Auto Lodge Motor Inn
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Auto Lodge Motor Inn

393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312 New Zealand
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View of Tasman Sea at sunset from Penthouse
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#5 of 29 hotels in New Plymouth
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Auto Lodge, your New Plymouth “home away from home.” Auto Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Nearby landmarks such as Wind Wand and Govett-Brewster Len Lye Centre, St Mary Pro Cathedral make Auto Lodge a great place to stay when visiting New Plymouth. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Try Julianas Restaurant for great breakfasts and a la carte dinner - open 7 days Guests have access to room service, baggage storage, and currency exchange while staying at Auto Lodge. In addition, Auto Lodge offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your New Plymouth trip comfortable. We offer free parking & WIFI to all guests. The New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, Pukekura Park, and Te Henui Cemetery are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. Auto Lodge Motor best of New Plymouth at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Dixon62 wrote a review Jul 2021
Timaru, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was excellent and easy walk to get into town and 5 min access to the boardwalk which is an excellent feature of New Plymouth. Rooms were a bit outdated, but they are in the throws of updating them. The room was clean and tidy and the bed comfortable. The staff were friendly and obliging and willing to sort any problems in a great way. We had an evening meal in the restaurant which was excellent and a reasonable price. Breakfast was very good, and the light breakfast for $10 was excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 19 Jul 2021
Thank your for your comments on our great location, friendly staff and our special breakfasts, we look forward to seeing you again
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Ian I wrote a review Jun 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
In April we stayed at the Auto Lodge Motor Inn for two nights. My partner has limited mobility and the team at the Inn did everything they could to make it easy for us - a great ground level room with parking right outside and a short walk under cover to reception and the restaurant. We ate at the restaurant both nights as the food was superb, the service great, and we were kept a table by the window. Because we had been traveling a lot, it was a nice relaxing way to end the day rather then going 'out on the town. The reception staff were really helpful. Not only was it great but the room cost was very reasonable - in fact the lowest cost room we stayed in anywhere on our North Island round trip.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 21 Jun 2021
We appreciate your comments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Sammy Punsuksombat wrote a review Apr 2021
Devonport, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to New Plymouth in January and decided to book the family room at the Auto Lodge Motor Inn, that was the right decision. It made the whole 3 nights stay there so pleasant, the room is spacious with more than adequate power sockets to charge our phone devices which can be lacking in many hotels.

Parking was a breeze, strong wifi connection in the room and the staff were friendly and polite whilst dealing with many guests and queries. The information sheet given at the reception found to be quite useful. Our 4 years old daughter enjoyed her swimming at the pool, she could still remember the room number (no. 61) which she kept talking about it a month later after we returned to Auckland, she surely did have a great time over there.

Definitely come back again, we didn't have enough time to dine at the restaurant but the menu seems to have plenty choices to choose, so maybe we can put in our must do list in the next visit. Thanks for accommodating the nice stay and great hospitality during the time of our stay!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 4 May 2021
Hi, thank you for your great comments on our facilities, we look forward to seeing you again in New Plymouth
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Rob S wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I took my wife to New Plymouth for her birthday and after looking at all the accommodation options listed, the Auto Lodge Motor Inn ticked all boxes. It, however, exceeded all our expectations and can easily compare with a four-star hotel. We were not in want of anything, and the staff recognised us in the mornings, greeting us as if we were family and not first-time visitors. We had all the amenities in the room which was exceptionally clean and will cater just as easy for the business traveller as well; a fine cuisine dining experience a t the hotel's restaurant, the famous Juliana's with cocktails at the bar and a game of pool to end the evening. It was within easy walking distance to the city centre. As global travellers, this is definitely one of our favourites and if you ever want to visit New Plymouth, save yourself some time and look no further!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 21 Jun 2021
Thank you for the great feedback on our friendly professional staff, room facilities and Julianas food and drinks, we look forward to seeing you again
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GerryNZ wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The booking experience by phone was great. Understanding staff with abundant patience and good suggestions. Our room was at the back of the hotel on Gill Street and was very quiet with a balcony and pleasant view with a glimpse of the sea. A King Single as well as a Queen size bed. We had a refurbished room which was worth the extra few dollars a night. Good TV if you want and the only minor fault was nowhere to hang towels or clothes in the bathroom. .. . . a couple of $5 hooks on the back of the door adjacent to the bath would be a great idea. We had a great stay and will stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Thank you Gerry for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your refurbished room and have noted the bathroom hook idea. Very glad to hear our reception staff did their best for you - we appreciate you calling and booking your room direct with us, a good way to get the room that suited you best. See you again
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Lyberg wrote a review Jan 2021
Dannevirke, New Zealand31 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights and loved it. The room was clean and tidy and in the 4 floor wing at the back. Had small balcony and views too.
The property has been there for some time but still maintains a good presentation and standard.
Motel had good car parking for guests (onsite) and easy access, within walking distance of most places if wanted and only a short walk to Pukekura Park - the premier gardens in the city center.
Stay included breakfasts - and the onsite restaurant had the usual range of foods for a New Zealand breakfast - perfectly adequate, the hot stuff well cooked and presented and overall a good start to each day. Dinner available there also every night and onsite bar area as well.
The staff were excellent, polite, happy and great to meet throughout the stay.
Definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher floors make for better view and less noise
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thank you for your great comments on our facilities, friendly staff and great food, we look forward to seeing your again
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Darryl M wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My 2 work colleagues & I came to New Plymouth from Downers in Auckland in February 2021 for some Roadmarking jobs using hot plastic around certain areas of the city. We were booked to stay at Auto lodge for 5 days & had our own rooms. My experience was good, nice room, shower, kitchen, they also have a common washing machine that I could use for a small price. I also enjoyed the spa pool as well. Rooms were serviced daily, staff were friendly. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 21 Jun 2021
Thanks for the feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed.
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Al B wrote a review Jan 2023
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were very friendly and approachable. The rooms were very clean. However, rooms were out dated. Definitely needed some work done to them.
The pool area was nice. The spa however was filthy. When turned on and bubbles form, there was a thick layer of grime on top of the bubbles. Very off putting. Location was pretty good, fairly close to the beach and I could even get a glimpse of the water out my window.
Possibly management should consider installing water stations where guests can fill their bottles with filtered water as the water in the room was in drinkable unless you like to drink dam water. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 30 Jan 2023
Thank you for your feedback, our standard rooms are next in line for refurbishment to bring them up to the level of our modernised Executive and Superior rooms. Our apologies re the spa pool, it does get very heavy use over the holidays however we will look at how we can keep it cleaner. We have a water station at reception where you can fill your drink bottles any time for free as we are aware that visitors from out of town do not adjust to our water so well. Glad our friendly team looked after you well
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vivricho wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand265 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This accommodation is really conveniently located with many restaurants and supermarkets close by. The beach and coastal boardwalk are also just behind the premises.

There are some other features of this accommodation I really like.

1) A good size swimming pool, though the water was a little cold. It also had a spa pool. This makes it easy keeping the kids busy and active.

2) It has two bedroom units which gives extra space for everyone.

3) There is a king size bed in one of the bedrooms, which is rare, most have a queen at best. the beds were comfortable too.

4) Well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, which again a very rare find. it makes washing up very easy after meals. Last thing you want to do on holiday is dishes right? 😜

There were some negatives that’s worth noting:

1) There is no air conditioning, which makes it hard In a summer night when the kid’s bedroom only has a tiny window that faces the path outside where everyone walks pass to go back to their rooms. So we kept it shut to keep out the noise at night and that became very hot.

2) This is a pet friendly hotel and it is great for pet owners who want to travel. But unfortunately some must have kept their pet in their room while they eat out so their dogs were barking. This makes it noisy at times.

3) It must be the busy period that caused the daily room cleaning very slow. We stayed for three nights. For both days, our room wasn’t cleaned until after 4pm. The first day they had only picked up our dirty towels and they didn’t clear the rubbish bins in the toilet and kitchen. The second day they finally did.

We had lunch at the on-site restaurant Juliana one day and the meal was really good. All in all, it was a good stay. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Just a few tweaks and it will be great.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great free parking onsite
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 14 Mar 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, esp the pool and the bonus of the dishwasher which feature in all our family rooms. We apologise for the slow housekeeping service it was indeed our busiest time but it was good you noted our staff remained friendly and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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358jud wrote a review Aug 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here twice now and as it meets all our requirements we will certainly be back. We needed a hotel that would take our small dog, be close to a beach and that was of a very good all round standard. This hotel ticks all the boxes. The hotel restaurant serves meals that are well presented and taste superb and in an ambient atmosphere. Our room could not have been in better condition. It looked as though it may have been recently refurbished. Staff are exceptionally pleasant and helpful both at reception and in the restaurant.
A wonderful place to stay if you want to go on pleasant walks because of it's close proximity to two lovely walkways.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Darrin Muggeridge, Owner at Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Responded 5 Aug 2020
Hi Judith, thanks for the great feed back on Auto Lodge location and facilities, yes we are refurbishing our studio rooms.... thanks for noticing
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Excursion10415181228 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not comfortable. 3rd floor above is noisy. Smells rank at the doorway. "
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Katwynn wrote a tip Oct 2023
Perth, Australia47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent value and price and friendly staff Thankyou, appreciated "
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nzfan wrote a tip Feb 2023
45 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" Book early as this place is super popular and I can see why. I couldn't get in for all the time in New Plymouth. "
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Roam820248 wrote a tip Oct 2022
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of off street parking. Centrally located."
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Denise P wrote a tip Apr 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plymouth International (sister property to Autolodge) very “tired”. It’s on a busy intersection so very noisy. Staff smoking at front door."
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$126 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pukekura Park (1.2 km), Te Henui Cemetery (0.3 km), and Te Henui Walkway (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arranged Marriage Restaurant, The Orangery, and Wild Pear Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Auto Lodge Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Auto Lodge Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (8.7 km).
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