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“Amazing views, Clean, comfortable, pleasant”
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Windward Shores
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing views, Clean, comfortable, pleasant”
Reviewed 26 April 2010

This was our first stay in the Montauk area. We were really lucky to find Windward Shores. We stayed in an oceanfront 2BR condo. It was very clean and well equipped. The small, updated kitchen had everything but food. The beds/pillows/blankets were in good condition and very clean. The bathrooms and living room furniture were good enough, plenty of towels and supplies. The patio had standard furniture including an umbrella table. Was the decor my taste? Who cares? It was clean, fresh and comfortable. The staff was very nice. The beachfront setting is lovely and just steps to a beautiful beach. We were there during off season and it was very quiet and private. I think we have found our place for any future visits - no need to look further. Special thanks to Renee in the office who was very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2010

I've been going out to Montauk (only during Jan/Feb) and staying at Windward Shores for several years now. Here are my pros and cons.

Pros:
affordable (some of the best rates for what you get), fully equiped kitchen, decent size bathtub, lovely views, on the beach, overall quiet location, extremely friendly and helpful staff

Cons:
Our room ran out of hot water after my partner took a bath. We had to wait until the next morning for hot water. This was totally unacceptable.

We stayed in a 1st level studio. On our first night we had people staying in the room above us. They were extremely loud and stomped all over the place. I would hate to imagine how loud it gets during the summer when the place is actually full.

The beds need to be upgraded as they are now old and uncomfortable. In fact, the overall decor should be upgraded. Our room had a broken painting in the closet. It's small details like this that cheapen a place.

Lastly, I think a fully equipped kitchen should have such basics as salt, pepper, sugar, and olive oil.

Final thoughts:
I still love staying at Windward Shores and definately would recommend it to people. It is a great romantic getaway and I'm sure it's fun for the family/friends in summer. However, it definately needs some sprucing up as it is starting to look and feel a little 'cheap'.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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NAPLES
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2009

The room was on the second level with a beautiful view of the beach, The ladies at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. room was ok with a spiral staircase to the loft level with twin beds and full bath lower level a pull pou coach and queen size bed with another full bath, Kitchen was fully equipped.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2009

My husband and I, born and raised in NYC, now living in Westchester County, NY, have been coming to Montauk/Amagansett almost every year for 25 years and have stayed in many palces in the area, including private (small) home rentals, Hartmann's, Beachcomber, Hermitage, Surf Club and now Windward Shores. Windward Shores would be the last one we would recommend.
Let me start out by saying that except for a new coat of paint now and then, most of the places in this area, have not upgraded furnishings, appliances or fixtures. Sure, the landscaping is pretty and lush at most places but once you step inside these units, most people would be disappointed with the stale, pale couches, horrible wallpaper meant to look like a faux paint job, terrible water pressure in the showers, no hot water after the second shower (there are 4 of us), noisy, old window a/c units and in the unit at Windward Shores, the 2 foot wide spiral staircases leading up to the 2nd bedroom loft and bath....well try carrying suitcases up there...you'll need lessons from the flying Wallenda's first. Dressers are practically non-existent here. The one in the master bedroom was slightly bigger than a nightstand...you'll have to make do with a few shelves in the closet. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath pool view was renting for $4900.00 per week and without even negotiating, we got it for $3000.00 for the second week in August.
The best part about Windward was its' location on the beach... avery quiet stretch of sand. The busiest day of our stay saw perhaps 15-20 people on the beach. The hotels on either side were far enough away that you could barely see anyone as far as the eye could see.
The pool was deserted that week and except for a rowdy party in the next unit on our first night (management was reluctant to confront the noisy occupants of that unit...we were told they were the owners and if we wanted peace and quiet then we'd have to talk to the onsite superintendent...thanks a lot), the resort seemed to be very empty, generally.
For what the resorts charge in Montauk and Amagansett, I would expect 100% luxury, nothing less.
On a vacation to Kauai 2 years ago we rented a 2 bed, 3 bath w/a w/d, oceanfront, with commercial grade appliances and beautiful furnishings, in a condo resort, for about half the price.
Montauk and Amagansett and Dune Resorts (hellooooo...please take note) need to upgrade their resorts or cut their prices in half in order to match up the fee with the quality of the resort.
Of all the resorts in the area we have stayed at, we like Surf Club the best, though they too, have lagged behind in terms of upgrades. They all need to ditch the cream colored formica and white appliances and window a/c units and step into the 21st century. I expect a heck of a lot more for more than $700/night.
No wonder people are ditching the Hamptons and going to the Caribbean and Hawaii...even w/ airfare it's a lot cheaper that driving 120 miles to Montauk.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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windwardmanager, Manager at Windward Shores, responded to this review, 2 October 2009
In response to your negative comment, may we have a word? Had we known during your 7 night stay that you were not satisfied with your accommodations we would have reached out to do our best to please you. We can not help if we do not know.
As a co-op these units are individually owned and some owners prefer to keep their units in its almost original state (all units have been upgraded through the years), other unit owners have had total renovations. Personal preference concerning homeowner’s tastes is always a very sensitive matter.
As you know our units are very clean and fully stocked from dishes to paper towels, etc.
The response about noise was taken out of context; when you told us the next day about the noise we explained that we have an on site superintendent 24/7 that would of rectified the problem, since our office closed at 11PM.
Windward Shores prides itself on tranquility, lush grounds, pristine pool and long quiet beach. Our resort was 100% occupied at the time of your stay, that’s the beauty.
Our email to you on Sept. 19 was ignored; we offered you a discount on a future stay so that we can try to satisfy you. You also should have no complaints about the cost of your stay in August.
Dune Management (managing agent) appreciate ALL comments and try’s there best to change or fix these or any matters concerning our properties in Amagansett and Montauk

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

Pleasantly surprised as the room was better than we were expecting. The pool area is clean, large and well maintained. The beach is beautiful. Plenty of beach/pool chairs and umbrellas.

The only negative is that there were a lot of bugs - gnats, green flys, etc - even in the room. It may just be that time of year.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank Happytravelinfamily
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huntington station, ny
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

Since the time i placed the call to make the reservation, I knew that this was the place for me. The reservationist took her time, was very accomodating for information about restaurants and
things to do in the area.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2008

Very clean, spacious room, great beach, great pool.
they only had vacancy for one night, so staff gave me a list of other nearby properties that had vacancies.
Staff was very helpful and nice.
We would definetly go back to the Windward Shores.

  • Liked — Great location, Great beach, clean spacious room
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Windward Shores
Address: 2062 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930-2019
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Amagansett
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Amagansett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Windward Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Windward Shores Ocean Resort is a year-round exclusive luxury resort located on the pristine ocean beaches of Napeague in Amagansett. Windward Shores offers luxurious studios and two bedroom duplex suites offering fully equipped kitchens,living and dining areas and private decks for sunbathing or entertaining. ... more   less 
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