"A few hours before we arrived in boothbay, we were searching online for an affordable place to stay in the area. The Thistle Inn had a room w/ a separate entrance, it was affordable, and we were excited about its restaurant. This was our first trip alone in 9 yrs and we wanted to find a quiet clean affordable place near the ocean for our 15 yr anniversary. Our stay there was perfect! The owners are fabulous: personable and kind and they make an amazing breakfast. The restaurant was amazing, and it's right downstairs from your room. The room was peaceful and felt apart from everything else. The Inn is not right on the water, but those places from the outside did not appeal to us after we had met the owners of the Thistle and had stayed there a night. We will definitely go back. A perfect spot to sleep after a day or two on Monhegan Island!"