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“Summer long weekend” 4 of 5 stars
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1099 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090 (Formerly Garrison Suites, Motel and Cottages)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Wells
New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Summer long weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited Maine for a long weekend, and had an excellent stay at the centrally located Garrison Suites. The suite was very clean and well maintained, as were the pool and hotel grounds. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. The Murphy bed was surprisingly comfortable, but the couch was a little outdated. The view was pretty and unobstructed, and all of the staff members were very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We only have a motel room but I can say its a good deAl! Only $125 a night. Good pool, good location as its close to drake island and mile road (both w beaches at the end of them). Only minor complaint , each room doesnt have individual chairs out front , there are Just benches to share which aren't that comfie. A/c also blows right on the 1 bed. Is little noisy but I didn't mind. Overall good place!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moncton, NB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

While taking a chance on a recent escape to Maine we found ourselves in Wells, Maine after an all night drive from Moncton, NB. Coming out of the parking lot of Cogdon's Donuts after having the best breakfast imaginable we saw the view from the Garrison Suites ...it looked like heaven! The owner showed us a two bed efficiency close to the breathtaking view of the salt marshes ringing the beaches that was clean, fresh and only $150.00 per night in a very pricey area of Maine. He even went so far as to let us check in at 9 am after our all night drive, which is saying something.

The room was comfortable and spacious, and the bathroom was nice and clean. The kitchen area had a small table and sink/fridge unit that was great for soft drinks and washing up our travel mugs. The pool in the center of the property is clean, clean and then some. We spent two days lying in the sun on new chaise loungers enjoying the view. The only oddity was they don't supply pool towels so we went down the road to the Cannon Towel Outlet and bought plush bathsheets for $3.99.

The property is fronted by a beautiful historic yellow house and the property is inviting and open. We really found it to be a great home base as we spent our time shopping in Portland (only 10 minutes away) and Boston (only 1 hour away) in the evenings. Kittery is just under 10 minutes down the road and beautiful Wells/Ogunquit has shops, restaurants and beaches that envy any we have seen. Don't forget Funtown/Splashtown is under 10 minutes away also!

Can't wait to go back! This time we will try to extend our trip by several days. Thanks again to the owner for taking us in so early in the morning. You have earned our business for years to come.

Room Tip: All rooms face a central pool area, but we like to be on the ground floor so there is less carrying...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We recently stayed 2 nights at Garrison Suites in Wells. It was our first experience and we would definitely go back. The suites are the best deal as they have been recently updated with Lazy Boy sofa beds - they also have Murphy beds which I haven't seen in ages and both are very comfortable. It's a nice layout and because the back side of the suites is trees - you hear the birds in the morning! But the best feature is the housekeeping - I have never stayed in such a clean and immaculate place! It was awesome! I don't know about other travelers, but a clean place means alot to us and our stays in other places in Wells has been disappointing. Garrison does not disappoint and you have an unobstructed view of the marsh and ocean! Can't beat it.

Room Tip: Choose the suites as opposed to the cottages.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Duanesburg, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Last week my wife and I made our June pilgrimage to the Ogunquit-Wells area for the 50th year,and we found the Garrison Motel and Suites right before our eyes. However it might not have been totally our fault for not ever seeing it before. The reason being is that there is an old dwelling in the immediate front and the Garrison has been almost a secret. however in talking with the owner,who by the way has only had the motel for a few years told me that big things are in the works and will start happening soon. It will open the property up and make it visible for travelers and guests. There is a nice assortment of motel units, some of which are efficientcies;great little cottages, and of course, the suites. Also nicely situated on the property is a sparkling new pool.There is a tidal marsh beyond and then views of the Atlantic

Room Tip: I think all of the motel,cottage,and suites are a good value.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Bethlehem, NH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Clean and friendly. Cozy room. Directly across from the best donuts ever and Mikes clam shack..
yummy

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Just recently my husband and I spent 3 nights at the Garrison, a well needed vacation, the
accomendations were excellent and the service was excellent-----advise family and friends and
others to try, conveniently located and in working distance to my fine restaurants, plan to
stay again soon, Ginny LoGiudice of Haverhill Ma

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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Additional Information about The Garrison

Address: 1099 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090 (Formerly Garrison Suites, Motel and Cottages)
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Number of rooms: 48
Also Known As:
Garrison Suites, Motel And Cottages Hotel Wells
Garrison Hotel Wells
Garrison Motel Wells
The Garrison Wells, Maine

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