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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Max and Jen Ross have created the very best in small inn lodging and food for those wanting to experience what can be found among the best in Scotland and England. the intimate nature of the accommodations and the extraordinary kitchen truly distinguish this small hotel and restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Nick and Alex present what is the best...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Every summer we take our annual road trip and most often it is from Florida to New England. There is family in eastern Massachusetts, so we always stop there, friends in the Berkshires and happily we are always welcome there and as a special treat we go to Maine. I love the coast of Maine. I love the lobsters, the...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

The Thistle inn was lovely as a family of 4 we had a top floor room with a queen bed and a day bed. The room was beautifully decorated breakfast was terrific -especially the house cured bacon -yum!! We also enjoyed our time in the bar. Very nice place to stay quick walk to town as well.

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Owls Head, Maine
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I've been following Nick's food for years. It is always creative and delicious but this time he nailed it!! Great presentation and cool setting in a really old building. The gimlet was awesome and the bar is a half hull of an old boat.

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california
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Given the three stars but strong reviews was not certain about this B&B. But this is a lovely place with warm staff, very easy to walk to all the local sites and offers delicious breakfasts. Would happily stay again. Great wifi, cute bar, nice linens, nice deck with happy hour. Not sure why only 3 stars are given to this...

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Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 19 June 2015

My wife and I spent two nights here for a brief mini-vacation. The rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. The food - EXCELLENT! The first night we elected to dine in the pub where Paula enjoyed fish and chips; four large pieces of fresh cod and some amazing fries. I had a cheese burger which was topped with tiny, thin...

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Scotland
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Restaurant booked on advice of local innkeeper as a special birthday meal. Waitress began ok if a little loud at times. Restaurant empty. Didn't understand a question about wine but sorted that quickly. Hadn't finished starter when she arrived with main course. Took our cutlery away without replacing so we helped ourselves from another table. Complained about wife's food being...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We stayed in the Heritage Room on the third floor. Watch out--narrow, steep stairs! We had a lot of privacy, with a nice-sized private bath. Walking distance to Boothbay Harbor shops and pier. Free parking. Free wi-fi. And breakfast offered three different menu items from a French-trained pastry chef. He had French toast made with fresh homemade brioche and rhubarb-strawberry...

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Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We found the key in an envelope, let ourselves in, found our room and walked in. it was large, clean and well appointed. All in all this was pleasant and would stay here again. Didn't try the restaurant but neighbors raved.

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Lebanon, Maine
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

It was elegant and the waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious. They have a great wine selection and very nice atmosphere. The broccoli appetizer was fantastic and we recommend it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €100 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

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  • Towell rack hanging from wall
  • Shower stall separated from wall
  • Crack shower stall
 of 5 bubbles Grandma4TandZ, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Steep incline of stairs - 3rd floor was challenging, but worth the climb.”
 of 5 bubbles 866better, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked the Sherman Zwicker room.”
 of 5 bubbles ramco, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If stairs are an issue ask for the downstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles janeb712, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“They all looked fine. they are clean, comfortable and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles gmboucher, 22 May 2015 | Read review
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