The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington
The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington 🏆 [2022]

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The Only Wellington Accommodation List You’ll Ever Need

It’s not every day that you get to stay in the capital of New Zealand. Make sure the experience is perfect by staying in one of the best accommodations in Wellington.

This list is compiled by New Zealand’s largest travel guide, featuring some of the most lavish hotels to the most vibrant hostels; the best family-friendly accommodations to the most authentic homestays. Choose the right stay, whether it’s in the city centre or the suburbs, in this ultimate list of Wellington accommodations.

1. QT Wellington

A design-driven hotel with a captivating collection of art to admire, QT Wellington is well worth saving for a special occasion. The four-star stay features sublime restaurants and a cocktail bar, as well as tops our 10 Best Hotels in Wellington.

Check QT Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© QT Wellington

2. The Dwellington

Budget travellers looking for a refreshing yet affordable place to stay in the capital, check out The Dwellington. The modern hostel includes some unique facilities, like a boutique cinema room, custom-timber bunks, female-only dorms, as well as more standard set-ups including private rooms. See more like this in the 11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wellington.

Check The Dwellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© The Dwellington

3. Bolton Hotel

The Bolton Hotel is a five-star hotel that boasts the largest city-centre room sizes. You’ll have access to your own kitchen facilities, as well as fine dining at the Artisan restaurant and casual dining at the Lobby Cafe & Bar. Browse similar stays in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wellington.

Check Bolton Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Bolton Hotel

4. InterContinental Wellington

Settle for nothing less than absolute luxury when you stay at the InterContinental Wellington. The five-star hotel located adjacent to the Wellington Waterfront and city centre offers a vast array of services, including babysitting, nannying, shoe shining, private limousines and much more.

Check InterContinental Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© InterContinental Wellington

5. Quest on Thorndon

The international aparthotel brand has quite a presence in the capital, but Quest on Thorndon tops it in this list of accommodations in Wellington for its convenient location by the train station and city centre, as well as for its reasonable rates.

Check Quest on Thorndon out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Quest on Thorndon

6. The Marion Hostel

The Marion Hostel might be primarily for budgeting backpackers, but even more discerning travellers might like the private rooms of this stylish city-centre hostel with modern industrial-style interiors.

Check The Marion Hostel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© The Marion Hostel

7. Willis Village

Here is your own spacious self-contained apartment in the city centre; Willis Village provides everything you need for a home-away-from-home experience. Each apartment is set across two floors and opens up onto a private patio.

Check Willis Village out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Willis Village

8. U Boutique Hotel

Impossible to miss with its quirky murals on the exterior, U Boutique Hotel is a compact hotel with a stylish room for solo travellers up to families. Stay in one of their budget rooms or opt for a more lavish apartment with a spa pool – either way, this hotel easily makes it high in our list of best accommodations in Wellington.

Check U Boutique Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© U Boutique Hotel

9. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Stay right in the middle of the action at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. The Cable Car, Parliament and shopping/dining precincts are on your doorstep to enjoy in between nights in your luxurious room. Some rooms feature a welcome snack platter, complimentary guest ironing, evening turndown and an espresso machine among other luxuries.

Check the James Cook Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

10. Wellington City Cottages

Stay in one of the quirky self-contained cottages just off the famous Cuba Street at Wellington City Cottages. When you’re not out exploring the city, relax in your stylish abode with a cute courtyard garden.

Check Wellington City Cottages out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Wellington City Cottages

11. Astelia Apartment Hotel

For a self-contained apartment on Willis Street that’s a little more sophisticated, set your sights on the Astelia Apartment Hotel. The studios to premium one-bedroom apartments invite you in with soothing tones and are kitted out with quality fittings.

Check Astelia Apartment Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Astelia Apartment Hotel

12. Rydges Wellington

It’s not too hard to get a good deal at Rydges Wellington, especially if travelling with kids who stay in the existing bedding for free. The 4.5-star Rydges Hotel in the city centre offers a range of sleek and comfortable rooms. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Wellington.

Check Rydges Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Rydges Wellington

13. Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

Stylish, contemporary and a home away from home awaits at the Century City Hotel. The 89 rooms are made up of studios, apartments and luxurious penthouses with home comforts like a kitchen, laundry machines, leather lounge suites, balconies and free WiFi.

Check Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

14. Trek Global

A games area with foosball and pool table, bike hire and free fresh herbs in the foyer… You know you are stepping into a cool hostel when entering Trek Global. The accommodation in Wellington city centre is split into different colours, each with its own kitchen and bathrooms, as well as an additional lounge and patio area downstairs.

Check Trek Global out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Trek Global

15. Sofitel Wellington

A five-star hotel that rarely fails to impress, Sofitel Wellington brings the French flair of the international hotel chain to the capital, boasting sophisticated vintage-inspired decor and indulgent cuisine. The hotel overlooks the iconic Wellington Botanic Gardens, which alone makes Sofitel easily one of the top accommodations in Wellington.

Check Sofitel Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© NZPocketGuide.com

16. Doubletree By Hilton Wellington

Stay in the modern international-standard hotel rooms of Doubletree By Hilton Wellington where you’re moments away from key places, like the Cable Car leading to the Botanic Gardens.

Check Doubletree By Hilton Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Doubletree By Hilton Wellington

17. Pacific View Bed and Breakfast

A homely stay on the Miramar Peninsula, Pacific View Bed and Breakfast offers two delightful guest rooms near the airport, as well as many of the activities listed in the 10 Best Things to Do in Miramar.

Check Pacific View Bed and Breakfast out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Pacific View Bed and Breakfast

18. Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

This luxury hotel is far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, yet only a 10-minute walk away. The Copthorne Hotel in the beachside suburb of Oriental Bay has rooms to suit most travellers, but particularly couples as we list this accommodation in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Wellington.

Check Copthorne Hotel Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

19. Beachfront Wellington Bed and Breakfast

Just across from the sandy shores of Worser Bay, Beachfront Wellington Bed and Breakfast offers a charming stay as one of the most unique accommodations in Wellington. The B&B offers rooms suitable for solo travellers, a couple of friends and couples.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Beachfront Wellington Bed and Breakfast

20. Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

It’s a hostel that’s so good it has hosted the Queen’s entourage! Albeit, this was in 1953 before it became a backpacker hostel… Nevertheless, the essence of the historic hotel is still noticeable in Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.

Check Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

21. Richmond Guest House

Offering an alternative style of accommodation in the heart of Wellington, Richmond Guest House offers homely rooms for solo travellers, couples and adult groups. Breakfast is included in the tariff, while a communal kitchen is also available.

Check Richmond Guest House out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Richmond Guest House

22. Apollo Lodge Motel

There’s something for everyone at this city-centre motel complex with 15 apartments and 42 units. Apollo Lodge Motel has well-kept double rooms, self-contained studios and family units spread across a grand Edwardian house, as well as more contemporary buildings.

Check Apollo Lodge Motel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Apollo Lodge Motel

23. Grand Mercure Hotel

Stay at the Cuba Quarter’s luxurious Grand Mercure Wellington. The 4.5-star hotel is adorned in fabulous art and offers delightful cuisine at their Forage Kitchen + Bar. See more like this in the 10 Best Accommodations in Wellington for Foodies.

Check Grand Mercure Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Grand Mercure Hotel

24. Ohtel Wellington

A chic five-star boutique hotel on Oriental Parade, Ohtel Wellington is furnished with vintage and class in mind. Downstairs is the delightful Ohtel Pantry offering a pleasant meeting space over a coffee or craft beer.

Check Ohtel Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Ohtel Wellington

25. Trinity Hotel

Trinity Hotel is everything you would expect from a hotel but for a reasonable price. Choose this hotel if you want a central location, planning on eating out/want to treat yourself at their rooftop bar. On-site parking is available at an extra cost.

Check Trinity Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Trinity Hotel

26. Capital View Motor Inn

Capital View Motor Inn has the advantages of free on-site parking in a very central location of Wellington. Plus, each studio has its own private kitchen and bathroom facilities. What more could you want?!

Check Capital View Motor Inn out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Capital View Motor Inn

27. Novotel Wellington

It’s all too easy at Novotel Wellington, located in the heart of the capital on Lambton Quay. The rooms of this 4.5-star hotel bask in natural light and offer sensational views of the city, much like many other hotels on this list of accommodations in Wellington, but we simply couldn’t miss it out.

Check Novotel Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Novotel Wellington

28. Boulcott Suites

Find elegance, space and style at the five-star Boulcott Suites. The apartment hotel offers stylish studio apartments, single-level suites and fully-equipped four-bedroom townhouses, so there’s something to suit all types of discerning travellers.

Check Boulcott Suites out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Boulcott Suites

29. U Residence Hotel

Another option from the U Hotel Group, U Residence Hotel offers something for those seeking more space, as well as self-catering facilities. Each of the 13 apartments has a private balcony overlooking the city.

Check U Residence Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© U Residence Hotel

30. CityLife Wellington

Home-away-from-home meets luxury when you stay at CityLife Wellington by Heritage Hotels. The five-star studios and suites are complete with kitchenettes and enough room to lounge in comfort.

Check CityLife Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© CityLife Wellington

31. Cambridge Hotel

This hotel within walking distance of the city centre has a budget room for everyone. Part hotel, part hostel, the rooms of the Cambridge Hotel range from dorms to private single, twin, double and quadruple rooms.

Check the Cambridge Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Cambridge Hotel

32. Gilmer Apartment Hotel

Sleek and simply, Gilmer Apartment Hotel offers no-fuss self-contained apartments just minutes away from Lambton Quay. The hotel offers competitive rates, from one night to one year!

Check the Gilmer Apartment Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Gilmer Apartment Hotel

33. U Suites Kilbirnie

Nestled between Wellington Airport, Lyall Bay and Wellington city centre, U Suites Kilbirnie is an excellent base to see it all. Stay in spacious modern apartments with rooms to suit groups and families.

Check U Suites Kilbirnie out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© U Suites Kilbirnie

34. Oaks Wellington Hotel

What was once a Ford assembly plant is now a fresh and modern nine-storey hotel in the heart of Wellington CBD. From hotel rooms to fully self-contained apartments, Oaks Wellington Hotel has more than what you are looking for.

Check Oaks Wellington Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Oaks Wellington Hotel

35. Shepherds Arms Hotel

A classic pub-style accommodation at an affordable price, the Shepherds Arms Hotel has a mix of room types above its laidback restaurant. Enjoy free WiFi and free parking, all within 10 minutes walk of the city centre.

Check Shepherds Arms Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Shepherds Arms Hotel

36. Willis Wellington Hotel

Situated just outside the city centre (about a 20-minute walk to the waterfront), Willis Wellington Hotel offers some budget-friendly private rooms, especially for solo travellers. Note that breakfast is usually included in the rate.

Check Willis Wellington Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Willis Wellington Hotel

37. Rydges Wellington Airport

Need to catch an early flight? You can’t do better than Rydges Wellington Airport, which is just an escalator ride from the terminal. Enjoy modern and sophisticated fixings and furnishings (but eat at the terminal; not the on-site restaurant).

Check Rydges Wellington Airport out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Rydges Wellington Airport

38. Newlands Court Motel

If you need a place to stay on your way in or out of Wellington, choose Newlands Court Motel. The motel in the Wellington suburb boasts premium studios to family suites, some with a spa bath.

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The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Newlands Court Motel

39. Quest on Johnston Serviced Apartments

The other Quest apartment complex in the city centre is Quest on Johnston Serviced Apartments. The apartments provide more than enough space and amenities for a functional place to stay with kitchen facilities and an ensuite bathroom.

Check Quest on Johnston out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Quest on Johnston Serviced Apartments

40. Wellesley Boutique Hotel

Relax and unwind among the historical charm of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel. The hotel is an excellent option for those seeking single or double rooms; for business or for leisure.

Check Wellesley Boutique Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Wellesley Boutique Hotel

41. Aura Hotel

With a super central location and super affordable prices, Aura Hotel ticks the right boxes. Rooms offered are double, triple and quadruple with some of those being ensuite. There are shared kitchen and lounge facilities, plus free WiFi.

Check Aura Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Aura Hotel

42. ibis Wellington

Get that city-centre hotel experience but for a fraction of the price at the budget ibis Wellington. There are well-appointed rooms for everyone, as well as an on-site restaurant serving a hot buffet breakfast.

Check ibis Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© ibis Wellington

43. Atura Wellington

The 3.5-star Atura Wellington offers simple yet functional rooms for solo to family travellers, all within walking distance of Lambton Quay and offers all the necessities like free WiFi. The main appeal of the hotel, however, is the contemporary cuisine of Frankie’s Eatery.

Check Atura Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Atura Wellington

44. Airport Motor Lodge

An alternative Wellington Airport accommodation, Airport Motor Lodge provides modern motel-style accommodation with some studios featuring a spa. The motor lodge offers free parking and free airport transfers, making it certainly one of the most convenient accommodations in Wellington.

Check Airport Motor Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Airport Motor Lodge

45. West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel provides rooms for all travellers across its five storeys, yet is one of the most accessible accommodations in Wellington for disabled travellers. Enjoy breakfast at the on-site restaurant or the convenience of the city centre cafes nearby.

Check West Plaza Hotel out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© West Plaza Hotel

46. Nomads Capital

Free breakfast and (small) dinner, who can complain about the super cheap Nomads Capital? The central hostel is just a few steps from Courtenay Place, Cuba Street and Willis Street.

Check Nomads Wellington out!

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Nomads Capital

47. Travelodge Hotel Wellington

Affordable and familiar, Travelodge Hotel Wellington does the job as being one of the most convenient accommodations in Wellington. The four-star hotel in the city centre offers modern amenities and easy refreshments at its on-site restaurant.

Check Travelodge Hotel Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Travelodge Hotel Wellington

48. YHA Wellington

YHA Wellington is a good go-to for solo travellers and backpackers looking for a cheap stay close to iconic streets like Courtenay Place. What’s more, the hostel is solar powered.

Check YHA Wellington out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© NZPocketGuide.com

49. Harbour City Motor Inn

For those travelling by car, you could be hitting the jackpot with the Harbour City Motor Inn offering free undercover parking yet being a mere five minutes walk from Wellington’s city centre. The Wellington accommodation provides self-contained units.

Check Harbour City Motor Inn out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Harbour City Motor Inn

50. Halswell Lodge

Halswell Lodge has some extremely affordable single, twin and double rooms for those travelling on a budget, as well as studios. There’s free unlimited WiFi and the lodge has a convenient central location. Kitchen facilities are shared.

Check Halswell Lodge out:

The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington© Halswell Lodge

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Author

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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