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The Hillcrest Hotel

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Deluxe Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Serves lunch and dinner
Combined shower/bathtub, hair dryer, towels
Serves lunch and dinner

Overview of The Hillcrest Hotel

The Hillcrest Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Widnes with restaurant and bar/lounge
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

545 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is £66
Price available on 4/6/2023
75 Cronton Lane, 0, Widnes, England, WA8 9AR
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Knowsley Safari Park - 16 min drive
  • University of Liverpool - 15 min drive
  • Liverpool Empire Theatre - 17 min drive
  • Liverpool ONE - 18 min drive
  • Anfield Stadium - 16 min drive
  • Royal Albert Dock - 18 min drive
  • Cavern Club - 18 min drive
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal - 19 min drive
  • The Beatles Story Museum - 19 min drive
  • M&S Bank Arena - 19 min drive
  • Aintree Racecourse - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 26 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 35 min drive
  • Rainhill Station - 6 min drive
  • Hough Green Station - 6 min drive
  • Widnes Station - 24 min walk


  • Mill Brow Snooker & Social Club - 5 min drive
  • Saffron Indian Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Esposito's Victoria Park Widnes - 4 min drive
  • Church View Inn - 16 min walk
  • Barton Rouge - 3 min drive

About this property

The Hillcrest Hotel

Located near a train station, The Hillcrest Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Widnes. The pub is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Cu Restaurant, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1969
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Cu Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves breakfast.
Nelson's – This pub serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 9.95 for adults and GBP 5.00 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hillcrest Hotel
Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
Hillcrest Widnes
The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes UK - Cheshire
The Hillcrest Hotel Hotel
The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
The Hillcrest Hotel Hotel Widnes
The Hillcrest Hotel Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Frequently asked questions

Does The Hillcrest Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Hillcrest Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Hillcrest Hotel?
As of 2 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Hillcrest Hotel on 4 Jun 2023 start from £66, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Hillcrest Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Hillcrest Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Hillcrest Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Hillcrest Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Hillcrest Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Grosvenor Casino Liverpool (18-min drive) and Genting Casino (24-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near The Hillcrest Hotel?
Yes, Cu Restaurant offers local cuisine.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

I have stayed in much better for less. Unfortunately I paid a premium but the property did not match my expectation. The breakfast was poor in fact very poor! limited choice. I wont be back. The room was ok , not the cleanest and I had no TV remote.
Steven, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Nice bar area. Basic rooms, they don’t look like they have been done up for a long time and some of the interior decor has long seen better days. Shower was awful and struggled to get pressure. Breakfast restaurant was freezing cold. Not great value
Stuart, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colin, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very nice staff and restaurant looked lovely. However, rooms are very run down - doors don’t close properly, the radiator can’t be turned off, there was a hole in bathroom door…general rooms in need of a update.
Aoife, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

im led to believe it was once a great hotel, then it went downhill, it looks like they are trying to make it great again, it does need alot of work, the reception and bar areas are really nicely done, the rooms are clean and adequate, the staff are very helpfull and obliging, but theres something not quite right, managment maybe
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2/10 Poor

Paid £99 room 24 for the night, breakfast not included, the room was so tired and full of marks. We booked as a treat we got a stag room than couples room, had a velvet head board and it had finger marks from last guests in it awful wanted to go home it was filthy, oh but Reception looks fantastic but after you walk past and into rooms area it is so dirty and tired, we took pictures it was that rundown disgusting. No info whatsoever in room about restaurant when I ask reception where’s info she said we don’t put info in rooms as restaurant is a separate entity!! Hello! The big board on the roadside says Hillcreast and Restaurant, Lift did not work. Our room was next to stairs door every time someone walked through it banged!! Put a bloody hush bar on it even TLodge have these. What’s wrong with you guys where has the class gone , we stayed at Prem Lodge week before IT WAS so clean, oh it knocked spots off your filthy room half the price. You should not charge £99 it was only worth £50 with a explanation that you are getting an awful room in fact you should show people the room before they pay shame on you Hillcreast I took pictures and the are on my fb page your room should be closed down it was filthy and tired and you really did not give a toss, close the section down stop ripping nice couples off, revamp but not on the go, have a look at the pictures tired and dirty so disappointing stop selling 3rd class at first class price.
James, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

M D, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

On the outside the hotel looks amazing, the reception and restaurant to. The front of house staff were great, friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was lovely but the room it is in appears to be a little make shift, as if it is something they only thought about. The rooms and room areas we a lot different. The rooms were predominately clean and tidy, but with issues. The furniture is very dated, with draws that dont open properly and just looks very different to the polished reception. When we arrived they was a pile of dirty linen left on the floor in the hall way, and was still there the next day. Not a great look. At one point the lift was broken and they appeared to spend an amount of time looking for a member of staff to reset it, just ring a repair man! H&S would have been better served by a qualified elevator repair service than Joe from back of house. On one of the mornings it looked as if someone had been sick on the front steps and it took a little while for that to be cleaned. I think for £100 per night, they need to up their game a little. Would i stay there again, I dont know. I do need to finish that the staff were very good and approachable.
Sharon, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ANN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bob, 1-night trip
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