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Bee and Thistle Inn

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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Reviews

4.5 / 5Wonderful
78 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Essex Steam Train
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Library
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Essex Island Marina
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)
    37 min drive

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1-844-709-7928

    About this area

    Old Lyme

    Located in Old Lyme, Bee and Thistle Inn is in the historical district and on a river. General William Hart House and Pratt House are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Essex Steam Train and Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Essex Steam Train - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Essex Library - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Harvey's Beach - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Essex Island Marina - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Rocky Neck State Park - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • Old Saybrook Station - 5 min drive
    • Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) - 60 min drive

    Restaurants

    • The Chestnut Grille – Garden-view fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves dinner on select days, happy hour available.

    About this property

    Bee and Thistle Inn

    This inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include massage/treatment rooms, concierge services, and free newspapers. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests will also find premium bedding, free bottled water, and free toiletries.

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    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.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 16 are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Discover
    Mastercard
    American Express
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    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. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the inn prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

    Property is 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
    • Bee and Thistle Inn Inn
    • Bee and Thistle Inn Old Lyme
    • Bee and Thistle Inn Inn Old Lyme

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • Spa services

    Conveniences

    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • No elevators

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms

    Outdoors

    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Spa

    • Aromatherapy
    • Couples treatment room(s)
    • Facials
    • Massage - deep-tissue
    • Massage - hot stone
    • Massage - Swedish
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Treatment room

    More

    • Designated smoking areas
    • Fireplace in lobby

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Premium bedding

    Bathroom

    • Free toiletries

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Beach access

    Where to eat

    • The Chestnut Grille – Garden-view fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves dinner on select days, happy hour available.
    4.5

    Wonderful

    5 - Excellent
    54
    4 - Good
    15
    3 - Okay
    6
    2 - Mediocre
    3
    1 - Poor
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    4.7
    Cleanliness
    4.5
    Service and Staff
    4.3
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2014

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

      3/5

      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
      • Disliked: Staff & service

      Lovely area, the hotel could improve in some areas

      Overall we would have to say that this hotel was okay. Nothing special but also not horrible. It is a beautiful house that has a lot of charm to it. The grounds around the house are also nice to walk around. We had only a couple issues, though to us they were important. We knew we were going to arrive late, and called the day before to let them know. They contact us via hotels.com and informed us that if we arrived after 9pm then out keys to our room would be in the basket outside the front door. Easy enough. Well, when we arrived, around 11:30pm there was no key in the basket and no phone number to call. Luckily, the last restaurant worker was leaving, making sure the front door was locked, and saw us arrive. They were kind enough to open the door, find out key in an envelope that was inside the house (not helpful) and showed us our room. Definitely not their job, but they did it. Which was very nice. Unfortunately that was the last of the good customer service. The following day no one said hello, gave us a welcome talk or provided us with information. When we went to ask the front desk person didn't know the answers to most of our questions. The second issue was the bed, after two nights sleeping on it, our backs started to hurt. Could use better pillows as well. However, otherwise we really enjoyed our visit to Lyme, the sites and the beach. It is a lovely area to explore.

      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Charming inn

      Friendly, helpful staff that provided great information about the area and things to do. Inn was a comfortable charming place with o stay.

      Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

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