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“Great Seaside Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

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Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
393 Mile Rd, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 27 hotels in Wells
Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Seaside Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The deluxe room was very clean, a large room with comfortable beds, we slept with the window open to hear the surf. Fridge & microwave in the room are so handy and what a wonderful view from our balcony!
The staff was very accommodating with recommendations to local restaurants and Muriel our housekeeper and Katy the GM were very friendly and helpful. The indoor pool and hot tub were great for one afternoon was a little cool this early day of June.
If you like to wake to sunshine and listen to the ocean waves, then the ocean front deluxe rooms are worth the extra and the beach very clean. Looks like they have many rooms to choose from and I suspect they are very busy during the warm months with such a great location. Glad we found a new favorite spot for a wonderful getaway, cannot wait to return soon and hopefully stay longer!!

Room Tip: Oceanfront Deluxe is worth the extra if you want to watch the sunrise, tide activity and beach walke...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. It was our please to have hosted your stay and look forward to your return. Thank you!
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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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Gansevoort, NY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I have been going to the Lafayette Oceanfront Resort for some time now. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent renovations of the rooms/stairways and elevator installation. We always stay at the Annex because of the wonderful view of the ocean on the 2nd floor and the great rooms. We also appreciate Lafayette's access to shopping/restaurant and other attractions in Wells. Their staff could not be more accommodating.

Ed & Betty Allison

Room Tip: If you want a great view and access to hearing the roar of the ocean stay on the 2nd floor of the An...
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  • 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you Ed & Betty, we appreciate your review, and thank you for your patronage. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Heading back to Montreal from Boston thru Salem we where driving all the way on the 1A, passing thrue Ogunquit we've arrived in front of the Lafayette's Ocean front...... Wow! They have refurnished rooms in a splendid way clean and confortable. Great service and people smiling, We've slept with the patio door opened to ear the waves of the ocean.... Had lunch on the balcony. WE WILL BE BACK

  • Stayed May 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you for your review of Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you in the near future!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My room was literally overlooking the waves on Wells beach, as well as the car park below. (Why would anyone put a car park on their most valuable real estate?) Nonetheless, if you want the1960's old style hotel, with the panelled walls and retro lights, this is the place. The hotel does have decent wi-fi access even out on the balcony.

The place comes with an indoor pool which doesn't open until 9.00am in the morning, obviously not conducive to business travellers wishing for one more swim before checking out. This is really a hotel intended for long stays and family holidays. An on property laundry is adjacent to the front desk.

The breakfast options are limited a coffee stand one block away, unless you drive back into Wells along Route 1. Obviously, once the high season is on, not only do the rates go up, but so will options to eat and drink open in the vicinity.

Room Tip: If you have any significant luggage and are on any floor above the ground floor, take you luggage up...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you for your review of our property. Our pool hours are 9am to 11pm with 10pm to 11pm being adults only. The opening time at 9am gives our maintenance and housekeeping crew to maintain the pool area. We do have rooms with older décor, but have been upgraded with newer LCD TV’s, Bedding, lighting and carpeting. A majority of our oceanfront rooms have been completely renovated and we aim at upgrading between 5 and 15 rooms per year. Please keep us in mind for your future travel.
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Glens Falls, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We have been going to Lafayettes for at least the last 17 years, and it is the only way to go to Maine as far as we are concerned. This last visit was no exception. They're redoing some rooms and even adding a welcomed elevator to the annex, which is where we love to stay. The new bedding was very nice, and the beds were very comfortable. My husband is disabled and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and will go out of their way to help. We like to go there at least 2 if not 3 times a year, and we've never been disappointed.

Room Tip: We always stay in the Deluxe rooms and have been in almost all of the rooms there at one time or ano...
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  • Stayed April 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The elevator was a long time coming and we are glad that we are able to have it available for our guests. Look forward to hosting you in the future!
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Plattsburgh, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My best friend and I took a 4 hour drive to get out of Upstate NY, staying at the Lafayette, after finding it online. Found the room to be a little outdated, but ocean front, and comfortable. We labeled it 'grandmas house', somewhere we liked being and had everything we needed. We ended up taking my kids back for a couple days, and had a blast. It was a rainy day, and the pool was alot of fun for all of us. In September, we went back for a weekend, and took a couple more friends with us. This trip, my room was rented out prior to my arrival, much to my dismay. This was quickly rectified by a very nice desk clerk. I appreciated that, and have made plans to go back in June 2013 for my 1st trip of the summer.

Room Tip: We were facing the ocean, and loved it. We enjoyed the balcony in the evening, and also in the morni...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. In addition to the rooms with older décor, we do have an expanding variety of rooms that have been renovated. We try to redo between 5 and 15 annually. We look forward to hosting you in the future!
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Lafayette is a great hotel. Our family goes every year for at least the past 20 years. My 8 year old loves the pool and the room we stay in is oceanfront and has a beautiful view. Tons of wonderful restaurants around. The rooms are very clean and up to date.

Room Tip: You need to stay in an oceanfront room. They are amazing.
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  • Stayed December 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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megciamomwells, Guest Relations Manager at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves for being a great spot for families to get away. We are happy that we are a part of your 20 years of memories. We hope that we will help to provide you with many more to come.
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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): $
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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