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Chester
Reviewed 18 July 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
Reviewed 14 July 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...

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Thank Daryl F
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Tonny F
New York
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed at several B&B's on a trip along the Maine coastline. This was our only disappointment. Our reception was non existent. We stayed 2 nights. The Inn smells unpleasant. Our original room on the third floor was an embarrassment and should not be offered for occupancy. Luckily on our 2nd night a staff member allowed us to switch to...

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1Thank Terryndan
Mendocino, California
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I picked up my daughter in Boston after finishing her freshman year and arrived at the Inn in time for a late relaxing (and incredible) dinner before retiring to our very comfortable room. Having chatted with Max at great length while we ate - the exhausted now sophomore did not make it up in time for all of the activities...

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Thank annz2
Lowell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 April 2014

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...

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Thank curleykate
Martinsville, Virginia
Reviewed 20 October 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...

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Thank Ben R
Brooklyn, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 October 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....

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7Thank brien33731
Boothbay Harbor
Reviewed 14 October 2013

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Thank Lark F
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 8 October 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...

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Amenities

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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: $146 - $247 (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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