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25 Dawson St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20/11/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/11/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 11 hotels in Lismore
Stuart and Dianne,hosts of the Dawson Motor Inn are proud to have you stay with us.Our first-rate facilities and affordable accommodation will make your time in Lismore, be it business or leisure, relaxing and comfortable. The Dawson Motor Inn is Lismore's most popular motel and in a quiet location.Our 21 modern, clean, and all ground level units include Studio Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Suites, all with off street parking right outside your room. All of our motel rooms have en-suite, reverse cycle air, dining table, writing desk, mini-bar, FREE wireless broadband and much more.With a refreshing salt-water pool & BBQ we'll make you feel right at home.FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.All of our units are 3.5 Star AAA rated, and we are situated on the edge of the CBD and only half an hour away from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina.Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the untouched Rainbow Region and pristine beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina. STUDIO ROOMAll rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, or queen and single bed, modern, dining table and chairs, writing desk and en-suite bathroom.Reverse cycle air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access available FREE, Austar Pay TV (free), ISD/STD direct telephones. FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.In room mini bar, iron / board, toaster, hair dryer, tea / coffee, clock radio. Microwaves available.FAMILY ROOMFamily Rooms are very spacious rooms with separate lounge-room and bedroom, interconnecting bathroom, views to pool and palms. Dining table. 2 TV's. Queen- size bed in bedroom, single bed and a double pull-out sofa bed in lounge room, porta cot available.
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25 Dawson St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480 Australia
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Kevin51 wrote a review Jun 2021
Little Bay, Australia142 contributions46 helpful votes
This was the best motel in which I stayed on a recent NSW North Coast trip. The fittings were very modern and clean, with a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. The mini bar was very well stocked with a wide variety of drinks, snacks and treats, all at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Spyder67 wrote a review Apr 2021
Toowoomba, Australia42 contributions9 helpful votes
This came up on my TripAdvisor search as wheelchair access accommodation. Unfortunately it was not. I did manage to get by, just. The manager was fantastic and the room was small, but very clean and functional. I would have given it 5 stars but it lost one for TripAdvisor listing as disability friendly. Would I stay here again? No. But if I did not have a disability, yes. Surprisingly quiet for the location. 5 stars to the manager. What a ripping Aussie you are.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Lilly H wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia383 contributions92 helpful votes
I stayed at this Motel for only 2 days and I can highly recommend it,mine was room number 6 and it couldn’t have been better.The bed was very comfortable with lovely crispy sheets,a wide window looking on some tropical bushes and an outdoor table where,if you wanted,you could have a drink or a snack.The Main Street is nearby with shops of every kind.The motel has a swimming pool and my intention was to use it but I got lazy and the room was too comfortable so,I stayed in,Wifi was also very good.The manager was very kind to allow me to check in much earlier than 2pm and was very professional and attentive.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Room number 6 was very good
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johnkiller1234 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Cant fault my stay here. Very nice staff. Room was fully renovated and tasteful . Immaculately clean and well set up. I would highly recommend a stay here. Pool was very clean and kids loved it , nice BBQ area and a very short walk to town (5 MINUTES) which is what i wanted for both noise and security.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Dianne Nisner, Owner at Dawson Motor Inn
Responded 14 Nov 2020
Thankyou John We appreciate your review of your stay with us at the Dawson Motor Inn. It was our pleasure for you to enjoy your guest experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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PacificMarina1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Coffs Harbour, Australia1 contribution
I stayed for 4 nights in February. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. Location was quiet, with short 2 minute drive to city centre. Great value for money - would definitely recommend 10/10
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Date of stay: February 2020
AustraliaNew South WalesLismore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dawson Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Dawson Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lismore Car Boot Market (0.4 km), Augustine's Bar (0.5 km), and St Carthage's Parish (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dawson Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dawson Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dawson Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Dawson Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dawson Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Baracca, Banzai Lismore, and Rous hotel cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dawson Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dawson Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dawson Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ophir Reserve (2.5 km) and Post Office And Telegraph Building (former) (0.8 km).
Is Dawson Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.