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The high-profile 1012sq m freehold site, on the corner of Dungarvon and Dunmore Sts, has a capital value of $1.87 million and annual rent of about $122,500, plus GST.
Bayleys Wanaka director, Mat Andrews, said there was a ring-fencing of commercial property development in Wanaka, which effectively constricted the amount of land available.
''As a consequence, land-holdings within the CBD are tightly held and rarely come to the market for sale. The majority of commercial properties here are tightly-held by a handful of investors,'' he said in a statement yesterday.
Statistics New Zealand accommodation data, released yesterday, singled out Otago as the main contributor to the increase in South Island guest nights, which rose 7.2% in December, as opposed to a North Island rise of 0.5%.
Built in 1987 and renovated every five years, the motel has 12 studio units, two two-bedroom family units and one executive suite; each with a fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite and balcony and private courtyard, while the upstairs units have private balconies with mountain and lake views. There is also three-bedroom motel manager's accommodation.
Mr Andrews said the motel presented a ''low-hassle investment''.
''With the town experiencing growth, investors tend to hang onto commercial properties,'' he said.
The property was listed in December, and tenders will close on February 22.