Ballinor Motor Inn
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10 Best Family Accommodation in Hamilton

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Hamilton

There’s never a dull moment in the family-friendly city of Hamilton, home to the Waikato Stadium, Te Rapa Waterworld, Waikato Museum, Hamilton Gardens and much more! With some much to do, you’re going to want to find suitable accommodation to house your tribe, whether its something luxurious to treat yourselves to or a budget option with convenient facilities. Either way, we’ve listed some of out top picks in this list of the best family accommodation in Hamilton.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Things to Do in Hamilton and The Guide to Hamilton for Families.

1. Park View Motor Lodge

Offering more than just your average motel, Park View Motor Lodge has a range of facilities to ensure a memorable stay for the whole family. Enjoy use of the indoor heated pool and spa pool, and make use of the handy amenities like portacots, high chairs, DVDs, breakfast delivered to your door and more. The stylishly-appointed one and two-bedroom suites are an excellent choice for families featuring a kitchenette, bathroom with a spa bath and Sky TV. Find this motel just a short drive from the city centre.

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Park View Motor Lodge © Park View Motor Lodge

2. Lake Point Motel

Located by Lake Rotoroa and the Hamilton Lake Domain, Lake Point Motel offers a scenic stay in Hamilton city without being too far away from the city centre. More conveniences lie in Lake Point Motel’s facilities, which include free WiFi, Sky TV, parking and a range of rooms, including a Family Studio. The Family Studio sleeps up to five people and includes a kitchenette, TVs with Sky TV, heating and electric blankets.

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© Lake Point Motel

3. Mill Lodge

Just a couple of minutes drive from the city centre, Mill Lodge offers modern family rooms at a good price. There are 10 units available, the best choice for families being the two-bedroom unit, which includes a kitchenette for sprucing up simple meals, not that cooking is mandatory with a choice of restaurants and takeaways within walking distance. The motel also has free WiFi. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Hamilton.

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Mill Lodge © Mill Lodge

4. Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

For families seeking hotel accommodation, check out Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre. The four-star hotel has 147 superbly-appointed rooms offering a contemporary vibe. Families have a choice of Standard and Superior twin or triple rooms, as well as an upgraded option of a Family Suite. Rooms have the hotel basics, like WiFi, a work desk and Sky TV. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, spa pools, a gym, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is located just a few minutes drive from the city centre. See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Hamilton.

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Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre © Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

5. Grosvenor Motor Inn

Set in an Edwardian-style building, Grosvenor Motor Inn is sure to get the imaginations of the little ones going. What’s more, it’s an easy choice when it comes to family accommodation in Hamilton thanks to its range of practical rooms and useful facilities. We’re talking about a communal hot tub, swimming pool and even a restaurant for those evenings when mum and dad want a break from cooking. As for the rooms, families will find the one/two-bedroom apartments an excellent choice with all of the fixings (including an oven). You’ll also be close to attractions like the Hamilton Gardens just 2km (1.2 miles) away.

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Grosvenor Motor Inn © Grosvenor Motor Inn

6. Classic Motel

The Classic Motel provides an excellent choice for families, especially with its proximity to Te Rapa Waterworld and the Waikato Stadium. There’s ample space for three to six people in the one and two-bedroom units, which feature Sky TV, DVD player and a spacious kitchen with some even having an oven. Kids will love the outdoor pool, trampoline and children’s swing set.

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Classic Motel © Classic Motel

7. VR Hamilton

More fabulous hotel accommodation awaits at VR Hamilton. The city centre hotel offers affordable hotel rooms decorated with a Victorian flair. Families can enjoy the ultra-spacious twin and triple rooms, while those seeking a bit of luxury and more space have the option of the Executive Suite (around 90m2/295ft2). There’s free WiFi in all rooms and affordable rates.

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VR Hamilton© VR Hamilton

8. Argent Motor Lodge

For sophistication and style, choose the award-winning Argent Motor Lodge. Each apartment-style room is appointed with elegance and practicality, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and plush bedding. Of course, Sky TV and free WiFi is part of the package, as well as on-site parking, guest laundry, in-room breakfasts and dinner delivery services with chargebacks to your room. What’s more, you can ensure minimal disturbance with the soundproofed structure and full hush glass. Families’ best option includes the Premier Two-Bedroom Apartment.

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Argent Motor Lodge © Argent Motor Lodge

9. Ballinor Motor Inn

Stay in one of the Family Units at the Ballinor Motor Inn with your choice of standard or large size. The latter offers a spa bath, as well as a private courtyard and free parking for up to two vehicles. Each unit also has Sky TV, free WiFi, a kitchen with plunger coffee and a reverse air conditioning system. Find this motel just a short walk from the city centre.

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Ballinor Motor Inn© Ballinor Motor Inn

10. Camelot on Ulster

This family-owned and operated motel has families in mind when it comes to their room offerings. One, two and even three-bedroom apartments are available at the Camelot on Ulster, kitted out with modern furnishings, a modern ensuite and a full kitchen evening with an oven. Some apartment features the luxurious extra of a spa bath, while the motel facilities include free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, laundry, breakfast delivery, parking, a small gym and Sky TV. What’s more, this is all within the city centre! Find more self-catering accommodation in our list of the 10 Best Accommodation in Hamilton for Foodies.

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Camelot On Ulster© Camelot On Ulster


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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