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“Right on the beach!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Atlantic Oceanfront Motel

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Atlantic Oceanfront Motel
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Canandaigua
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Right on the beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

We were very pleased with our room at the Atlantic Oceanfront motel. We had a great view of the ocean and a balcony overlooking it. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the thick comforter was a wonderful surprise! The only disappointment was there were no sunrises any of the three mornings we were there. Guess we'll have to return to catch them another time!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gomim
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pembroke, MA
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Brought my Mother for a weekend... she loves the Ocean. There were no balcony rooms left but the man at the front desk said the lower floor would be easier and had a beautiful view.
He was right. There are three windows (one partially blocks the view with stairs

Staff were all very nice. Room was small but adequate. So what was the problem? I went to slip into bed and noticed stains on the sheets and pillowcase. I thought it was blood, front desk says rust stain. Which ever I was able to wash off a spot on the comforter with a face cloth, soap and water.....hmmm. if they were laudered wouldn't it have come off too? The man at the front desk came right over when I called with all new sheets, pillowcases, blanket, couldn't have asked for better service.

Next morning I found a dirty glass and food wrapper on the floor by the head of my bed and the night stand. And before I left found blood on the other bed skirt and the bath mat/towel on the bottom was dirty. Makes me wonder if it really was cleaned prior to us or just the beds made.
Wish I had seen all this when we first went in.

This is probably an exception but I won't take that chance again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Travelusa2011
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Florida
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94 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

The Atlantic Oceanfront Motel remains my favorite place to stay in Maine! My husband and I visit many times a year and are always pleased with our stay. We always book the oceanfront rooms as they have the best views...you can't beat the sunrises in the morning and if you are lucky the full moon at night. The owners, Kevin and Deidre are always updating the motel. This past winter they refurbished the oceanfront rooms from top to bottom. The staff there are wonderful...Kathryn at the front desk, Ruby and Terri, two of the maids and Brian who helps with the grounds and maintenance....they are all friendly and helpful. Parking is tight so adhere to the vehicle size limits they reccomend. There are no elevators so if anyone in your party has trouble with stairs, book a ground floor unit. You can't beat the location, right on the beach and close to shops and restaurants. Atlantic Oceanfront is a well run family motel and worth a visit!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Seadreams
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montreal
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Our family just wanted to stay in a beachfront hotel so we don't have to drive up everytime my son wants to go to the beach. It was the best stay we experienced in Maine. The view of the ocean was just fantastic. My son and daughter loved the place. We would stay at the balcony just to watch the sun rise. The place was not full at this time of the year so it's peaceful & relaxing. There were many good restaurants around so you don't have to worry about going far for good food.
Great service!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank elinor m
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

I recently went on a winter trip to Wells, Maine and wa looking for a decent place to stay at a reasonable price. I came across The Atlantic Oceanfront Motel. I was skeptical about the "Motel" name at first but it turned out that it's a very nice place to stay. The views of the beach were unbelievable. I would highly recommend The Atlantic Oceanfront Motel.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank jared5240
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Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

The Atlantic Oceanfront Motel met all of our expectations. I traveled with my fiance and we stayed in a corner suite complete with our own private balcony and stunning views of the ocean. We were literally a 10 second walk away from the beach. The lady at the front desk was very helpful,offering tips of places to visit and coupons for a couple nearby restaurants. The Motel is surrounded by cottages so the beach is rather private and the sand is quite soft. We traveled there at the beginning of October and it was quite lovely. We took a moonlit stroll the first night and it was fantastic! We woke up and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves as we were able to leave our balcony door open - what a delight! While the amenities aren't that of a swanky hotel - the view and location make this a great place to stay. If you are looking for a place with an elevator,a restaurant,bar, or hot tub - then this is not your place. But if you are simply looking for a clean place with a great view, a pool and a great proximity to nearby towns - then this is the place for you! The parking is free and plentiful,but we did go during the off season. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely venture back someday in the future!

Room Tip: Choose a room with an ocean view and private balcony,worth the money. Otherwise you will end up with...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EllaDaisy
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We recently stayed here during the Colimbus Day weekend. We had a oceanfront room on the lowest level- no balcony, but a large beach level picture window. They recently upgraded these rooms and they are gorgeous! Dark wood furniture, wall mounted flat screen TV, fridge, micro.
All the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The location is the closest to the beach besides the private homes. We plan on returning in the spring.

Room Tip: Any of their rooms are great, but we enoy the oceanfront rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nynana614
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Property: Atlantic Oceanfront Motel
Address: 37 Atlantic Ave, Wells, ME 04090-0386
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Location: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wells
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Atlantic Oceanfront Motel is a direct oceanfront motel on beautiful Wells Beach, Maine. Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean without ever leaving the comfort of your bed. Enjoy spectacular ocean vistas from your own private balcony, cool-off in the outdoor pool with expansive sundeck or relax on 7-miles of sandy beach. Spacious wonderfully appointed and renovated guest rooms and suites with air-conditioning, refrigerators, microwaves, balconies and more. Family-friendly, family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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Atlantic Oceanfront Motel Wells, Maine

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