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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second year that our family reunion was held at the Bee and Thistle. We had 28 people for dinner on Saturday night. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served in the beautiful outdoor garden. It was a lovely setting and the hor d'oeuvres were delicious and plentiful. My compliments go to the chef for the next three courses.... More 

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BeeandThistle, Assistant Innkeeper at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JSpies12, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your family had an amazing time with us this past weekend, we enjoyed seeing everyone again. Tosh is a very important member of our team and makes it her priority to make sure everyone feels welcome. We hope to see everyone soon! Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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

Dear RWL08540, We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. Tosh and Vicky are great members of our team and we strive to make our guests feel welcome and at home. I am glad that you were able to enjoy our amenities as well at the gems in Old Lyme. I do apologize about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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Linnea1957, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mary Beth L, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We have a great team here at the Bee and strive to make our guests feel comfortable. We hope to see you for another visit in the future. Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Linnea1957, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nick M, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Bee. Tosh, is a great member of our team and she always goes above and beyond for all of our guests, we are very lucky to have her. The bathtub issue has been addressed and fixed, I am sorry that it was not functioning... More 

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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