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Hillcrest Motel
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Saint John
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Lee's Summit, MO
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133 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Brings back memories!”
Reviewed October 11, 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, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 27, 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, traveled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed September 23, 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, traveled with friends
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Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: rooms away from the office/parking lot seem more quiet
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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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