A room with a mountain view at Hurley's of Queenstown
Places to stay

Motels and motor lodges in Queenstown

Guide by Olivia McDonald

Last Updated 3 April 2024

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If you’re looking for accommodation with parking and a bit more space than a hotel room, a motel or motor lodge could be for you.

Motels (also referred to as motor lodges) provide relatively affordable accommodation with free parking, usually a short drive from central Queenstown. They are great options if you’re travelling by car or looking for accommodation for a small family at a decent price. Here are some of our favourite motels in Queenstown.

Lomond Lodge Motel and Apartments

Motel in Queenstown

The exterior of Lomond Lodge Motel and Apartments in Queenstown
Excellent based on 133 reviews

Located in the Queenstown city centre, this motel is modern and convenient - only a few minutes walk from both Lake Wakatipu and the Queenstown gondola. It offers gorgeous, scenic views of both the lake and the Remarkables mountain range.

There are several different types of rooms available, varying in size and set up, and guests have access to the laundry facilities, free parking, and the shuttle to the airport (only fifteen minutes away).

Alexis Motel & Apartments

Motel in Frankton

A room with a lake view at the Alexis Motel in Queenstown.
Excellent based on 203 reviews

Alexis Motel and Apartments offers guests a range of room sizes - and some even have views of Lake Wakatipu. They also all have either their own kitchen or kitchenette, and there’s WiFi throughout the property. With free parking, laundry facilities, and a tea/coffee maker in every room, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Conveniently located, the motel is only a ten-minute walk from the Queenstown city centre and 250 meters from Lake Wakatipu, and if you’d like to enjoy the view of the lake, you can sit outside on the shared patio.

Bella Vista Queenstown

Motel in Queenstown

The outside of the Bella Vista Queenstown
Excellent based on 196 reviews

Enjoy the ultimate convenience when you stay at Bella Vista Queenstown, as it’s only a short distance from the Queenstown city center as well as some of the area’s most popular attractions. Guests can choose from a selection of different types of rooms, namely apartments, and studios, some of which have fully equipped kitchens.

The motel has Wi-Fi and guest can enjoy gorgeous views of the mountains from most of the rooms. The reception operates 24 hours a day, and they can book activities for guests on request.

Blue Peaks Lodge

Motor Lodge in Queenstown

The exterior of Blue Peaks Lodge in Queenstown.
Excellent based on 313 reviews

Centrally located, Blue Peaks Lodge is three minutes’ walk from Queenstown Gardens, fifteen minutes’ drive from the Queenstown Airport, and only ten minutes’ drive from the Onsen Hot Pools.

The lodge offers modern facilities – including ironing and laundry facilities, a kitchenette in each room, a seating area in each room, and a luggage storage area. The rooms are also heated, they have satellite televisions and an en-suite bathroom.

If you’re interested in doing some fun activities during your time in Queenstown, the reception can make reservations for you.

Earnslaw Lodge

Motel in Frankton

The outside of Earnslaw Lodge
Excellent based on 181 reviews

Offering a choice between studio rooms and apartments, Earnslaw Lodge is conveniently located only twelve minutes walk from central Queenstown. The lodge offers guests free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and free parking, and some of the rooms even have a beautiful view of the lake.

Earnslaw Lodge offers a basic concierge service – that is, they’ll recommend tours and activities to do in the area, and they’ll even book them for you, if necessary. If you’d like to have a quick bite before you hit the road in the morning, you have the option of enjoying a continental breakfast.

Hurley’s Queenstown

Motel in Queenstown

A room with a mountain view at Hurley's of Queenstown
Excellent based on 217 reviews

At Hurley’s Queenstown, you can enjoy top-quality treatment as well as access to the motel’s one-site sauna and fitness centre. There’s also storage available, ideal for people with skiing equipment, and guests can choose between different-sized studios and apartments, depending on their needs.

Hurley’s is conveniently located, no more than a five-minute walk away from the Queenstown city centre.

Four Seasons Motel

Motel in Queenstown

Outside of the small season motel and small pool in Queenstown.
Excellent based on 89 reviews

If you’re looking for reliable accommodation in central Queenstown, the Four Seasons Motel in Queenstown is a great option. The windows in the bedrooms are double-glazed, so it’s nice and warm during chilly winters. And, during the summertime, you can enjoy the sun beside the motel’s small swimming pool.

The Four Seasons offers a variety of choices when it comes to room size and type, so you’re bound to find the perfect spot, whether you’re traveling on your own, with your partner, or with your whole family. The motel is only three minutes away from the city center, making its location super convenient, and they offer free off-street parking.