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407 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Island Winds West complex was great. Great location, great pool and beach access. The staff were all very nice and helpful. However the condo (#870) was not so great. The condo had many broken items such as master bedroom toilet, toilet paper holder, paper towel holder, towel racks, tile on kitchen counter, closet doors and flooring in master bedroom moved... More

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Newhope, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and price. Check in was simple, but would have been nice if staff would have offered some advice for first time visitors. The condo itself was ok, the floors needed to be mopped, the beds where hard, one of the toilets hardly would flush and the balcony had peeling paint. One of our keys did not work took... More

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Island Winds West two times now and can't wait for the third! We stayed in 674 and everything was great! The beach was great and we rented chairs on the beach at a lower weekly rate, caught fish and crabs, picked up shells and found sand dollars and starfish. We love this area and have really... More

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Kansas city
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in 375. Place is very family oriented. We enjoyed our stay with the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Easy access to the beach and nice pool for the kids. We were told by some people that we need to try to stay at the Phoenix next time. The unit needs some minor repairs but overall it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“Probably would not stay there again” 3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in July 2014 I posted this review a couple of weeks ago and the review was in reference to Island Winds West and East even though we stayed in the West building of the complex. The management of East apparently was upset with... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location for all things in Gulf Shores. quick walk to The Hangout / Shops and Restaurants The beach is beautiful and well maintained The only negative is the building and unit is a little old but clean and well maintained Great family vacation spot. building manager Brett/Robinson vacations was on premise 24 hours a day and very efficient check... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have vacationed at this building for years. The location is excellent & within comfortable walking distance for most places. Right on the beautiful beach so the view is always fabulous! The unit we stayed in this time was clean, updated, & comfortable. The building is pretty "soundproof" so even when full you don't have lots of noise, which we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed in condo 279. It's right above the pool. The pool closes at 11 pm but they don't enforce it so you are bothered into the wee hours of the morning by screaming and laughing people. The bathtub drains so slowly that you're standing in dirty water while you try to clean yourself. It is located well and the... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I usually stay at Phoenix V-X but wanted to stay within walking distance to the Hangout to watch Jaimie Bergeron and the Kickin Cajuns. Island Winds is a bit dated and could use some sprucing up but it was clean and comfortable and the price was fantastic. I will also add that the front desk staff was very, very friendly.

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Dubach, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Don't stay here in May unless you have a high tolerance for the sound of heavy machinery and the pleasant "beep beep beep" of heavy machinery backing up. No matter when you book in May you will not escape the festival that occurs in May. Last year we dealt with it, so this year we booked three weeks ahead of... More

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Address: 407 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Also Known As:
Island Winds West Hotel Gulf Shores

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Located in beautiful downtown Gulf Shores, approx 2 blocks to the West of Hwy 59. Gulf front property in walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. ... more   less 
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