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Top Dunedin Beach Hotel

Kaimata Retreat
4.5 out of 5
CACPE SAUNDERS ROAD,297, Cape Saunders, Otago
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5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Facilities: Home away from home, Outstanding; Value: Paid for luxury but fair; Service: Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate; Larnach Castle near nearby and Portobello Village"…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2014

Kaimata Retreat
Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
50 Hazel Avenue, Hazelhurst, Dunedin
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5/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Beautiful home in quiet neighborhood

"Beautiful old home with many period furnishings, fixtures and decorations. The separate bathroom was modern. It was an easy drive into town and conveniently located for our visit to the Penguin Place and Albatross sanctuary. The hosts were a great help and a pleasure to spend time with."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Distinction Dunedin Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin
The price is CA $160 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (349 reviews)

"As new condition this hotel has excellent showers, very quiet for a central city location and very good food in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Distinction Dunedin Hotel
Majestic Mansions - Apartments at St Clair
3.5 out of 5
15 Bedford Street, St Clair, Dunedin
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The price is CA $127 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)

"This is a wonderful place to stay. The location is stunning. The apartments are spacious and well appointed. They are equiped with everything you need. Our apartment had been recently renovated and was very beautiful. We stayed in winter and the apartment was spotlessly clean and deliciously warm. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2020

Majestic Mansions - Apartments at St Clair
Hotel St Clair
3.5 out of 5
24 Esplanade, St. Clair Beach, Dunedin
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The price is CA $153 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (360 reviews)

"Excellent hotel in breathtaking spot, great service and rooms highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Hotel St Clair
Best Western Dunedin
3 out of 5
555 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin
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The price is CA $106 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)

"Their spacious family unit was perfect for our stopover. Very warm and comfortable. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2020

Best Western Dunedin
Carisbrook Motel
3 out of 5
169 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin
The price is CA $100 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (73 reviews)
Great stay

"Great stay and safe"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2020

Carisbrook Motel
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
4.5 out of 5
123 Princes Street, Dunedin
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4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Excellent location - close to everything. Staff excellent and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
Arcadian Motel
2.5 out of 5
85 Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin
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4.3/5Excellent! (163 reviews)
Dunedin Motel

"They gave us a spacious room, at the front of the house, rather than one of the more usual motel units further back on the property. Obviously only one of these available, but it was unexpected and really nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2019

Arcadian Motel
Lisburn House
4.5 out of 5
15 Lisburn Avenue, Dunedin
The price is CA $127 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (61 reviews)

"Like staying in a Victorian time machine. Step back to 1865, but with most of the mod cons of today. Unique."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Lisburn House
Manor Motel
3 out of 5
22 Manor Place, Dunedin
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4.1/5Very Good! (204 reviews)

"Rooms need cleaning attention. Window sills have mould and moss growing on them and very dusty. Our room had not been vacuumed"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 23, 2018

Manor Motel
Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels
3.5 out of 5
41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin
The price is CA $44 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (357 reviews)

"Clean tidy units plenty of room nice and quiet great location"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 29, 2020

Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels
Manor House Backpackers
2 out of 5
28 Manor Place, Dunedin, Otago
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The price is CA $50 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (59 reviews)

"Exactly what I needed after a restless trip to the previous town. Homely, peaceful, nice comfortable people although almost far from everything else to walk. Closest to the Tunnel Beach which was the whole point of my trip but it was pouring in Dunedin. Still a nice time despite staying in. No regrets ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

Manor House Backpackers
Motel On Carroll
3 out of 5
10 Carroll St, City Centre, Dunedin
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The price is CA $101 per night
3.8/5Good! (187 reviews)

"we had the run of the motel. no management around during the weekend, off road parking limited, good positioning close to city centre"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2020

Motel On Carroll
Wains Hotel Dunedin
3.5 out of 5
310 Princes St, Dunedin
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The price is CA $133 per night
3.8/5Good! (799 reviews)

"Recently refurbished so was in excellent condition. Great TV!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 18, 2020

Wains Hotel Dunedin
Ocean Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
134 Prince Albert Road; St Kilda, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $84 per night
3.6/5Good! (204 reviews)

"Would have been good to know this was motel units attached to a pub. Otherwise a comfortable, clean motel close to the beach with friendly owners."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020

Ocean Beach Hotel
Bayfield Motel and Apartment
3 out of 5
210 Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin
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The price is CA $96 per night
3.6/5Good! (100 reviews)

"Easy to find. Nice newly refurbished unit with plenty of parking. Good value for money. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2020

Bayfield Motel and Apartment
Baldwin Street Retreat
3.5 out of 5
46 Baldwin Street, Dunedin
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2.6/5 (34 reviews)
Nice view from veranda, comfortable bed

"We enjoyed the view from the veranda. The property is located halfway up the steepest street in the world so interesting getting in and out. There is no on-site parking but on street parking at bottom of hill seems safe. Owner was kind enough to let us use the washer located on the same level."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Baldwin Street Retreat
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Beach Hotels in Dunedin

Known for its museums and cathedral, Dunedin offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. There are 70 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this historic destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the beach in Dunedin, you might be interested in these top-rated hotels with positive customer reviews.

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City - 4.5-star luxury hotel near St. Clair Beach. It features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. Guests love the proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.

Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels - 3.5-star motel near St. Clair Beach. Our travelers recommend its walkable location and clean rooms. This motel boasts free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities.

Baldwin Street Retreat - 3.5-star vacation home near the beach. It offers free WiFi, in-room kitchens, and a library. Activities include hiking trails.

Arcadian Motel - 3.5-star motel near St. Clair Beach. It features free WiFi, free parking, and LED TVs. Guests love the proximity to shopping and comfortable beds.

Lisburn House - 4.5-star luxury bed & breakfast near St. Clair Beach. Our travelers recommend its breakfast. This bed & breakfast boasts free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Dunedin

Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather.

  • Hottest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: July, August, June, and May, with an average temperature of 36°F
  • Driest months: March, November, August, and February, with an average rainfall of 0.12 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, November, August, and February, with an average rainfall of 0.12 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Dunedin

After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Dunedin has to offer. Beach lovers can head straight to St. Clair Beach or Tomahak Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area's museums and cathedral, and make time for local attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and First Church of Otago. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum or Speight's Brewery. Visitors also enjoy Dunedin for its:
  • Tours
  • Gardens
  • Historical sites
  • Breweries
  • Wildlife

Getting Around Dunedin

If you're looking to fly to Dunedin, the closest major airport is in Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city center. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Dunedin Railway Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Dunedin like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its museums and cathedral, Dunedin offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Dunedin?
Majestic Mansions - Apartments at St Clair is a top 3.5-star beach hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your beach trip include Hotel St Clair and Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Brighton Beach or St. Clair Beach.
How many beach hotels will I find in Dunedin?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 65 hotels in Dunedin for your beachside break.
What's the seasonal weather like in Dunedin?
Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit. The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 45°F. Average annual rainfall for Dunedin is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do around Dunedin?
After checking into your accommodation of choice, you’ll probably want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Brighton Beach or St. Clair Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area’s museums and cathedral, and make time for local attractions like The Octagon and Forsyth Barr Stadium. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Dunedin Town Hall or Speight’s Brewery.
What's the best way to get around Dunedin?
The closest major airport is Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), located 15 mi (24.2 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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