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38267 Ny- 12E, Clayton, NY 13624
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Updated 19/05/20

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#1 of 9 hotels in Clayton
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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 2 bedrooms. All our units are immaculate and are maintained as new and include cable and WiFi. Our picturesque grounds include picnic facilities throughout, a screened gazebo with patio firepit featuring nightly camp fire . We also have horseshoe and bocce.. Our large 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 fishing at our protected dockage for 16 boats.
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Heated pool
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Mkgreene wrote a review 21 Sep
Bay City, Michigan12 contributions1 helpful vote
Great owners and convenient location. Right on the water with a bonfire every night. Our cabin was small but we did just fine. No hotel services like hair dryer or shampoo etc but we managed. Coffee was available 24 hours. Our room had a microwave and a little table and that was helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JEROME R wrote a review Jun 2021
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It was the first time we ever stayed at the West Winds. It was highly recommended by the owners of the campground we stay at. The room we stayed in when we first arrived was a room with 2 queen beds. It was immaculate and very comfortable. We had reserved a cottage for the rest of our trip and that too was immaculate and spacious. The kitchenette was perfect for what we needed and everything except your food and paper goods was supplied. The bed was very comfortable and the enclosed porch was perfect for enjoying the beautiful view. Jolene is awesome and was very accommodating. If you needed anything, she made sure you had it. Her son gave us great advice on what type of fishing lure to try. The motel and cottage grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Jolene and her family are great. We have recommended the West Winds to several people. Hopefully we will get the chance to stay there again this year. and in the coming years
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Jolene Hurley, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Thank you for the kind word and are so glad you enjoyed your stay.... hope to see you again in 2022
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Charlene N wrote a review Aug 2022
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The West Winds Motel and Cottages is a must stay if you're headed to the Thousand Islands. Super friendly and efficient staff. Jolene, the owner and her husband do a great job in making sure everyone is happy. Campfires in the evening, heated swimming pool, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The grounds are well kept. You can sit and relax in chairs overlooking the River. The motel has a courtesy room with a Keurig coffee maker with decaf pods. Pleasant surprise and much appreciated! We will definitely be returning! Thank you for making my Birthday that much special!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil S wrote a review Aug 2022
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We have been vacationing at West Winds annually for over 20 years now. It is a multi family vacation and we have never been disappointed. The accomodations are all in excellent condition and the service is second not none. Jolene and Dean go out of their way to make our stay perfect. We can't imagine staying anywhere else in the 1000 Islands region.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the very kind review! Your family vacationing with us is one of the highlights of our summer.
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Harvey M wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was our second visit to Westwinds - we had booked Cottage 18 - great views, comfortable and very clean. Had everything we needed and truly enjoyed our week there. Love talking with other guests- all are repeat guests-that is how special this place is. The town of Clayton certainly adds to making this area a great vacation spot, especially if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing spot.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jolene Hurley, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 27 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the very kind review. We truly take pride in our property and want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable. We look forward to having you back!
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lfili2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
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This place is an absolute hidden gem. It's not only the cleanest motel I've stayed at but has a beautiful layout and is a perfect country escape! Rooms are pristine with modern amenities: cable TV and wifi. Outdoor amenities include a poll, community fire pit and grill area and boat slips!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 1 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review!! We are happy you loved your stay at West Winds Motel & Cottages! Please come visit us again!!! :)
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Joseph M wrote a review Jun 2022
Albany, New York25 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed at the West Winds Motel for two days this week and loved it ! Beautiful setting on the St Lawrence River where people could enjoy the sunsets and passing cargo ships near the water. The rooms were comfortable and a pleasant breeze in the evening allowed for great sleeping this week. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They also have a nice pool and in the evening there was fire in the fire pit were people hung out and chatted. A short car ride and your in Clayton. Great location too. Overall a very wonderful experience at West Winds Motel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you, Joseph for the kind review. We are so happy you had such an enjoyable stay here at West Winds. Please come back anytime to visit!
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nancy c wrote a review Jun 2022
South Byron, New York28 contributions13 helpful votes
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Stayed for Memorial Day week with my fur babies. I originally booked the Lower Riverfront Cottage which is beyond awesome views of the river and a beautiful cottage as well but the stairs proved more than I was able to do; not to mention one of my dogs in elderly and frail and needed to be carried both up and down the stairs. If youre looking to basically hang out at the cottage and enjoy the views its beautiful. My second day there I knew the stairs were just to much for me and my knee was getting swollen and painful as I have previous injury so I spoke to Jolene and she couldn't of been more understanding and seeing how it was a full house that Sunday she offered to change me asap the next day to a cottage without all those stairs to navigate. True to her word she put me in cottage #17 on Monday and I loved it!!!! I have previously stayed in motel and fishermans cottage and #20 as well as upper riverfront but I would not hesitate to stay in 17 again it offered a kitchette nice bathroom and sitting areas in both front porch with view of river and room itself. It offered a private outside patio area with view of river. My only issue was just I was unaware that most common areas of property allow smoking and I have bad asthma ; Again Jolene did ask the guests who did smoke near the lower riverfront sitting area to be mindful of me with my asthma. I feel Jolene definately cares and wants her guests to have a good stay. Also, immpecable housekeeping. Kim thank you for the doggy bag when i had checked out and Bella did her business and I didn't have any poopy bags in hand as was all packed in car not thinking.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Ashley Y wrote a review Jun 2022
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West Winds staff and owners go above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable. The rooms are always clean and staff will come around to change towels during your stay. The grounds are beautiful- river views, pool and community camp fire! It's a great place to meet other guests. It makes for a wonderful river evening! Jolene and her family truly want to know their guests and will take their time to talk. The location is great being close to Clayton. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the very kind review. We truly take pride in our property and want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable. We look forward to having you back!
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zjm23 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Extremely friendly, clean, convenient. One of the nicest owners I've ever dealt with in 1000 Islands area. Small wish, but I know it would be nearly impossible b/c of the landscape, but I wish there was an onsite boat launch.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from WestWinds Cottages, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Thank you for the kind review! We too wish we could do a launch, that darn hill! :)
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$83 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Winds Motel & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Antique Boat Museum (3.2 km), 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese (3.3 km), and Rock Island Lighthouse State Park (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koffee Kove Restaurant, Clipper Inn, and Bella's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to West Winds Motel & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gananoque Clock Tower (11.8 km) and Gananoque Town Hall (12.0 km).
Does West Winds Motel & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.