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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This older home could use a face lift (staircases could use fresh carpeting...) Still, room itself was clean, spacious and air conditioned, bathroom was clean and private. It is convenient location 3 blocks from center of this terrific tourist town. Breakfast was tasty, served at our private table atop white tablecloths. Each morning there was a choice of 2 entrees.... More 

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San Joaquin Valley California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here in July. Neat old building with a bar on site (strong drinks). Easy walking to downtown and all the shops. There is a restaurant on site , however we ate in downtown both nights. There breakfasts were great. Lobster Benedict one morning and a great omelet the next. If you have trouble with stairs... More 

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London,UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

'Historical Inn' can be a bit of a mixed blessing. It could be an old building, full of charm, lovingly maintained by its owners. Or it could be an excuse for letting the building take care of itself. The Thistle felt like it was tending towards the latter just a little too much for comfort. The place certainly needed a... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Thistle Inn in May as well as 6 days ago. Our stay at the Inn both times was enjoyable and relaxing. The rooms are lovely and spacious. We were lucky to have had pleasantly cool days and nights( I am not a fan of hot weather). The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was modern and... More 

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York, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We arrived to check-in and couldn't park. The parking area for the inn is small and customers from the restaurant/bar park there too. We were told we arrived at "happy hour". The street has limited temporary parking and tow signs all around. So we left for dinner and returned to try again. It took three hours before we could park... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast - scorched scrambled eggs; burnt rye toast and half burned/half uncooked bacon. No jelly and no orange juice. 1 bottle of ketchup to share among 5 tables. Was Told chef might not make it for breakfast next day so might want to make other plans (breakfast was supposed to be included). Guests quizzed on whether we wanted maid service.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This was our first trip to The Thistle Inn for dinner. When in Boothbay Harbor in the summer we have gravitated to the places with outside seating, but this time a rainy, cold night made dining inside sound like a great idea. What a find! The atmosphere is lovely, the fire warm and cozy and the food was very good.... More 

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Squirrel Island, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Each year I stay here at least 2 times and then always complete the visit with dinner. I have never been disappointed in both the quality of the food and the excellent staff. The Thistle Inn continues to evolve their menu and keep a very robust wine list. Congrats to Max and Jen for keeping this BB and restaurant top... More 

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Houston, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stayed in the American Eagle room during the offseason, meaning had good rate but without breakfast. Room was large with a comfortable bed. Inn is attached to a restaurant, and aromas can be sensed in the room. Location is convenient to restaurants in town.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We ate dinner at the Thistle Inn and it was great. The fish was fresh and the pork chop was so tender and juicy. The portions were just right and the atmosphere was cozy. It is a nice place to relax and have great food. We did not stay at this Inn we just had dinner there

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Thistle Inn

Address: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: $135 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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