Best Auckland hotels to stay at in 2020
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
Extra 8% off on hotel bookings
Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.
Extra 9% off hotel bookings
Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.
Extra 8% off hotel bookings
Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Up to $500 off gift vouchers
Vouchers are valid for 24 months after dates of purchase. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Queenstown. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from $30/night
Available on select dates from July onward for Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Christchurch stays. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off worldwide stays
Available on select dates when you stay a minimum of 3 nights. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland, Paris, London and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off New Zealand hotels + Extra 8% off
Available on select hotels and stay dates until December 2020 in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more.
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.
Up to 25% off worldwide hotels
Available on select dates in Las Vegas, London, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and more.
New Zealand stays from NZD$46/night
Available on select 2020 dates in Auckland, Waihike Island, Rotorua and more. Sample rate is for a stay at a petite cabin in Mangawhai Park. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from $20/night
Available on stays in 2020 in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and more. Sample stay is for a bed in a dormitory in Queenstown.
Up to 10% off + 2,000 bonus points on New Zealand stays
Available for stays until 31 March 2021 when you book for a minimum of 2 nights stay. Valid for My Millennium members only. T&Cs apply.
Auckland stays from $12.70/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel. 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 NZD$84/night
Available on select 2020 dates. Sample rate is for a stay at a studio apartment in the Heritage Hotel. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off worldwide stays + flexible cancellation
Available on select stay dates Kenya, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, UAE, USA and more when you book in advance. T&Cs apply.
Receive 500 bonus points on worldwide stays
Receive bonus points when you you opt out of housekeeping services. Minimum 2 nights stay required and must be a member of Best Western Rewards program. T&Cs apply.
Up to 75% off Auckland hotels
Available on select 2020 dates. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from $30/night
Available on select stay dates from September - December 2020 across Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch and more. Sample rate is for a stay in The Backyard Inn at Rotorua. T&Cs apply.
Auckland stays from $55/night
Available on select 2020 dates. Sample fare is for a stay at Zest OK. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand stays from $55/night
Available on select 2020 dates to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is for a stay at Zest OK, Auckland. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Auckland stay
Available for stays until 28 February 2021 at Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland. Minimum 2 night stay required. T&Cs apply.
Auckland stays from $245 for 2 nights
Available on select travel dates. Sample rate is for Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel. T&Cs apply.
New Zealand hotels from $38/night
Available on select dates until December 2020. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and more.
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.
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.
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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