Comfort Inn Amherst
Welcome to the Comfort Inn Amherst, Nova Scotia! A great choice for Amherst hotelsThe Comfort Inn Amherst hotel is as close as you can get to Amherst Town Square, the Amherst Centre Mall, Amherst Curling Club, Amherst Golf Club and Amherst Stadium. The hotel is just a mere 30 minutes away from the Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
A New Level of Comfort!
The Comfort Inn Anherst hotel offers a wide range of amenities including:
Completely Renovated Guest Rooms, Lobby & Breakfast Room!
- Free Hot Breakfast
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access
- Free weekday newspaper
- Free local calls
- Pet-friendly hotel, $10.00 per stay Pet fee
The Town of Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy; Amherst is strategically situated on the eastern boundary with New Brunswick.
Amherst is the shire town and largest population center in Cumberland County. According to Dr. Graham P. Hennessey, "The Micmac name was Nemcheboogwek meaning "going up rising ground", in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who settled here as early as 1672 called the village Les Planches. It was named Amherst by Colonel Joseph Morse, the first settler, in honour of Lord Amherst, the commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War.
The town itself has a wealth of historical buildings. Take time out of your busy schedule to stroll downtown, enjoying Amherst's Victorian architecture and heritage homes. Discover the grand scale murals depicting historical phenomenon’s bringing the town alive with color and activity. Stop by the Local Art Gallery, Amherst Artisan Market, downtown Farmers Market and Flea Market.
Amherst is close to many smaller towns in the area where you can never run out of things to do. Visit Parrsboro, "Nova Scotia's best kept secret", where you can witness some of our magnificent tides in some of the most beautiful areas and of course many other events going on throughout the summer season. Moncton is only a short drive away as well as Sackville, Springhill and Oxford.
Visit the Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary, located in Amherst Point in the Fundy Shore region, is a nationally protected habitat with an incredible ecosystem and seasonal home to many species of birds. (Approximately 228 species of birds have been identified.) The sanctuary has a 2.5 km interpretive hiking trail around Layton’s Lake.
While you’re here you will want to Beachcomb the Joggins Fossil Cliffs. These magnificently exposed layers of rock reveal the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” when lush forests covered Joggins and much of the world's tropics, 300 million years ago.
Amherst has many wonderful beaches in its surrounding area, where the water is the warmest north of the Carolinas. Play golf on a beautifully manicured course, or take a short drive to one of our many courses just outside Amherst. Visit Cumberland County Museum and enjoy learning about Cumberland County's rich industrial and cultural history located on Church Street.
Drive to Cape d’Or, Advocate Harbour, and take in the stunning views from the lighthouse. A steam powered fog horn was established at Cape d'Or in 1875 and a square wooden lighthouse was added in 1922.
Amherst can easily be found at exit 4 on the 104 Trans Canadian Highway. Our community welcomes you and hope to see you soon!
Also don’t forget that a warm welcome is always at the Newly Renovated Comfort Inn, Amherst. We are here to give you the best accommodation comfort & service in Amherst. Relax over our free hot breakfast and plan your adventure!