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Avista Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Perfect for a couple to get away from all the busy stuff

excellent staff; within five minutes repair was done; fantastic location on the beach. We would go again.

Once again this hotel has done it again...pleased me...always satisfied

Everything was excellent, from the parking to the amenities, to the room, to the pool, the beach so close....We would definitely stay here often....We enjoyed short 3 day vacation....close to Broadway at the Beach, Grand Prix, Wax Museum, etc.

We were able to check in early when we arrived, which was great. Our front desk attendant was very nice and welcoming. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the others that were working. One of the gals was quite rude to the party that she was helping. Our room location was quite disappointing as we were given a room on the 3rd floor by the stairs/elevator. I would highly recommend asking for a higher floor away from the elevator if you visit this hotel. There's a lot of noise on the lower floors. Since the bedrooms are next to the hallway, the noise at night was very loud (people returning to their rooms late, running in the halls, etc). We left the hotel early on Saturday morning and returned around 2 pm. The room was kind of cleaned. One bed was made, but the other one wasn't. The trash can in the bathroom was sitting in the sink. There was a roll of garbage bags sitting on the kitchen counter. It's almost as if they were in the middle of cleaning, and just left. There was quite a bit of maintenance work going on, which resulted in loud drilling outside of our room. Fortunately, we were heading back out. The parking is across the street, which isn't a huge issue, but the parking spaces are tiny, so good luck if you have a large SUV. The elevator in the parking garage didn't work on all of the floors, so that was weird. All in all, it's a fine beach hotel. Cosmetically, there could be some areas spruced up, but it seems like they were working on that. For the price, we'd stay there again, but make sure to ask for a higher room away from the elevator.

Room options

Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Full 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Twin 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ocean View (w/ Murphy Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Avista Resort

Everyone (10) Couples (24) Business (2) Family (19) Other (3) Friends (2)
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!

5

north myrtle

Everyone

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

By on Jan 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2017

We truly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again!

5

it's a good place for a honeymoon :)

Everyone

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

By on Nov 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 25, 2016

Thank you so much for your great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and congratulations on your marriage. Wishing you many happy years together. We hope to see you back for many, many anniversaries!

5

nice hotel on the ocean

Everyone

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.

By , from Detroit, MI on Sep 5, 2016

4

overall great, but....

Everyone

...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.

By , from B on Jul 26, 2016

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice about cancelling the second night stay for us.

By , from south carolina on Apr 8, 2016