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Island Winds East

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room was very clean & comfortable, beautiful view, had everything I needed. Great beach Staff was excellent. Will return. Elevator was alittle worrisome, outside of building needs some updating.overall great place

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

Thank you very much for the amazing 5 stars. It brings us great pleasure to know that your room was very clean and comfortable during your visit. We are happy we could provide everything you needed...including a beautiful beach view! We thank you so much for your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The few days at Island Winds East was very enjoyable. Comfortable condo, crowds haven't arrived yet and it was very peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching people and the water with jet skis and parasailing. Tents were being set up for weekend festivities and a lot of activities preparing for different events.

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

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so pleased to know that you were able to have a relaxing mini vacay with us! We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love staying at the Island Winds East. We try to get the same unit every time. It's like being at home! Staff on site are always nice and responsive.Conveniently located to everything. We have never had any issues.

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

Wonderful! We are so glad to be your "happy place"! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We would love to welcome you back to your home away from home soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Condo 702 was fabulous. It was decorated beautifully and stocked very well. The overall Complex was pretty nice, but Is starting to show its age, especially the elevators. The beach was very nice. I would stay here again!

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

Thank you for the nice review and excellent rating. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will stay with us again on your next beach getaway!

Calvert City, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodations and staff was very good. Only complaint was no bathroom downstairs. Must leave pool or beach and go to your room to use bathroom. Even port a potty would work. Also, no umbrellas or any type of shade by the pool , so very hot.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and details of your stay. We appreciate your concerns and will look into adjustments. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water did not work by the pool, so I had to clean up sand every time we went to the beach. Construction for the volleyball tournament was too loud and started too early in the morning. The lady at check in was not nice. When I made the reservation I was told an extra parking pass was 15.00. At...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Gulf Shores and it was quite spur of the moment. And since I booked on the same weekend as the NCAA beach tourney , there wasn't much availability. I had to take what I could get. And 809 Island Winds East was my only option on the beach and within walking distance of the...

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

Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your honest feedback. We thank you so much for your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Crawfordsville, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Left the cool Indiana weather in search of warmth, sunshine, and sandy beaches and found just that. Fully appointed condo with nothing needed except to stock the fridge and bring our swim suits. Had everything needed for a stress free, relaxing vacation. Second time staying here and will be back again and again!

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

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so pleased that we had everything you needed for a stress-free relaxing vacation! We are happy that you chose to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Southlake, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third year coming to Island Winds. First of all I messed up my reservations for this past weekend! I am not sure how they did it but were able to get me another unit for the days I needed. The places are always neat and clean and it is perfect for our weekend of beach volleyball! Thank...

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

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so pleased to know we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Anniston, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived to find the condo smelling of smoke. Called the front to come up as proof (since they'd just explained the $250 fine for smoking in the unit). Couch bed wasn't put back together and dishes were in the dishwasher. We've stayed at this property before and had a good experience, but I caution you to stay out of unit...

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Angela C: The reason unit 309 may have smelled like smoke is because it is a smoking permitted condo. Since you booked the condo on-line, we had no reason to think this would be an issue with you. Housekeeping certainly did its best to help in this situation. I have forwarded your comments to the housekeeping supervisor to address with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island Winds East on the sugar-white sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos that sleep up to 8 people comfortably. The condo is conveniently located near downtown and features a Gulf-front outdoor pool. Right outside the condo you'll find the beach, perfect for strolling in the morning, playing during the daytime, and stargazing from in the evening. The city of Gulf Shores and its neighbor Orange Beach have plenty to offer the beach vacationer at Island Winds East, no matter how many times you have visited. Our restaurants offer the freshest of Gulf of Mexico seafood and provide ample variety. Whether you're looking for a low-key night out with pizza or homestyle Southern food, or an upscale evening at a white tablecloth restaurant, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have you covered. The region boasts great fishing all year round and some of the best golfing of any city its size. Gulf Shores plays host to exciting events throughout the year, including the Hangout Music Festival, Shrimp Festival and Oyster Cookoff. Stay any time of year and enjoy the temperate climate of the Gulf and unlimited beach relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Winds East

Address: 333 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6449
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 87
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“We had a 1 bedroom. The condo was very clean and well equipped with everything needed in kitchen. We loved the location. Condo #306 directly above the pool. We would definitely stay there again.”
jamesrD5282VG, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The water did not work by the pool. The noise from construction for the volly ball tournament was very loud and started early in the morning. Not happy with this stay”
starlat2017, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Unpack and enjoy as much as we did!”
94debi, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for unit other than 309”
angelacY9820DN, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“room was very nice. we have stayed here three times already and love it. ”
S3948FZhelenp, 4 May 2017 | Read review
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