Rum Runner Inn

66 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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RM 625
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4.5
#1 of 6 hotels in Lunenburg
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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GChereIcome wrote a review Sept 2022
Ottawa142 contributions43 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ray M wrote a review Sept 2021
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Nova Scotia Summer Fest Kitchen Party Tour used the Rum Runner for our cast and crew of 12 for our Lunenburg stop on August 19 & 20, 2021. In a time where cleanliness is under the microscope more than ever, the Rum Runner delivered by providing a safe environment in their lobby and rooms. With regards to the rooms and over all quality, our crew collectively agreed the Rum Runner was the perfect choice. High scale mattresses meant a great sleep, spacious rooms meant a comfortable stay and the balconies provided a nice social space for the crew. The fees are reasonable and management went out of their way in advance of our arrival to be sure we could check in with ease and be immediately comfortable. When travelling and working on such a tight schedule, these factors are what makes a hotel stay exceptional. Rum Runner is exceptional.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Exceptional views of the Lunenburg's famous waterfront.
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Shaun wrote a review Mar 2021
Halifax, Canada74 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Allison Wentzell-Duggan, General Manager at Rum Runner Inn
Responded 19 Apr 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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Amanda D wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was outstanding. First, I thought I was going to have trouble parking, we got there in the afternoon and there was no parking on the street but the receptionist saved us a spot. You know the owner and staff use their vehicles to save places for the guests to be able to park near the inn. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. She gave us our key, offered to give us a hand with our bags, showed us to our door, and when we asked where to eat, because their kitchen is under renovations, she gave us recommendations and directions. There is like a dozen restaurants all within walking distance. The room we had was really nice. It was nice, clean and spotless. It had a walk out veranda with the view of the harbor and Bluenose 2. After we put our bags in our room and decided where to eat, we decided to check out the town and we ran into the owner on our way out. He was very welcoming. Tim was such a delight, he gave us some suggestions for some things to do while in town. He was right that was fun, a horse n buggy ride around town was a fun way to see the town. We were there a couple of days, so we ventured around town and a couple of places nearby that Tim told us about. He probably heard the same stories a hundred times but sat and listened to my husband and I as we told him where we went and what we saw. He spoke to us like we were an old friend or relative. And the staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay. I would recommend staying here and I cant wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tripsalot_5000 wrote a review Sept 2020
195 contributions103 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This inn is over priced and dated. It should be no more than $80/night.

The owner is friendly and it’s fairly clean, but the room smelled of must and the air exchange system runs constantly and is so noisy it’s difficult to sleep. The furniture is old and worn.

The sun room is not private and essentially useless.

It is centrally located in Lunenburg, but Lunenburg is small, so everything is centrally located.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rhonda C wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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David J wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Best location in the heart of Lunenburg which was quite charming to visit. Check-in and out were easy and though no dedicated parking there was no problem finding close spots on the streets. Bedding, room and amenities were sufficient and though a continental breakfast basket as part of the stay would have put the icing on the cake, several shops nearby offered fare to start the day.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Allison Wentzell-Duggan, General Manager at Rum Runner Inn
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Hello David, We're so glad you enjoyed the location, town, and easy check-in and check-out during your stay at the Rum Runner Inn. We appreciate the feedback and review. Thank you, Reception Rum Runner Inn
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onislandtime2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Fairview, Canada50 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights at Rum Runners and would definitely stay again. It's located right in the heart of where you want to be in Lunenburg ....... on the waterfront.
Of course during this time of Covid restrictions the restaurant was not operating and I was disappointed at discovering this as I heard it was very good and was looking forward to dining there.
Our second night there it poured rain which didn't impact our vacation. The only negative was that our patio door leaked. However when it was reported to management, a staff member responded immediately.
Don't expect a modern facility, however if you want to spend some time in a beautiful maritime setting, experience a stay in an historic old Inn with character, a very comfortable bed, and exceptional view of the Lunenburg Harbour reserve a room at Rum Runner Inn.
PS the bathrooms are compact .
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The back rooms provide exceptional views of the harbour.
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Bernie M wrote a review Jul 2021
Halifax, Canada76 contributions41 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the total lack of amenities (soap, old hand pumped shampoo, phone etc.), a window that was milky, a balcony door that was hardly moveable, and the worst greeting upon arrival, we wanted to stay here for sentimental reasons as it was our first away date 12 years ago. At that time it was a warm, welcoming spot with even a cool little gift shop in the front. Times have changed. Check-in time is 4:00, but since it was a little rainy and 3:40 we tried to get the room a few minutes early. Upon pulling the door open, even before entering a loud voice called out "we will help you at 4!" Fair enough. The young couple that tried the same thing 10 minutes later were also put-out. Finally at the Golden Hour of 4 we found out the room we requested 5 months before and were assured we had (our 1st trip room from years ago and subsequent visits) had been given last minute to another couple deemed as "regulars". Tim, the owner? Not honourable, dude. Great view from the balcony, as always, but the way it is roped into sections and retains the worn carpet from years gone by is a downer. Overall...my advice would be to treat yourself better and keep moving. Lots of nicer places.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Lesliekap wrote a review Oct 2021
Vancouver, Canada109 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is perfectly situated for exploring Lunnenburg. It’s directly behind the fishing museum with beautiful views of the harbour. Easy walking distance to all restaurants and sights. Our room (#5 I think) had a private balcony where you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. There was a bit of a damp feeling in our room - maybe just due to it’s proximity to the ocean. The front desk person, Alison, was very welcoming and helpful with restaurant suggestions and driving tips!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony!
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Answer from Tim L
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada1 contribution
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
1 contribution
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 Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
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
newzealand66 asked a question Apr 2018
Morristown, New Jersey52 contributions28 helpful votes
hi, is the room with the kitchen and balcony available july 4 and 5? price? are your prices in CAD? thanks
Answer from Tim L
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada1 contribution
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
Donald G wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay as long as you can… "
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Jsquared69 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Tsawwassen, Canada89 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The deck is awesome !"
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DStuart2022 wrote a tip Aug 2023
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expensive but a quality stay! "
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Ellie B wrote a tip Aug 2023
Fairfield, Ohio77 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prepare for parking issues. If it rains, you will need waterproof shoes."
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Doug R wrote a tip Aug 2023
Redding, Connecticut83 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy parking on street."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 635 - RM 917 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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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.
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