ibis Budget Auckland Airport
ibis Budget Auckland Airport

10 Best Family Accommodation in Auckland

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Auckland

Travelling with the little ones to New Zealand’s most vibrant city? You’re in luck when it comes to accommodation, with a wide range of family-friendly hotels available both within the city and conveniently near the airport. In this list of the best family accommodation in Auckland, we’ve picked out the hotels, motels and apartments to suit all budgets, that offer a range of facilities including babysitting and play areas, as well as rooms with plenty of space for the whole family.

While you’re in the city, be sure to check out these 10 Auckland Must-Dos, as well as The Guide to Auckland for Families.

1. SkyCity Hotel Auckland

It doesn’t get more central than SkyCity Hotel Auckland, located within sight of the famous Sky Tower. SkyCity Auckland offers twin rooms with two king beds in their Premium Room and Premium Suite, ideal for families looking to share a space. The hotel offers babysitting services, should mum and dad want to try their luck at the casino or unwind at the on-site spa, as well as more than 20 bars and restaurants to indulge in. The huge hotel also offers family packages, including a family pass to the Sky Tower. For more like this, see 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Auckland.

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SkyCity Hotel Auckland© SkyCity Hotel Auckland

2. Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel

For the family who would like the convenience of making family meals together, Waldorf St Martins’ self-contained apartments are ideal. Boasting a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel offers space for the whole family and a home-away-from-home vibe. The location of the hotel is between Auckland’s bustling centre at the southern end of Queen Street and the city’s best playground for kids, the Auckland Domain.

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Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel Auckland© Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel Auckland

3. ibis Budget Auckland Airport

For an affordable hotel only a 10-minute drive from the Auckland Airport, choose ibis Budget Auckland Airport. The 3-star hotel offers a range of rooms from a Three-bed Room to a Four-bed Family Room complete with an ensuite bathroom and a flat-screen TV to keep the little ones entertained. Amenities at the hotel have been designed with children in mind, including a children’s play area, games room and a children’s buffet in the restaurant. All children under the age of 12 can use the existing bedding in a room for free. Cots are also available. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City.

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ibis Budget Auckland Airport© ibis Budget Auckland Airport

4. Grand Millennium Auckland

The Superior Rooms at the Grand Millennium Auckland are a no-brainer for families who want to treat themselves at this luxurious hotel in Auckland. The rooms have two king beds and floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent views of the city. The hotel has its own parking with an electric vehicle charger, yet is only a short walk from the city centre nearby a wealth of eateries. Families can enjoy the on-site heated swimming pool and cuisine in one of the hotel’s dining venues including a teppanyaki restaurant.

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Grand Millenium Hotel© Grand Millenium Hotel

5. VR Auckland City

Give your family more space at an affordable price at VR Auckland City. The apartment hotel includes a Two Bedroom Family Saver room in their offering, complete with two rooms with queen beds, an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, as well as an ensuite bathroom. The hotel offers onsite parking, free WiFi and complimentary in-room continental breakfast. What’s more, Queen Street is just a short walk away.

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VR Auckland City© VR Auckland City

6. Airport Gold Star Motel

You can’t get much closer to Auckland Airport than the Airport Gold Star Motel. The family-friendly accommodation is an ideal base to recuperate after a flight or prepare for leaving New Zealand. Make use of the convenience stores within walking distance or the nearby supermarkets so you can prepare meals in your in-room kitchen. Other useful facilities for families include an outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground, free car parking and an airport shuttle service.

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Airport Gold Star Motel© Airport Gold Star Motel

7. Kiwi International Hotel

Kiwi International Hotel does the job. This budget hotel in the city centre of Auckland has a range of room layouts, so there’s bound to be something to fit your tribe. The Family Ensuite has a queen bed and two king singles, while smaller families will find the Ensuite Double + Single just right. The simple hotel rooms have coffee/tea-making facilities, TV and a fridge. For food, pop down to their bar and restaurant and make use of their convenient parking facilities at some of the cheapest prices found in the city centre.

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Kiwi International Hotel© Kiwi International Hotel

8. Auckland City Hotel

Another conveniently-located hotel well worth considering is the Auckland City Hotel. The stylish hotel has a couple of fantastic room options for families, including the Suite – 2 Double Beds, Studio – 2 Double Beds and the Boutique Two Bedroom. Each family room has a small kitchenette should you want to prepare simple meals, while those staying in one of the Boutique rooms can enjoy added luxuries, such as an espresso machine and multiple TVs. If you don’t want to cook, then no worries. There’s an on-site restaurant open for breakfast and dinner serving Western-style meals that kids will be familiar with, as well as a French cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

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Auckland City Hotel© Auckland City Hotel

9. President Hotel Auckland

Part of the CPG Hotels group, President Hotel Auckland is a four-star hotel with an excellent city-centre location. The hotel offers excellent 2-Bedroom Suites and 2-Bedroom Family Units complete with kitchen facilities. A child-minding service is available for those parents who might want to try out the on-site gym or enjoy a romantic meal together at one of the many surrounding eateries.

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President Hotel Auckland© President Hotel Auckland

10. Ponsonby Manor

For a touch of timeless luxury – yet at a reasonable price – Ponsonby Manor offers a stylish stay in a modernly renovated 1865 mansion. Located in the trendy Ponsonby suburb, the guest house is a five-minute drive/25-minute walk from the city centre. The large family room has a double bed and a bunkbed, however, sleeping arrangements can be made for two more. Keep the little ones entertained with free WiFi and gorgeous rose gardens to explore.

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10 Best Family Accommodation in Auckland© Ponsonby Manor

More About Auckland for Families

Now that you know the best family accommodations in Auckland, see which stays from this list made it onto The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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