October 29, 2022
The resort, amenities and staff were wonderful. We had no complaints whatsoever excpet the price is way too high. We stayed at a one bedroom deluxe because we need a full kitchen due to diet restrictions (and eating out at Myrtle Beach can be expenive. We cooked breakfast and lunch at the hotel and ate out for dinner). We came in March and in October 2022 when prices are lower but still spent around $2,500 for 5 nights for the room, which is high for us this time of year. Other than price, the resort was exceptional - beautiful views, rooms were spotless, clean and decorated high-end, comfortabl furniture and beds, WiFi and a lot of channels, pools, restaurant were all exceptional. The restaurant in the hotel was pricey also - a steak filet dinner for 2 (with water) was $113.00. We would definitely go back to Island Vista- although we can afford it, we don't choose to spend that much money for 5 nights. There are less expensive hotel rooms without full kitchens and Island Vista, but they are still higher than other high-end competitive hotels around Myrtle Beach. However, if you don't mind spending the money, it's a great place to stay. Look for their sales online- that's what we did.
October 26, 2022
Steve from maintenance is an awesome ambassador for the resort. The facility is beautiful and the staff treats everyone like a true “guest”. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area
October 24, 2022
I'm the event planner for the company I work for. We took a large group to the Island Vista for a long weekend. The group sales staff at the Island Vista were great to work with. They exceeded my expectations. From the planning stages of the rooms, cocktail reception and a southern BBQ dinner, and golf for our die hard golfers, everything went very smooth and our group had the best time.
October 19, 2022
I don't write reviews very often, but wanted to write a review for our recent stay at the Island Vista Resort in Myrtle Beach. They do an amazing job and the staff was extremely accommodating. They even upgraded our room because they had the availability for the week we were in town! Breakfast at the Cypress Room was delicious! The omelet and eggs Benedict were favorites for my family. The pools and hot tubs were well maintained and we wanted to say a special thank you to Steven for maintaining the mini fire pits in the evenings. What a pleasure it was to listen to the live music by Glen in the evenings by the fire! We had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend.
October 16, 2022
Great place to visit had a lot of fun everything’s clean and nice and Stephen for maintenance is a fantastic person. He makes everything happy and joyful and he’s a lot of fun. Great entertainment provided nightly by Glenn!!
September 25, 2022
We stayed at the Island Vista in June and to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time there is an understatement. The rooms are first class in every way, from the spacious living room/kitchen to the top-of-the-line bedrooms that have their own private bath. You have a washer and dryer, a tv in every room plus a very nice balcony with a great view of the ocean. We had breakfast at the Cypress Room and the two African American gentlemen that took care of us were southern hospitality at its finest. Did I mention that the food was really, really good? We would also like to thank all of the staff, especially Hannah and Lisa for making our vacation so memorable. We are planning on another Myrtle Beach vacation in 2023 and wouldn't stay anywhere else but the Island Vista.
September 23, 2022
Clean, Friendly, Classy
After many years of traveling to Myrtle Beach for an Annual Beach Vacation, I decided to try a different resort this year. This was my first visit to the Beach since the Pandemic began. This change in resort was a huge decision because I really liked the ocean front Hilton resort I normally stayed at. But the Island Vista did not disappoint! From the Housekeeping to Maintenance to Front desk to Restaurant staff all the way to a brief conversation with an Owner in the hallway …. EVERYONE was so courteous and professional ! The prompt service was like they only had 10 rooms under their care instead of a huge hotel! It really was like something rarely seen these days!
September 11, 2022
We highly recommend reserving spa services at the oceanfront cabana!!! Three of us booked sessions with Lizzie & Marlea for deep tissue massages for 50 minutes each. These girls were awesome..very knowledgeable and professional. We experienced new techniques to relax our necks and the perfect amount of pressure. Call spa services providers at 1-843-808-1008 to arrange a service. Information is given to you at check in which lists the services available.
September 05, 2022
I have been taking my 4 kids to North Myrtle for the past 7 years and we typically stay at Kingston Plantation. We decided to try something new and we were blown away by the high quality, fantastic service, gorgeous property and beautiful views.
September 03, 2022
My Happy Place
This place is my happy place. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. The front desk are so kind and professional. The location is perfect being right on the beach. They have night entertainment by the pool with couches, comfortable chairs and fire pits. I want to reach out and mention 2 people who the tops in their employment. #1 best maintenance man was a man name STEVE he was incredibly helpful and a super nice guy. Kudos to Steve and who ever hired such a well rounded individual. #2 most professional waiter I have ever had in my lifetime! Kevin Kudos to this young waiter you are one of a kind. He treated us as royalty, best waiter with a kind soul. He was tops, really should be serving diplomats .....
July 27, 2022
Great Place to Stay
We stayed in an Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Suite, which was clean and fully equipped as expected. Great views and nice place to stay. Staff were all helpful if you needed anything. Our teen enjoyed the beach and pools and said this place was his favorite of the three we stayed at on our trip. We would definitely stay here again!
July 24, 2022
Not as Great as it Used to Be
For the most part I still love this place..however the price is premium with no room service foe less than a 6 night stay. The Cypress Room service was terrible, way too many people standing around doing nothing. The door on our balcony wax so hard to open I was actually trapped on the balcony for 10 minutes waiting on my sons to open it. They struggled and they are all athletes. I would definitely go back but I hope they find the management team to bring this place back to excellence.
July 23, 2022
Incredible dinner along with live music created a wonderful experience. We will return to stay in the future. A beautiful area of MB surrounded by elegant homes. Food and service was excellent!
July 21, 2022
Cypress Room is Amazing
I had the most AMAZING morning having breakfast at The Cypress Room located inside of Island Vista resort! I highly recommend the veggie omelette with cheese and salsa and Lesa as your server. I have been coming to this restaurant since 2014 during the on and off season. I consistently receive stellar service there!
July 11, 2022
One of the Best
Make sure to use Hᴏᴛᴇʟʙoʟʟʏ.ᴄᴏm when booking a place. This site will compare hundreds of booking web sites and usually will have prices much cheaper than others! Thank me later! This place is one of the best in this area. I have been coming here for years. If you stay for a few nights you for sure won't regret it. I had the most AMAZING morning having breakfast at The Cypress Room located inside of Island Vista resort! I highly recommend the veggie omelette with cheese and salsa and Lesa as your server. I have been coming to this restaurant since 2014 during the on and off season. I consistently receive stellar service there!
June 29, 2022
Well Taken Care Of
Staff was universally friendly and helpful, no matter the ask. Rooms are well taken care of in every respect. Reasonable prices and a good number of options for food and drink. The biggest issues are there are no service elevators and the parking garage is incredibly tight. Even those used to urban settings will find it challenging, but it's manageable.
June 19, 2022
Loved Our Stay
If there were half star ratings, I would give this resort 4.5 stars. We loved our stay. The staff was wonderful and so helpful! The location was perfect. The beach, pool, and hot tub were never crowded. The only negative we had for our stay was the furniture and the beds. They were very uncomfortable for the money we had spent. I do not think this is the resort's fault because it was a privately owned room. Overall, a great resort that I definitely recommend!
June 11, 2022
Exceeded My Expectations
Island Vista exceeded my expectations!! I can not stress enough how friendly the entire staff was; from the moment we checked in we felt like we were coming home. We received a gift bag as a gift when we check in and a gift certificate to use in the resort. The pools and hot tubs had so much space and options that multiple families can enjoy them without feeling too crowded! We added another day to our stay and invited a friend over… Island Vista was more than accommodating. Our decision to extend our stay came at a spur of the moment and the staff were so understanding; we were even able to keep our room. The rooms are immaculate and polished to perfection. There are multiple elevators and easy access to parking garages! They have fire pits near the pools where you can enjoy live music and beach views. Beach access is as easy as walking out of the lobby and through the pool/fire pit area. We stayed in the ocean front room with two queen beds and a full kitchen; it was at an unbeatable rate compared to the other hotels with less amenities and more cost. We will be coming back every time we visit Myrtle! 10/10
June 10, 2022
The location is ideal, our balcony over looking the beach offered amazing views. The entire staff provides excellent service and we were treated very well. Breakfast is great and the dinner experience was outstanding.
June 06, 2022
This place is amazing is absolutely every way. The staff is fantastic. Even the freaking maintenance people are awesome. This resort has the perfect location. You basically have a 2 mike stretch of beach that never had more then 200 people on it.
May 29, 2022
Home Away from Home
Great place to stay friendly staff never have had a bad experience here The food in the Cypress room is great just had breakfast there Jami gave us great service .. what more could you ask for? Great food and a great place to stay
May 26, 2022
I thrive on efficiency. I was not disappointed. One minor issue, not uncommon, was cared for immediately. The only disappointment was having to leave this quiet and relaxing environment to return to the "hustle and bustle" of daily life back home.
May 23, 2022
Island of Calm
The Island Vista is truly an island of calm in the midst of the hurricane of activity that makes up the rest of Myrtle Beach. Our room was spacious and had a nice balcony with an ocean view.we ate at the Cypress Room for dinner and enjoyed the food as well as the outside dining. Great staff too!
May 20, 2022
Amazing Stay Overall
Had an amazing stay overall. Stayed with my wife in may 2022. The property is beautiful, staff was friendly and helpful, food and drinks were great. The only thing we didn't like was the parking situation.
May 17, 2022
First.... I was pleasantly surprised by the room! Definitely a view of the ocean but not face on... Which was a little sucky bc I had a corner room but it was ok.... Huge 1000 inch flat screen.. microwave.. refrigerator.. COMFORTABLE BEDS!!!! What!!!! And the bathroom!!!!! Nice! But with all that let me mention Ms Teli!!!! Front desk personnel.... Sooooo pleasant... Soooo professional... Soooooo knowledgeable.... Sooooo Sweet!!! Soooo aware.... I thought she was the front desk manager! She should be!!! She didn't check me in BUT I truly enjoyed listening to her check in others and take phone calls. I was blown away by her customer service and demeanor! Spot on!!!!! Managers... Owners... PLEASE acknowledge this young lady! She IS the front desk!!! Love her everything!!! ❤️ Stay here.. ask for Teli... And enjoy yourself!
April 30, 2022
Best Hotel Experience
We spent two weeks in March at Island Vista and had a great 2 bedroom suite on the 12th Floor. We had binoculars and they allowed us to watch the daily wild dolphin show from the balcony. Nice. It was our 6th trip to Myrtle and our 4th hotel experience on the beach and it was the best compared to the others. Island Vista is in very good condition, parking easy and you can walk the beach for miles in either direction. Cypress Room restaurant is excellent. Thank you Jamie for breakfast. You're great. Pizza is really good and if you're lazy order room service. I wasn't as impressed with dinner, although still good. Just when we were leaving (mid March) the outdoor pools were heated (before that really cold). My only negative comments are: the outdoor hot tub was not working for a few days in a row, and there was no recycling of garbage in the rooms (I hauled our recycling to the containers on the beach). All the staff were friendly. We also received a resort credit for Cypress which we used and appreciated. Smart idea. Don't worry about Island Vista not being in the center of the 'action' on the Grand Strand.
April 27, 2022
Wonderful, As Always
We have been coming to Island Vista for two years. Last year, we visited twice. We just returned home from a weekend getaway. I won the photo contest with a photo of our daughter, son in law, and granddaughter on the beach at sunrise. We won a two night stay in a suite and it was wonderful as always. I cannot say enough good things about Island Vista. Our room was beautiful and comfortable. Everything was well stocked and very clean. When we checked in, guest services was so pleasant. We arrived a little early and got checked in. Our room was being cleaned so we went shopping and they called us when it was ready. Breakfast in the Cypress Room is always delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive to requests. I highly recommend asking to eat outside. There's nothing like having breakfast and listening to the ocean. In the evening, pizza and hot wings from the lounge is always perfect. We order this every time we stay. I have recommended Island Vista to our family and friends. Last year our daughter stayed for her first time and this Fall, my parents will be visiting for their first time. Thank you Island Vista for the most much needed relaxing weekend. I already miss you. ❤
April 26, 2022
Did Not Disappoint
I always wanted to go to Myrtle Beach for a stay. My birthday came around and my friend wanted to treat me to a trip on my birthday. I looked up resorts to stay at and Island Vista came up as a 4 star resort.
April 20, 2022
Our family stayed for 6 nights we couldn't have been happier with our stay. First of all the staff here was outstanding, very professional and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel location was perfect for us, it's right in between South and North Myrtle in a quieter residential area, there are a few hotels close by but it's not the noisy hustle and bustle of the main area in the South.
April 16, 2022
25th Anniversary Celebration
This was our 25th anniversary celebration. The condo was absolutely beautiful. Rocking chairs on the deck for peaceful evenings. The weather was glorious but a bit chilly. There were a few caveats... Since it was chilly, most everyone was in the hot tubs which I don't think were cleaned in the 3 days we were there, and even the kiddie pools were extremely dirty. That was a big letdown since it was too cold to get in the ocean or outdoor pools. It was a minor inconvenience to find security leaving a parking ticket on my car for having forgotten to hang my parking tag which had been left out of our packet. The restaurant there was first class, and we enjoyed. We had to call front desk a couple times before we could get a blanket. As I said, minor inconveniences, and we will return, but the hot tubs need serious cleaning.
March 31, 2022
Beautiful place to stay. Very comfortable. Rooms are nice. I took one star away because we wasn’t allowed to use the carts to take our luggage to our room. They wanted you to use their (I guess bellhop) services. We were on the 11th floor!! Parking only go up to the 6th floor. We had luggage and groceries for a week to carry. Elevators are only located in the center of the hotel. Our room was on the very end of the hallway. Which means you have to walk down the hallway to the left to get to the elevator then walk back in the same direction of our room (to the right) to get to the parking garage. It was a serious pain!!!! I advise you to ask for a room in the middle of the hotel near the elevators. The bed was very comfortable almost as good as the one we have at home, almost. Another thing to be aware of. They have a staff shortage so you have to request room service if you want your room cleaned during your stay. They do tell you this at check in. Pool area inside and out is really nice and spacious. Hot tubs are wonderful. I didn’t visit the gym this time but it nice as well. Their full kitchens have everything you need. We stayed in 1115. I think it was a 75inch LG TV. In the living room. We had a one bedroom grand suite. Nice jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Bedroom and living room both oceanfront and access to balcony. I forgot to take pics of the room this time but they are really nice inside.
March 27, 2022
The location is great. Not too far from the boardwalk. I booked a 2 bedroom suite and my husband and son said I picked a great spot. The rooms were clean, well kept and plenty of room. Will come back.
March 19, 2022
This place is wonderful! From the moment you walk into the lobby, it looks and smells clean and fresh. The unit we stayed in was so clean and the beds were very comfortable! We had ample supplies in our unit. The view of the beach and access to it is great! We even saw dolphins jumping out of the water! I am very picky about where my family and I stay when on vacation. This place ranks at the top of my list for cleanliness, great accomodations, and friendly service!
March 15, 2022
This is a great hotel. Location is perfect. I never consider another location. Rooms are fabulous.
March 05, 2022
Staff are very friendly, accommodating and go the extra mile to ensure you have a great stay. Cypress room restaurant was well maintained and staffed, Special thanks to Lisa who provided much laughter and terrific service.
February 26, 2022
I stayed at this hotel for a couple nights, and it had a kitchen, with a stove, fridge, a microwave, and a balcony. The staff and other patrons of the hotel were very friendly, and YES. It is wheelchair accessible.
February 21, 2022
First Rate Views
First rate views. One bedroom condo st very affordable rates. Pools and great beach front. Indoor parking up to six stories. A bit tight. Balconies with the ocean two hundred feet away.
February 19, 2022
To be honest we were used to being disappointed in condos like this in Myrtle Beach but after two weeks in Florida in January we weren't ready to go back to the cold so decided to stop in MB. Island Vista was perfect in every way! We stayed for 6 days. The lobby is warm, welcoming and the front desk staff extremely friendly, efficient and helpful. It's an older building but common areas are fresh and clean. The parking garage is attached to the property not across the street or down the block like it is at others. It only goes up 6 floors so we parked there and easily went down the hall to the elevators up to the 14th floor to our sweet 1 bedroom king suite. The ocean front view is truly ocean front, no other buildings in the way or huge set back from the beach. Modern full kitchen, huge dining area, two full baths, gigantic TV in the living area, nice balcony accessible from LR and BR. The furnishings seem newer and were very clean. Upscale toiletries and so many towels! There's a washer and dryer. The bed was seriously the most comfortable ever. Great internet service. There is a Publix close by so we cooked meals in but the hotel has a restaurant onsite, a bar and make their own pizza. Room service is available! It was unnaturally cold and snowed while we were there so we didn't use outdoor amenities but people were enjoying the hot tub. There are two outdoor pools and a small lazy river inside. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay and will absolutely return.
February 13, 2022
Took our grandson for his very first New Year. He enjoyed splashing in the water spouts at the zero entry indoor pool. Very helpful bellman assisted us with our luggage and a pack and play that never seems to close properly. We were a little disappointed the lobster nachos offered on their limited dining menu were not available. But everyone was very friendly. Beautiful resort on a not so crowded beach.
February 05, 2022
The room was quite comfortable. The breakfasts were very good, and our server was great. Great view of ocean from 11th floor.
August 20, 2021
From booking the place to checking in and staying there for the week, the stay was absolutely wonderful. Anne-Marie was a big help, she helped us check-in, book the room, and made sure our stay was wonderful and stress-free!! She told us all we needed to know and helped us solve all of our problems! On top of that, the ocean is beautiful. There's even a shower, hose, and special foot power wash for your legs on the path back from the beach so you can rinse off before heading back to your room!
August 18, 2021
Best Hotel, Bar None
The Island Vista is the best hotel, bar none, on the Grand Strand. We have been guests every year since the mid 1980s. Great facility, great location, great staff. It’s a tremendous value.
August 13, 2021
We scheduled a trip to the Island Vista for a final beach trip with my mom who has advanced dementia. I called yesterday to try to get our room switched bc we needed different beds to accommodate our group. I spoke with Lisa who spent a lot of time on the phone with me, helping me to figure out a solution. She was so patient and accommodating even without knowing my situation and how important this trip is to my family. Kindness like hers is rare these days and meant a lot to me. Thank you Lisa for helping to make our trip a special one.
August 12, 2021
What an incredible establishment. From my first phone call to my goodbye as we checked out, it could not have been any better. The location, beach, pool, restaurants, menu selection, Tiki bar, towel program, cleanliness, and kindness of the staff, this place was incredible. I literally have zero complaints or recommendations that I would change, that says a lot!!! We ate dinner at The Cypress Room, sat outside, cool breeze, live music quietly playing in the background. The food choices were great, we could have chosen $10 chicken fingers or $30 prime rib (which is what I enjoyed) as well as a chocolate Tuxedo cake that was heavenly. Service was top notch. The young lady whose name I never got correct, starts with the letter N, andisa in guest services really went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. Hands down the best resort/hotel I have ever been to in the US. We can't wait to return!!!!
August 06, 2021
We have stayed with island vista for the last 8 years and it never disappoints!! This place is perfect for the ultimate relaxation vacation and it is perfect for families!! The food, the staff, the hotel, and the location is perfect. We look forward to spending many more years with this place ❤
July 29, 2021
Best Stay in MB
We have been guests at Island Vista since it opened. We started going to the “old” Island Vista (Sea Islands) in 1968 and have returned almost every year since then. As our family has extended/blended, we’ve introduced new members to our home away from home. We love the generous space in the suites, the friendly and helpful staff and the uncrowded beach. Some of the wait staff in the dining room have been serving us since before our grandkids were born (and now they’re teenagers). They welcome us like old friends and always have big hugs for the kids. Just feels like home!
July 15, 2021
Exceptional as always! My wife and I came down for our anniversary in April and immediately booked for our family vacation in July! The grounds are extremely well kept, great service, the cypress room is 5 star food and the bar is great place to enjoy a few drinks with very pleasant staff and bartenders. Just steps away from the ocean and very well maintained rooms to relax in and escape the sun for a few with great views!! Lisa in guest services took care of us in April and again in July, she ensured we had a great visit and was able to arrange our 10 day stay in July in a 3 bedroom condo without disruption. Thank you Lisa and Island Vista Resort, you truly are top notch!
July 11, 2021
Wonderful Place to Stay
Island Vista is a wonderful place to stay. We have been staying at the Caribbean for over 20 years and after our recent stay at Island Vista, this is our new family vacation spot. Room was wonderful and very friendly staff and no hours of waiting to check in. Loved it!
July 09, 2021
Love, Love, Love
We love, love, love Island Vista! We have stayed here several years during the summer. Clean and friendly staff. Steve (the maintenance guy) is so helpful anytime something needs tweaking in your room. He wants everything to be perfect for your stay. You can tell he genuinely loves working for this resort and cares about the guests that stay here! Fred, one of the security guards that patrols the pool, is attentive to what is going on around the resort and is friendly to guests in passing.
July 05, 2021
Top of the Line
Friendly staff at check-in. Well kept property. Beautiful one bedroom suite with a full ocean view. Very clean. Quality all the way. Had dinner at the resort on Wednesday. We each had the prime rib. It was cooked to perfection. I had the key lime pie for dessert it was delicious.