We stayed at Lafayette and was disappointed with the lack of services, unhelpful hotel staff, non-private balconies, and noisy children. This hotel is suited completely for the 'family' traveller with kids. For adults/couples seeking the serenity of the ocean and nature this is NOT the hotel. Though their name includes 'resort' they do not offer any additional services beyond a room to sleep in. For example, though they might throw you some pamphlets for activities, you are on your own completely to arrange outdoor activities (e.g. kayaking). The hotel was clean but their rooms did not feel like it warranted such a steep price range. Beach was always crowded. Though most Maine white sand beaches are bustling with people, the fact that this hotel room is so close to the ocean makes the crowds more in your face. Forget stepping out on your balcony for some quiet time while you catch a glimpse of the ocean and hear the sounds of the waves because rooms are located too close to others - it's more like a communal outdoor space. On the plus side you can sleep with the windows open and hear the ocean sounds. Will not return here again.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Lafayette`s Oceanfront Hotel Wells
- Lafayettes Oceanfront Hotel
- Lafayettes Oceanfront Wells
- Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort Wells, Maine