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The Thistle Inn
Ranked #14 of 15 Boothbay Harbor B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 August 2010

I found this B & B online. Called and left a message and they returned my call in short time. Jennifer and Max own and run this almost european tavern/inn a stone's throw from the harbor in Boothbay. Once there, I felt like I was entering an old English mix, where you can eat great food in the tavern or on the very private deck, drink a good mix of beers or wine or fine liquors, and just soak up a vintage atmosphere. In our week in Maine, I had the most delicious meal of the week, lobsters aside. Many locals eating dinner there also. Upstairs, the room was warm and tastefully done and the bed wonderful. The only complaint is that you could go there and not want to leave to go out. But if you do, the harbor is a relaxing 5 minute walk.
Max, the french toast could be more creative but maybe I'm getting greedy.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Our stay at the Thistle Inn was delightful. Jen & Max, the Innkeepers are personable and helpful. Located a block or so away from the harbor, the Inn was quiet but close enough to easily stroll to all the harbor sites and activities. The excellent breakfasts were different everyday. We had one evening meal at the Inn and it was wonderful. This is an old building with character, well maintained and clean. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank John33915
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

Jen was a delight, but, we didn't meet her until the day before we were leaving. The room was very small, extremely hot, even with the air conditioner on, no really good place to sit outside to visit or have coffee, a small area in room to use to read, but not in a good area..room wasn't made up when we arrived back after a busy day, but, housekeeper did knock to see if we wanted her to make bed, clean up and leave towels. We had her leave towels, but, nothing else. Breakfast is served late in our opinion. We did dine at the restaurant and I believe it to be over-rated...will not stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gummy2331
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

What a beautiful place. We chose the Thistle Inn because of its proximity to town (just a couple minute walk to the heart of Boothbay) and we found a great little bar, a nice updated clean room and free breakfast!! And not just a continental breakfast but homemade quiche, fresh fruit and a side salad, along with fresh baked goods and fresh squeezed OJ. We didnt have the opportunity to eat dinner at the restaurant, but the deck is decorated with white lights and is like a litte haven amongst the hustle going on around it . Such a wonderful place, and compared to the other hotels in the area, very reasonably priced. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Alison S
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

We usually stay at Fisherman's wharf but last year we checked out the rooms while having dinner (always our first and last dinner out when we visit Boothbay Harbor, the food is fantastic). We decided to try the room on the ground floor and we were really pleased with the room. A very good size, very comfortable bed, very clean. We will be coming back again next year! And I love having the restaurant and pub right here. We had a great time, thanks!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank BillyCT
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Reviewed 4 July 2010

My wife and I are loving The Thistle Inn - we just finished a delicious waffle breakfast and now are taking a little time out to check email and write a review about how our trip is going. Nice that they have a laptop for guests to use! This is more than we expected from a B&B...the room is really nice, the food is fantastic and the service is top notch. We had a memorable dinner last night on the deck, excellent lobster & filet and a great bottle of pinot. This is a special place and not-to-miss in Boothbay Harbor. One more night here and then next stop is Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank hzankowski
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

My wife and I stayed here for 2 days. The innkeeper/bartender/cook Anya was absolutely awesome and might be one of the hardest working people I have met. The restaurant was fantastic, there was a nice (and crowded) happy hour daily in the pub, and the breakfast each morning was superb. I was even surprised to at the vast content from DirectTV in my room.

If I had any small knock, it is that the bathrooms are not all the same size and the American Eagle bathroom is exceptionally small. I would stay in the Sherman Zwicker room instead.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Thistle Inn

Address: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: £83 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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