Boasting panoramic views of Lunenburg’s historic waterfront, Rum Runner Inn is located across the street from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in the center of Old Town Lunenburg. It features a free WiFi.

Each guest room provides a flat-screen cable TV, seating area, refrigerator and coffee facilities. The beds feature lavish 800-thread count, cotton blend sheets.

There is plenty of available street parking besides the inn, as well as an adjacent parking lot.

Halifax, Peggy's Cove and Wolfville are 1 hour's drive away. Mahone Bay is 20 minutes' drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Rum Runner Inn has been welcoming guests since May 20, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Can I smoke on the veranda of the king suite with open veranda
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. NO SMOKING POLICY: Rum Runner Inn is a 100% non-smoking facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hot..
    Answered on 14 April 2022
  • Hello. Do you have a room on the first floor with king bed and handicapped toilet? Thank you.
    Hello, Yes, our STUDIO HOUSE main floor rooms (15 and 16) have easy no step access. Yes, they also have handicap full bathrooms complete with grab bar..
    Answered on 27 June 2022
  • We are coming to NS to purchase a home and have to isolate for 14 days. Do you have suites with full kitchens?
    Yes we do. Please check out our: Oceanfront Studio with Veranda. It is in a building near to the hotel, affording you quiet space away from the main ..
    Answered on 30 October 2020
  • What b&bs or hotels are wheelchair accessable in Lunenburg next
    To my best knowledge: Rum Runner Inn, Our OceanFront Studio rooms with veranda. Cheers
    Answered on 20 February 2021
  • We are considering a stay in mid May 2021. What are our parking options and what is the cost per day?
    Hello, Where we are located in prime downtown core of Old Town Lunenburg, parking is all street parking. Main street parking is metered. All side str..
    Answered on 31 January 2021
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Amenities of Rum Runner Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Most popular amenities
Non-smoking rooms
Free WiFi
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs CAD 2 per hour.
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Rum Runner Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Rum Runner Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Pets are not allowed, although the property welcomes guests traveling with service animals. Government-issued documents must be presented at time of check-in.

Please note, during high season (from June to October) check in starts at 16:00. Early check in during this period is not available.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

License number: RYA-2023-24-03061634345670591-66

FAQs about Rum Runner Inn

  • Rum Runner Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Rum Runner Inn is 500 feet from the center of Lunenburg.

  • Check-in at Rum Runner Inn is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Rum Runner Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Rum Runner Inn include:

    • Double
    • Studio