Rum Runner Inn

Rum Runner Inn

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4.5
#1 of 6 hotels in Lunenburg
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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
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
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

66 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles596 reviews
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The Rum Runner Inn delights guests with its charming atmosphere, featuring pristine rooms adorned with cozy bedding and thoughtful amenities like fridges and coffee makers. Its central location garners praise for offering picturesque water vistas, although the proximity to traffic may be noticeable from ground floor accommodations. While opinions on the Inn's value fluctuate, the staff's commendable friendliness and helpfulness contribute to a positive stay. However, some guests mention that improvements could enhance the overall comfort, pointing out the need for better shower cleanliness, room darkness, and updated bathroom fixtures.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Varied
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Jane D wrote a review Aug 2021
Halifax, Canada29 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were forced to cancel two previous trips or the Inn due to lockdowns and so was very pleased when we could go ahead with our third booking. Tim the owner was very helpful with our booking as there was some confusion with computers going down. We had a lovely room overlooking the water with a lovely deck. The room was large and was spotlessly clean. Tim and his staff were great, very helpful with any enquires we had. The Inn is in a perfect location and hopefully we will get back there soon.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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lee1959 wrote a review Aug 2020
Halifax, Canada2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at RumRunner Inn could not have been better. Our oceanfront veranda suite offered the perfect view of Lunenburg Harbour, we watched the Bluenose sail out to sea from our deck; quintessential Nova Scotia at its absolute finest. We highly recommend this as a first choice hotel in Lunenburg and a special thank you to our host, Tim Lekhi for making our stay so enjoyable!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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SthAussietravelgirl wrote a review May 2022
Ontario, Canada140 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Downeast54 wrote a review Oct 2023
New Gloucester, Maine72 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Chris T wrote a review Sep 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've spent lots of time in Lunenburg, it's one of our favourite towns, but this is our first time at the Rum Runner - but not the last! The room was spacious and very clean, the bed was cozy, the tv offered lots of modern channel options for one of the days we stayed which was very rainy. The best part was the huge balcony overlooking the harbour, with comfy Adirondack chairs to relax in to watch the sunrise and set, to watch the boats and the people, or just to chill out and read in the fresh air. Tim, the owner, was wonderfully gracious and helpful. At one point we were having trouble figuring out our AC and within minutes he had the problem solved for us. The Rum Runner couldn't be more conveniently located - Montague is the main drag in Lunenburg, so you're within a few minutes walk to all the cool shops, the amazing restaurants, galleries and of course, the waterfront. We would 100% stay at the Rum Runner again - in fact, we can't wait!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ellie B wrote a review Aug 2023
Fairfield, Ohio74 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rum Runner was just wonderful! If we return to Lunenburg, we would stay here again. Very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Oceanfront Honeymoon King Room. The view was of the harbor. Lovely! Parking is the only issue.

Most of Lunenburg is metered street parking. Some side streets have free parking. From 5:00 PM until 10:00 AM, the metered spots are free. If you are willing to move your car a couple times, you can score free parking.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Allison Wentzell-Duggan, General Manager at Rum Runner Inn
Responded Aug 29, 2023
Hello, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cleanliness, comfort, and view of the harbor during your stay at the Rum Runner Inn. We appreciate the feedback and review. Thank you, Reception Rum Runner Inn
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Callie L wrote a review Jul 2020
Dartmouth, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I were on our way home and stopped in lunenburg because we’ve heard how beautiful it was. We picked a random place to stay to make it more fun and adventurous and we are so so happy to have stayed in the rum runner. It wasn’t just the clean rooms that made this such a great stay, the man that was at the door was the sweetest man we’ve ever met. He had a big smile on his face and made our stay amazing before we got to the room. If you are visiting lunenburg we highly recommend this place, this man will make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Faby Corona wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada33 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Súper extra mega late check-in (after 4) with the excuse they want to I force all the safety protocols and mesures against COVID, but the front desk woman is not wearing a mask and the bed in my room is dirty with stinks, what makes me thing that they didn’t actually cleaned.
The in house restaurant is going to be close all 2021. In the good side it’s a great location, near all what is good to check here.
They said is a “quiet” Inn but, we have been here for 15 min and I already have juicy gossip from downstairs, in front and next to me
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Brenda H wrote a review Aug 2020
Logy Bay - Middle Cove - Outer Cove, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very enjoyable one night stay at the Rum Runner Inn!! Our room was spacious, very clean and very comfortable and offered the best view of the harbour!! We very much enjoyed the lovely veranda off of our room. Very convenient parking in a lot on the waterfront directly behind the Inn with easy access to the entrance. The owner welcomes you personally and has taken all of the precautions with Covid-19! So many beautiful restaurants within walking distance that one day and night just wasn't enough!! We look forward to our next visit to Lunenburg and for certain we will be staying at The Rum Runner Inn!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Brian H wrote a review Jul 2022
Shillingstone, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed over for one night on 28 June 2022. Spotlessly clean accommodation with a great view over the bay, from our partially enclosed balcony.
Bed was large and very comfortable, with the only problem being the noisy air conditioning fan that refused to be turned off.
Bathroom was of adequate size to cater for shower, basin and toilet.
A good ground coffee machine in the room but with only coffee mate for whitening.
Didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on quality.
Hotelier Tim, was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived and seemed to like to go out of his way to accommodate ones needs. even looking after our overnight bag while we toured the town the following day, until our departure from Lunenburg.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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PRICE RANGE
C$172 - C$334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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