Avista Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina

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Pros

Cons

  • The parking lot is across the street, which makes loading and unloading difficult
  • Pricey resort fees and taxes

Bottom Line

The 378-room Avista Resort offers guests lots of options on the activities front, like convenient beach access, multiple indoor and outdoor pools and lazy rivers, and a large fitness center with various cardio machines. Oceanside, higher-level rooms have killer views, but all rooms have tacky decor, like uncomfortable, bright bedspreads and an overabundance of ruffled towels. Its location in North Myrtle Beach is a bit farther away from Downtown's touristy attractions, but it gives guests a bit of a break from the crowds and hustle.

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 Location

In the somewhat less crowded North Myrtle Beach, with fewer touristy attractions than Downtown, but still plenty for visitors to do

Although there's no such thing as a peaceful slice of the Myrtle Beach pie, North Myrtle Beach at least isn't as chaotic as Downtown Myrtle Beach. Just a few blocks southwest of the hotel are a bundle of restaurants and bars. Although there's plenty that's close enough to walk to from the hotel, the roads aren't particularly pedestrian-friendly, so many guests will prefer to drive.

Resting a good 15 miles north of Downtown, North Myrtle Beach has less nightlife (though there are some fun bars at Barefoot Landing), and a bit of a slower pace. Plenty of family-friendly attractions are located here, including an aquarium and the O.D. Pavilion & Amusement Park. The area is known for being less high-end than Downtown, and offers visitors more budget-friendly hotels.

  • 30-minute drive to Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • 3- to 5-minute walk or 2-minute drive to various restaurants and bars
  • 2-minute drive to Ocean Drive Amusement Park
  • 10-minute walk or 3-minute drive to McLean Park
  • 10-minute drive to Barefoot Landing
  • 30-minute drive to Downtown Myrtle Beach

 Bottom Line

The 378-room Avista Resort offers guests lots of options on the activities front, like convenient beach access, multiple indoor and outdoor pools and lazy rivers, and a large fitness center with various cardio machines. Oceanside, higher-level rooms have killer views, but all rooms have tacky decor, like uncomfortable, bright bedspreads and an overabundance of ruffled towels. Its location in North Myrtle Beach is a bit farther away from Downtown's touristy attractions, but it gives guests a bit of a break from the crowds and hustle.

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Address

  • 300 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Room Types

  • Large Ocean View One Bedroom L
  • Ocean Front One Bedroom Deluxe G1
  • Ocean Front One Bedroom G
  • Ocean Front One Bedroom King K
  • Ocean Front Three Bedroom B
  • Ocean Front Three Bedroom Corner A
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom E
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom F 4th Fl
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom King F
  • Ocean View One Bedroom H
  • Ocean View One Bedroom King J

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 378
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach
Address: 300 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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