Best Auckland hotels to stay at in 2021

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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.

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How did we pick these Auckland 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.

Our top picks for Auckland 5-star hotels: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, SO/ Auckland, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

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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.

Our top picks for Auckland boutique hotels: M Social, Hotel DeBrett and Hotel Grand Windsor

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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.

Our top picks for cheap hotels: Haka Lodge, Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel and Attic Backpackers

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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.

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:

Further afield in Ellerslie, Manukau and near the airport are:

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.

Which sites let me book Auckland accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Auckland, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Auckland hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Auckland hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Auckland accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Auckland stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Auckland booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Auckland accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Auckland booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Auckland hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Auckland accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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