Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Book Canterbury Hotels

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Top Cities in Canterbury

Top Hotels in Canterbury

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$134 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"Quiet end room, with polite reception staff. Lovely buffet breakfast and accomodating to dietary requirements"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$177 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,495 reviews)

"Had a super awesome stay. Got a free upgrade to deluxe room with a view which we truely enjoyed with our little girl. Very lovely staff, very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast included in our stay which was very very delicious and had all the options in it. Would definitely come back to this ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

Peppers Bluewater Resort
Crowne Plaza Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$120 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (545 reviews)

"The location, staff, restaurant and cafe were wonderful. My only fault was the bed, was far too firm for a comfortable sleep but otherwise a fantastic place!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun. 2020

Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$55 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,481 reviews)

"Great use of space. Perfect for myself & friend. Had a great stay. Everything we needed. Great location. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$119 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"Excellent location to city. Friendly staff at check in. Beautiful balcony rooms"…"

Reviewed on 20 May 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$119 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (679 reviews)

"The location of the Novatel Christchurch Cathedral Square is perfect, within walking distance to everything in the CBD. Rooms are modern and clean and ours had a stunning view of Christchurch and the distant hills. But it's the staff that really make this place shine. They bent over backwards to ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
BreakFree on Cashel
3 out of 5
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$71 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,444 reviews)

"Great as always That’s why I keep coming back Staff perfect Facilities great"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

BreakFree on Cashel
Pavilions Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Papanui Road, Christchurch
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$97 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (777 reviews)

"Easy access from motorway, close to restaurants. Staff is friendly but both times we stayed over there were issues with the rooms."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2020

Pavilions Hotel
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
Get Rates
4.3/5Excellent! (1,201 reviews)

"12pm checkout, comfortable bed, clean, nice location."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
126 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$201 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Excellent spot close to town and the beach. I’ll be staying there again!! The only thing I can think of that could make the place even better would be to put extractor fans in the bathroom so they don’t steam up"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Canterbury
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Accommodation in Canterbury

Canterbury is a sweeping natural wonderland that offers visitors soaring mountains to climb, babbling rivers to swim, and calm bays to explore. This province on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island is also home to Christchurch, the island’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Whether you want a holiday infused with culture, a beach- and sun-filled getaway, or a chance to commune on a mountain peak, you can do it all in Canterbury.

Canterbury is a big place, so you will need to choose carefully when deciding how to fill your holiday time. The region is filled with unique and fascinating sights. Christchurch can offer you museums – like the Arts Centre and Canterbury Museum– as well as botanical gardens, and plenty of great nightlife.

If you want some relaxing down time, head to Hanmer Springs, a small spa resort known for is natural hot springs and great hiking. When the wild starts calling your name, it’s time to set off for Arthur’s Pass National Park, one of the most popular natural parks on the island. Another option is Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. With a good plan in place, you can enjoy a totally new adventure every single day in this gorgeous and diverse region.

Canterbury Accommodation

The availability and quality of hotels in Canterbury and other accommodation options will vary depending on where you decide to bunk down. You’ll get your pick of luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels and resorts. Most of the towns in the region can put you up in reasonable style—for example, the hotels in Christchurch offer you everything from stately traditional to quaint B&B. Closer to the national parks, you’ll find cabins for rent and low-cost campgrounds as well as trendy eco-lodges. For a truly unique experience, give a farmstead a try and enjoy country living on a real, working farm.

Getting to Canterbury

Canterbury is such a large region that your transportation options will really depend on your schedule. Anyone who needs to cross an ocean to get to Canterbury will likely go through Christchurch International Airport. Canterbury also contains a few regional airports that support more local hops between major South Island towns. Once on the ground, you’ll find public buses and trains between major towns, though renting a car is a good idea if you have a lot of travel points on your map. If you get the chance, but a ticket on the TranzAlpine Train, which travels between Christchurch and Greymouth with many stops in-between. The breathtaking views can’t be beat.

Get the Best Deals Through Expedia

You have a lot of Canterbury accommodation, flight, and rental car choices. Don’t overpay just because you don’t have hours to compare prices. Expedia.co.nz can do all the comparisons for you! Within minutes, our site will pull up a full list of hotels, flights, and rental car companies so you can quickly and easily find the best deal possible. Book your South Island adventure through Expedia today.