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Trafalgar Lodge
Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.9

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Gladstone Motel Nelson
Gladstone Motel Nelson
8.8 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Richmond Show on map

ExcellentBased on 163 reviews
8.8

Gladstone Motel Richmond is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this modern motel has to offer include a playground, laundry facilities and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Amber Court Motel
Amber Court Motel
8.6 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 363 reviews
8.6

Amber Court Motel Nelson is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It also offers a swimming pool, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi.

Bay Crest Motor Lodge
Bay Crest Motor Lodge

4.3 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Bay Crest Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, highchairs and a beauty centre.

Quest Nelson
Quest Nelson
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,391 reviews
8.6

Quest Nelson is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 292 reviews
8.9

Situated in Nelson, Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is within walking distance of the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Courtesy Court Motel
Courtesy Court Motel
8.6 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 271 reviews
8.6

Boasting an outdoor pool, Courtesy Court Motel Nelson is located in Nelson and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 342 reviews
8.4

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 473 reviews
9.5

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Castles Motel
Castles Motel
8.3 Excellent

3.3 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 451 reviews
8.3

Castles Motel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features a lake, bicycle rental and luggage storage.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Nelson:$131/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$24/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$95 - $265
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$24 - $126
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Amber Court Motel
Amber Court Motel
8.6 Excellent

4.0 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Amber Court Motel Nelson is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It also offers a swimming pool, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi.

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Palazzo Motor Lodge
Palazzo Motor Lodge
9.5 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Located in Nelson, Palazzo Motor Lodge offers stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Christ Church Cathedral. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

3
The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
6.9 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

5
Trafalgar Lodge
Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

6
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
8.0 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.

7
Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
6.9 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

$18
Avg. per night
Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$21
Avg. per night
Tasman Bay Backpackers
Tasman Bay Backpackers
8.9 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Situated a brief drive from The Grampians, Tasman Bay Backpackers provides charming accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

$22
Avg. per night
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
8.0 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

The Palace Backpackers is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It is close to the Nelson Provincial Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.

$32
Avg. per night
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.5 Excellent

11.7 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$66
Avg. per night
Bridge Backpackers
Bridge Backpackers
8.4 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Bridge Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers luggage storage and laundry facilities, and is a brief stroll from the Nelson Provincial Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.

$73
Avg. per night
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park And Motel
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park And Motel
8.1 Excellent

3.7 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features laundry facilities and luggage storage.

$76
Avg. per night
Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park provides comfortable 4.5-star accommodation in Nelson. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

$77
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Nelson

2 stars or below

$18 - $118

Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park

No. 1 most popular

$77
Avg. per night
Tasman Bay Backpackers

No. 2 most popular

$22
Avg. per night
Paradiso Backpackers

Best value

$18
Avg. per night
3 stars

$66 - $157

Mid City Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

$87
Avg. per night
The Beachcomber Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$105
Avg. per night
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Best value

$66
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$21 - $183

The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection

No. 1 most popular

$89
Avg. per night
The Sails Nelson

No. 2 most popular

The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent
$183
Avg. per night
Yha Nelson By Accents

Best value

$21
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Nelson

About Nelson

Renowned for its arts and crafts scene, Nelson is the second-oldest city in New Zealand and boasts a picturesque setting on Tasman Bay. It claims to be within one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions and lies on the doorstep of sweeping vineyards and spectacular national parks.

Things to do

Nelson has long lured creative people, with more than 350 artists and craftspeople living in the city. There are plenty of working studios and art galleries to peruse featuring traditional, contemporary and Maori work, so you can find a unique piece to take home with you.

Stemming from the annual Wearable Art Awards in Nelson, Nelson now has its own World of Wearable Art Museum. Get up close to these unique international fashion designs that look well and truly outside of the box, as well as a collection of classic cars.

Nelson serves as the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, a large wilderness reserve that is home to little blue penguins, seal colonies and bottlenose dolphins. Follow the Abel Tasman Coast Track along its white sandy beaches and coastal ridges or slowly paddle across its clear blue waters on a kayaking adventure.

Want to experience the historic side of Nelson? Then make a stop at Founders Heritage Park, which brings together a collection of historic buildings housing artisan foods, locally made artworks and an award-winning brewery. A short heritage railway offers train rides around the park, with its quaint streets interspersed with village greens and landscaped gardens.

Getting around

Nelson Airport is located around 15 minutes’ drive south-west of the city and has flight connections across New Zealand. Buses connect Nelson with destinations across the South Island, while the city centre is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Nelson travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Nelson?

    Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park (8.6/10 from 132 reviews), Yha Nelson By Accents (8.4/10 from 342 reviews), and The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection (8.6/10 from 680 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Nelson.

  • How much is a hotel in Nelson tonight?

    A hotel in Nelson tonight can start as low as $195 for the night, with an average cost of $195, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours.