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Hillside Motel

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1131 & 1141 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3X5, Canada
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Yarmouth NS
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We always stay here when traveling through Saint John on way to or from ferry. It is clean, old time funky, and comfortable at a reasonable price. Has wifi, tv, etc. Steep entrance. There are no good restaurants in the area but lots of the usual fast-food places are near by. Friendly and helpful owners.

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Burlington, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Stayed at this motel in a nice cozy 3 bedroom suite with my family while on a vacation. Very hospitable and close to down town. Would definitely stay there again. Good views overlooking the city and could see the ports from our room.

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Kentville, Canada
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here on business on a weeknight in Oct 2015. The place is old - so old it is uncleanably dirty. The crappy plastic wallpaper is peeling, the heaters are falling off the wall, the bathtub tile grout is black in many places (mold?) and is falling out. Funny, because there's new bright white caulking in the corners yet they... More 

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Thank Penny C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We always stay at the Hillside whenever we're travelling through St. John.If your looking for an inexpensive,quiet/clean room with no fancy frills then this is the place to stay.What a view from the room/balcony & very close to all amenities without the traffic.The owner is super friendly & well informed about St.John.

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Marion, WI
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were taken there by a local who knew that we wanted a nice, quiet, motel away from the buzz of downtown. Nothing real fancy, but clean and cozy. Our host, Mr. Kant, was very helpful with travel information and places to see. We stayed in one of the suites.

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Thank leewillie
Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We got a suite for us 3 Seniors.Large and Clean and also very reasoable,but for one Night not usefullThe Mangar was very friendly and helpfull.We ask for Towels ,because there where only2 Sets for3 of us.Everything was good .Unfortunately we never got the Towels.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
83 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was our first stay at the Hillside motel. We had some issues with confirming our reservation made through the old owner, but had no problem getting a room on arrival. The location in a quiet neighborhood was appreciated, especially since we had to keep the window open at night. The new owners are friendly and hospitable, very eager to... More 

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Glenburn, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My partner and I find ourselves in St. John a few times every year, and we always stay at the Hillside Motel. Although the building itself is aging, the rooms are comfortable and clean and very reasonably priced. Mr. Kant, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and knows St. John quite well. We always spend some time talking with... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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115 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stayed at this motel for one night on our way to Nova Scotia. It was recommended by the visitors center . We asked for a clean inexpensive place . It was clean and the owners where very friendly and helpful . Our room had Mic. Ref. ,dishes , coffee pot , toaster, small sink , They had Wi-Fi and... More 

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Magna, UT
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Because of a mix up, we stayed in the street facing, street level apartment of the house next to the standard motel rooms. The room was clean and large. The bed was very comfortable. Because of higher than normal temperatures, not having A/C was a problem. We opened all the windows to cool things down enough to sleep, but the... More 

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