Hotel Auto Lodge Motor Inn

393 Devon Street East New Plymouth4312New Zealand
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About Hotel Auto Lodge Motor Inn

Located in the quiet suburb of Strandon, Hotel Auto Lodge Motor Inn features motel units and traditional hotel-style rooms, as well as a four-bedroom villa. The property is a five-minute walk from the beach and the Coastal Walkway.

All accommodations include a refrigerator, hot beverage facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded features found in select rooms include balconies, kitchenettes, and spa baths. One and two-bedroom motel units offer a full kitchen.

Guests can enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or relax in the outdoor hot tub. A billiards table and TV room can also be found on site, along with a business centre and conference rooms. Laundry facilities and off-street parking are available.

The on-site Juliana’s Restaurant and Bar offers breakfast each morning and à la carte daytime or dinner menus. Additionally, room service can be arranged.

Hotel Auto Lodge Motor Inn is under a ten-minute drive from the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and Pukepura Park, the latter being home to a zoo, stadium, race course, and more.


393 Devon Street East , New Plymouth, 4312, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 67599918 | Fax: +63 67587340 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Calm and convenient location

Situated in the suburbs, guests are pleased by the motor inn’s location, pointing out that it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and fairly quiet. Despite being away from the action, guests mention that it’s still conveniently placed for sightseers, while the beach and coastal walk are just a short distance away. Additionally, business travellers happily report this property is close to the CBD.

Pool and hot tub

The motor inn features an undercover swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, two features that prove very popular with travellers. Guests love being able to relax in the tub or take a refreshing dip in the pool, which only seems to enhance their experiences when staying here.

Restaurant receives praise

The on-site restaurant/bar is a hit with guests. Reviews praise the restaurant for its tasty food, with guests complimenting the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Furthermore, the service provided is said to be spot on too.

Negative Reviews

Some outdated accommodations

Reviews reveal that there is a definite gap in the quality of accommodations on offer. Whilst some hotel rooms and motel units are said to be modern and well equipped, others are reported to be outdated and unsatisfactory. Common complaints with these outdated rooms include dilapidated blinds, peeling wallpaper, worn and uncomfortable beds, and damaged furnishings. Guests often say they would like to see an update performed on these select units.

No air conditioning

According to reviews, rooms at the motor inn are not equipped with air conditioning, a missing piece that leads to much criticism. Guests explain that, without AC, rooms can be overly hot and stuffy. The table fans provided are described as an insufficient means of cooling when the mercury rises.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 693 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 693 reviews