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St. John motel with quaint and spacious rooms an easy drive to dining and shopping

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, coffee in the lobby
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to highway access and shopping
  • The staff were complimented on their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several patrons were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • On-site BBQ facilities and guest laundry, 24-hr front desk
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the lack of in-room coffeemakers, air conditioning and telephones
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 10, 2014
Overview
Located about an 11-minute drive from Saint John's city centre and a 4-minute drive from the nearest Highway 1 on-ramp, the Hillcrest Motel is geared towards road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with free Wi-Fi, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a desk. Rooms with a coffeemaker, a kitchenette and a sea view are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and the rooms are not air conditioned, however, they do offer a ceiling fan. 

Hotel amenities include 24-hour reception, free coffee in the lobby, guest laundry, BBQ facilities and free parking. Pets are not permitted. 

Lord Beaverbrook Rink can be found 9 minutes away by car. Lancaster Mall is about a 4-minute drive away and Saint John Airport (YSJ) is a 24-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 26, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and rates.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it close to highway access, a grocery store, gas stations, shopping, restaurants, downtown Saint John, Reversing Falls and the ferry terminal. 

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful with recommendations and directions.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well maintained and quiet, with nice sea views and comfortable beds. A few patrons criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's rates were enjoyed by several travellers. They were described as affordable, budget friendly and inexpensive.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported no in-room coffeemakers (although some room types have a coffeemaker, and free coffee is offered in the lobby), phones or air conditioning, as well as small-sized rooms and old TVs.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 74 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 30 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 20 Saint John hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 26, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.9/10 based on 170 reviews

Ranked #11 out of 17 hotels in Saint John

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Map Marker Hillcrest Motel
1315 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, NB