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“Do you want to relax?” 5 of 5 stars
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393 Mile Rd, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090   |  
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Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Wells
Methuen
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“Do you want to relax?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We have been visiting the Lafayette Oceanfront Resort several times each year for over 30 years. We kept coming back for many reasons. We have never encountered a room that wasn't spotlessly clean and well-equipped. The staff has always been courteous, accommodating and have literally "bent over backward" for us. During a couple of years of our visits, I had to have extra furniture in the room to allow for medical equipment I needed during my visit. Not only were they able to provide that extra furniture but also helped us bring our equipment into the room--some of which was very heavy. It is impossible to get a bad room. They are all just steps (literally) away from the beach. The beds are comfortable, the shower water is consistent and there is plently of room. It is a great place for families, couples and relaxing. The sound of the ocean is peacefull and soothing.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

What a great place! Multiple buildings with numerous room styles to fit everyone's price needs/abilities. We stayed in one of their efficiencies that had ample room for a family to enjoy for a lengthy time-frame without tripping over one another. The one common denominator no matter where you stay on property; location, location, location! Steps away from the beach (literally). Thanks to a fabulous indoor pool this was still a great fall destination too. The staff are super helpful and friendly. And what a nice surprise the water pressure and consistent temperature in the shower were to enjoy (it's the little things when you are away from home). I totally plan on returning to Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort.

Room Tip: they do offer rooms both with and without views so if a view is important to you...specify so
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We traveled with four generations so we had multiple needs. The Lafaette Oceanfront Resort provided easy access to the rooms, (just two steps), a fabulous view of the beach and ocean, and one of the rooms had a large area for gathering that was big enough to let the baby toddle around. I especially enjoyed the double shower heads in the shower.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed at this "resort" because we were in Maine for a party. Here are the pros and cons of the evening:
Pros:
-The location can not be beat. Right on the water.
- The staff is wonderful. Helpful, polite, accommodating. Every single person we encountered was a delight.
- The cost was reasonable for off season ocean front.

Cons:
- The room was in the oldest section of the resort, so keep in mind that other (newer) sections may be better. But the room was small, cramped, old, and had the feel of a Salvation Army Store. Clean, but old. Really really old.
- The bathroom was roughly the size of an Airstream bathroom. If you're there alone, it's not a big deal, but if you are sharing the room with someone, it may take a bit of coordination for the two of you to get ready at the same time.
- The fella that stayed in the room above us walked around quite a bit which we heard all night long. When I say we, I mean my husband. I slept through it, but he heard every footfall. On the plus side, that meant he was awake at 6am so we went out to see the sun rise.

All in all, I thought the resort (I really have a hard time thinking of this place as a resort) was fine for what we needed. I think that a weekend in the summer here would drive me nuts. Too small, too old, too noisy. But one night in the off season - it's fine.

My husband is still peeved with me for picking this place. He hated it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

My mom and I came here for a weekend getaway for some bonding and I couldn't believe how beautiful this place is. We stayed in the beach front lodge the room was so nice and VERY clean the beds are amazing and what a view!!! The staff is very friendly and helpful this will be my new Maine getaway hotel

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This was the last stop on a long trip across Canada and into Maine and down the east coast to home. I wish we could have stayed another night here! There is so much to see and do! The hotel was clean and the view was amazing!!! The sunrise was breath taking!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Although it's been a couple of years since my last stay at this hotel complex, we will certainly be back again.
Its location can't be beat-directly on Wells Beach...with many rooms that open right onto a beach-side patio.
The hotel is convenient to route 1, shopping, gas and food.
General-public parking is tight here in-season, although the hotel does a good job 'guarding' its own designated parking areas.
The rooms are good-spacious, clean and neat. We had a mini-fridge and coffee maker in our room as well as the appropriate bathroom amenities. The property is well-maintained even in the dead of winter.
This stay we tried the 'marsh view' building which was a first for me but very nice.
Customer service at LaFayettes is always top-notch, friendly and helpful; I have never had a negative experience with the folks at check in or while making reservations.
This hotel has a wonderful indoor heated pool and jacuzzi (with a timed waterfall even!), a small reading 'library' and guest-use computers in the lobby, plenty of local tourism information and is adjacent to a small casual (trays/bus your own tables) restaurant.
During this stay (September) the restaurant closed at 2 pm, however we tried a quick breakfast there (complimentary coffee coupons given by the hotel) and it was fine- very quick, nothing fancy but it did the job. (plus, the coffee was HUGE)
Prices at LaFayettes are not bottom of the barrel, but the value is there, found in the excellent location, excellent service and many amenities offered. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Wells.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 393 Mile Rd, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Wells
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort is directly on Wells Beach, one of the largest sandy beaches in Maine. We have a complex of nine different buildings, five of which sit right on the beach. Many of our rooms have private balconies with panoramic views of the ocean. We are open year round so you do not need to miss any season. Although summer is certainly the most popular season in Maine, the beauty of this coastal area is enchanting throughout the year. Wells Beach is fun for families. Walk from your room onto the sand to swim, build sand castles, stroll in the surf looking for shells and rocks or just relax and enjoy the feel of the sun on your face while you enjoy the view. The indoor pool and the hot tub with a waterfall are very relaxing after a hot day in the sun. The playground and the arcade will entertain the children after the beach. ... more   less 
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Lafayettes Oceanfront Hotel
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Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort Wells, Maine

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