Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Danni from Australia
Cute inn, great little townPosted Nov 11, 2013
Pros: Charming room
Cons: Service and cleaning hall carpets
Location: Fabulous seafood, charming village, beautiful setting, quirky and elegant shops, great book store, lovely little inns and picturesque harbor
A charming room, albeit a little noisy in the evening when patrons leave (there is a restaurant and bar downstairs.) A cursory meeting with the owner(?) who spent approximately 2 minutes with us and wasn't seen again after giving instructions where to leave the key when we checked out. We arrived for breakfast just before 9.00 and were told by the waitress that the chef may have finished. Fortunately, for us, he was still there. As there were only 1 other couple there just finishing up, and we had been told 9.30 we were surprised. We were not offered cereal, fruit etc but the eggs and pancakes were great. Service disappointing but still a charming place to stay- and the town itself is delightful
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very disappointingPosted Oct 30, 2013
Even though their website promised breakfast none was available after Columbus Day. Places they suggested were not open. We drove 30 miles for breakfast on Sunday. Ice only available sketchy hours between 10 am and 3 pm or so. When their restaurant was open no parking for guest residents if you ate other than their place. All in all one of the worst places we have ever stayed. Had to take water from our bathroom and down 2 sets of steep narrow stairs to make coffee and use yuk coffee mate as cream
for Everyoneby Lynn
1st trip to Maine & 1st B&BPosted Sep 25, 2013
Pros: Quaint old building with character
Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is not to be missed. Boat trips out in harbor also a must.
Great location. Easy walking to town center in Boothbay Harbor. Lovely porch for outdoor reading. Victory Chimes (downstairs) has the advantage of being on the first floor and having a large bathroom, but also the disadvantage of being less private. Pub and restaurant are quaint and food is wonderful. Omelettes and pancakes were both great. Sometimes hard to find someone to get coffee or ice...assuming because it was off season an ony a few rooms were filled.
for Everyoneby Dave & Jean from Erie, PA
Great location, convenient to everythingPosted Sep 19, 2013
Pros: convenient location...just a few blocks from the village center
Cons: can't think of anything...everything was fine
Location: Many excellent seafood restaurants....cruises on the bay and also whale watcing from 12 miles out to sea.
Boothbay Harbor is a lobster fishing center and a tourist attraction for whale watching. The Thistle Inn exudes old world charm having been built inn 1850. Our breakfasts were wonderful and made-to-order. The room spacious and very comfortable.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Lovely B&B with a great breaktastPosted Aug 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was our second trip to Boothbay Harbor, and the Thistle Inn will be our home there when we visit again! The hotel is charming and includes its own bar/restaurant. The service is very good. Breakfast was included, made to order, and it was really great. Perfectly cooked omelettes! The rooms vary in size, but 3 of them are on the third floor up a steep and skinny staircase, so make sure to book on a lower floor if the stairs are a problem. Our room was clean with a nice layout and a large bathroom. The staff was very accommodating, our friends had booked for the wrong day, but a room was available and the arrangements were made very quickly. It's a short walk (5 minutes or less) to the harbor area. Highly Recommend!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Weekend in Booth BayPosted Aug 12, 2013
Very nice old hotel, easy and nice walk to center of town. Rooms were clean and good for the age of the house. Didn't get a change to eat a the hotel restaurant, however, we did spot a few locals there when we returned Saturday evening, which I think is a good sign! All in all, we would stay there again.
for Everyoneby J&J from NY
Good location to waterfront town,disappointing InnPosted Aug 8, 2013
Pros: Good breakfast on pleasant deck
Cons: new management, new cleaning company, clean or replace the rugs
We were met by locked doors at the noted check-in time and no one to check us - a very negative way to start the day; in fact, I had to call the Inn to get someone there to check us in. We were not met very cordially and never saw the Innkeeper again.
for Everyoneby Mom Steiner from Upstate NY
Boothbay Harbor, Maine at your feelPosted Aug 4, 2013
Pros: I liked it's cleanliness, decor, and proximity to the village.
Cons: Small things like, anchoring the towel bar more securely. Instructions on how to operate the sky light shades. And a luggage rack.
Location: At the edge of the village. Great walking. Charter schooners, botanical garden. Many shops and restaurants
The hotel (B&B) was an easy walk to the village of Boothbay Harbor and it's delightful shops and many restaurants. Lobster is offered everywhere. Take the pedestrian bridge over the harbor or charter a schooner for some whale watching. And the breakfast is not your usual continental breakfast. How about blueberry pancakes (it is Maine, after all) or a delicious omlet. And if you're to tired to walk to the village for dinner, a gourmet dinner awaits you at this Inn.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Perfect location & AMAZING breakfast!Posted Jul 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Thistle Inn is in the perfect spot - a 5-minute walk to the town center but removed from the noise. The inn shows its age but is well-maintained. The Heritage Room was very comfortable. Stacy, our waitress was super friendly and the breakfast was the best complimentary meal I have ever had - definitely worth at least $10-$20 per person! I just recommended this Inn to two friends who will be visiting BBH in the near future.
for Everyoneby craig from Durham NC
A tale of two innsPosted Jul 8, 2013
The Thistle deserves its rating...if you happen to get a room on the third floor. The room was damp, furnishings less than attractive, and it was not serviced the three nights we were there. We also never met the owner/manager (we don't believe). The good: the restaurant and food are terrific. And, the rooms on the first two floors appeared to be very nice and comfortable. If you go get a second floor room. And definitely enjoy the restaurant.