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10 Best Motels in New Plymouth

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Where to Find the Best Motel Accommodation in New Plymouth

Experience Taranaki‘s vibrant city along with the comforts of home in the local motels. New Plymouth has a wide range of motel accommodation to suit almost any type of traveller, whether you’re in Taranaki for a family holiday, a couples’ getaway or for business. Find budget motels that are kind on the wallet or opt for something more luxurious. There are plenty of options, which we will lay out for you in this list of the best motels in New Plymouth!

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1. The Metrotel – The Best Motel in New Plymouth

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. What’s more, the motel is located in the city centre. What’s not to love?

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2. The Strand – Upscale Motel in Fitroy

For those looking for quality self-contained accommodation, check out The Strand. The upmarket motel offers units, studios and even a three-bedroom home where kitchen facilities are a standard. Rooms are modernly-appointed and offer welcome additions like a private courtyard, heat pump, Sky TV, free WiFi, bathrooms with modern fixtures, and kitchen facilities with plunger coffee and amenities to cook stove-top meals. Find The Strand located in Fitzroy, just a short walk from the Coastal Walkway and Fitzroy Beach. See more motels with good kitchen facilities in our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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3. Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge – The Best Cheap Motel in New Plymouth

In a quiet garden setting five minutes from the city centre and next to Pukekura Park, Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge is well worth considering. The motel offers affordable double, twin and family accommodation with self-catering facilities, as well as the option of a cooked or continental breakfast. Kids will love the trampoline, while older guests or corporate travellers might appreciate the complimentary WiFi. Rooms are lovingly decorated, offering something a little more luxurious than your average budget motel.

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4. Flamingo Motel – Cheap Motel in New Plymouth for Families

A motel that offers more than just rooms, the Flamingo Motel is popular for its indoor heated swimming pool, games room and affordable rates. Rooms are simple with attractive features like timber-lined walls, while the furnishings are nothing flashy but make do. Guests have a choice of studio rooms sleeping up to three people, one-bedroom units for families, and two-bedroom units for up to six people. All units have cooking facilities and a bathroom. Other features include on-site parking, gardens, guest laundry, an indoor hot pool, Sky TV and WiFi. See more accommodations like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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5. The Residence Fitzroy – Luxury Motel in 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. See more luxurious offerings around New Plymouth in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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6. The Dawson Motel – Luxury Motel in New Plymouth City Centre

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. See more stays ideal for couples in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in New Plymouth & Taranaki.

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7. ASURE Abode On Courtenay – Motel in New Plymouth with Spa Baths

Abode on Courtenay by ASURE Motels ticks all of the boxes: free WiFi, Sky TV, laundry facilities and a location opposite a supermarket and nearby the city centre. As for accommodation, rooms provide good value with budget studios, spa studios and one and two-bedroom units. Each is equipped with a queen or king bed, a kitchenette, “whisper-quiet” construction and double-glazing.

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8. Ducks & Drakes – Underrated Motel in New Plymouth

A hidden gem in New Plymouth, Ducks & Drakes might seem like just a backpacker hostel at face value but this accommodation hides a fabulous boutique motel on the property. Separate from the main hostel, the Ducks & Drakes motel cottages come in two layouts: a studio and a one-bedroom cottage. Both are tastefully decorated and feature kitchenette facilities, a lounge area and dining furniture. You’ll also have access to free WiFi, Sky TV and a landscaped garden. Check out more backpacker-style stays in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth & Taranaki.

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9. Auto Lodge Motor Inn – Motel in New Plymouth with a Restaurant

Get the motel experience inside a hotel-like complex at the Auto Lodge Motor Inn. This large motel is located within easy walking distance of the city centre and Pukekura Park. The 87 rooms cater to both families and business travellers with facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, pool table, conference rooms and more. “Standard Studios” make an affordable option for couples or upgrade to a “Superior Studio” with a kitchenette. The one and two-bedroom family rooms have full kitchen facilities and ample space, while larger groups can book and cook in the “Four-Bedroom Villa”. The on-site award-winning Juliana’s Restaurant & Bar is a welcome addition to take the pressure off dinner. For more hotel-style stays, check out the 10 Best Hotels in New Plymouth.

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10. Coronation Court Motel – New Plymouth Motel Near Pukekura Park

There’s something for everyone at Coronation Court Motel. The 22 units include standard and large studios, one and two-bedroom units and larger three-bedroom units. Each features a shower bathroom, Sky TV, electric blankets, free WiFi and other expected motel amenities. 18 of the units have kitchen facilities or you could opt for the cooked/continental breakfast or evening roast dinner available by arrangement.

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11. Carrington Motel – Pet-Friendly Motel in New Plymouth

Another motel near the picturesque Pukekura Park, Carrington Motel is worth checking for availability. The accommodation offers affordable “Family Units” with one bedroom, as well as single, double and twin studios – yes, you don’t have to pay more if you’re travelling solo! Motel units have Sky TV, WiFi, room service and a bathroom. You can also make use of the barbecue area, parking, laundry and self-catering facilities. Light, continental and cooked breakfasts are also available.

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12. Braemar Motor Inn – Cheap Motel in New Plymouth

Enjoy privacy and practicality, just a short walk from the Coastal Walkway and city centre, at the Braemar Motor Inn. The motel offers budget units for couples, groups and families with cooking facilities, a shower bathroom, Sky TV and free WiFi. Rooms are simple yet well-appointed for a no-frills stay in New Plymouth. Facilities at the motel also include a barbecue area, swings for the kids, on-site parking, laundry and more. See more stays like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodations in New Plymouth.

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More About Motels in New Plymouth

Now that you have found some of the best motels 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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