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The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

3 stars
55 Oak StreetBoothbay HarborME04538United States of America
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Good3.7 / 5
Room is all right
Great location
Bar is awesome
Delicious food
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The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

from $99
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests who are unable to check-in during this time must contact the hotel prior to arrival to make special arrangements.Contact information for the hotel is on the reservation confirmation for bookings made via this Web site. Breakfast is not available from November 1 - May 31. Breakfast is included June 1 - October 31.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1861

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Recent reviews

Good 3.7 /5 from 61 reviews

The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Good3.0 / 5
Charming and a good value
The inn is vintage and charming. The kitchen & other area were being renovated as the inn is recently under new ownership, so the dining room was not available. But coffee was available in the small lobby. We were told the dining room will open in early Nov. We stayed on the third floor in the Heritage room which we enjoyed. It had a love seat and occasional chair for relaxing and books on the shelves, as wll as a TV. Other rooms we saw looked spacious. We will check it out on our next trip to Boothbay Harbor.
1 night romance trip
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Good3.0 / 5
Vintage Inn feel
We loved the area and enjoyed walking all over the town. We were disappointed that the restaurant was closed as that was why we initially picked Thistle Inn. Our room was very nice and the bathroom amazing!
2 night trip
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Poor1.0 / 5
So Disappointing
I've stayed at this Inn many times and I was looking forward to the same kind of stay service and room that I had before. Unfortunately this Inn has fallen into a state of disrepair. The bed in our room had either no box spring or no mattress. It was so hard that it was hard to tell which was missing. We were switched to another room - better but the toilet paper holder and a towel rack was about to fall off. The owner did come to try to fix it but we were there so he said he'd come back. He never did. The restaurant and bar were closed - a huge disappointment. Brenda did try to make our stay enjoyable. Unfortunately she was not the owner and had little to work with. I hope that this Inn returns to the beautiful, clean, comforting place I remember. Unfortunately I can't recommend it to anyone at this point. For the price and the condition it is in, it certainly wasn't worth it.
4 night romance trip
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Good3.0 / 5
Decent place in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, great location close to the town. Don't expect to get breakfast at this B&B, and don't think you get the room you reserved.
1 night romance trip
The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Good3.0 / 5
Quaint Inn
I stayed in the top floor room. The steps were very steep so I would not recommend for anyone who has difficulties with steps. The bed and bedding were comfortable. The shower needs repairs as the water kept reverting back to the tub. It was annoying! The coffee service is located in a dining area downstairs. It would be nice to have a machine in each room along with some bottled water. The bar area was warm and the patrons and staff were friendly. We got in late so we missed the ability to order food. Having a small bar menu until closing would be helpful. Offer foods that can be prepared without having to fire up the grill such as veggies and humus or salads etc. We saw some of the other rooms on our way out. They were larger and easier to get to without climbing two sets of steps. I would recommend staying as the rates were good. I used to book the room. I have had dinner during the summer months. The food has always been exceptional.
2 night trip with friends

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The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

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