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“Tallwood was a real trip back in time.....” 3 of 5 stars
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Tallwood Motel
2203 Post Road (US Route 1), Wells, ME 04090   |  
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Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in Wells
Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tallwood was a real trip back in time.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

When we first arrived at the Tallwood we were greeted by Ralph in his office(the garage attached to main house). We were given #6 across the lot. This was a 2 double bed room for my wife, daughter and myself. Room was very rustic at best. The ceiling was 2 tone white/grey in color. TV was a 19" with cable. Pool had to be filled nightly - by garden hose. Had the basic necessities really.Cons - Low water pressure, lack of towels, outdated rooms- Pros - very clean though. The Motel was within walking distance to the Maine Diner! All in all was a decent place for sleeping after being on the beach all day. Was also within walking distance (short drive 1.7 miles) to Drake Island Beach. Really some of the most beautiful beaches are found right in the area of Wells, ME.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I normally don't write reviews but feel I have to,given how bad my experience was at the Tallwood Motel. We didn't go into this experience expecting a lavish stay but the room that we were given was atrocious. The room wreaked of mildew, the carpet was soaking wet in spots, the shower/bathroom was overgrown with mold in the tub and shower curtain and the entire room looked like it hadn't been clean in years. On top of this, the guy who worked there was very rude, not very helpful, and was more concerned with the number of guests in our room than whether we enjoyed or were satisfied with our stay. Basically, the experience was so bad that we would probably had preferred to spend the night in our car if we hadn't already paid for the room. Overall, I would definitely NOT recommend staying here and would say beware!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cornish, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed in the 2 bedroom cabin and it was so overpriced for what we got. We had no ice, no remote for the tv, ( And the tv's were really old), No table or chairs. The porch was un -useable!!!
The rooms were so out dated and dingy. The only nice thing that I can say is they had a decent pool and a great location!!! Look elsewhere!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We were at Tallwood in July and we liked the place. We had the small cabin by the tree very clean. TV, AC , small fridge and free good coffee in the morning. There is a swimming pool in the yard and a BBQ area where you can cook your food. Nice people and good atmosphere. Recommended.

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  • Stayed July 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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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Stayed the weekend of June 1. Owners super nice, incredibly friendly. Nice, clean motel, close to everything. No complaints. Would stay there again!!.

Room Tip: Room #2 is nice and big with large picture windows
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

it was i very nice place to stay the staff furfilled my every needs and didnt leave anything out. the rooms are very nice and the layout was awsome. the bathroom is clean and ther is no bed bugs here. they should be opening this summer and i plan to be staying the summer there.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Not extravagant, but okay motel for it's worth. Got blamed for some noise complaints that another tenant had (in which she left), when it turned out it was another group of people that was outside late at night and the owners assumed it was us since we were in close vicinity and age-group. The owners should get their facts straight before they point fingers at people. When discussing this with the owners, they were very rude and raised their voices (since they had just lost money to the tenants that left due to noise). We kept our side of the conversation calm and they could not do the same.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tallwood Motel

Address: 2203 Post Road (US Route 1), Wells, ME 04090
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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