While Downtown might be the obvious choice if you’re keen to spend time in the CBD, some of the less central hubs are worth considering if you have specific attractions you’re hoping to visit.
To help you make your decision, here are some of our favourite places to pull up for the night while in Auckland.
Downtown is one of the best places to stay in Auckland if you wish to remain quite central. Staying in Downtown puts you close to public transport, monuments, landmarks, attractions, shopping and more. Absolutely everything the city has to offer is right outside your hotel’s front door, which is perfect if you prefer to see the city on foot.
An affluent suburb to the west of the CBD, Ponsonby is one of the most colourful and artistic suburbs in Auckland. If you’re looking for places to stay in Auckland that have a bit of character to them, look no further. Close to the water and a wealth of local shopping outlets, a stay in Ponsonby is perfect for the artistic at heart.
A beautiful marina district on the Auckland Harbour, and technically part of Downtown, this hotel-rich area is perfect if you want that five-star experience during your stay. Gorgeous water views, trendy restaurants and eateries, glamourous shopping at the nearby Britomart centre… what more could you want in a luxury stay?
An entertainment district located south of Downtown, Newmarket is perfect for shopping, exploring, and being entertained. There are many local businesses, from cafes to fashion boutiques, galleries, theatres, public squares and more just waiting to be discovered. Don’t forget Newmarket’s many historic sites, either. This area has it all and then some.
East of the CBD, you’ll find the leafy Parnell. A quieter but still rather upmarket harbour suburb, Parnell is perfect if you want a bit of pampering but don’t like the rush and bustle of Downtown. Relax in the Parnell Rose Garden or take a walk along the Seawall – the options for unwinding are endless.