5 Best Hotels in Westport
5 Best Hotels in Westport

5 Best Hotels in Westport

© The Westport Hotel

Find the Right Hotel in Westport

Welcome to Westport! This historic mining town on the northern West Coast offers a rustic atmosphere combined with proximity to untamed nature. However, don’t expect any international-style hotels here. What you will find are hotels the way they used to be in New Zealand: small, affordable and charming. In fact, there are only three real hotels in Westport and the surrounding area, so we’ve also included some alternative accommodations in this list of the best hotels in Westport.

For more travel tips for Westport, check out The Complete Guide to Westport.

1. The Westport Hotel

Stay right in the heart of Westport at The Westport Hotel, also known as the Westport Motor Hotel. Either way, the hotel features affordable and well-presented twin, double and triple rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Relax in the central courtyard with an attractive lawn with outdoor furniture or at the on-site bar and restaurant serving a range of crowd-pleasers. There’s also a liquor store on-site. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Westport.

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5 Best Hotels in Westport© The Westport Hotel

2. The Art Hotel

An ultra-cheap hotel, also in the centre of town, The Art Hotel offers single and double rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Rooms are basic, rather dated yet clean, but fussy travellers may want to look elsewhere. In the same building is an art gallery that’s well worth checking out, as listed in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Westport.

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5 Best Hotels in Westport© Art Hotel

3. Little Wanganui Hotel

Located between Westport and Karamea, the Little Wanganui Hotel offers affordable hotel rooms, cabins and campsites. Enjoy complete privacy in the self-contained cabins or make use of the basic cabins, tent and powered sites with an ablution block containing communal facilities. In the main building are the hotel rooms with sleeping arrangements for one to four people. Bathroom facilities are shared. On-site you also have a laidback pub-style restaurant to enjoy. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport.

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5 Best Hotels in Westport© Little Wanganui Hotel

4. Carters by the Sea Motel

So we might have exhausted the hotel offerings in Westport, but there’s plenty more accommodation. If you’re seeking something similar to a hotel that’s a bit more upmarket than the above listings, check out Carters by the Sea Motel. The motel boasts 10 modern studios, which are well-presented and include luxurious essentials like a kitchen with a dishwasher and 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 with a sea view.

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5 Best Hotels in Westport© Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments

5. TripInn Hostel YHA

An alternative accommodation type found in Westport is hostels. Although they have dorm rooms, which might not be what the hotel-goer is looking for, they do offer private rooms that tend to do just the trick. TripInn Hostel YHA is set in a historic building with an attractive hammock-filled garden, a homely atmosphere and a communal kitchen. Stay in one of the queen or twin rooms with either an ensuite or shared bathroom facilities. See more like this in the 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Westport.

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5 Best Hotels in Westport© TripInn Hostel YHA


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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