About Us

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Our story began back in 1878, when the Railway Hotel was built as a watering hole for railway workers and passengers to help service New Zealand’s busiest junction. After a fire in 1885, the new hotel was renamed Frankton Hotel. Then, in 1929, Frankton Hotel was moved to its current location, which is where we’ve been for over 90 years. 

The hotel has been extensively refurbished under the watchful eye of former All Black Graham (Moose) Whiting and now, new owners Gee and Ripsey make sure you enjoy the perfect package of comfortable accommodation, hassle-free conferences and functions, and fun evenings. 

That’s not all though! Hop on down to Hamilton’s favourite sports bar, the Aleways Inn to witness our take on the perfect blend of modern and historical. We go beyond food and drinks and offer you a vacation experience that feels like home away from home. 

Not only do we offer great amenities, we also boast a prime location. We’ve brought all the action Hamilton has to offer right to our doorstep, all you have to do is step out onto Frankton’s street mall and witness the sights and sounds of Hamilton yourself!

Our experienced staff, function room, entertainment options and prime location will surely make your next stay in Hamilton one to remember! 

Amenities and Services

Aleways Inn

Our restaurant offers delectable cuisine and delicious cocktails. Open from 9am every morning till late, you can walk in any time for a memorable meal.

Free Wifi

We offer unlimited, uninterrupted fast and free Wi-Fi to make sure you can share every moment of your trip with your family.

Free Venue Hire

Book the Aleways Inn and Frankton Hotel for your next big event! Avail our free venue hire services today.


The Frankton Hotel offers daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, television, heating, and personal care products to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Live Sky Sports

With one big screen and over 4 flat screens that guarantee that you will never miss out on the action.

Affordable Stay

Enjoy a comfortable stay at very affordable rates, from $80 per night. When you’re hungry or you’d like a drink, pop into Aleways Inn for an exceptional time.


Events and Functions

The location of your next big event is on us. From your next corporate event to workshops and presentations, Frankton’s beautiful design, fresh decor and world class staff will ensure your next event is surely one to remember.
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Aleways Inn

Here at the Aleways Inn, we strive to create the perfect blend of new and old, by combining Frankton’s rich history with modern sports bar amenities. Aleways goes beyond just food and drinks, any night at our famous Inn will give you an experience you’re unlikely to forget.

Open Daily 9AM – LATE