Needed a place to stay before I took the Saint John - Digby Ferry. Remembered staying at a motel on the hill several years ago. Pictures looked good. The pictures are accurate but not quite right. My unit was on the lower level. Very steep narrow drive to the back. All rooms off an enclosed porch which has the actual windows to the outside. Back wall of the unit is below grade.
Things didn't start well when I learned that, although my reservation was made through Hotels.com, it would not qualify for rewards points. Then, after driving down the drive, starting to cary my overnight bag to the room the doorknob came off in my hand. When I returned from dinner the solution had been to prop the door open. The room was very dark. There's an overhead fan with light combination, the bathroom light and a very unstable bedside lamp that had been moved to the vanity. Had to turn on the tv to get to bed after the overhead was off. My unit was below the owner's apartment. They rise early. The foot traffic was unending. The owner arises early, the hot water does not.
The wireless internet worked well.
There are other low cost motels in the area, some with complimentary breakfast. That's my destination next time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hillcrest Motel Saint John, New Brunswick