Shoreline Motel
Shoreline Motel

10 Best Motels in Napier

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Motel Accommodation in Napier

Enjoy practical accommodation with all your home-away-from-home facilities in the motels of Napier. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking for a luxurious getaway, you’ll find a motel to suit in this coastal North Island city. There are motels ideal for couples, while others are more family-friendly. We’ll lay out your best options in this list of the best motels in Napier! For alternative accommodation, see 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

For more inspiration for things to do, see 15 Super Fun Things to Do in Napier.

1. Shoreline Motel

Get a practical and modernly-styled motel room with ocean views at the Shoreline Motel. You can hardly miss the motel’s attractive Art Deco facade facing the waterfront, just a couple of minutes walk from the city centre. Take in the idyllic views from your private balcony, make your own meals with the kitchenette facilities, and have the option to be pampered in your private in-room spa pool. There are studios, as well as one and two-bedroom suites available to suit a range of travellers – but we recommend this more for couples as shown in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Napier. Other facilities at the Shoreline Motel include free parking, free WiFi, Sky TV, barbecue area, laundry services and breakfast delivery is available.

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2. BK’s Fountain Court Motel

If you’re looking for a family-friendly motel, check out BK’s Fountain Court Motel. The motel has two-bedroom units, apartments for groups, as well as something for couples and friends in the studios and one-bedroom units. Each unit has the convenience of kitchen facilities, as well as the options for a bit of pampering with the spa baths in the ensuite. Enjoy dining on the furniture inside and out, while more downtime can be spent in the motel’s outdoor swimming pool or relaxing in front of the TV with five Sky TV channels. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Napier.

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3. Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel

A short drive from Napier city centre, Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel is an excellent option for travellers on a budget. Two-bedroom units, large and small one-bedroom units, studios and even single rooms: there’s a style of room for almost any budget traveller or group. The accommodation is suitable for families thanks to its outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area, while the older amongst us can enjoy the spa pool. All rooms are fully-equipped with a kitchen, shower ensuite, Sky TV and more. See more like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Napier.

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4. Fern Motel

A popular accommodation just off the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, Fern Motel is well located to get to the region’s surrounding attractions. While units are quite compact, they are decorated with love ensuring a clean and comfortable stay on top of the affordable rate. There are studios to suit couples, as well as one/two-bedroom units for families and groups, all including a kitchenette, lounge and dining furniture and an ensuite. Free WiFi and Sky TV are also included in your stay.

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5. Beachfront Motel

Stay in one of the spacious studios, executive studios, one or two-bedroom family suites at the waterfront Beachfront Motel. The attractive motel with Art Deco architecture and just a short scenic stroll from the city centre has rooms with a patio or balcony and fully equipped kitchenettes to prepare your own meals. Some of the elegantly-appointed rooms also feature a spa bath, while other useful amenities include limited free WiFi, Sky TV and a heat pump.

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6. Albatross Motel

Located in Westshore, Albatross Motel offers an alternative location for a motel stay in Napier. The accommodation has 35 well-styled units with all the essentials including tiled ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, Sky TV and free WiFi. There are a variety of double and twin studios available to suit a range of budgets and tastes, while the one and two-bedroom units are ideal for groups. The motel offers notable touches with the housekeeping, from the note left from your housekeeper to the superbly folded bedding and towels. Even if you don’t feel like using the self-catering facilities of your unit, there’s always the option of the on-site restaurant. See more self-catering accommodation and accommodation with restaurants in 10 Best Accommodation in Napier for Foodies.

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7. Bella Vista Motel Napier

Bella Vista Motel Napier provides a centrally-located stay in Napier at a decent price. Choose from a variety of studios and one-bedroom units to suit a range of needs and budgets with options such as queen, king or single beds, breakfast-making facilities or cooking facilities, accessible units, and more. Rooms are sleekly-appointed to the standard of a four-star hotel.

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8. Palm City Motor Inn

Stay close to Napier city centre at the Palm City Motor Inn. Features of the budget motel include an on-site bar and restaurant open Monday to Thursday, a spa pool, swimming pool, barbecue area and a children’s playground. Choose from a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with free WiFi, heat pumps, Sky TV and kitchenettes/kitchens. Rooms are modernly furnished and decorated, while the restaurant offers a range of crowd-pleasers to take the pressure off dinnertime.

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9. Edgewater Motor Lodge

Edgewater Motor Lodge provides that home-away-from-home experience with a few added luxuries. Stay on the Napier beachfront at an affordable rate and take in the sea views from your private balcony. The city centre is just a short walk away along the waterfront walkway. After a day exploring, retreat to your studio or two-bedroom unit which are decorated with love, have self-catering amenities and sometimes luxurious additions like a spa pool and waterfront views. Other facilities include free unlimited WiFi, a saltwater plunge pool, barbecue area and free on-site parking.

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10. Motel de la Mer

Feel right at home in one of the spacious suites of the oceanfront Motel de la Mer! Couples can enjoy comfort, affordability or luxury in the Studio Spas or Studio Spa Executive, while families will have all the essentials in the One-Bedroom Family or upgrade to an Executive Spa or Penthouse Apartment. The motel features ocean-facing suites, Sky TV, Satin-jet showers, free WiFi, hush glass and free on-site parking. What’s more, the Motel de la Mer is on the fringe of the city centre.

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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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