Hillsdale House Inn

519 Upper St. George St. PO Box 148, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 Canada (Show map)

About

Winner of 2011-2012 Best of BedandBreakfast Award and 2010 & 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Recipient of 2015 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.

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Elegant Hospitality

4.4 on October 18, 2015

Lodging at Hillsdale House was very pleasant ranging from the courteous staff to the tastefully decorated room.to the delicious breakfast. We plan to revisit many times.


Annapolis Royal

4.6 on October 17, 2015

We had a lovely ground floor room and this was needed because of movement issues. The atmosphere was lovely and very friendly. The hosts gave us directions on where to eat and these were top notch. Val the owner made my basted eggs perfectly. The jams were heavenly. The home is near many worthy attractions and the Gardens were amazing. I would stay there again and hope I do.


Great B&B

3.8 on October 15, 2015

This was our first time in a B&B and we enjoyed our stay at Hillsdale House Inn. The innkeepers (sorry, can't remember the names) were very wonderful hosts. Breakfast was great. Tips: 1. We stayed in October and it was cold, so ask how the thermostat works so you can adjust the temperature in the room. 2. There are no markings for parking space, but you can park along the driveway.


Great stay in Annapolis Royal

4.8 on October 05, 2015

We spent two nights in mid September 2015 and were very pleased. Our room was comfortable and nicely decorated. The mattress on our bed was a bit on the soft side though. The only other negative for us was taking a shower in the claw foot tub......not the easiest to get out in and out of if you're an older or less agile person. The breakfasts were delicious and offered a choice. Would recommend to a friend without any hesitation.


Breakfast Menu

3.6 on October 02, 2015

Breakfast was ok but did not have the wow factor we had at other B&B's.


Nice B and B in quaint town

4.8 on October 02, 2015

Very historic house that was well kept and clean. I gave room 4 stars due to musty odor that opening window did not help. It is in a convenient location that is walkable to historic sites and town. Do not miss the award winning gardens down the road toward town. The hosts were very kind and professional. Breakfast was good and served in the lovely dining room.


Wonderful stay, wonderful staff

5 on September 29, 2015

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful stay. Val the owner went to no end of trouble to make our visit to the area as memorable as possible. She made us feel right at home, it was difficult to leave. Her staff were lovely and so friendly, a fabulous place to stay!!


Above and beyond service!

4.0 on September 10, 2015

This is a beautifully decorated inn. Our room was very nice and comfortable. The breakfast was very good (great French toast!). The service was over and above. We left our jackets in the closet and didn't realize until we were hours away. Val made arrangements to have our jackets delivered to the hotel we would be staying at in Halifax later the following week. We were not made to feel it was inconvenience to her at all. What great service!


A convenient and delightful place to stay

3.6 on September 05, 2015

Although our room was quite small, everything about the place was delightful.


A delightful experience.

5 on August 30, 2015

Our hostess, Val, was very helpful and friendly. Our room was large and comfortable, AND our breakfast was incredibly delicious. Great stay all around. ,


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Room 1 is the room in which George V, Prince of Wales is reported to have slept in while a guest in 1884. This larger sized room is located on the 2nd floor with a Grand Queen canopy bed and a step down private ensuite 4 pc bath, with claw footed Victorian soaker tub. A sitting area with antique sofa and chairs provides a great view of the side gardens. Decorated in tones of blue and gold this is one of our most romantic rooms. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 109 - $CAD 149

Room 11

Room 11 is located on the ground floor of the attached Carriage House. It has a Queen 4 poster bed, draped in soft cream fabric. A sofa and wing chair provide a comfortable sitting area, hardwood floors with Persian rug and a bright private ensuite 4 pc bath complete this room. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio plus air conditioning. Adjacent to the side entrance and parking lot provides easy ground level access to this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 109 - $CAD 149

Room 9

One of our smaller rooms, room 9 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen 4 poster bed, with ceiling fan overhead 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 89 - $CAD 119

Room 7

Room 7 is located on the 3rd floor. A very cozy room decorated in floral prints with a Queen size Shaker bed. Gabled windows provide a bright space with a small sitting area. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99 - $CAD 129

Room 6

Room 6 is located on the 3rd floor, the room has a long hall that enters into a quaint area with Queen bed and antique panel headboard. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99 - $CAD 129

Room 3

Room 3 is located on the 2nd floor, this larger room has 2 twin beds and a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw footed Victorian soaker tub. A sitting area with 3 antique chairs provides lots of space to relax; large windows provide a bright and welcoming feeling. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 109 - $CAD 149

Room 2

Room 2 is located on the 2nd floor with a Queen 4 poster bed, elegantly draped in sheer fabric. A private ensuite 4 pc bath, has a claw footed Victorian soaker tub. The walls of this room were hand painted by a local artist during the restoration of the inn. This bright room has windows facing the front of the property and the side gardens. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99 - $CAD 129

Room 14

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. Large windows face the front of the property, decorated with antiques and a down duvet this is a comfortable quite room. The room has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 14.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99 - $CAD 149

Room 4

Room 4 is a spacious room located on the 2nd floor with a king bed. The private ensuite 3 pc bath has a shower only. The room has a flat panel TV, CD clock radio and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 109 - $CAD 149

Room 10

Room 10 our Junior Suite is located 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. Decorated in tones of green, the bedroom has hardwood floors with Persian rugs. The antique bedroom furniture set was apparently purchased by the Perkins family in 1884 when they learned the Prince of Wales would be visiting the Hillsdale House Inn. This room has a private ensuite 4 pc bath with claw foot Victorian soaker tub, 32" Flat Screen TV and CD clock radio. This room is air conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 119 - $CAD 169

Room 15

Room 15 is located on the 2nd floor of the attached Carriage House. It has 2 Twin beds with sitting area. Large windows provide a bright airy space overlooking the back grounds. There is a private ensuite 4 pc bath with a skylight over the tub. The room has a TV and CD clock radio. This room connects to the adjoining Room 15, making it an excellent choice for families or couples traveling together. Room is air conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 109 - $CAD 149

Room 5

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 Victorian soaker tub. Decorated in shades of blue the room is completed with hand painted antique furniture from the Victorian era. The room is air conditioned and has a flat panel TV and CD clock radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99 - $CAD 129

Room 8

One of our smaller rooms, room 8 is located on the 2nd floor. It has a queen bed and is decorated in hues of green. 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 89 - $CAD 119

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Halifax, NS, Canada (YHZ) 135 miles

Directions to property:

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.)

Area Attractions

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, Whale Watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Yard games, Board Games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseshoes, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Limited number of rooms
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation charges will be applied to any reservation cancelled less than 48 hours prior to intended arrival date. These charges will be applied to the credit card used to book the room. If we are able to re-book the room, cancellation charges may be waived.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Paul and Val Stackhouse

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Paul and Val enjoy travel, golf, and food and wine experiences. They are also animal lovers.

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Meals

Breakfast

Complimentary Full Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free


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