20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Chalets at Okurukuru
20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]

20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2024]

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Where to Find the Best Hotels and Alternative Accommodations in New Plymouth

This vibrant hub of the North Island is like nowhere else in New Zealand. New Plymouth offers a wide range of hotels, yet sits close to the stunning natural areas of Mt Taranaki and the rugged Taranaki coastline. Enjoy the conveniences and luxury of upmarket hotels close to nature at the fabulous hotels in New Plymouth. Our list of recommendations not only includes local and international hotels but alternative accommodations so you understand all of the best places to stay.

While you’re here, be sure to plan an awesome experience in Taranaki using the 15 Best Things to Do in New Plymouth.

1. King and Queen Hotel Suites

If pure luxury is what you seek then treat yourself to a stay in the King and Queen Hotel Suites. Choose from a range of glamorous suites and studios with European designer furniture, such as the “Anniversary Suite” with a Juliet balcony for couples or the spacious “King Henry Suites” for families. Some of the amenities at the “King and Queen Hotel Suites” include a pillow menu, iPhone docking station, minibar, a TV, deep bathtubs, rainfall showers and views of the Tasman Sea. The hotel also offers chargebacks from an extensive collection of nearby restaurants, as well as an in-room dining menu. What’s left of the facilities include free WiFi, undercover parking, hotel transfers, free bike hire, access to a local gym, dry cleaning and more.

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2. The State Hotel

A boutique hotel in the heart of the city, The State Hotel is a top choice for solo travellers and couples. The 15 rooms are creatively styled featuring modern artwork and sumptuous furniture. Guests have access to free WiFi, Sky TV, a complimentary pass to a local gym, free guest laundry, and use of the guest lounge. With wedding packages and three on-site eateries to roll out of bed for, this hotel makes an ideal getaway for couples.

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3. One Burgess Hill

Surrounded by lush forest, yet only 5 km (3 miles) from New Plymouth city centre, One Burgess Hill provides a tranquil hotel-style retreat for couples, groups and families. The “Two-Bedroom Unit” is ideal for groups of four, featuring a downstairs kitchen and open-plan lounge with a DVD player and free WiFi. Couples may want to treat themselves to a “King Studio” with modern furnishings, lots of space and an outdoor deck. Whichever accommodation you choose, if you want a break from cooking, there’s a cooked and continental breakfast available.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© One Burgess Hill

4. Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront

It’s hard to beat the waterfront location of the Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, overlooking the Coastal Walkway and featuring breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea. The accommodation features 42 rooms with free WiFi, Sky TV, access to a nearby gym and undercover parking. Dine at the award-winning Salt Restaurant & Bar, which basks in sunshine all day. As for the rooms, they are minimalistic yet spacious with adaptable layouts for corporate travellers, couples and families. Most rooms have a small balcony, many feature a spa bath and feature a separate lounge in the “Penthouse” and “Family Suite”.

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© Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront

5. Nice Hotel

While the name might feel uninspired, the rooms certainly don’t at the Nice Hotel. Stay in beautifully renovated rooms inside of New Plymouth’s oldest wooden building. Each has unique furnishings and artwork to stimulate the senses, while some rooms have a private balcony, a smart TV, free unlimited WiFi, ensuite, kitchenette, individual climate control, jetted spa baths and much more. Indulge in gourmet cuisine at the on-site restaurant with a New York-style bar and tasting menus.

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6. Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

Stay in spacious and contemporary hotel rooms at Novotel New Plymouth. Rooms can be adapted to a number of layouts and feature earth-toned decor for a relaxing environment. Find a room for your needs from simple hotel “Studios” to luxurious “Executive and Superior Rooms” to self-contained “One and Two-Bedroom Apartments”. In-room facilities include air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, a minibar, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and more. You’ll also have the convenience of the on-site Haukai Eatery & Bar focussing on Taranaki cuisine.

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© Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

7. The Metrotel

A modern motel with rooms furnished to the standard of a four-star hotel, The Metrotel is well worth considering for those extra in-room facilities. Choose from stylish studios, two-bedroom mezzanine rooms and two-bedroom studios with ample space for groups. Each room has free WiFi, USB charging outlets, Smart TVs, kitchen facilities and contemporary furnishings. The motel is located in the city centre.

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The Metrotel© The Metrotel

8. The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

Stylish hotel rooms await at The Devon Hotel by the Heritage Collection. This 4.5-star hotel offers two types of rooms with versatile layouts for couples, friends and families. Choose the compact yet utterly comfortable “Studio Room” with an ensuite bathroom. Or how about opting for more space in the “Suite” with a separate lounge? Food is not a hassle thanks to the on-site Marbles Restaurant where guests can dabble in a variety of cuisines made from locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also offers bike hire, a heated outdoor pool, a spa pool and much more!

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© The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel

9. Quest New Plymouth

Home comforts and a hotel stay combine at Quest New Plymouth. The serviced apartments in the heart of the city sit just across the road from the city centre shopping mall and feature 40 studios and apartments. There’s something for couples, families and groups with studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The latter features separate bedrooms, a fully-equipped and modern kitchen with an oven and plenty of space and furniture to lounge and dine. Keep entertained with the free WiFi and in-house movies, while practical facilities include car parking, access to an off-site gym, restaurant chargebacks and breakfast packs.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Quest New Plymouth

10. Plymouth International

A locally-operated four-star hotel, Plymouth International is popular for both business and leisure. The hotel offers a number of spaces to relax, including the saltwater lap pool and spa, the highly-rated The Orangery restaurant, the on-site gym or your modern hotel room. Couples and business travellers have the choice of queen or king bedrooms with “Executive” upgrades available, while families may want to treat themselves to one of the “Plymouth Suites” with two levels, separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities. Find more family-friendly accommodation in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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11. Distinction New Plymouth Hotel

Get the international hotel experience at the Distinction New Plymouth Hotel. The centrally-located four-star hotel offers elegantly-appointed rooms, from affordable “Standard Rooms” to more luxurious “Suites” for couples and “Apartments” for families. Basic rooms have all the usual hotel amenities wrapped in harmless furnishings, while the upgraded rooms offer a spa bath, some with a separate lounge and others with a kitchen. You can work out at the on-site gym.

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10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth© Distinction New Plymouth Hotel

12. Hosking House

Truly boutique accommodation awaits at Hosking House. The three-guestroom house has two intimate “Studio Suites” with private balconies and a “Boutique Suite” with roll-top soaking tubs and rainfall showers. The modern villa is especially ideal for a couples’ getaway, with more than enough space to relax together between the two lounges, an honour bar and the extensive gardens. What’s more, the house is just one block away from the beautiful Pukekura Park. See more like this in our 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Hosking House

13. The Dawson Motel

Discerning travellers, take a look at The Dawson Motel. You’re unlikely to turn your nose up at the impeccably-presented studios, one and two-bedroom units. The centrally-located upmarket motel offers all the essentials, like free WiFi, Sky TV, laundry facilities and parking, as well as some welcome extras like in-room breakfasts, free bike hire and electric vehicle charging. Rooms feature king-sized beds, iPod docking stations, some with a spa bath, double glazing, dry cleaning services and more.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© The Dawson Motel

14. The Residence Fitzroy

An ultra-modern motel and apartment complex in the heart of Fitzroy Village, The Residence Fitzroy is an easy choice for any discerning traveller. Your ultra-modern home-away-from-home is kitted out with a full kitchen, laundry machines and separate bedrooms, all of which are elegantly furnished. The motel also features a communal sun-soaked courtyard which is a great outdoor space to relax in summer. For more motels worth checking out, see the 10 Best Motels in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© The Residence Fitzroy

15. Little Church Bay

For a unique stay in New Plymouth, choose Little Church Bay. The renovated church-turned-holiday cottage offers a romantic stay for couples on the shores of Fitzroy Beach. There are gorgeous spaces to enjoy, from the open-plan lounge and kitchen spilling onto the deck and garden with ocean views. Upstairs is a small bedroom and ensuite. For more couple-centric stays like this, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Little Church Bay

16. Aviator

Another type of accommodation in New Plymouth to consider is a holiday home. One of the top-rated is Aviator located on the quiet outskirts of town near New Plymouth Airport. Enjoy views of Mt Taranaki along with preparing meals in your well-equipped and modern kitchen. The space is ideal for couples with one bedroom with a double bed, or families if making use of the sofa bed in the lounge. Either way, there are plenty of ways to relax between the attractive garden with a barbecue and kicking back with the TVs featuring steaming services. For more self-contained accommodations, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Aviator

17. Chalets at Okurukuru

The location is the aim of the game at Taranaki’s only vineyard. Chalets at Okurukuru boasts several self-contained studio chalets perched on the hills with a sea view. All the essentials are at your fingertips, including a modernly-fitted kitchen, ensuite, lounge and even a private balcony. Even if you’re not into cooking, you are just a stone’s throw away from the on-site vineyard restaurant and cellar door of the Okurukuru Winery, which you can learn more about in the 7 Best Foodie Experiences in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Chalets at Okurukuru

18. 16 Havelock

This super-affordable bed & breakfast accommodation has four guest rooms, each lovingly decorated and offering layouts for solo travellers, friends and couples. Food is an event here with the owner specialising in Japanese cuisine but can also do Western food for fussy eaters, both available for lunch and dinner by arrangement. Breakfast is included in the rate and is continental style. For more cheap stays, take a look at the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© 16 Havelock

19. Tivoli Homestay

Like something out of a fairy tale, Tivoli Homestay has an old-world charm that makes for a memorable stay in New Plymouth. There are three tastefully themed rooms: the Africa Room, Asia Room and the Garden Room (pictured) which also has an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is an event with fresh home-baking, which you can enjoy in any one of the B&B’s gorgeous indoor or outdoor spaces. You might even be enticed to stay for dinner while watching the sunset.

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20 BEST Hotels & Places to Stay in New Plymouth 🛎️ [2023]© Tivoli Homestay

20. Ariki Backpackers

Finally, those looking for ultra-budget accommodation in New Plymouth, consider the Ariki Backpackers. This laid-back hostel boasts an ideal location in the centre of New Plymouth. You’ll find all of the essential facilities, from a communal kitchen and laundry, as well as the option to hire bikes, kayaks and surfboards. Room types include dorms, private family rooms and private triple, twin and queen rooms – all with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are simple but good for the price. See more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth.

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More About Hotels in New Plymouth

Now that you have found some of the best hotels in New Plymouth, check out what there is to do there using the following guides:

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


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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