Sunday, 8 May 2016

Hilton Saint John, Saint John, NB

I spent the last week (Sunday until today) at the Hilton Saint John.

It is centrally located downtown and within walking distance to a lot of pubs and restaurants (which I checked out).

There is construction going on that starts fairly early in the morning
There is a boardwalk around the hotel
There is a business centre in the lobby

Here was my room ...

The water in the shower was barely warm, never hot ...
the tub was very uncomfortable to soak in :(
There were holes in some of the towels
The room had a microwave oven, mini fridge, coffee maker
and safety deposit box
I slept in the bed to the left ... it was comfy

WIFI was complementary but not overly speedy.  The hotel has a pool and fitness centre on the lower level.  It's connected via the lower level to Market Square, restaurants, shopping and the Saint John City Market so you can check them out without having to go outside.

I had a harbourview room ...

Last Sunday afternoon
Friday evening
This morning about 9:30am

I've stayed at a few Hiltons and I thought this one was below their usual standard.

The carpeting was tired and frayed in places.  The desk chair had some nasty white crusty stains on the seat (I put a towel on it) so I had to ask that it be cleaned.  And then one of the arms fell off during the week!  They replaced it with a cleaner chair with two arms.

The arm broke off

The armchair was stained too.

I couldn't figure out how to adjust the clock as it was 12 hours fast (or 12 hours slow).  Once I realized that, I would set my alarm for 7pm to make sure it went off at 7am.

The skirting around the beds looked tired and old.

This is on the bed I didn't use

Parking is across the street under Market Square and is $18 a day.  It's $20 at day if you want it billed to your room and in and out privileges (I didn't).  It took me a couple days to realize that you can get to the parking through the lower level of the hotel ... it would have been nice if the guy at the front desk had told me that when I checked in when I asked about parking as it rained one day and I'd walked above ground to get to my car.

I wouldn't stay there again.  There is a Delta a couple blocks away so I'll check them out the next time I come to Saint John.

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