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“Another Great Family Vacation @ Island Vista”
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Island Vista
Ranked #7 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Another Great Family Vacation @ Island Vista”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We came in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Island Vista service is excellent and the employees are very gracious. Only issue we had was the parking garage is a tight squeeze but we worked it out. Plenty to do in MB. We love Barefoot Landing! The pool and hot tub was great even the outdoor pool was heated better then it had been the first two times we came. I highly recommend eating in the Cypress Room. The food is really good. We also had room service and even the breakfast portions surprised us! It was a really great vacation and we look forward to coming back 2013. This year we stayed 6N and 7D but are thinking of extending it next year if we get a good price. Awesome place to take your family.

The Trammell's
Louisville, KY

Room Tip: We will never stay in any other room except the 3-bedroom corner. Absolutely awesome! A lot of roo...
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

My husband and I spent the month of March 2012 at the Island Vista Resort. It was the best vacation we have ever had. The staff was really helpful, the rooms were beautiful. It was very clean and the grounds immaculate. The restaurant on the premises , The Cypress restaurant had excellent food.
The resort is located on Ocean Blvd in a mostly residential section so you really had the beach pretty much to yourself. The location also was within a short distance from other restaurants and attractions.
Saw a show at the Alabama theater which was very good. If you have a chance to go to Myrtle beach. I highly recommend the Island Vista.

Room Tip: Basically all the rooms are great. All are oceanfront. The only thing I would do is ask for one from...
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Duncan, SC
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

On a recent trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, we stayed at the Island Vista, and it was first-class!
Suites are beautifully decorated and clean! Three Bedroom suite/condo had plenty of open area living space ... even dining room table for 8!!! Staff was friendly and courteous! Great first impression driving up to the property and it lived up to all expectations! A must stay in Myrtle Beach, SC!

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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We recently stayed 4 nights here on our Easter break wih our family. This resort exceeded our expectations and we found the online reviews to be very helpful and accurate. The only complaint I had was that the parking garage was a tight squeeze, but it was never a problem to find a spot. The suites were very clean, and were cleaned promptly every morning. Every request we had for extra supplies etc was met with quick service. The pools were a big hit with the kids and the beachfront is really well maintained. The location is ideal if you want to be close to activities but away from all the night/adult activities Myrtle Beach is known for. We would go there again in a heartbeat.
When we booked our room we were unable to get the same room for the entire trip due to availability. However, when we checked in they had upgraded up to a better suite so we would not have to change rooms. This made our whole vacation so much easier and was greatly appreciated.

Room Tip: I think they are all good- all face the water.
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toronto
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just got back from an incredible 4 day stay at the Island Vista in Myrtle Beach. This hotel is phenomenal. Had a 1 bedroom condo with lots of room. Housekeeping staff kept it spotless. Had in-room spa treatment - I highly recommend it - price was excellent and quality of treatment outstanding. Dinner at Cypress Room was superb. Staff gave excellent advice for other restaurants to try. Already planning next years trip!!!!!

Room Tip: Get an oceanfront condo rather than an oceanview room, for the few extra dollars - the view is worth...
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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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.

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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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