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West Winds Motel & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Utica, NY
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Just Wonderful!”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Last year my daughter and myself spent a long weekend at the motel, and we were so impressed with the place that we returned and rented a cottage, #19, for the week. I think it was one of our best vacations. The cottage was spacious and very clean and well supplied with everything you would need! The pool was well maintained, and as two traveling females safety is an issue and we loved the environment. As the owners stay on the premises, the place was always under supervision. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Perfect place to stay for a wonderful 1000 Island vacation!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our family has enjoyed the hospitality at West Winds cottages in Clayton for 15 years. Our oldest was two and we were expecting our second daughter when we first visited West Winds - it has been a family tradition ever since! The owners take the time to write us (addressing each member of our family) each Spring to let us know about the newest features for our upcoming family vacation! The personal touches they take the time to do is so refreshing and so welcoming!

Their cottages are always fresh and clean and the grounds are always well maintained with activities for the entire family. If we need anything, the owners and staff do not hesitate to make local recommendations.

The daily river views and incredible sunsets at West Winds are absolutely breathtaking. We cannot forget to mention that the fishing is incredible. The nightly bonfires are fun for all and a great way to mingle with other visiting families. Fifteen years ago we met a couple from Long Island and a family from Lockport NY and we have planned our vacations together every year. My daughters have already told us they will continue the family tradition and always return to West Winds!

Thank you Sherry and Harv and the staff at West Winds for always making our family vacations so memorable and fun! You've thought of everything!

Our best to you always,
The House of Krause

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kingston, Canada
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83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We were greeted immediately upon arrival by Don, who lives on the property and said he was available any time if we needed anything. He checked us in right away to our motel unit #9 which was immaculate, clean and modern. The motel is at the top of the hill so he suggested we drive down to the water. There is a lovely new gazebo overlooking the river and we spent several hours doing just that. At dusk Don put a fire on in the firepit in front of our unit and we sat outside.
We met people who have been coming here for 17 years, every year and we could see why. It is a family owned property that caters to the guests. We would return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hopewell, New Jersey
1 review
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

My husband and I have been vacationing at West Winds for over 25 years. Our children have enjoyed vacationing there so much that now we are coming with our grandchildren as well. We have stayed in many of the motel rooms, several of the cabins and the caretakers cottage and have found them all to be very clean, neat and very comfortable. We are boaters and fisherman and West Winds is perfect for that. Their docking facilities are great. You don't have to worry about your boat getting battered because the docks are protected and your equipment is safe. The pool is great, as well. Our grandchildren have made many friends at the pool and camp fire. Over the years we have met many families and look forward to our yearly visits with them. Harv, Sherry and the West Winds staff are all hard workers. They take pride in their yearly improvements, additions, remodels and renovations and care about all of their guests. They do their best to make everyone's stay the best possible experience. We are looking forward to next year already. Thanks Harv and Sherry for all of the good times. Mame and Tom

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

was surprised to see avoid room #3. My wife and I spent a week in that room two summers in a row with no problem. I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back and don't sleep well in motel beds. We found that one comfortable. Again we had a terrific stay, and are returning next July. Only down part of our stay was watching Mo blow a save to the Orioles.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Holiday, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

My wife and I have spent over 25 years boating on the St. Lawrence and lived in the village of Clayton for 2 years before moving away and selling our cruiser. We elected to visit Clayton and stay at the West Winds Motel and Cottages for a week as we have stayed at this property in the past for shorter time periods. The week long stay at the "middle" floor of the 3 story river cottage was wonderful. Great view of the river, quiet evenings, swimming at the pool and talking with other visiters around the "fire pit" at night, just contributed to our relaxing visit to Clayton and the St. Lawrence River. The "middle" floor of the river cottage is spacious, clean, well appointed, and the walk up and down the stairs gave us our daily workout. Great sunset views from the docks at the property water edge. We enjoyed the stay so much we are booking the same room for a week next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

My wife and I just returned from our sixth year of week long vacations in the cottages and have had wonderfully relaxed stays each time. Quiet, great clientele, people are friendly, clean. We enjoy the beautiful view of the river, swimming in the pool in the afternoon and the overall relaxing atmosphere. We couldn't recommend it more highly and have already reserved our cabin for next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 2 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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