10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport
10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport

10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport

© Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Child-friendly Accommodation in Westport

Between meeting the seals at Cape Fouldwind or perhaps discovering the fascinating mining history at the Denniston Plateau or Coaltown Museum, retreat to one of the child-friendly accommodations of Westport. As well as two fun-filled holiday parks in spectacular nature-filled locations, Westport offers a diverse range of motels where convenience is at the forefront of the experience. Check out some of our favourites for families in this list of the best family accommodation in Westport.

For more Westport family accommodation and travel tips, see The Guide to Westport for Families and the 10 Things to Do in Westport with Kids.

1. Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Moments away from the sandy shores, Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a fun family escape. Kids can easily keep themselves entertained with the bouncy pillow, playground and beach nearby, while mum and day can relax in one of the spacious motels or kitchen cabins. There are also family units and camping sites where guests can use the communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, ideal for families on a tight budget. Relax in the barbecue area, hire go-karts and more, all just a short drive from Westport town centre. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Westport.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

2. Bella Vista Motel Westport

One of New Zealand’s largest motel brands is right here in the heart of Westport, offering 18 modern motel units with options suitable for families. Families of three need not go over budget thanks to the triple studios, while those seeking their own space for families of up to five will no doubt find what they’re looking for in the one-bedroom units. Both have kitchen facilities, as well as Sky TV and free WiFi – basically all the essentials for an easy family holiday.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Bella Vista Motel Westport

3. Ascot Motor Lodge

You can’t miss the bright yellow building of the Ascot Motor Lodge in Westport, close to the town centre. The motel has 12 rooms where families are spoiled for choice between the three-person studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and even three-bedroom apartments. It’s like a home away from home with a separate kitchen, options for separate bedrooms and access to the all-important WiFi. Some of the fixings and furniture are a little old-school but it will hardly matter as the motel is quite well-kept.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Ascot Motor Lodge

4. Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

Another fantastic holiday park in Westport, the Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is set in 12 acres of park-like grounds with all sorts of cool A-frame units among the trees. Whether you decide to camp, stay in one of the characterful chalets (shared bathrooms or ensuite) or want to stretch out in a modern studio or motel unit, you’ll probably end up spending more time using the recreational facilities, such as the playground, barbecue area or the mini golf as featured in the 10 Things to Do in Westport with Kids.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

5. Buller Bridge Motels

Located along the Millennium Walkway in attractive gardens and native bush, the Buller Bridge Motel provides a pleasant stay for families. The one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchen facilities are a great option for a self-catering stay, while the nearby playground and barbecue area are favourite spots of the motel for get-togethers. Apartments have different kitchen facilities – so ask if you need specifics. Otherwise, free WiFi and Sky TV are welcome additions.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Buller Bridge Motels

6. Buller Court on Palmerston

For parents who need a bit of pampering, stay in one of the spa apartments of the Buller Court on Palmerston. The modernly renovated apartments feature an indulgent corner spa bath in the ensuite, as well as other luxuries like herbal teas and plunger coffee. Some kitchens have conveniences like a ceramic hob, microwave and electric frypans. Of course, free WiFi and Sky TV is available. You’ll also find standard apartments without a spa bath if you’re on a budget.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Buller Court on Palmerston

7. Westport Motels

No-nonsense and straight to the point, just like its name, Wesport Motels offers plenty of comfortable rooms for families. Have a family of five? Stay in the cottage or the two-bedroom unit. Have a tribe of four to six? They’ll squeeze in the one-bedroom units. Either way, you’ll have all the essential amenities at your fingertips, including a full kitchen with an oven, an ensuite and children’s play equipment in the garden. See how this motel compares in the 10 Best Motels in Westport.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Westport Motels

8. ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge

Following suit in Westport’s motel offerings, ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge offers spacious apartments for families of up to six. Spa baths are an option in some of the multi-bedroom apartments, should you need some soothing, while some apartments even have two bathrooms and two separate levels. You’ll have access to decent cooking facilities, including an oven in the larger apartments. Other facilities include free WiFi, Sky TV and a guest laundry service.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge

9. Pakington Ensuite Homestay

Looking for a slightly different accommodation experience in Westport? Check out the Pakington Homestay, offering triple and family rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The B&B-style accommodation (without the breakfast) allows guests to mingle with other guests and the hosts in the large communal kitchen. Rooms are homely, while outside you have an attractive deck for dining. Free WiFi is included.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Pakington Ensuite Homestay

10. Little Wanganui Hotel

Last but certainly not least, stay in an alternative location at the Little Wanganui Hotel. More like a motel than a hotel, the Little Wanganui Hotel offers self-contained and basic family cabins, as well as tent and powered sites. Make use of your cabin’s kitchenette or head over to the on-site restaurant for dinner, which also has a pool table. Kids can also be kept out of mischief at the playground.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport© Little Wanganui Hotel

Author

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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