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Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Warrensburg, New York
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55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“New and Improved”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just returned from a girls only weekend and stayed at Lafayette's. What a pleasant surprise to find the rooms totally redone in the main building. Very nice job and the only thing I would recommend is more mirror space than just the one.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The facilities and service at the Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort was top notch. Yes, the decor is a bit outdated but it was clean and well kept. Staff were friendly and courteous the whole time we were there. We booked here because they had rooms right on the beach and we were treated to five wonderful sunrises. Falling asleep with the sound of the ocean lapping on the beach evening can't be beat. Location is also close to Kennebunkport and beach as well as many other attractions. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Oceanfront view is a must.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fulton, missouri.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The staff at this hotel are really nice and the view is beautiful. The hotel was built with cheap furnishings long ago and has not been updated. The maid does a wonderful job with what she has because it is clean but it still looks crummy. There is a window unit air conditioner and NO COFFEE in the room. You have to go downstairs to get a cup. The towels and washcloths are as cheap as they get. The bed was clean and comfortable. I think it is hard to get a decent room in this area. The carpet is very stained.

Room Tip: Ocean front has a good view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were put in the marsh view rooms at Oxcart, just a couple hundred feet from the sand. Clean rooms, keurig, daily newspaper, and chairs/balcony overlooking the marsh. Fan on the wall with A/C. They have a small indoor pool in the main building with a jacuzzi area. You get vouchers for free coffee at the restaurant stand next to the beach. Parking was not an issue (granted we came after labor day), and Wells has a fantastic beach. Bring your own pillows if you can- theirs are not adequate. They offer free wi-fi but it keeps cutting out. Great stay!

Room Tip: If you have a marsh view, go for the second floor so you're not staring at cars. It is right nex...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We have visited here many-a-times and have always enjoyed our stay.You can not beat the view - right on the ocean. Our favorite lodge is the Wells Motor Inn, which like some of the other Lafayette lodges, is right on the beach. In fact, if you get one of the up-stairs rooms, you have your own small balcony, overlooking the beach and the coast of Maine, from Kennebuckport to Ogunquit. Always a great view. And there is nothing better than leaving the slider open at night, hearing the sounds of the surf to lull you to sleep. With that being said, the rooms were a little cramped for more than two people. The bathroom was small, and even
with a fridge and a microwave, there was no coffee maker. What is up with that? But, the room we stayed in was recently updated and it was clean and comfortable. And for the first time we used the indoor pool and the hot tub in the main building. We liked that very much. And I will have to say that the staff has always been very friendly and helpful. Even with the cost, the smallness of the rooms, and some of the rustic elements, I would return in a heartbeat. Always a great place to stay.

Room Tip: A corner room at the Wells Motor Lodge is great because of the extra window, allowing more light in.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northern New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We spent a week at the Marsh Connection which is one of the condos/rentals managed by Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort. Anyway, the property is set back from the ocean by about 200m so you have to walk through the parking lot/drive to get to the steps down to the beach, but this isn't a major hassle.

The property was very nice, clean and had some of the basics you'd need for a weekly rental (linens, dishes, pots/pans, silverware, etc). We had to bring our own towels and we also had to make some purchases to get the kitchen more usable (dishwasher soap, etc). The deck had a great view of the inland waterway/marsh and it was almost as pretty as the ocean. It's on the main road into Lafayette but the bedrooms are on the marsh side so noise isn't an issue.

Lafayette has a great pool and the whole family enjoyed our visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Myself, sons 4 and 6 hubby and mother in law had a great tIme at this hotel. The views from the panorama section were amazing and just steps away from the sand. It is expensive but to be so close to the water was worth the extra cost. Hearing the waves crash made for some great sleeping. The room decor is just ok nothing fancy but room with balcony was spacious enough we didn't feel closed in. After a long day on the beach using the indoor pool with the kids was really nice and the pool is just a quick walk over to the main building. Plenty of fun things to do with the kids within 10 minutes north or south on main st. Wells really is a great central beach town.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms are the way to go with this hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

Property: Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort
Address: 393 Mile Rd, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090-4140
Region: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre 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 
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Lafayettes Oceanfront Hotel
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