Rum Runner Inn and Restaurant 

Express Check-Out is offered for your convenience. Simply leave your key in your room and hang the “clean room” sign on the door knob as you depart. 

You can reach us anytime on our toll-free number: 1-888-778-6786 or find us in the front office. Anything we can do to make your experience even more enjoyable, please let us know! We will be happy to oblige. 

Most sincerely, 

Tim Lekhi
Hotelier and Executive Chef 

Terms & Conditions 

Hotel Policies & Reservations 

*KEY RETURN POLICY* There is a $50 key replacement charge levied, if keys are not returned upon checkout. Charge will automatically added to guests final bill.

*ROOM OCCUPANCY* ALL room types have a maximum occupancy of 2 ADULTS. Rum Runner Inn’s policy permits up to a MAXIMUM of 2 additional children, depending on the room category.  Room occupancy is based on two persons; there is an extra charge for an additional occupants. 

Extra Person Fee: Room rates are listed for 2 person occupancy. Additional children sharing a room will incur a charge of $25 per night per child over 6 years old, up to two additional children in a room is maximum, depending on room type. Please note: Some room types accommodate two adults only and no additional guests.

Children: Children 6 years and under are free if using existing bedding. Rollaway and baby cots fee may apply if required (note: Queen-Room and some King-Rooms do not accommodate rollaways). 

*NO PET POLICYNO 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. 

*NO SMOKING POLICY* 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 $400 fee in addition to the restorative expense needed to return the room to its original condition. This additional fee and costs will be placed on the guest folio before or after check-out. 

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



In order for guest accommodations to be confirmed, sufficient credit credentials for payment of accommodations must be provided through the authorization of a valid credit card. Please be advised that up to three days 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 and or damage charges may be placed on the credit account as well, before or after departure. 

Accepted Methods of Payment: Master Card, Visa, American Express only. We do not accept Cash or debit cards.


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 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 (BY EMAIL OR IN WRITING) before 12 NOON, 3 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room & tax. ALL CANCELLATION NOTICES MUST BE PROVIDED IN WRITING BY EMAIL OR WRITTEN LETTER. IF YOUR BOOKING WAS COMPLETED WITH BOOKING.COM, EXPEDIA ,OR ANY OTHER BOOKING SITE OR AGENT; YOU MUST CONTACT THE ORIGINAL BOOKING AGENT TO CONFIRM A CANCELLATION  UNDER OUR POLICY. 

* 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 4:00pm. 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 may 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, we are unable to hold any rooms otherwise. 

Reservations guaranteed by a credit card will be pre-authorized or processed for a guest’s stay three days prior to arrival. If a guest’s credit card does not accept the pre- authorization or charge, that reservation may be cancelled and the room opened to a 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. Our reservation agent will be able to 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.


1) Behind our hotel, on Bluenose Drive, is a public parking lot with a one-time simple parking fee of $4 CDN. When you exit you pay $4 only. Stay as long as you wish, no hourly charge. Overnight parking is safe and convenient.

2) In front of the Inn, on Montague Street, there is parking as well. It is metered but we can assist with looking after the meters for you. We want you to enjoy your stay while in Lunenburg carefree.