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“Million dollar view in beautiful Maine!”
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The Garrison
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2012

While taking a chance on a recent escape to Maine we found ourselves in Wells, Maine after an all night drive from Moncton, NB. Coming out of the parking lot of Cogdon's Donuts after having the best breakfast imaginable we saw the view from the Garrison Suites ...it looked like heaven! The owner showed us a two bed efficiency close to the breathtaking view of the salt marshes ringing the beaches that was clean, fresh and only $150.00 per night in a very pricey area of Maine. He even went so far as to let us check in at 9 am after our all night drive, which is saying something.

The room was comfortable and spacious, and the bathroom was nice and clean. The kitchen area had a small table and sink/fridge unit that was great for soft drinks and washing up our travel mugs. The pool in the center of the property is clean, clean and then some. We spent two days lying in the sun on new chaise loungers enjoying the view. The only oddity was they don't supply pool towels so we went down the road to the Cannon Towel Outlet and bought plush bathsheets for $3.99.

The property is fronted by a beautiful historic yellow house and the property is inviting and open. We really found it to be a great home base as we spent our time shopping in Portland (only 10 minutes away) and Boston (only 1 hour away) in the evenings. Kittery is just under 10 minutes down the road and beautiful Wells/Ogunquit has shops, restaurants and beaches that envy any we have seen. Don't forget Funtown/Splashtown is under 10 minutes away also!

Can't wait to go back! This time we will try to extend our trip by several days. Thanks again to the owner for taking us in so early in the morning. You have earned our business for years to come.

Room Tip: All rooms face a central pool area, but we like to be on the ground floor so there is less carrying...
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We recently stayed 2 nights at Garrison Suites in Wells. It was our first experience and we would definitely go back. The suites are the best deal as they have been recently updated with Lazy Boy sofa beds - they also have Murphy beds which I haven't seen in ages and both are very comfortable. It's a nice layout and because the back side of the suites is trees - you hear the birds in the morning! But the best feature is the housekeeping - I have never stayed in such a clean and immaculate place! It was awesome! I don't know about other travelers, but a clean place means alot to us and our stays in other places in Wells has been disappointing. Garrison does not disappoint and you have an unobstructed view of the marsh and ocean! Can't beat it.

Room Tip: Choose the suites as opposed to the cottages.
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Last week my wife and I made our June pilgrimage to the Ogunquit-Wells area for the 50th year,and we found the Garrison Motel and Suites right before our eyes. However it might not have been totally our fault for not ever seeing it before. The reason being is that there is an old dwelling in the immediate front and the Garrison has been almost a secret. however in talking with the owner,who by the way has only had the motel for a few years told me that big things are in the works and will start happening soon. It will open the property up and make it visible for travelers and guests. There is a nice assortment of motel units, some of which are efficientcies;great little cottages, and of course, the suites. Also nicely situated on the property is a sparkling new pool.There is a tidal marsh beyond and then views of the Atlantic

Room Tip: I think all of the motel,cottage,and suites are a good value.
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Clean and friendly. Cozy room. Directly across from the best donuts ever and Mikes clam shack..
yummy

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1  Thank wlhsl
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Just recently my husband and I spent 3 nights at the Garrison, a well needed vacation, the
accomendations were excellent and the service was excellent-----advise family and friends and
others to try, conveniently located and in working distance to my fine restaurants, plan to
stay again soon, Ginny LoGiudice of Haverhill Ma

Room Tip: luxury suites
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

i have been going since i was a kid and ilove it. its great from a family. they have a pool swingset and huge open field. me and my cousin bring a volleyball net that is easy to set up amd there is plenty of room.
there is also beaches with amazing waves right down the street. you could walk there. this id definatly the place to stay

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1  Thank swaggiee3
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Stayed there twice now and both times we were very happy. Nice view from the second floor suites. Rooms are set up nicely. I like the Murphy bed queen better than a pull out sofa any day. My dad was real comfy and happy. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Prices were very reasonable. This will continue to be a regular place for us. Congdon's doughnuts is right across the street for breakfast.

Room Tip: They are putting in new A/C's, the old ones worked great but were noisy. Suites upstairs have go...
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GMGarrison, Owner at The Garrison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2012

Thank you for your nice comments. The Murphy beds are very comfortable. We have 10 brand new La-Z-Boy queen sleeper sofas being delivered this week and the rest are on order.

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Additional Information about The Garrison

Address: 1099 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4511 (Formerly Garrison Suites, Motel and Cottages)
Region: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Wells
Price Range: £53 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Garrison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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