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Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

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393 Mile Rd PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090-4140
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#8 of 29 hotels in Wells
Location
4.8
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4.5
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4.4
Value
4.1
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycles available
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Massage chair
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Green
Languages Spoken
English
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JKJoyce wrote a review Oct 2022
Tewksbury, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I traveled in August for our anniversary. We had reservations for a recently renovated room with a partial ocean view. We were given a room that looked like it was from the 1950's, complete with paneled walls. It had a view of a building wall, since we were beside the stairs leading from the parking lot. Sitting on the deck was like being a Walmart greeter, saying hello to people coming and have a nice day to people leaving. When I asked why I was not given the room we reserved, I was told the room was double booked. I find this hard to believe. I think someone wanted to extend their stay or maybe they had a worse room than I was given and they gave them ours. We were told we could have the room we were promised the next day. Normally, for a two day stay, we would have just said it's not worth it to pack everything up and move. We did and that's the reason it got 3 stars instead of 1. The room was beautiful and we could see the ocean. The worst part was we were told the rooms were the same price, which makes no sense.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Debbie W wrote a review Oct 2022
Hyde Park, New York10 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice resort. Has everything you need. Beachfront rooms. The flowers are beautiful! We go every year! Looking forward to next year. We enjoy this resort. The restaurants nearby are good. Shopping at stores is fun.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paula T wrote a review Aug 2022
Boston, Massachusetts, United States5 contributions
This was our first visit, but it won’t be our last! We loved the retro feel of the resort and the proximity to the beach. We booked last minute so didn’t get an ocean front view, but will be sure to book earlier in the season to get one. Our three children loved the indoor pool, which was perfect on a rainy day, and the adults appreciated the hot tub. The staff was so warm and friendly. Overall we were very happy with the whole experience. This is a gem and it harkens back to another time. I hope they never modernize, It’s perfect as is.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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alfabishop wrote a review Aug 2022
Franklin, New Hampshire3 contributions
Stayed in Ledgeview for the first time and the kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub in the same building. At check in it was very busy but extremely efficient and staff was pleasant and welcoming. We had a great balcony with an ocean view and loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. The room was cute and clean and bed was comfy. Plenty of clean towels daily and a cot provided at no extra charge. Exterior clean and well maintained with lots of places to sit and enjoy the flowers. Hadn’t been in several years but have visited several times over the years and saw many improvements. And, of course: location! So great: The crashing high tide, steps from the fine soft sand, rocks to explore, great swimming and gorgeous sunrises, pools and sand bar at low tide made for nice late afternoon and early evening wading. I love This place! Thank you for a great time. Memories made and we will Be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Patricia G wrote a review Jul 2022
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Stayed with a friend for a 2 day get away. Like staying with family members (the ones you like). Very knowledgeable about places to dine, pricing and dollar value. Small restaurant within 10 steps from the resort. Free coffee coupons for each morning when you check in. Can’t say enough good things even the weather was happy!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Higher floors had a better view of the ocean.
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Hopsing-NH wrote a review Jul 2022
Gorham, New Hampshire1052 contributions212 helpful votes
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Last minute trip to Wells and we were happy to get a room. I called and they can tell you what rooms they have open so you can see them on the website. The various photos of that particular room plus the room map is awesome. We had only stayed in oceanfront balcony rooms but they didn't have any. We chose room 349 which wasn't on the map (and interestingly not on the hallway room location markers) but when we saw the photos we knew where it was. Room is huge with 2 queen beds, fridge/freezer, microwave and K-cup machine. Wonderful Bath and Body Works products in bathroom too. Huge TV with alot of channels. The view from.thos room was great too. And they have an elevator to get to the floors (3 total). Easy walk across the parking lot to the beach and stores nearby.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Buckwild B wrote a review Jul 2022
Muskogee, Oklahoma17 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is a great throwback to the old school resorts of our childhood. The owners and staff are thoughtful and accommodating. Our room was very clean and well-appointed; lighted makeup mirror on the wall, plenty of coffee, extra towels, and even a phone in the bathroom. Not sure why the little cafe wasn't open-that would be handy for walkers to get a quick breakfast or sandwich. However, there are plenty of eateries nearby. The beach area is very clean. Book early for first floor rooms! The only recommendation I would make is to update the carpet in the beachfront section where I stayed. An aside: I have a very bad back but my mattress was above average.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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BamTgg wrote a review Jun 2022
East Hampton, Connecticut658 contributions124 helpful votes
We stayed here twice last summer . We like the opportunity to book a specific area and room. This trip was as good, if not better. We were always greeted warmly as we passed by on the way to the pool each morning- our room seems to have been updated with a very comfy new massage chair- the daily bag of towels hung on your door- the ability to get extras of soap, shampoo etc by just asking- the cleanliness of the property both inside and out, but most important to us was the view. We enjoyed watching the low and high tides, esp the 11 ft tide during the full moon. We took a gorgeous photo of the Strawberry Moon as well as the daily sunrise and sunset photos. We'll be back later this summer to enjoy the warmer ocean swimming at our favorite beach hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Amanda S wrote a review Jun 2022
Rhode Island47 contributions5 helpful votes
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Lafayette was charming. I actually loved the old school touches such as sending a check through the mail and getting a paper receipt back. To start - the front desk woman was very welcoming and helpful. They even give you a coupon for two free coffees in the morning at the neighboring beach restaurant. It’s a good location and right by a few shops. We had an ocean front room and had a great view. The only downside with the view is the people below us on the first floor and the bugs. But maine always has bugs. We couldn’t have breakfast on the balcony because of the mosquitos surrounding our door. As for the room- it was big and great for the two of us. But the room was very dated. It says we were in an updated building but it did not seem it. The rug was a bit dirty, my husband had to fix the toilet, and there was low water pressure. I did however love all the little touches in the room such as the logo on the cups, the note in the bathroom, the robes, and paper surveys. Even though the room was dated I still thought it was nice for a quick stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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deneen_coleashbury wrote a review Jun 2022
Mississauga, Canada114 contributions73 helpful votes
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We booked couple weeks ago as we ended up with a two day break in a trip ultimately ending in New Hampshire … I found this online and it looked fun my my mum and I. I read the reviews that said to request an ocean facing room so when I called I did that. It was GREAT! I did not have high expectations but we were so very VERY happy with our visit. I am definitely going back for at least 3-4 days next time!! Check in was easy and parking was very convenient. Our room was VERY clean and lots of room for my (80 yr old) mum and I. We had a patio door walk out and we loved it! We did a couple good walks on the beach and lots of lounging in the chaise lounges provided. The decor is a teeny bit dated which I think adds to the charm of the resort! The beds were very comfortable and the extras (microwave, fridge, Kurig, bath robes) made it a perfect beach destination. I love LOVE that the floor was tiled and they leave a broom so you can sweep the extra sand OUT! There was AC for the night - I loved listening to the waves so I had the screen door open ALOT during the day; also a wall mounted fan which was very handy. Try it, you’ll like it!! It’s very charming!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Likely VERY busy in peak season but try it in June or Sept !!
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LAFAYETTE'S OCEANFRONT RESORT - Updated 2022 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Wells, Maine)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Marginal Way (4.2 miles), Wells Reserve at Laudholm (2.5 miles), and Ogunquit Playhouse (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Congdon's Doughnuts, Scoop Deck, and Big Daddy's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (2.5 miles), Congregational Church Of Wells (1.7 miles), and Founders Park (1.8 miles).
Does Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.