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10 Best Hotels in Wellington

Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
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4.3/5Excellent! (2,666 reviews)

"Rooms were good with a comfortable bed. We were in the middle of the COVID 19 issues and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly in these difficult times, a credit to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Rydges Wellington
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
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NZ$170
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24 Apr. - 25 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)

"This was our first stay & we will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Oaks Wellington Hotel
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
NZ$139
per night
17 Apr. - 18 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,748 reviews)

"Closeness to town and comfort. Very friendly and attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

ibis Wellington
Rydges Wellington Airport
4 out of 5
28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
NZ$169
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.5/5Wonderful! (576 reviews)

"Excellent hotel situation for early morning flights with direct access to the terminal check in and departure through the hotel lobby."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Rydges Wellington Airport
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
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4.2/5Very Good! (3,082 reviews)

"Excellent customer service, will stay here again., the hotel staff were very welcoming. Restaurant food excellent. All up a memorable stay"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, NZ
NZ$199
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
4.7/5Exceptional! (432 reviews)

"The room was ok. I don't think it is worth the money. Staff at the reception were all varied. Some very nice and friendly. Males were generally nicer but some girls just didn't want to be there."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
4 out of 5
2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
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NZ$112
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (3,241 reviews)

"I stayed here in 2017, but forgot to leave a review. This was a very lux hotel, location was near lambton quay and extra points for them having the room ready almost instantly when I arrived. Will definitely stay here again once its okay to travel around again! :) Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Travelodge Hotel Wellington
The Setup on Manners
3.5 out of 5
57, Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington
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NZ$100
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
3.7/5Good! (834 reviews)

"Its primarily a backpackers but was c lean. Bit stuffy though as no window in our room but clean and suitable for overnight. Excellent cbd location"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

The Setup on Manners
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
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4.4/5Wonderful! (2,079 reviews)

"Had an excellent view from our room of the Bay. Great area. Lots to do in walking distance. Clean, pretty room."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
West Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
NZ$130
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.1/5Very Good! (2,090 reviews)

"Very handy location near the water front and an easy walk to the railway station. Spacious room, very clean with good amenities. Nice breakfast with an excellent variety of choices and prices. Staff seemed a little distracted possible because Covid-19 pending lock down. Hope they havent lost their ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

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Accommodation in Wellington

Welcome to New Zealand’s capital, located on the southwestern tip of North Island. Wellington is a bustling city filled with culture, history, technology, and more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. Any traveller can find something to love in this waterfront town, whether they want to wine and dine themselves, get lost in museums, trek through natural parks, or take in a show.

Wellington offers warm summers and cool winters and rarely experiences extreme hot or cold. Rains and winds are common weather attributes, but rarely hold back the motivated traveller.

Wellington offers plenty for visitors to do and see. Concerts, plays, and comedy shows are on tap every night of the week. Those interested in the history of New Zealand, should stop by Te Para—the most visited museum in Australasia—which showcases New Zealand’s history, people, and art. Another box that every traveller must check is a ride on the iconic Wellington Cable Car. This meticulously restored car takes visitors from downtown Wellington to the Botanic Garden, where they can enjoy amazing views of the harbour and city.

Other excellent experiences to add to your travel list are visiting the Wellington Zoo, kayaking through the harbour, catching a glimpse of a kiwi at the Zealandia Sanctuary, and strolling through “Wellywood” which houses many of the post-production and special effects studios that brought movies like “The Hobbit” and “Avatar” to life.

When it’s time to relax, drop by one of the city’s many artsy cafes and breathe in the smell of freshly roasted coffee. The city is also known for its regional wines, acclaimed cultural cuisine, and excellent seafood. Your taste buds won’t want to leave.

Wellington Accommodation

The range of Wellington hotels fit the needs and budget of just about anyone. The city offers many top-tier hotels for high flyers as well as more reasonably priced options, including Wellington family-friendly hotels and lodging many business travellers who visit the city. Hikers and the budget-conscious will also find many clean, safe, and cheap backpacking hotels and motels in Wellington.

Getting to Wellington

State Highway 1 and State Highway 2 both run through Wellington, offering easy access to the city to any New Zealander driving in by car. The city is also serviced by Wellington International Airport, which receives flights from across New Zealand, as well as Fiji and Australia. Due to the airport’s short runways, passengers traveling from further distances will likely have to take a connecting flight into the city. Wellington is also serviced by regular buses and a rail system. Ferries connect the city to Esatbourne, Seatoun, and Petone.

Book Your Stay in Wellington

How are you going to get the best deal possible on your Wellington hotel, flight, and rental car? You could spend all day on the computer or phone comparing prices, or you could visit Expedia.co.nz. Our website compares prices for you, so you can quickly and easily get the best deals for your Wellington trip. You can even book your flight, accommodation, and car hire in Wellington through us.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Sofitel Wellington and BKs Premier Motel Esplanade as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wellington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Wellington.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Wellington?
Based on reviews, Trinity Hotel Wellington is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Willis Wellington Hotel and Lodge in the City - Hostel.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Wellington?
Willis Village is a top 3.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay with the children include Novotel Wellington and Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. Also, attractions such as Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Wellington?
QT Wellington is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features 2 bars and an indoor pool. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Bolton Hotel and Bay Plaza Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wellington?
U Residence Hotel is a top dog-friendly apartment, and offers a 24-hour fitness centre and concierge services for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star beach property with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your beach trip include Bella Vista Motel Wellington and QT Wellington. Head to Scorching Bay Beach or Makara Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Wellington?
Boulcott Suites is a 5-star apartment and popular for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. QT Wellington Apartments and Rydges Wellington are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Wellington?
QT Wellington Apartments is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Wellesley Boutique Hotel and Bolton Hotel are other choices for a boutique stay.
What is staying in Wellington like?
Travellers to Wellington give high marks for the fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and shopping. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its port, restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Interislander Ferry Terminal and Wellington Waterfront. In Wellington, there are 165 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Wellington?
Well known for its museums, the city’s cultural venues include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Michael Fowler Centre and Museum of Wellington City and Sea. Attractions such as Wellington Zoo, The Weta Cave and Zealandia are fun for children of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks such as Courtenay Place, Old St Paul’s and Civic Square.
How can I get around Wellington?
If you want to see more of the area, take a train from Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station or Wellington Crofton Downs Station. Cross the water on a ferry from the port.

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