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The Thistle Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Toronto, South Dakota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was previously unknown to us, however I reserved room on line and indicated it was an anniversary stay. Upon arrival we were met by the owner welcoming us and apologizing the restraint was closed. She offered many recommendations for dinner and we were surprised to find a bottle of champaign in our room wishing us a happy anniversary. Bed...

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned to dine here in early spring and was pleased to see it delivered on all levels. During the 'off season', there aren't a lot of places to go but the Thistle is a treasure year round. In summer, many people head to restaurants by the water but you can dine here on their wonderful outdoor porch under...

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Inn is the perfect location in Boothbay Harbor. Our room was quaint and spacious with lots of updated features and easy to reserve on their website. The restaurant was also amazing. Welcoming bar and dining room. Great happy hour, menu, food and service including the chocolate torte birthday cake! Thank you for a wonderful time!

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Thank 4ralda
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I felt like I was in my own home. Anya and the new Management team made me feel like I was the only guest. The food was amazing, my room was exceptionally quiet, super comfortable, and very private. I'd recommend to anyone I know. Kudos on a job well done, Thistle!!!

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Thank Roger M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We made last minutes reservations for one night of President's Day weekend. The room was clean and nice, the bar was intimate and cozy with great happy hour specials. Our meal was fantastic!! We will definitely return. It was a great spontaneous get away!

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Thank Mikaela F
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed there (as usual) when visiting BBH earlier this month. While the room is always comfortable and welcoming, the restaurant was even better than it was before. I am so pleased to see the hard work of the new management take such a wonderful place and make it better. Not only was the food better than ever before, the...

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is not a fancy place, but is located right in the small town and is charming. Warm and cozy atmosphere and new owners are just as warm and welcoming. The food in the restaurant is excellent; it was a fixed menu the night we ate there, choices were varied and imaginative. Will definitely go again.

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Conway, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for our weekend away before the holiday rush. We wanted to go to see the lights at the Botanical Gardens and this was the perfect place to stay. We got there Friday and parked our car till we left on Sunday. BBH is fully accessible from The Thistle Inn. We loved that we could eat in the...

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Thank JANE D
Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great location but poorly maintained, and unilaterally failing to honor what was purported to be available. The Inn advertised breakfast was available through October 31, but when we arrived in mid-October the caretaker said there was no breakfast because it was off-season. After much discussion and showing him the website which said breakfast was available, he said to give him...

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Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our two night stay at the inn was pleasant and met our expectations. We planned lots of outdoor activities and did not want, or need rocking chairs on the porch, multiple sofas and big chairs for reading or other comforts. We required a safe, clean, comfortable room with a firm mattress and a working bathroom. Perfect match! Max, the innkeeper...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Thistle Inn is a historic sea captains home that offers 5 elegantly appointed rooms in addition to a fine dining restaurant, pub and wine store. A continental breakfast starts out your day of exploring the beautiful coast line and town of Boothbay Harbor. The Thistle Inn is for those that enjoy the convenience of an on site restaurant, elegant rooms and a perfect homebase for your vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thistle Inn

Address: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: €96 - €170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Their website provides great pictures and descriptions of rooms. Also you can use Open Table to make a restaurant reservation!”
4ralda, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have a ton of luggage, stay downstairs”
BT80209, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“To get a good room go elsewhere.”
  • Crack shower stall
  • Shower stall separated from wall
  • Towell rack hanging from wall
Grandma4TandZ, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Steep incline of stairs - 3rd floor was challenging, but worth the climb.”
866better, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked the Sherman Zwicker room.”
ramco, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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