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66 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-10-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-10-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 in Lunenburg
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Boasting incredible panoramic views of the historic waterfront, the Rum Runner Inn, offers the premier hotel experience in Lunenburg. Our guests are our passion and we ensure each and every person has a phenomenal experience. We are located in the heart of Old Town Lunenburg, providing our guests with direct access to the very best our town has to offer; Trot in Time horse and buggy tours, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Ironworks internationally award-winning distillery, and more. We are centred in the perfect spot to base yourself for some of the best day-tripping. Only an hour drive to big city Halifax, an hour to vineyard country Wolfville, twenty minutes to scenic Mahone Bay, an hour to picturesque Peggy's Cove, with its famous lighthouse, and more. If you need assistance finding a parking spot, let us know, we will be more than happy to help out. Parking is metered but we will cover the meter cost -- just let us know. We want your vacation in Lunenburg to be stress-free. Overnight parking is free, safe and convenient.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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SthAussietravelgirl wrote a review May 6
Ontario, Canada133 contributions73 helpful votes
Our room with a balcony overlooking the Fisheries Museum and the harbour was a great experience. Comfortable and warm - walking distance to lots of great restaurants and the harbour front. Our host was extremely welcoming and we learned a lot about the area in speaking with him. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Room overlooking the harbour has a balcony.
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smorrisve0fc wrote a review Nov. 2020
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia51 contributions51 helpful votes
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We took a mini staycation in Nova Scotia and one of our stops was at the Rum Runner Inn in Lunenburg. We had a beautiful room with a wonderful view. Their safety precautions were well planned and executed which made us feel secure. We had a great night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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DB from Halifax wrote a review Apr. 2022
15 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed 1 night on April 26 to celebrate my Birthday. Tim greeted us with a smile and was so helpful with anything we needed. The room was a nice size with a beautiful view. It was very clean! We only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definately be back. We would also like the mention we had great service at the restaurants in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Grace F wrote a review Nov. 2021
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We stayed at the Rum Runner in November 2021. We arranged our stay with Tim and was greeted by him upon arrival. He was so hospitable and was so knowledgeable about the town, his recommendations added great memories to our time in Lunenburg. The location of the Inn is wonderful, right on the main street with all the shops and restaurants. The hotel rooms were spacious with a very comfortable bed. We had a gorgeous view with a cute patio to enjoy our coffee in the morning. When we visit Lunenburg again we will definitely stay at the Run Rummer Inn! Thanks again to Tim for everything!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Karen H wrote a review Nov. 2021
Trenton, Canada7 contributions
We had a beautiful view of Lunenburg Harbour in this great upper level King Size room with attached closed in sunroom. Tim was an excellent host and very accommodating. We’ll def be back when the season opens again to also enjoy his restaurant! Great breakfast at The Savvy Sailor too!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$133 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rum Runner Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rum Runner Inn?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.2 km), Lunenburg Historic District (0.1 km), and Bluenose II (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rum Runner Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Rum Runner Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rum Runner Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Rum Runner Inn?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rum Runner Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lincoln Street Food, The Savvy Sailor, and Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge.
Is Rum Runner Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Rum Runner Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (0.5 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House (0.2 km).
Does Rum Runner Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.