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519 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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#3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis Royal
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Our distinctive inn is located in historic Annapolis Royal minutes from one of the oldest European settlements in the New World, Port Royal. Built as an Inn in 1859 the Hillsdale House has catered to many famous persons, including George V of England in 1884. The Inn has a long standing tradition of providing gracious accommodations set in idyllic surroundings. Our 13 guest rooms are all individually decorated with antiques and all have private en-suite baths. The property offers an estate setting on 12 acres of land with mature trees, manicured lawns, and fine gardens. Hillsdale House Inn is just a short walk to a number of shops, restaurants and attractions, such as the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Fort Anne National Historic Site and the O'Dell Museum. We are also just a short drive to the Habitation at Port Royal, a national historic site, and the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
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Wifi
Wine / champagne
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Picnic area
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Alison S wrote a review Jul 2022
Springfield, Massachusetts840 contributions198 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Room 10, second floor rear, is huge and attractive
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photostoryteller wrote a review Jul 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Tip: Travel light if your room is on the second or third floor.
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Diana K wrote a review Jun 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We liked the third floor.
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SouthShoreAngus wrote a review Oct 2021
Liverpool, Canada29 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Lynne S wrote a review Sep 2021
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada47 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Choose a room on the first or second floor.
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calta523 wrote a review Aug 2021
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico24 contributions30 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Teresa A wrote a review Aug 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Breakaway44 wrote a review Jul 2021
Brossard, Canada488 contributions216 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Sunshine49436831222 wrote a review Sep 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Robert L wrote a review Aug 2020
Cardigan, Canada17 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$146 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaAnnapolis Royal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillsdale House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hillsdale House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens (0.1 miles), Fort Anne National Historic Site (0.4 miles), and Annapolis Tidal Generating Station (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillsdale House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hillsdale House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillsdale House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillsdale House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Restaurant Compose, Bistro East, and Fort Anne Cafe.
Is Hillsdale House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Annapolis Royal.
Are pets allowed at Hillsdale House Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillsdale House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Anne National Historic Site (0.4 miles) and Melanson Settlement National Historic Site (4.5 miles).