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
Great 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 bubbles598 reviews
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The Rum Runner Inn boasts a central location that is not only highly convenient for exploring local attractions but also offers scenic views, a feature often celebrated by guests. The hotel's atmosphere receives applause for its charming rooms, which are not only clean but also well-appointed with comfortable beds and quality linens. Service at the Rum Runner Inn is another highlight, with staff earning praise for their friendly and efficient assistance. While the rooms are generally appreciated for their cleanliness and comfort, some guests mention that they may benefit from modern updates and could be less noisy. Amenities like USB ports add a touch of modernity, despite some reports of inconsistent wifi. The value proposition receives mixed reviews, with some guests feeling the experience doesn't fully justify the cost. Cleanliness is a strong suit, although minor issues like shower tracks could use more attention.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Clean
Service
Helpful
Amenities
Well-appointed

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heelergrl wrote a review Oct 2023
Sugar Land, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2023
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Eastcoasterish wrote a review May 2021
Halifax, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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smorrisve0fc wrote a review Nov 2020
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2020
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Leonard C wrote a review May 2024
St. John's, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm greeting, lovely clean room, spacious, excellent views, comfortable bed. Coffee maker and fridge. Bluenose to the left. Very quiet. Street parking was fine, area felt very safe and secure. It would be pretty hard to find a better place in Lunenburg to explore the town and have immediate access to waterfront and restaurants
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Date of stay: May 2024
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Roy F wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent two glorious weeks in Lunenburg at the Rum Runner. We stayed upstairs in a honeymoon suite facing the harbor. I must say first off that Tim, the owner, Darlene, Haley and the rest of the staff, made our stay incredibly wonderful. I will miss you and never forget how enjoyable you made our stay. Sitting in the sun room, people watching, having lunch, playing backgammon and having a few drinks, will always be held dear in our hearts.

If ever you vacation in Nova Scotia your stay at the Rumrunner will be rewarded ten fold. Say hi to the folks for me if you end up staying there. Thank you so much.

Roy and Terry
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Date of stay: May 2024
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maac58 wrote a review Jun 2022
Winnipeg, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location that allows easy walking to all points in old town. The Inn is very clean; king beds are super comfortable. A large shared balcony overlooks the harbour; it provides a great spot to relax. Staff were friendly, welcoming, and shared helpful information about the community.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Gerald wrote a review Oct 2021
Airdrie, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place! Charming. Hotelier Tim is very friendly and welcoming. Room is spotless and luxurious. Gteat price! Under $200 Highly recommend! Honeymoon suite has a balcony view of the harbour. Free wi-fi ... stand up shower ... lots of free streaming tv services. Very happy!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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RoseN wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Rum Runner for a total of four days in July of 2022, and totally enjoyed our stay. The rooms were clean, great views of the bay, the bed was exceptionally comfortable, clean, great location, and very friendly staff. Tim, the owner, and Alison, his assistant couldn't do any more for you, they gave you quality time and answered any imaginable question that you might have regarding the area. Great place to relax, enjoy the scenery and meet wonderful people from all over.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Chanelle P wrote a review Sep 2022
Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner, Tim, was a lovely host with a warm and kind energy. We stayed in rooms 17 & 18 which were beautifully done. The skylight windows allowed for lots of natural light and the shower was lovely.

The location of the Rum Runner was in a prime spot along the main strip! Steps away from the water which was beautiful. Right behind the inn was the historical fisheries museum which was very interesting.

Run Runner Inn was also steps away from some delicious eating spots! The Fish Shack and The Half Shell were delicious. There was also a home-made ice cream spot and a cute cafe close by.

Overall, The Rum Runner in was a prime location, comfortable, and Tim was great!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Doug R wrote a review Aug 2023
Redding, Connecticut
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location in center of prettiest street in town, overlooking the harbor, and close to great dining. Exceptionally friendly and helpful service. Room was ok with lovely view but bathroom was very cramped, tub faucet dripped and shower head was stingy with water. However looking at other inns nearby we were sure we’d made the best choice.
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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 4, 2023
Hello, We're so glad you enjoyed the location, accessibility for dining, view, and staff during your stay at the Rum Runner Inn. We appreciate the review and feedback as we are constantly trying to improve guest experiences. Thank you, Reception Rum Runner Inn
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Answer from Tim L
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Thank you for your inquiry. We have 17 rooms. They all have a luxurious king bed each. All rooms have an occupancy of two persons per room. We have oceanfront and non-oceanfront to choose from. All oceanfront rooms have either a balcony, terrace, opening skylight balcony, or verandas attached. You will love it here! Cheers
kjb2882 asked a question Apr 2019
How much does parking cost?
Answer from Info R
Lunenburg NS
Hello! It is true what the other answers say, street parking is right outside our door, and we do our best to ensure there is always parking available for our guests. After 5:00pm the parking meters are free, and during the day if you are parked, we will of take care of the meters and any charges that may occur so you can enjoy your vacation! The parking is very convenient and safe, but if you have any concerns please give us a call any time! Thanks for your question! Hope to see you soon! -The Rum Runner
DONNA E asked a question Jul 2018
When will the restaurant open?
Answer from John W
Goole, United Kingdom
I have no idea was closed during my visit do not let this put you bankers pub brilliant two doors down great food and bar john
Answer from Tim L
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Hello, At this time we do have have a room with a kitchen for your dates, but may have something come up in the near future. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Thank you for considering us, as your hotel stay while in Lunenburg. Cheers Tim
David C wrote a tip Jun 19
Shediac, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the view"
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Ursula W wrote a tip May 2024
Youghal, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is free in front of hotel after 5pm and until 10 am."
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Royce N wrote a tip May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would not advise large rv’s on the downtown streets."
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Natasha H wrote a tip May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a quiet hotel, in a quiet town. Do not expect buzzing energy. You will be super comfortable and restful. "
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Donald G wrote a tip Oct 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay as long as you can… "
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PRICE RANGE
C$193 - C$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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