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Louisville
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this last minute for a spring break trip... the office is on the backside of the bldg but I didn't see one sign stating that. The washer/dryer is LOUD, I have 3 boys so when I say loud it's rough!, when the dryer is running you can hear it wobble back and forth.this made washing clothes/towels a royal pain....

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first time renting a condo and it was great. Exactly like the pics so no surprises. Clean and comfortable. Close to restaurants and shops. Beach was very clean and right outside the main doors of building. We enjoyed everything about the facility and Gulf Shores.

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

Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of location. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased that there was a manager on the premises 24 hours a day. Elizabeth, in particular, was especially helpful and attentive. They responded to our needs promptly. Check-in was a breeze, and baggage carts are available at no charge for moving all of your belongings in one trip. On-site security is provided. We were immediately impressed with...

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

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay in detail. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Brandon, Mississippi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The unit smelled unsanitary and more things were broken than I can list including doors and outlets. Front desk was unconcerned at checkout. Don't waste time or money on this over priced awful place..

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

G3485OSsarap: I am disappointed to read the review of your recent stay. I wish you would have contacted the lobby desk to tell us of any issues during your stay. Upon your departure, our inspection noted a bi-fold door off its track and 1 eye of the stove not connected. We did not see any outlet issues. We certainly could...

Troutville, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year the condo was so much nicer for the money. I feel like this unit needs to be updated and some major renovations done. The bathroom was nasty. Very small unit even though one bedroom. Overly crowded with the layout.

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

Kerrie P: It is disappointing to read the review of your recent stay. As you may know, all the condos are owned by individual owners and, consequently, decorated as the owner chooses. Just like all homes are decorated differently, all condos are decorated differently. Different styles and colors will appeal to different guests. Please view our condos on-line at the...

Chillicothe, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our condo REALLY needed extensive updating. The tile floors were not installed evenly, the kitchen was cramped,the furniture uncomfortable..the front bathroom stool was loose from the floor,and the hallways were noisey early in the morning

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

bonnellhattan: Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I will forward your comments to the Property Manager so the condo can be re-evaluated and appropriate repairs made. It is certainly our intent to offer comfortable and attractive accommodations so our guests can enjoy this beautiful beach area. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again...

Fenton, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unit 106 at Island Winds East needs attention! While nothing can be done abou tthe size (which is unfortunate!) the decor is very dated. Floors were so dirty that our feet were black until we washed them. Utensils and silverware are very flimsy. Can barely open dishwasher door without hitting the oven door. Sliding doors on washer/dryer area are falling...

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

Eunice H: Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us although some of it is difficult to read. I am happy to read the compliments to our staff. All the men and women there work hard to welcome our guests to this beautiful area. I will forward your compliments along with the issues noted to our Property Manager. She...

Chatsworth, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to Gulf Shores and our stay at Island East. Our only issue was while staying in room 405, its location was opposite the two elevators on the floor. So, we had a small amount of elevator noise while there. It being February the noise was minimal, however, I'm sure in the summer it would be more...

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

Jan B: Thank you for talking the time to review your recent stay. I am pleased to read, overall, you were quite pleased with Island Winds East and its central location to so many attractions in the downtown Gulf Shores area. I have forwarded your room comments to the Property Manager to address the issues noted. By the way, we...

Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a condo Brett/Robinson for the extended weekend. Couldn't have been much easier; internet site probably works better than airBNB, responsive on the phone, 24-hour check-in (at least at this facility). The place is as you would expect, looks like nothing has really been done to the decor since the 80s. Lobby is about as uninviting as it could be...

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

g0mntwins: Thank you for sharing this review with us. It appears you were impressed with the ease of reserving a room and check in. You also rave of the fantastic central location to the downtown Gulf Shores area and the close proximity to the beach. You mention the clean pool, the fast elevators, easy parking, solid WI-FI and large channel...

Macomb, Michigan
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good bed and great view of beach. Watch fisherman try their luck as the storks wait for a treat. This place is fine for a couple but not more than that. The price is a good value for Beach access and the sound of the surf.

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

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the views. We hope to welcome you again soon. - Brett/Robinson Social Team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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 

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Address: 333 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6449
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 87
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“Higher floor rooms on west side still have good view of the Gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles denab804, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Remodel and update accommodations. Especially bathroom. ”
 of 5 bubbles kerriep183, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“a kitchen update is much needed”
 of 5 bubbles bonnellhattan, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If noise bothers you at night stay away from any of the rooms ending in 05. You are opposite the elevators at that room and it will be bright light coming through the windows at night, unless you have a night shade (or a good blanket.)”
 of 5 bubbles JanB73, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Refrigerator needs replacing. It has rust all over the front but it works”
 of 5 bubbles sudondae, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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