San Marino Motor Lodge, San Marino Drive, Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay #1240

San Marino Motor Lodge, San Marino Drive, Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay #1240

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at San Marino – enjoy the absolute beachfront at an affordable price in our tranquil safe bay with its golden sand and the beautiful Pohutukawa lined foreshore of Doubtless Bay.

This quiet section of Coopers Beach is just metres from your beachfront unit. Walk along the beach in the morning, swim and kayak in the afternoon, sit back and enjoy the fabulous sunset in the evening over a quiet glass of wine.

This is a perfect location for a family hoiday or a seaside retreat.   Pets welcome by arrangement (please contact property to discuss). Tour groups welcome.

We believe in providing you value for money and a comfortable stay in a supreme location.

All our prices are GST Inclusive

We are a very popular destination for travellers. Please book early and secure your room to avoid any disappointment.


Choose from eight sunny self-contained units, all with spectacular sea views and balconies or patios. The family units sleep 4-7 and our studio units sleep 2-4. Look no further for absolute beachfront accommodation.

All our units face the sunny north and have spectacular sea views with private balconies or patios. They are self-contained with well appointed kitchens. A microwave oven and hob top stove is available in every unit.

We have free wireless internet access and smart TV’s in every unit available.

There are units available for family and friends on a holiday. We also have rooms available for couples. We have special offers for group bookings and look out for our off-season specials. Prices are for one or two people.

Extra Person $15 per person.

Animals are allowed by arrangement.
We have cots for hire $10
Guest Laundry Available $10 per load


Address: San Marino Dr, Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay

Our Units

1 Bedroom Family Unit – Beds to accommodate 5 plus a sofabed. 2 queen beds, with one in the lounge area and the second in the separate bedroom along with a single bed. A double bed settee is also available in the lounge area. Situated close to the BBQ area, which is always popular in the summer, and a short stroll to the sandy shores.

2 Bedroom Family Unit   Sleeps 4. This larger family unit has two bedrooms off the lounge. A queen bed in master bedroom and twin beds in the second. It is situated upstairs, and enjoys expansive views of the beautiful beach and Doubtless Bay. A balcony runs off the lounge area.
Economy Double Unit   Sleeps up to 4 people. This room has a queen-size bed and double bed settee.
Studio Queen Family Unit – Sleeps up to 4 people. This room has a queen-size bed and double bed settee.
Studio Queen Unit – Suitable for a family of 4. This room has a queen bed, and twin bunks


Units 7 (the ne bedroomunit) and 8 (the studio queen unit) are situated upstairs, at the same level as the car park, with only 3 steps to gain access. These units are often requested due to easier access. We offer a special discount for senior citizens – contact us about this. 


Altogether we can we can accommodate up to 25 people, with a few extras if fold downs are used. This makes San Marino a perfect destination for your familly or group of friends. Make Coopers Beach your next holiday option for group bookings. Contact us about special rates.


Enjoy the beach outside your door – swim in the quiet bay, launch your boat nearby in Mill Bay, bring your kayak or canoe (storage available) and explore the bay (or hire one of our kayaks or paddleboards), go fishing and cook your catch up on the BBQ. Savour the sunset at the end of the day or enjoy the short stroll to shops and restaurants.

Coopers Beach is a seaside playground for you to enjoy.

There is lots of room for the kids to play and with the beach on your doorstep you will never be short of things to do or places to visit. Alternatively relax on the balcony or patio and enjoy expansive sea views or fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean.


  • A chest freezer is available in the guest laundry for guests to use – to store bait and the fish you catch!
  • Fish benches for cleaning are situated at the rear of the motel.
  • Parking available for small boats.


  • The golden sands of tree lined Coopers Beach – 2.5kms or 30 mins one way.
  • San Marino is beside the headland park of Rangikapiti Pa Historic reserve – walk up to the Pa to see fantastic views of Doubtless Bay and read the story of the land.
  • Walk to Mangonui fishing village – world famous fish and chips, shops to browse, cafes just a 30 minute walk or 2 minutes in a car.
  • Walk to Coopers Beach shops, restaurants and takeaways.

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Explore the Far North

In the heart of Doubtless Bay, we are close to several major golf courses.

  • Visit the many quiet bays and deserted beaches of the Far North.
  • Go wine tasting at New Zealand’s northern most wineries at Karikari Estate and Okahu Estate.
  • Play a round of golf at Carrington Resort and Kauri Cliffs.
  • Go to the very top of New Zealand and explore the landscape of Cape Reinga – daily bus tours take you via 90 Mile Beach.
  • It’s just 45 minutes drive south to the Bay of Islands.
  • Visit Ahipara and the beginning of 90 Mile beach for great surf, horse riding and quad bike tours.

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