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Tallwood Motel
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Clean, quiet and safe, but....”
Reviewed 8 August 2008

Ok for the price, but nothing to write home about. Would I stay there again? I'm not sure. My main complaint was there was only one set of curtains in the window (no shades) and some of the hooks to hold them on were broken, which made them droop at the top and not completely meet in the middle. Thankfully an elastic band at the bottom at least closed the gap in the middle. Although the elastic provided some extra privacy, the gap at the top let in lots of extra light in the early morning.

Even though the room was designated as non smoking, there were a couple of small cigarette sized holes on the curtains that were melted, as if a smoker got too close to the curtains and melted the holes.

We traveled with friends, and in their room, all they had was a teeny shower stall, I don't know how a larger person would have been able to comfortably use it. My friends family members are all small, and they said showering in the small space was tricky.

Extremely disappointed that there was no wireless internet access, even if it was for fee, available. I understand not everyone wants to be online while on "vacation", but being able to check weather radar and whatnot would have been helpful, especially with the rainy weather that has been up there as of late.

Both rooms seemed to be recently painted and carpeting appeared new- no noticible stains. Both rooms had fridges and microwave and individual air-conditioning units.

I think the biggest plus of the place was it was within a quick walking distance to Big Daddy's Ice Cream.

  • Liked — Close to good ice cream
  • Disliked — no internet access and crappy curtains
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2008

Lovely hotel. Rooms were very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent value for the money. Would stay there again.

  • Liked — Value
  • Disliked — Gravel driveway, a little noisy.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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West Hartford, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2007

We just returned from the Tallwood and had a great experience. Upon check in our room was ready early. The owner Adeel was nothing but accomadating. He allowed me to use his office on several occasions to check my work email as the rooms do not have wireless internet. The owner Adeel and his wife (?) Kathy are so kind and will help you with anything you need.

Our room was small and a bit outdated but it was very clean. The pool at the hotel is clean and a great place to lay out and enjoy the sun. There is a game room on the property for kids to enjoy.

We had a great stay and plan to return again.

  • Liked — It was in a great location!
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2006

Just got back from having spent one night at the Tallwood Motel on our way to Cape Cod. Were very apprehensive because of the reviews, but booked there anyway as the Tallwood had been recommended by friends of ours who have stayed there four times... and so glad we did!
As long as you realize this is a roadside motel - not a beach place - it is actually a nice place to stay, above average, even quaint, freshly painted, clean and comfortable and value for the money is excellent.
So please don't hesitate to make this your place in Wells.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed 5 October 2005

First of all, let me say the pool was fine. I have probably stayed at 20 different motels in Wells/Ogunquit and this one was one of the less desirable. The rooms were OK but only OK. Clean enough but dated. Thin towels, etc, you know the rest. Bathroom was ridiculous.....a sliding door that you had to squeeze by to get into the bathroom. One you were in the bathroom you had about 7" frontal clearance. There are better places to stay for more money but it would be worth it to me: The Elmwood, The Garrison House and Atlantic Motor Inn.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 23 September 2005

This place was inexpensive & the room was clean. My problem with it was the carpeting & the overall environs. Your typical roadside motel-ordinary, lackluster grounds. The seating area outside the room -also the car park- was a bit neglected-webs w/a lot of deadbugs trapped in them. The carpet in the room was darkened by the accumulated soil over the years as well as stained and really detracted from thecleanliness of therest of the room as well as owner's attempt at some color coordinated decor. There was a microwave & a nice compact refrigerator in the room. The front desk man was friendly.

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Additional Information about Tallwood Motel

Property: Tallwood Motel
Address: 2203 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4719
Region: United States > Maine > Wells
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tallwood Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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