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Hillside Motel

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1.0 of 5
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1131 & 1141 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3X5, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived late at night and was just stopping in for a place to rest. It was a quiet weeknight so the owner upgraded me free of charge to a room overlooking the Bay of Fundy . He gave me a map and a quick tour of points of interest. He knew the area very well and if I was... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not even close to fancy, but you get what you pay for. We just needed a place to spend the night before taking the ferry to Nova Scotia that was pet friendly. The room decor is very tired but clean, the beds comfortable though I did find some hairs on the sheets... don't want to think about... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stayed at the Hillside 3 separate times out of necessity and all 3 times were terrible. I would advice anyone who thinks of going there to reconsider and go anywhere but there. First off the owners do not have any extra staff to be in the office so if they are not there expect to wait an hour for... More 

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Hillsidekant, Manager at Hillside Motel, responded to this review

If the place was that bad as described & you were treated you should not have been coming to the motel when visiting in town. Kant, Lokesh Manager. More 

Caronport, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been meaning to share about this place for several months. After we checked out, my husband and I left the motel towards the ferry. Little did I know.... I left my favorite jacket at Hillside. The manager/ owner literally called the staff at the ferry, and since he knew what our vehicle looked like, he asked them to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great experience, very clean, helpful staff, affordable rates, good location, would stay again! Nice rooms, very clean, good view, close to everything, will go again! Owner is very helpful, and very understanding.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Wonderful little family run business. Owner was very polite, courteous and friendly. Close to everything. Price was amazing for what you get. Room very clean, tidy. Hot water , good internet, cable tv, little kitchenette. lots of parking. Safe. I will stay there every time I pass through New Brunswick.

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Yarmouth, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stayed there with my husbands hockey team. Very adorable for a bunch of college students. While it definitely has outdated decor and old furniture we found it very clean. For $50 a night it was exactly what it should be, a clean warm place to lay your head. Ours had a flat screen tv two big beds in a separate... More 

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Hubbards, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When I called to book a room, I asked 2 things - did they have internet and did they have air conditioning? I was told yes to the internet and that they had a suite with a/c. I had only wanted a standard room but said okay, it was only $70 for a suite and I really wanted the a/c.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very reasonable older but clean motel. Kant gave us a map and showed us how to get to the Reverse Waterfall and places to eat as well as how to get to the ferry. He was an excellent host.Free coffee and tea and cereal great value! Thanks Kant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just what you need...clean room ... Very comfortable bed ...fridge...microwave ..if you need anything else just ask and you could get it... Not fancy...but we did not need fancy...washer and dryer at motel...wifi not the greatest but workable...staff very friendly and knew all about sight seeing in St. John and area...were very helpful...would go back for sure..

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