Whatever your needs, you will be well accommodated in Auckland. The choices run from budget options, including comfortable hostels for backpackers, to the world’s luxury hotel brands offering the full complement of facilities.
Hotels with harbour views abound in the Downtown area, and are surprisingly affordable given the million-dollar outlooks. If business has brought you to New Zealand’s most populous city, then the CBD, or Downtown as it is called, is your best bet.
Families or those visiting purely for pleasure might do well to seek out apartments or apartment-style hotels with facilities that include kitchens and laundries. There are lots of options, even in the Downtown area.
Move out into the pretty 19th-century suburbs on the city fringe and there are boutique hotels, apartments and motels to choose from. Auckland’s beautiful city beaches, many less than 30 minutes from the city, are another destination to consider, offering motel-style accommodation, lodges and family-run properties.
Our top picks
Skycity Grand Hotel
90 Federal Street
This stunning hotel is an oasis of luxury, boasting sophisticated rooms and suites, an indulgent day spa, 25-metre indoor lap pool, fitness centre as well as some of the best dining venues in the city.
Skycity Hotel Auckland
Corner Federal & Victoria Streets
With Auckland’s Sky Tower on its doorstep, this stylish hotel offers elegant rooms and deluxe suites with stunning harbour or city views, a cardio centre, and direct access to the 24-hour SKYCITY Casino.
Auckland Harbour Oaks
16 Gore Street
Soaring 38 floors above the city’s heart, these modern self-contained studios and apartments offer sweeping views, a heated pool, gym and easy access to High Street shopping and vibrant Viaduct Harbour.
Quadrant Hotel & Suites
10 Waterloo Quadrant
Offering stylish self-contained studios and apartments, all with kitchens and some with private balcony and lounge area, this funky hotel also has a fitness centre, chic cafe and intimate bar.
8 Customs Street
A short walk from Auckland’s colourful waterfront, this contemporary hotel has modern rooms and suites, some overlooking the harbour, a fitness centre plus a top floor restaurant boasting sweeping city views.