Just 5 minutes’ drive from Tauranga town center, Academy Motor Inn features free WiFi, a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub. You can also prepare a fresh-cooked meal using the BBQ facilities. The property offers a range of continental and cooked breakfast options. A chargeback option is also available for local restaurants including CBK, The Phenix and 88 Chinese Restaurant. All accommodations includes a flat-screen TV with 50+ satellite channels and a kitchenette with a stove top, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms feature a spa bath. One free car parking space per unit is available and parking for boats and trailers is available upon request. A guest laundry is available for an additional cost. Academy Motor Inn is 8 minutes’ drive from Tauranga Golf Club and Tauranga Racecourse. Mount Maunganui Beach, Papamoa Beach and Tauranga Airport are each within 15 minutes’ drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

Academy Motor Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 21, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Irem
    It was very nice. We just had a night overthere so couldnt have a chance to use facilities provided, but overall it was nice.
  • Sarah
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    It was clean, location was great, owners were super friendly and helpful
  • Shona
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Very clean excellent service. Breakfast was on time and beautifully presented. Wonderful hosts Simon and Caroline. Gave us suggestions where to eat and the taxi cab no.
  • Rebecca
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I loved the staff were welcoming, the facilities were very clean as we're the rooms! The room we stayed in was perfect for just the two of us and the beds were super comfy!! The location was also close to town, but not directly in town, which was...
  • Kara
    Room was a very good standard. Fresh and clean with right amenities. Showers pressure and hot water was excellent.
  • Glacka
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    A great spur-of-the-moment stay in this great motel. everything was 100% perfect! thanks!
  • S
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Clean and comfortable, had trouble with shower changing from spa bath to shower but otherwise fine
  • Lisa
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Super clean ! Super comfy beds! Location ! Not cheap and nasty toilet paper and lovely pool and outdoor area ! Simon so accommodating! And great coffee and tea offerings ! Will definitely stay again ! 👍
  • Ch3ri3
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    lovely hosts we arrived late and had been upgraded to a 2bdrm unit at no charge. Unit was just what we needed.
  • Leanne
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    When I checked in he was so friendly and asked if we needed milk etc. Explained parking & facilities. Great location for short convenient stay Super clean !!

Property questions and answers
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  • do u have units with spa

    Hi 17 of the 20 units have spa baths, the other 3 are access units. The bigger the room, the bigger the spa bath. The 1 and 2 bedroom units also hav..
    Answered on 25 September 2021
  • Does this suite have a full kitchen

    2 hotplates / microwave / pots / fridge.freezer/ kitchen sink and bench...
    Answered on 27 September 2020
  • Hello Do you allow dogs to stay at the property? Thanks Lisa

    Hi Lisa We only allow guide and service dogs to stay at the property Kind regards Simon
    Answered on 29 December 2020
  • Is there pots and pans available?

    Yes, there are pots and pans available to use to cook food.
    Answered on 30 June 2020
  • Hi there, is there parking available for a ute and a 4.5m boat?

    Hi There is complementary parking directly outside each unit and we do have a few options when it comes to boat storage for the evening. Kind regards
    Answered on 22 August 2023
  • Hi do you have an electric car charger at the motel?

    Hi, yes we do have a charger for Electric vehicles installed at the motel. Please request a time slot at the time of reservation as use is subject to ..
    Answered on 10 June 2022
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Amenities of Academy Motor Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Fenced pool
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Academy Motor Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

2 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 20 per child, per night
17+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted Academy Motor Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that a valid credit card is required to secure the booking. You must show a valid credit card upon check in for any incidental charges.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Academy Motor Inn in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Charging for Electric Vehicles in available onsite subject to availability. Two hours complementary.

Please inform Academy Motor Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Swimming pool: Closed from Sun, May 01, 2022 until Thu, Oct 20, 2022

Swimming pool: Closed from Sun, Apr 30, 2023 until Fri, Oct 20, 2023

FAQs about Academy Motor Inn

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Academy Motor Inn on this page.

  • Academy Motor Inn is 1.5 miles from the center of Tauranga. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Academy Motor Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at Academy Motor Inn include:

    • Studio
    • Suite

  • The prices at Academy Motor Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Academy Motor Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Academy Motor Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Swimming pool

  • Check-in at Academy Motor Inn is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.