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Fitzherbert Castle Motel
Fitzherbert Castle Motel
8.8 Excellent
124 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 1,212 reviews
8.8

Fitzherbert Castle Motel offers a comfortable setting when in Palmerston North. It also provides a beauty centre, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North
Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North
8.3 Excellent
167 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 753 reviews
8.3

Ambassador Motel Palmerston North provides peaceful 3.5-star accommodation in Palmerston North. It also features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

A'abode Motor Lodge
A'abode Motor Lodge
8.7 Excellent
35 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 187 reviews
8.7

A'Abode Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Palmerston North. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and a sauna.

Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre
Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre
8.9 Excellent
131 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 482 reviews
8.9

Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre offers 3-star accommodation in Palmerston North. It also features laundry facilities, room service and a terrace.

Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North
Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North
8.3 Excellent
172 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 150 reviews
8.3

Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Palmerston North. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

Bks Premier Motel Palmerston North
Bks Premier Motel Palmerston North
9.1 Excellent
102 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 183 reviews
9.1

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 5-star motel makes for an ideal base in Palmerston North. It also offers a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sauna.

Alpha Motor Inn
Alpha Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent
31 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 406 reviews
9.0

Alpha Motor Inn is situated in Palmerston North and provides recently renovated rooms and free Wi-Fi. It also features a BBQ/picnic area, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Legends Motel
Legends Motel
8.4 Excellent
114 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 549 reviews
8.4

Legends Motel is located in Palmerston North and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides bicycle rental, room service and a beauty centre.

Aztec Motel
Aztec Motel
8.8 Excellent
109 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 648 reviews
8.8

Boasting an outdoor pool, Aztec Motel is located in Palmerston North and offers comfortable accommodation. It provides free Wi-Fi, a playground and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Kiwi Studios Motel
Kiwi Studios Motel
8.5 Excellent
107 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North 
ExcellentBased on 266 reviews
8.5

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 3-star motel makes for an ideal base in Palmerston North. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

Tips for booking a Palmerston North hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Palmerston North:$123/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$80/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$102 - $160
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$107 - $128
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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
8.1 Excellent
175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North 

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Palmerston North. It also offers a swimming pool, a lake and 24-hour room service.

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Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North
Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North
8.3 Excellent
167 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North 

Ambassador Motel Palmerston North provides peaceful 3.5-star accommodation in Palmerston North. It also features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

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Carramar Motor Inn
Carramar Motor Inn
8.9 Excellent
45 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2.2 km from city centre, Palmerston North 

Carramar Motor Inn is located in Palmerston North and is close to Queen Elizabeth College. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

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Broadway Motor Inn
Broadway Motor Inn
7.9 Good
207 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star motel makes for an ideal base in Palmerston North. It also offers a laundry service, room service and laundry facilities.

$87
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Penny's Accommodation
Penny's Accommodation
8.3 Excellent
186 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Penny's Accommodation is located in Palmerston North and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides laundry facilities and a garden.

$100
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Post Office Hotel
Post Office Hotel
8.2 Excellent
57 Main Street Foxton, Foxton Beach, New Zealand
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5.2 km from city centre,  

Steps from De Molen Windmill, Post Office Hotel is situated in Foxton and provides comfortable accommodation.

$100
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The Empire
The Empire
528 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Palmerston North. It also provides a tour desk, meeting rooms and a ticket service.

$105
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Awatea Park Motel
Awatea Park Motel
7.8 Good
243 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Awatea Park Motel provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Palmerston North. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

$109
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Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre
Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre
7.6 Good
262 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1.6 km from city centre,  

Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre is located in Palmerston North and is close to Massey University Palmerston North. It also offers a beauty centre, a kids club and highchairs.

$111
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Carramar Motor Inn
Carramar Motor Inn
8.9 Excellent
45 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2.2 km from city centre,  

Carramar Motor Inn is located in Palmerston North and is close to Queen Elizabeth College. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

$116
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Fitzherbert Castle Motel
Fitzherbert Castle Motel
8.8 Excellent
124 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Fitzherbert Castle Motel offers a comfortable setting when in Palmerston North. It also provides a beauty centre, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$118
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Hotel prices in Palmerston North

3 stars

$87 - $142

Alpha Motor Inn

No. 1 most popular

Alpha Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent
$126
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Ambassador Motel - Palmerston North

No. 2 most popular

$136
Avg. per night
Broadway Motor Inn

Best value

$87
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$123 - $174

Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
$157
Avg. per night
Cornwall Motor Lodge

No. 2 most popular

$167
Avg. per night
Bassingers Motor Lodge

Best value

$123
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Palmerston North

About Palmerston North

Set on the banks of the Manawatu River, Palmerston North is an urban city with a rural heart and a young, upbeat vibe thanks to Massey University. It's surrounded by the rich farmlands of New Zealand's Manawatu region, home to some of the country's best produce.

Things to do

Blending history, art and culture, the Te Manawa Museum offers a fascinating glimpse at New Zealand's rich Maori roots. Inside you'll find a treasure trove of artefacts, interactive exhibits and a kid-friendly play area.

New Zealand boasts one of the best rugby teams on the planet. There's no better place to discover the history of the famous All Blacks than at the New Zealand Rugby Museum. It's packed full of memorabilia, from vintage jerseys to the official whistle used to start every Rugby World Cup.

Palmerston North is a great base for exploring the Manawatu region. The 10-kilometre-long Manawatu Gorge Track is a scenic place to stretch your legs, winding past panoramic lookouts and hidden swimming spots. The Rangitikei River is another hub for outdoor activities, with opportunities to go kayaking, white-water rafting and bungy jumping.

Palmerston North is anchored by The Square, a spacious public plaza that features tree-shaded benches, manicured lawns, a giant chess board and Maori carvings. On weekends The Square hosts events, such as the Food Truck Feast and the Village Night Market.

Getting around

Thanks to its flat landscape, bicycles are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around Palmerston North. Rental cars and a well-serviced bus system make it easy to explore the Manawatu region. Palmerston North Airport is a 10-minute drive out of town.

Palmerston North travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Palmerston North?

    Quality Suites Central Square is a very popular hotel in Palmerston North, with a score of 7.9 from 1,061 reviews. Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre (8.1 from 613 reviews) and Cornwall Motor Lodge (9.1 from 1,005 reviews) are also highly rated Palmerston North hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near The Square?

    Reviews of Quality Suites Central Square recommend it as a good place to stay near The Square, scoring 7.9/10 from 1,061 ratings.

  • How much do hotels in Palmerston North cost?

    Hotels in Palmerston North cost an average of $157/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Palmerston North?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Palmerston North hotels have prices starting from as low as $55/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.