Tudor Motor Lodge
Tudor Motor Lodge

10 Best Motels in Hamilton

© Tudor Motor Lodge

Motel Accommodation in Hamilton

With fantastic museums, art galleries, shopping, bike trails and attractions like the Hamilton Gardens, it’s worth giving the North Island city of Hamilton at least one night of your New Zealand itinerary. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s most abundant accommodation type: motels. That’s right, Hamilton is brimming with convenience when it comes to accommodation, offering studios, units and apartments with all the fixings to enjoy a home-away-from-home experience. Check out some of our top picks in this list of motels in Hamilton!

For alternative accommodation, see our 10 Best Hotels in Hamilton. Plus, find out what to do in the city in 10 Things to Do in Hamilton.

1. Camelot on Ulster

A popular motel choice in Hamilton just a short walk from the city centre is Camelot on Ulster. One, two and even three-bedroom apartments are available, kitted out with modern furnishings including an ensuite and a full kitchen with an oven. Some apartments feature the luxurious extra of a spa bath, while all guests have access to free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, laundry, breakfast delivery, parking, a small gym, Sky TV and more. See more self-catering accommodation like this in our 10 Best Accommodation in Hamilton for Foodies.

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Camelot On Ulster© Camelot On Ulster

2. Mill Lodge

Just a couple of minutes drive from the city centre, Mill Lodge offers contemporary motel rooms at a decent price. There are 10 units available, compiling of studios, spa studios and one/two-bedroom units with or without a spa bath. Even the smallest studios have kitchenettes for sprucing up light meals – not that cooking is mandatory with a choice of restaurants and takeaways within walking distance. The motel also has free WiFi and offers solo traveller rates. See more like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Hamilton.

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Mill Lodge © Mill Lodge

3. Lake Point Motel

Located between Lake Rotoroa and the city centre, Lake Point Motel offers a scenic alternative in Hamilton city. Lake Point Motel’s facilities include free WiFi, Sky TV, parking and a variety of room choices. Stay in ultra-spacious king/twin studios or choose a one-bedroom unit with a separate kitchen from the bedroom. Family studios are also available in a studio layout. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Hamilton.

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Lake Point Motel© Lake Point Motel

4. Tudor Motor Lodge

Offering discounted single occupancy rates, Tudor Motor Lodge is well worth considering if travelling solo. The budget motel offers two levels of accommodation and facilities with a sunny barbecue deck and an outdoor swimming pool. Rooms include studios, as well as one, two and three-bedroom units, meaning virtually no group is too big or too small. Each room has Freeview TV, free WiFi, a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, heating and DVDs. Tudor Motor Lodge is just under 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

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Tudor Motor Lodge© Tudor Motor Lodge

5. Aquarius Motor Inn

For city-centre convenience, choose Aquarius Motor Inn. The motel offers well-appointed studio units, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom suites, each with fully-equipped kitchens and Sky TV. Aside from utterly practical rooms, the motel also has a barbecue area, laundry, cots, highchairs and an indoor swimming pool to refresh in after a day out on the town. Free on-site parking is also available.

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Aquarius Motor Inn© Aquarius Motor Inn

6. Park View Motor Lodge

Another motel offering more than just your average motel, Park View Motor Lodge has a range of facilities to ensure a memorable stay. Enjoy use of the indoor heated pool and a spa pool for your leisure. Be reassured that there are handy amenities available 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, while the Studio Suite and Twin Suite are ideal for travelling friends or couples. What’s more, this motel just a short drive from the city centre.

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Park View Motor Lodge© Park View Motor Lodge

7. Argent Motor Lodge

For sophistication and style, choose the award-winning Argent Motor Lodge. Each apartment is appointed with elegance and practicality, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, sleek bathrooms and plush bedding. 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 charged back to your room. What’s more, there’s minimal disturbance thanks to the soundproofed structure and full hush glass. Apartment types include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom, with executive upgrades available.

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Argent Motor Lodge © Argent Motor Lodge

8. Grosvenor Motor Inn

Set in an Edwardian-style building, Grosvenor Motor Inn isn’t too hard to miss. What’s more, it’s an easy choice when it comes to budget accommodation in Hamilton thanks to its range of practical rooms, extra facilities and its on-site restaurant. How about relaxing in the hot tub or refreshing in the indoor swimming pool? As for the rooms, there are studios with or without a spa bath, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments with all of the fixings (including an oven). Nearby attractions include the Hamilton Gardens just 2km (1.2 miles) away.

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Grosvenor Motor Inn© Grosvenor Motor Inn

9. Cedar Lodge Motel

This centrally-located motel offers an affordable stay in modernly-furnished rooms. All rooms have Sky TV, a DVD player, a dining area, lounge area and fully-equipped kitchens for self-catering. While there are studio units and one-bedroom apartments ideal for corporate travellers and couples, the two-bedroom apartment for families has the fun addition of a game table to keep the little ones (and big kids) entertained.

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Cedar Lodge Motel © Cedar Lodge Motel

10. Astra Motor Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Astra Motor Lodge is a motel in Hamilton well worth checking for availability. The motel is conveniently located alongside State Highway 1, making an easy choice if you’re just passing through. The motel features studios and multi-bedroom apartments with full modern kitchens and even ovens on request. The rooms are decorated with a contemporary style and feature amenities like Sky TV, a heat pump and more. You will find rooms to suit families, couples, friend and corporate travellers.

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Astra Motor Lodge© Astra Motor Lodge


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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