From five-star to super affordable, the city centre is home to many different types of accommodation. We have wrapped up a list of places to stay to suit all budgets and all within walking distance to the city centre's arts and events venues, restaurants, bars and major attractions. So come and enjoy a stay in the city this summer, you won't regret it!

Total Luxury

QT Auckland

QT Auckland | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue

Bold, sleek and very boutique, QT Auckland is the place to go if you're looking to dial up the luxury on your next stay in the city centre.

Offer: Up to 25% off their best room rates. Stay 1 night and save 15%; stay 2 or 3 nights and save 20% + $40 daily food & beverage credit; stay 4+ nights and save 25% + $40 daily food & beverage credit. Click here to book.

Don't miss: the incredible views from the new Rooftop at QT bar - their champagne sunsets are a cause for celebration on their own!

The Hotel Britomart

The Hotel Britomart | 29 Galway Street

New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star Hotel and a peaceful retreat within the heart of the buzzing shopping and hospitality precinct. 

Offer: Summer Celebration Package for $499 (for two). This overnight package includes the gourmet Taste of kingi menu for lunch or dinner for two.  Also includes a complimentary upgrade to the next available guest room type and late check out of midday. For a limited time - valid to 28th February 2021. Book here.

Don't miss: New stores and eateries including kingi (by the team from Orphans Kitchen), Huffer and Daily Bread adorn and bring life to the Hotel's beautiful ground floor.

Hilton room

Hilton Auckland | 147 Quay Street

With nautical-inspired style and panoramic sea views, Hilton Auckland is everything you need for a perfect stay in Auckland. Located on the end of Princes Wharf, home to a wide variety of fine shops, restaurants, and bars, you'll love being so close to The Cloud (where major events happen), New Zealand Maritime Museum, Commercial Bay and The Viaduct.

Don't miss: The unique view of the harbour through their outdoor lap pool's underwater viewing window.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt | 99 Halsey Street

Park Hyatt Auckland is perfectly located on the water’s edge and offers expansive views across Wynyard Quarter's Lighter Basin and out to the Waitematā Harbour.

Don't miss: The 25-metre infinity pool and a full fitness center.

Perfect for a weekend getaway


SkyCity hotel

SkyCity Hotel | Corner Victoria and Federal Street

Enjoy your stay at the 4+ star Qualmark rating SkyCity Hotel, with a superb choice of beautifully appointed Premium King and Twin rooms and Premium Suites on offer.

Offer: To celebrate 25 years, SkyCity are offering 25% off room rates for the whole of February at SkyCity Hotel and The Grand by SkyCity - as well as a special deal every Tuesday for SkyCity Hotel: 25 premium rooms for $25 each! Click here for more details.

Don't miss: Located in the SkyCity complex and Federal Street neighbourhood there are plenty of world class eateries such as Gusto at The Grand, Huami, The Grill and more to enjoy, the hardest decision is which one to start with! 

Bedroom of suite

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour | 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is located in the heart of Auckland, a unique maritime experience between the vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter.

Offer: Rejuvenate the French Way package. Start with a divine breakfast after a bonne nuit in the Sofitel MyBed, then indulge in an enlivening spa experience. This package includes: one night's accommodation, a breakfast for two in La Marée restaurant and $150 Sofitel Spa credit. Click here for more details.

Don't miss: The beautiful ocean side restaurant La Marée, helmed by Michelin starred chef Marc de Passorio.

Unique and quirky

Hotel Grand Windsor

Hotel Grand Windsor | 58/60 Queen Street

Boutique accommodation with luxurious interiors, outstanding guest experience and dining, including being crowned World’s Best Boutique Hotel. 

Offer: Enjoy accommodation at Hotel Grand Windsor (rates from $299) and two adult tickets to the band new All Blacks Experience. Book now using the code - ABEXP.

Don't miss: Their signature high tea at Cooke's Restaurant.

Hotel bedroom

Hotel Debrett | 2 Hight Street

Nestled within the old-world charm of Auckland’s High Street – just minutes from the bustle of Britomart, Commercial Bay and Auckland’s iconic waterfront – lies the delightfully Art Deco styled Hotel DeBrett.

Offer: Enjoy 15% off all suites - offer includes cooked breakfast & WIFI. Conditions apply. Book now.

Don't miss: The glass-roof atrium that is great to dine under and their Roaring 20's High tea.

Budget conscious

Bedroom of suite

CityLife Auckland | 171 Queen Street

Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time, or are a returning guest, CityLife Auckland offers truly memorable Auckland accommodation.

Offer: Stay at CityLife Auckland this summer and save 15% (from $183 NZD per night - conditions apply). Book now.

Don't miss: Located on Queen Street in the city centre, it’s a short stroll to the city’s best restaurants, bars and attractions like the Sky TowerBritomart and the Viaduct, where the America's Cup village is located.

The attic backpackers

Attic Backpackers | 31 Wellesley Street West

Whether you’re travelling solo, or looking for an amazing city break with friends, family, or as part of a group, The Attic is an cost effective budget accommodation right in the heart of the city.

Don't miss: The large outdoor covered deck and several chill-out areas.

iBis Budget Central

ibis Budget Auckland Central | 20 Wyndham Street

Located on Wyndham Street just off Queen Street, enjoy easy access to many of the city centre's best restaurants, bars and shops, as well as attractions including SkyCity's entertainment complex which is a four minute walk away as well as Viaduct Harbour, Britomart and Commercial Bay

Don't miss: popping over the road for a nightcap at the intimate cocktail bar, Little Culprit.

Best Hotel Bars


After a meticulous restoration, the Housebar at the Hotel DeBrett has been transformed to its former glory. Housebar is the perfect place to relax with a classic cocktail, local boutique beer or NZ wine.

Last updated: 04 February 2021