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Airport Motor Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: Clean & tidy decor, convenient walking distance to airport and eateries, hush glass - didn’t notice planes or traffic. Cons: No kitchenette - fridge & kettle only, king size bed comfy but had MAJOR partner disturbance issues, noisy people catching flights all hours, soap dispensers were pathetic.

We were visiting Wellington from the US and needed a place that was close to the airport for our 6 am International flight out. The motor lodge is two miles from the terminal. It is simple, affordable clean and quiet. I thought that maybe being that close you would have a lot of jet noise, but that was not the case. We used Uber to get into town for dinner. It was only a 15 minute ride. The front dest was very pleasant. The rooms had a tv...snacks, water for a fee.

We found our flight to Golden Bay cancelled due to weather. The staff at the hotel helped us with this excellent accommodation. Despite being right next to the runway, we had everything we needed in the room and slept well through a gale. The bed, linens and washroom very clean. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Stayed here 2 nights, very close to the airport and a fabulous Greek restaurant very close, just what you need on a night when it's pouring with rain. The food was to die for, yummy, especially the feta cheese dish. On my 2nd night, no rain I walked to Miramar, 3 different places to eat...... I was most impressed by the food & service at Park cafe, thank you. I stayed in a room on the road side, yes I did hear the traffic but it was low volume and no constant. Recommend this motel.

This hotel is obviously designed as a stop of point for people traveling through Wellington airport and, as such, is perfect for this. The staff are friendly and helpful, our room was a good size with a large bathroom and a comfortable bed. There are tea and coffee facilities and a fridge. We were concerned when we were told the shuttle was not available to take us to the airport for our very early flight but when it was pointed out what a short walk it was this was no longer a problem. If needed they would have organized a taxi. There are also food places near by including one of the best greek restaurants I have been to since Greece.

After an early arrival time into Wellington we were promptly collected by the curtesy bus and shown to our room. The room was neat, clean and well maintained. Minibar was fully stocked and reasonably priced. Even though you could see the airport from the window, there was no traffic noise or plane noise. Beds were comfortable and nice linens. Extremely convenient location, walking distance from airport and Burger King. Reception staff were lovely. Highly recommend. Would definitely stay again.

We stayed in October 2017. On arrival after a very friendly welcome we were advised we had been upgraded. Great one nights stay and regretted that we hadn't taken advantage of the ability to leave our car here during our travels. Coming back. /Thanks Annette S

We booked months in advance although confirmed booking and arrival time close to staying. Instructions for calling for mini van were out of date and when a direct call was made it went to message.My friend has very limited mobility and walks with pain but had to walk in dark with bags although it is not very far from airport. Rooms basic and clean with fridge, TV Wi-Fi. My friend’s room was comfortable but at 2am I woke to find that large amounts of water had, and were,coming out of the airconditioner onto my head and pillows. Without aircon the room quickly became stuffy.Unsatisfactory response from management on both issues. No issues with getting a lift to the airport in the morning and breakfast served on time in rooms. However not good value the night we stayed.

The motor lodge was excellent!! Modern and super clean. The rooms were spacious and had enough room for us to fit portacots in for our twins. We had rooms with adjoining doors so we could move freely. Restaurants across the road Chinese, Greek and Burger King were a total bonus!! Airport just 650m away and we did this walk in the drizzling rain with 4 kids, 2 luggage trolleys no problem. Staff were super helpful and friendly. Would def stay again!!

Being just a short quick stay before our 6am flight the next day the room was everything what we hoped for. nice and modern quiet etc. Dave and his wife on the front desk are great, very accommodating and was a lovely greeting

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Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

The Weta Cave is within 2 miles (3 km) of Airport Motor Lodge while other popular attractions such as Tarakena Bay are within 3 miles (5 km). This 18-room, 3.5-star motel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Near the airport, it's also near Wellington Zoo and Ataturk Memorial.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 18 recently renovated rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request).

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 156 reviews