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“Good Value close to Saint John city center” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hillside Motel

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Hillside Motel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Value close to Saint John city center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Recently stayed overnight at this wonderful family run motel. The place was very clean and comfortable providing more than I could have hoped for. It is so close to the city center and there are many shops nearby. The staff is friendly staff and knowledgeable.

Room Tip: Great place, easy access from the highway.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 132Solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

The service was excellent and everything was very clean. The owners are very accommodating. The area is very nice if you want a suburban location. I have stayed in many other hotels outside downtown and none was as nice as Hillside.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kent V
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Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in October '13. Mr Kant was very welcoming and provided maps and directions to all the local attractions. The room that we stayed in was very basic but we didn't feel that we would need anything exceptional because we came to see the city/province not a motel room. I would recommend this motel only for a short stay as after the 3rd night the bed was not very comfortable due to its age.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank zennerd
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Hillside Motel was certainly on a hillside, with a site sloping steeply. The rooms were fairly basic, but satisfied our needs. It was both easy to find and the owner was both friendly and helpful - providing maps and instruction to find restaurants (including, but not only, his wife's).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SHIMRATH
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Last fall, we stayed in the same family suite as the review below. We were perfectly happy with the suite and pleasantly surprised (it exceeded our expectations). Considering the price, we were expecting far less. The service was excellent and everything was clean. Mr Kant went out of his way to ensure our needs were looked after. This was the only reasonably priced hotel that we could find in Saint John that also had a kitchen where we could cook. We did not want to eat in restaurants at restaurant prices. I was thrilled to find a hotel that offered kitchen facilities. We plan to stay in the same suite again this fall.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Katherine W
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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
Level Contributor
284 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had booked an ‘executive two bedroom family suite’, shared full kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms. The saying: “you get what you pay for” is certainly true in this case. We only paid $ 104 for 4 adults but found an apartment which hadn’t seen renovations in a long time. The furniture was very old and the apartment felt uncomfortable. It was on the second floor of an older home. The carpet in the hall way was stained, many tiles in the kitchen and bathroom floor broken, the radiator in the bathroom rusty and the ceiling above the bath tub mouldy. The blinds were very dirty.
The location was alright. By car it took only a few minutes to get to a shopping center and some eating places. The staff was friendly and helpful.
However, we would only recommend this apartment when you really don’t want to spend money on comfort.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank dasreiseteam
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was roadtripping with two friends, and we stayed at the Hillside Motel for a night on our journey home. The Hillside is a "roadside motel" type of establishment and has a retro feel to it. The room was remarkably clean (as my one friend put it, it was one of the cleanest motels she's stayed in) and had been recently spruced up. Mr. Kant was friendly as can be, and was helpful in providing directions-- his kindness alone was worth the stay! All in all, I'd definitely recommend the Hillside Motel for anyone passing through Saint John.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PSD1986
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Additional Information about Hillside Motel

Property: Hillside Motel
Address: 1131-1141 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3X5, Canada
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Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hillside Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We strive to exceed your expectations to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Providing the best hospitality is one of our main business. If you need additional service e.g. internet access, fax access, extra towels, extra blankets or pillows please contact Housekeeping or motel manager. ... more   less 
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