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Just off Hwy 1, great rates & staff, breakfast restaurant and clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the helpful and knowledgeable staff
  • Many lodgers appreciated the hotel's affordable rates and good value
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well maintained by several reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and no air conditioning in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 27, 2013
Overview
Located about a 1-minute drive off the nearest Highway 1 off-ramp and an 11-minute drive from Saint John's city centre, the Hillside Motel is suitable for road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with extended kitchen amenities, a breakfast restaurant and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk and a dining table. Rooms with air conditioning, a separate bedroom and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available and hair dryers and ironing boards are available upon request.

Hotel amenities include 24-hour reception, a breakfast restaurant, a yoga retreat centre, guest laundry, free coffee and tea in the lobby and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet (depending on length of stay) plus a one-time $10 cleaning fee.

Reversing Falls is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Lancaster Mall can be found 4 minutes away by car. Digby Ferry Terminal is about a 2-minute drive away and Saint John Airport (YSJ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet (depending on length of stay) + $10 cleaning fee, not wheelchair accessible, some rooms have air conditioning. (Call Date: November 26, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, value, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests, who found them accommodating, knowledgeable and helpful with dining and sightseeing recommendations. One lodger noted, "Mr. Kant, besides being a genuinely friendly and accommodating person, is a fountain of knowledge about places to see and eat and did a great job at making our stay a very good experience".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as affordable, reasonable and excellent and also cited the in-room kitchen facilities as adding to the hotel's overall worth.

Several travellers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be peaceful, as well as close to highway access, downtown Saint John, restaurants, shopping, Irving Nature Park and Digby Ferry Terminal. 

The hotel's lodgings were enjoyed by several patrons. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds, beautiful ocean views and good Wi-Fi signals.
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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 several reviewers were satisfied with their clean and well-maintained rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures and furniture, no air conditioning and no in-room coffeemakers. (As noted above, only some room types have air conditioning.)
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 20 Saint John hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 122 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 66 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 41 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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15 / out of 17
hotels in Saint John

Rated 6.8/10 based on 124 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 17 hotels in Saint John

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Map Marker Hillside Motel
1131 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, NB