista Grande the ideal choice among beach vacation rentals. Such amenities include free wireless internet, free covered parking garage, indoor and outdoor pool, oceanfront tiki bar, fully equipped fitness center and much more. ... more   less 
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