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The Thistle Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
curleykate Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely place - was travelling for business and found myself with an overnight in Boothbay Harbor. Found this place with online reservations. Hosts were lovely - room was clean, comfortable and spacious! Space is not something you find often in old New England Inns. I arrived at happy hour and the pub is clearly a favorite with locals as... More

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Martinsville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Thistle Inn was originally built as a residence in the 1860's for a sea captain . . . Reed. One can only imagine what Booth Bay Harbor was like back then . . . Captain Reed returning from a voyage, crossing the large granite stoop, opening the door, ascending the narrow steps, traversing the wide pine planks. He was... More

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Brooklyn, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

First The Good; Excellent restaurant. The Inn has both a Pub menu and a Full Gourmet Menu. The Tuna Tar Tar appetizer was a meal in itself. The Lobster wrapped in puff pastry was 5 stars as well. The Lobster and Filet Mignon were both cooked perfect as was the Lazy Man's Lobster. You can't go wrong in this restaurant.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I love to travel and we were very impressed with this Inn. We stayed in the Timberwind and loved the privacy and private entrance. It was a lovely place and we enjoyed every aspect of our stay here. From the quaint location, to the comfortable and private room with the sky light and open windows to enjoy... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Comfortable & well appointed attic room. The staff are really friendly & made a delicious breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble. Would make a point of coming to Boothbay Harbor again & stay here as we would love to try the Inn's restaurant & sample their real ales. Easy walk into the centre of town.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This inn is located a few blocks from the shops and restaurants in the harbor area. The room was good size but on the third floor with very steep stairs! Others may not be able to maneuver them but the quiet room with a nice private bath was good for a one night stay. The television was confusing to us... More

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Liverpool, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The Thistle Inn is a historic inn located in beautiful Boothbay Habor Maine. The bed was very hard even for my husband who likes a firm mattress. The breakfast was gourmet but a bit too greasy for me. The service was great the people who own it and work there are wonderful. Dinners are great especially in the outdoor deck!

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Kittery, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Room was musty and worn. Towels, linens and covers unchanged for quite a while or stored in a musty place. Furnishings outdated, worn and in need of replacement. The "Timberwood" room is a loft with exposed beams and ceiling fan that may have been new in the late 1980's but is in dire need of overhaul, with street traffic constantly... More

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ThistleInn, Owner at The Thistle Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you caught us in during our spring time maintenance activities. Power washing the railings to then paint can create quite a mess. We've only had a few sunny days to work with recently and painting has been delayed a bit but now well underway now that we are in a sunny stretch. Our building is dated... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have visited Boothbay several times and decided to try the Thistle Inn. We reserved the Heritage Room on the 3rd floor. The room was very quiet but there were some things that needed attention. The carpeting throughout is in need of a good cleaning; the dust ruffle on the bed needs to be replaced; light bulb missing in the... More

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Also Known As:
The Thistle Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Address: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
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 
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