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City Centre Motel
3.5 out of 5
95 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$112 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.
1.81 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (261 reviews)

"Great spot handy to town centre, shops and RSL Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

City Centre Motel
Park Drive Motel
3.5 out of 5
161 Smith St, Kempsey, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
1.18 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"I chose to stay because I could take my dog. It is an older style property however clean and well presented with lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

Park Drive Motel
Moon River Motor Inn
3 out of 5
159 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
1.26 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (311 reviews)

"Stayed one night water front...good value...beautiful morning...great place!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2020

Moon River Motor Inn

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Colonial Court Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
155 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
1.36 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"Was easy to find on arrival.was close to a variety of food outlets"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2020

Colonial Court Motor Inn
BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
161 Phillip Drive, South West Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$116 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.
27.9 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (72 reviews)

"Great park for the kids. Would definitely recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2020

BIG4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park
Salt at South West Rocks
3.5 out of 5
73 Marlin Dr, South West Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$325 per night from 4 Nov. to 5 Nov.
24.49 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)

"Was beautiful! Very clean and comfortable Worth the money but wish we got to stay longer!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Salt at South West Rocks
Rockpool Motor Inn
4 out of 5
45 McIntyre Street, South West Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$166 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
26.83 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (363 reviews)

"Nice staff. Clean room with great beds, quiet and walk to town centre. Was our second stay here and would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Rockpool Motor Inn
Crescent Head Resort & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
30 – 34 Pacific Street, Crescent Head, NSW
The price is AU$115 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.
18.49 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (184 reviews)

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Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Crescent Head Resort & Conference Centre
Seabreeze Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Livingstone St &, Prince of Wales Ave, South West Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$130 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.
26.8 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (488 reviews)

"Great location Good clean room Could do with a Fitout but clean and tidy"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

Seabreeze Beach Hotel
Fairway Lodge Motel
2.5 out of 5
385 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$89 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.
5.53 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (75 reviews)

"Late check in was great. Easy access.Clean and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Fairway Lodge Motel
Kempsey Powerhouse Motel
3.5 out of 5
465 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, NSW
The price is AU$96 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
6.26 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (293 reviews)

"The friendliness of the staff, the atmosphere of yhe rrsturant"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Kempsey Powerhouse Motel
Costa Rica Motel
3.5 out of 5
134 Gregory Street, South West Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$124 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
25.76 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (127 reviews)

"Walking distance to everything we needed. A restuarant on the pemises so we could get a meal & have it in our room. The room was like home away from home, everything was in there ie iron, microwave etc"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Costa Rica Motel
Grassy Head Holiday Park
2.5 out of 5
Reserve Rd, Grassy Head, NSW
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32.81 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)

"Beautiful place. Lovely gardens. Would stay there again. In my top 3 NSW locations"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2019

Grassy Head Holiday Park
The Med Motel
3.5 out of 5
35 Pacific Street, Crescent Head, NSW
The price is AU$187 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.
18.51 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (89 reviews)

"The exterior of the property and location are beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

The Med Motel
Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks
2.5 out of 5
Gordon Young Drive, South West Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 5 Nov. to 6 Nov.
25.9 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (126 reviews)

"The property was peaceful and had lovely views of the river. The ladies at reception were super friendly, specifically Wendy. I will definitely be returning!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks
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Visiting Kempsey

Visitors to Kempsey are sure to enjoy the riverfront and restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its coffeehouses.

  • There are 4 hotels and other accommodations in Kempsey
  • The closest major airport is in Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) 41.3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) 85.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kempsey

Places to visit in the larger region include Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park, Kempsey Museum, and Kempsey Golf Club. Additionally, you'll find Slim Dusty Heritage Centre and Crescent Head Country Club in the area.

Here's a top accommodation based on our user reviews:

  • Park Drive Motel - This 3.5-star motel features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and helpful staff.

Getting Around Kempsey

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Kempsey Station. Kempsey might not have as many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Kempsey

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 81°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 77°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • July through September averages 73°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Kempsey is 58.19 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 80°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 46°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kempsey?
Park Drive Motel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend City Centre Motel and Colonial Court Motor Inn as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kempsey, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Kempsey.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Kempsey?
Moon River Motor Inn is a popular 3-star property featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Park Drive Motel and Colonial Court Motor Inn.

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