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10 Best Hotels in Oamaru

Poshtel
3 out of 5
126 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$141 per night
2.51 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)

"Simply fantastic. Can’t think of anything there wasn’t to like about this place!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Poshtel
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
4 out of 5
346 Thames Highway, Oamaru
The price is AU$105 per night
1.96 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (178 reviews)

"The motel was very easy to find, quiet, warm and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
3.5 out of 5
115 Thames Street, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$144 per night
2.71 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (303 reviews)

"love that we had a spa bath in our room because it was my birthday"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Highfield Mews Motel
4 out of 5
26 Exe Street, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night
2.07 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (173 reviews)

"The hotel is excellent. It's very clean, all new furniture, and great location."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Highfield Mews Motel
Oamaru Motor Lodge
4 out of 5
391 Thames Highway, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$121 per night
1.95 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (409 reviews)

"Very clean and modern facilities. Staff were great."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Oamaru Motor Lodge
Alpine Motel
2.5 out of 5
285 Thames Street, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$103 per night
2.18 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (115 reviews)

"Nice and warm and the addition of double glazing makes the room quiet. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Alpine Motel
Ascot Oamaru Motel
3 out of 5
500a Thames Highway, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$116 per night
2.93 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (188 reviews)
Lovely

"Lovely place"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Ascot Oamaru Motel
Northstar Motel
4.5 out of 5
495A Thames Highway, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$148 per night
2.59 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (327 reviews)

"Enjoyed our nights stay, spacious room, comfortable bed and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Northstar Motel
Avenue Motel Oamaru
3 out of 5
473 Thames Highway, Oamaru
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$117 per night
2.41 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (39 reviews)
Quiet unit

"Quiet older unit, full kitchen and large bathroom although a very small shower."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Avenue Motel Oamaru
Empire Backpackers
1.5 out of 5
13 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago
The price is AU$65 per night
2.92 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)

"The kitchen was very clean.In particular,the hostel staff is very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

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Visiting Oamaru

History buffs enjoy visiting Oamaru though all visitors are sure to find something to appreciate. Tourists can also enjoy the city's museums, wineries, and parks.

  • There are 22 hotels and other accommodations in Oamaru
  • The closest major airport is in Oamaru (OAM) 15.3 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Oamaru

Cultural venues in the city include Janet Frame House, North Otago Museum, and Forrester Gallery. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks such as Totara Estate. The city's natural beauty is on display at Oamaru Gardens, Oamaru Harbour, and Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 22 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Oamaru. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Oamaru House Bed and Breakfast - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable rooms.
  • The Douglas - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Oamaru Motor Lodge - This 4-star motel features free WiFi, free parking, and a free airport shuttle. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, quiet rooms.

Dressing for Oamaru

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 64°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 60°F with nighttime averages of 35°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 70°F and nighttime averages of 42°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Oamaru is 1.42 inches
  • Usually January and December are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Oamaru?
Poshtel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Northstar Motel and AAA Thames Court Motel as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Oamaru, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Oamaru.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Oamaru?
Based on reviews, Bella Vista Motel Oamaru is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is Brydone Hotel Oamaru.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Oamaru?
Bella Vista Motel Oamaru is a top 4-star property on Expedia for families, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other choices to stay with the children include Oamaru Motor Lodge and Avenue Motel Oamaru. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Whitestone Cheese Factory.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Oamaru?
Harold House is a favourite 4.5-star holiday home for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and a restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Oamaru?
289 Midway Motel is a top dog-friendly property, and offers laundry facilities along with in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge and Bella Vista Motel Oamaru.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Oamaru?
Harold House is a top 4.5-star beach holiday home with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices for your beach trip include Pen-y-bryn Lodge and Oamaru Motor Lodge. Spend some quality time by the water at Bushy Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in Oamaru?
Harold House is a 4.5-star holiday home with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Pen-y-bryn Lodge and Highfield Mews Motel are two other upscale options for your holiday.
Where's the best place to stay in Oamaru to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a top 5-star lodge for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Colonial Lodge Motel and Brydone Hotel Oamaru. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Janet Frame House.

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