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Hillcrest Motel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Staying at the Hillcrest made me wish I lived closer. From the welcoming owner to the wonderful room and kitchen, we couldn't have been happier. The room was huge, cozy, comfy, well appointed, with the kind of little touches that show the thoughtfulness of the family who runs it. The wood paneled walls create a warm, relaxing atmosphere, there is plenty of closet space, the bathroom is spacious and well cared for, and the kitchen is beautifully maintained and stocked. I wish I could stay at the HIllcrest whenever I travel! Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Go for a kitchen - it's only $10 more and well worth it!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here September 20th. Very nice. It reminds me of the motels my parents would stop at in the early 60's, but quite up to date. A very cabin feel. Also spotless. The owner was very helpful and friendly when we checked in. Gave us instructions on how to get to restaurants and places to see. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lskaye
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a, small, cute, cozy, family run motel and the owners are wonderful folks. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting or traveling through Saint John, NB.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank mcbnlb
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Sept 12 & 13th .For cleanliness alone, we gave this a 5! My friend and I were doing a Thelma and Louise on the East Coast. It was getting late and we had not booked anywhere. We noticed the Hillcrest and thought we'd just take a 'look'. The owner was so gracious, he showed us two rooms and offered up the suite for just a little more. It had a lovely fully equipped kitchen, everything was clean.
The bathroom was sparkling too. Whomever cleaned the ceramic tiles, went overboard and used 'product' rather than just vinegar and water, so they did stick a bit, BUT NOT from DIRT!

It is an older motel and could use a little updating, but we didn't care, we were looking for Clean, Affordable and Convenience and preferably, non-chain; Hillcrest met all our requirements.

We booked an additional night and took a day-trip to St. Matin. So happy we did, this was a delightful village boasting 2 covered bridges and the caves (not real caves), and a few really unique gift stores, filled with locally made products.

Room Tip: We preferred the upstairs ground level rooms, to the lower walk-out rooms. Ground level faces the r...
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Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I can't say enough nice things about the family that runs the Hillcrest. I used to stay there every few months while taking care of things for family in NB but had a lapse of 3 years until this Summer. I'm happy to say they are still as friendly, thoughtful and hard-working. To just give the most outstanding example, there was the time they gave us a lift down to the Irving (gas) station at 7 in the morning because we had (unknowingly) emptied our gas tank the night before on the drive in. Add on to this the fact that it was February and freezing out. Add on to that the fact that we were up and about that early because we had to go finalize arrangements for a funeral. You can imagine how much we appreciate the help! The rooms are very nice and as others have pointed out, you are conveniently located to ammenities and the highway.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank mysticmaxx
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We were very pleased at the Hillcrest Motel. The room was super clean and the owners could not do enough for you. We were close to the grocery store and gas station and the malls were just a few minutes from the motel. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Room was clean and a quiet location. Older motel needs updating, but good value if on a budget and if you want to stay outside the city center. Grocery store and gas station nearby. Not far from reversing falls and city center.

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Additional Information about Hillcrest Motel

Address: 1315 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3X8, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Saint John
#7 Romantic Hotel in Saint John
Price Range: £38 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hillcrest Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located off St. John Route 1, this 24/7 open motel is a 10-minute drive from downtown Saint John. It features free Wi-Fi and free coffee on request. All rooms offer a microwave and fridge. A flat-screen TV is included in the rustic-style rooms at Hillcrest Motel. The spacious rooms provide a work desk and bath amenities for our guest convenience. Barbecue facilities and on-site laundry services are available at the premises. The motel also offers free parking. Brunswick Square Shopping Centre and the Aquatic Centre are each a 10-minute drive from this motel. New Brunswick Museum is 4.5 km away. ... more   less 
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