Winner of 2011-2012 Best of BedandBreakfast Award and 2010 & 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Recipient of 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Our Inn has 12 rooms & 1 suite and is set on 12 acres of land with mature trees, manicured lawns, and fine gardens. Rooms are individually decorated with fine antiques and paintings. Each room is equipped with private ensuite baths, television, telephone and CD clock radio. During your stay, relax in one of our 3 parlors, surrounded by Victorian period antiques. A guest use computer is provided and wireless high-speed internet is available. Awaken relaxed and invigorated to enjoy freshly ground coffee, and a delicious full hot breakfast, including Hillsdale's homemade bread and jams. Most attractions, shops and restaurant are an easy walk.
Large room with queen size bed 2nd flr with private ensuite 4 pc bath. The room has a flat panel TV, telephone, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Nightly Rate: $107-$147
Located on the 3rd floor. It has a queen bed. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV, telephone and CD clock radio.
Nightly Rate: $97-$127
Room 2 is located on the 2nd floor with a Queen canopy bed and a private ensuite 4 pc bath. The walls of the room have a hand painted design. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Room 3 is located on the 2nd floor with 2 twin beds and a private ensuite 4 pc bath. The spacious room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Room 4 is located on the 2nd floor with a king bed. The private ensuite 3 pc bath has a shower only. This spacious room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Room 5 is located on the 3rd floor. It has a double bed and single day bed. This room has a large private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.
Room 7 is located on the 3rd floor. It has a queen bed. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.
One of our smaller rooms, Room 8 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen bed. This room has a private ensuite 3 pc bath with shower only. Large windows overlook the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Room 9 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen bed. This room has a private ensuite 3 pc bath with shower only. Large windows overlook the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.
Room 10 is a Junior Suite on the 2nd floor. The room has a sitting area with double sofabed and bedroom area with Queen bed - the very bed in which George V slept in 1884. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath. There is also a TV and CD clock radio. The room is air conditioned.
Room 11 is located on the ground floor of the attached Carriage House. It has a Queen 4 poster bed and private ensuite 4 pc bath. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio. The room is air conditioned.
Room 14 is located on the 2nd floor of the attached Carriage House. It has a Queen 4 poster bed and private ensuite 4 pc bath. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 15.
Room 15 is located on the 2nd floor of the attached Carriage House. It has 2 Twin beds and a double sofabed. Private ensuite 4 pc bath with skylight. The room has a TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 14. This room has air conditioning.
5 on August 16, 2014
We had a wonderful mother-daughter getaway... And Hillsdale House was an important part of our wonderful memories. Mum so enjoyed a soak in the clawfoot tub, and the breakfast was blog worthy! Our hostess was so friendly and kind. Five Stars!
2.8 on August 12, 2014
This Inn was clean and the location was quite convenient for walks into the town. Breakfast was always limited to eggs or one other choice but was tasty. Room furniture was dated and quite uncomfortable. There were no drinks or snacks in room or in common areas of the Inn which was highly unusual for a stay in any Inn.
We are most disappointed to learn that this guest was not pleased with their stay at our property. The representation of our breakfast offering does seem a little unfair. We in fact offer a full hot 'made-to-order' breakfast each morning, which includes fresh baked muffins, a choice of 4 juices, fresh brewed coffee, a selection of teas, a choice of eggs any style with ham or bacon and home made Nova Scotia brown bread toast, or French Toast, Belgian Waffles or Buttermilk Pancakes (depending on the day) topped with fresh local berries and served with Nova Scotia Maple Syrup. We also try to accommodate any dietary concerns when possible. We do make coffee or tea available upon request throughout the day and evening, and we are fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. All of this information is included in our in-room guest directory. It is unfortunate that more information was not provided to indicate what room the guest stayed in so that we could investigate further the comment regarding our furnishing, as this is the first such comment we have received in the 9 seasons we have been operating the Inn.
4.4 on August 06, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Hillsdale House Inn. We highly recommend this Inn to others and we'll be back!
4.0 on August 06, 2014
Very enjoyable two days in Annapolis Royal. The owners were friendly and very helpful. They provided directions, suggestions for events and restaurants and they made reservations for us. Our room was comfortable, and the food was fantastic.
5 on July 30, 2014
Hillsdale House Inn is located on a tree lined street with many beautiful large old homes . It is one of those beautiful large old homes . The entry way to the Inn is a 'wow' with two very nice sitting rooms on either side . Our room - I believe it was room 10 but don't hold me to that - was at the back of the house , on the 2nd level , and was very well appointed and spacious . The only meal served is breakfast BUT it is a full breakfast and one that makes it easy to skip lunch . If you are visiting Annapolis Royal , this is the place to stay . Jack & Faye
5 on July 22, 2014
The Hillside House Inn is a high end B&B at very reasonable prices. The service was excellent, staff pleasant and the breakfast was delicious. I will definitley stay there again.
5 on July 11, 2014
The staff were very accommodating and especially helpful after the town and most of the province lost power to due Post Tropical Storm Arthur. Although power wasn't restored during our stay, the breakfeast cooked on the BBQ was excellent. I could not tell the difference between one cooked in the kitchen. Also the candelite laterns were nice touch to use in our rooms at night. I the end we never missed having power other then a warm shower. By the way you need to checkout out the graveyard tour at the Fort. It's very entertaining and not morbid in the slightest. My review of Nova Scotia Power however is less kind.
4.4 on July 09, 2014
We stayed two nights at the Hillsdale House and were very pleased. The service was friendly and breakfast delicious. After the second night we had to leave early to catch the ferry to New Brunswick and we were given a sack breakfast to take with us. Thanks so much!
3.8 on June 27, 2014
This is a beautifully maintained historic inn. Rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Extensive grounds are well maintained and a delightful spot to spend a few hours reading or relaxing in the shade. Staff was helpful and friendly. While far more enjoyable than a modern hotel, be aware that this is not your typical B&B experience. The breakfast room has many separate tables, so different parties rarely sat together and had little interaction. For us, meeting other travelers is one of the reasons we choose to stay at B&Bs, and we missed that experience at Hillsdale. Breakfast itself was good, but a bit unimaginative by B&B standards. Overall a very nice place, and we definitely would stay here again.
Thank you for your comments and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that our dining room and breakfast menu did not meet with your expectations. Our inn has 13 guest rooms and is classed as a Bed & Breakfast Inn; with that in mind we have arranged the seating in our dining room to accommodate both the Inn traveller and the Bed & Breakfast traveller. We provide several tables that accommodate up to 6 guests for those that choose to interact with other guests and then smaller tables for 2 for those travellers wishing to experience a more intimate setting. Our breakfast menu starts each morning with fresh baked muffins and two made to order options. Each morning we offer homemade Nova Scotia brown bread toast, eggs any style that you choose, Ham or Bacon. In addition we provide an alternative option that may consist of Belgium Waffles, Orange French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes or another seasonal options. We feel that providing guests with an option is an important component of our service.
5 on June 13, 2014
My husband and I came to Annapolis Royal to golf. Staying overnight at the Hillsdale House Inn was a very pleasant experience. Our room had beautiful old world charm but included a modern t.v. The breakfast, which was served in a lovely dining room, was delicious. The owners and housekeeper were a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend this B & B to anyone.
Thanks for taking the time to share your impression of our Inn with others. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you will return sometime soon.
Downtown, Small town, Village
Halifax, NS, Canada (YHZ) 135 miles
Route 102 to Route 101 West from Halifax Take exit 22 to Annapolis Royal - you will be traveling on Route 8 which turns into St. George Street in Annapolis Royal. The inn is located on the left. For a more scenic route, take exit 19 to Bridgetown and travel along Route 1 to Annapolis Royal. At the traffic lights turn left onto St. George Street and we are located just past the Historic Gardens on the right. (Driving time is approximately 2 hours.)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic Gardens, Tidal Power Station, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Yard games, Board Games
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Winery Tours, Winery Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian