There are not a lot of hotels near to Acadia University and I picked those hotels that produced happy guests on a consistent basis. I avoided those hotels that had mixed reviews. I believe that these three are sure-fire winners!

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Editor's Top 3 Picks

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This late 19th century hotel was originally a ship captain's mansion
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Friendly, dedicated staff, according to guests
  • Guests praised historical architecture and charm
  • Good food in the on-site restaurant, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the lack of elevators
According to plenty of former guests, the Blomidon Inn is the place to stay in Wolfville. Originally a Scottish ship captain's mansion, it's a step back in time, with its Victorian-style decor and gardens with walking paths and ponds. It's the closest hotel to the university, within a 20-minute walk or a 3-minute drive, and located only a 10-minute walk from downtown Wolfville. There are vineyards and botanical gardens to visit in the area as well.

There are wonderful chef-made meals to enjoy, with homemade bread and jams for breakfast (included in the rate), lunch, afternoon tea and dinner all available on site at their licensed restaurant. Amenities are modern with comfortable beds and quality linens and some suites have fireplaces and balconies which overlook the gardens. (I'm packing my bags right now!) Parking and Wi-Fi are included.
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Modern rooms (renovated 2011) and friendly staff, 10 minutes from CFB Greenwood
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free parking, free continental breakfast (Monday-Friday)
  • Guests liked the clean and modern rooms (renovated 2011)
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests were bothered by noisy neighbours in adjoining rooms
The popular Best Western Aurora Inn is about a half an hour's drive from the university and located in Kingston, which could make for a nice drive into Wolfville. 

Judging from recent guest reviews online, the highlights of this clean and well-kept hotel are the friendliness of the staff, quality bedding and the delicious food served on site for breakfast as well as in their restaurant. This hotel is well-located close to golf courses, the Trans Canada Highway, and the recommended Mary et Guy's French Bakery in the town of Kingston. Included in the room rate is free breakfast (Monday to Friday only), parking and Wi-Fi.
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Book from ~$127 CAD
Highly praised Halifax boutique hotel near airport with outdoor pool and in-room jacuzzis
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, parking, local calls
  • Guests loved the tranquil setting on the lake, the small beach and places to sit outdoors
  • Guests found the location convenient to the Halifax airport as well as downtown Halifax
  • The on-site dining received rave reviews
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, well maintained and cozy
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating according to guests
Cons
  • No elevator
Although this hotel is an hour's drive from the university, it's only 8 minutes from the airport, so it might be a good option for those flying in and wishing to take a scenic drive to the university campus. It's a very highly-rated hotel with a great recommendation rate.

Guests who have reviewed this hotel seem to agree that this is a cozy, comfortable hotel with an excellent restaurant and bar. Many have shared their positive experiences with the warm and hospitable staff, and many have praised the romantic ambiance of the lake and garden views from their balconies, and the enjoyment of the jacuzzis and fireplaces in their rooms. Although this is not a luxury hotel, the amenities and atmosphere are pleasant and many guests plan to return to enjoy yet another stay at the Inn. The Inn supplies free for guests an airport shuttle, Wi-Fi and parking.

4 Other Hotels Close to Acadia University

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Book from ~$160 CAD
Rooms with private saunas, outdoor hot tub, guests praised hosts & breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described the rooms as spacious and well appointed
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their welcoming service
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • Several guests enjoyed the in-room saunas
  • A few reviewers appreciated the outdoor hot tub
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
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Book from ~$156 CAD
Clean but dated Wolfville hotel just off Hwy 101 with indoor pool and well-liked restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, apple picking
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms
  • Several guests thought that the hotel provided a relaxing atmosphere
  • Many guests described the on-site dining as excellent
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and found them warm and welcoming
  • Location was close the highway and central for taking day trips
  • Many guests enjoyed views of the apple orchard and Minas Basin
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests overall in the reviews
Cons
  • Some felt the hotel rooms were overpriced
  • Many judged the rooms and hotel to be very dated
  • Poor signage on the highway made the hotel difficult to locate for some
  • No elevator
Location
In the town of New Minas, this hotel is situated on an apple orchard in the Annapolis Valley, just a 6-minute drive from the school. 
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Hotel in New Minas with pet-friendly rooms and free weekday breakfast but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, pets stay free
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's easy highway access and close proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • Numerous reviewers praised their well-equipped and clean rooms
  • The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by lodgers
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay
  • Cigarette odours were reported by some reviewers in the common areas and non-smoking rooms
Location
On a rural side road just off of the 101 Highway outside of New Minas, the Slumber Inn is an 13-minute drive from the school.
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Free breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking but many complaints from guests
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Good customer service, according to guests
Cons
  • Pool was shallow and cold, according to guests
  • Several guests said that beds were hard and uncomfortable
  • Guests felt that the breakfast was lacking in variety and quality
Location
Set in the countryside, just off the 101 Highway in the town of Windsor, this Super 8 is a 25-minute drive from Acadia University.

Tips For Staying Near Acadia University

Location
Situated in the Annapolis Valley, near the Bay of Fundy in the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Acadia University was founded as a religious ministry school. The school now offers a number of programs across four different faculties, Arts, Science, Business Studies and Theology. A limited number of research and graduate study courses are also offered.
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Getting Around
To get a better idea of the layout and surroundings, take the virtual tour of the campus on the school's website. Campus tours for potential students can be arranged by contacting staff, and are available on weekends at either 10 am or 2 pm. Tours are led by current students and can be customized to include a visit with an academic adviser.

For self-guided tours, and a more detailed description of the campus, a downloadable self-guided tour is available on their website. 
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Getting Around: Driving
The school campus is considered the town centre of Wolfville, with a number of attractions and facilities nearby. The actual town strip is a mere 2-minute drive or 11-minute walk from the school. However, this spread-out town in rural Nova Scotia is best suited to drivers.

The nearest airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), is a 1-hour drive from the school, while downtown Halifax is also an approximate 1-hour drive.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A public bus runs from Greenwood to Wolfville, and from Wolfville to Brooklyn from 7 am to approximately 9 pm. Cash fares are $3.50 and more information and maps can be found on the Kings Transit website.
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Parking
There are a number of parking options on campus, whether you purchase a semester or year-long parking pass or pay per park at one of numerous meters. 

Potential students need not pay for parking, and will receive a complimentary parking pass when they go for a campus tour.

More information on parking can be found in a campus map that, once downloaded, explains all parking regulations (on the second page). Fees and rates change yearly.
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Dining
The Pulse on Dining Cafeteria in Wheelock Hall offers a range of restaurants and menus throughout the week. For an up-to-date list of what they're offering, visit the website.
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