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Featured Motels in Oamaru

Oamaru Motor Lodge
4 out of 5
391 Thames Highway, Oamaru
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The price is $89 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House, and North Otago Museum. Oamaru Hospital and Woolstore Complex ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (436 reviews)

"All was good, would recommend to a friend. have stayed here multiple times and never been disappointed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Oamaru Motor Lodge
Ascot Oamaru Motel
3 out of 5
500a Thames Highway, Oamaru
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The price is $76 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Oamaru Hospital, and Woolstore Complex. Grainstore Gallery and Janet Frame ...

3.7/5Good! (204 reviews)

"The unit was spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet although a little "tired". Staff very friendly. Excellent value for money"…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Ascot Oamaru Motel
Highfield Mews Motel
4.5 out of 5
26 Exe Street, Oamaru
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The price is $99 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory and Janet Frame House. Oamaru Gardens and Oamaru Harbour are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Modern motel. Very clean. Excellent bathroom and kitchenette. Shower over bath. Two dining chairs would be better than one. A pair of comfortable lounging chairs great. Some noise from unit above us on second night. TV and internet conncection good. Helpful office sorting out our conncection with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Highfield Mews Motel
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Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
4 out of 5
206 Thames Street, Oamaru
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The price is $84 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oamaru Gardens and Oamaru Harbour. Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and Bushy ...

4.3/5Excellent! (313 reviews)

"Very accessible to a variety of food outlets. Also very easy to drive in and out of the complex. Plenty of car parking space"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
Alpine Motel
2.5 out of 5
285 Thames Street, Oamaru
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The price is $74 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum, and Oamaru Hospital. Forrester Gallery ...

4/5Very Good! (119 reviews)

"Friendly. Great location. Reasonable. Excellent value."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Alpine Motel
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
4 out of 5
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru
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The price is $91 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House, and North Otago Museum. Oamaru Hospital and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (206 reviews)

"Bed was really comfortable, room was a good size and the shower was great. Parking was a bit hard to get out of due to a fountain in the middle so need to be a confident driver to get pass other cars and not hit that (from our room)."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Northstar Motel
4.5 out of 5
495A Thames Highway, Oamaru
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The price is $73 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House, and Oamaru Hospital. Woolstore Complex and Grainstore Gallery ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (324 reviews)

"Very spacious room, great shower, sky. A very quiet unit"…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Northstar Motel
289 Midway Motel
3 out of 5
289 Thames Street, Oamaru
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The price is $73 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum, and Forrester Gallery. Janet Frame House and St Lukes ...

4.1/5Very Good! (156 reviews)

"Spotlessly clean room, old style but updated tastefully and has everything you need."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

289 Midway Motel
ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge
4 out of 5
296 Thames Hwy, Oamaru
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The price is $91 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum, and Forrester Gallery. Janet Frame House and St Lukes ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (173 reviews)

"I like the end unit where we were and the easy parking space."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge
Colonial Lodge Motel
3.5 out of 5
509 Thames Highway, Oamaru
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The price is $70 per night from May 14 to May 15

Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Whitestone Cheese Factory, Janet Frame House, and Woolstore Complex. Grainstore Gallery and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (179 reviews)

"our family room was right on the roadside, quite noisy"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Colonial Lodge Motel
AAA Thames Court Motel
3 out of 5
252 Thames Street, Oamaru
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The price is $86 per night from May 7 to May 8

Located in the heart of Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whitestone Cheese Factory, North Otago Museum, and Oamaru Hospital. Janet Frame House ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)

"Pleasant, will use again. Close to town. Knowledgeable staff"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

AAA Thames Court Motel
Mariner Suites
3 out of 5
47 Tyne St, Oamaru, Otago
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Situated by the sea, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru Victorian Heritage Precinct, and Oamaru Harbour. Woolstore Complex and ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"It was well located, easy to find, great people that owned it and a great bed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Mariner Suites
Eden Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
14 Joy Street, Oamaru
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Situated in Oamaru, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Janet Frame House, Oamaru Hospital, and Oamaru Gardens. North Otago Museum and Forrester Gallery ...

3.6/5Good! (123 reviews)

"Located at the top of a hill, this would be challenging without a car. Decor was tired. Property was very quiet as it was geared towards visitors from China. Room was clean, bed comfortable, tea/ coffee-making facilities, fridge and cupboard space. ..Goodbathroom too. Howeverde"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Eden Gardens Motel
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Oamaru Motor Lodge

Oamaru Motor Lodge

4 out of 5
391 Thames Highway, Oamaru
The price is $89 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.8/5Exceptional! (436 reviews)

"All was good, would recommend to a friend. have stayed here multiple times and never been disappointed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Oamaru Motor Lodge
Ascot Oamaru Motel

Ascot Oamaru Motel

3 out of 5
500a Thames Highway, Oamaru
The price is $76 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
3.7/5Good! (204 reviews)

"The unit was spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet although a little "tired". Staff very friendly. Excellent value for money"…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Ascot Oamaru Motel
Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Brydone Hotel Oamaru

3.5 out of 5
115 Thames Street, Oamaru
The price is $84 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
4.1/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"The receptionist was very helpful and friendly, the room was clean and tidy and good location."…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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Oamaru Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 12 low-cost motels in Oamaru among the more than 38 hotels and other lodging choices. These budget accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Fun fact: Introduced in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find an outdoor pool and free parking.

Below are some of Expedia customers' favorite Oamaru motels to choose from:

Ascot Oamaru Motel

  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

  • Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay.

Oamaru Motor Lodge

  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and an airport shuttle.

Highfield Mews Motel

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a kitchen.

Alpine Motel

  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Oamaru

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Oamaru Gardens
  • Oamaru Harbour
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

To learn about the area's history, take time to see:

  • St Lukes Anglican Church
  • Totara Estate

During your trip, here are some other places to visit:

  • Janet Frame House
  • Whitestone Cheese Factory
  • Grainstore Gallery

Oamaru is also known for its:

  • Museums
  • Art
  • Shark viewing
  • Dolphins
  • Whale watching
  • Historical sites
  • Wineries
  • Chocolate

Best Time to Visit Oamaru

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Oamaru by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically January and December, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 70° F and nighttime temperatures average 47° F
  • April-June: 64° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 60° F and nighttime averages are around 35° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.42 inches in a year

How to Get to Oamaru and Around the Area

Oamaru Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Oamaru (OAM) Airport 9.5 mi (15.3 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Oamaru?
If you’re having a hard time finding motels in Oamaru, expand your search to find motels in the surrounding area or let us help you find a similar property from over 54 hotels and other lodging options. Just use our search tools to filter by price per night or money-saving amenities such as free parking and free airport transportation.
What is a motel?
At most motels, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. Motels began in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler driving along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Oamaru?
Oamaru Motor Lodge: Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi, parking, and an airport shuttle. Ascot Oamaru Motel: A restaurant and a bar are available during your stay, along with room amenities like free WiFi. Highfield Mews Motel: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Bella Vista Motel Oamaru: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. Alpine Motel: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
How many motels should I expect to find in Oamaru?
Expedia has 13 inexpensive motels in Oamaru.
What things can I to do in Oamaru?
These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Oamaru Harbour, Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, and Oamaru Gardens. During your trip, here are some other places to visit: Whitestone Cheese Factory, Grainstore Gallery, and Oamaru Victorian Heritage Precinct.
What's the seasonal weather like in Oamaru?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Oamaru to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 58°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 45°F. Average annual precipitation for Oamaru is 38 inches.

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