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“Great R & R” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 216 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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“Great R & R”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Stayed here with my wife from 8-12 March. We had a standard one bedroom oceanfront room reserved. During check-in, my wife informed the front desk that I was home from Afghanistan on R & R leave. The nice lady at the front desk (can't remember her name), upgraded us to what she called a "1 Bedroom Penthouse Suite". Couldn't thank her enough. The real surprise came when we opened the door to the monsterous room. It wasn't a 1 bedroom, it was a 3 bedroom! And not only was it at PH suite, but it was a corner room! Extra privacy. We caught up with her again on our way out that night to thank her a thousand times more.

Island Vista is a great hotel. Well maintained, well equipped rooms, friendly staff, huge pool area, and outstanding restaurant (fresh seafood and amazing Shrimp and Grits). The hotel is situated close enough to night life (13$ cab ride to Broadway), but far enough away from other properties that the beach is not crowded and relaxing. (We've also stayed here during peak beach season, and the beach was the same).

The only negative I have is: The parking garage is a little difficult to navigate. It's tight. If full, you'll reach the top and find that there isn't a built in turn-around area. You'll have to back out or turn around Austin Powers style in order to try the other garage. I really didn't care to be honest, because I was at the beach with my wife and not in Afghanistan. Just thought I'd mention it as a heads up.

Room Tip: They're all great. Most, if not all, are ocean-front. And they really are ocean front, with no...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We booked this hotel for a short spring break trip with the family and where not disappointed. Our double bedroom suite was large, well equipped (3 TVs - although who wants to watch TV with the beach right outside) and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel has an indoor pool (which we didn't have to use since we lucked out and had beautiful weather), two outdoor pools (heated) and a hot tub. Everything is well taken care of. The hotel is located in a more residential neighborhood and the beach doesn't feel crowded at all. Still you are close to everything if you want to enjoy the rest of what Myrtle Beach has to offer.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We recently spent March break at this hotel and got a very good deal on a three bedroom, three bathroom ocean front suite. The rooms have laundry facilities in the room so you are able to go home with clean clothes, also a full kitchen so you can save money by cooking as many meals as you want. There isn't a kettle or tea pot so we boil water in a pot and bring our own tea pot. This is our third time at Island Vista. The people are very friendly and the place is very clean. Housekeeping comes every day and cleans all the rooms. Our only complaint is the pool temperature. The outside pools are not heated and the indoor pool is cool. Too cold for me to swim but my sons do. The fitness room is small but adequate. The on site restaurant is very good and they do a meal plan if interested.

Room Tip: We had the sixth floor which was the top floor of the parking garage. This made it very easy to unl...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Every room is facing the ocean. It's quite an experience to watch the sunrise over the water and then go for a leisurely walk on the beach. We have stayed in both a room and a suite. For a stay of more than a night or two, i would recommend the suite. We were there for five nights and the facilities (full kitchen, living room, dining area ) made things more comfortable in the suite.
My husband and I would definitely return .

Room Tip: A suite for a longer stay is recommended. All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Love! I got engaged here & it was a wonderful week! Very clean, staff very helpful/nice, great food, & wonderful pool/beach area. Beach area is secluded and not as crowded than if you'd stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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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)
Phone Number:
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 (per night): $142 - $608
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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