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Section, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was pretty nice, it was clean! Buti have a few complaint mattress on the bed was HORRIBLE!!! you could feel the springs on it! Also the water did not stay hot! They need to do some fixing before I stay here again!!

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Wyoming, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived the air conditioner didn't work. Spent all day Saturday sitting in room while repairman replaced air condtioner. Tuesday cable box failed. I called office and reported it. No one ever came. Took box out of bedroom and put it in living room.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our own bikes and used the nature trails. That was beautiful. Beaches were clean, very family oriented. It was our 5th trip to gulf shores, we'll be back again!! Well worth the drive from Michigan.

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brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your 5th Gulf Shores trip! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. The nature trails are great places to spend time at and we are happy to know you were able to enjoy those while here. We hope to welcome you in from Michigan again in the...

Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have vacationed in the orange beach/gulf shores area for the past 10 years. This unit was listed as premium and was far from that. While the unit had new basic appliances and was fairly clean, the floors were sticky throughout. The unit desperately needs new paint and a cosmetic upgrade. The bathrooms were clean but the fixtures were showing...

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Marshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week at IWW-371. Two adults, two teenagers. Great location, condo decorated nicely. We enjoyed our stay & are thankful to the owners for providing such a nice place. The only "wish" we had was a hot tub. Would have been a nice addition to the pool area/building & something we utilized at other condos in the past.

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brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your spring break with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review and we certainly appreciate the suggestion. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay! Condo was clean and nicely decorated,view of beach and gulf from balcony. Great location, within walking distance to all our favorite restaurants. Plenty of parking, bonus to have luggage carts for loading and loading. Will definitely book this condo for our next visit to Gulf Shores

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brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! It's such a pleasure to know you enjoyed your time with us. We are pleased that the condo, decor, and location were all to your liking. We thank you for your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Malta, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful time only one week of noisy upstairs upstairs (872) I agree with others that there should be a restroom for tenants downstairs somewhere for emergencies such as children & diarerra., Loved the way the city of Gulf Shores handled the underage drinking problem this year. We can't wait to see the new park area next to our condos next...

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brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the amazing review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank your for your feedback and honesty. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Fairhope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to have a vacation. We stayed for spring break. The room was great had all the amenities needed. Nice clean pool. Plenty of parking. Easy access to carts for loading and unloading. Great location for night life.

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brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your amazing 5 star review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your Spring Break here with us! We are glad the amenities, pool, and location were to your liking. Thank you for your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit!

Harvest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No problems. Accommodations were adequate in all respects but not extravagant, View of beach and gulf was good. New regulations by the city made the beaches and nights extremely quiet. Parking was convenient and luggage carts always available. .

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Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit!

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Condo was advertised as accommodating 4 people. The sleeper sofa was so worn out that when we moved in our seats, the sofa "boinged" with this metal spring sound. The bedroom is not really a separate room with a door, so the place wouldn't work for 2 couples, even if the sofa is replaced. The toilet ran continuously refilling every...

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JanetBrettRobinson, Guest Relations Manager at Island Winds West, responded to this review

suzannegoodman: It am sorry to read that the condo did not meet your expectations. Most of the 1 bedrooms here are separated from the kitchen/ living room but do not have a actual door. I have forwarded your comments so the Property Manager can re-evaluate the condo and speak with the owner, if necessary. I am happy to read that,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island Winds West in Gulf Shores is especially great for families and sleeps up to 8 in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit. It's the perfect headquarters for enjoying all the fun Gulf Shores has to offer. There's fishing from Gulf State Park Pier, or charter a boat in nearby Orange Beach and take to the Gulf for the afternoon to see what you can catch. We have putt-putt and amusement parks, and a great number of golf courses of varying difficulty right near our Gulf Shores condos. In addition to the variety of non-beach related activities we have, we also tons of water activities on top of good ol' sunbathing and swimming. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer jet ski rental, parasailing, kite surfing, boat rental and more. Take a ride on a Dolphin Cruise to admire those highly intelligent and amusing animals, or enjoy the views from the Mobile Bay Ferry as you journey to check out items of more historical interest, like Fort Morgan. In town you'll find a lot of adventure no matter what you are looking for at Island Winds West. When it comes to cuisine, our seafood is of course top-notch, and our Royal Red Shrimp have made international headlines for their deliciousness. Places like the Amphitheater at the Wharf and the Hangout have live music, and the Wharf has the largest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. We even have a zoo, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, which you may have seen featured on Animal Planet. Parking is limited at Island Winds West. A one-bedroom condo will be issued one car pass. A two or three bedroom will be issued a maximum of two car passes. ... more   less 

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Address: 407 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6454
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 87
Also Known As:
Island Winds West Hotel Gulf Shores
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“The master shower needed just 2 maintenance corrections - new knobs in the shower (mold visable) & the faucet needs a filter as the water sprays all over. ”
W9069WSering, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Condos are always well equipped when we arrive. if you forget something, it is an easy drive to stores. There is a Dollar General within walking distance.”
rosemaryf883, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This was room 673. Generally, we like to be a little lower, but we could still definitely enjoy the gulf view. They have 2 elevators that are fast and were trouble free. Very seldom had to wait more than a minute for the elevator. Come here during spring break or the summer and that could change. Maintenance staff did a good job. All plumbing and appliances worked well. We did not try out the TV.”
williamwI7908HP, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Couch and chairs are getting a little worn, but not terrible by any means.”
320beckyn, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Too much furniture in the unit. Very crowded with cheap wall art and cheap junk. The couch is filthy. Enjoyed the large balcony and extra storage. ”
ADH50, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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