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“An overpriced hotel - stay away if you seek nature/serenity” 3 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
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“An overpriced hotel - stay away if you seek nature/serenity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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megciamomwells, Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort. We are very busy and full of families at this time of the year because we are located right on the beach. I have shown your comments to the front desk because if there are children bothering anyone, they are supposed to alert someone on staff to stop the problem. I am sorry that you were unaware of all of the services that we do provide here beyond a room to sleep in. We have an indoor heated pool, a hot tub with a waterfall, a fitness room, free wireless internet throughout the property, bike racks, board games, computers in the lobby for guest use, a lending library, two guest laundry rooms and a playground. We are also open year round and the beach is very quiet and serene in the off season. Please do not ever hesitate to let me know about any concerns while you are here which gives us the opportunity to make your stay better.
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Rating summary
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The best location in Wells as it is right on the beach. Fantastic for families with children, or anyone who likes to walk out of their hotel room and on to the beach. It is getting very pricey; though there are rooms for every pocketbook. Don't expect a resort (even though it brands itself as such), it is merely a hotel with a great location. You can arrive any time on check in day, park in their lot and spend the day at the beach while you wait for your room - rooms are clean and staff is very pleasant. Splurge on an oceanfront room and be lulled to sleep by the waves...great location and easy access to Ogunquit or Kennebunkport...

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Wells, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The Lafayette has oceanfront rooms right on the beach....or favorite. Any time of year it is totally enjoyable to watch and experience the ocean and beautiful Wells Beach. This is the only hotel in Wells that I recommend to family and friends......after all, if you are going to visit Maine you want to experience the ocean and beach which are at your beck and call 24 hours a day at this hotel! Dont expect fancy rooms such as in a four or five star hotel. The star at this hotel is the view just steps from your door or balcony! Newspaper delivered every morning to your door and indoor pool for times when the ocean seems too cold.

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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Get an oceanfront room.....get to listen to the waves as you go to sleep.....excellent indoor pool and hot tub for those cool Maine days.

Don't park your car at the sea wall as high tide goes over the wall...good location to Wells and all the restaurants and attractions there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

We always stay at the Lafayette Oceanfront Resort. The rooms are standard motel rooms, but larger, comfortable, and very clean. The ocean views are spectacular. Great location; great value. Can't get any better than this.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had a great time at the Lafayette Oceanfront Resort. Our room was oceanfront and very clean, comfortable, spacious. We had a small kitchen area, sitting area and large shower with multiple shower heads. The beds had tempurpedic mattresses and they were super comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • 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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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We just spent last weekend, 4 generations of shoppers at the Lafayette Oceanfront resort. The rooms right on the beach were great. All of our family members were very comfortable. Beds were very comfortable, the room was clean and spacious. It was nice to have cozy rooms to return to with room for us all to sit and chat. The staff was friendly and helpful. Close to outlet shopping a real bonus too. This is our second year staying at one of the Lafayette resorts for our spring shopping trip and we will be going back again. Thanks everyone for making our time together so memorable.

  • 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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Additional Information about Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

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 
Also Known As:
Lafayette`s Oceanfront Hotel Wells
Lafayettes Oceanfront Hotel
Lafayettes Oceanfront Wells
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort Wells, Maine

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