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Island Vista Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After a rough start to our vacation, we couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Myrtle Beach. The person checking us in was very friendly. The bellman was helpful with our luggage. The condo was excellent. The pools were nice and a Tiki bar with drink specials each day was awesome! They have a nice restaurant on site too. We will return.

My husband and I just returned home from an amazing vacation in Myrtle Beach- Island Vista Resort! This hotel resort is incredible in so many ways. One of the best features of this hotel is its location. It is located in a residential area of Myrtle Beach which means you are away from all of the other hotels, shops, traffic and tourist, yet it is a very short drive if you wish to go to restaurants or other areas of entertainment. Upon checking in the front desk staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was ready very shortly upon arrival, which gave us a few minutes to walk on the beach and explore the pool area. We were notified by phone when our room was ready. We stayed in the one bedroom grand suite on the penthouse floor. We were completely blown away by the size of the room! The balcony is huge- with rocking chairs, lawn chairs and tables. The view is amazing! The suit was well equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, dishwasher and full refrigerator/freezer. The rooms are spacious and clean. The washer and dryer was a nice treat- how many times can you go on vacation and come back with no laundry to do? Being our first trip to Myrtle Beach, I had a list of attractions and places that we planned to visit, however, with the exception of The Hollywood Wax museum (highly recommended) and the Sky Wheel (much more impressive to look at than to ride), we spent the entirety of our stay right there at the resort. Island Vista Resort offers everything you need to have a relaxing vacation by the ocean. Although we brought our own beach chairs and umbrella, we found that we enjoyed using the chairs on the grounds shaded by the palm trees. It is a short walk to the shore and there is even a cool little unit to stand on that washes the sand off your feet when you enter back onto the grounds of the resort. We enjoyed the outdoor pools (one of which is heated) and the outdoor hot tub (especially enjoyable at night!). We ate breakfast every morning in the Cypress Room. They have early bird specials on some of their breakfasts. I enjoyed the fresh fruit cup every morning with my breakfast (great variety of perfectly ripe fruit!). We also ate dinner once in the Cypress Room- Loved the shrimp scampi!! We spent our days sitting by the ocean relaxing, making frequent trips into the water to body surf the waves, and walking along the shore line finding several shells and sharks teeth. It was an amazing vacation and a beautiful place to celebrate our twentieth Wedding Anniversary. After seeing the other area hotels we both agreed that we wouldn't want to stay anywhere other than the Island Vista Resort. And guess what.....we loved it so much that upon check out we made a reservation for the same dates the following year! Can't wait to return!

It has been a month since we left Island Vista and we are still talking about our stay there! This was our first time at Myrtle Beach and Island Vista offered everything that would accommodate families. We loved the private clean beach and the private upscale location of the hotel. The staff was helpful and courteous. The food in the restaurant was good, with well maintained grounds. The outside pools though need more regular cleaning and the parking at times even off-season was full.

the Island Vista has to be one of the best, if not the best, resort in Myrtle Beach. We have stayed here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Quiet, secure and comfortable and away from the bustle of the crowded parts of Ocean Blvd it is a true vacation, get-a-way location. Having prior experience with other Myrtle Beach resorts we always look forward to our return to the Island Vista.

Right on the beach with amazing views from all 3 bedrooms! Fully stocked kitchen, dining room, and living room. The indoor pools are heated and are so much fun for everyone. Hot tub included as well. Highly recommended for a group of friends, for a romantic getaway, or for a family with kids.

Our group of 4 golfers was delighted with the condo and we were given everything that we asked for. I personally have been staying at Island Vista for as long as it has been there and stayed at the Sea Island Inn -(previous building before it was torn down and rebuilt) for many years. The new building is fantastic. There is residential on both sides so the beach never gets too crowded. I know all of the wait staff and most of them have been there for 20-50 years-they are just like family to me. I would highly recommend The Island Vista to anyone visiting Myrtle Beach!

We as a family have stayed here at Island Vista before, but this vacation time here was the best. The resort is fantastic it is so clean and well maintained it doesn't show age like some other places...The staff are wonderful and so kind especially Lori was always very nice and helpful she also checked us in and made the trip that much more amazing. Our room was great OF 2bdr 2bth with king size bed that looked out into the ocean. This was our favorite trip to MB and stay at Island Vista my daughter called it her paradise. We will be back..

We stayed at Island Vista Sept 9 to 14th. This resort was awesome. It was in a great location, not crowed at all. We loved the beach. The views from our 12th floor balcony were amazing. We loved sitting on balcony in the morning just to listen to the waves and watch the sun rise. The unit we stayed in was clean and well maintained. The resort had 3 pools and 2 hot tubs. Not crowed at all. The only thing I wished were the pools were too cold to get into on a couple of days. I wished they would heat one so on not so sunny days you can still enjoy at least one of them. Overall we enjoyed our stay and if back in Myrtle Beach we will stay there again.

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here & won't be our last. We have stayed at 6 resorts in Mrtle beach these last 3 yrs. & this one by far is the best. The accommodations are wonderful, the food is absolutely delicious. They also have the best pizza we have ever tasted & if u like old fashions, happy hour in their restaurant is the place to go. I am a Old fashion expert & wow, what a great drink they made. Best ever! They also have great appetizers. The pool area is fantastic and the beach is only steps away. Great location with many wonderful restaurants near by. Great value for the money. U will not be disappointed. The service was also excellent.

Our stay at Island Vista August 13 through 18, 2017 was excellent. My first encounter was with the nicest lady at the front desk who treated me extremely well. She took her time to explain all the amenities the resort offered.Although we've stayed at the Island Vista Resort before,each time is a new experience. The resort had an Activity Schedule for children ages 5 through 12 which worked out great for us. Our Oceanfront 3 bedroom condo was very nice and clean. Beautiful indoor/outdoor pool areas. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job during our stay. The meals in the Cypress Room restaurant was great, prepared by Chef Mike McKinnon. Loved the Tiki Hut bar and grill. Looking forward to our next trip.

6000 North Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach SC

Hotel highlights

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

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Northwood Shopping Plaza, Island Vista Resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dunes Golf and Beach Club. This 149-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. On the beach, the resort is also close to Grande Dunes Marketplace and The Carolina Opry.


Dining

This resort is home to a family restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Island Vista Resort's 149 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Island Vista Resort enjoy 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a lazy river. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 7

Deluxe Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

King 2 | Sleeps 9

Grand Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Oceanfront (Corner)

King 1 | Sleeps 11

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1347 reviews