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West Winds Motel & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, New York
2 reviews
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“real relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Been going to the 1000 islands for years. First time we had a motel room where we didn't
hear the neighbors on either side. The owners are terrific and the help treat you like family.
Every one seemed to go out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Pool water was just the right temperature. Will return next year for another 5 night stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank jims192
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

As per other reviews on tripadvisor we made a reservation at West Winds. The lady on the phone was very very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and immaculate. Just about anything you'd want in an overnight or weekly stay is right at your fingertips. Got tips on a great dinner at the Sand Bar and breakfast. River view was wonderful; got some great sunset pictures. Wish we could stayed longer but I'm sure we'll go back!

Room Tip: They offer motel rooms as well as cabins and camper spaces but our motel room was right next to the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank edskip711
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Youngwood, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

my family thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere & hospitality! wonderful owners sherry & harvey! 10

Room Tip: sunrises & sunsets here are spectacular ! wake up early or campfire late. pool was fantastic ! i...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank eric r
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Park City, Utah
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

This is one of those places you feel is a "special find". If searching for a motel or cottage on the Saint Lawerence river in the area, this is the place! The owner takes care of the property, and you! We stayed in a simple, clean and large motel room. The obvious in the area is all about the river, with access/views, which you have here! In addition, you have dockage. We setup our chairs on the waterfront dock and relaxed, with cold beverages for hours sunning and watching the birds, minks and river ship/pleasure boat traffic. This property is orientated NW, the sunsets at the water are not to be missed. The property offers a variety of lodging, from motel type rooms to cottages on the water. I will pursue the cottage on the water on the next visit. There is a fine heated pool, screened gazebo, grills galore (bring your steaks for grilling!), firepit for socializing, with new outdoor furniture, and yes, Wifi. These owners "get it" and are providing nice amenties, for a very good value. The owners and the staff will take care of you. BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE MAKER for a motel room, OR YOUR OWN COFFEE for the public use coffee maker! This is not the Marriott or Hampton, but it is CLEAN, NICE and ON THE RIVER!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank MountainJitney
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Dushore, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I am sitting here watching the sunset at the Westwinds in Clayton. This time I am staying in one of the river front cottages. I highly recommend the Westwinds. Harv and Sherry, the owners, are wonderful people. They make you feel very welcome. The cottages and hotel are very clean and organized. The grounds are very well kept. The staff is also very nice and accomadating. This is why I am here for the third time this summer.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Brosh11
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Upstate NY
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143 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We just returned from our fourth stay in a cottage at West Winds and it did not disappoint. Harv and Sherry clearly value their guests' experience and each year make improvements and upgrades to the property. This year they've done extensive work on the trees near the bank giving a grander view of the river.

Our cottage was spotless, the pool was crystal clear, and the staff was quick to respond to questions or requests.

We especially appreciate the dock - even when a storm blows in, the boats are fairly well protected by the design of the slots and formidable breakwall. Gives peace of mind to boat owners.

Our only suggestion for improvement is in the pool area. This space is in full sun for most of the day. We would love it if they would add some shade to the area (umbrellas, screens, etc) for those who want to be near the pool without baking in the sun.

Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bookworm426
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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I have been renting a cottage on the water at West Winds for seventeen years. The cottage is simple but well maintained and clean; the owners are on site and delightful; and the dockage is sheltered and in excellent condition as is the entire property. The views of the boat traffic and sunsets over Grindstone Island across the American channel are trulyspectacular. For childreny, there is a nice pool, horseshoes and a fire pit each evening by the motel with a screened gazebo. A very nice place for a family vacation on the mighty St. Lawrence.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Nancy J
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Additional Information about West Winds Motel & Cottages

Property: West Winds Motel & Cottages
Address: 38267 NYS Route 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
Region: United States > New York > Clayton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax on our spacious 5 acre grounds in one of the most secnic areas on the the St Lawrence river. Our accomodations include 6 large 2-queen bed motel rooms, 6 deluxe 1-queen bed motel rooms, and 14 modern fully furnished housekeeping cottages ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms. All our units are immaculate and are maintained as new and include cable/HBO and WiFi. Our picturesque grounds include picnic facilities throughout, a screened gazebo with patio firepit featuring nightly campfires, and regulation horseshoe, bocce, volley ball, and badminton courts. Our olympic sized pool is heated for your comfort. West Winds waterfront features an observation deck to view the breathtaking scenery, ships from all parts of the world and our gorgeous sunsets. Also, we have a 150' fishing pier and protected dockage for 16 boats. ... more   less 
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