10 Best Hotels in Greymouth
10 Best Hotels in Greymouth

20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth 🛎️ [2023]

© Copthorne Hotel Greymouth

The Best Hotels and Alternative Accommodations in Greymouth

Welcome to the hub of the wild West Coast! Greymouth is a down-to-earth town where you won’t exactly find five-star hotels. In fact, the offering here is pretty limited with only four accommodations that would call themselves “hotels”. Nevertheless, we’ve laid out all of your top accommodation options in this list of hotels and places to stay in Greymouth which also includes a few listings for motels, hostels, holiday parks, lodges and holiday homes.

While you’re here, be sure to also open the 15 Best Things to Do in Greymouth for more trip-planning success!

1. Copthorne Hotel Greymouth – Upscale Central Hotel in Greymouth

Formerly the Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth, this hotel has undergone a recent makeover and come back shining as the four-star Copthorne Hotel Greymouth. This international hotel by Millennium Hotels makes a stay in Greymouth simply too easy with its city centre location and all your expected hotel amenities. You don’t even need to go too far for dinner with the hotel’s restaurant, Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen, bringing you Kiwi favourites from “Catch of the Day” to venison pie. As for accommodation, choose from rooms with or without a river view in double and twin double layouts.

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10 Best Hotels in Greymouth© Copthorne Hotel Greymouth

2. Paroa Hotel – Popular Greymouth Hotel Near the Beach

On the quiet outskirts of Greymouth in attractive gardens and moments away from the beach, the family-owned Paroa Hotel is well worth considering. The boutique hotel offers a bit of everything, from basic queen rooms to two-bedroom apartments with a kitchen. Whichever room you decide to stay in, you’ll have the benefits of free WiFi and TV with Sky and streaming services, as well as easy access to the on-site bar and restaurant.

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10 Best Hotels in Greymouth© Paroa Hotel

3. The Ashley Hotel Greymouth – Greymouth Hotel with a Spa Pool

This 3.5-star hotel provides a little bit extra in terms of hotel facilities, such as a spa pool and a small fitness centre. On top of that, The Ashley Hotel has its own restaurant and bar, Jacobs Grill, offering an a la carte menu and room service. As for rooms, stay in simple yet comfortable king and twin rooms or upgrade to a spacious and stylish “Hotel Executive” room with high-quality feather pillows. Motel rooms are also an option here featuring a fully-equipped kitchen. All guests receive free unlimited WiFi. As for location, you’re just a short drive from the city centre.

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The Ashley Hotel Greymouth © The Ashley Hotel Greymouth

4. Railway Hotel Greymouth – Cheap Hotel near Greymouth Railway Station

For those on a tight budget, set your sights on the Railway Hotel Greymouth. The budget hotel in the city centre offers some of the city’s cheapest single, twin and queen rooms. All of the rooms have shared bathroom facilities. You’ll also be sharing the building with a bar/restaurant/casino with an “old pub” atmosphere. Other facilities at the hotel include free WiFi and a kids’ playground. See more cheap stays like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Greymouth.

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Railway Hotel Greymouth© Railway Hotel Greymouth

5. Coleraine Suites & Apartments – Upscale Apartments in Greymouth

While we might have already exhausted the hotel offering in Greymouth, there are still some excellent hotel alternatives, such as the Coleraine Suites & Apartments. This high-end apartment complex features a range of self-contained accommodations and amenities like a Tesla charging station, bike storage, free WiFi and a DVD collection. Groups and families will find plenty of space in the superbly-appointed standard and executive “Two-Bedroom Units”, while couples can enjoy a bit of pampering in the “Executive Spa Studio”. Find this accommodation just a 1.5km (0.9-mile) drive from the city centre.

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Coleraine Suites & Apartments © Coleraine Suites & Apartments

6. Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park – The Best Holiday Park in Greymouth

Another accommodation type worth considering in Greymouth is holiday parks. More than just a campsite, holiday parks also offer a range of motel-style accommodations, such is the case with the Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park. The motel units here feature attractive timber-lined interiors with clean and comfortable furnishings either in a studio layout or a slightly more spacious two-bedroom layout. Whichever room you decide to stay in, you’ll have access to holiday park facilities like limited free WiFi, a children’s playground and a jumping pillow, as well as communal kitchens, bathrooms and laundry. Find this holiday park just a short drive from the city centre and alongside the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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10 Best Hotels in Greymouth© Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

7. Noah’s Ark Backpackers – Cheap Hostel Near Greymouth Town Centre

And just to cover all of your bases when it comes to accommodation and places to stay in Greymouth, backpacker hostels provide another option. One great example is Noah’s Ark Backpackers. The hostel offers a range of animal-themed rooms that you’ll either love or hate. Regardless, there’s no denying the homely feel of the place. Room types include single, double, twin and triple rooms with shared bathroom facilities, as well as dorms, family rooms and tent sites. The hostel offers free breakfast in its communal kitchen and an inviting lounge with instruments and games. See more accommodation like this in 7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth.

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8. Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers – Cheap Accommodation Near Greymouth

Located in the Grey Valley, only an eight-minute drive from Greymouth, Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers offers a peaceful stay in an ideal location for exploring Greymouth’s surrounding walks. The lodge has irresistibly affordable double, triple and quad rooms with an ensuite bathroom or a cosy double, triple and twin room with shared facilities. There’s even space for campervans to park overnight and make use of the communal bathroom and kitchen for a small fee.

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Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers © Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers

9. Apostles View Motel – Pet-Friendly Accommodation Near Greymouth

This very affordable motel accommodation sits 3km (2 miles) north of Greymouth and offers excellent views of the nearby mountains that the motel is named after. Apostles View Motel has eight spacious motel units available made up of separate bedrooms, a dining area, a full kitchen and an ensuite. There’s also a children’s playground available. See how this motel compares to the 14 BEST Motels in Greymouth.

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10 Best Hotels in Greymouth© Apostles View Motel

10. Oak Lodge – Boutique Lodge Near Greymouth

Stay in one of the charming B&B rooms of Oak Lodge or enjoy complete privacy in the Oak Tree Cottage. Either way, this adults-only accommodation sets the right tone for couples, adult groups and solo travellers with its homely rooms among 22 acres of manicured gardens with rolling countryside with Southern Alps views. Also included in your stay is a delightful breakfast and access to a billiard room, spa pool, sauna and tennis court. For more boutique stays, check out the 7 Most Romantic Accommodations in Greymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth © Oak Lodge

11. Global Village Backpackers – Popular Hostel with Kayak and Bike Hire

A highly rated hotel in Greymouth, Global Village Backpackers offers a welcoming stay for solo travellers all the way to families. Make use of free kayak hire for exploring the neighbouring Lake Karoro and bike hire to explore the local area. At the end of the end, relax in the spa pool or the Finnish sauna before retreating to your chosen room, whether it’s one of the private rooms like a double, twin, triple, family or even six-person dorm, or one of the shared dorms with mixed and female-only options available.

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10 Best Hotels in Greymouth© Global Village Backpackers

12. Scenicland Motels – Self-Contained Accommodation in Greymouth

Scenicland Motels offers good value accommodation in Greymouth. The modern studio units have Californian King beds, while the one-bedroom units feature a full kitchen – both types of rooms are ideal for couples or solo travellers. On the other hand, groups or families may want to consider one of the one- or two-bedroom apartments with self-contained facilities and more space. Other facilities at Scenicland Motels include free WiFi, newspaper delivery and Sky TV.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Scenicland Motels

13. Alpine Rose Motel – Accommodation in Greymouth with Spa Baths

An easy-to-reach motel on the main road through Greymouth and with well-appointed rooms, Alpine Rose Motel provides an excellent motel in Greymouth. There is a range of units to suit a variety of budgets, from studios to more spacious family units in different sizes. Enjoy the convenience of self-catering amenities, as well as facilities like Sky TV, spa baths, free WiFi, and the option for cooked or continental breakfasts.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Alpine Rose Motel

14. Paparoa Beach Hideaway – Luxury Holiday Homes in Barrytown

A tranquil stay on the outskirts of Greymouth, a little further north in the country hills of Barrytown, Paparoa Beach Hideaway offers luxurious holiday home accommodation. Their tastefully designed one and two-bedroom holiday homes nestled in verdant bush offer a true West Coast experience complete with an indulgent cedar hot tub. Soak your troubles away, enjoy a barbecue on your private deck and watch the famous West Coast sunset from your elevated position.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Paparoa Beach Hideaway

15. Goldfield Suites – Five-Star Accommodation in Greymouth

A rural retreat yet just a short drive from town, the Goldfield Suites offers some of the most luxurious accommodations in the immediate area. Stay in one of the spacious suites which boast a separate lounge and bedroom, a private balcony and a stylish ensuite. Beds are comfortable and personalised with a choice from the pillow menu, while double glazing helps keep your suite toasty all year round – or you could always warm yourself up in the wood-fired hot tub. One of the suites also has a kitchenette should you want to spruce up your own meals or indulge in a chargrilled dinner presented by your host chef. Discover more high-end stays in our 6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Greymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Goldfield Suites

16. A Touch of Class Holiday Home – Popular Holiday Home in Greymouth

For those seeking their own space in Greymouth, choose the home-away-from-home experience of “A Touch of Class“. While it’s up to you to judge how classy this abode is, it’s certainly modern with fresh furniture and decor across its three bedrooms and a large living room sleeping up to a total of a whopping eight guests. The home is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and native bush, while being just a 20-minute walk from the town centre. Check out more stays that will fit a tribe in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Greymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© A Touch of Class Holiday Home

17. Gables Motor Lodge – Greymouth Accommodation with Free TranzAlpine Transfers

Providing a comfortable stay by the Aquatics Centre and Westland Sports Stadium, Gables Motor Lodge is a worthy accommodation choice in Greymouth. Rooms come with various facilities, from spa baths and double-glazing to full kitchens, so be sure to ask if you need something specific. What’s for sure are spacious units with luxury mattress toppers and free WiFi for all guests. The motel even offers free train station transfers if you’re coming on the TranzAlpine (see the 15 Best Things to Do in Greymouth for more details on the train).

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Gables Motor Lodge

18. Bella Vista Motel Greymouth – Accommodation in Greymouth with Spa Baths

Experience the quality of one of New Zealand’s largest motel chains at Bella Vista Motel Greymouth. There are various grades of studios, some with double and twin layouts and others with a spa bath, while the one-bedroom unit is the top choice for families. You’ll be kept warm with heating and electric blankets, while spa baths are an optional luxury. Every room has a work desk and access to free WiFi.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Bella Vista Motel Greymouth

19. Beachview Motel – Rapahoe Accommodation with Excellent Views

It’s all about the beach, sunsets and an affordable place to stay at the Beachview Motel. The motel is located in Rapahoe, just a 10-minute drive north of Greymouth and famous for its scenic beach. The ultra-boutique motel only has three rooms available (so get in quick) which can be set up in twin, queen and triple configurations. One of the rooms is a family room sleeping up to six guests. Each room also has kitchen facilities, but there’s always the option of a restaurant/hotel nearby.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Beachview Motel

20. Aachen Place Motel – Affordable Self-Catering Accommodation in Greymouth

Aachen Place Motel is an attractive motel just a 2km (1.2-mile) drive from the city centre. The motel features a number of rooms with ensuites and basic kitchenettes, as well as two-bedroom units with full kitchen facilities. If you’re not one for cooking, then the motel is 100m (109 yards) away from a restaurant that offers meal chargebacks to your room. Facilities at Aachen Place Motel include free WiFi, electric blankets, continental breakfasts available, Sky TV and a barbecue area. See more self-catering stays in our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Greymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth© Aachen Place Motel

[CLOSED] Charles Court Motel

Located on the South Beach side of town, Charles Court Motel provides comfortable motel accommodation and direct access to the beach. The motel offers a range of apartments, including standard and executive one-bedroom apartments for couples and corporate travellers, as well as two-bedroom apartments with a fully-equipped kitchen for families. Some rooms feature a spa bath. Other facilities include a children’s playground, spa pool and seasonal swimming pool.

[CLOSED] Golden Coast B&B

Located in the city centre of Greymouth, Golden Coast B&B offers a convenient stay with Kiwi hospitality and cheap prices. Room types include a Queen Room, Family Room and Twin Room with shared bathroom facilities, as well as Ensuite Rooms. Other drawcards to this budget B&B in Greymouth include comfortable beds with electric blankets, the option for cooked breakfasts, a cosy lounge and attractive gardens.

More About Hotels and Places to Stay in Greymouth

That’s it for our list of the best hotels and places to stay in Greymouth. For more travel-planning success, take a look at these other Greymouth guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Greymouth.


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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