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Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They could be nicer”
Reviewed August 12, 2007

They are right on the ocean which is very nice. But...the staff was rude and grumpy. There are signs everywhere not to take motel stuff, I felt very aware of being accused. I realize they have parking problems,but they kick you out of your parking spot at 11AM when others are not due to check in until 2PM. Most hotels allow you to use the property pool and ammenities on the day of check out, but not his place. You also have to give up your pool pass at 11AM too.. At over $200 a night, you think they might extend this courtesy to use the pool for the day - especially since the pool doesn't open until 9am.

The older rooms really could use a make over. And...I truly have to agree with the review earler of non-smokers beware. There are many many smokers here, so even a non-smoking room really isn't so. WIth my allergies, my non-smoking room still bothered me.

Yes..on the beach. Swimable?? Well, sort of. At high tide, there is NO beach at all, the water goes up to the wall. At low tide..there is a wet beach..lots of rocks in the water. You could find a better beach for sure. But..the view is always nice if you are not a swimmer.

Would I go back?? Probably not....unless they get new staff who didn't make you feel guilty all the time.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2007

This was the second year that we stayed here. We plan on returning next year. We stayed in the room with the fireplace and massage chair. It was wonderful to relax and watch the ocean. We spent the weekend just enjoying our room and the beach.

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2007

We have been coming to Lafayette's for many years. My whole family stays several times a year. We just stayed in one of the new rooms witha massage chair and a fireplace!. What a treat to be right on the beach. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2007

We Love it here! The beach front lodge is our favorite building. We love the renovations - the rooms are just beautiful and very comfortable! We loved the new shower! The views from the room can not be beat! It is a wonderful experience to stay right on the beach and listen to the waves at night and not have to fight traffic to enjoy the beach during the day! The staff at the hotel are so friendly and helpful. It is like coming back to friends whenever we stay here.

  • Liked — Comfort and cleanliness
  • Disliked — I liked it all
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Chesapeake, VA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2007

We have been there 4 years in a row. We plan on going back every year till we retire and can move to Maine. Love Maine in February. A week of peace and quiet. Great restaurants are nearby. This past February we even had days that got up as high as 35 degrees. Wonderful walks on the beach. So invigorating. We book the same room every year. The staff is very helpful. Cannot wait for February 08.

  • Liked — At high tide the water sometimes splashes up and hits our sliding doors on the beachfront.
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
Address: 393 Mile Rd, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090-4140
Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Wells
#4 Family Hotel in Wells
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lafayette`s Oceanfront Hotel Wells
Lafayettes Oceanfront Hotel
Lafayettes Oceanfront Wells
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort Wells, Maine

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