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Fitzherbert Castle Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 969 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
8.3 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 752 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
8.8 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 160 reviews
8.8

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
9.0 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 422 reviews
9.0

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
8.4 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 122 reviews
8.4

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
9.1 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 155 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
9.0 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 355 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
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 487 reviews
8.5

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

Aztec Motel
8.8 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 579 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
8.5 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

ExcellentBased on 230 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.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Palmerston North:$118/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$80/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$100 - $159
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$106 - $127
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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
8.2 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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
8.3 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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.

3
Carramar Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent

2.2 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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
7.9 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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.

$86
Avg. per night
Penny's Accommodation
8.4 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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

$100
Avg. per night
Post Office Hotel
8.4 Excellent

5.2 km from city centre, Foxton Beach Show on map

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

$100
Avg. per night
The Empire

0.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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
Avg. per night
Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre
7.7 Good

1.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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.

$107
Avg. per night
Awatea Park Motel
7.8 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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.

$117
Avg. per night
Fitzherbert Castle Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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
Avg. per night
Alpha Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Palmerston North Show on map

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.

$118
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Palmerston North

3 stars

$86 - $145

No. 1 most popular

Ambassador Motel
8.3 Excellent
$139
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Alpha Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent
$118
Avg. per night

Best value

$86
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$121 - $174

$145
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$166
Avg. per night

Best value

$121
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?

    Central Square Hotel is a very popular hotel in Palmerston North, with a score of 7.9 from 855 reviews. Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre (8.2 from 533 reviews) and Cornwall Motor Lodge (9.1 from 848 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 Central Square Hotel recommend it as a good place to stay near The Square, scoring 7.9/10 from 855 ratings.

  • How much do hotels in Palmerston North cost?

    Palmerston North hotels have an average price of $155/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is $180/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Palmerston North then the average price is around $199/night.

  • 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 $98/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.