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Village by the Sea
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2014

My stay at the Village by the Sea was fantastic!
The rooms were beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly. A member of the staff even helped me carry my things inside just because he was in the area! The food at dinner was great!
I would definitely recommend VBTS to anyone!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We recently held a banquet for 125 people with an overnight to follow and was blown away with the level of preparation, communication, accommodation, and service from VBTS. Everything was represented exactly as it came out to us including meals, pricing, rooms quality, spacing needs, etc. Dinner was prompt, exceptional, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Also, rooms were spacious, furnished well, clean, and had a nice personal touch of the Maine shore. Jill Robie, the hotel manager was absolutely fantastic to work with and was always friendly, prompt with email, and helpful in accommodating every special and last minute request. My group and I had a great time and could not recommend Village by the Sea more highly. We will definitely be using them again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Tim D
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stay here often and really enjoy the upper condos with the fireplace and plenty of room to spread out. They are always clean and the maintenance staff is very friendly and helpful.

The pool and hot tub are a bonus. I would definitely recommend this place and we will definitely go there again.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Connie W
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent a three night getaway last weekend at VBTS, taking advantage of one of their off season specials on their website. This is the third time we have stayed at VBTS and as usual we were happy with our accomodations. Staying at VBTS is more like renting a condo or apartment than staying at a hotel, although they do offer daily light housekeeping and have a nice indoor pool. I would recommend looking at the photo's on their website before booking as the units decor is different with each one, depending on the owner. Some are more updated that others. With most you will find a kitchen from the 1980's. If this bothers you I would recommend looking elsewhere. If you don't concern yourself with that on vacation and appreciate having vastly more space, a washer and dryer in most units, and a full kitchen as mentioned, than you will probably appreciate VBTS. As usual the front desk staff was pleasant and accomodating and the housekeepers were prompt checking in on us with fresh towels each morning. One small complaint for me is the use of the indoor pool for local birthday parties. We experienced this on Saturday. When we arrived at about 10:15 AM with our two young children we had the pool to ourselves. By 11:15 AM the pool was completely filled with screaming, rambunkious preteen girls with their clueless parents texting and talking on their phones. Out of concern for our two kids and to preserve our hearing we quickly vacated the area. No staff from VBTS was present and their appeared to be very little supervision for the this "party." I noticed that VBTS is now advertising this on their website and while I understand the desire to generate more outside revenue, I think the pool is an ammenity advertised and paid for in part by paying hotel guests, most of whom are not prepared or expecting this on their vacation. We still enjoyed our stay however and are preparing to return in June when the outdoor pool will hopefully be open!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

A group of gals have been going to VBS for 4-5 years and have always had a good experience. We request the same condo and have always been satisfied with every part of our stay. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Can't wait to get back next year. MM

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Marion M
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Everything was such well taken care of! It was like staying in a house with the full kitchen and great rooms! Very homing feeling! The pool area and gaming area was very clean. People who stayed with me also used the fitness center and loved it! The place is so close to great restaurants. It is a great hotel to use as a starting ground to adventure out to other parts of Maine! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Nee238
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We rented a 2-bedroom suite in August 2012 and we liked our stay. The ''Village'' is well located and not too far from the ocean. Beds were comfortable and the room and bathrooms were cleaned everyday. The only negative aspect was that the carpet in our room was dirty and needed to be deeply cleaned. Overall, we had a good time but I think the price is a little bit high for a room with a dirty carpet.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jean-Sebastien R
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Additional Information about Village by the Sea

Address: Route 1 South, 1373 Post Road, PO Box 1107, Wells, ME 04090
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Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range: $89 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Suite Resort Hotel. Condominium resort hotel featuring spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills, Bocce ball court and basketball court. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the popular tourist towns of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. All units with living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen. Wedding and Meeting facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, for inviting events by the sea. Free Wireless Internet. ... more   less 
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