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The Garrison
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Wells
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Boston, MA
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Continues to not disappoint”
Reviewed 1 September 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, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 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, travelled as a couple
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Small Town Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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.

Room Tip: We prefer a ground floor in the large motel section. Easy to bring things to and from the car. And...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 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, travelled with friends
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Albany, NY
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We only have a motel room but I can say its a good deAl! Only $125 a night. Good pool, good location as its close to drake island and mile road (both w beaches at the end of them). Only minor complaint , each room doesnt have individual chairs out front , there are Just benches to share which aren't that comfie. A/c also blows right on the 1 bed. Is little noisy but I didn't mind. Overall good place!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Moncton, NB
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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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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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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.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Garrison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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