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Avista Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No joke, the man who checked us in had terribly rotten teeth and drops of spit fell onto his shirt twice while Talking to us. His appearance was disheveled and it was terribly uncomfortable to Watch. Other staff we interacted with were super nice with great southern hospitality. Our room had a gorgeous ocean view and was comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed having a table in the balcony to enjoy a Take our pancake breakfast from one of the zillion nearby pancake houses. The table was cheap and flimsy though, and if you touch it wrong, the legs came off. For the price, this hotel was a great value and we would stay here again.

The hotel staff was extremely friendly. Accessibility to beach was great. Indoor pool seemed a bit dirty but outdoor space was great. Would recommend

We had a beautiful oceanfront 2 bedroom room. Our room was well decorated and very clean. Plenty of towels and washcloths provided. (I usually have to ask for more) We had a problem with our balcony door not opening. Front desk had an engineer up there at night and it was fixed within minutes. We received text messages throughout the day asking if everything was ok. Indoor and outdoor pools looked great. I LOVED the free DVD rental in the lobby. That was a nice touch and something I have never seen before. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone questioning where you should stay.

The stay was nice I enjoyed it. I thought the bedroom was ocean front. But it was still nice and the greeter with the golf cart was extremely nice.

Had a great get a way extended weekend with my sister. The only thing I wish I knew was that everything closes down really early in the off season. ie barefoot landing and Broadway. Hotel was great and centrally located in North Myrtle!

Very clean, beach steps away, had an issue needing light bulbs and they were delivered quickly

Enjoyable stay. Room was nice, clean, and had an AC unit that actually cooled the room to the set temp. Facilities were nice overall showing the normal wear and tear that comes with constant sea air exposure. Parking garage is an accident waiting to happen (too narrow for two-way traffic).

Free dvd rentals, great staff, loved the high ceilings. Great beach.

Great place to stay. The room was almost like a condo. The view from the rooms was wondeful

Had a fantastic time. Would recommended to anyone visiting North Myrtle Beach.

Very great facility on the Ocean. It was more like a condo then a hotel room

It was so nice and the lazy river is cool..we'd lIke to stay there again next year.

Settled on this hotel based on reviews on numerous sites. It was almost overwhelming given the number of hotels, but this place in North Myrtle Beach was a good choice. If doing the same research, you'll find complaints about the parking garage, pool cleanliness, and dryers. The garage is tight and could be a pain if in a giant SUV, but there are plenty of mirrors at each turn so unless someone is impatient/reckless, there's no danger. The pools were clean. Maybe we got lucky, but there are plenty of options to hose off after the beach and everyone seemed to follow the plan so no sand clouded the pools. As for the dryers, yes it's true they don't work/dry like yours at home. Read the disclaimer about this and all is fine...not sure what the big deal is. The pool bar was nice to refresh and charge the room without carrying cash. Only downside I noticed is the outer doors were not locked during the day (but hopefully at night). I never saw an issue, but am used to seeing things a little more secure just for the sake of avoiding any problems. Cards and wristbands are required at the pools so outsiders are definitely kept out of there.

...there are a few issues. Great: Location, amenities, room size, bed comfort, parking, nice views if taking side rooms of ocean and city, inexpensive on site restaurant and poolside bar Ok: overall hotel cleanliness (some dirty halls, elevators, and indoor pool areas) Not good: long wait for elevators, housekeeping is extremely light, long wait on housekeeping. Overall though I recommend. We stayed in a one bedroom condo. 3 kids, 4 adults and found the room fantastic, using the comfortable Murphy bed and pull out sofa.

Nice about cancelling the second night stay for us.

My wife and I came for a relaxing laid back stay and that we got. We loved the ocean view. The king bed slept very comfortably. The jetted bathtub was great. To our surprise there was also a washer and dryer in the closet in the bedroom. It was a 5-star stay for us. We'll be back!

The Avista was okay. Goods: - pool area was fun and a DJ created a party atmosphere. - great location - room was adequate Bads: - worst park of the hotel is the parking - must park across the street in a parking deck - temp parking for check-in is chaotic in busy times - common areas wasn't especially clean or nice, but adequate I guess

First, I will comment on the best part of our 5 day stay at Avista Resort...the staff was friendly and courteous. My opinion of the resort deminishes from there. The room was just adequate. We were disappointed in the size of the full kitchen. Also, although the room was advertised to sleep 5, there was not enough seating to accomodate 5 comfortably when we weren't sleeping. Our keys demagnetized daily even to the point that housekeeping caught us at the elevator on our way to check out, because their keys didn't work either. Very inconvenient as we were on the 8th floor and we had long waits for the elevator. There were NEVER any chairs available at the pool. Other guests would place towels on the chairs in the middle of the night to save chairs and not come to the pool until noon (we saw this every morning before 6 a.m. when we walked). The management/staff did nothing to adhere to their own posted policy that unattended towels would be taken to the lost an found. We ended up renting umbrellas and chairs on the beach from a third party not affiliated with Avista ($25/day-great value especially with the heat index we experienced). The parking elevator didn't work two of five evenings and we were parked on the 7th floor. If you're looking for a great beach experience and something that is more than just adequate, keep looking...Avista is not the place for you!

Nice location easy access to many restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart, and entertainment. 3 small pools... better if 1 large pool. Nice beachfront with lifeguards, chair and umbrella rentals.

I stayed at this resort for 3 days and it was ok in my book. The parking garage is across the street from the hotel so it was a pain having to walk across the street to get your car. The elevators had a mind of their own and kind of stunk. The room was ok. The bathroom had a very nice tub and there was a balcony that gave a partial view of the ocean. This location is kinda far from the Boardwalk and mall outlets. Our last day, the staff at the front desk locked us out of the room because we didn't check out at 12. Needless to say, I probably won't stay here again.

300 N Ocean Blvd North Myrtle Beach SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools

Located in Ocean Drive Beach, Avista Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Mayday Golf and Molten Mountain. This 378-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. Also close to this North Myrtle Beach hotel are Surf Golf and Beach Club and Beachwood Golf Club.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 378 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and furnished balconies. There's space to spread out with separate bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Avista Resort, guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a lazy river. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and 3 spa tubs.

Guest reviews for Avista Resort

Everyone (15) Couples (24) Business (2) Family (19) Other (3) Friends (2)
4

drooling staff st reception

Everyone

No joke, the man who checked us in had terribly rotten teeth and drops of spit fell onto his shirt twice while Talking to us. His appearance was disheveled and it was terribly uncomfortable to Watch. Other staff we interacted with were super nice with great southern hospitality. Our room had a gorgeous ocean view and was comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed having a table in the balcony to enjoy a Take our pancake breakfast from one of the zillion nearby pancake houses. The table was cheap and flimsy though, and if you touch it wrong, the legs came off. For the price, this hotel was a great value and we would stay here again.

By , from wilmington, NC on Apr 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2018

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here.

4
Everyone

The hotel staff was extremely friendly. Accessibility to beach was great. Indoor pool seemed a bit dirty but outdoor space was great. Would recommend

By , from charlotte on Apr 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2018

Thank you for your great feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again soon!

5

beautiful hotel..... super impressed

Everyone

We had a beautiful oceanfront 2 bedroom room. Our room was well decorated and very clean. Plenty of towels and washcloths provided. (I usually have to ask for more) We had a problem with our balcony door not opening. Front desk had an engineer up there at night and it was fixed within minutes. We received text messages throughout the day asking if everything was ok. Indoor and outdoor pools looked great. I LOVED the free DVD rental in the lobby. That was a nice touch and something I have never seen before. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone questioning where you should stay.

By , from South Carolina on Feb 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the amenities offered. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

4

nice hotel on the outside.

Everyone

The stay was nice I enjoyed it. I thought the bedroom was ocean front. But it was still nice and the greeter with the golf cart was extremely nice.

By , from north Carolina on Nov 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your vacation with us and hope to see you back soon!

5

get a way...

Everyone

Had a great get a way extended weekend with my sister. The only thing I wish I knew was that everything closes down really early in the off season. ie barefoot landing and Broadway. Hotel was great and centrally located in North Myrtle!

By , from Pittsburgh on Oct 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2017

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback

4
Everyone

Very clean, beach steps away, had an issue needing light bulbs and they were delivered quickly

By , from mechanicsburg, pa on Aug 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback!

4

nice oceanfront property

Everyone

Enjoyable stay. Room was nice, clean, and had an AC unit that actually cooled the room to the set temp. Facilities were nice overall showing the normal wear and tear that comes with constant sea air exposure. Parking garage is an accident waiting to happen (too narrow for two-way traffic).

By , from Raleigh on Aug 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate your feedback regarding the garage and are looking into what we can do to better improve the experience.

5

perfect location on beach,

Everyone

Free dvd rentals, great staff, loved the high ceilings. Great beach.

By on Jun 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon.

5

great room with a wonderful view

Everyone

Great place to stay. The room was almost like a condo. The view from the rooms was wondeful

By , from Charleston SC on Apr 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 14, 2017

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Avista Resort. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

5

love that it is right on the beach!

Everyone

Had a fantastic time. Would recommended to anyone visiting North Myrtle Beach.

By on Apr 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with the Avista Resort. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hope to see you back soon!