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Overview of Bee and Thistle Inn

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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Bee and Thistle Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFlorence Griswold Museum1 min walk
    Popular LocationLawrence & Memorial Family Medicine13 min walk
    Popular LocationFerry Landing State Park4 min drive
    AirportNew Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)37 min drive

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Room Four

5/5 guest room rating
  • 195 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room Five

5/5 guest room rating
  • 195 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Seven

5/5 guest room rating
  • 133 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

Room Nine

5/5 guest room rating
  • 210 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Ten

5/5 guest room rating
  • 249 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Eleven

5/5 guest room rating
  • 179 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Eight

5/5 guest room rating
  • 255 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Three

No guest room rating
  • 338 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room One

  • 280 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room Two

5/5 guest room rating
  • 325 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Old Lyme

Located in Old Lyme, Bee and Thistle Inn is in the historical district and on a river. Essex Steam Train and Ocean Beach Park are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Florence Griswold Museum - 1 min walk
  • Lawrence & Memorial Family Medicine - 13 min walk
  • Ferry Landing State Park - 4 min drive
  • Yale New Haven Health Old Saybrook Medical Center - 5 min drive
  • Connecticut River Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Saybrook Station - 9 min drive
  • Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) - 60 min drive


  • The Chestnut Grille — 1 min walk
  • Peck Tavern - 5 min walk
  • Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe - 15 min walk
  • La Marea Ristorante - 4 min drive
  • Ashlawn Farm Coffee - 5 min drive

About this property

Bee and Thistle Inn

Romantic inn with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this inn has 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. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free bottled water and free toiletries.
Bee and Thistle Inn offers 10 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Spa services


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

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


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Turndown service

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


Check-out before 11:00 AM

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property 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
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Bee And Thistle Hotel Old Lyme
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Frequently asked questions

Is Bee and Thistle Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Bee and Thistle Inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bee and Thistle Inn?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Bee and Thistle Inn?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Bee and Thistle Inn located?
Situated in the historical district, this spa inn is within a 15-minute walk of Florence Griswold Museum and Lawrence & Memorial Family Medicine. Ferry Landing State Park is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 55 out of 87 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 87 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 87 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 87 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 87 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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