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The Ultimate Guide to Auckland’s 15 Finest Hotels

The Ultimate Guide to Auckland’s 15 Finest Hotels

Auckland’s bustling metro, picturesque beaches, and iconic landmarks make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. And when it comes to searching for a place to rest your head at night, Auckland has no shortage of options. 

In this guide, we’ll give you a rundown of the best hotels in Auckland to make sure your stay in the city is as comfortable as it can be. From large global hotel chains to small, quirky boutiques, Auckland has everything you’ll ever need in an accommodation!

Cordis, Auckland

Address: 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 379 5132, 0800 61 62 61; [email protected]

Amenities: Outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, laundry service, fitness center, business center, bar, and restaurant 

Cost per night: From $250

With 640 rooms and a 17-story Pinnacle Tower, Cordis is Auckland’s largest hotel! But the hotel isn’t only big in size but also in comfort, convenience, amenities, and services!

This 5-star hotel offers a buffet that ranges from East Asian to Indian food fit for royalty at its renowned Eight restaurant. If you’re up for a short stroll, the hotel is just near the bustling Karangahape Road, where you can indulge in more food.

Guests also get a taste of New Zealand culture when they treat themselves to the hotel’s Our Land is Alive bar’s extraordinary high tea. And if you really want to indulge in pampering, the hotel’s Chuan Spa can help you relax and unwind.

Pro Tip: The breakfast buffet is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM, but come as early as possible! The hotel is large and packed with guests, so the menu might get pretty limited if you come towards the end.

SO/ Auckland

Address: Corner Of Customs St E&, Gore Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 379 1860, [email protected]

Amenities: Swimming pool, rooftop bar, fitness center, restaurant 

Cost per night: From $459

Located in the Central Business District, SO/ Auckland offers its guests one of the best views of the city and the stunning Waitemata Harbour. It’s also just minutes away from the city’s best fashion boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and bars!

Each of the hotel’s rooms sports deluxe and bold interiors with black and gold carpets, burnished padded velvet headboards, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathrooms, with their gold basins and complimentary Hermès soap, are also just as grand.

The hotel’s dining option, Harbour Society, is also nothing short of grand, with a menu curated by the former owner of Michelin-starred L’Esprit de la Violette, Chef Marc de Passorio. 

Pro Tip: The hotel hosts many guests, so both the spa and the restaurant get fully booked early, especially on the weekends. Book in advance if you’re planning to visit them.

Hilton Auckland

Address: 147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9-978 2000, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness center, meeting rooms, business center

Cost per night: From $301

With a legacy of over 100 years in the hospitality industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a revered name known for exceptional service. At Hilton Auckland, you can expect nothing less than a remarkable stay that lives true to the hotel chain’s reputation. 

The hotel sits at the tip of Princes Wharf, offering guests breathtaking waterfront views of Stanley Point and Harbor Bridge. It’s just a few minutes walk away from the city’s top attractions, like the Sky Tower and New Zealand Maritime Museum.

For guests who don’t have the time to explore the city, the hotel has a restaurant offering some of the city’s best seafood dishes. It also has a top-notch fitness center and a heated outdoor pool for guests who love staying in shape even when traveling. 

Pro Tip: The hotel’s concierge team is very well-versed when it comes to the best dining options in the area, so make sure to ask for tips if you’re planning to spend the entire day exploring the city.

Park Hyatt Auckland

Address: 99 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 366 1234, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, fitness center, pool, spa, laundry, meeting facilities, cafe, and bar

Cost per night: Depends on dates of booking and duration of stay

Park Hyatt Auckland is a 5-star hotel strategically located in the center of Viaduct Basin, offering guests astounding views of the Wynyard Quarter’s Lighter Basin and Waitematā Habour.

Its location aside, the true standout feature of Park Hyatt is its myriad of amenities. The hotel also has four restaurants and bars, a 24/7 fitness center, a tranquil spa, and a 25-meter infinity pool that overlooks the stunning Wynyard Quarter’s Lighter Basin.

The hotel staff’s service will also leave you singing praises. With round-the-clock room service, valet parking, and a concierge team with the best knowledge in traveling, the hotel spares no expense in providing memorable stays to its guests.

Pro Tip: Onemata is an onsite 5-course restaurant that offers dishes cooked on the grill and wok. It’s perfect for a date night, but make sure to reserve your seats early since they’re pretty limited.

Mövenpick Hotel Auckland

Address: 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 377 8920, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, fitness center, laundry service, conference facilities

Cost per night: Depends on date of booking and duration of stay

Mövenpick Hotel and Resorts is a Swiss hotel chain that offers premium accommodations worldwide. Its Auckland branch, of course, maintains a 5-star service that lives up to the hotel’s “indulgence done right” tagline. 

First, the hotel’s rooms and suites take luxury and comfort to the next level. With spacious rooms, fluffy and comfortable beds, high-speed internet, coffee-making facilities, and much more, the rooms show guests what true comfort really is. 

Not only that, but guests can also indulge in Swiss chocolate daily from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The hotel’s restaurant also serves chocolate fondue from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM daily, a bottomless brunch every Saturday, and a bunch of Asian food for dinner!

Pro Tip: Only paid parking is available, which can get quite hefty if you’re staying at the hotel for some time. There are buses passing by the hotel, and the Britomart Station is just a few minutes away, so you can opt for public transportation.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel 

Address: 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 909 9000, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, indoor pool, spa, and executive lounge

Cost per night: From $486

Nestled in the bustling Viaduct Harbour, Sofitel stands as an opulent haven for its guests. From its tranquil spa to its serene indoor pool, the hotel is the perfect sanctuary for those looking for the ultimate staycation.

The hotel’s rooms embody French people’s love for beauty and pleasure with their chic, contemporary interior and the fluffy, comfortable beds. The stunning view of Auckland’s waterfront also adds a more sophisticated and peaceful ambiance to each room. 

Sofitel is also home to the restaurant La Marée, which serves French and Latin fusion dishes. But if you’re up for something else, the hotel is just a few minutes away from some of the city’s best restaurants, like Baduzzi and Esther Restaurant.

Pro Tip: If you’re not worried about your budget, consider booking the rooms that come with access to Club Millésime. The club offers executive breakfast, afternoon tea, a bespoke menu of wines and spirits, and many more.

The Grand By SkyCity 

Address: 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 363 6000, [email protected]

Amenities: Pool, spa, laundry, fitness center, restaurants

Cost per night: From $329 to $929 (Grand Presidential Suite is POA)

The Grand By SkyCity is the epitome of luxury and sophistication in Auckland with its lavish rooms and exceptional service. With a range of packages carefully designed to match various guests, the hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

The accommodations range from the 28 square meter Grand Room, which comes with a king bed or two double beds and city views, to the 112 square meter Grand Presidential Suite, which comes with a California King Bed, Harbour views, dining, and more.

The hotel also offers guests a range of dining options. They can enjoy a continental buffet breakfast at The Terrace, have Pacific cuisine at Metita, savor Indian food at Cassia, and try some Japanese robata meals at Masu.

Pro Tip: The Grand By SkyCity is just across the SkyCity casino and the iconic Sky Tower. Explore the area and have some fun to truly maximize your stay at the hotel.

Hotel DeBrett 

Address: 2 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 925 9000, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, off-site fitness center, bar, and laundry

Cost per night: $303+, depending on the date

Hotel DeBrett is a testament that saying “the bigger, the better” isn’t always true. This Art Deco-styled 5-star boutique hotel on the High Street only has 25 rooms, but each is set up with comfort and style as the top priority.

The hotel has classic rooms and deluxe suites, but the loft suites with spiral staircases set it apart from other hotels. Another edge is the rooms, though spacious, have an intimate ambiance thanks to their eclectic furniture and colorful carpets.

This intimate, relaxed setting of the rooms can also be felt in the hotel’s bar, Housebar, and glass-roofed restaurant, DeBretts Kitchen. DeBretts Kitchen serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine, while the Housebar serves classic cocktails to the hotel’s guests.8

Pro Tip: The hotel hosts Great Gatsby-inspired high teas every weekend from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Follow the hotel’s flappers and dappers dress code for the best high tea experience!

QT Hotel Auckland

Address: 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Westhaven, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 379 9123

Amenities: Restaurant, fitness center, rooftop bar, and valet parking

Cost per night: Depends on date of booking

QT is a 150-room hotel nestled on Viaduct Avenue. Its rooms boast bold, unique, quirky (and maybe even over the top) interiors and furniture that are very different from other 5-star hotels in the city.

You can find more of these quirky interior choices as you make your way to the hotel’s restaurant, Esther, which serves Mediterranean seafood dishes, or to the rooftop bar, where you can sip on cocktails while enjoying the mesmerizing views of Viaduct Basin.

With its playful atmosphere and prime location, QT Hotel is the perfect choice for those seeking a fun and unforgettable stay in Auckland.

Pro Tip: Members of the QT club get discounts when staying at the hotel, so consider joining if you plan on coming back to the place. Just sign up for membership on the hotel’s website.

The Hotel Britomart

Address: 29 Galway Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 300 9595, [email protected]

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, valet parking, and lounge

Cost per night: $313+ depending on the date of booking

Despite being relatively new in Auckland’s hotel scene, The Hotel Britomart has proven itself to be one of the best places to stay when in the city. It’s the first hotel to gain 5 Green Stars from the NZ Green Building Council, but that’s not the only charm it holds.

All of the rooms have timber-clad walls, handmade ceramics, organic cotton sheets, and green touches that are fitting to its emphasis on eco-friendliness. The rooms also offer different views, such as a city view, a Waitematā Harbour view, and a Takutai Square view.

As it’s located on Galway Street in Britomart, the hotel also has access to the best shopping boutiques, like Karen Walker and Deadly Peonies, and the country’s finest restaurants, including Ebisu, Mr Morris, and Ostro.

Pro Tip: Check out the special packages that The Hotel Britomart offers for a convenient stay in Auckland. They have summer packages, occasion packages, high tea packages, and even packages that come with helicopter rides.

Hotel Fitzroy curated by the Fable

Address: 43 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand


Contact details: 021 911 093, [email protected]

Amenities: Guest library, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, dry cleaning and laundry service, and in-room massages

Cost per night: $630 to $930

Tucked away in Ponsonby, Hotel Fitzroy is the perfect getaway for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle in the CBD. This Victorian villa-turned-hotel offers 10 luxurious rooms designed to make guests feel like Ponsonby royalty.

While it may not have an onsite restaurant, the hotel is just steps away from Ponsonby Road’s vibrant bars and restaurants, all ready to serve you with whatever you might need. The hotel also serves in-room breakfast for those who don’t want to leave early.

You can also indulge in the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and fine wine served every evening at the hotel’s library or enjoy the mini bar that’s being replenished daily. For a more regal experience, you can even call for an in-room massage!

Pro Tip: Make sure to place your order for breakfast the day before so you can choose a time slot that works best for you.

The Convent Hotel

Address: 454 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 266 8368

Amenities: Restaurant and bar

Cost per night: $209 to $439

The Convent Hotel is a 22-room hotel in Grey Lynn that’s far from your average boutique hotel. It sports a Spanish mission house-style exterior that’s decorated with religious artifacts and pop art posters, giving it a quirky and unique charm.

The rooms and the hotel boast a vintage and inviting look, with ornate ceilings, old-style wooden furniture, stucco arches, decorative tile work, and warm lighting. But don’t be fooled by the vintage aesthetics, as all the modern luxuries are at your fingertips here!

Guests can indulge in mouth-watering Italian dishes served at the onsite restaurant, Ada, and then follow it with a couple of drinks at the hotel’s cozy bar. You’ll also find boutiques, cafes, vegan eaters, and bars after a few minutes of walking around. 

Pro Tip: If you’re planning to eat in Ada, make sure to book in advance. Seating is limited, and non-guests can also reserve seats, so it can get fully booked pretty fast.

Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments

Address: Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 353 1000, [email protected]

Amenities: Indoor pool, laundry service, restaurant, bar, spa, fitness centre, steam room, sauna, valet parking

Cost per night: From $303

Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments is a 5-star hotel offering over 300 different rooms, suites, and apartments for all types of guests. The apartments can come with one to three bedrooms, perfect for families traveling in the city.

To ensure that guests receive a luxury like no other, the hotel also offers an indoor heated lap pool, spa treatments, a fitness center, a Jacuzzi, a sauna room, and a laundry service. All you really have to worry about is having fun and relaxing!

You won’t even need to go out just to have a good meal as Pullman already has an onsite restaurant, Tapestry Grill, serving a seasonally changing menu. If you need a place to drink wines and beers, the Tapestry Bar and Terrace is at your service. 

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for wheelchair-accessible rooms, the Executive King Suite or the accessible Junior Suite are your best choices. 

Emerald Inn

Address: 16 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 488 3500

Amenities: Outdoor pool, beach access, barbecue

Cost per night: From $245

If a beachside staycation is what you’re looking for, there’s no better hotel to book than the Emerald Inn in Takapuna. 

It’s tucked away on the shore of Takapuna Beach, providing its guests with not just a beachfront view but also access to the stunning beach.

The hotel offers studio rooms and suites for short stays, while cottages and villas are available for those planning to stay longer. 

All of these have access to BBQ areas, a pool, tea and coffee facilities, a fridge, a microwave, self-service laundry, and co-working spaces.

With everything at your reach, you might get tempted to stay indoors, but there’s more to explore around Emerald Inn. You can go paddleboarding or windsurfing in the nearby Lake Pupuke, catch a show at Bruce Mason Centre, or try various eateries and cafes.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to visit the Takapuna Sunday Market, which is just less than 10 10-minute walk away from the hotel. The market opens from 8 AM to 1 PM every Sunday and offers a myriad of products, from food and fresh produce to clothes.

LyLo Auckland

Address: 54 Cook Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Contact details: +64 9 379 6633, [email protected]

Amenities: Communal kitchen and laundry, bar, and multi-use workspaces

Cost per night: $69 to $273

Experience the ultimate budget-friendly luxury at LyLo, the new hip and stylish hotel located in the heart of the city. For just $69 a night, guests can indulge in funky accommodations and explore Auckland’s bustling CBD without breaking the bank!

LyLo’s most affordable accommodation options are self-contained single pods that have their own power, lighting, temperature control, storage, and more. If pods aren’t your thing, LyLo has affordable private rooms that you can rent for as low as $109.

But don’t let the affordable rates fool you because LyLo offers top-notch amenities and services. You can enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious meals at Miss Lucy’s Bar, work at the hotel’s multi-use workspaces, or ask for traveling tips from the 24/7 reception!

Pro Tip: For guests who are planning to stay in the pods and are sensitive to noise, it’s highly recommended to bring earplugs. The ventilation inside the pods makes a bit of noise, which can bother you.