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The Dawson Motel

16 Dawson Street Cbd, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
Travellers' Choice
Centrally located in New Plymouth The Dawson Motel opened in January 2011 providing affordable luxury for our guests.Whether visiting New Plymouth for business or pleasure , The Dawson Motel is the ideal destination for those seeking comfort and superior service.Guests can enjoy stylish interiors in our 23 suites with 19 studios with a number interconnecting to give greater flexibility, two one bedroom and two two bedroom suites.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Helen B wrote a review Feb. 15
Tauranga, New Zealand32 contributions10 helpful votes
The Dawson Motel is in a great location close to the City Centre. The rooms are modern, clean and tidy. There is plenty of parking and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Warren Climo, Owner at The Dawson Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in New Plymouth
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Shane B wrote a review Feb. 2
Te Awamutu, New Zealand668 contributions159 helpful votes
We go to New Plymouth every 4 years or so and our last 3 visits we have stayed at the Dawson and wouldn't consider anywhere else why. It is centrally located easy walk to bars, restaurants, seaside, shopping, attractions. Clean we have stayed in many motels and my wife is always impressed with the cleaning and the staff who do it. Courtesy bikes with a great ride along the waterfront. Always friendly helpful service. We look forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Warren Climo, Owner at The Dawson Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to get about the attractions here in New Plymouth. We hope to see you again soon.
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DocJazzandProfGazz wrote a review Nov. 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand51 contributions29 helpful votes
Central - easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, Govett-Brewster Gallery. One block back from the waterfront. Quiet location. Breakfast available but we didn’t try it, menu looked good and reasonably priced. Great that there were no strong smells from cleaning/deodorizing products that are overpowering in some commercial accommodation. Just smelled clean and fresh.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Hulij wrote a review Oct. 2020
New Zealand51 contributions22 helpful votes
Really close to city centre, short walk to coastal walkway. Exceptionally clean rooms, very comfortable. Hosts very nice and knowledgeable. Great to have bikes available to use. Definately stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Warren Climo, Owner at The Dawson Motel
Responded Oct. 11, 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in New Plymouth.
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hurstfamily2016 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Mid Canterbury5 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are looking for a great location close to the Main Street and handy to many attractions with hosts that go out of their way to ensure your stay is perfect, then look no further. The Dawson Motels are spotless. Our room was spacious and included a spa to relax in after a busy day. Bikes are available to use so we biked to the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge along the seaside track which runs close to the motels. We can thoroughly recommend. Thank you Warren and Carol
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Warren Climo, Owner at The Dawson Motel
Responded Aug. 3, 2020
Thank you for choosing us for your stay in New Plymouth. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you got to see what the region has to offer our visitors.
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US$93 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dawson Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Dawson Motel?
Nearby attractions include New Plymouth Coastal Walkway (0.3 km), Puke Ariki (0.4 km), and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dawson Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Dawson Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dawson Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dawson Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dawson Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Restaurant, Koi Spice Craft & Whisky, and Monica's Eatery.
Does The Dawson Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Dawson Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Dawson Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of New Plymouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dawson Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dawson Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (8.0 km).
Is The Dawson Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.