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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Guest reviews


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  • Michael
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very quiet inn right in the main center of Lunenberg, near shops and restaurants. Our room had a beautiful veranda overlooking the harbor. Staff was incredibly helpful and provided excellent recommendations for eating and sightseeing.
  • Ellie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Tim, the host at the Rumrunner Inn, is amazing. He is SO hospitable and kind. The building is beautiful, the bed was comfortable, no noisy guests, a wonderful visit on the veranda overlooking the water closed out our evening. We could not have...
  • Krista
    Hosts were excellent, very friendly and enthusiastic.
  • Kathy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Perfect location, Comfortable, spotless, comfortable bed, real glasses in the room and a wonderful shared deck.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great staff, great location, great dinner recommendation
  • Roslyn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The owner/staff were responsive and available for any questions or requests. Perfect location.
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The view of Lunenburg harbor and surrounding area was a big plus
  • Casey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We stayed in room #9…the balcony view was incredible!
  • Lorraine
    Lovely property and really sweet and helpful staff 😊
  • Ann
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Classy, modern inn right on the main street through this pretty town. Staff were professional, kind, and accommodating. Our room was beautiful, clean, bright, and had a large deck with harbor views. Very comfortable bed. Large shower. Fridge and...

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
  • What rooms do offer with a balcony sea view And price June 16

    All of our rooms with "Oceanfront" in their name have the ocean view and a balcony (either glass enclosed or open). Pricing is variable on which room is chosen.
    Answered on 24 January 2023
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Amenities of Rum Runner Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • 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
  • 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

  • Room options at Rum Runner Inn include:

    • Double
    • Studio

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

  • Rum Runner Inn is 500 feet from the center of Lunenburg. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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.

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

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