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16 BEST Motels in Napier 🏘️ [2024]

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Where to Find the Best 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, check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Napier. And for more inspiration for things to do, see our 15 Best Things to Do in Napier.

1. Pebble Beach Motor Inn – Luxury Motel in Napier

Motels don’t get more upscale that the Pebble Beach Motor Inn. Set on the waterfront of the city, ocean views are a key feature of this motel (best if you get an upper-level room), as well as the full kitchens fitted to all rooms. Your ensuite bathroom is pretty classy too, fully tiled and with soothing “Satin jet rainforest” showers. Some rooms also feature a spa pool, while there are many room layouts to suit couples to families. For more stays that are a bit more “upscale”, check out the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Napier.

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2. Motel de la Mer – Motel in Napier with Spa Baths

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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3. Shoreline Motel – Napier Motel on Marine Parade

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 the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Napier. Other facilities at the Shoreline Motel include free parking, free WiFi, Sky TV, a barbecue area, laundry services and breakfast delivery services.

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4. ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel – Napier Motel with a Pool

Located a little out of town but on your way to Hawke’s Bay’s famous wine country, ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel is your go-to accommodation in the Taradale suburb. An obvious highlight for families is the outdoor pool with a waterslide, while the spa pool room offers a place for couples and adult groups to relax. There’s also a games room packed with games tables, while your studio or apartment packs in all the functionalities of your stay, such as kitchens with plunger coffee (and some with a dishwasher), electric blankets on the beds and soundproofing.

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5. BK’s Fountain Court Motel – Cheap Family-Friendly Motel in Napier

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 Sky. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Napier.

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6. Sundowner Spanish Lady Motel – Cheap Motel in Napier

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 Accommodations in Napier.

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7. Harbour View Seaside Accommodation Napier – Beachfront Motel in Napier

For Napier’s only motel on the beach (and a safe swimming beach, might we add), check out the Harbour View Seaside Accommodation Napier. Located in the Ahuriri suburb, the motel has a room type for all types of travellers, all boasting sea views and either a patio or a balcony. You also have a well-equipped kitchenette for self-catering, while some rooms also have that all-essential spa bath.

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8. Greenmeadows on Gloucester – Boutique Motel in Taradale

Conveniently located for exploring Hawke’s Bay’s wineries (including with the tour company also based here, Bike About Tours), Greenmeadows on Gloucester is a top choice in Napier. The boutique motel has just three studios and one apartment so you need not worry about the place feeling too “crowded”. Rooms are also boutique in the sense that they are fairly cramped, but no one is complaining at these prices.

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9. Bella Vista Motel Napier – Napier Motel in the City Centre

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. For more hotel-style stays, check out the 10 Best Hotels in Napier.

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10. Palm City Motor Inn – Napier Motel with Kitchens and Restaurant

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. For more stays with kitchen facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Napier.

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11. Gardner Court Motel – Stylish Motel in Napier

Art Deco inside and out, Gardner Court Motel certainly stays true to the spirit of Napier! The decor is tastefully done and can be found throughout the motel’s self-contained studios, family suites and apartments. Stay cosy in winter with electric blankets on the beds and cool off in summer at the on-site swimming pool. The motel is located by Nelson Park, which is a short walk from the waterfront and the city centre.

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12. Anchorage Motor Lodge – Napier Motel for Corporate Travellers

Overlooking the Ahuriri Marina, Anchorage Motor Lodge offers fantastic views to go with its harmless motel rooms. In-room facilities are closer to a hotel than they are to a motel, with drink-making facilities (including plunger coffee), a fridge and a microwave, but at least you can order something from the room service menu. There’s also an on-site Salt & Sea Day Spa, should you need to unwind.

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13. Fern Motel – Budget Motel in Napier

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 an 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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14. Beach Front Motel – Waterfront Motel in Napier

Stay in one of the spacious studios, executive studios or one or two-bedroom family suites at the waterfront Beach Front 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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15. Albatross Motel – Napier Motel in Westshore

Located in Westshore, the 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 goes the extra mile with its housekeeping, from the note left by your housekeeper to the creatively 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.

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16. Edgewater Motor Lodge – Napier Motel with Sea Views

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 of exploring, retreat to your studio or two-bedroom unit which is decorated with love and has self-catering amenities and sometimes luxurious additions like a spa pool and waterfront views. Other facilities include free unlimited WiFi, a saltwater plunge pool, a barbecue area and free on-site parking.

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More About Motels in Napier

That’s it for our list of the best motels in Napier, but it’s by no means the end of our advice! Check out more guides to help you plan the perfect trip to Hawke’s Bay:

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


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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