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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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Ranked #1 of 3 Old Lyme B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Bee and Thistle and I was once again very, very pleased. The people are terrific - Tosh couldn't have been more helpful and Vicky in the kitchen was great but everyone goes out of their way to make your experience wonderful. Several glasses of wine by the Lieutenant River was the start of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently attended a family wedding and had a wonderful time and felt truly at home at the B&T Inn. All the staff went above and beyond to assist with every request. Our room was small but had everything we needed including delicious chocolates at bedtime and bottles of (free) water.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My friends had hired this location for their wedding. We arrived on the Friday at lunchtime and stayed until Sunday late morning. The only word I can use to describe this Inn is flawless. We were looked after by an incredible lady call Tosh. (note to the owners: double her salary because you cannot afford for her to be headhunted... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting the Bee and Thistle Inn as the site of a family wedding. Guests filled the Inn for a weekend event and simply stated we could not have had a more wonderful experience. The accommodations were wonderful, sleeping was as close to being at home as you can get. Our meals were expertly prepared -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A true New England bed and breakfast. I attended a wedding here over the weekend and the hospitality was amazing. I was certainly impressed that with a full house of family and friends the staff was fully attentive and ready for anything we threw their way. We stayed in room 8 and found it to be very quaint and comfortable.... More 

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The owners of the historic Bee and Thistle Inn are successfully pulling off the rare trick of marrying one of the oldest and most historic inns in Connecticut with a contemporary style that is unique and appropriate to the setting in Old Lyme. Responding to the local history as the center of both American Luminism and then American Impressionism--both headquartered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent a lovely evening recently at the Bee and Thistle Inn, but there were some drawbacks that would definitely impact our decision to return. When we arrived on our post-Christmas getaway around 4:30, a holiday party the Inn was hosting was just breaking up and a large group of merrymakers were cheerfully (and immovably) blocking the door and hallways... More 

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Linnea1957, Owner at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

This is in response to your email, handwritten list and review for the Bee and Thistle Inn. First and foremost, we take any guest concern very seriously. Upon receiving your list of maintenance issues, our front desk manager immediately gave it to the person responsible for these repairs. As a former innkeeper, you must understand how busy it can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

From the moment we arrived at the Inn until the moment we left we were pampered and treated as if we were the most important people there. Dinner was wonderful and the bartender made great chocolate martinis. We couldn't have been more pleased!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I first called the Bee and Thistle, I was sold! We wanted to see the fall color and I was told about scenic drives and things to see. Then when we drove up to the house, it was one of those moments when you know you picked a great place. The atmosphere of the Inn is warm and welcoming,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed two nights at this lovely B&B and on both evenings enjoyed its lovely restaurant – fine Connecticut dining indeed. Breakfast area was tranquil with delicious home baked goods accompanying a good hot selection. Rooms were cosy and charming while both the interesting house and the large expanse of garden are dotted with fascinating artwork and modern sculptures. Welcome was... More 

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