Where to Find the Best Motel Accommodations in Westport
Need a convenient and affordable place to stay in Westport? Motels, like in most New Zealand towns, are the most abundant accommodation of choice. You’ll find most have a town centre location, while a few others are on the outskirts along Carters Beach or the river estuary. While some of Westport’s motels don’t see regular upgrades, most provide a comfortable and authentic stay nonetheless. Others are extremely contemporary with all the mod-sons (and the price to match). Regardless of the flavour, choose from some of our favourites in this list of the best motels in Westport.
1. Buller Bridge Motel – The Best Motel in Westport
Situated along the Millennium Walkway among attractive gardens and native bush, the Buller Bridge Motel provides a pleasant stay. There are two grades of studios: the standard studio with basic but essential cooking facilities and the “Studio Gold” with attractive timber interiors and a larger kitchen with an oven. The one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments both feature full kitchen facilities, while the barbecue area is a favourite spot for get-togethers. Apartments have different kitchen facilities – so ask if you need specifics. Otherwise, free WiFi and Sky TV are welcome additions.
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2. Buller Court on Palmerston – Upscale Motel in Westport
A spa motel in Westport, Buller Court on Palmerston offers something slightly more upmarket with some of their more modern apartments featuring an indulgent corner spa bath, as well as other luxuries like herbal teas and plunger coffee. Some kitchens have conveniences like a ceramic hob, microwave and electric frypans. If you don’t need as much space or the extra facilities, you’ll probably feel that the basic studios are just right. Of course, free WiFi and Sky TV are available. For alternative upscale stays, also take a look at the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Westport.
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- Buller Court on Palmerston on Booking.com
- Buller Court on Palmerston on Trip.com
- Buller Court on Palmerston on Expedia
3. Omau Settlers Lodge Motel – Modern Waterfront Motel in Westport
An upmarket motel accommodation at Cape Foulwind, Omau Settlers Lodge Motel provides a fantastic out-of-town retreat. Stay in one of the well-appointed king studios with views of the Tasman Sea and over to the Paparoa Ranges. Upgrade to the “Deluxe King Studio” for a kitchenette, should you want to prepare your own meals, or head down to The Star Tavern for a dining experience nearby. The lodge motel is also five minutes walk from the beach. Thanks to its endearing location, we also list this motel in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Westport.
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- Omau Settlers Lodge Motel on Booking.com
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- Omau Settlers Lodge Motel on Expedia
4. Westport Spa Motel – Westport Motel with Spa Baths
If you seek a bit of pampering, check out the Westport Spa Motel. All of the upstairs units of this motel have a large corner spa bath and outside seating on a sunny balcony, making for an ideal retreat for couples. Studios are well-presented and feature a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, stovetop and more depending on the room. There are also one-bedroom apartments that sleep up to four guests. What’s more, there’s the convenience of free WiFi, Sky TV and a short walk to the town centre.
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5. Bella Vista Motel Westport – Westport Motel on Palmerston Street
A popular New Zealand motel brand, the Bella Vista Motel Westport can be found in the heart of Westport. It offers 18 modern motel units with options suitable for solo travellers, couples, groups and families. The compact studios offer basic facilities for those on a budget, while the superior and twin/triple rooms have a few more essentials like a kitchenette with basic cooking facilities. Those seeking their own space for families or groups of up to five will no doubt find what they’re looking for in the one-bedroom units. Sky TV and free WiFi are also included.
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- Bella Vista Motel Westport on Booking.com
- Bella Vista Motel Westport on Trip.com
- Bella Vista Motel Westport on Expedia
6. Westport Motels – Cheap Motel in Westport
One of the most affordable motels in Westport, Westport Motels is a no-nonsense motel – just like its name. The motel offers plenty of comfortable rooms for couples and families. Couples have the option of a standard studio or can upgrade to a more modern studio. Families have several multi-room apartments to choose from. Either way, you’ll have all the essential amenities at your fingertips, including a full kitchen (some with an oven but most with stovetops), an ensuite and children’s play equipment in the garden. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Westport.
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7. Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels – Westport Holiday Park with Motel Units
Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels offers some interesting self-contained A-frame cabins, as well as motel units across its park-like grounds. Concentrating more on their motel offerings, they have homely yet basic studios and two-bedroom motel units with all the usual kitchen and ensuite facilities. The highlight, in our opinion, is the A-frame chalets with a full kitchen and oven set alongside the lagoon, should you want to try your luck in the whitebait season. On-site is also a mini golf course, which we feature in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Westport.
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- Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels on Booking.com
- Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels on Trip.com
- Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels on Expedia
8. Ascot Motor Lodge – Pet-Friendly Motel in Westport
You can’t miss the bright yellow building of the Ascot Motor Lodge near the town centre! The motel has 12 rooms which mostly consist of family rooms between the three-person studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. Even with the two types of studios for couples and solo travellers, it’s like a home away from home with a decent kitchen and access to the all-important WiFi. Some of the fixings and furniture are a little old-school but it will hardly matter as the motel is well-maintained and one of the cheapest in town.
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9. ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge – Popular Motel on the Main Road into Westport
ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge offers much of the same in Westport, well-kept and presented studios and apartments, but with the added option of a spa bath. There are various grades of studios to choose from sleeping two to three guests, as well as some spacious apartments for groups of up to six. Some apartments even have two bathrooms across two separate levels offering a homely experience. Other facilities include free WiFi, Sky TV and a guest laundry service.
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- ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge on Booking.com
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- ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge on Expedia
10. Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park – Holiday Park at Carters Beach with Motel Units
Last but certainly not least, Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers affordable accommodation moments away from the sandy shores. Their motel units are the most spacious accommodation of their offerings, equipped with all of the essentials expected in a Westport motel. Many travellers, however, might find all that they need in the self-contained units and kitchen cabins for a cheaper rate. If you want to go cheaper still, there are standard units or camping sites where guests can use the communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. We also feature this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Westport.
[CLOSED] Carters by the Sea Motel
One of the most upmarket motels in Westport, not only in its facilities but its idyllic location, Carters by the Sea Motel is located alongside Carters Beach. The motel boasts 10 modern studios, which are well-presented and include luxurious essentials like a kitchen with a dishwasher and an ensuite with underfloor heating. All studios sleep two guests, while the odd option sleeps up to three. All of the upstairs studios have a balcony facing the Tasman Sea.
More About Motels in Westport
That’s it for our list of the best motels in Westport. Now that you have found some awesome places to stay, check out the activities to keep you busy:
- 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Westport
- 15 Best Things to Do in Westport
- The Best Day Trips from Westport
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Westport.