Brigantine Inn

Brigantine Inn

Blue Nose boat in harbor
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Very spacious room and comfortable bed
Room & Suite (39)
Back view of the Inn and the Grand Banker Bar & Grill on the bottom floor
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4.0
#2 of 2 guest houses in Lunenburg
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value

Brigantine Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Lunenburg, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Brigantine Inn, visitors can check out The Spotted Frog (0.1 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House (0.2 km), some of Lunenburg's top attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the guest house.

The property also boasts a restaurant, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to Brigantine Inn, there is paid public parking available nearby.

While in Lunenburg, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Brigantine Inn, including Salt Shaker Deli and Inn (0.1 km), Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge (0.1 km), and Fleur de Sel (0.1 km).

Lunenburg is also known for some great art galleries, including Laurie Swim Gallery, Lunenburg Art Gallery, and Power House Art Gallery and Studio, which are not too far from Brigantine Inn.

Enjoy your stay in Lunenburg!

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Restaurant
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

82 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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TinaO2013 wrote a review Aug 2020
Salisbury20 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Lunenburg for one night on a family trip and had booked this online. The price was really reasonable, almost too good, but when we checked in I was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and the staff very friendly. Many of the restaurants in the area also run boutique style hotels out of the upstairs locations, so in the style of the neighborhood check in is at the restaurant downstairs. The area was very quiet for sleeping and the location is in the middle of many other restaurants and also right on the waterfront. Would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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peter d wrote a review Oct 2023
Toronto, Canada1,568 contribution248 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The brigantine inn lunenburg is well situated in the middle of this small village
Nice bar/ restaurant with patio overlooking the harbor front. Check in was a bit weird as you had to hunt down a bar waitress who doubled as a inn keeper as well. Rooms are above bar but it wasnt too noisy but there is no elevator for those who need one to get to their room.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Orancathy wrote a review Nov 2023
Halifax, Canada35 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This inn is clearly in need of some updgrades, but it was better than the last place we stayed when we were in town. Be aware that it's noisy - our room overlooked the street and as luck would have it we were adjacent to the only two bars in town. Anyone who went out for a smoke break was yelling and talking directly below our window. You could also hear the music from the bar at night and it started up again at 10:30 the next morning. Some other guests were also quite roudy and were talking at full volume in the hallway at 3:30 am. We arrived on the coldest weekend of the month and the window-mounted air conditioner was still installed, leaking cold air into the room. It was only 14 degrees in there when we arrived and there weren't many warm blankets on the beds. We plugged the gap with a facecloth to try and stop the draft, but since there was no front desk, we didn't know how to call. (Check in was done in the bar downstairs, which was a bit odd ). The floor of our room had a distince uphill sloap towards the bathroom and the bed was not at all supportive, but the water pressure was good. There are clearly some issues, but the location is great so we would likely stay here again. We'll be sure to bring ear plugs though!
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marc B wrote a review Sep 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the unfortunate experience of booking a room at this establishment months in advance, only to receive an email on the morning of our scheduled arrival, informing us that our reservation had been canceled. It was baffling to learn that the room we had reserved had ‘sprung a leak’ and had been supposedly "closed" for a month, and yet they waited until the day of our arrival to notify us (as yet unseen email sent at 11:00 that morning)

The staff's behavior during this ordeal was unhelpful to say the least. They displayed a complete lack of professionalism and were shockingly dismissive when we inquired about the cancellation. Instead of taking responsibility for their own negligence, they attempted to shift the blame onto the booking agent, which was far from the truth. It was clear that they were simply too lazy to inform guests with existing bookings of the situation. Moreover the check in is actually in the bar and the staff were rather more focused on serving drinks than helping people supposedly try to check in.

This entire experience left me utterly disgusted with this hotel. I strongly advise against staying with them. The staff's complete lack of interest and their utter unreliability left us in a precarious situation with a family of 4 after traveling over from England. It's a shame that such a lacklustre, unprofessional, establishment is allowed to operate in the hospitality industry. Avoid at all costs!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this establishment completely
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Bill F wrote a review Sep 2023
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This stay didn't start well, parking is difficult and there seemed to be noone at check in. We had to register with restaurant staff who proceeded to ask for a tip as we paid. Room access is poor, you have to carry luggage up narrow stairs. The rooms are good sized but desperately in need of a good clean and refurbish. The one good thing is location, right in the centre of town.
We won't stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A potentially great hotel waiting to be upgraded but well away from great now.
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kevin m wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm smile and laughter are not normally mentioned in reviews but the staff at The Brigantine Inn have an abundance of both. The staff makes you feel at home and the pub and dining room below the rooms are simply wonderful.

Try the Lunenburg burger. Who knew that topping an already great burger with Lobster is so good?

I would recommend the Inn heartily.... Kevin M, Ontario
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The rooms make you feel you are staying with family. This was so welcoming after staying in the...
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Companion35299 wrote a review Jul 2006
3 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently stayed at the Brigantine Inn in Lunenburg. They have a few buildings one can select from with lots of pictures on their website. We wanted a 2 bedroom with extra room and a water view. We stayed in the annex which is an old house that received the Heritage Award which has been renovated. Our apartment was upstairs and we were pleasantly surprised. My husband is very fussy about his accommodations and thought this was a home run. We had 2 bedrooms each with a window air conditioner, modern bathroom and living room and pullman type kitchen which looked to the Bay between 2 buildings. We could sit in the living room or at the table and watch the comings and going of the bay as well as see the Blue Nose. The pictures of this unit don't do it justice and it is quite new and modern. You have the place to yourself and Lunenburg is such a great place. You could rent this for a few days and explore around Mahone Bay and Chester from here. The value of this for the money was tops.

Judy Patrick
Tucson, AZ
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altobarb wrote a review Jun 2007
New York City, New York48 contributions41 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
An ordinary hotel with thoroughly unprofessional staff. My husband and I were on what was supposed to be a relaxing long weekend when we stayed here last weekend. We had one day to sleep in. How could we possibly have known that on Saturday the housekeeping staff congregates in the hallway to chat? Loudly? Starting at about 8 a.m.? And then they start vacuuming around 9 a.m.? And then do the laundry for the hotel just down the hall in a machine that squeaks? Needless to say, we did not sleep, nor was the hotel relaxing. Somehow when we made our reservations it didn't occur to us to ask if this was their practice, or if their doors fit well (they don't, but if they did and weren't hollow, it would have cut down on the sound transmission into our room considerably).

I guess if you're an out and about kind of person, this place would be OK for you, but I just found it amazing that it wouldn't occur to a hotel that some of their guests might want to sleep beyond 8 a.m. (and this in a time zone that is 1 hour earlier than most of the US east coast).

There were other small troubling things, but all were eclipsed by this one item. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone for any thing. There are so many others in Lunenburg to choose from and this one offered nothing unique.
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Date of stay: June 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sfm132 wrote a review Sep 2007
Concord, New Hampshire136 contributions53 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Brigantine Inn for 2 nights in late August. Location is definitely in the BI’s favor. It is a staircase (outside plaza-type) and a very short walk across a road to the harbor, and the docked BlueNose II.

I was in the main building - the one where the office is; and I chose the room (Sceptre, Rm #6) by price. It was upstairs (no elevator), and it was quite small – but I knew that when I booked, from their web-site descriptions. It was quiet, clean, and had a small window that looked out onto the plaza stairs, and the harbor.

They have their own restaurant on the lower level, and that is where you’d get ice if you want it, so that must be done during their hours. The registration desk opens at 8am, and closes at 8pm. You have the option of paying up when you check in – in case you want to leave early. And late check-ins can be done at the restaurant. It was the only place I found in Nova Scotia to take Discover Card. And I found the staff friendly.

Parking is on the street. There are meters, but they are enforced M-F daytime only. I never had to park more than 1/3 block away. There are a number of restaurants with outside decks, and pubs – all within walking distance.

I won’t get into the beauty of the town itself. Just bring your walking shoes, and prepare for some hilly walking up and down the grid of streets. Lunenburg Academy dominates the top of the town.

I was satisfied with my experience and accommodations. They certainly have more spacious rooms than I had – but I use my room to shower & sleep in – not to loiter in during the day. I’d book it again.
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Date of stay: August 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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paulmcg wrote a review Feb 2007
Lake Elsinore, California12 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed there for the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, which we recommend -- all kinds of music on a warm August night, feeling really peaceful. The Brigantine Inn is a great place and the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each room is unique -- ours felt like an old nautical inn -- we were under the sloping roof, in a room with a big brass bed. I recommend going down to the pub on the waterfront level, and having a Schooner Ale or three! The only problem you may run into is the parking situation in Lunenburg, since it's an old town. You may have to park a couple of blocks from the Brigantine.
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Date of stay: August 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C$173 - C$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brigantine Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Brigantine Inn?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.2 km), Ironworks Distillery (0.4 km), and Bluenose II (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brigantine Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Brigantine Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Brigantine Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brigantine Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Savvy Sailor, Lincoln Street Food, and Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
Is Brigantine Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.10 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Brigantine Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (0.4 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (0.2 km).
Does Brigantine Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
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