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Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme

3.5-star3.5 stars
100 Lyme StreetOld LymeCT06371United States of America
Romantic inn with free breakfast and restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Delicious food
Great amenities
Awesome vibe
More comfort would be nice
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Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme

from $103
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1756
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Chestnut Grille - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme’s small print

Also known as

  • Bee & Thistle Inn
  • Bee & Thistle Inn Old Lyme
  • Bee Thistle Inn
  • Bee Thistle Old Lyme
  • Bee And Thistle Hotel Old Lyme
  • Bee Thistle Inn Old Lyme
  • Bee Thistle


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme


  • Florence Griswold Museum (1-minute walk)
  • Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • General William Hart House (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Essex Steam Train (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Essex Plaza Shopping Center (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Essex Library (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Pratt House (6 mi / 9.7 km)

Getting around

  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) 22-min drive
  • New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional) 35-min drive
  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) 37-min drive
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) 70-min drive
  • Old Saybrook Station 8-min drive
  • New London Union Station 18-min drive
  • Free self parking

Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme

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