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Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   424 Post Road, U.S. Route 1, Wells, ME 04090 (Formerly Midway Motel and Cottages)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Wells B&B and Inns
Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful weekend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at the ABVI in Wells,Maine. The motel is nicely renovated, quiet, and pleasant. Our room was clean and tastfully furnished. The staff is helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you! We love hearing when a guest will come back. We look forward to hosting you and your family again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a little older and in need of minor repair but overall a very good deal. The room was clean and quiet. The hotel is located near numerous attractions. We went eith our three children and still had pleanty of room. The pull out couch was a great asset.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. As you may have noticed we are continuously improving our property, rooms, and amenities. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Our brand really sums up what we are trying to provide, a best value!
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have been vacationing in the Wells/Ogunquit area for years and have stayed at a number of the hotels on Route 1. This was my first time at America's Best Value Inn & Cottages and we enjoyed a very pleasant stay. From the time that we arrived, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We checked in quickly and they provided us with tips on sights to see in the area and guidance on where we could get deals with local businesses they have partnerships with. There was a little cafe/market across the street where we got a discount - it was so convenient, perfect for breakfast or picking up sandwiches for the beach.

We stayed in one of the hotel rooms which was recently renovated. It was spotless and had a coffee maker, microwave, fridge and huge flat screen tv. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were quiet so I slept great both nights of our stay.

This motel is just over the Ogunquit line in Wells, which makes for easy access to the beaches in either town, via car, walking or trolley. There is also a pool. Clean and heated and perfect for relaxing.

This motel is a great value - I highly recommend it and plan to return soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for the positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our recently renovated rooms. We pride ourselves on providing quality, and clean accommodations at a budget friendly price.
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is my second trip to Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages in Wells, Maine. I did not even recognize the place when I pulled in! The hotel had been completely rejuvenated! Every little detail I looked at was revived. Even the entrance and the parking lot! The new ownership must have spared no expense on what must of been an extremely time consuming complete restoration. I walked into the office and the new staff greeted me with a smile and some great advice on several attractions around Wells and Ogunquit. Along with the advice came some unbelievable discounts on a multitude of local restaurants, shops, and activities! The next stop was the room. I was shocked as soon as I opened the door. I was hit with the great aroma of a new room! Everything was new and more importantly clean! The carpet. The bed. The sheets. The furniture. THE TV! For a moment I forgot where I was. Was I at the Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages in Wells or The Hilton? The room was that impressive...! I went up to Maine with a bunch of my friends for weekend of fun, excitement, and relaxation. The first thing we did after we arrived was take a stroll over to the (once again) fully renovated pool. We put all our belongings down on the beautiful patio furniture and lounge chairs and gazed at the crystal clear water. We all jumped in and were surprised at how warm and delightful the water was. We ordered 4 pizzas from Seacoast Pizza down the street to eat poolside. The pizza was perfect! I could not stop eating it! Along with the pizza came a 15% discount because we were staying at the Americas Best Value inn and Cottages in Wells. This wonderful pool experience cost us no more additional funds and was right on the hotel grounds. You can't beat that! After the pool excursion we showered up and hit Kennebunk which is just a few short miles down the road. We had a wonderful night of delicious seafood and local micro brews. The beer was tasty! When we got back to the hotel we collapsed on the heavenly (must have been new) mattresses for a coma like slumber. Woke up the next day and walked across the street to Pine Tree Cafe for a muy delicioso breakfast. The food was so good! I had a maple sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich on a croissant and it was like I had died and went to a wooded Maine paradise. It was so good I woke up the next morning and got the same thing again! What made the experience even more perfect was we all got a 15% discount just for staying at the Americas Best Value Inn and Cottages in Wells. After breakfast we headed to Wells Beach. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. The beach was gorgeous! The beach was only a mile away and was very convenient. That night we did the marginal way walk to Perkins Point and ate at Jackies Too in Ogunquit. The walk was breathtaking and the diner was perfect. We ate right on the water with a vivid view of the ocean. The food was excellent. The night could not have gone any better. On the walk back to the car we stopped at a quaint local ice cream shop. I got an Oreo shake which blew my mind! I could have died happy after it. It was the perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

We shipped off the next morning leaving behind some great memories and beautiful hotel. I stayed in room 424. An exquisite room I must say. The overall weekend was awesome and most importantly affordable. We got the most bang for our buck at The Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages. The perfect hotel for the perfect price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
We are so glad to hear that you had an exceptional trip in Maine. We noticed that you are a returning guest and are glad to see you coming back to the property. We are glad you utilized our special discounts as we try to partner up with local businesses to save our guests money!
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at ABVI when we visited Wells a few weekends ago because of their affordable rates and because the hotel looked beautiful from the outside. Once we checked in, we were very impressed with the room. The staff mentioned that the hotel had recently been renovated which is probably why the rooms looked new. The staff was very friendly, place was extremely clean, and the rooms were spacious! It's pretty centrally located, close to the main beaches and Ogunquit downtown. I would recommend this place for any couples looking to get away for a nice weekend in Maine.

Room Tip: The hotel also had cottages for larger groups/families or for longer stays.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We really try to provide our guests with high quality accommodations at an affordable rate. We are situated in an ideal location allowing you to visit all of the major attractions in the southern maine coast. Starting late June, we now have a trolley service that picks you up right outside our entrance for a small fee allowing you to navigate through the coast! We hope to see you and your boyfriend again soon!
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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We very much enjoyed our weekend trip on May 17, 18, 2013 at the above Motel in Wells, Maine. We love to walk our poodles on the beach and it was wonderful to find an accommodating motel nearby. Loved the breakfast place across the street! So convenient! Clean, neat and comfortable! Small problems were attended to cheerfully and promptly. Thank you for a fun weekend! Joe, Elaine, Terry & Pepper

Room Tip: If you have pet, request a first floor room on the same side as the office. There is a road right b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We apologize for the minor inconveniences you had, but we are delighted to hear that our staff took care of your issues promptly. We are glad that you reported them so we can take action.

We hope you bring your family and pet back sometime soon!
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We have been taking our handicapped son to Midway Motel for about13 years now every summer. We live in Arizona and go to Mass every summer for vacation.We use to stay in room 42 for many years then decided to get a cottage because we had relatives come up and stay also. Jack and Mike were ever so helpful with any of our needs. We have brought items to leave in the cabins like pots and pans cups, dishes utensils, dish cloths, towels etc. It has been our pleasure to be a guest at this motel. We are so hoping things stay the same with the new owners, so that we can keep returning every summer to bring our son.Looking forward to seeing you all in June.

Room Tip: Cabins are the way to go, they have at least 2 bedrooms and arevery confortable.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIWells, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. We have kept most of the staff, and are glad to hear that they have been very accommodating. We are excited to see you, and hope you will like the new changes. We pride ourselves on exceptional service, clean and comfortable rooms.
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Address: 424 Post Road, U.S. Route 1, Wells, ME 04090 (Formerly Midway Motel and Cottages)
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Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn and Cottages Wells/Ogunquit. Our hotel is in within one mile of beautiful Moody and Wells Beach making us the perfect place for your getaway. Our modern, well-appointed facility is designed for the entire family. Our tree-lined grounds are spacious with picnic tables, grass areas, and easy parking. Stretch out and enjoy the beautiful days of summer right here. We are conveniently located off of US 1 and I-95.Visitors from all directions travel to Wells/Ogunquit area during the warmer months and spend time in and around the surrounding areas shopping, dining and enjoying many entertainment venues and attractions. There are several restaurants nearby our hotel including Pine Tree Farm Market and Cafe, Seacoast Pizza and Pasta, and Ogunquit Lobster Pound Restaurant. Wells/Ogunquit is host to annual festivals including the Native American Pow-Wow and the Holy Spirit Parish Fair. Visit Wonder Mountain Fun Park for some extreme mini-golf or go on a scenic cruise with Finestkind Cruises. See some amazing wildlife at The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Play a round of golf at Cape Neddick Country Club or try your luck fishing with Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing. ... more   less 
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