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The Garrison
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Garrison Suites is located in a perfect part of Wells! It's right up the street from Wells beach, located across the street from Congdons donuts and many other great restaurants and fun locations (mini golf, etc). My family stayed for two nights and because we are a larger family, we rented two suites. Both were very nice, clean, and comfortable! We all slept great and although we spent most time outdoors, it was nice having a great place to stay and return to after a long day out. The staff was wonderful and when we received our key they gave us a $20 dollar off gift card for 1 out of 3 restaurants near by! The pool was clean and enjoyable and the scenery surrounding the area was gorgeous! I would absolutely stay there again! It was perfect for our small vacation!

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

i have been going to maine for years i have rented homes and hotels. this was our 1st stay at the garrison suites .. they were by far the best place we have been at . very very nice clean big and comfortable. the service was exceptional . the owners are amazing at what they do. i locked my key in room and called them and they immediately came to our service .i highly recommend the garrison suites in wells for your next stay . i will definitely be returning .. maria sabella

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melcarmy
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in the Garrison Suites. We were in a standard two queen room, which was a little cozy for a family of four, but if you are travelling on a budget and, like us, don't spend much time in your room, it was just fine. The room was clean and the Garrison looked down over the Rachel Carson Nature Preserve and then across to the Atlantic which was very nice. The office staff were very friendly. The pool was clean and inviting. The shuttle bus stops right outside which is convenient. Congdon's doughnuts is across the road and is a must for breakfast, lunch or just a doughnut to take the beach! My only negative, which is why I didn't give a 5-star rating, is the location, it is on a very busy road. There is a pedestrian crossing and the cars do stop for you, so it was easy to walk across the road, but hard to pull out of the Garrison in the car, but other than that, I'd recommend it.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CKTY2013
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

I posted here about this little motel last year, but feel compelled to write again. Came in at the last minute, just as I had last year, and although there were many vacancies on Rte 1 decided to give the Garrison a shot again. This time they had a suite available. Took it, despite the Murphey bed which I was assured would be very comfortable. The rooms were immaculate to say the least, modern dishwasher, microwave oven, and a brand new cook top. 2 TV's. Tons of towels. My daughter and I took a much needed quick dip in the pool before dinner. When it was time for bed, I will say that the Murphey bed was as comfortable as promised. My daughter took the king in the bedroom and she slept great as well. This is a great find and I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ebjrnBoston_MA
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Gatineau
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

we rented a deluxe cottage for a week in July and we were really pleased with the quality and comfort of the place. Nice balcony with picnic table and a great view on the marshes, and the ocean. It's very clean, inside and outside.
Very well located. Easy to bike to many beaches and to main attractions. Restaurants and groceries are close. We did not use our car very much because its was so much fun to bike around.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Small Town Vermont
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

So many things to love about the Garrison. Both last year and this year I stayed in the large motel section. I loved that it has a private bedroom that sleeps two, and then in the living room not only is there a pull out couch (sleeps 2) but also a Murphy bed (sleeps 2) which is always a big hit with our children. There is also a nice kitchen with a normal sized refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, etc. It's very clean and enjoyable. The kids loved the pool (very clean and comfortable lounges) and the grassy play area in which to run around and play on the swingset. The owners are always very pleasant as well. An added bonus. . . just walk directly across the street and you are at Congdons Donuts which has an amazing bakery. The Garrison has everything you could ask for.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited Maine for a long weekend, and had an excellent stay at the centrally located Garrison Suites. The suite was very clean and well maintained, as were the pool and hotel grounds. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. The Murphy bed was surprisingly comfortable, but the couch was a little outdated. The view was pretty and unobstructed, and all of the staff members were very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Garrison

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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