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The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

3 stars3 stars
55 Oak StreetBoothbay HarborME04538United States of America, 800-491-6126
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Good3.7 / 5
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Delicious food
Decent vibe
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From 116 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $169
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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 60 reviews

The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Outstanding5.0 / 5
The spot to be in Boothbay Harbor
This place was fantastic. Many of the reviews I have seen are misleading, as I expected just a key taped to the door. The thistle inn is under new management and they just took over in November. They made sure we had a fantastic stay, and they were involved in the both running the inn and the restaurant. The room was pretty good. Nice and comfortable bed and decor. Bathroom was nice. Fridge and electric heater. Tv is available with cable but small computer monitor on a desk. But youre probably not there to watch tv anyway. The restaurant was open in the end of December, and it was a blast. I had an amazing steak, perfectly cooked. The best part was the beer. If you are a beer lover they had quite a few local craft brews on tap, including some hard to get on tap brews. Based on other reviews, I expected it to be closed in winter, but they were the busiest place in the area, so make sure if you book to call and make a reservation for dinner or just have a seat at the bar,like we did. It will be busy early so you won't have room to eat. As I said the new managers are involved in all aspects of the inn and restaurant, so they are there checking you in and then cooking your food and serving you drinks. They even introduced us to the chefs. All the crew working were great during the night. This was the definite jewel in places to stay in Maine during December. I would definitely stay again. Best of luck to the new managers!
1 night romance trip
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

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The Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor

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