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Fair Wind Motel & Cottages

38201 NYS Rt. 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Clayton
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kirkwood, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay there. Room was comfortable and had everthing there we needed. Stayed there for a wedding in August in Alex Bay. Price was right and the view was beautiful and restful from the motel. Other customers were also very friendly. Would like to try their cottages next time because I think the view would be better, plus... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was in Clayton for a wedding and last minute was able to stay at a private residence. I had booked the hotel months in advance. With the chaos of my personal life, it slipped that I had to cancel the reservation. The Fair Wind called me and understood the situation and offered refunded my credit card when they did... More

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New Paltz, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is definitely a throwback to the motels of the '50's and '60's. Our rooms and bath were small and simply furnished, but very clean, with coffeemaker, microwave, mini-fridge, and ice available. Guests can enjoy a large, tree-shaded yard with grills, picnic table, and a hilltop gazebo overlooking the St. Lawrence. The heated swimming pool was clear and a perfect... More

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Rochester, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My room (11) was covered in Pincher bugs (earwings). I checked in and out on the same day. Made a 3 hour trip home at 10pm because it was unsafe for my young children to sleep in these conditions. When office was contacted, they refused any kind of credit. Unacceptable!

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RobertAvery123, Owner at Fair Wind Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

This review is totally untrue. When Christina S complained of bugs and requested a refund we checked the room and found no bugs and therefore refused the refund. No one staying in that room before or since has complained of bugs. I believe she was trying to get a free nights stay when that did not work she wrote a... More

Rochester, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Recently stayed here and rented one of the smaller cabins = price is excellent for the view - We found the cabin to be clean enough - brand new micro, fridge, and coffee maker. Bathroom was decent - my only complaints are the AC was not working the best however the owners did check each day with me to see... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed in a cottage at The Fair Wind, the end of August beginning of September this year, for eight days. Our cottage was overlooking the St. Lawrence & it was a spectacular sight, especially while having coffee on the screened-in porch every morning. The cottage was very clean & cozy with a small couch & two chairs & also... More

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Lindsay, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Stayed two days in the Motel while on a shopping trip to Watertown. Older Motel with clean rooms and very relaxing. We stayed during a heat wave and the A/C worked hard to keep the room cool, but we would stay here again. Very quiet unlike chain hotels where all you here are doors banging shut and people talking all... More

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Lockport, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Cute Cottage Motel on the River with dockspace! Clean and quaint, rustic atmosphere that accommodates a location all about the outdoors! Good place to spend the night and venture to the small villages that make up the 1000 islands. 2 minutes from downtown Clayton, 15 minutes from Alexandria Bay, and 25 minutes from Watertown. Minutes from Cape Vincent and Sackets... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed at the Fair Wind for 5 days. The first day we stayed in a motel room, and the next four days we stayed in the trailer. It was an amazing time. We had a bonfire every single night and my daughter and I went fishing on the dock quite a bit. We both were taking in huge perch... More

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Johnson City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We rented one of the six two-bedroom cottages for a week, as we did two years ago. The cottages are older and on the rustic side, very typical of many other places in the area. Everything is clean and just right for our needs. The owners are very nice and accomodating in every way. We appreciate their "pet-friendly" policy, which... More

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Fair Wind Hotel
Address: 38201 NYS Rt. 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
Location: United States > New York > Clayton
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Clayton
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