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West Winds Motel & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Ingersoll
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4 reviews
“great great motel to stay”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I most certainly enjoyed my stay on two different nights over a one week period. Everything top notch from the very welcoming check in to the advice on restaurants to a great night's sleep.
Although I wasn't able to get a single unit because of my late request I was very surprised at the very large size of the two bed rooms. The rooms were spotless, neat and warm.
Everything was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this motel to anyone else and look forward to my next stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Our family has been vacationing at West Winds for more than 20 years. We started going when our sons were younger and now we are joined by them and their families each year. We have stayed in the motel as well as several of the cottages. The accommodations have always been wonderful - clean, nicely furnished and comfortable. The docks provide a protected and safe place for boats. The grounds are meticulously kept with many sitting areas - some overlooking a beautiful view of the river and sunsets. The pool and nightly campfires add to the activities available at West Winds. Each year improvements are made to the grounds, cottages or motel.
While all of this makes West Winds a very special place, it is Sherry, Harv and their entire staff that will be sure that you have a wonderful vacation. They work hard to meet the needs of their guests. We are very happy to be part of the "West Wind Family" and wouldn't think of vacationing anywhere else in the Thousand Islands.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Diane H
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Bolton Landing, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Clayton’s tradition of charm and hospitality began more than a century ago when the 1000 Islands Region was the playground of the nation’s most powerful. Now that tradition is embraced by a new generation of inn-keepers.
West Winds Motel and Cottages is a charming facility of a former era with clean, comfy, attractive air-conditioned motel rooms and the friendliest proprietors around. Owned by a husband and wife who do everything from make the coffee to clean the rooms, Harv and Sherry Hurley go out of their way to make sure your stay at West Winds is pleasurable.
Large, fully-furnished cottages line the driveway which leads to the St. Lawrence River and West Winds dock complex creating an intimate atmosphere on a 5-acre waterfront setting. Bring your boat, if you have one, and tie it up to one of West Winds seawall protected docks.
Low rates include free HBO, Wi-Fi and a heated pool … all less than 2 miles from downtown Clayton and the Antique Boat Museum. There are grills, picnic tables, volleyball, horseshoes and Bocce Ball courts and a nightly campfire by the gazebo.
Many of these “Mom and Pop” motels have not only hung on, they have thrived. West Winds is no exception. Harv and Sherry go the "extra mile" with great service, perfect location, friendliness and amenities you won’t find in higher end hotels at twice the price
The place you stay has everything to do with the people who run it and who has more incentive to have a nice place than a family who depends on good reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations.
West Winds is a wonderful, clean, comfortable and pet-friendly place with lots to offer. Ask Sherry to tell you about her son and daughter-in-law…both are NASA astronauts. I give West Winds a “two thumbs up”…I’m certain you will as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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4 Thank Buzz L
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

We found the West Winds about 5 years ago and have been making it our place to stay when visiting the TI. we have been travelling to the area foralmost 30 years and love the West Winds and Clayton,NY.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Marks1Babe
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Utica, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Debbie12Utica_NY
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank C K
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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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