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Watertown, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No door for the bedroom The Beds were TERRIBLY uncomfortable both the pull out couch as well as the king size. The room itself Needs updating desperately. Hasn't had any TLC in years obviously. The Water heater leaked all over our floor. I would not use nor recommend this facility again.

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

TVsbaseball: It is disappointing to read that your room was not as you had expected. The Property Manager will be re-evaluating your condo to make sure any necessary updates are made. The water heater was repaired soon after you informed us. We certainly hope you choose to return to The Alabama Gulf Coast and we have the opportunity to welcome...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The complex was nicely located to beach and shops. We rented two units, one unit was nicely kept, the other was in need of paint and updating. It would be nice if there were a few more dishes, cups etc. so we wouldn't have to use paper and plastic the whole time. As a whole it was a nice place...

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karenhM8198MS: I am happy to read that you and your family enjoyed your Spring Break here. We work hard to give a memorable beach experience to our guests. There are minimums for the condos...the lobby desk is open 24 hours a day and could have assisted you. Next time, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing...

Laurel, Mississippi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay! The location was great and not a bad walk to the beach. We reserved our condo months in advance but 3 weeks before our trip they said that the condo was no longer available and switched us to another leaving us with two less beds than we anticipated having. Also stated a gulf view but it...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review about your stay. We always appreciate information that can help us better your next stay! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time while with us. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Springville, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as clean as I would have liked. Plenty of linens available. Elevator promptness was excellent. Would stay there again. Parking was very convenient and location was very convenient to activities and restaurants,

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time staying in this condo and we enjoyed it very much both times. It's close to so many restaurants, bars, stores, entertainment etc and we love that we are right on the beach with a great view. Since it is on the first floor near the stairs, it makes coming and going very simple and easy....

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

Thank you for the great recommendation! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

DeKalb, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Island Winds West. Perfect location and view. Room was comfortable and had a well stocked kitchen. Washer was not easy to access, but not impossible. Centrally located in Gulf Shores directly on the beach.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to know that you were comfortable during your stay with us. We hope you were able to make great memories while enjoying your beach stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future! -Brett/Robinson Social Team

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This the first trip to Gulf Shores in month of February and weather was great. Your team is very friendly and helpful and we love the 24 hour on site office. Location is key for us, close to pubic beach and walking distance to shops and many restaurants. Beach front view is wonderful.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted to know that you were so pleased with your stay and that our staff members were able to be so helpful. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! - Brett/Robinson Social Team

Baton Rouge, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the room we had. Although we are a couple, we enjoyed the extra room of the 2BR and 2BA. It appeared to have been renovated not too long ago. Decor was nice. The condo was full of snow birds, which we love, since they are friendly and respectful of others (not noisy). The beach view was great. This...

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Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the location to everything. We appreciate your candor and we will pass your comments on to our management team.

Odenville, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was as stated. Condo was clean and neat. Great view and right on the beach. Take extra paper products as they supply a limited amount. We would stay there again. Well pleased with outcome. Thanks.

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

Thank you for the review and for the 5 stars! We appreciate you choosing Brett/Robinson and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved that it was right on the beach, and that there were 2 king beds! The condo had everything we needed and more. The décor is beachy, which I loved! It was a great location within walking distance to restaurants and activities. The view was just what you would want from a beach front condo!

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

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! We are happy you loved the convinent location and we look forward to welcoming you back again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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:
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles williamwI7908HP, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Couch and chairs are getting a little worn, but not terrible by any means.”
 of 5 bubbles 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. ”
 of 5 bubbles ADH50, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All good, great view and comfortable bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 384terryw, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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