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Hillcrest Motel
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence
Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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“Small but awesome. :)”
Reviewed September 15, 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, traveled with family
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Moncton
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Reviewed September 11, 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, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 6, 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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clyde River, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The only thing lacking in the kitchenette area was a tea towel and dish cloth. What we asked for we got! Arrived very late after getting lost due to road construction. The staff stayed up for us, even helped to find a misplaced iPhone! It is also conveniently located near a good mall if you are a shopper:)Would definitely recommend travelers passing through St. John's or staying in the area for a few days, to stay here.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

I felt like I was staying in cottage country it was a nice surprise to a very hectic city. We had an upper room, could park right in front of our room, the view was pretty as long as the fog would lift. We could even see Irvine Nature Park from our room to the right. The staff recommended Queen's Buffet the only buffet in town open during a week day, go try it out...Also we had hand soap & shampoo in our bathroom looked out dated but very clean. We had a microwave & mini fridge, since we only stayed 1 night there was plenty enough room for 3 adults & 2 beds. Good price & location not much traffic at all.

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Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

It was very clean. It had a fridge and microwave for convenience. High speed internet wifi. TV. It was very comfortable, affordable and provided me with everything I needed for an enjoyable stay. The office staff was very personable and welcoming. We booked a regular room but they upgraded us to a room with a kitchenette for free. We stayed for three nights and found the room very clean and well kept. Good value for the money.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here for the night on our way to Digby NS and were very pleased with the room and service we got. The room was spotless and the owners are very helpful and nice people. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hillcrest Motel
Address: 1315 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3X8, Canada
Location: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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