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“IF YOU RENT A BEACH COTTAGE BE VERY CAREFUL”
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The Garrison
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Wells
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

We rented a beach cottage end of Summer 2011. From the moment we paid the full amount of location (one month prior our arrival) and an extra 500 $ deposit, the owner establishes all kind of restrictions: if you cook lobster in the house and the odor remains after your departure you loose your deposit. The deposit has been returned 2 weeks after the end of vacation. The owner kept a part of it, even if the house has been perfectly cleaned.

All furniture was very old in the cottage. No air condition.
We had to evacuate beacause of Irene storm. No help at all from the owner. Very mean attitude.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Rachel C
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GMGarrison, Owner at The Garrison, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

This review is not related to the Garrison Suites.
The Garrison Suites does not rent beach cottages, does not take security deposits, has never, ever been evacuated due to a storm and all of our vacation cottages have great air conditioning.
The person who wrote this review was referred to someone else who rented beach cottages because we did not have what she wanted.
According to the people she rented from, there was a hurricane at sea during her stay. There was no evacuation. She asked the owners for her money back because she was concerned, and they refused. She was returned $400 of her $500 deposit because they said, she left the place filthy.
She was unable to get satisfaction from them so she is taking out her frustrations on us because we referred her to them. This review does not belong here.

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Reviewed 10 November 2011

We took a shot when driving by, and were very pleasently suprised. Great variety of accomidations, from single rooms, suites and 1 & 2 bedroon cottages. Rates were very reasonable, which was a bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

We stayed at the Garrison Suites over the Columbus Day weekend in one of the efficiences. The location is delightful, and the accomodation has all that is needed for two people with the added plus of a daily supply of excellent coffee for the perculator. We brought all our own food, and were able to cook it either in the microwave oven or on the heater rings. The view is excellent over the inlet and out to the homes at Wells Beach, a great sight either first thing in the monning with the rising sun over the water, or the glow that seemed to hang in the sky from the reflective glow of the setting sun. A great place for a get away weekend.
Gordon

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank agldel
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

My wife and I just stayed at the Garrison Suites from Sept 17th till The 24th we stayed in the suites they are beautiful and what a view of the salt marsh and the ocean in the distants.Ours had a king bed with a great kitchen to do some lite cooking with a full refrigerator. The whole complex is immaculate finally manicured grounds with a brand new pool area. The staff there are wonderful and make you feel right at home. I just want to mention how immacultely clean the housekeeping staff keep the place it is spotless from the time you arrive till the time you leave they deserve alot of credit THANKS.In closing if you are headed to the southern coast of Maine please dont hesitate to stay at the Garrison Suites they make you feel right at home

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tundra07
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We stayed in the extra large cottage for 3 nights at the beginning of September (the largest cottage on the property). We were four in the cottage including a 19 months baby. The cottage has two rooms on the second floor and a large open area on the first floor with a full kitchen and a living room. Plenty of space for up to 6 persons as there is a sofa bed in the living room. It was great four four persons.

We liked our stay very much. The property in general is very well maintained and extremely quiet, at least during our stay. There is a nice brand new outdoor pool. Our son enjoyed it a lot. There are BBQs that can be used which is also really nice.

The ceiling in one of the room is lower than normal but this didn't bother us. There was no curtain in this room so it was not possible to sleep late in the morning. This was not an issue in September but could have been in June/July when the sun rise at 4h30. I am quite sensitive to odors and often smell humidity in hotels/motels.This cottage was odor-free excepted below the stairs that go to the second floor. Most people would not even smell it.

This cottage is a great value considering the pretty large size of the cottage and the general quality of the property. Nice and very clean. We plan to travel to Wells with my mother-in-law again next year and we will return to the same cottage.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Serge B
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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: ₹ 4,777 - ₹ 11,720 (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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