Masonic Hotel

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Triple Room | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, desk
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Overview of Masonic Hotel

Masonic Hotel

3.0 star property
Riverfront Waitara hotel with casino, connected to a shopping center

8.6/10 Fabulous

59 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Casino
9 McLean Street, Waitara, 4320
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Casino
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/game room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk

Getting around

  • New Plymouth (NPL) - 9 min drive

About this property

Masonic Hotel

3-star hotel connected to a shopping center
You can look forward to a casino, an arcade/game room, and 2 bars at Masonic Hotel. The onsite family restaurant, Dining Room, features local and international cuisine. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • ATM/banking services, smoke-free premises, and meeting rooms
  • A billiards/pool table, a TV in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Masonic Hotel boast thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and minibars. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Down comforters and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Casino


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Dining Room - This family restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25.00 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Masonic Hotel Waitara
Masonic Waitara
Masonic Hotel Hotel
Masonic Hotel Waitara
Masonic Hotel Hotel Waitara

Frequently asked questions

Does Masonic Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Masonic Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Masonic Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Masonic Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Masonic Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Masonic Hotel?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Masonic Hotel?
Yes, there's a casino.
What is there to do at Masonic Hotel and nearby?
Masonic Hotel has 2 bars and a casino, as well as an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Masonic Hotel?
Yes, Dining Room offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hillcrest Dairy (11-min walk), Tawa Glen Cafe Garden and Gift Centre (5.9 mi), and Parklands Shopping Centre (6 mi).
What's the area around Masonic Hotel like?
Masonic Hotel is located by the river. Popular attractions include Bowl of Brooklands, which is 22 minutes away by car. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Very comfortable night
Garry C, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kerry, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ali, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Little bit of this and a little bit of that
Only one person to do check-in, who was also the barmaid for the public bar and the attendant in the pokie that meant we were constantly interrupted during check in. We requested 2 single beds, got a room with 1 queen bed, asked to move us....which took time to find a room with single beds. Thankful that they did move us as the original room they gave us looked out over the back roof of the hotel and nothing else. At least the room we eventually got had a view straight down to the front of the hotel where we could see our rental car which was street parking. We finally got to our room, unpacked then went downstairs to find something to eat only to find on our return that our cards didn't work. So back to reception to request more. On our 3rd night the same thing happened, our cards didn't work so once again we had to get new cards. All up we went through 3 sets of entry cards for a 4 night stay. The rooms are basic but very comfortable. Shower pressure is superb. The in-room guest books need to be updated, they still say that there is room service and that there is a restaurant onsite that serves dinner and breakfast - Not so. Granted that the receptionist did say that she had only been there for a week, between her and Rahoul - I'm sure they're the only 2 that run the hotel/motel, they did a great job trying to do the best with what they had.
4-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the shower friendly manager very quite location Room Good size Large bed just a smidge on the firm side For me but partner said all good for him
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The room was lovely, very clean, and nice and quiet. I enjoyed my stay here.
Cat, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location, friendly helpful staff. TV (remote?) not working. Clock on daylight savings time, sing plumbed backwards, but none of that mattered as much as having a quiet place to sleep. Bed good, I personally don't like duvets (too hot and can't make it cooler so disturbed sleep).
Wade, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review