The Dawson

16 Dawson StreetNew Plymouth4310New Zealand
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About The Dawson

The Dawson is a two-storey motel in the heart of New Plymouth city centre is just a block away from the ocean and the Taranaki Coastal Walkway. Complimentary bike hire allows guests to make the most of the superb location.

Streamlined guest rooms with sleek decor and air conditioning feature LCD satellite TVs and DVD players, as well as device docks and work desks. Kitchenettes with toasters, microwaves, and hot drink facilities feature too. Some quarters boast spa baths and/or ocean views. One- and two-bedroom suites with separate lounges are also available.

Guests can take advantage of site-wide Wi-Fi and off-street parking during their stay, both of which are free. Laundry facilities are on hand as well.

A cooked or continental breakfast served in-room is available at an extra cost. The motel can also arrange takeaway deliveries.

The Dawson is just over five minutes' walk from the iconic Wind Wand kinetic sculpture. The landmark Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is three miles away.


16 Dawson Street, New Plymouth, 4310, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(6)7581177 | Fax: +64(6)7581172 | 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

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location really couldn't be more handy

The vast majority of guests who stay at this motel love its location. Being able to walk to the city centre's bars and restaurants with such ease is considered a big plus. Having the ocean, and the award-winning Taranaki Coastal Walkway, just a block or so away pleases many visitors too.

Truly outstanding customer service

The welcome and overall standard of service provided here is, reviewers report, second to none. According to reviews, the energetic and industrious staff who run this place make everything from checking-in to ordering breakfast an absolute breeze. Many guests also note that the owners often go well out of their way to help ensure visitors enjoy their time here. including giving excellent local tips and recommendations.

Accommodations are simply superb

Visitors are so impressed with the guest rooms here they often compare them to four-star hotels in their reviews. Wowed travellers identify the spacious layout and pristine levels of cleanliness as high points, with the modern decor and snazzy furniture and fittings earning much praise as well. The comfy beds and super-efficient air conditioning units also win lots of plaudits. Even the bathrooms, with their glass-walled, high-pressure showers, get rave reviews.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 185 reviews across the web
9.1 /10
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    8.2 /10
9.1 out of 10 based on 185 reviews