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The Thistle Inn

55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Ranked #13 of 16 Boothbay Harbor B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
A R Owls Head, Maine
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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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Owls Head, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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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North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

OK. I stayed here while looking into purchasing vacation property and the Thistle was close by. It is not, you should know, in the middle of town. If that's what you want, choose another property. If you want quiet away from the crowds, this will do very nicely. This is, as its name correctly states, an inn. It is not... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If I were rating just the restaurant, the Thistle Inn would fare much better. Not five stars, but a solid 4. If you're visiting Boothbay Harbor, there's every reason to stop here for dinner and/or drinks. But if you're looking for a B&B, keep on driving. The inn is old, as many are. That's part of the charm of many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We arrived at Thistle Inn early hoping to check-in early, however no one was there. We had to ring a doorbell but no one answered. Once we arrived back we were directed to our room which was Victory Chimes. It was located on the first floor. This room has 3 windows in it and all can be looked through by... More 

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