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West Winds Motel & Cottages

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38267 NYS Route 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Keith greeted us upon arrival - check in was personable and quick! We stayed in Room 8 of the motel unit. The room was good size for our group of three. The room was clean and quiet and our basic needs were met (one needs to take their own toiletries and hair dryer!). The beds were comfortable enough. A hospitality... More 

1 Thank Carol W
Saint James, New York
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73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice location with a great view of the bay. The room was clean but very small. I think the cottages would be the way to go. Too many people smoking outside of the rooms and we couldn't enjoy our small patio and picnic table. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful.

Thank Meg S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We save all year for our week at Clayton and even though we've checked out other places no rental cabins are as well maintained or appointed. Can't imagine staying anywhere else. Harvey, Sherry, Dean and Joleen are the best hosts , ever. Love it.

Thank Dave D
Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to have an anniversary/getaway and decided to go up to Clayton, New York up on the St. Lawrence River. We actually found West Winds online and talk about lucky. Very clean, reasonable rates, great staff and had everything we were looking for especially the awesome sunsets. We felt like part of the family and look... More 

Thank coachjake
Upstate NY
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145 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from another week in a West Winds' cottage. I was interested to see what this year's stay would be like since there are a few changes afoot. We knew the owners were trying to step back a bit from the day-top-day responsibilities of running a top-notch, service-oriented business. This year, Sherry and Harv were there for our first... More 

Thank Bookworm426
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. The owners could not be nicer. They bend over backwards to make sure your stay is pleasurable. Rooms and cottages are well maintained and CLEAN. A wonderful place to visit and stay. Can't wait to return.

Thank Eileen M
Plantagenet, Canada
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is our 3rd time staying at the West Winds Motel. Owners are so very nice that we even bought them a nice bottle of wine. The rooms are very very clean & spacious. We were suppose to be in room 11 but she offered us room 8 which was bigger so we already reserved for next year in room... More 

Thank Joanne M
Elmira, New York
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47 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Stayed a week in one of the cottages. The carpeting and furniture were pretty worn and the cabin was drafty. Obvious that parts of the cabin hadn't been cleaned well or upgraded in quite a while. The view was fabulous but you had to walk down a steep flight of stairs to get to the water. Would not stay there... More 

Thank Charles M
WestWinds C, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

You did not stay at WEST WINDS as your review does not describe WEST WINDS at all. We do not have a steep flight of stairs to get to the River. And all of our cottages are modern, are manintained in "as new" condition , are certainly not drafty and our housekeeping is characteristically immaculate. We believe you stayed at... More 

Falls, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This summer will be our 6th year staying here. Our 25h anniversary we decided where will be vacation to celebrate! After considering elsewhere to go it became apparent we love our stay at the thousand islands and more importantly where to stay! The location is bar none, the grounds amazing, the staff impeccable, where we stay is beyond clean and... More 

Thank angelwait
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wow! What a gem! Most importantly, the pictures simply do not do justice to the surrounding beauty and delightful setting at Westwinds. My husband and I stayed in the River Cottage. It couldn't have been better and we're already looking at next summer's calendar! Mentioning my husband didn't even turn on the TV until we were packing up on our... More 

1 Thank nancy s
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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 3 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 

Additional Information about West Winds Motel & Cottages

Address: 38267 NYS Route 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
Location: United States > New York > Clayton
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
West Winds Motel And Cottages
West Winds Motel & Cottages Hotel Clayton
Westwinds Hotel Clayton
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