The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Cronton Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 9AR, England
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The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Well-placed for sport and culture in Merseyside and Cheshire.

Being close to Liverpool and many of the North West's top sporting attractions, The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel by Best Western is an excellent base for culture vultures and event-goers.
Here on the outskirts of Widnes, you can relax in quiet s
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Hotel will be offering a Grab and Go Breakfast delivered to guest room.
Bars, Lift to some floors, Restaurants
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

  • CU Restaurant
  • Nelsons Bar & Kitchen

CU Restaurant

Named after the chemical element for copper, our Cu Restaurant at The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel by Best Western serves breakfast daily in an open setting on the ground floor. Its distinctive copper pillars and decorative plants make it feel bright and contemporary. After waking from a restful night's sleep, start your day with a continental breakfast or full English. We have a choice of juices, pastries, cereals, fruit, yoghurts and hot food.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 12:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

Nelsons Bar & Kitchen

With its exposed brickwork and open fireplace our Nelsons Bar & Kitchen brings a traditional oak-beamed country pub feel with bags of character.
It's a warm and inviting place to enjoy a catch-up with family, friends or colleagues, and serves a wide range of drinks and cocktails, as well as comforting pub cuisine. Our bar menu has a variety of grub, from toasted sandwiches and spicy bean burgers to traditional fish and chips with mushy peas.
Soak up the atmosphere while enjoying entertainment on our two 37-inch TVs.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


Celebrate your big day in style with your marriage ceremony and wedding reception all under one roof. Set in the heart of Cheshire, the hotel can accommodate weddings of up to 140 guests.
Here at The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel by Best Western, we pride ourselves on making sure every detail is taken care of, from the table napkins to the knife for cutting the cake.
We have a number of rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and there's two rooms available for your wedding breakfast. Our contemporary Cu Restaurant has an LED dancefloor and LED curtain backdrop where you can make your grand entrance. The first-floor Trafalgar Suite, meanwhile, features air-conditioning, an adjoining bar area and a wooden dancefloor.
As part of our wedding packages, we offer discounted accommodation for your guests, while you can have your pick of four-poster bedrooms for your wedding night.
Our experienced wedding co-ordinator will help to put you at ease and tailor your day to make it truly personal.

  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Jill Sharp on 0151 4241616


Registry office:
Halton Register Office
Runcorn Town Hall Heath Road WA75TN
0303 333 4300

Meetings & Events

Get out of town for your next conference but remain close to the major transport routes for easy guest access. The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel by Best Western is in an ideal location in rural Widnes, ...

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Get out of town for your next conference but remain close to the major transport routes for easy guest access. The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel by Best Western is in an ideal location in rural Widnes, close to Liverpool, Chester and Manchester, and the M6, M57 and M62 motorways.
Organise a meeting here and enjoy free parking for up to 150 cars, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and access to our business centre. We have three versatile meeting rooms filled with natural light. The Trafalgar Suite can accommodate up to 140 delegates theatre-style, while our Victory Suite can host up to 50. The Hamilton Room is ideal for boardroom meetings of up to 10 people.
We offer a variety of packages to suit any budget, and our expert event planners will look after you to make your event a success.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape
Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
The Trafalgar Suite 140 80 40 40 120
The Victory Suite 50 25 18 30 30
The Hamilton Suite 25 15 6 10 20

Reviews of The Hillcrest Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Traveller Overview:
3.5 Rating: 477 reviews
Excellent 33%
Very Good 24%
Average 19%
Poor 11%
Terrible 11%

Eddee14, wrote review 21/07/2020

Average hotel

We stayed in one of the suites at this hotel and there were numerous problems from the moment we walked in. - the bedside lamp had no bulb in it at all. - one of the two lamps around the mirror did ... more

Owner Response
Anthony Hand, General Manager at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes, responded to this review
Dear Guest, My Sincerest Apologies for the issues you encountered during your stay at The Hillcrest Hotel. As i am sure you are aware after an extensive period of closure and the age of our building upon re opening we have experienced some structural teething problems which whilst unavoidable i acknowledge are far from ideal for your stay. Whilst a missing bulb and a blown bulb are inconvenient i would like to think if this was brought to our attention we would of dealt with this promptly, i can only apologise if this was not the case. Whilst non of the guest accommodation at the Hillcrest benefit from Air Conditioning all the bedroom windows do open albeit with legally required safety mechanisms in place. I would finally like to thank you for your constructive review of The Hillcrest Hotel and look forward to you visiting us again.

943jeanj, wrote review 24/03/2020

charged when I couldnt stay due to country lock down

sadly i had booked and unable to go due to the covid-19 virus. I was charged for the room which is unreasonable when they could have offered to simply postpone for me. I have every intention of goin... more


Paul S, wrote review 09/03/2020

Fantastically priced hotel thats a little worn

We felt hugely welcomed here. The price was unbelievably low for the level of room we had (a suite) however this may be due to the slightly worn nature of the amenities. Something the hotel was workin... more


shaun761, wrote review 09/03/2020


Stayed here before and it has been brilliant. Great staff, great bar and always clean. Superb value for money... but this time me and my partner arrived to the usual warm welcome, had a couple of drin... more


07campbell, wrote review 04/03/2020

Great Food

Stayed here the last two nights and at last the new menu is with us. Not extensive but great flavours combinations at a reasonable price, everything else as normal, excellent. No need to go anywhere... more