Where to Find the Best Hotels 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 country’s 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, the suburbs and beyond.
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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 the 25 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland for more hotels like this.
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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.
Check SkyCity Hotel Auckland out:
- SkyCity Hotel Auckland on Booking.com
- SkyCity Hotel Auckland on Trip.com
- SkyCity Hotel Auckland on Expedia
3. SO/ Auckland
If you’re looking for an urban home-away-from-home that can’t help but “wow”, take a look at SO/ Auckland. One of the hottest new five-star hotels in Auckland, SO/ Auckland exudes the grandiose from its four wining and dining venues (including a French patisserie and rooftop bar) to the giant lion sculptures straddling the entrance. Choosing a room isn’t about choosing the right facilities for your needs, but a theme that makes for a memorable stay with five unique designs inspired by Auckland’s volcanic origin. What’s more, the hotel by Accor is located right in the heart of Britomart, moments away from the city’s top bars, restaurants and transport connections.
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4. 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. You’ll 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.
Check Stamford Plaza Auckland out:
- Stamford Plaza Auckland on Booking.com
- Stamford Plaza Auckland on Trip.com
- Stamford Plaza Auckland on Expedia
5. ibis budget Auckland Central
We’re certainly not prejudiced against cheap hotels in Auckland; not all of us are made of money! If you feel us, you might appreciate a stay more like the modernly designed ibis budget Auckland Central that gives that private hotel room experience without the big price tag. Additionally, enjoy free WiFi and a kitchenette with a stove, microwave, fridge and cooking utensils in each room. They make sticking to a budget way too easy! See how ibis compares to other affordable stays in the 20 BEST Budget Accommodations in Auckland.
Check ibis budget Auckland Central out:
- ibis budget Auckland Central on Booking.com
- ibis budget Auckland Central on Trip.com
- ibis budget Auckland Central on Expedia
6. The Hotel Britomart
Injecting a little bit of nature into the heart of Britomart, The Hotel Britomart can’t help but take your breath away with its bush-clad and natural stonework designs. You can be forgiven for feeling like you’re staying in a luxury lodge in the New Zealand wilderness rather than a hotel room in the country’s largest urban jungle, with each of the 99 rooms attractively lined with timber and features like your couch and work desk seamlessly flowing into the walls. If you can pry yourself away from your room and awesome city view, you have various spaces to relax between the lounge, “Wine” and “Chef’s Library” and the sustainably sourced seafood specialists of their on-site restaurant, kingi.
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7. Ramada Suites Victoria Street West
When looking for an apartment hotel in Auckland with self-catering facilities, you can’t go too wrong with Ramada Suites Victoria Street West. The suites and apartments have a concise yet functional kitchen that will help you spruce up your own meals while staying in Auckland. You also have the convenience of your own laundry facilities, as well as a balcony to soak in the views of the urban jungle. Note that there are also Ramada Suites in Albany, Manukau and Orewa also in Auckland. Plus, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Auckland for more apartments like this.
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- Ramada Suites Victoria Street West on Booking.com
- Ramada Suites Victoria Street West on Trip.com
- Ramada Suites Victoria Street West on Expedia
8. Waitakere Resort & Spa
Nestled in the native forests of the Waitakere Ranges of West Auckland, Waitakere Resort & Spa offers the ultimate city escape. Bask in the glorious views of bush-clad hills and the Tasman Sea from your private balcony or while lounging by the seasonal outdoor pool. There’s a stylish restaurant on-site, while the rooms are elegantly curated with a choice of suites and apartments with a spa bath and all of your home essentials. For more romantic escapes like this, be sure to browse the 21 Most Romantic Hotels & Accommodations in Auckland.
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- Waitakere Resort & Spa on Booking.com
- Waitakere Resort & Spa on Trip.com
- Waitakere Resort & Spa on Expedia
9. voco Auckland City Centre
Another tempting choice in the centre of Auckland City, voco Auckland City Centre by IHG Hotels treats guests to stylish rooms with marble bathrooms, intuitive media hubs and all of the fixings. The dining here is an affair of casual luxury with its artisan-style pizzas and Italian pasta at Mozzarella & Co, while the Bar – Albert is New Zealand’s highest rooftop bar and the ultimate place to meet with friends, business colleagues or treat that special someone.
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10. Kiwi International Hotel
Another cheap and cheerful option not to be snuffed at, Kiwi International Hotel is particularly good for solo travellers wanting a private room at an affordable price. Rooms range from single rooms with shared bathrooms to family rooms and apartments. Free WiFi is available. Plus, Kiwi International Hotel is located on Queens Street right in the heart of the city!
Check Kiwi International Hotel out:
- Kiwi International Hotel on Booking.com
- Kiwi International Hotel on HostelWorld
- Kiwi International Hotel on Trip.com
- Kiwi International Hotel on Expedia
11. Ohtel Auckland
A chic five-star boutique hotel on a quieter street of the Viaduct Harbour, Ohtel Auckland offers a lavish contemporary stay in the city centre. Enjoy designer rooms ideal for couples and solo travellers, as well as indulgent facilities including a swimming pool among private parkland. Quirky touches include classic vinyl players and Kiwiana artwork in each room reflecting the culture of New Zealand. More practical aspects include car parking (same price as standard parking in Auckland), a gym and 24-hour room service from the Ohtel Pantry. Thanks to its unique design, Ohtel has topped Where to Stay in Auckland: 50 BEST Accommodations in Auckland for a couple of years!
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12. SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland
The five-star offering from SkyCity is Auckland Central’s premier hotel located at the base of the Sky Tower. The executive car service and chauffeur day tours available at the hotel are just the beginning. The East Day Spa, 25m (82ft) lap pool, gym, business centre, pillow menu and babysitting are some of the services included to complete this luxurious parcel. If you want some of the best views from the city, other than from atop the Sky Tower itself, then ask for the “Grand Harbour View Room”.
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13. Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation
A hotel-meets-homestay in East Auckland, Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation certainly offers a unique hostel in Auckland. Their “Superior” single, queen and twin rooms with shared bathrooms are their cheapest options, while “Deluxe” upgrades are available with an ensuite bathroom. The quirky decor will be pleasing to some, while others will appreciate the convenience of a kitchen. They also offer airport pick-up services.
Check Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation out:
- Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation on Booking.com
- Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation on Trip.com
- Flat Bush Holiday Accommodation on Expedia
14. Mövenpick Hotel Auckland
Situated in the fantastic dining and shopping precinct of Britomart, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland has had recent renovations (it was formerly the Grand Mercure Auckland) to amp it up to a five-star hotel experience with something for couples, business travellers and families. In the true essence of the ice cream brand, the Mövenpick Hotel offers a 24-hour in-room Sundae Service, as well as a daily “Chocolate Hour” where you can watch chocolatiers craft truffles, cupcakes and other tempting treats in the hotel lobby. You’ll also enjoy an unbeatable central location and dining on the top floor offering breathtaking urban and harbour views.
Check Mövenpick Hotel Auckland out:
- Mövenpick Hotel Auckland on Booking.com
- Mövenpick Hotel Auckland on Trip.com
- Mövenpick Hotel Auckland on Expedia
15. Park Hyatt Auckland
Overlooking the sheltered waters of Wynyard Quarter, Park Hyatt Auckland offers another stunning five-star option close to the city centre. In fact, it is the most expensive five-star hotel to ever be constructed in New Zealand. The luxury hotel in Auckland Central boasts a balanced guest-to-service ratio, nevertheless, with four restaurants between 195 rooms. It’s also the ultimate go-to for R&R, boasting a lap pool, spa, fitness centre and more with unbeatable views.
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16. QT Auckland
Renowned for its design-driven hotels, QT Auckland is certainly no exception. A hotspot for couples, this hotel is set to impress with its whimsical designs inspired by… “oyster trawlers?” and an idyllic location overlooking the harbour. You’ll have a further escape from the ordinary when you discover the Mediterranean fare of Esther or sip on a couple of cheeky cocktails at the Rooftop at QT.
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16. Naumi Auckland Airport
Possibly one of the funkiest hotels in Auckland, and located at the Auckland Airport of all places, Naumi Auckland Airport makes your arrival or departure from the city a memorable one. Design, design, design is all over this five-star affair, with vibrant colours and contemporary fixtures that you’re either going to love or hate. The too-cool-for-school lodging has an outdoor pool in summer, a yoga garden and gym, a trendy bar and lounge, as well as a three-hole putting green. For more about the airport, see Arriving at Auckland Airport, New Zealand.
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- Naumi Auckland Airport on Booking.com
- Naumi Auckland Airport on Trip.com
- Naumi Auckland Airport on Expedia
17. The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre
If you want a little more bang for your buck in Auckland, why not try staying in one of the inner suburbs? The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre is just a 10-minute walk from the Auckland Domain which connects the suburb of Parnell to the city centre or just simply hop on a bus into the city. This hotel offers a few handy inclusions such as free WiFi, free parking, en-suite rooms and free morning newspaper delivery. How delightful!
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18. The Convent Hotel
If these walls could tell stories! The Convent Hotel is one of your more unique hotels in Auckland. This one is situated in Grey Lynn just a short bus or Uber ride away from the city. We love how this hotel has stayed true to the original architecture of an old convent built in 1922 with features like exposed walls but added complimentary modern furnishings and fixtures. With very reasonable prices, there’s no excuse not to try out one of the latest additions to the Auckland hotel scene.
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19. Fable Auckland
No wonder this glamourous hotel is nestled between Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Fable Auckland is your top five-star Queen Street choice, welcoming guests with plush carpets, sophisticated furnishings and a Champagne high tea experience that can’t help but dazzle. This luxury hotel in Auckland tempts you to have a more recreational start to your day with a sumptuous breakfast included, even bone china tea sets and an espresso machine in your room, as well as late checkout.
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20. 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.
Check Auckland Harbour Suites out:
- Auckland Harbour Suites on Booking.com
- Auckland Harbour Suites on Trip.com
- Auckland Harbour Suites on Expedia
21. 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 Smoke Pit & Buoy Restaurant makes for a sophisticated setting to wine and dine.
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- Spencer on Byron Hotel on Booking.com
- Spencer on Byron Hotel on Trip.com
- Spencer on Byron Hotel on Expedia
22. Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel
Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel makes getting between your room and the airport 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.
Check Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel out:
- Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel on Booking.com
- Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel on Trip.com
- Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel on Expedia
23. 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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24. Jet Park Airport Hotel
Jet Park Airport Hotel provides modern luxurious accommodation among lush green parklands surrounding Auckland Airport. Stay in one of the “Deluxe King/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 Park’s fine dining restaurants.
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- Jet Park Airport Hotel on Booking.com
- Jet Park Airport Hotel on Trip.com
- Jet Park Airport Hotel on Expedia
25. 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 the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Auckland.
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- ibis Budget Auckland Airport on Booking.com
- ibis Budget Auckland Airport on Trip.com
- ibis Budget Auckland Airport on Expedia
13. Grand Millennium Auckland
While “just” a four-star hotel, the Grand Millennium Auckland is a no less a luxurious offering in Auckland’s city centre. Stay in one of the grand hotel’s 452 stylish rooms towering above a central foyer with a comfortable cafe/bar. Indulge in one of the hotel’s excellent dining venues, such as the Katsura Japanese Restaurant or enjoy the ultimate convenience of on-site parking with electric vehicle chargers. Stay in rooms such as the “Deluxe Room” or the “Junior Suite with Balcony” which has tremendous views of the city skyline.
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- Grand Millennium Auckland on Booking.com
- Grand Millennium Auckland on Trip.com
- Grand Millennium Auckland on Expedia
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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More Hotels in Auckland
That’s it for our list of the best hotels in Auckland but is by no means the end of our Auckland advice! Check out the following for more trip-planning tips:
- The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland
- 30 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland
- 20 Best Things to Do in Auckland
Now that you know the best hotels in Auckland, see if there’s anything else you’ve missed in The Complete Travel Guide to Auckland.