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“For a great weekend getaway in the Fall”
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The Garrison
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
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“For a great weekend getaway in the Fall”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We stayed at the Garrison Suites over the Columbus Day weekend in one of the efficiences. The location is delightful, and the accomodation has all that is needed for two people with the added plus of a daily supply of excellent coffee for the perculator. We brought all our own food, and were able to cook it either in the microwave oven or on the heater rings. The view is excellent over the inlet and out to the homes at Wells Beach, a great sight either first thing in the monning with the rising sun over the water, or the glow that seemed to hang in the sky from the reflective glow of the setting sun. A great place for a get away weekend.
Gordon

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Plattsburgh, New York
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

My wife and I just stayed at the Garrison Suites from Sept 17th till The 24th we stayed in the suites they are beautiful and what a view of the salt marsh and the ocean in the distants.Ours had a king bed with a great kitchen to do some lite cooking with a full refrigerator. The whole complex is immaculate finally manicured grounds with a brand new pool area. The staff there are wonderful and make you feel right at home. I just want to mention how immacultely clean the housekeeping staff keep the place it is spotless from the time you arrive till the time you leave they deserve alot of credit THANKS.In closing if you are headed to the southern coast of Maine please dont hesitate to stay at the Garrison Suites they make you feel right at home

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

We stayed in the extra large cottage for 3 nights at the beginning of September (the largest cottage on the property). We were four in the cottage including a 19 months baby. The cottage has two rooms on the second floor and a large open area on the first floor with a full kitchen and a living room. Plenty of space for up to 6 persons as there is a sofa bed in the living room. It was great four four persons.

We liked our stay very much. The property in general is very well maintained and extremely quiet, at least during our stay. There is a nice brand new outdoor pool. Our son enjoyed it a lot. There are BBQs that can be used which is also really nice.

The ceiling in one of the room is lower than normal but this didn't bother us. There was no curtain in this room so it was not possible to sleep late in the morning. This was not an issue in September but could have been in June/July when the sun rise at 4h30. I am quite sensitive to odors and often smell humidity in hotels/motels.This cottage was odor-free excepted below the stairs that go to the second floor. Most people would not even smell it.

This cottage is a great value considering the pretty large size of the cottage and the general quality of the property. Nice and very clean. We plan to travel to Wells with my mother-in-law again next year and we will return to the same cottage.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

This was our first time at the Garrison Suites and I can promise it won't be the last. We stayed in the August 2011 timeframe. We found the establishment on-line and took a chance. We surely lucked out; the pictures matched everything we experienced! The whole staff was very courteous, rooms were immaculate and the grounds were beautiful. We had the best time! A clean, comfortable place at affordable prices!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Our ground floor efficiency-style room was clean, comfortable, quiet and conveniently located to many towns in the southern part of coastal Maine. We had breakfast and snacks at the table in our kitchenette each day of our stay. The refrigerator allowed us to keep our foods and drinks chilled during our weekend at the Garrison Suites. A kitchen cabinet allowed us to store our dry foods and the sink gave us the opportunity to clean the dishes and cutlery that was provided.
The air conditioning unit kept us comfortable during our stay. Parking was very close to our room.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jay, New York
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

What a plesant place to stay. Owners very accomodating and friendly. The units are extremely clean and comfortable. This is our second Memorial Day stay as we were there in 2010 and plan on going back for Columbus Day and then again for Memorial Day of 2012. Just an example of the professionalism of the owner, I happened to forget a copy of a 1951 Sporting News page in the room and I called from home when I realized I did not have it. After some searching, Garrison Suites came through and promptly mailed it to me. Can't say enough about the place ........

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Randolph, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

Went to Wells for an overnight (I usually go to Ogunquit every year for a week) to visit some friends who were renting a house. Thought I would easily find a room for the night for myself, a friend and my daughter. Had a tough time. I went into the USA Motor Inn who referred us to the Garrison. The woman at the front desk was so friendly, they even gave us a small break on the price. We got an efficiency (small kitchen, table and chairs) The place was immaculate. Bathroom spotless. Nice little working refrig for ice for our cooler. Lovely pool that we took a dip in before dinner. Overlooks the marshes/water. Little play area for the kids. There were other bigger size cottage units that looked very nice as well. We had a little deck to sit out on. Even though we stayed there unplanned, I would absolutely go back (with reservations this time) and recommend the Garrison to anyone going to Wells Maine.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: The Garrison
Address: 1099 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4511 (Formerly Garrison Suites, Motel and Cottages)
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Garrison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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