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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made last minutes reservations for one night of President's Day weekend. The room was clean and nice, the bar was intimate and cozy with great happy hour specials. Our meal was fantastic!! We will definitely return. It was a great spontaneous get away!

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Thank Mikaela F
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there (as usual) when visiting BBH earlier this month. While the room is always comfortable and welcoming, the restaurant was even better than it was before. I am so pleased to see the hard work of the new management take such a wonderful place and make it better. Not only was the food better than ever before, the...

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is not a fancy place, but is located right in the small town and is charming. Warm and cozy atmosphere and new owners are just as warm and welcoming. The food in the restaurant is excellent; it was a fixed menu the night we ate there, choices were varied and imaginative. Will definitely go again.

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1Thank WinnieBea
Conway, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for our weekend away before the holiday rush. We wanted to go to see the lights at the Botanical Gardens and this was the perfect place to stay. We got there Friday and parked our car till we left on Sunday. BBH is fully accessible from The Thistle Inn. We loved that we could eat in the...

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Thank JANE D
Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great location but poorly maintained, and unilaterally failing to honor what was purported to be available. The Inn advertised breakfast was available through October 31, but when we arrived in mid-October the caretaker said there was no breakfast because it was off-season. After much discussion and showing him the website which said breakfast was available, he said to give him...

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Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our two night stay at the inn was pleasant and met our expectations. We planned lots of outdoor activities and did not want, or need rocking chairs on the porch, multiple sofas and big chairs for reading or other comforts. We required a safe, clean, comfortable room with a firm mattress and a working bathroom. Perfect match! Max, the innkeeper...

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Saint Jerome, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I rented a room here for 1 night. That was too much, too expensive and no one to welcome us.We had to be there between 3 and 5. It's not that easy when you are travelling to be there at a precise time. The key was left in the mail box. The owner of the inn doesn't live there, so...

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3Thank marcel1953
Maine
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Like another traveler, I agreed to stay at this establishment based on a website with very nice pictures. I walked into the inn and had a bad feeling that I was going to be disappointed. I was. The room was hot and when I went to turn on the AC, there was a good 4" gap between the AC and...

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2Thank cllmetatrsld
Greenville, SC
Reviewed 18 August 2016

First of all the high spots. We had great pancakes custom made for us both mornings of our stay and the service by Brenda was very attentive. We ate on the veranda and the weather was perfect. Now the not so great parts. We rented based on a well done website showing a fully functional restaurant and bar. Neither of...

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2Thank scwaterfalls
New England
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We LOVED this place last year and in early June of this year, that is until half the staff quit, including the chef. They're trying to act like nothing happened, but the magic Thistle Inn burger is a thing of the past, and the replacement is not even appetizing. Happy hour is still a great deal from 5 -6, but...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 04538-1818
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: RM477 - RM820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you have a ton of luggage, stay downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles BT80209, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“To get a good room go elsewhere.”
  • Towell rack hanging from wall
  • Shower stall separated from wall
  • Crack shower stall
 of 5 bubbles Grandma4TandZ, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Steep incline of stairs - 3rd floor was challenging, but worth the climb.”
 of 5 bubbles 866better, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked the Sherman Zwicker room.”
 of 5 bubbles ramco, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If stairs are an issue ask for the downstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles janeb712, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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