The Island Vista Oceanfront Resort

6000 North Ocean Boulevard | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2361  [SEE MAP]Myrtle Beach, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The Island Vista offers guests a sophisticated and relaxing retreat from the kitsch factor of downtown Myrtle Beach (which is just 5 miles south of this hotel). Plus, the Vista earns almost unanimous praise from guests for its attentive staff and oceanfront location. Guests report the suites are spacious and comfortably decorated, with granite counter tops, full kitchens, large living rooms and oceanview balconies. Along with the spacious digs, Island Vista also offers two on-site dining venues, a remodeled fitness center, spa treatments, an oceanfront pool and tanning lawn and a bevy of children's activities. Past visitors noted that because of its family-friendly nature, the resort gets quite crowded with kids come summertime, something couples looking for R&R may want to consider before booking a stay here.
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Location
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Resort, 149 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Families

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Scorecard
  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional

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Opened in 2006, this 12-story property is arguably the best family-focused resort in Myrtle Beach. While adults are indulging in massages or just lounging around, children are welcome to join complimentary activities led by college interns that include sandcastle building, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and face painting.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1461 have reviewed the The Island Vista Oceanfront Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1461 reviews 4.5 (based on 1461 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All accommodations are oceanfront suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms are outfitted in a tropical British West Indies style, and all suites feature a large living room for gatherings as well as a kitchen. Although there are no work desks, there are dining tables that could be used for workspace if needed.
  • Two-, three- and four-bedroom units offer a washer and dryer
  • Daily 7 percent resort fee

Standard room size390 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This oceanfront resort is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, offering a relatively calm atmosphere a bit removed from downtown Myrtle Beach. Nearby attractions include the Carolina Opry, Ripley's Aquarium and the beachfront.
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport is 8 miles south of the resort
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Cypress Room serves southern-style breakfasts and low country fare in the evening, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the Atlantic Ocean. For poolside dining, the Tiki Hut offers casual lunch and dinner. Reggae nights are held weekly in the summer.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The hotel offers two outdoor pools (one heated) in addition to a kids area with a splash pool, a waterfall and a lazy river. There also are spa tubs indoors and out. The lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is a nice space for tanning, picnicking or relaxing. A veranda, umbrellas and trees provide shade for those who prefer to stay out of the sun.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar

    Spa

    Although the hotel does not have its own spa, it contracts with a local company to offer massage and spa treatments in guest rooms or in the outdoor oceanfront cabana.
    • Offered daily by appointment only
    • Sea Star signature massage combines traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The hotel's Kids Club for ages 5 to 12 offers activities such as face painting, scavenger hunts, sandcastle-building contests and a variety of pool and beach games. College students from all over the world lead the activities, and some activities focus on learning about other countries.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs

      Fitness

      The hotel's fitness center was remodeled in 2012 and offers stationary bikes, treadmills and a stack weight station. It overlooks the indoor pool area with views of the ocean. The beach also provides plenty of opportunities for recreation.
      • Fitness center hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • No free weights
      • Children younger than 15 must be supervised
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

      Business

      The hotel's 2,300-square-foot ballroom can be divided into two separate rooms. The Cypress Room restaurant also can be used as banquet space, and there are outdoor areas for meetings as well.
      • High-speed wireless Internet access is offered free throughout the property

      Number of meeting rooms6

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      The hotel offers full-service catering for weddings. It can accommodate up to 125 people for a plated dinner in the ballroom, 85 people in the oceanfront Cypress dining room or 125 people for an outdoor oceanfront wedding ceremony and reception.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity125

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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