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The Thistle Inn

55 Oak Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)
4.2
189 Reviews
$99 - $159
per night

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About

The Thistle Inn, built in 1861 as the home of a prominent Sea Captain, has been welcoming guests since 1960. The Thistle Inn stands at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor, a vibrant and picturesque port village on the coast of Maine. The Inn's period character, unique setting and long history, make it a perfect choice for vacations, honeymoons, anniversary gifts, and romantic getaways. The Thistle Inn is within easy walking distance of all the attractions Boothbay Harbor has to offer. Our 6 elegant guest rooms, casual pub and fine dining restaurant are sure to please. Come enjoy all that The Thistle Inn and Boothbay Harbor have to offer. Please check for additional availability our website .thethistleinn

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.6

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Nice night at the thistle inn

3.6 on November 01, 2014

We enjoyed our stay especially the restaurant and lounge. Nice staff and made new friends.


Great stay in September

4.0 on October 31, 2014

The bf and I stayed at the Victory Chimes room for a long weekend in September, right as the high season was ending for the Thistle Inn. The room came with a mini fridge, clean towels, shampoo/conditioner/soap (but better to bring your own), window AC unit, and a small TV. The walls must be a little thin, because we could hear people upstairs getting ready or walking down the stairs in the morning. The bar and restaurant that is attached to the inn is absolutely amazing. Definitely make the effort to enjoy the complimentary breakfast. The staff here is very friendly. The town itself can be thoroughly viewed in one day.


Thistle Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME

3.4 on October 31, 2014

The Thistle Inn was very nice and well appointed. The stairs to the second floor are extremely narrow and steep so if you have problems with stairs this is not the place for you! The room itself was quite nice with a king size bed and very nice linens. The bathroom is small but adequate for a 2-3 day stay. The restaurant is wonderful but expensive. I will say that average for restaurants in the North East and in New England. If you are hoping to find fast food places, forget it- there aren't any. Our stay was comfortable and we were really just left alone to our own devices. If you are looking for inn keepers who meet and greet this isn't the inn for you.


Relaxing stay.

5 on October 24, 2014

We stayed un the Victory Chimes room. We love this room, easy access for my husband who can not do the steps. This is our second visit but not our last. Will most likely return next year on our yearly trips to Maine in the fall. Great breakfast also. Husband had the lobster benedict, it was delicious.


Lovely place near the heart of Boothbay Harbor

4.2 on October 20, 2014

We stayed for one night in the "little apartment under the roof" which was accessible via an outside staircase from the car park and situated directly over the restaurant. It has numerous sky lights brightening up the room and although the interior was showing some signs of wearing off it was very cozy, spacious and comfortable. We had all the things we needed: a TV and a fridge were in the room and tea and coffee making facilities were easily accessible a few meters away in the main house. For excellent dining you just have to fall down the stairs or make the way into the nearby town center (just a block away) where there are numerous dining opportunities around the harbor. I would always come back to the Thistle Inn!


Great value / perfect weekend in Boothbay

4.8 on October 18, 2014

We loved the spacious room with King size bed (rare for B&Bs). The restaurant and bar were also a plus. We will be back!


Dining at the Thistle Inn was amazing!

4.4 on October 15, 2014

Our two breakfasts and dining experience at dinner were stellar. We were told that we would be pleased with the cuisine, and we certainly were! Also, the service was quite good. The Thistle Inn is tucked into a nice part of Boothbay Harbor. It is close to downtown, but just far enough away to still be a quiet place to stay. We felt that it was a very good value, as well. We would be happy to stay there again.


1st Stay

3.8 on October 10, 2014

Have had dinner here several times over the years, 1st time staying at the inn. Very glad we did and shall again. Food, drinks, and service are outstanding. Very warm atmosphere and hosts.


Comfortable stay

3.0 on October 08, 2014

The Timberwind room, with its A-frame ceiling and skylights, was quite comfortable. The inn is a short walk from the harbor.


A reasonably priced option

2.8 on October 08, 2014

Right on the main road into town but, quiet. Old, well-maintained and clean "road house" inn, with adjacent pub style restaurant. Nothing special but, clean, up-to-date room and bath; good home-style breakfast and locally- popular restaurant with verrrry popular happy hour. Good value.


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Rooms & Rates

American Eagle

American Eagle has a king sized sleigh bed, armoire, beautiful striped drapes and a shower in the bath. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Sherman Zwicker

Up one flight of stairs, this room has been completely renovated and contains a beautiful four-poster queen bed and period armoire. An adjoining bedroom was converted into an oversized private bath with bead-board walls, a dressing stand and a bathtub with shower. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Timberwind

Originally built as an artist studio this recent addition to the Inn is now a unique and spacious guest room. The room boasts vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, four large skylights with retractable shades, track lighting, ceiling fan, ample closet space and a new bath with a shower. Timberwind has a private entrance that is up one flight of stairs. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend. Breakfast is not served in the off-season.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Victory Chimes

Located on the ground floor, at the inn entrance, Victory Chimes has a beautiful king size bed, large bathroom with bathtub and shower. Decorated in calming greens and espresso finish furnishings, this room is both easy to access and comfortable. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Heritage

Located on the third floor Heritage is a spacious room with distant views of the footbridge and inner harbor. There is a large dressing area and the bath has a bathtub with shower. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Appledore

Located on the third floor of the main house, Appledore is the favorite room of several of our guests. With its original arched windows and queen size sleigh bed, this room is very cozy. The room has a sitting area and a private bath with bathtub and shower. Rate Includes Breakfast May 20th-Columbus Day Weekend.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 45 miles

Directions to property:

I-95 North to I-295 North. From I-295 use either Exit 28 through Brunswick to Route 1 North. Follow coastal Route 1 North past Bath and through the village of Wiscasset. Just after crossing the long bridge over the Sheepscot River, follow the signs to turn RIGHT on Route 27 South. Travel on Route 27 South about 12 miles through Edgecomb, then Boothbay, and finally Boothbay Harbor. Proceed straight ahead at the traffic light (Hannaford market on right). As you enter the harbor, there is a fork in the road (The First National Bank is in the center of the fork), stay to the right. You are now on Oak Street and The Thistle Inn will be on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens, Railway Village, Boothbay Opera House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Library, Wedding Facilities , The Dory Pub, The Thistle Inn Restaurant, Massage Services as of 6/15/2011

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes The Timberwind room is available for families
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season weekend have a 2-night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations of one or two nights are guaranteed by a charge of 100% of your stay at the time of initial booking. Stays of three or more nights are secured with 50% of your total stay.
  • Cancellations: A cancellation surcharge of $20 will be charged for all cancellations. If the reservation is cancelled within 10 days of the arrival date, one night will be charged for stays up to four nights; two nights will be charged for stays of five nights or more. If the reservation is cancelled within 2 days of the arrival date we will charge for the full stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Max & Jen Ross

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full (no breakfast in off season)

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Outside on our porch, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Details

55 Oak Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)

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