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Hilton Park services

Hilton Park
Moto
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsHilton Park
Road:M6 between J10a and J11

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Moto
Hilton Park Motorway Services Area
M6
Essington
Wolverhampton
Staffordshire
WV11 2AT
Telephone number:01922 412237
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1970 (built by 1967)
Previous operators:Rank, Pavilion, Granada
Previous names:Birmingham North
Grid reference:SJ962050
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.
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Squashed in on the M6 between J10a and J11, Hilton Park is a large and very busy service area not far from Birmingham.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, Ladbrokes, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Multi Faith Room, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
northbound only: Greggs
southbound only: Costa

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12.50 and HGVs £21, or £22.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2443 (northbound) and 2444 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

Some of the brands within the services.

Full details: History:Hilton Park

The services were ready to open in 1967, but didn't open until 1970.

Hilton Park features a large tower which used by Top Rank to house a restaurant, but has contained only offices since 1971.

Brand Changes

An M&S store opened here on the 15 February 2007 and a WHSmith store has also opened here, replacing the Retail Store, T2 and Birthdays. The bridge between the two sites used to be unsafe to walk across due to high levels of asbestos. They thought it might need to be completely rebuilt, which would require closing the M6 below and the Highways Agency wouldn't give Moto permission to do this. They did mark Hilton Park as an "approved truckstop", but this is no longer the case.

There was a Harry Ramsden's waitress restaurant here, and later a trial of a KFC, Moto's only effort with the brand.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.

In 2006, Holiday Which? magazine rated the services at 2/5.

In 2005 and again in 2006, Hilton Park won a five star loo award.

In 1977, Egon Ronay rated the services as "poor", claiming it was "somewhat tatty" but the tower was at least "trying to be a restaurant".

Alternatives

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Corley (30 miles)
Frankley (M5, 22 miles)
Warwick (M40, 50 miles)
Services on the M6 Stafford (North) (M6 northbound, 18 miles)
Stafford (South) (M6 southbound, 17 miles)
Knutsford (52 miles)
Frankley (M5, 22 miles)Moto services Stafford (North) (M6 northbound, 18 miles)
Knutsford (52 miles)

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