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Island Vista Resort 3.5

Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
We will update our photos and review as soon as we can.

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Pros

  • Spacious suites with full kitchens and large bathrooms
  • Kid-friendly indoor/outdoor pool area with a lazy river
  • Directly on a private beach that is spacious and clean
  • Renowned Cypress Room offers breakfast and varied dinner menu
  • Good location near restaurants and other attractions
  • Seasonal activity program for children ages 5 to 12
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking

Cons

  • Not much to do for teens; better suited for younger children
  • Area can be overcrowded during peak season
  • Carpeted floors tend to hold lots of sand from the beach
  • Outdated room decor

Bottom Line

The 171-room Island Vista is a solid mid-range property located directly on the beach. Suites seem a bit outdated, with tube TVs and peachy floral bedspreads, but they are spacious and offer some great ocean views. In addition to a wide, clean beach, the resort features an attractive indoor/outdoor pool complex with Jacuzzis, a lazy river, and meandering pools.

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Location

Near downtown, on Ocean Boulevard and right on the beach

Map of Island Vista Resort

The hotel is right on the beach, along with numerous other hotels lining Ocean Boulevard. It's a busy street, but there are sidewalks for the many tourists who are staying in the area.

Myrtle Beach is continually ranked as one of America's best family beach destinations, and offers visitors one-of-a-kind nightlife, more than 100 golf courses, and 60 miles of sandy shoreline. It's known to get a bit jam-packed, although the off-season brings smaller crowds -- but not those high southern temps ideal for sunbathing.

  • 17-minute drive to Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • 7-minute drive to Ripley's Believe it or Not museum
  • 8-minute drive to Myrtlewood Golf Course
  • 9-minute drive to Family Kingdom Amusement Park
  • 9-minute drive to Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade
  • 9-minute drive to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • 11-minute drive to Ripley's Aquarium
  • 13-minute drive to the Coastal Grand Shopping Mall, with dozens of stores and a movie theater
  • 14-minute drive to Barefoot Landing, an area of shops and restaurants
  • 16-minute drive to River Oaks Golf Course
  • 18-minute drive to Myrtle Beach State Park
  • 22-minute drive to O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park
  • 24-minute drive to Myrtle Beach National Golf Course
  • 31-minute drive to Waccatee Zoo

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Address

6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina 29577, United States

Room Types

  • Oceanfront Double One Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean Front Double Queen One Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean Front Four Bedroom Corner Suite
  • Ocean Front Four Bedroom Grand Corner Suite
  • Ocean Front Four Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean Front King Room
  • Ocean Front One Bedroom Grand Jacuzzi Suite
  • Ocean Front Three Bedroom Corner Suite
  • Ocean Front Three Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom Grand Jacuzzi Suite
  • Ocean Front Two Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean View Double Queen Room

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