Get an overview of this hotelMotel with free self parking, near the slopes


Located near the slopes, this Hanmer Springs motel is in the mountains, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hanmer Springs Ski Area and Hanmer Forest Park. Waiau Ferry Bridge is 5.6 mi (9 km) away.

Property Features

Hit the slopes and relax with The St James's amenities, including ski storage, complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, and free self parking.

Room Amenities

All 16 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and pillowtop beds. Guests will find kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. A business center is on site at this 5-star property. This ski motel also offers ski storage and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The St James is a smoke-free property.

  • Business center 
  • Ski storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 16 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Room service 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hot springs nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 5 stars and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

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