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Palmer, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

By far the most beautiful place I have seen for a wedding. Customer service was top notch and they catered to every need of the newlyweds and all their guests. I would book this place any time I could. We felt as though we were considered family by the owners. We travel a lot and stay in a variety of...

1Thank RACHLEW11
North Adams, MA
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Highly over rated as a wedding venue. Somewhat buggy outside. Prickly chestnuts all over the poorly kept grounds. Supposedly non-smoking grounds. Not so! Very crowded. Meals were served very, very slow resulting in cold entrees. Not good portions. Cocktails rather pricey. Very disappointed!

Thank Primcollector
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We come to the shoreline every month or so and have been trying out the various hotels. The Bee and Thistle is a really happy discovery. We were upgraded to a spacious room as we arrived. I think, though, judging by what we saw, that all the rooms would be beautiful and comfortable. The inn is perfectly maintained and everything...

1Thank 1Nicole
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came here for a rehearsal dinner. The place was very charming & I would love to go back again. We started in the garden for drinks and passed appetizers then we went inside for dinner. It was served family style and the food was great. As a guest we were very happy. I also know the bride and groom...

Thank Nunu1334
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a perfect venue for a small Bridal Shower. Beautiful setting with charm. Service was professional and attentive. The dining area was so inviting and the food was outstanding. It was an amazing day for a wonderful family member who is getting married. Everyone had a lovely afternoon!!!

Thank diddy66
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The service is impeccable and friendly. The decor is Old World and comfortable and the gardens are outstanding. Each time I have been the menu is different which some may appreciate but I don't. They seem to still be figuring out who they are. That being said I highly recommend this place and will continue to frequent it.

Thank Maureen O
new york city
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was a very nice place to stay for one night as a base to explore some of the local towns. My biggest complaint was that the woman behind the desk who checked us in was not very helpful or warm at all. I would expect more anywhere, but certainly at a small inn. I was also very disappointed in...

1Thank nyc1967
Lac-Superieur, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed overnight at this lovely inn . Very New England, very comfortable, The staff were so welcoming. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. I never expected the food to be so good. Try the 3 chocolate bread pudding. We has a three course dinner with a bottle of wine for $75/couple. I will look forward to returning. ( PS no...

Thank joylindsay
BeeandThistle, Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear joylindsay, Thank you for your great review. We work hard to please our guests and we are so glad to have exceeded your expectations. We continue to offer the "$75 dinner for two" special every Thursday, and on Wednesdays and Sundays we have live music as well. We look forward to your next visit ..... may I suggest you...

Framingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Delightful 1 night stay at this charming, comfortable Inn. Welcoming staff, room upgrade (thank you), happy hour, fabulous dinner food, nice breakfast and a tote bag with water and fruit on departure! Would definitely recommend.

Thank arfur64
BeeandThistle, Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear arfur64, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for the recommendation.

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I’m addressing the Bee & Thistle as a place to eat and drink. The atmosphere of the Inn is fabulous; cozy and friendly with a superb staff and lots of comfy places to sit for a while. The bartender, Jack, is a true professional, a surprising master of the craft for one so young. My wife and I always enjoy...

Thank BartenderMichael
BeeandThistle, General Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear BartenderMichael, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. What you expressed about the 'Bee' being comfortable and relaxed is exactly what we strive for. We want our guests to feel like they are at home and can leave their everyday stress at the door. We have to agree that we're very lucky to have Jack as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bee and Thistle sits nestled on five acres bordering the Lieutenant River, in the township of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Inn is available as a large private guest house or by the individual room on a bed & breakfast basis, daily, weekly, or monthly. All of our nine guest rooms are adorned with elegant accents, each individual in design. Therein you will find fine linens, down pillows and a private bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge

Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
Region: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Price Range: ₹ 11,597 - ₹ 16,892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The stairs were quite steep. They could be difficult for less able persons”
 of 5 bubbles tombeg, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was big and comfy; there are 3 floors so if you have trouble climbing stairs, ask for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 1Nicole, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“there is just one with a king bed but all look pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles peggyvb, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We got a free upgrade to a better room, and it was lovely. Not sure what the other rooms are like.”
 of 5 bubbles HappyCoupleAndoverMA, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We were told Room 1 was the largest. It was spacious, comfortable, and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JenInParkSlope, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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