The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

10 Best Hotels in Auckland

© The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Where to Stay in Auckland

While the rest of New Zealand sprawls across rolling green hills, dramatic mountains, fiords and lakes, Auckland is in a world of its own. This highly-developed city boasts some of the countries most stylish hotels, suitable for families, foodies, couples and budget travellers alike. Experience a completely different side of New Zealand by staying in one of the city’s vibrant hotels. We go through some of our favourite options in this list of the best hotels in Auckland, including locations in the city centre, Auckland Airport and the suburbs.

While you’re here, don’t miss these 10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland and The Complete Guide to Auckland.

1. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Choose from one of 411 stylish contemporary rooms and suites at the five-star Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group. Each room has a remarkably comfortable Dream Bed and includes all the modern bells and whistles, such as in-touch connectivity and USB charging stations. There are rooms to suit all types of travellers, including Family Rooms like the Junior Suite with kitchenette, and Club Rooms such as the Executive Room which gives exclusive access to The Club Lounge. The rooms, however, are just the beginning. Wellness is a core part of the Cordis stay thanks to the on-site Chuan Spa and Health Club, while those travelling with little ones can make use of the Cordis Kids program. In between all of that, indulge at one of the four dining venues residing in the hotel. See 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland for more hotels like this.

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Cordis, Auckland By Lanham Hospitality Group© Cordis, Auckland By Lanham Hospitality Group

2. SkyCity Hotel Auckland

It doesn’t get more central than SkyCity Hotel Auckland, located at the SkyCity complex at the base of the Sky Tower. SkyCity Auckland offers a Premium Room, Premium Suite and a Premium Courtyard Room, where twin king beds are available should you be travelling as a group or family. The hotel offers something for families, such as babysitting services, as well as family passes to the Sky Tower. There’s something for couples on a romantic getaway with an on-site spa, as well as more than 20 bars and restaurants to indulge in. And friendship groups can get together and try their luck at the casino. All in all, SkyCity Hotel Auckland is a good all-rounder for a luxurious stay without the added expense of its twin hotel, the five-star SkyCity Grand Hotel.

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SkyCity Hotel Auckland© SkyCity Hotel Auckland

3. Barclay Suites

Live like a local when you stay at the Barclay Suites in Auckland central. This apartment hotel has a fully-equipped kitchen in each suite should you want to spruce up your own meals, yet a breakfast room delivery service and pre-order dining service are available to remind you’re on holiday And if you need to work it all off, staying at the Barclay Suites gives you access to a nearby gym with top-of-the-line equipment and fitness classes. The Barclay Suites make a great option for foodies – see 10 Best Accommodation in Auckland for Foodies for more like this.

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Barclay Suites© Barclay Suites

4. ibis Budget Auckland Airport

For an affordable yet modern hotel only a 10-minute drive from the Auckland Airport, choose ibis Budget Auckland Airport. The 3-star hotel offers a wide range of rooms to suit all traveller types, from Budget Twin Rooms to a Four-bed Family Room complete with an ensuite bathroom. In fact, all children under the age of 12 can use the existing bedding in a room for free, making ibis Budget Auckland Airport an irresistible option for families. See more like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Auckland.

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ibis Budget Auckland Airport© ibis Budget Auckland Airport

5. Stamford Plaza Auckland

Stamford Plaza Auckland is centrally located providing access to all the city centre attractions while having everything you could possibly need within this luxury hotel. Foodies will love the offering of four superb restaurants, including high tea, teppanyaki and cooking classes. Youll also have plenty of opportunities to work off the meals at the on-site health centre which includes a 12m heated pool, spa and gym. As for the rooms, well, there are seven room types wrapped in luxury either with views across the cityscape or the Waitemata Harbour. The Deluxe Room has thoughtful extras like an espresso machine, while the Governor’s Suite is a 134sqm suite with a kitchen, boardroom and two bathrooms.

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Stamford Plaza Auckland© Stamford Plaza Auckland

6. Auckland Harbour Suites

Part of the Oaks Hotels group, Auckland Harbour Suites provides a home-away-from-home experience through their self-catering apartments. Choose between Studio Rooms, 1-Bedroom Apartments and 2-Bedroom Apartments with numerous views available. The apartments are a more affordable choice in Auckland. Plus, long stays are available. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City.

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Oaks Auckland Harbour Residences© Oaks Auckland Harbour Residences

7. Spencer on Byron Hotel

Looking for an alternative location in Auckland? Consider staying at The Spencer on Byron Hotel at Takapuna Beach. The hotel is a popular accommodation in Auckland with couples thanks to its romantic rooms, award-winning dining and a location a mere 500 metres from the sandy shores of Takapuna Beach. Rooms are either a Studio Room or a One-Bedroom Suite, both complete with self-catering facilities should you want to enjoy a romantic night in. Otherwise, the award-winning SmokePit & Buoy Restaurant makes for a sophisticated setting to wine and dine. See more hotels in Auckland like this in 10 Best Romantic Hotels in Auckland.

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Spencer on Byron Hotel© Spencer on Byron Hotel

8. Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel

Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel makes getting between your room and airport all too easy thanks to their free airport shuttle service and free car parking for up to 10 days. Recognisable by the giant kiwi bird perched on the hotel’s roof, the Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel has well-appointed rooms to suit different budgets. The One Bedroom Suite and Queen Bedroom are your most luxurious options, while the Airport Saver Room and Airport Express Accommodation are great for budget-conscious travellers. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant, as well as a gym.

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Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel© Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel

9. The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Arguably one of the most picturesque urban areas of Auckland and one of the top dining precincts, the Viaduct Harbour is also home to The Sebel. The 4.5-star hotel offers modern and sophisticated suites and studios with fully-equipped kitchens. That’s not to say that you don’t have access to amazing eateries, including the hotel’s on-site restaurant offering Kiwi classics like gourmet burgers and crayfish waffles.

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The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour© The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

10. Jet Park Airport Hotel

Last but certainly not least, Jet Park Airport Hotel provides modern luxurious accommodation among lush green parklands surrounding Auckland Airport. Stay in one of the Deluxe King or Twin Rooms, each with a unique piece of art, while families will find something special for the little ones in the Family Suite. Apartments are also available with a fully-equipped kitchen and a luxurious spa bath. Hell, there are even Pet Stay Rooms if you’re travelling with a furry friend! During your stay, don’t miss the award-winning cuisine at one of Jet Parks fine dining restaurants.

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Jet Park Airport Hotel© Jet Park Airport Hotel

More About Auckland

Now that you know the best hotels 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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