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15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]

15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2024]

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Where to Find Child-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 accommodations in Hamilton.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Things to Do in Hamilton with Kids 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. See how the other motels compare in the 10 Best Motels in Hamilton.

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Park View Motor Lodge © Park View Motor Lodge

2. 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 Accommodations in Hamilton.

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

3. 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”. Check out more options with cooking facilities in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hamilton.

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Argent Motor Lodge © Argent Motor Lodge

4. VR Hamilton

More fabulous and affordable hotel accommodation awaits at VR Hamilton. The city centre accommodation offers cheap 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. See similar accommodations in the 10 Best Hotels in Hamilton.

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VR Hamilton© VR Hamilton

5. Hamilton City Holiday Park

A worthy budget accommodation in Hamilton for families is the Hamilton City Holiday Park with its self-contained units and affordable cabins. Of course, there are powered sites and tent sites too and the closest ones you’ll find to Hamilton city centre. Kids love the children’s playground here, as well as ample space to explore the ground. Although there are communal facilities like a kitchen, barbecue area, etc. note that kitchen utensils are available to hire for NZ$10. The holiday park is situated 3 km (1.9 miles) from the city centre.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]© Hamilton City Holiday Park

6. Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Positioned just a short walk from the city centre, Seddon Park and FMG Stadium, Heartland Ambassador Hotel is a convenient stay in Hamilton while still feeling away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel by the Scenic Hotel Group features a large outdoor swimming and a hot tub, as well as room service breakfast and a restaurant for breakfast. As for the rooms, choose from “Standard” and “Superior” rooms with flexible layouts or upgrade to the “Superior Plus Studio Suite” boasting a contemporary open-plan design at the top of the building. Features in most rooms include free WiFi, Sky TV, USB/Bluetooth speaker, a desk, refrigerator, a heat pump and more.

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15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]© Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

7. the Wooden A-frame in Hamilton

If you crave your own space, check out this fantastic family-friendly holiday home in Hamilton. With five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, a large garage and a garden with a trampoline and swings, there’s enough space here for most tribes. While the Wooden A-frame in Hamilton offers plenty of conveniences for families, such as a fully equipped kitchen, the design of the home along with thoughtful touches like children’s rooms with toys are just some of the aspects that will make you not want to leave. What’s more, you’re just a short drive from the city centre.

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15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]© the Wooden A-frame in Hamilton

8. Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Providing a four-star stay in the city centre, Novotel Tainui Hamilton is well worth considering. The light-filled rooms feature either a city view or a view of the mighty Waikato River, which can also be enjoyed from the restaurant serving contemporary local fusion cuisine. Hotel rooms are versatile in layout, making an ideal stay for families. Luxurious extras include a pillow menu, rainfall shower, newspaper delivery, an audio docking station (in some rooms) and more.

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15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]© Novotel Tainui Hamilton

9. Cul-de-sac Home in Hamilton

Have you considered a homestay in Hamilton? The city is full of them, providing a much cheaper rate than many of the motels. The Cul-de-sac Home in Hamilton is one of the best options for families and groups of four with a large quadruple room available, as well as separate queen and triple rooms. The accommodation is in a good location, Rototuna, for accessing Hamilton’s best shopping malls, while supermarkets are just a short walk away. You won’t need to worry about breakfast, as it’s included along with free WiFi. For more stays like this, take a look at the 15 BEST Homestays in Hamilton.

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15 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton đź‘Ş [2023]© Cul-de-sac Home in Hamilton

10. Camelot on Ulster

This family-owned and operated motel has families in mind when it comes to its 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 in the city centre!

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Camelot On Ulster© Camelot On Ulster

11. 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

12. 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 the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Hamilton.

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Mill Lodge © Mill Lodge

13. 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 2 km (1.2 miles) away.

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Grosvenor Motor Inn © Grosvenor Motor Inn

14. 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, a 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

15. 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

More Family Accommodations in Hamilton

That’s it for our guide to the best family accommodations in Hamilton. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to Hamilton for Families.


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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