The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown
The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown [2021]

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The Only Queenstown Accommodation List You’ll Ever Need

Queenstown might be an extremely small town on the edge of Lake Wakatipu but, admittedly, the tourist hotspot has an overwhelming number of places to stay. That’s where this list of the best accommodations in Queenstown comes in.

This Queenstown accommodation list will be the only one you ever need, featuring stays from the most luxurious town-centre hotels to the most authentic rural B&Bs; from the flashiest backpacker hostels to the best family-friendly motels; and everything in between. So, find the perfect stay for you, right here, on the ultimate list of accommodations in Queenstown.

1. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Far enough for a quiet retreat yet close enough for a stroll into town, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel not only offers convenience but five-star luxury. The 22-room hotel treats guests to pre-dinner drinks and canapes each day.

Check Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

2. Hidden Lodge Queenstown

The aptly named Hidden Lodge Queenstown is perched on a hillside shrouded in greenery on the outskirts of town. The five-star lodge boasts just four guest suites with unbeatable views.

Check Hidden Lodge Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Hidden Lodge Queenstown

3. The Canyons B&B

Escape to Arthurs Point and the banks of the Shotover River at this homely yet lavish B&B accommodation. The Canyons B&B offers three romantic rooms ideal for couples. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Queenstown.

Check The Canyons B&B out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Canyons B&B

4. Adventure Queenstown Hostel

Affordable and friendly, Adventure Queenstown Hostel provides a boutique budget accommodation in Queenstown. The hostel offers (often) sundrenched balconies to relax on with fellow travellers – see more like this in the 11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown.

Check Adventure Queenstown Hostel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Adventure Queenstown Hostel

5. Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

Take your pick from lake or alpine views when you stay at Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments. Perched on the sides of Fernhill are premium three-bedroom apartments ideal for family holidays and group gatherings. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown.

Check Platinum Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Platinum Queenstown Villa Apartments

6. Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge Queenstown

Another stunning boutique accommodation in Queenstown, Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge oozes historical charm. There are six uniquely decorated rooms on offer, all just a short walk from town.

Check Hulbert House out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Hulbert House Luxury Boutique Lodge Queenstown

7. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Treat your loved ones or impress your group with a stay at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments. While the five-star apartment hotel is a little out of town, it offers complimentary shuttles, as well as a water taxi service from a private wharf. See more like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Queenstown.

Check The Rees Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

8. The Old Ferry Hotel Bed & Breakfast

Be transported to the gold mining era of Queenstown at The Old Ferry Hotel Bed & Breakfast. Set on the banks of the Shotover River between Queenstown and Lake Hayes, the endearing homestay includes an indulgent cooked and continental breakfast.

Check The Old Ferry Hotel Bed & Breakfast out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Old Ferry Hotel Bed & Breakfast

9. Manata Homestead & Lodge

A home away from home that you’ll never want to leave, Manata Homestead & Lodge is the ideal place to entertain your family or group with an outdoor swimming pool, swing set, mountain bikes, barbecue area and more.

Check Manata Homestead & Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Manata Homestead & Lodge

10. Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments

Topping our list of one of the best motel accommodations in Queenstown, Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments is super central, well-appointed and reasonably priced! Enough said.

Check Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Lomond Lodge Motel & Apartments

11. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

A luxury hotel on the central streets of Queenstown, Sofitel Queenstown Hostel & Spa offers a stay in effortless luxury. Enjoy fine dining, a day spa and elegant interiors. See more options like this in the 10 Best Hotels in Queenstown.

Check Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

12. The Glebe Apartments

Treat your family or group to an easy stay at The Glebe Apartments in the centre of Queenstown. The accommodation boasts contemporary fully self-contained apartments surrounding an attractive courtyard.

Check The Glebe Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Glebe Apartments

13. The Spire Hotel

Jutting out over the vibrant central streets of Queenstown, The Spire Hotel offers tastefully decorated five-star rooms with a stone-clad fireplace for a cosy ambience in winter and a large balcony to soak up the sun in summer.

Check The Spire Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Spire Hotel

14. Villa Del Lago

Choose from two or three-bedroom villas, as well as one-bedroom king suites at the luxurious Villa Del Lago. The serviced apartments in Fernhill feature full kitchens and access to a herb garden to make the most of it! See more options like this in the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Queenstown.

Check Villa Del Lago out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Villa Del Lago

15. Adventure Q2 Hostel

The sister hostel of the acclaimed Adventure Queenstown Hostel, Adventure Q2 Hostel offers the same friendly service and quality rooms on a boutique scale – a good backup up if the other hostel is fully booked!

Check Adventure Q2 Hostel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Adventure Q2 Hostel

16. Alexis Motel & Apartments

Lake views yet conveniently close to town: what else could you want from a motel in Queenstown? The studios and apartments of Alexis Motel & Apartments are simple but clean with self-catering facilities.

Check Alexis Motel & Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Alexis Motel & Apartments

17. Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa

Stay among the vines of the Otago wine region at the Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa. Getaways to these luxury villas include breakfast, wine tasting and access to a gym, sauna, spa and hot pool.

Check Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa

18. Absoloot Hostel QT

If convenience is your king, then this is the hostel for you. Positioned on the lakefront in downtown Queenstown, Absoloot comes with free WiFi, well-maintained facilities and friendly staff to help you get the most from your stay.

Check out Absoloot Hostel QT here!

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Absoloot Hostel QT

19. Heritage Queenstown

Crafted from schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown elevates the ambience of this alpine town. There’s accommodation for all traveller types including those who wish to have their own kitchen space in the hotel’s suites.

Check Heritage Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Heritage Queenstown

20. Garden Court Suites & Apartments

Offering a variety of studios and apartments at an affordable price, Garden Court Suites & Apartments is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers.

Check Garden Court Suites & Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Garden Court Suites & Apartments

21. YHA Lakefront

A 10-minute walk from the town centre makes YHA Lakefront a quieter hostel option. The hostel is also popular for its facilities from the spacious kitchens to the secure bunk beds. They have homely private rooms too.

Check YHA Lakefront out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© YHA Lakefront

22. Tahuna Pod Hostel

We love the pod concept of the Tahuna Pod Hostel dorms. Get your own isolated bed and shut the curtains when you want to get a proper night’s rest at this budget accommodation. The modern facilities and the super friendly staff are just the icing on top.

Check Tahuna Pod Hostel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Tahuna Pod Hostel

23. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Located on the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu with Queenstown a mere 10-minute water taxi ride away, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is your ultimate retreat. The five-star resort has 178 rooms, each complete with a private balcony, cosy fireplace and access to vibrant facilities with a spa and multiple dining options.

Check Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

24. Amity Serviced Apartments

Enjoy your own space and kitchen facilities at an affordable price at Amity Serviced Apartments. The budget apartments offer one and two-bedroom apartments with or without a mountain view.

Check Amity Serviced Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Amity Serviced Apartments

25. Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Enjoy modern furnishings, majestic views and home comforts when you stay at Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu. Each suite boasts underfloor heating, a gas fire, a full kitchen, USB charging stations and some suites feature a private balcony.

Check Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

26. Whistler Holiday Apartments

Another fantastic home-away-from-home experience awaits at Whistler Holiday Apartments. Although the apartment accommodation is on the edge of town, it’s only 10 minutes walk to the town centre.

Check Whistler Holiday Apartments out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Whistler Holiday Apartments

27. Kamana Lakehouse

Another breathtaking boutique hotel, Kamana Lakehouse boasts some of the best private hot pools offered by an accommodation in Queenstown. Choose between view-capturing king and twin rooms and apartments.

Check Kamana Lakehouse out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown [2021]© Kamana Lakehouse

28. Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge is within walking distance of Queenstown Garden. Free parking is available to save you from those hefty parking prices of the town centre. Rooms are simple but comfortable and affordable.

Check Blue Peaks Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Blue Peaks Lodge

29. The Waterfront

Enjoy the comforts of home in the two-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom penthouses of The Waterfront. Each apartment has its own kitchen, two bathrooms in some cases, Sky TV, as well as access to free WiFi, ski lockers and underground parking.

Check The Waterfront out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© The Waterfront

30. Nugget Point, A THC Group Hotel

Swap your ultra-modern hotels for something stylishly traditional at Nugget Point. Enjoy a truly unique stay with a Roman-style spa, as well as a gym, squash court, private movie theatre, library, WiFi and oh-so-much more.

Check Nugget Point out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Nugget Point, A THC Group Hotel

31. Sherwood

Sherwood is an eco-friendly hotel with refurbished rooms made with recycled materials, while their restaurant serves meals made with organic food. Relax on a hillside overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range, a 5-minute drive from the city centre.

Check Sherwood out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Sherwood

32. Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

Situated in the suburb of Arthurs Point, Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park might be a little out of town, but there are affordable cottages, as well as places to camp. See more like this in Where to Camp in Queenstown.

Check Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

33. Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

For great value accommodation, choose the Holiday Inn Queenstown. From standard double rooms to family suites, there’s something for every kind of traveller. Plus, the hotel allows kids under 12 to stay and eat for free. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Queenstown.

Check Holiday Inn Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

34. Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Mgallery by Sofitel

A five-star design-driven hotel just a short walk from town, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown is well worth considering for a special occasion. Choose between rooms with your choice of lake or garden view, opt for a balcony, or enjoy more space in one of the suites.

Check Hotel St Moritz out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Hotel St Moritz Queenstown – Mgallery by Sofitel

35. Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Fantastic location, spectacular views and all for an affordable price, Melbourne Lodge offers private rooms that are especially good value for solo travellers or couples. Breakfast is included in your stay. The lodge is just five minutes walk from town.

Check Melbourne Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast

36. Caples Court

With a prime location in the centre of Queenstown, plus budget self-contained studios and apartments, how can you go wrong with Caples Court? Each studio has at least a private lounge, kitchenette, bathroom and patio.

Check Caples Court out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Caples Court

37. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

This four-star hotel offers a double whammy when it comes to location: in the centre of town and on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside makes for a stunning location to enjoy the buffet breakfast from the fabulous restaurant or a glass of wine from your balcony.

Check Novotel Queenstown Lakeside out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

38. Mercure Queenstown Resort

Located on the hillside of Fernhill, Mercure Queenstown Resort features elevated views of Lake Wakatipu. Treat yourself to an array of amenities such as a seasonal pool, sauna and spa, fitness centre and two restaurants with breathtaking views of the lake. See more stays like this in the 10 Things to Do in Queenstown for Foodies.

Check the Mercure Queenstown Resort out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Mercure Queenstown Resort

39. Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park

Whether you need a self-contained studio or a place to camp, Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park can provide. The accommodation is within short walking distance from the town centre and offers some great views of Lake Wakatipu.

Check Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park

40. DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

An ideal base for skiing at The Remarkables in winter or to escape the hustle and bustle of the town in summer, DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown offers a lakeside retreat in Kawarau Village.

Check DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

41. Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

Nestled in gardens and with many rooms overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is an excellent choice in town. The four-star hotel has rooms with a private patio or balcony and offers free WiFi.

Check the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

42. Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Couples, business travellers and families alike will love what’s on offer at the four-star Millennium Hotel Queenstown. The Queenstown hotel based on Frankton Road in between town and the ski fields has a shuttle service, gym, Jacuzzi, free WiFi and a marvellous on-site restaurant.

Check the Millennium Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Millennium Hotel Queenstown

43. Peppers Beacon

An idyllic lakeside location only five minutes walk from town, Peppers Beacon is a five-star luxury option for apartments in Queenstown. However large your tribe, you’ll find the right fit with a wealth of two to five-bedroom apartments available.

Check Peppers Beacon out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Peppers Beacon

44. Marina Apartments Element Escapes

For a more independent apartment holiday, consider Marina Apartments Element Escapes. Choose from two locations in Queenstown, either in the heart of the town or along Frankton Road – both of which offer luxurious non-serviced apartments.

Check Marina Apartments Element Escapes out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Marina Apartments Element Escapes

45. Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Boasting a central location and unique A-frame buildings, the Heartland Hotel is a great choice for couples, friends and families looking for a value hotel in Queenstown.

Check the Heartland Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Heartland Hotel Queenstown

46. Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Flaming Kiwi is a sociable and affordable hostel that is a 5-minute walk from town. Even the eight-bed dorms are spacious and facilities are kept generally clean.

Check Flaming Kiwi Backpackers out:
The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

47. Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

For travellers on a budget, Pinewood Lodge certainly will provide an easy and convenient stay. The accommodation village, a mere seven minutes walk from town, offers houses, cabins and studios, as well as private rooms and dorm rooms with shared facilities.

Check Pinewood Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Pinewood Lodge & Apartments

48. Rydges Queenstown

Convenience and idyllic views unite here at Rydges Queenstown with its lakeshore location only a five-minute walk from town. While the hotel’s exterior is nothing short of grand, standing majestically over Lake Wakatipu, the room interiors are certainly simpler but functional.

Check Rydges Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Rydges Queenstown

49. Remarkables Queenstown

Stay on the alternative side of town between Queenstown Airport and The Remarkables Shopping Centre. Remarkables Queenstown is a sleek and classy budget hotel with a number of private rooms with a shared lounge, laundry and kitchen facilities.

Check Remarkables Queenstown out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Remarkables Queenstown

50. Lakeside Motel

One of the more affordable and centrally-located budget accommodations in Queenstown is the Lakeside Motel. What’s more, they offer rooms that are fully self-contained with a kitchen and bathroom so you will have everything you need.

Check Lakeside Motel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Queenstown© Lakeside Motel

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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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