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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Patio
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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The Rum Runner Inn garners acclaim for its warm atmosphere, replete with a colorful facade and picturesque flowers, alongside its immaculate and well-furnished rooms that boast comfortable beds and premium linens. While its central location offers scenic proximity to attractions and waterfront dining, a few guests mention noise interruptions. The staff's hospitality is frequently lauded, although opinions on value and room darkness vary, with some finding the accommodations overpriced and lacking adequate shades for restful sleep.
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Diane M wrote a review Nov 2023
Calgary10 contributions16 helpful votes
We loved our stay in Room 6 with a private section of the balcony. We enjoyed the view of the waterfront. The bed and linens were comfortable and top quality. The Inn is very quiet and clean. Tim, the owner, was very friendly and helpful with dining recommendations. We had no trouble finding parking, perhaps because we visited off season. We walked to the farmer's market, museum, coffee shops, restaurants, book shops and boardwalk. Great location. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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GChereIcome wrote a review Sep 2022
Ottawa142 contributions43 helpful votes
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Unfortunately I cannot rate or give advice on the hotel because I made a mistake and booked the wrong date. We arrived promptly at check in time looking forward to our stay at the Rum Runner when the owner Tim informed me our reservation was for the next night. Unfortunately he did not have a vacancy but didn’t hesitate to make a call to a fellow inn owner to find us a place to stay. He continued to get us a fabulous dinner reservation and invited us to have a cocktail on the veranda overlooking the water. Next time we will be sure to stay at the Rum Runner.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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JeannineBC wrote a review Oct 2023
Summerland, Canada519 contributions152 helpful votes
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We stayed here while touring through Nova Scotia and were very pleased with the room. It’s well equipped, clean and the king size bed was very comfortable. The room had a great view over the harbour, the only thing I was disappointed by was that the balcony was enclosed and I could only open 2 out of possibly 6 of the windows a very small amount. I’d been looking forward to sleeping with the ocean air. It’s in a perfect location with easy walking access to the many restaurants nearby and as they don’t serve breakfast it’s worth noting that the breakfast at the Savvy Sailor is just up the road and great. The lady on the front desk was super helpful getting us access to TSN plus to watch the international rugby! Gave us a map of the area and directions to find local sights. Parking is on-street and as it’s off season, we had no problem finding a space out the front entrance on Montague St.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Desmond Smyth wrote a review Oct 2023
Belfast, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights early Oct 2023 at the start of a tour of Nova Scotia,New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island ( 16 days in total ). On a review at end of trip we both agreed the Rum Runner was our favourite stay-Tim is a lovely man and is always on hand-we had one small issue ( our fault ) which he dealt with immediately to our complete satisfaction. The Inn is very central so access to nearby restaurants is easy ( the inn provides no food ) and you can get an excellent breakfast a few minutes away at The Savvy Sailor. Parking may be a bit of an issue-we managed to park a short distance from the inn, but spaces may not always be available - we didn't put any money in meter, Tim said he would pay any fine ! We didn't receive a parking ticket so his promise wasn't tested , but he seems like a man of his word. Highly recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Moray H wrote a review Oct 2023
Solihull, United Kingdom109 contributions83 helpful votes
Lovely staff, very welcoming and helpful. Room was comfortable with a lovely balcony overlooking the bay. Bed very comfortable with fridge and coffee making facilities. Bathroom could do with updating but clean which is the important thing. Street parking so luck of the draw
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Date of stay: September 2023
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heelergrl wrote a review Oct 2023
Sugar Land, Texas186 contributions76 helpful votes
The Rum Runner Inn is conveniently located on Lunenburg ‘s main street and is surrounded by good restaurants and shops. There is a great veranda of the back of the building, that overlooks the harbor. It was very clean and comfortable, and Tim is a gracious host. They don’t serve breakfast, but there’s a good coffeehouse called No. 9 right down the street.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Downeast54 wrote a review Oct 2023
New Gloucester, Maine72 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a very nice suite with views of the harbor. The bed was comfortable. Nice size room. Big bathroom. Only suggestion I have is that the bottom of the shower doors and tracks desperately need cleaning. They were black with dirt. We highly recommend the Rum Runner Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Donald G wrote a review Oct 2023
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Loved “the room with a view” looking over the harbour. The quaint porch room with the view also was great for having coffee… Love the kingsize bed.all of the staff were friendly and helpful. The only part I’m really sad about is that we didn’t spend enough time in this area
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Judi M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Our room was lovely. We’ll appointed and roomy. And the view from our balcony was stunning Tim was a wonderful host and our stay couldn’t have gone better. In spite of the power outage due to Lee we were well and thoughtfully looked after. Thank you Tim and your staff.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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susan m wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York82 contributions186 helpful votes
Had a wonderful 2 night stay here , and we reserved a waterfront room. Large, clean , and comfortable with a breathtaking view. Proprietor Tim is a lovely friendly man who can answer all your questions , as well as being a bevy of information of the area, and thus making a few suggestions of his own . Can’t go wrong at the Rum Runners Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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C$185 - C$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Bluenose II (0.1 km), and Lunenburg Historic District (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 Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
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 Museum (0.2 km).
Does Rum Runner Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.