The Dawson Motel
The Dawson Motel was opened January 2011. We offer affordable luxury accommodation for both Corporate and Leisure travellers to New Plymouth. On the corner of Dawson and Young Streets, in the heart of New Plymouth’s CBD, our affordable accommodation is a perfectly positioned place to stay when visiting New Plymouth's many popular events.
We’re conveniently close to the city’s most gorgeous scenery and iconic attractions, including our award winning museum, Puke Ariki, and 52 hectare botanical wonder, Pukekura Park. Just a short walk away, you’ll find the architectural wonder, The Len Lye Centre – a superb collection of works by world renowned New Zealand filmmaker and multi-talented artist, Len Lye - that promises to inspire.
Our unique position in the CBD means we are only 10 minutes from Yarrows Stadium for rugby games, handy to local Golf Courses, a short walk to the Southern Cross Hospital and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.
Using our courtesy bikes, explore the beaches and spectacular views on our award winning Taranaki Coastal Walkway – a 12.7km scenic pathway along the sea edge. There, you’ll discover the magnificent Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and one of the city’s most prominent artworks - Len Lye’s 45 metre high kinetic sculpture, the Wind Wand.
Enjoy your Taranaki holiday in luxury with all the comforts of home.