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Saint John Accommodation?

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Saint John Accommodation?

Does anyone know of a nice and inexpensive place to stay in Saint John NB? How about night life at the end of June?


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1. Re: Saint John Accommodation?

Hi Andrea!

Here's an inexpensive idea, with the emphasis on inexpensive.

Manawagonish Road in western St. John, New Brunswick. The old main highway used to run through here, and 1960s era motels proliferated. Once they built the new St. John Harbor Bridge and the Route 1 freeway, Manawagonish became a backwater, sad for the motel keepers but good news for the bargain-minded.

The western half of Manawagonish is numbered as Route 100. The eastern half of the road has no number, but Google Maps and your GPS will locate it easily enough. There's around ten such places today, where you can usually get a double room for $70 a night or less. My favorite is the Hillside Motel, but I'm not a shill for this place, and I emphasize that there's lots of competition.

Not all these motels will meet every single exacting taste, but they suit me, because I like simple, inexpensive places. Also, you'll need a car to appreciate them. On the other hand, they all have free parking, drive up to the door of your unit style, which I prefer over pricy downtown places that charge for parking and then force you to hike through a maze to get to your car should you realize that you left something you need in the trunk.

Happy travels!



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