Terms & Conditions:

Hotel Policies & Reservations



Rum Runner Inn’s fire code permits a MAXIMUM of 4 guests in a room, depending on the room category. Some room types have a maximum occupancy of less than 4. Room occupancy is based on two persons; there is an extra charge for additional occupants (please see below).

Third and Extra Person Fee: Room rates are listed for single / double occupancy. Additional adults sharing a room will incur a charge of $20 per night per person, up to two additional persons in a room or less is maximum, depending on room type.
Children: Children 6 years and under are free if using existing bedding. Rollaway fee applies if required (note: Single Double-Room and Queen-Rooms do not accommodate a rollaway).



NO PETS permitted. Service animals are allowed. Please advise when making a reservation if bringing a service animal into the hotel so we may prepare for arrival accordingly.



Rum Runner Inn is a 100% non-smoking facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel, including Sun Porches, Balconies, Verandas, and anywhere on its grounds. Any evidence of smoking inside guest rooms and attachments, or hotel facilities will result in a $250 fee in addition to the restorative expense needed to return the room/suite to its original condition. This additional fee and costs will be placed on the guest folio before or after check-out.



Noise levels must remain at reasonable levels so as not to disturb other guests. Noise complaints may result in ejection without refund.





In order for guest accommodations to be confirmed, at the time of check-in, sufficient credit credentials for payment of accommodations must be provided through the authorization of a credit card. When a credit card is presented for authorization, please be advised that up to 72 hours prior to arrival, a credit hold or charge in the amount of guest room charge and applicable taxes will be processed.  A provision for incidental charges may be placed on the credit account as well.

Accepted Methods of Payment: Master Card, Visa, American Express.



Hotel stays in Nova Scotia are subject to a Canadian and Nova Scotia Government Tax of 15% total.


Reservations can be cancelled for free until 3 days (72 hours) prior to arrival. Late cancellation and “no show” results in a 1st night room and tax charge, to be charged to the credit card on file. Please provide notice of cancellation before 3:00 pm 3 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room & tax.

Group and Conference reservations are subject to the cancellation and deposit policies outlined at time of booking and may vary from standard hotel policies.


Check-in time at the Rum Runner Inn begins at 3:00pm. The hotel will make every effort to personalize our guests' stays if provided ETA information at time of reservation. If your party happens to arrive earlier and the room is not available at the time of arrival, our front desk will be happy to store your bags so you can enjoy your day in Lunenburg.

Check-out time is before 11:00am the day of departure. Late checkout requests may be made through the front desk only, and are subject to determination based on hotel occupancy. Additional charges may apply.



To guarantee a reservation at the Rum Runner Inn, a valid credit card is required at time of booking. If a credit card is not available, your reservation will only be held for a minimum period of time.

The hotel does not charge the card on file before the 72 hour period noted, or is a “no show.” The hotel will not hold any reservation unless secured by the above methods with a valid credit card.


Reservations guaranteed by a credit card will be pre-authorized or processed for a guest’s stay up to 72 hours prior to arrival. If a guest’s credit card does not accept the pre- authorization, that reservation will be held until 3:00pm Atlantic Standard Time, after which time the reservation will be cancelled and the room opened to new guest.


 In the case that a guest’s room is to be paid by another party’s credit card that will not be attending the hotel, a pre-authorization form is required to be filled out by the credit card holder allowing the Rum Runner Inn Lunenburg to use the credit card for the specified charges. A reservation agent will be able to fax or e-mail you the form to be filled out at your request.


All guests must be 18 years or older to confirm guest-room accommodations at Rum Runner Inn Lunenburg. A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of check in for age verification. Valid photo ID is required both for the check in process, as well as being a necessity to process a credit card.