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West Winds Motel & Cottages

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Oneonta, New York
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very last minute, we decided to find a place to stay for Labor Day - we lucked out because someone cancelled earlier in the week. What a find! Our room was modest and very clean. We stayed in the motel, but they also have cabins (many with water views) and a three level place to stay right on the water...we...

Thank RLAMyers
Albany, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We've stayed at west winds at least 4 times. It is very clean and well maintained. We've stayed in Room 7 in the motel twice. Both times we booked late and it was the only room available. The first time we stayed was pre-renovation and it had a very musky smell. We chalked it up to the humid weather. Second...

2Thank Bernard C
Chittenango, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming to Clayton for many years. This is our first year at West Winds & are very impressed. Our cottage was clean & ready when we arrived. All we had to do was get groceries. The owner & staff are wonderful. The pool is immaculate & spacious. To state the obvious, the view of the river...

Thank Southernfriedmom
Syracuse, New York, United States
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I've visited twice and will continue to go back. It's like a home away from home. Family owned and the owners could not be nicer or more accommodating. Entire place is very clean and well maintained. They are pet friendly, which is a big plus for us. We enjoyed the pool, the dock and the fires at night. Close enough...

Thank LKW771
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 July 2016

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...

1Thank Carol W
Saint James, New York
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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
WESTWINDS85, Owner at West Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Meg, We appreciate your review. You did stay in one of our smaller rooms --many of our guests select these because as they typically say, "we only plan on sleeping in the room and we enjoy the low cost". We also have large rooms, sized for and equipped with 2 queen beds, 2 recliners and a tub/shower bathroom. Of course...

Reviewed 16 July 2016 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
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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...

1Thank coachjake
Upstate NY
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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...

Thank Bookworm426
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 30 May 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

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 2 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
Region: United States > New York > Clayton
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
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West Winds Motel & Cottages Hotel Clayton
Westwinds Hotel Clayton
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 1 and 2 are closer to road...not sure if we woudl like them...in room 4, we didn't hear traffic”
RLAMyers, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor of river cottage was wonderful , but wouldn't recommend the stair climb for elderly or people with mobility issues.”
LKW771, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The motel rooms do not have a river view, but most of the cabins do have a view.”
D8381VZcarolw, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“cottages are probably best”
MegS139, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great”
EileenM270, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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