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The 8 Best Auckland Hotels

Looking for a pleasing and convivial hotel to stay in while you’re in Auckland? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck, as we’ve compiled the best Auckland hotels here for you!

To come up with this list, we selected luxury hotels with a great atmosphere, food, facilities, and amiable and helpful staff. Moreover, we considered customer feedback to see how the hotel was for others!

We’re sure you’ll have the time of your life in these hotels. Without any further ado, we now give you the best Auckland Hotels you can go to!

1)  Sofitel Hotels & Resorts

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts' Homepage

BEST FOR French Luxury Hotel
SERVICES Accommodation, Weddings, Dining, Bar, Spa, Conferences & Events
ADDRESS 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, 1010 Auckland, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS 64 9 909 9000


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OPERATING HOURS Temporarily closed due to the current COVID-19 conditions

Experience the French joie de vivre in Sofitel Hotels & Resorts! Joie de vivre means the exuberant gaiety or enjoyment of life, characteristic of the French culture and lifestyle.

The Sofitel Hotel is beautifully set between the affluent Viaduct Harbour and the vibrant Wynward Quarter. Overlooking the majestic Auckland Harbour, this place has some amazing vistas!

They have many luxurious facilities such as fitness centres, spas, indoor pool, massage and hot tub. Not to mention it’s just a convenient 17.5km away from Auckland Airport!


  • Bask in French culture and lifestyle
  • Luxurious accommodation and facilities
  • Convenient location
  • Scrumptious gourmet food

Customer Reviews

Sofitel Hotel is absolutely one of the best Auckland hotels. One guest, Jaime Varga posted her feedback on Facebook:

“I keep coming back to this hotel for the service alone.

My trip this time was made all that better by a caring staff member (Israel) who went above and beyond the level of service expected.

It’s always the little things that count when you travel frequently and this hotel never disappoints.

Thank you again and see you on my next trip!”


2)  Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland's Lounge

BEST FOR Nautical-Inspired Hotel
SERVICES Non-Smoking Rooms, On-Site Restaurant, Outdoor Pool,


Fitness Center, Business Center, Concierge, Room Service, and Meeting Rooms

ADDRESS 147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS +64 9-978 2000

Do you love sunsets and sailboats? If so, then you might like to visit or stay in a 5-star hotel in Hilton Auckland! It’s situated right on the end of Princes Wharf, Auckland.

Their FISH restaurant offers fresh and sustainably sourced seafood daily. In the evening, you can go to the Bellini Bar for pizzas, tapas, wines and refreshing cocktails.

Hilton Auckland is only a short 10-minute walk from the Cloud Convention Center, New Zealand Maritime Museum and Auckland City — talk about fun and nighttime shopping!

While you’re there, you shouldn’t miss out on seeing the picturesque harbour from the underwater viewing window of the hotel!


  • Nautical-inspired hotel
  • Offers fresh and sustainably sourced seafood
  • Excellent location
  • Wonderful and friendly vibe

Customer Reviews

Expedia reviewer commented about Hilton Auckland on Google Business:

“The staff were wonderful. The room we had was wonderful.Great view & lovely deck.The pool was nice for swimming & relaxing and looks great lit up at night. We look forward to staying again in the future.”


3)  Pullman Auckland Hotels & Apartments

Pullman Auckland Hotels & Apartments' Lounge

BEST FOR Warm and Friendly Atmosphere
SERVICES Rooms & Apartments, Restaurants & Bars, Meetings & Events
ADDRESS Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street 1010 , Auckland,


New Zealand



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Moving on with the best Auckland hotels, you have Pullman Auckland! This 5-star hotel offers a warm and friendly vibe: you feel welcomed and cared for by the staff the moment you enter.

They offer room accommodation, residential suites, fine dining as well as meetings and event rooms. This makes it the perfect place for your casual or business trips!

As for the facilities, you can front crawl all the way to the end of a 25-metre pool, hang out at the cosy lobby lounge, or dine in with your soulmate at Tapestry Dining.

Furthermore, the hotel rooms are spacious and relaxing, with all the amenities you need. Along with that, you’ll have a lovely view of the city and nature that’s a complete winner!


  • Intimate hotel environment
  • Perfect for casual trips or business meetings
  • Spacious and relaxing hotel rooms
  • Great facilities such as pool, restaurants and lounge
  • Also offers self-contained apartments

Customer Reviews

Check out DanielW2444’s comment of his stay in the Pullman Hotel:

“The staff at the Pullman Auckland treat their guests like they are family. A very caring family looking after other family members that are exhausted from their travels. We stayed at Pullman…”


4)  Cordis Hotels & Resorts

Cordis Hotels & Resorts' Homepage

BEST FOR Heartfelt Service and Captivating Experience
SERVICES Rooms, Club Lounge, Restaurants & Bars, Gatherings, Wellness, and Cordis Kids
ADDRESS 83 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS +64 9-379 5132

Spend the weekend with your family or unwind from a stressful day in Cordis Hotels and Resorts. It’s among the 5-star, timeless hotels under the Langham Hospitality group.

Situated around vibrant Symonds Street, you will get wonderful local experiences in this hotel as well as outside or around it. All in all, there are 411 hotel rooms and suites, all stylish and cosy.

Come down to a world of flavour and wholesome food as you dine at Eight restaurant with your spouse, or go to their health club or rooftop pool where you can train or swim! There’s no end of things to do in the hotel itself.

So, for nourishing or rejuvenating your mind, body and soul, just drive or commute over to Cordis Hotels and Resorts!


  • Acquaint yourself with local experiences
  • Health club where you can keep fit and healthy
  • Wholesome and tasty food
  • Stylish and cosy rooms
  • Great hotel for unwinding or relaxing

Customer Reviews

Earl Ellis, one guest, writes a review on Google Business:

“One night in Executive Room with Club access to celebrate wife’s birthday. Everything was excellent. Great value for money with Club lounge access for afternoon tea on arrival, canapes and drinks ( dinner) and breakfast all included. Staff were excellent. Best pool/spa facilities in Auckland.”


5)  Hotel DeBrett

Hotel DeBrett's Homepage

BEST FOR Chic, Unique and Artful Hotel Rooms
SERVICES Private Dining, Housebar, High Tea, Cornerbar, DeBrett’s Kid Package, and Meetings & Events
ADDRESS 2 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS +64 9 925 9000


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Fancy a more intimate and simple hotel? Well, you’re going to feel right at home in Hotel DeBrett! This luxury boutique hotel is located right at the heart of Auckland City!

Though Hotel DeBrett only has 25 rooms, they are all unique and stylish. These are furnished with their signature striped carpet, modern furniture and beautiful local art.

You can also enjoy a delectable breakfast, brunch or dinner at DeBrett’s Kitchen. It’s a small but cosy eatery that gets lots of natural light and offers elegant, fun and freshly sourced food.

Also, they offer a range of fascinating cocktails and wines in their famous Housebar. Sometimes, you can hang out here or with your friends for a treat!


  • Unique rooms and decor
  • Simple but intimate hotel
  • Offers fresh and delicious food and wine 

Customer Reviews

Jane Rovinelli, one guest, writes a review on Facebook about Hotel DeBrett, one of the best Auckland hotels:

“Super friendly helpful and professional staff, lovely rooms, comfy beds, super soaker tub and a great breakfast!

Loved my stay there!”

6) Whangaparaoa Lodge

Whangaparaoa Lodge
BEST FOR   Affordable beachside luxury
SERVICESRooms, breakfast, meetings and conferences
ADDRESS874 Whangaparaoa Road, Manly, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 9-428 4666
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Whangaparaoa Lodge offers Auckland visitors affordable yet luxurious accommodations. This motel may be perfect for those who want to visit the nearby regional parks, beaches, and country clubs.

This motel has king-sized beds in all its rooms, complete with a full kitchen and flat-screen TVs. 

To add to these amenities, Whangaparaoa Lodge also offers unlimited free wifi and free parking. Whangaparaoa Lodge is also wheelchair accessible, so anyone of any level of ability can enjoy this hotel.

  • Full kitchen, flat TV screens, and king-sized beds
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free unlimited parking and wifi
  • Proximity to scenic tourist sites
  • Speaks English and Japanese

One of Whangaparaoa Lodge’s customers left this review on

“From the minute we arrived to check-in my wife and I felt special. Nothing was too much trouble, including installing a DVD player in our unit. It was especially lovely enjoying a wine reading the paper while we watched the sunset from the outside patio area.”

7) Andelin Guesthouse

BEST FOR   Spacious and elegant guest bedrooms
SERVICESSingle night stays and Longer bookings
ADDRESS100 Victoria Road
New Zealand

Tracy Mob021 180 6758 

David Mob021 302 854

Email[email protected]

  • Fully-equipped, spacious bedrooms
  • Accessible locations
  • Close to restaurants, cafes, and other establishments

8) The Great Ponsonby Arthotel

BEST FOR   Stylish and heartful boutique bed and breakfast
SERVICESRooms for day use and overnight use
ADDRESS30 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby Auckland, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSTelephone: +64 (09) 376 5989
Free Phone: 0800 766792
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday: Closed

If you are the kind of person that looks for somewhere unique to stay and withdraws yourself from the typical hotel setup whenever you travel, The Great Ponsonby Arthotel is the one for you.

Rich with history and heritage, this arthotel has been standing still in central Auckland providing accommodation and a hearty breakfast making you feel at home away from home for over 20 years already.

This place has been well maintained throughout the years from recycled timber, windows, roofing, and bricks to maintain its character.

Aside from that, it is comfortable staying here as well since all the places that you want to go are within reach.

They are just two minutes away if you want to get a cup of coffee and see Ponsonby’s vibrant cafés, restaurants, galleries, shops, and nightlife or a short taxi ride to the harbor and city center.

The Great Ponsonby Arthotel has Villa Rooms, Courtyard Studios, and The Penthouse (located upstairs in the main villa) which you can book for a night or two or more depending on its availability.

Worry no more if you are just in Auckland for a day trip and you need to freshen up from time to time or for your meetings in order to get away from the usual office set up, they also offer rooms you can book for a day.

Staying here if you are in Auckland is definitely recommendable!


  • Warm and great customer service from the owner and their staff
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearty home-cooked breakfast
  • Location of the hotel is near all the cafes and shops of Ponsonby
  • Quiet environment

Customer Reviews

Some of the great reviews left by their guests in TripAdvisor:

Retired couple visiting Auckland.
“We were greeted by Patrick the owner who generously upgraded us to the penthouse suite. Very homely, great location, very quiet and free off-street parking Great verandah and views. Walking distance to eateries. Beautifully Cooked breakfast prepared and served in the dining room by Sophie who was a great host. Thank you we will be back.” – Christine G.

Penthouse Living
“This was the second time we have stayed several nights in the Penthouse Suite. Great views, very spacious and very comfortable. Very good value, especially with the great breakfasts. Creaky floor adds to the atmosphere!” – Geoff A.

We’ll be back 🙂
“Great value as parking and cooked breakfast is included. Lovely staff, comfortable bed, great shower and very quiet. We loved the view of the Sky Tower from the road and the close proximity to great food in Ponsonby. Thank you for a lovely stay.” – Laurraine S.

Anyway, those were the best Auckland Hotels you can stay in! Make sure to include them in your itinerary, as these are superb hotels in terms of atmosphere and facilities!

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask about this topic? If you have one, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

If you’re also looking for new places to eat outside your chosen hotel, you might want to try Japanese food. For that, you can read about the best Japanese restaurants in Auckland!