The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland
The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland [2021]

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The Only Auckland Accommodation List You’ll Ever Need

Spanning from the subtropical reaches of Mangawhai down to Bombay and the borders of the Waikato region, Auckland is not only an overwhelming region to explore but offers an overwhelming number of places to stay. That’s why we’ve put together the only Auckland accommodation list you’ll ever need, including the best five-star hotels to the best-value hostels; the best deals in the city centre out to the must-stays on Waiheke, North Shore and beyond. Find the perfect retreat, right here, in the top 50 best accommodations in Auckland.

1. 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.

Check Ohtel Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Ohtel Auckland

2. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Choose from the 411 stylish contemporary rooms and suites at the Cordis, Auckland with rooms to suit all types of travellers. The rooms, however, are just the beginning: Chuan Spa and Health Club and the Cordis Kids program are some of the five-star facilities. See 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland for more hotels like this.

Check Cordis, Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Langham Hospitality Group

3. Ponsonby Manor Guest House

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. This stay is also featured in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Auckland.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Ponsonby Manor Guest House

4. The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

The 4.5-star Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 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. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Accommodations in Auckland for Foodies.

Check The Sebel Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5. 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 rooms for all travellers, as well as an extensive service menu including babysitting, an on-site spa and more than 20 bars and restaurants.

Check SkyCity Hotel Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© SkyCity Hotel Auckland

6. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Inn

Located in the trendy inner-city suburb of Mt Eden, Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Inn offers a luxurious boutique stay without the over-the-top price tag. The charming B&B is ideal for couples and solo travellers.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Inn

7. Barclay Suites

Live like a local when you stay at the Barclay Suites in Auckland Central. This modern apartment hotel has a fully-equipped kitchen, yet a breakfast room delivery service and pre-order dining service are available to remind you that you’re on holiday.

Check Barclay Suites out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Barclay Suites

8. Empire Apartments

It’s hard to beat the price and convenience of the Empire Apartments, which is why this stay easily makes it into the top 10 of the best accommodations in Auckland. Choose from private apartments or a private room in a shared apartment in Auckland Central. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Auckland City.

Check Empire Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Empire Apartments

9. Attic Backpackers

Well hidden inside a long corridor and up an old lift, Attic Backpackers is a well-appointed and vibrant hostel in Auckland Central. Be sure to book early for this popular stay with unbeatable prices. It also features in the 10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Attic Backpackers

10. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Easily making it onto this list of the top accommodations in Auckland Central, the international hotel brand Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour boasts excellent views of the city centre marina which can be enjoyed from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your room or suite.

Check Sofitel Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

11. Andelin Guest House

Escape to Devonport, conveniently close to the Auckland ferry terminal, at the luxurious Andelin Guest House. The romantic retreat is a tastefully restored 1800s villa with modern amenities. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Romantic Hotels in Auckland.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Andelin Guest House

12. Hotel DeBrett

Nestled at the end of Auckland Central’s vibrant High Street and moments away from Queen Street, Hotel DeBrett is a luxurious boutique hotel with a characteristic art deco flair. Stick around for high tea or a drink at the popular Cornerbar.

Check Hotel DeBrett out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Hotel DeBrett

13. SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland

The five-star instalment from SkyCity is the SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland. The executive car service and chauffeur day tours available 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.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland

14. Haka Lodge Auckland

Haka Lodge Auckland is another one of Auckland’s most well-appointed hostels, featuring pod beds for ultimate privacy. It’s a great base to explore Karangahape Road (K Road) while being within walking distance of the city centre.

Check Haka Lodge Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Haka Lodge Auckland

15. Pullman Auckland

There’s almost no room that Pullman Auckland does not do. The five-star hotel not only does your complete range of queen and king rooms with stylish modern furniture, but the hotel also offers a wide range of self-contained apartments.

Check Pullman Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Pullman Auckland

16. ibis budget Auckland Central

Modernly designed, ibis budget Auckland Central 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.

Check ibis budget Auckland Central out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© ibis budget Auckland Central

17. Terry & Cindy’s Bed & Breakfast

Couples and solo travellers, take a look at the homely Terry & Cindy’s Bed & Breakfast. Wedged between Auckland Central and Mission Bay, the accommodation is ideal for exploring Auckland’s waterfront suburbs.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Terry & Cindy's Bed & Breakfast

18. The Boat House

Looking for a couples’ escape? Take a look at this unique hillside A-frame chalet overlooking the harbour waters of Shelly Park. Entry to The Boat House is the main event here with its cable car through the bush. See what there is to do nearby in the 6 Best Things to Do in Howick & Half Moon Bay.

Check The Boat House out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© The Boat House

19. Auckland City Hotel

Another conveniently located hotel in the city is the Auckland City Hotel. The stylish hotel has rooms for solo travellers to families, each with added luxuries, such as an espresso machine and multiple TVs. There’s an on-site restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, as well as a French cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

Check Auckland City Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Auckland City Hotel

20. Columbia Apartments

Another one of the great budget accommodations in Auckland is Columbia Apartments. Relax in your own private apartment or a private room in a shared apartment close to the heart of Auckland city.

Check Columbia Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Columbia Apartments

21. Verandahs Parkside Lodge

Escape to Freemans Bay and get a taste of Auckland history at Verandahs Parkside Lodge. The two restored colonial houses give you a homely feel making you forget that you are actually staying in an affordable hostel – one that’s certainly one of the best accommodations in Auckland!

Check Verandahs Parkside Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Verandahs Parkside Lodge

22. Grafton Backpackers

Boasting (some) dorm rooms with privacy curtains and bunks similar to the pod hostel concept, Grafton Backpackers offers something a little different in Auckland. You’ll find a mixed crowd of backpackers and students at this social hostel in Eden Terrace, which is a short walk from Queen Street and K Road.

Check Grafton Backpackers out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Grafton Backpackers

23. Piha Beachstay Accommodation

Stay at Auckland’s most popular surf beach at the Piha Beachstay Accommodation. The accommodation gets a lot of sunlight and great views of the wild west coast of Auckland. Plus, surf gear can be hired on-site. See more stays like this in the 10 Hostels in Auckland That Will Get You to See More Than the City Centre.

Check Piha Beachstay Accommodation out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Piha Beachstay Accommodation

24. Heaven’s Rest B&B

A welcome retreat among the pastures of the Bombay Hills, Heaven’s Rest B&B is well worth considering on your way in or out of Auckland. The modern B&B with a spa pool has rooms for solo travellers to families.

Check Heaven’s Rest B&B out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Heaven's Rest B&B

25. Haka Lodge Ponsonby

Another affordable beauty from Haka Lodge, Haka Lodge Ponsonby is well hidden in the heart of Auckland Central’s closest suburb. The newly-renovated hostel has private rooms and dorms to suit all.

Check Haka Lodge Ponsonby out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Haka Lodge Ponsonby

26. Quest on Eden

The international apartment hotel chain, known for its stylish apartments, certainly provides a clean and convenient stay in Auckland. Couples, families and small groups are catered to at Quest on Eden with various-sized apartments within walking distance of the city centre.

Check Quest on Eden out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Quest on Eden

27. 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.

Check Spencer on Byron Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Spencer on Byron Hotel

28. 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 rooms, suites and units, some complete with kitchen facilities.

Check President Hotel Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© President Hotel Auckland

29. Metro Adventurer

This hostel on Hobson Street is so central that you can see the Sky Tower from many of the room windows. Relax in Metro Adventurer‘s newly kitted out lounge or large kitchen and stay in affordable private rooms and dorm rooms.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Metro Adventurer

30. Princeton Apartments

Among some of the cheapest double room accommodations in Auckland Central, Princeton Apartments offers rooms in shared two-bedroom apartments, as well as whole private apartments.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Princeton Apartments

31. The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre

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. The reasonably-priced accommodation offers conveniences such as free WiFi, free parking, en-suite rooms and morning newspaper delivery.

Check The Parnell Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre

32. 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 hotel has well-appointed rooms to suit different budgets.

Check Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel

33. Parkside Hotel & Apartments

Located by some of Auckland Central’s most stunning city parks, Parkside Hotel & Apartments is a top choice for couples, families and groups. Nights in are made easy thanks to the on-site restaurant, private kitchens and private balcony facilities in each room. There’s a pool too!

Check Parkside Hotel & Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Parkside Hotel & Apartments

34. Mudbrick Cottages

Set among the grounds of the Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island, Mudbrick Cottages is one of several luxury accommodations in Auckland provided by Mudbrick. Enjoy the cottages’ old-world charm combined with foodie experiences just moments away at the on-site restaurant.

Check Mudbrick Cottages out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Mudbrick Cottages

35. Auckland Harbour Suites

Part of the Oaks Hotels group, Auckland Harbour Suites provides a home-away-from-home experience through their reasonably priced self-catering apartments in the city centre. Plus, long stays are available.

Check Auckland Harbour Suites out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Auckland Harbour Suites

36. Kiwi International Hotel

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 – all located on Queen Street.

Check Kiwi International Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Kiwi International Hotel

37. Hekerua Lodge Backpackers

An affordable Waiheke Island escape, Hekerua Lodge is a hostel with private rooms, dorm rooms and a friendly social atmosphere. Their swimming pool and forest location are just part of the reason this hostel makes it as one of the top accommodations in Auckland.

Check Hekerua Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Hekerua Lodge Backpackers

38. No.9 Hotel

Based in one of Auckland’s most popular shopping precincts, No.9 Hotel in Newmarket provides modern queen, twin and four-bed ensuites, some with private kitchen facilities. The three-star hotel also has an on-site cafe.

Check No.9 Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© No.9 Hotel

39. Delamore Lodge

More luxury awaits on Waiheke, this time at one of the most prestigious five-star resort-style accommodations in Auckland, Delamore Lodge. Enjoy panoramic views from the infinity pool, restaurant or your suite or apartment’s balcony.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Delamore Lodge

40. Park Hyatt Auckland

Overlooking the sheltered waters of Wynyard Quarter, Park Hyatt Auckland offers another stunning five-star option close to the city centre. It’s the ultimate go-to for R&R, boasting a lap pool, spa, fitness centre and more with unbeatable views.

Cheak Park Hyatt Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Park Hyatt Auckland

41. Jet Park Airport Hotel

Jet Park Airport Hotel provides modern luxurious accommodation among the green parklands surrounding Auckland Airport. King and twin rooms boast a unique piece of art, while families will find some of the most catered family suites available in New Zealand. There are even pet stay rooms if you’re travelling with a furry friend!

Check Jet Park Airport Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Jet Park Airport Hotel

42. Whangaparaoa Lodge

Situated along the glistening shores of Whangaparaoa in North Auckland, Whangaparaoa Lodge offers upmarket motel accommodation. Choose from modern rooms with king beds and kitchenettes.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Whangaparaoa Lodge

43. Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel

If you’re looking for a luxury stay near Auckland Airport then set your sights on the Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel. The four-star hotel has modern rooms suitable for couples, business travellers and families. Services include babysitting, currency exchange, parking, Mac web corner, a fitness centre and more.

Check Novotel Auckland Airport out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel

44. 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. 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.

Check ibis budget Auckland Airport out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© ibis budget Auckland Airport

45. Quest Takapuna

A modern apartment hotel complex next to the North Shore Hospital, Quest Takapuna offers a convenient stay with full self-catering facilities. Studios and one-bedroom apartments are modern and well-kept at this Auckland accommodation.

Check Quest Takapuna out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Quest Takapuna

46. Grand Mercure Auckland

Situated in the fantastic dining and shopping precinct of Britomart, Grand Mercure Auckland is a four-star hotel with something for couples, business travellers and families. Dining can also be enjoyed at the hotel on the top floor offering epic views.

Check Grand Mercure Auckland out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Grand Mercure Auckland

47. VR Auckland City

Give your group more space at a reasonable price at VR Auckland City. The apartment hotel with self-catering facilities in each apartment also offers onsite parking, free WiFi and complimentary in-room continental breakfast. What’s more, Queen Street is just a short walk away.

Check VR Auckland City out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© VR Auckland City

48. Econo Lodge City Central

For a budget stay in Auckland city centre, Econo Lodge provides a surprisingly endearing option. The entrance boasts stained-glass displays as you make your way to your simple but functional room. All the city centre attractions are within walking distance.

Check Econo Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Econo Lodge City Central

49. Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel

For groups or families who would like the convenience of making family meals together, Waldorf St Martins’ self-contained apartments are ideal. The location of the hotel is between Auckland’s bustling centre at the southern end of Queen Street and the Auckland Domain.

Check Waldorf St Martins out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel

50. Fort Street Accommodation

With a rooftop spa, sundeck and hundreds of beds, the huge hostel of Fort Street Accommodation provides a cheap and cheerful stay in the heart of Auckland city. A variety of private rooms and dorms are available at this final instalment of the best accommodations in Auckland.

Check Fort Street Accommodation out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland© Fort Street Accommodation

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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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