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Island Vista Resort 3.5

Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina

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  • Beachfront location and close to several golf courses
  • Spacious rooms and suites with kitchenettes and private balconies
  • Cypress Room restaurant and Tiki Bar; limited room service menu
  • Three pools, lazy river, kids' pools, and hot tubs
  • Fitness center with LifeFitness and Matrix equipment
  • Seasonal kids' entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout
  • Free on-site parking
  • 2,300 square foot ballroom
  • Business center with printing facilities
  • Massage treatments on offer


  • Slightly out-of-town location
  • Additional fee for breakfast
  • Fitness center is small 

Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Island Vista Resort is a 12-story property with a quiet beachfront location north of Myrtle Beach. While its location is away from the main action, there are a handful of casual dining options within a 10-minute walk. The 171 rooms and suites are spacious and come with kitchenettes, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel's main restaurant, Cypress Room, is open for breakfasts and dinners, though neither are included in room rates. There's also a more casual poolside Tiki Bar, open for lunches, dinners, and cocktails. The three pools (indoor and outdoor), lazy river, kids' pools, and hot tubs keep guests busy throughout the day. Additional features include a fitness center, massage services, and a ballroom. Travelers looking for a more central location can also consider Landmark Resort, which offers more water and dining facilities.

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Relaxed beachfront resort with secluded location

Island Vista Resort is a large, feature-packed resort with a secluded location along a quiet stretch of beach. The 12-story, family-run hotel has casual and homely interiors. The lobby features rich colors and dark lighting, with tiled floors, wooden wall coverings, wooden furniture, and antique furnished lounges. The main restaurant, Cypress Room, has a southern-style feel with light wooden furniture, white-clothed tables, and mood lighting. The Tiki Bar, on the other hand, is a more casual straw hut next to the outdoor pool with tiki-themed decor. The oceanfront pool areas are a highlight here, with the outdoor pool area featuring stunning beach views with ample space to relax on the sun loungers and day beds. The indoor pool area is calm and relaxing, with the chilled out Lazy River passing through. Overall, the atmosphere is relaxed with a fun vacation vibe during high season. Guests here are mostly leisure travelers, with groups and families particularly enjoying the larger suites.


Beachfront location is also close to several golf courses

Set on the outskirts of central Myrtle Beach, Island Vista Resort has a quiet beachfront location that's miles from other resorts on either side. While the location is away from all of the action of Myrtle Beach, there are a handful of casual restaurants, bars, and shops within a 10-minute walk from the property. Pine Lakes Country Club, a 27-hole golf course, is a four-minute drive from the hotel. Other nearby golf courses include Grande Dunes (eight-minute drive), Barefoot Resort and Golf (18-minute drive), and World Tour Golf Links (20-minute drive). It's a nine-minute drive to the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Popular shopping and dining areas, such as Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, and Barefoot Landing are all about 10 minutes away by car. Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a 15-minute drive away and Myrtle Beach State Park is a 25-minute drive away. It's a four-minute walk to the nearest bus stop and the Myrtle Beach International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.


Spacious and elegant rooms with kitchenettes and private balconies

The 171 guest rooms at Island Vista Resort are spacious and elegant. Decor includes beige carpeted floors, mustard-striped wallpapered walls, maroon patterned curtains, wooden furniture, brown leather sofas, and white linens. Room varieties include standard rooms as well as one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites. The suites feature separate bedrooms and living/dining areas, as well as larger, better equipped kitchenettes. Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, telephones, irons and ironing boards, safes, and free Wi-Fi. The kitchenettes in the suites also include ovens with burner tops, toasters, full refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, and utensils. Bathrooms include either shower/tub combos or walk-in showers and separate tubs. Hairdryers and Eco Botanics toiletries are provided. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom in the suites. All rooms and suites have small private balconies with rocking chairs and most have ocean views


Two restaurants, three swimming pools, lazy river, hot tubs, fitness center,  and a ballroom

Features focus on appealing to vacationers. The Cypress Room offers American Southern style cuisine for breakfast and dinner -- note that breakfasts are not included in room rates. Tiki Hut serves casual home-style dining for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Room service is available with a limited menu. 

There are two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor swimming pool, and an ancient ruins kids' area with a splash pool and lazy river. Both indoor and outdoor hot tubs are available. There are ample surrounding sun loungers and parasols in the outdoor pool area -- all facing the ocean. Kids' entertainment is available seasonally. The fitness center includes a small selection of Matrix and LifeFitness cardio and weight-training equipment, plus free towels. Massage treatments are on offer at the Cabana Massage tent on the lawn overlooking the beach. A 2,300 square foot ballroom is available for events, with the option for an events coordinator and catering. A business center with a single computer and printing facilities is available. On-site parking in a covered garage and Wi-Fi throughout the property are free.

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6000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina 29577-2361, United States


(888) 733-7581

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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