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Island Winds West

407 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas city
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

“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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
1 review
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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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My family has stayed at Island Winds West for over 20 years. We have always had very nice accommodations (Especially Unit 873) and have always enjoyed a very nice relaxing beach vacation. My children now take their children down there. This complex has become our "Beach Place". Would not stay anywhere else, and I have seen several other condos on... More

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Voorheesville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

First time at Island Winds West. Stayed in Unit 672 with another couple. Great location & easy to find. Nice balcony with privacy, great for suntanning. Beautiful full view of the ocean/beach from the balcony! Great beach access. Unit had all the comforts of home, nicely decorated, neat & clean. Fully stocked kitchen, newly updated with new cabinetry, counters, and... More

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St. Louis
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have rented with Brett Robinson every trip we have taken to Gulf Shores. The unit was clean, comfortable and exactly what we wanted. Island Winds West is located at a great spot with easy access to the beach and other amenities. We love being able to walk to local eateries and shopping.

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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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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