4.7 out of 5

"Putting aside how stupidly expensive it was due to the rugby test, this hotel is superb. The location is top notch. It overlooks the ocean, with views ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 24 Jun 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

At Hotel St Clair you'll be 0.4 km (0.3 mi) from St. Clair Beach and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Otago Peninsula. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy satellite TV, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers, featured in all 26 rooms. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries. Hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station and free newspapers in the lobby. Plus you'll find luggage storage, a front desk safe and a lift. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star St. Clair hotel include Speight's Brewery and First Church of Otago.

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$185 per night

Executive Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Ocean View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ocean View Premier Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel St Clair ratings based on 203 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel St Clair

Everyone (83) Couples (96) Family (25)
4 out of 5
We love the view of the sea from this room. The apples need to be changed for fresher fruit. There was no second remote for the telly. We thought Executive room would be larger. Staff were great as always.

Posted by , from Wellington on 13 Jun. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jun. 2019 by Luther

Dear Susan, Thanks for taking time to write your review. It was puzzling to discover you only had one of two TV remotes; we replaced this immediately and apologise again. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with the room size. ‘Executive Ocean View’ rooms are our smallest room type, slightly smaller than other room types. We have taken in your feedback and aim to improve future advertising regarding room description/sizes. Kind regards, Hotel St Clair

3 out of 5
Room could of done with refurbishing. Bathroom was the smallest we have ever had and the extra cost for this location was not worth it. View was amazing but room was let down.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jun. 2019 by Hotel St. Clair

Thank you for your review, we would like to apologize for your negative experience at hotel St. Clair. Hotel St. Clair have 4 different types of room, the bathroom size is depending the type of room that you book. For instance, Luxury ocean view room and premier Ocean view room are equipped with shower and Spa bath. We are sorry for your experience in Hotel St. Clair.

4 out of 5
That view, alone, is worth every cent - not to mention the sound of the waves. My 4th time staying and certainly won’t be my last.

Posted by , from Waiheke Island on 24 May 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2019 by Luther

Thank you for your lovely review! The location is nothing less than fantastic. It's always a pleasure having you in and we look forward to your next stay :)

5 out of 5
Love the view of St Clair beach from the room. Close to cafes. Close to beach strolls. Can open windows/doors and hear the surf

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

15 Apr. 2019 by Hotel St Clair team

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay! Kind Regards

4 out of 5
for $250 it would of been nice to get view of sea.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

31 Mar. 2019 by Hotel St. Clair

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. We apologize if your booking was not as you expected. We have 4 different type of room, our executives rooms have hills view and Executive ocean view, Premier ocean view and Luxury ocean view have sea and esplanade view. Please feel free to ask for ocean view options next time.

5 out of 5
Very clean. Fantastic position on St Clair beach. I was assisted with late check in and welcome bowl of fruit. Much appreciated.

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

22 Mar. 2019 by Hotel St Clair

Hello, Thank you for your awesome review, We are glad that you have enjoyed!!

4 out of 5
Great location, possibly the best in Dunedin for accommodation.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

18 Mar. 2019 by hotel St Clair.

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you have enjoyed!

5 out of 5
Met expectation, was what I thought it was going to be. Comfy light and bright rooms with lots of room, small lounge and tv area and separate table for eating or working. Lots of room, comfortable and clean - highly recommend and will be my accommodation of choice when I am Dunedin.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

15 Mar. 2019 by Hotel St. Clair

Hello! Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are more than welcome to come back!

5 out of 5
I wish I knew about the swimming pool pass! Loved the fruit basket for a welcome. Staff were friendly and helpful!

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

11 Mar. 2019 by Hotel St. Clair

Hi, Thanks a lot for your review, We hope you have enjoyed an excellent stay.

5 out of 5
Fantastic ocean view from a lively room. Restaurants handy.

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

3 Mar. 2019 by Hotel St Clair team

The nearby restaurants are rather handy! Thank you for such a lovely review :)

Property Features

Hotel St Clair offers its guests complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a lift. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. This 3.5-star Dunedin hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2009
  • Towels for the beach
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (27.3 km / 17 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel St Clair offers 26 forms of accommodation with minibars and free newspapers. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel St Clair Dunedin
  • Hotel St Clair
  • St Clair Dunedin
  • St Clair Beach Hotel Dunedin

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.