Wondering where to stay in Auckland with kids? Or planning a family holiday in Auckland? We’ve picked the best family hotels for you to enjoy. So, try one of these kid friendly hotels in Auckland city, close to family attractions with plenty to keep the kids occupied.

Family Friendly Hotels in Auckland CBD

Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland

5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland exterior

Located in Central Auckland the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel is great for families. It is close to Aotea Square, 10 pin bowling, movies, restaurants, the sky tower and all that Auckland has to offer. There is a mall downstairs and it’s a 2 minute walk to Queen Street and 10 minutes to the Viaduct. This is a great location for families with young kids or teenagers.

M Social hotel with Viaduct Harbour visible from window

M Social is a great Family Hotel right across the road from the Viaduct Harbour, it’s a great location on Auckland’s waterfront. Many of the rooms have fabulous sea views. It’s a 4 star hotel with 190 rooms. Perfect for Families and couples. It’s really close to The Ferry Terminal, Britomart Train Station and obviously the Viaduct Harbour. This is a kid friendly hotel with a lot of family activities located nearby.

The 5 star Cordis Auckland Hotel is one of the best hotels in central Auckland.

Located in at the top end of town this 5 star hotel is a long walk from the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland’s waterfront attractions. Hopefully your kids are aren’t scared of ghosts because it’s located over the road from a cemetery. However don’t let that put you off, it’s a beautiful and well appointed hotel that has been recently renovated.

Cordis is close to the Auckland Domain, Auckland Hospital and The French Cafe. Making it great for couples, business travelers, and families. It’s good value in comparison to other 5 Star hotels in Auckland. And the fabulous heated rooftop pool makes this a family hotel in Auckland you must consider. Your kid’s will also love Eight restaurant – named for its eight separate kitchens cooking you a wide range of cuisines from around the world including, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and a New York style grill, Pasta, a specialist seafood kitchen and a salad bar.

Highly recommended for families and extended families travelling with 3 generations.

Hilton Hotel Viaduct Harbour Auckland

Auckland is known as the City of Sails. You’re family will love a stay at the Hilton because it literally puts you out on the harbour amongst the yachts. It’s located on the tip of Princess wharf. The views of Auckland’s waterfront are incredible.

Princess wharf is right next to Viaduct Harbour, which is a must do location to visit. Because it’s New Zealand’s leading restaurant district there are more restaurant choices than you’ll be able to try during your stay.

It’s a short walk to Auckland’s central business district, Britomart train station and the Maritime Museum. And it’s also next to the ferry terminal.

As you would expect from the Hilton the rooms are generously sized and luxuriously appointed. The heated outdoor pool (A huge plus for families) offers incredible views across to Devonport. Perfect for executive business travellers, couples, and families. This 5 star hotel in Viaduct Harbour isn’t cheap but it is an experience you and your kids will never forget.

4 star Skycity Hotel Courtyard Room in Auckland CBD

Skycity Hotel is an exceptional 4 star hotel for families visiting Auckland. Offering all the same location benefits as Skycity Grand at a slightly lower price point. And the rooms are almost as luxuriously appointed as it’s 5 star cousin. Kids will love the Fortuna Buffet Restaurant, but if you don’t Skycity has 20 restaurants to choose from.

It’s great for anyone traveling to Auckland for any length of stay, and because of its location and the high standard of facilities it’s popular with business travelers, couples and families of all ages. Skycity really does offer something for everyone. While you’re there don’t miss the views from the SkyTower, or the fabulous restaurants of Federal Street, Depot and Masu are my favorites. This is a great family hotel in Auckland CBD.

Incredible hotel pool at Pullman Hotel in Auckland CBD

Pullman Auckland is a 5 star family hotel in Auckland located on the Corner of Princess Street and Waterloo Quadrant. Next to Auckland University, Old Government house and Albert Park, you can let the kids run free, or play in the fountain. It’s a short walk through Albert Park to the fabulous Auckland Art Gallery and a 20 minute walk to the Viaduct Harbour.

This is an older hotel but it has been renovated and is of a high standard, so it’s great for business travelers, older couples and families.

Kid Friendly Hotels Near Auckland Airport

Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel

5 Star Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport

Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport is a luxurious retreat that’s also family friendly. It’s close to Auckland Airport, One Tree Hill and Manukau. Nearby family friendly attractions include Butterfly Creek, Rocket Ropes and Rainbows End. This family friendly hotel is built around a courtyard with a heated pool and a putting green making it perfect for kids. There’s also a lawn for younger kids to play on.

Cheap Hotel room with double bed and 2 bunks for kids at ibis budget Auckland Airport hotel

This is a 2 star budget hotel close to the airport. With bunk beds in many rooms it’s a great hotel for families travelling on a budget. It’s an airport hotel, so it’s better suited to a single night than a long stay.

New, clean and well kept, it shows 2 star hotels don’t have to be a bad experience. The location is next to a small mall and has plenty of cheap dining options nearby as well as a restaurant in the hotel.

It’s close to familiy activities like Rainbows End, Butterfly Creek and Rocket Ropes. It’s also near Manukau Shopping Centre. You’ll need a car if your family is hoping to explore Auckland from this location.

Jet Park Auckland Airport Hotel Pool

This is a great family hotel. It’s really close to the airport so great for anyone departing or arriving late. it’s also a great option if you have driven to Auckland from another New Zealand city. There is plenty of free parking, a great pool, and plenty of space for kids to play outside.

Jet Park is the best option for New Zealanders going overseas. Your family can stay the night before an early flight and then leave your car in their ample secure long term parking near Auckland Airport for up to 14 days at no additional charge. They also run a free drop off and pick up to the Airport.

Because it’s close to Rainbows End, Butterfly Creek, Rocket Ropes and the Manukau Shopping Centre and it has a great outdoor heated pool this is definitely one of the most kid friendly hotels in Auckland, perfect for any family.

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Family Pool Area 3 star Hotel

Holiday Inn is close to Auckland airport. It’s a kid friendly family hotel in Auckland with a relaxed atmosphere, built around a courtyard with a pool and a lawn for children to play.

Holiday Inn is well priced and very spacious, with plenty of room in the lobbies and restaurant for kids. This is a great option if you can’t afford to be in the city centre.

Family Friendly Hotels in Manukau

The Sebel 4 star hotel Manukau room with two single beds

The Sebel Hotel Manukau is a brand new family hotel in Manukau. It’s a great option for New Zealand families visiting Auckland. There is plenty of parking, and it’s close to many mid priced kid friendly family restaurants like Lonestar. It’s also really close to Rainbows End theme park, Wero White Water Park and the Manukau Shopping Centre making in one of the best family hotels in South Auckland.

When you want to go into the CBD, it’s got excellent access to the motorway. However Auckland traffic is pretty horrendous so you’ll need to allow an hour to get to the CBD in peak traffic.