Best Auckland hotels to stay at in 2021
Discover the latest deals along with our top picks of accommodation for different budgets.
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As New Zealand's largest city, there are plenty of reasons to visit Auckland at any time of year. From sports matches to wine tastings to bush walks, you'll be hard pushed to run out of things to do on a weekend or even a week.
To save you some trouble of finding accommodation in the city on top of deciding what to do, we're unleashing our top picks whether you are looking for a luxurious stay or have a tighter budget to think about.
Today's available deals on Auckland hotels
Earn double points on stays
Register and stay until 31 May 2021 on hotels across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia and Hawaii to earn double points. Must be a member to avail offer. Membership is free. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off express deals
Available on select dates in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more. T&Cs apply
Up to 66% off New Zealand hotels
Available on select stay dates in Auckland. Includes free cancellation, breakfast and more.
Up to 27% off New Zealand getaways
Available on select travel dates to Auckland, Otago, Wellington and Canterbury. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off New Zealand hotels
Available on stays until 30 September 2021 in Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland. Minimum of 2 nights stay required. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand: 8-day North Island getaway with car hire from $1,899
Available on select travel dates from 25 April - 30 November 2021. Includes accommodation, Bay of Islands tour, 5-day car hire and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off New Zealand stays
Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Christchurch, Queenstown, Auckland, Wellington and more. Plus get free breakfast, free cancellation and pay at the hotel options on select hotels. T&Cs apply.
ibis Budget hotel stays from $85 per night
Available on stays up to 13 months from booking date. Destinations include Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 10% off Australia and New Zealand stays
Available on stays until 23 December 2021 when you join Oaks Discovery. Destinations include Gold Coast, Broome, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington and more. Minimum night stays required on select hotels. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off 8+ nights stays
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 on select hotels in Indonesia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off 5+ nights stays
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 on select hotels in Indonesia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off worldwide hotels
Sign up your email address and receive discounts. Destinations include Las Vegas, London, New York, Toronto, Dubai and more. T&Cs apply.
Stay for 3, Pay for 2
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 in Indonesia and New Zealand. Minimum of 3 nights stay required. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from $28/night
Available on select stay dates in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and more. Sample stay is in Waihi Beach Village. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from NZD$30/night
Available on select stay dates in Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Waihike Island, Rotorua and more. Sample stay is at Waihi Beach Village. T&Cs apply.
Auckland stays from NZD$45/night
Available on select dates in 2021. Sample stay is in Auckland CBD. T&Cs apply.
Free nights with Best Western Rewards points
Earn points and redeem a free night on worldwide stays. Destinations include Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 47% off New Zealand getaways
Available on select stays until December 2021 in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua and more. Sample stay is at Chalet Queenstown. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off worldwide stays
Become a member and get up to 50% off hotels. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 5% extra savings on stays
Sign up your email and become an IHG member to enjoy discounts and earn points or stays worldwide including Australia. T&Cs apply.
10% off stays in Australia and New Zealand
Valid for My Oaks members. Membership is free and also entitles guests to late check-out and complimentary Internet use. T&Cs apply.
5% off hotel bookings
Available on your first Trip.com pre-paid hotel booking. Discount available worldwide including in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Fiji, US, UK and more.
Auckland stays from $245 for 2 nights
Available on select travel dates. Sample rate is for Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel. T&Cs apply.
Mother's Day sale: Australia and New Zealand stays from $129/ night
Plus get 10% off when you join My Oaks. Available on stays until 23 December 2021. Destinations include Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Broome, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Wellington and more.
New Zealand stays from $118/night
Available on select travel dates to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington, Dunedin and more. Sample stay is at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. T&Cs apply.
Auckland stays from $55/night
Available on select travel dates. Sample fare is for a stay at Zest OK. T&Cs apply.
Earn a free night’s stay
Stay for 10 nights at any hotel worldwide to get a free night. Must be a Hotels.com Rewards members. Membership is free. T&Cs apply.
How did we pick these hotels?
Our editorial team selected the Auckland hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.
Best 5-star hotels in Auckland
Luxury accommodation is all about the experience, and that will start the moment you walk through the front lobby of a 5-star hotel. One of the most impressive hotel lobbies in Auckland is at SO/ Auckland, with mannequins wearing designer outfits, a huge chandelier and Instagram-worthy spots for you to snap a photo or two.
You'll no doubt be in for an unforgettable stay in any of Auckland's 5-star hotels with rooms starting at around $300 a night. You'll notice the cleanliness, exceptional service and luxurious amenities, and wake up each morning in a bed that you'll wish you could take home with you.
5-star hotels are about much more than location, but you'll find our top picks conveniently-located in the central city. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is right on the waterfront making it a great spot for Auckland nightlife and daytime strolls, plus its just footsteps away from the ferry terminal if you want to head to Waiheke or Devonport. Or if you'd prefer to have easy access to the Sky Tower, casino, a theatre and numerous bars and restaurants, a stay at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel will suit you well.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland
Best boutique hotels in Auckland
Boutique hotels are becoming more common in Auckland thanks to their intimacy, interesting design and personal touches that can't be found anywhere else. Many are in the central city with between 25 and 200 rooms, but you can also find boutique hotels in some of the outer suburbs that cater for fewer guests. One of the largest in the CBD with 190 rooms, M Social, prides itself on distinctive hospitality with a unique design experience.
Walking into a boutique hotel like Hotel Grand Windsor or Hotel DeBrett, you'll notice the mix of classic and art deco design which extends into your bedroom or suite. Depending on the hotel you choose, each room may be decorated differently. It's not uncommon to find unique features such as bathtubs in front of full-wall windows.
M Social Auckland
Hotel Grand Windsor Auckland - MGallery by Sofitel
Best cheap hotels in Auckland
Auckland can be an expensive city, and if you're a student, a couple on a budget or just looking for the cheapest possible option, there are plenty of choices in the City of Sails. Starting from just $30 a night, it's possible to find cheap accommodation in Auckland. While this is the price for a dorm bed in a hostel, it's a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
In the central city, Auckland has a number of properties catering to foreign travellers with both dorms and private rooms. Two options that we like are Haka Lodge and Attic Backpackers. It's also possible to find backpackers and lodges in the outer suburbs, and these are often cheaper than what is found in the CBD.
Alternatively, there are budget hotels scattered around the city that will give you a bed and bathroom without any nice amenities or comforts. However, this may be all that you need so check out Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel if you want to save your hard-earned cash for meals, shopping and activities.
Haka Lodge Auckland
Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel
Alternate Auckland accommodation options
If you like to cook your own meals and have a more homely environment, you can book private accommodation in Auckland through Airbnb or Stayz. There are homes near the centre of the city, or you can consider properties closer to nature or on Waiheke Island.
Another option is experiencing a homestay in Auckland, where you can get to know some locals and discover hidden parts of the city that you might not typically get to see.
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Frequently asked questions about Auckland hotels
Opposite the international terminal, you'll find the 4-star Novotel Auckland Airport with a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and in-house restaurant. You can also try the ibis Budget Auckland Airport just a few minutes away. This 2-star hotel has free parking and an airport shuttle service.
Which Accor hotels are in Auckland?
There are 13 Accor hotels in Auckland to choose from. In the city centre you'll find:
- ibis Budget Auckland Central
- The Sebel Quay West Auckland
- Hotel Grand Windsor Auckland - MGallery by Sofitel
- The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
- Grand Mercure Auckland
- SO/ Auckland
- Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments
- Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Further afield in Ellerslie, Manukau and near the airport are:
- Novotel Auckland Ellerslie
- Ibis Auckland Ellerslie
- ibis Budget Auckland Airport
- Novotel Auckland Airport
- The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Which hotels are near Auckland Viaduct?
There are many hotels within walking distance of the Viaduct. Four of the closest options include Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, M Social and CBD Viaduct Harbour Resort.
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