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10 Best Family Accommodations in Christchurch šŸ‘Ŗ [2023]

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Where to Find Family-Friendly Hotels, Holiday Parks and More in Christchurch

With glorious outdoor spaces and a wealth of fun and interactive museums, Christchurch is an ideal city to take the family to. Not only that but there is an array of family-friendly accommodations in Christchurch, from homely motels to luxurious hotels to fun-filled holiday parks. We’ll go through some of your best options in this list of family accommodations in Christchurch.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Guide to Christchurch for Families and plan some amazing experiences with the 10 Things to Do in Christchurch with Kids.

1. Tasman Holiday Parks – Christchurch

One of the best-rated holiday parks in Christchurch, Tasman Holiday Parks – Christchurch is well worth checking for availability. With a swimming pool, an epic children’s playground, a games room, pool tables and more, it’s an obvious choice for an inexpensive family getaway. Find this cheap accommodation in the Papanui suburb north of the city centre. For more budget-friendly stays, check out the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Christchurch.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Christchurch© Tasman Holiday Parks - Christchurch

2. Country Glen Lodge

Keeping in theme with the English style of Christchurch, Country Glen Lodge boasts English charm and an affordable stay for families. Their “2-Bedroom Family Motel Units” offer space for all the family with one room with a king bed and the other with either another queen or two singles. Either way, you’ll have your home-away-from-home experience that’s ideal for a family holiday thanks to the fully-equipped kitchen. The location is ideally centralised too, being a short walk from Hagley Park and Quake City.

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Country Glen Lodge© Country Glen Lodge

3. Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Enjoy four-star accommodation and services at the fantastic Sudima Hotel at Christchurch Airport. After a long flight, stretch your legs or take the complimentary shuttle to the hotel which offers a couple of excellent options for families. Most rooms sleep two adults and two children across two double beds keeping the family together, although can be a little crowded if you have older children or teens. Mum and dad can even enjoy a break from the little ones (or vice versa) thanks to the babysitting services available. Oh, and did we mention that children get to stay at the Sudima for free?! Be sure to also check out the five-star Sudima Christchurch City in the city centre, as listed in the 20 Best Hotels in Christchurch.

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Sudima Christchurch Airport© Sudima Christchurch Airport

4. Perfect Modern Townhouse CBD Christchurch Holiday Home

For families craving their own space, check out this modern (and irresistibly affordable) holiday home in Christchurch city centre. Families will fit across the master bedroom and lounge with a sofa bed, complete with modern furnishings and a contemporary kitchen with a dishwasher. Keep the kids entertained with toys and craft sets in the apartment, while there’s a pretty awesome children’s playground just down the road by the Avon River.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Christchurch© Perfect Modern Townhouse

5. Lorenzo Motor Lodge

Located on the western end of Hagley Park and near Mona Vale – some of the 10 Beautiful Gardens & Parks in Christchurch, Lorenzo Motor Lodge is a hugely popular choice in Christchurch for families. The very well-presented suites and apartments offer some fantastic options for families with the two-bedroom apartment sleeping five and the one-bedroom suites sleeping three. Either way, you’ll be treated to luxuries like a spa bath in the ensuite and at least breakfast-making facilities to kickstart your day.

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10 Best Family Accommodations in Christchurch© Lorenzo Motor Lodge

6. Fable Christchurch

This four-star hotel in the centre of Christchurch is an excellent choice for family accommodation in Christchurch. The “2 Bedroom Suite” is the top choice for families looking for a little bit of luxury in this stylishly-appointed hotel, complete with a spa bath, mountain view and espresso machine. Families can get food at the bar and restaurant on the ground floor or walk to the nearby New Regent Street. See more like this in the 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in Christchurch.

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© Fable Christchurch

7. Camelot Motor Lodge

How can the kids not love the medieval theme of the Camelot Motor Lodge?! Camelot Motor Lodge offers everything from compact “Studio Rooms” to a complete private “Lodge” with four bedrooms and two bathrooms! Whatever you choose is ideal for families, with added extras like cots, kitchen facilities, a TV, a swimming pool, spa pool and free in-house movies to make your stay a little easier and more enjoyable. The motor lodge is located in Christchurch city centre. See more like this in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Christchurch.

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Camelot Motor Lodge© Camelot Motor Lodge

8. Quality Hotel Elms

For an alternative location in Christchurch, take a look at the Quality Hotel Elms in the Papanui suburb between the airport and the city centre. The four-star hotel has a modern-meets-classic style across its 97 guest rooms and restaurant. Families will have ample yet shared space in the “Standard” and “Superior Queen Rooms” with two queen beds. Each room has free WiFi, an ensuite bathroom, Sky TV and more. As for food, there is an a la carte breakfast menu as well as a breakfast buffet every morning. Dinner can also be enjoyed at the Fig Restaurant & Bar.

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Quality Hotel Elms© Quality Hotel Elms

9. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

This boutique motel fills up fast so don’t hesitate to book your two or three-bedroom motel unit. The “Economy Wing” of the Airport Gateway Lodge provides affordable accommodation for families complete with a kitchen, TV, ensuite and free WiFi. The hotel also offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to the airport, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant. There’s even a “Late Room Service” should you be getting off a midnight flight.

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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge© Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

10. 53 Southern Comfort Motel

No matter how big your tribe is, you’re bound to find something to suit at the 53 Southern Comfort Motel in Christchurch. Families can choose between two, three and four-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six people. Each apartment has a full kitchen and communal spaces to enjoy together while having your own space in a queen room and rooms with two single beds. The motel, located on Bealey Avenue and a short walk from the city centre, also has free WiFi, on-site parking and Sky TV. See how this motel compares to the 20 Best Motels in Christchurch.

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Southern Comfort Motel© Southern Comfort Motel

11. Belle Bonne Motel

Another motel-style accommodation located near Christchurch Airport, Belle Bonne Motel is a popular choice for families. The motel has 10 units, six with two bedrooms sleeping up to seven people. Save on the cost of food by making your own meals thanks to each unit’s fully-equipped kitchen and keep the little ones entertained with Sky TV. The motel boasts everything child-friendly, from the mesmerising fish tank at reception to the children’s playground and trampoline in the garden.

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Belle Bonne Motel© Belle Bonne Motel

12. Garden City Motel

Last but certainly not least, the Garden City Motel offers a great range of family accommodation. Choose from the “Super King Studios” sleeping up to six people or the “2-Bedroom Units” sleeping up to five with self-contained facilities. The motel is located in Papanui between the city centre and the airport with its own set of local attractions, such as a sports centre and cinema.

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Garden City Motel© Garden City Motel

[CLOSED] Avalon Court Accommodation

A hidden gem on Bealey Avenue in Christchurch’s city centre, Avalon Court Accommodation isn’t exactly well-advertised but it’s a great option for families. Their motel units include two-bedroom units with a kitchen, dining area and bathroom. Each unit has a homely feel and includes Sky TV, free WiFi and parking.

More About Family Accommodations in Christchurch

That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Christchurch, but it’s by no means the end of our travel tips! Get more stellar travel advice from the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to Christchurch for Families.


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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