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Featured Motels in Nelson

The Beachcomber Hotel
3.5 out of 5
23 Beach Road, Nelson
The price is NZ$108 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Tahunanui Beach Reserve, and within 3 mi (5 km) of World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (296 reviews)

"Friendly staff at reception, large clean room, handy location"…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

The Beachcomber Hotel
The Sails Nelson
5 out of 5
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
The price is NZ$188 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.

Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Trafalgar Park, Nelson Market and Christ Church Cathedral. Founders Park and Miyazu ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (493 reviews)

"Friendly host..handy location"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021

The Sails Nelson
Saxton Lodge
4 out of 5
103 Saxton Rd East, Stoke, Nelson
The price is NZ$128 per night from 23 Apr. to 24 Apr.

Located in Stoke, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pic's Peanut Butter World and McCashin's Brewery. Marsden Recreation Ground and Greenmeadows Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (312 reviews)

"Very nice bathroom with large shower, then a huge room with comfortable beds and a very private balcony outside"…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2021

Saxton Lodge
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Courtesy Court Motel
3 out of 5
30 Golf Road, Tahunanui, Nelson
The price is NZ$115 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Burrell Park, Natureland Zoo and Nelson Fun Park. Tahunanui Beach Reserve and Nelson Golf Links ...

4.3/5Excellent! (212 reviews)

"Walkable to beach and great restaurants. Quiet and clean"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2021

Courtesy Court Motel
Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park
2 out of 5
230 Vanguard Street, Nelson
The price is NZ$78 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Located in Nelson South, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Victory Square and Fairfield Park. Nelson Provincial Museum and Montgomery Square are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (88 reviews)

"Great staff, lovely big room but a bit of a walk back into town"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
4.5 out of 5
214 Rutherford St, Nelson
The price is NZ$132 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral and Nelson Market. Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (246 reviews)

"A great place that it is centrally located, well maintained and great value. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Bella Vista Motel Nelson
4 out of 5
178 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
The price is NZ$112 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burrell Park, Natureland Zoo and World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars. Nelson ...

4.3/5Excellent! (128 reviews)

"My third time to stay here excellent place as always"…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Tudor Lodge Motel
3.5 out of 5
52 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
The price is NZ$120 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Burrell Park, Natureland Zoo and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. Nelson Fun Park and Paddy's Knob ...

4.3/5Excellent! (108 reviews)

"Comfortable spacious units, with full Sky Tv channels."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Tudor Lodge Motel
Greens Motel
3.5 out of 5
36 Golf Haven Way, Tahunanui, Nelson
The price is NZ$134 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

This family-friendly Nelson motel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Nelson Golf Links, Natureland Zoo and Nelson Fun Park. Tahunanui Beach Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (167 reviews)

"The one bedroom apartment was adequate, clean and daily house keeping provided. The wifi connection was intermittent so unable to video call or watch own netflix at times. Our room was located next to the laundry and we experienced more noise from this than from the airport next door. Minimal traffic ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Greens Motel
Palms Motel
4.5 out of 5
5 Paru Paru Road, Nelson
The price is NZ$210 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Anzac Park and Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre. Montgomery Square and Nelson ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (244 reviews)

"This property was excellently presented and had every amenity. The staff, especially the owner, went out of their way to be helpful and kind. Would thoroughly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2021

Palms Motel
Amber Court Motel
3 out of 5
190 Annesbrook Drive, Tahunanui, Nelson
The price is NZ$115 per night from 9 May to 10 May

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars, Natureland Zoo and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. Christ ...

4.4/5Excellent! (258 reviews)

"Handy location. Clean and tidy. Price is reasonable"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Amber Court Motel
Arrow Motel Apartments
3 out of 5
24 Golf Road, Nelson
The price is NZ$124 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nelson Fun Park, Natureland Zoo and Burrell Park. Tahunanui Beach Reserve and Nelson Golf Links ...

4.2/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Great value

"Quiet and comfortable. The swimming pool was a bit cool.."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Arrow Motel Apartments
Riverlodge Motel
3 out of 5
31 Collingwood Street, Nelson
The price is NZ$127 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre, Trafalgar Park and The Suter. Nelson Market ...

4.1/5Very Good! (56 reviews)

"The room was perfect, very quiet, clean and perfect for relaxing in. Also fast wifi which is always a great bonus."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2021

Riverlodge Motel
Cedar Grove Motor Lodge
3.5 out of 5
59 Trafalgar St, Nelson
The price is NZ$162 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is steps away from Trafalgar Park and Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre. Montgomery Square and Nelson Provincial ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)

"we have stayed here about four times now and have always enjoyed our stay, always clean, comfortable and handy to town."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Cedar Grove Motor Lodge
Apex Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
16 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson
The price is NZ$115 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Natureland Zoo and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. Nelson Provincial Museum and Nelson Market are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)

"Our room was super clean, and in a great area. The facilities in our room were a bit outdated but the service made up for this (and the owners are sooo lovely! They plan to do this room up soon). Highly recommend this place!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

Apex Motor Lodge
Milton Chalet Motel
3 out of 5
119 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson
The price is NZ$115 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

Situated in Nelson, this eco-friendly motel is within a 15-minute walk of Founders Park, The Suter and Miyazu Japanese Gardens. Queens Gardens and Nelson I-site ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Our host was very friendly, and could not do enough for us to make our stay homely, being dog friendly was the key but dog or no dog we could not fault, thanks heaps"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

Milton Chalet Motel
Arcadia Motel
3.5 out of 5
36 Golf Road, Tahunanui, Nelson, Tasman
The price is NZ$121 per night from 17 Apr. to 18 Apr.

Situated in Nelson, this golf motel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Tahunanui Beach Reserve and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Nelson Market. Trafalgar Park and Founders Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)

"Lovely helpful owners. Good size, Clean tidy rooms. We had a really lovely stay here. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2021

Arcadia Motel
Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
80 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
The price is NZ$151 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

Situated by the sea, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tahunanui Beach Reserve, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nelson Market and Christ Church Cathedral. Trafalgar ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Enjoyed the stay

"A little dated but a good night. Happy with service and surrounding area."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2020

Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge
Boutique Motel
4 out of 5
559 Main Road Stoke, Nelson
The price is NZ$120 per night from 14 Apr. to 15 Apr.

Located in Stoke, this motel is steps away from Greenmeadows Park and Marsden Recreation Ground. Isel Park and McCashin's Brewery are also within 15 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)

"Great location right across the road from two supermarkets, several restaurants, takeaways and bars. Two petrol stations and two liquor stores in close proximity. Friendly and efficient staff, free parking on site with more free parking on the street if needed. Quiet side street off the main drag. ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2021

Boutique Motel
Castles Motel
4 out of 5
44 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
The price is NZ$109 per night from 13 Apr. to 14 Apr.

Situated in Nelson, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Natureland Zoo, Burrell Park, and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. Nelson Fun Park and Paddy's Knob ...

4.1/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Our unit,#15, was good.Had a lounge, seperate kitchen, seperate bathroom and a bedroom. A very cosy unit."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

Castles Motel
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The Hotel Nelson

The Hotel Nelson

4 out of 5
40 Waimea Road, Nelson
The price is NZ$90 per night from 2 May to 3 May
4.4/5Wonderful! (608 reviews)

"Nice and tidy"…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

The Hotel Nelson
Quest Nelson

Quest Nelson

3.5 out of 5
108-110 Collingwood Street, Nelson
The price is NZ$126 per night from 25 Apr. to 26 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (273 reviews)

"The Quest is well located with cafes and restaurants in easy walking distance. Quiet at night."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2021

Quest Nelson
Trailways Hotel Nelson

Trailways Hotel Nelson

4.5 out of 5
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
The price is NZ$104 per night from 3 May to 4 May
4.5/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"Great location. Close to super market and a short walk to the bars and cafe'"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2021

Trailways Hotel Nelson
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Nelson?
If you’re having difficulty finding a motel in Nelson, consider some of the motels we suggest around the area or let us help you find a similar property from more than 241 hotels and other lodging options. Simply filter using our search tools by nightly room rate or cost-saving amenities such as free breakfast and free airport transport.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the car park. In the US, motels boomed after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Nelson?
The Beachcomber Hotel: Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking. The Sails Nelson: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as a kitchen. Saxton Lodge: Enjoy access to the business centre, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking. Courtesy Court Motel: An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as a kitchen. Chelsea Park Motor Lodge: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, along with in-room amenities such as a kitchenette.
How many motels should I expect to find in Nelson?
You can select from 25 low-cost motels in Nelson.
What can I do in Nelson?
While you’re sightseeing around the area, enjoy its popular beaches and top-notch restaurants. Those who’ve visited Nelson like its shops, cathedral and cafes. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Queens Gardens and Miyazu Gardens. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Nelson Fun Park, Natureland Zoo and Pic’s Peanut Butter World. During your trip, here are some other places to visit: Nelson Market, Trafalgar Park and Christ Church Cathedral.
What's the weather like in Nelson?
Weather can make or break a road trip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Nelson to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 9°C. Average annual precipitation for Nelson is 1062 inches.
What are my options for getting around Nelson while staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Nelson to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Nelson (NSN), which is located 3.6 mi (5.9 km) away from the city centre. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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