Edgewater Motor Lodge
Set across the street from a Pacific Ocean beach, this laid-back motel is a 6-minute walk from the National Aquarium of New Zealand, and a 10-minute walk from the museum and theatre at MTG Hawke's Bay.
Airy, modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. All have ocean views, and either balconies or terraces; some add whirlpool baths. Studios feature kitchenettes, while 1- and 2-bedroom suites include full kitchens and separate living rooms.
Amenities include a saltwater plunge pool and a BBQ area, plus a guest laundry. Bike storage is available, and off-street parking is free.