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The Thistle Inn

55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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The Thistle Inn
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Ranked #15 of 16 Boothbay Harbor B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Boothbay just for one night and were enticed to stay at the Thistle Inn based on the ratings of some other reviews. When we arrived at the inn there was only a doorbell that said Push For Service. When a staff member greeted us she said "we were only supposed to have one check-in... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed in the Victory Chimes room - simple & exquisite. Comfortable. Spacious. Peaceful. Our room had the feel of a luxury spa. The bathroom was very spacious. The bed comfortable. I would stay here again without hesitation.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Super charming with amazing food and service. Special attention given to meal presentation and attractive dish ware. We loved the third floor spacious room, quiet and removed from the bustling restaurant below. Highly recommend this inn.

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved the Thistle Inn! Stacy makes you feel so welcome and is so helpful in advising you as to activities/shopping. The room was fine - a real bargain price, but the food is superb. We ate there 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed. We loved having drinks at the bar after dinner and walking 16 steps to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The restaurant is awesome tuna tar tar to die for, dorey bar is great place to finish the night. Our room was clean, bed comfy and they even set up the extra bed for my daughter. This is a nice quiet place to relax and park the car till time to leave we will be back

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