The house is spacious with interesting architecture and additions. The grounds are also large with beautiful plantings. Several lounges and a large sun porch for guests in addition to the large, sunny dining room. Breakfast was large but probably all prepared early. We came in the middle of the breakfast hours and our food was a bit dried out. Pleasant, sunny room with good A/C.
The Hillsdale House Inn is just a few blocks from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Harborwalk and Farmers Market (Saturday & Wednesday AM). The B&B has been an Inn since built in the 19th century. The living areas accessible to guests are beautiful. It has a new owner since March 2022, the second in 4 years. Outside work is being done now, paused on the weekend. Perhaps the guest rooms will be upgraded also, so keep your eyes on this lovely Inn. We were in Room 3. It is spacious (twin beds). It was clean, but the air smelled musty from the old air conditioning unit which was too noisy & unhealthy to use. The old windows had storm windows over the screens so we were unable to open them for cross ventilation. The small bathroom was just adequate with its difficult to use quaint tub/shower & sink unit that is ready to be replaced. The summer staff are sincere and charming. The room was clean. We enjoyed our full, hot breakfast served in the pretty dining room or outside. Our table outside was set with table linens & our breakfast accommodated our vegetarian request. This Inn was once a grand spot. Under the new ownership, hopefully it will be again.…
We loved our two days here. The location is perfect for walking to everything in Annapolis Royal. The site is a beautiful period showcase, clean and quiet. The attentive owner, Theresa, is helpful with suggestions and attentive to special needs. Breakfast was spectacular; we did not need to eat again until dinner!
We stayed in the King Suite on the second floor in early October. The Inn is beautiful (furniture and decorations were very charming) and located only a short walk from the main area of Annapolis Royal. The owner was friendly and very helpful, but unfortunately, her serving staff need some improvement. They spent too much time chatting in the kitchen- instead of serving breakfast. Making guests (not us) wait more than 5 minutes to be greeted in the dining room was unfortunate. We seemed like a distraction. I was going to give this place a 3 /5, but the owner was so nice and helpful, she earns the 4.
This inn is quite beautiful inside. It’s super clean and has many nicely appointed rooms. A delicious breakfast is served each day in the large dining room. We were unfortunate in our room choice, ending up in a small space on the third floor….our mistake. We arrived early and were able to walk through and see numerous other rooms that looked just beautiful. Unfortunately , the property seemed to lack gardening staff and could have used some mowing, weeding and a few flowering pots to spruce up the promising outside space. The staff were phenomenal.
Wonderful bed and breakfast in a very interesting heritage house. Very clean rooms, comfortable bed and the best breakfast we have had on our trip to Atlantic Canada. Enjoyed relaxing in the parlour and on a cooler day we would have spent some time on the patio. Checkin and checkout were both quick and easy.
We stayed for a weekend and really enjoyed the experience. The breakfast is delicious. It is within walking distance of down town which is really convenient. The staff are friendly. Would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.
There are many historic Inns and B&Bs in Annapolis Royal and this is one of the nice ones. Very confortable rooms, good AC, decoration with taste and cachet. The breakfast served in a nice dining room is comprehensive and tasty.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Hillsdale House Inn this weekend. The staff couldn’t do enough to make us comfortable. The breakfast was amazing, starting with warm fresh muffins while we waited for our French toast and fruit. We will go back soon.
Had a wonderful breakfast before our drive home, full breakfast and pancakes fruit and coffee! Seated on the patio with a panoramic view of the beautiful garden, the dry summer had taken its toll on the grass and the deer had eaten some of the flowers overnight!