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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 staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-07-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Lunenburg
2021 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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
Great View
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TravelBug7700 wrote a review May 2021
Canada20 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in April just before total lock down of the province. Left a day early due to the lock down and wanting to return home to feel safe in our community. Had a wonderful room with a balcony over looking the Fisherman’s Museum. Bed was comfortable. Water pressure was one of the best in all the places we have stayed. Restaurants were close by for some dine in. The last 2 days were only take out or were not letting people outside of Lunenburg in shops and restaurants for COVID reasons. The owner was totally awesome and super friendly and kind. Check in safe and room was cleaned as per COVID rules. We will be back soon. Thanks again to all at The Rummers for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Second floor with balcony is the way to go
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smorrisve0fc wrote a review Nov. 2020
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia49 contributions28 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 as a couple
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Eastcoasterish wrote a review May 2021
Halifax, Canada13 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in mid-April 2020 - before the NS lockdown. Weather wasn't what we had hoped for, but spending more time indoors in our room overlooking the horbour made up for it. The room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. Meticulous attention was paid to COVID-19 requirements. We're well informed on such matters and were entirely satisfied. We'll be cack
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Date of stay: April 2021
Shaun wrote a review Mar. 2021
Halifax, Canada71 contributions32 helpful votes
We went for a Valentine's Day weekend and we enjoyed our stay so much... we returned for a another weekend! Our room was spotless, well maintained, and the enclosed balcony/sunroom overlooking the harbour made our stay. The bed was top notch and the water pressure in the shower could knock you off your feet. My kind of shower! Location is conveniently close to restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Allison Wentzell-Duggan, General Manager at Rum Runner Inn
Responded Apr. 19, 2021
Thank you for the amazing review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed both your stays with us and found the experience consistent! We would love to have you come stay with us again anytime!
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Rhonda C wrote a review Nov. 2020
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We stayed at the Inn in October for our mini staycation. We wanted to get away for a couple days to relax and unwind and since it isn't a great time to travel very far, we decided Lunenburg would be a great place to see some sights and kick up our feet. We booked a king room with a beautiful view of the harbor overlooking the Fisheries Museum. Absolutely gorgeous view! And the host was fantastic! The service was great during our stay. We were met on the street personally by the owner as we approached and were made to feel very welcome right away. The room was quite large and very clean. Really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it. Everything you need for food and drink is within walking distance as well as some beautiful sights to see. We will be back for another "staycation"!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$81 - US$156 (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), Glimpses Theatre Troupe (0.04 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 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.