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Bailey House Inn

150 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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#6 of 14 B&Bs in Annapolis Royal
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The Bailey House - Canada’s Most Historic Inn. From as early as 1606, our property was the domain of the Seigneur of Port Royal. Today's inn was built in 1770 and is one of the oldest buildings in Canada. It is almost unaltered from that time, and is an experience unto itself. During the American Revolution, the house was raided by pirates and, in 1794, we welcomed one of our first distinguished guests, Prince Edward, father of Queen Victoria. Around 1832, we began operating as an inn and during the 19th century welcomed many dignitaries passing through this part of Canada . We reopened again as an inn over 20 years ago. While we aim to preserve as much history as possible, we also ensure to meet the needs of modern discerning travellers. All bedrooms have private ensuites, feather beds and luxury amenities - a hearty breakfast is included. The Bailey House also has its own private waterfront, where guests can relax and enjoy the natural wonder of the world's highest tides.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
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Tile / marble floor
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Ocean view
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French
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OTP131 wrote a review Sep 2023
Houston, Texas33 contributions6 helpful votes
Pictures and descriptions on the B&B's web site are accurate. Location is in a quiet area of Annapolis Royal, but no more than 5 minutes' walk to restaurants and shopping. All four guestrooms are on the second floor. Guest living room and dining room are on the first floor. Suzan has done a great job renovating the home while still maintaining its historic characteristics. There are a few quirks like slightly wavey flooring, but we appreciated these as well. Ensuite bathroom is completely up to modern standards. Two wonderful outdoor sitting areas. One across the street facing the Annapolis River and one in the garden behind the house. Breakfast will be one of the highlights of your stay. Definitely among the best I've been served at a B&B. Suzan is an accomplished chef. Ample parking behind the B&B. No lift. I agree with the four-star hotel class rating.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Chris S wrote a review Jul 2023
Lethbridge, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
This B&B has classic rooms, is tastefully and artistically decorated throughout and is meticulously maintained. The morning breakfasts featured cups of fresh fruit, homemade baking, juice, omelettes and tea or coffee. It is the only B&B in Annapolis Royal bordering on the water. Suzan, the owner/operator is a perfectionist. She helps with restaurant recommendations and reservations and does everything she can to ensure that her guests enjoy their stay in the Annapolis area. Well worth considering if you are staying in Annapolis.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Jul 21, 2023
Thank you Chris and Francois for your stay at the Bailey House. And ... this is a fabulous picture of my Lucy-Belle "lying in wait" at the front door. But ... it makes it look like she is in prison!!! Soooooooo very cute. Thank you for that and for all your kind words. Travel safely and enjoy the rest of your time in Nova Scotia.
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Lynn G wrote a review Jul 2023
Wasaga Beach, Canada3 contributions
Our two night stay at The Bailey House was fabulous. Suzi couldn’t have been more welcoming. Even though we arrived quite early she greeted us warmly. You can’t miss the many pieces of whimsical art, often done by local artists. We were moved to the Joseph Totten room with a water view. It was very large; even with a king size bed there was room for two chairs by the windows, still leaving plenty of moving around space. Personally I loved the walk-in shower in the en suite bathroom; no climbing into a tub to have a shower. Other people have mentioned the food. Oh! The food! It was all so delicious and filling, set on gorgeous dishes in a beautiful period dining room. Suzi explained each dish, pointing out the local produce and jams. The breakfast set us up for a day of sightseeing. The Bailey House is in a great location in Annapolis Royal. It is right along the water, within walking distance of art galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants. When looking for accommodation here you can’t do better than The Bailey House - warm hospitality, beautiful bedrooms with comfy beds, whimsical artwork, and fabulous food.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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christina m wrote a review Mar 2023
Nova Scotia, Canada27 contributions13 helpful votes
I never got to stay here. I had a reservation for months and then just 3 weeks before my night, the management emailed me to cancel my reservation without an explanation. Since it is off season, it is extremely difficult to find another accommodation in this town on this short notice. Unsatisfactory! If you rely on a room in Annapolis Royal on a specific night, I would not take the chance with this place.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Mar 10, 2023
Thanks for the opportunity to respond to you Christina. As you well know from the email we sent you on March 6 - a full 4, NOT 3 weeks - before your scheduled stay at the Bailey House, we were very sad to have to cancel your booking. We apologized twice for the unavoidable inconvenience. What is so very misleading in your “review” is that we did in fact, suggest four other accommodations in Annapolis that are open at this time of year for you to contact. We also provided their websites and phone numbers to make it easy for you. We find it vexing that you would choose this forum to air your grievance when a phone call to us directly may have assuaged your frustration. We hope you enjoy your stay in Annapolis Royal.
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marreemoose wrote a review Nov 2022
Cranbrook, Canada43 contributions23 helpful votes
Bailey House is historic, charming, and welcoming. We were able to stay two extra nights(due to hurricane Fiona disrupting our holiday schedule) and this definitely worked in our favour as Bailey House is just beautiful, as well as the Annapolis Royal area. We stayed in the Elizabeth Marm room which was luxurious...a very spacious room with the most comfortable bed with beautiful bedding, as well two comfortable chairs to relax in after a day out touring around, wonderful ensuite, very quiet and so clean. We were well looked after. Suzan is a wealth of information and went out of her way to accommodate our ebikes. Lucy is so good and was very much keeping guard (wink) over the welcoming front door and all the guests. Stay here... after all your in Canada's oldest historic site.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: any room would be a good choice...Elizabeth Marm room was perfect.
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combustionmechanic wrote a review Nov 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada14 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time this past weekend in Annapolis Royal staying at the Bailey House Bed & Breakfast. The hosts, Suzan and Lucy made us feel welcome. Lucy would greet us with her tail wagging each morning and Suzan is a wealth of information about anything you need to know about Annapolis Royal. Ask her where the best places to eat are, and she’ll make recommendations that won’t disappoint you. However, my favorite place to eat and which I enjoyed the most was the 5 Star Breakfasts that Suzan made for us each morning. The house built in 1770 has been extensively renovated to keep the original charm and character. However, you would have difficulty finding a more updated and modern B&B. We stayed in the John Easson Room that had a fully modern bathroom that featured a walk-in fixed glass screen shower and fixtures, very impressive. Located within walking distance to the downtown shops, restaurants and Fort Anne.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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JB81ontheroad wrote a review Sep 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada390 contributions153 helpful votes
The proprietor was very responsive and amenable to advance requests. We enjoyed the garden, the room was quite comfortable, and the breakfast was marvellous. The only knock was that we felt the host was a bit pushy in terms of insisting that all guests were double vaxxed (we were, but she didn't actually ask if we were...) and that there was no need to wear masks or physically distance from other guests at breakfast. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Jordon M wrote a review Sep 2021
Shirley, Canada4 contributions
A short vacation get away and discovered Bailey House in Annapolis Royal NS. One of the nicest B&B we have every stayed. The experience was really beyond our initial thoughts as we were looking around for a place to stay. The website howbeit good does not do justice to how nice this place is. From a beautiful room to an amazing breakfast Suzan the owner has done this in real style. Jordon and Brenda Ottawa
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep 15, 2021
Thanks for the lovely comments Jordan and Brenda! It was a pleasure having you with us for a couple of nights. Safe travels and enjoy the rest of your stay in the Maritimes.
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Sally H wrote a review Aug 2021
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My husband and I spent two perfect days at Bailey House in August. It was utterly perfect. There were five things we loved most: 1) Susan was an awesome, incredibly kind host and made huge effort to be sure we were welcome and had what we needed; 2) the B and B is utterly beautiful, and our room was gorgeous, down to the last detail; 3) the breakfast included with our room was scrumptious, totally delicious; 4) the location couldn't have been better, right near downtown Annapolis Royal; 5) the view from our room of the water was fantastic, simply lovely. We would stay at this hotel again in a heartbeat. Also, reservations through the B and B's own website work super well. Susan emailed me back in no time at all answering my questions. No need at all to go through a booking group.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Hi Sally ... it was so great to have you and Dan with us. My only regret was that I could not hop in the car and carry on with you two on your travels! I hope you had a great time in Atlantic Canada. We loved having you here in Annapolis Royal. Travel well and safely.
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Marriott wrote a review Jul 2021
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The Bailey House is beautifully decorated and ideally located in Annapolis Royal. Although the website claims they are following health protocol this is not the case. The host never wore a mask and planned to seat all the guests at the same table for breakfast. When we mentioned we were uncomfortable with this, the host, Susan, became very rude and aggressive. Although she did concede and move us to another table at this point the damage was done. So disappointing that we left knowing we would not recommend this spot to our friends.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Jul 12, 2021
Thank you for your comments Seamus and Theresa. We generally make it a practice to not respond to guest reviews. However, we believe you have not painted an entirely accurate picture in your above comments. When you arrived at the Bailey House, we clearly pointed out that there were only two other couples in the house and upon showing you the dining room at that time, pointed out that we would be serving breakfast to all six of you at 8:30 am the next morning. Not long after that, you walked around the dining room, commenting on the art, and at that time, for the second time within an hour of checking in, would have seen the table, set for six people. 8:25 am the next morning was not the time to tell management that you “do not know these people and would not be comfortable sitting with them”. You can imagine our surprise and the awkwardness you caused our other (repeat) guests as we scrambled to reset the dining room table and to make up a separate table, in a private room for you. Tourism has been hit particularly hard since the late winter of 2020. We endeavour to do our best to make people comfortable with routine, consistent, and added cleaning protocols. Additionally, the Bailey House has made a deliberate decision - though it is against our own business interest - to limit the number of guests in the house so that everyone is as at ease as possible. This means that we are actually turning people away and not operating at capacity! We also have ensured that the staff and Innkeeper at the Bailey House are all double vaccinated. Part of the charm of staying in a guest house, is the opportunity to meet people one may not have the chance to otherwise. Needless to say, the other guests were made to feel very awkward with your stance and were embarrassed for the Innkeeper at having to adjust the table arrangements. However, the four guests soon found themselves having a wonderful and lively breakfast in the company of each other in the dining room. All these young travelers, the staff and Innkeeper, had taken the early opportunity to be double vaccinated. You two were the only ones who were not. Perhaps once you are, you too will enjoy the kind of visit most guests have and love at the Bailey House.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bailey House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Bailey House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market (0.08 km), Sinclair Inn Museum (0.2 km), and Annapolis Royal Lighthouse (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bailey House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bailey House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bailey House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bailey House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Restaurant Compose, Bistro East, and Fort Anne Cafe.
Is Bailey House Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Annapolis Royal.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bailey House Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Bailey House Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Anne National Historic Site (0.6 km), Annapolis Royal Wharf (0.08 km), and Melanson Settlement National Historic Site (6.8 km).
Does Bailey House Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.