Hotels and Motels
Sometimes a great hotel or motel is the ideal accommodation for your trip. Here are some of the Kāpiti Coast options, where the locals tell their visitors to stay.
Beach Road, Paekākāriki
Only a short walk from the beach, in the heart of the village you will find Finns Paekākāriki - the local restaurant, bar and accommodation provider.
Finn's Paekākāriki is a modern boutique hotel that is far enough away from SH1 (at Transmission Gully) to be quiet, yet close enough to be convenient. Finns offers superior studio units with spa baths, king-size beds, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities and has a café and bar onsite serving good old pub-grub. Perfect after a day at the beach!
Raumati Sands Resort
Matatua Road, Raumati
Whether you are staying for a relaxing, romantic getaway or staying for business, the modern and fully featured 4 and a half star apartments at Raumati Sands Resort will ensure a comfortable stay. Just one minute walk from the Raumati Village shops and eateries, and a stones-throw away from kilometres of safe beaches make Raumati Sands Resort a great holiday spot at any time of the year. Take some time out of a hot day to lounge in the pool or sit in the hot tub on a cold evening.
The resort offers two studios and 20 one or two-bedroom modern apartments, with air conditioning, full designer kitchen, separate dining, spacious lounge and laundry facilities. The complex also boasts a luxurious heated pool and hot tub.
65 Amohia Street, Paraparaumu
Paraparaumu Motel is located in central Paraparaumu - a 40-minute drive from central Wellington and the Interislander ferry terminal and less than an hour by train. A 5-minute stroll from the train station finds you with a wide selection of accommodation from corporate studios to one or two-bedroom units. To ensure an excellent night’s sleep, all rooms are fitted with new, comfortable beds.
Walking distance to a wide range of great cafés, bars and restaurants nearby, means you can start the day with a strong flat white and end with a delicious dinner.
Kāpiti Lindale Motel
3-7 Ventnor Drive, Paraparaumu
Kāpiti Lindale Motel, on the North side of Paraparaumu, offers 10 ground-floor non-smoking self-contained units. The comfortable units are easily accessible, spacious and quiet and designed for comfort and enjoyment. All units are equipped with free wireless internet, Sky TV, air-conditioning, electric blanket, bar fridge and microwave.
Sit back and relax in the outdoor seating and take in the peaceful views of the large park-like grounds. Extensive free off-road on-site parking for cars, trucks, buses, trailers and boats make this a great option for those planning on taking the boat out.
Wrights By The Sea
387 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Located only 200 meters away from Paraparaumu beach, and strolling distance to local cafes. restaurants and shops, Wrights By The Sea is a great option whether travelling with a large family, on an anniversary celebration or travelling for business.
With a variety of room configuration options, free WIFI and heat pumps on most rooms, Wrights By The Sea is a fantastic choice year-round.
Wrights By The Sea is the closest accommodation to the launching point for boats visiting Kapiti Island.
Elliott's Motor Lodge
33 Amohia Street, Paraparaumu
Convenient, quiet, and well-appointed, Elliott's Motor Lodge ticks all the boxes. The 12 modern motel rooms surround a quiet, sunny courtyard garden that leads onto a large fenced lawn area. Relax and enjoy the birdsong and fruit trees with all the convenience of being central to all the things to do in Kāpiti.
The 12 rooms at Elliott's are well-appointed and include all the conveniences needed for a relaxing stay. From studios for business trips or a couple's getaway to one and two-bedroom units for family accommodation or larger groups, Elliott's Motor Lodge caters for all types of travellers.
At the end of a long day, you can also enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the spa baths available in most rooms.
El Rancho Holiday Park
58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach
El Rancho Holiday Park, just off the Expressway and a short walk to Waikanae Beach provides comfortable accommodation from camping and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of the accommodation is self-serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.
With a wide variety of on-site activities, the location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach.
The El Rancho complex also has a range of really decent motel units depending on budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.
Kāpiti Gateway Motel
114 Main Road, Waikanae
Kāpiti Gateway Motel in Waikanae is a well-presented, affordable motel that offers a range of facilities and services for guest comfort and convenience.
Kapiti Gateway Motel is ideal for families - keep the children entertained with the children's playground and pool, enjoy the large rooms and take advantage of the kitchens or kitchenettes to prepare food and meals to help keep costs down. Once the family are all worn out and need some downtime, there are SKY TV channels to keep everyone occupied. The goal is to allow all members of the family to relax and enjoy their stay on the Kāpiti Coast.
42 Dunstan Street, Ōtaki
With 10 generously sized and well-appointed rooms, including studio units, townhouse-type units, and four large two-bedroom apartments, Littel Ōtaki is everything a traveller could want in a motel. The style is evident, from the colourful etchings on the roadside wall contrasting with the concrete, to the classy furniture in the rooms.
Booking prior to arrival is essential as check-ins at Littel Ōtaki are automated.
Local Secret: Accommodation
Like many places Kāpiti has a selection of accommodation options including unique stays, hotels, motels and campgrounds.
What many people don't know is that unlike many places Kāpiti has a huge number of reasonably priced, high quality peer-to-peer accommodation - with 500+ properties listed at any one time!
From beach baches to horse BnBs, glamping to 5-star luxury lodges you won't be disappointed with the range of accommodation options in Kāpiti.
Have a look at Air BnB Kāpiti or Bookabach to find the stay that is just right for you.