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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a motel room. It was a bit dated, but clean and quiet. Most of the activities we did were in the Alex Bay area, and the 20-minute drive back and forth can get to be a bit much, but for the reduced price of staying a bit outside of the main tourist trap, it was well worth... More 

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Watertown, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Fair Wind Motel and cottages is a peaceful hideaway, on Rte 12, but still “off the beaten path.” The rooms are simply decorated and clean. Our room contained a twin and a double bed, a chair, closet with an extra blanket, a dresser with mirror, a very small flat-screen TV, and a nightstand. Oh, yes… and a mini-fridge! Usually,... More 

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Troy, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I liked this motel/cottage. It is a little bit older but very clean, quiet, nice location, the bed was comfortable and the host was very professional and very nice. We would stay again. Close to town. Pleasant. Excellent price.

2 Thank RoadWarrior47
Rochester, New York, United States
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Previously stayed at Fairwinds and no issues - however can't say the same this trip. Upon arrival noticed the place is for sale and the grounds looked unkept upon pulling in front of the motel. We hesitantly checked in as had reservation and were given room 1. the bathroom is a relic; the mirror you can hardly see yourself in... More 

1 Thank Leanne L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you like peace and quiet and the St. Lawrence River, you will enjoy staying at the Fair Wind. It is old, but clean and comfortable and has all the necessities. Only two miles from Clayton Village and the price is very reasonable. We truly enjoyed our stay there.

1 Thank Robert M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

just got back from our stay there and all I can say is wonderfull..the view from the porch of the seaway was great..watching the freighter right off shore was rerally cool...the cottage itself was nice...and very clean...and for the price well equipped ...everything you need for that 1000 island getaway...

3 Thank Mark D
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed at this motel on our visit to Clayton. This is not a chain hotel. It seems to be run by a elderly lady who lives on the property. They have really nice cabins down by the water and the motel is by the road. The rooms in the motel are small and still have actual keys to the rooms.... More 

1 Thank LJ K
Webster, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have stayed in cottage 1 for many years(8or9) for the Boat Show and keep coming back. The view is the best you can and the cottage neat and clean. The owners and staff are more then accommodating and friendly. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quiet peaceful place to stay.

4 Thank Carol C
Kirkwood, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Sandy w
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Lindsay C
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Fair Wind Motel & Cottages

Address: 38201 NYS Rt. 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
Location: United States > New York > Clayton
Price Range: $50 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Fair Wind Hotel
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