If you’re visiting Auckland for a holiday or doing business in the CBD you’ll want to try one of these great 4 star hotels in downtown Auckland City.
The 4 star cousin to the Skycity Grand Hotel. This is also an exceptional hotel for anyone visiting Auckland. Offering all the same location benefits as Skycity Grand at a slightly lower price point. The rooms are almost luxuriously appointed. It’s great for anyone traveling to Auckland for any length of stay. Popular with business travelers, couples and families it offers something for everyone. Don’t miss the views from the SkyTower or the fabulous restaurants of Federal Street.
The Sebel Hotel Viaduct Harbour
This is an apartment hotel and doesn’t have all of the amenities you might expect from a quality 4 star hotel. However it makes up for it with it’s location. This is right in the heart of the viaduct above some of Auckland’s finest restaurants. It can be a little noisy on Weekend nights as it’s in the busiest part of the viaduct. The higher the room the less noise there is. You will be spoilt for choice of restaurants. No other hotel puts you into the action of the Viaduct Harbour nightlife like the Sebel.
Rydges Auckland Hotel
Rydges Hotel is located on Auckland’s Federal Street. It’s a CBD location but it’s a short walk to any attractions. A solid 4 star hotel it provides comfortable rooms at a variety of price points ideal for business travellers with a medium budget looking for CBD Accommodation. Most rooms contain a small desk suitable for computer work.
Heritage Hotel Auckland
This 4 Star Hotel is located in Auckland CBD it’s a fairly short walk to the Viaduct and to the Sky Tower but a little further to Queen Street. It has a excellent heated rooftop pool making it a favorite for families. It’s also got an indoor lap pool. Look out for their school holiday deals.
Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
This 4 Star Hotel is located in Auckland CBD. It’s a little older but really nice. It has a choice of 3 restaurants in the hotel. A great pool and a very grand lobby. This is great for either business of Families.
The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
The Quadrant Hotel and Suites is a adequate 4 star hotel at a reasonable price in a slightly off central location. It’s in easy walking distance of all of downtown. It’s close to Auckland University. It’s a cost effective, clean, safe place to stay but not really a desirable place to stay. You don’t come here for a romantic getaway, you come because your budget won’t stretch to something nicer. There is nothing wrong with the hotel or the location but it won’t be the highlight of your trip.
Scenic Hotel Auckland
A 4 star hotel located on Queen Street in the Heart of Auckland City well priced hotel is in a great location. It’s cheaper than many others that ate located this central and better appointed than most hotels that are cheaper. This is great for couples on a budget of families. It’s close to Aotea Square but you walk out the door onto Queen Street all of Auckland CBD is a only a short walk away. Undergoing renovation in 2019 scheduled for completion early 2020. Most of this hotels negative reviews relate to the ongoing construction work, they clearly flag that the hotel is under renovation on the home page of their website.
Amora Hotel Auckland
This is a really well priced 4 star hotel in Auckland CBD. It’s on the top end of Grey’s Ave close to the bars and clubs of Auckland’s K Road. It overlooks the picturesque Meyer’s park. Do not be tempted to walk through Meyers park alone at night.
This hotel is great for couples. Its is a long walk to many of Auckland’s attractions and popular restaurant districts, that is reflected in the price. The hotel itself is a solid 4 star. The pool is very small not suitable for lap swimming.
VR Queen Street Hotel
Located near the top end of Queen Street the VR Queen Street Hotel is a lower priced hotel. It’s still in the Auckland CBD but it is near the top of Queen Street. If your holidaying here you can still walk anywhere in Auckland Central but it is a bit of a hike back up the hill to your hotel. Consider it part of your fitness regime and you’ll be just fine. The hotel itself is at the bottom end of 4 star, you’ll be staying here because of the price, or vacancy of other hotels but it’s actually a nice place to spend a few days. It’s close to K Roads bars and nightclubs. It’s also close to the townhall and Aotea square.
Haka Hotel Suites Auckland City
Located on K Road in the top of Auckland’s CBD, the 4 star Haka Hotel is in a different part of town to any of the other Central Hotels. K Road is known for its vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and nightclubs expect some noise and plenty of drunken idiots on the streets on a Friday or Saturday night. This is a great location if you’re one of the drunken idiots. The hotel itself is really nice. It’s still pretty new (as of 2019) and things are well maintained. It’s perfect for younger travellers. Reviews are generally very good which can be hard to maintain for a cheap hotel. Haka Hotel is a well priced 4 star hotel in a location that won’t suit everyone but for some the location will be part of the attraction. It’s walking distance to anywhere if you are fit. Even Eden Park is only 20 minutes walk. Ponsonby is closeby and the Viaduct is a pleasant 30 minute downhill stroll. Less fit visitors might want to take a bus or uber back.
CityLife Hotel Auckland
CityLife is a 4 star hotel in a central location on Auckland Queen Street. It’s a 15 minute walk to Viaduct Harbour down Auckland’s main street. Rooms range from simple and functional to the extravagant Penthouse suite. If you have business in the CBD and are on a moderate budget this is a great option.
Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
Four Points by Sheraton is a clean modern 4 star hotel on Aucklands Queen Street. It offers spectacular views from rooms on high floors. The location is great. It’s a 15-20 minute walk to Viaduct Harbour and 5 minutes to the Skytower, but there is plenty to see and do close by as well. Aotea Centre is a 1 minute walk and Auckland Citys excellent art gallery is also close by. This is a great option for any business trip.
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Copthorne Hotel Auckland is 4 star hotel in Auckland’s downtown area. It’s a little further out than some other options, but it is a pleasant hotel in walking distance of the city centre. It’s very close to Auckland University. The hotel has a small conference centre. It’s quite a walk to Auckland’s bars and restaurants from here, so you may end up spending more on taxis here than in other locations.
4 Star Hotels Near Auckland Airport
We’ve found best 4 star hotels located within 4km of Auckland Airport.
Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel
This 4 star hotel is right next to Auckland International Airport Terminal. It’s great if your in Auckland for 1 night and need to catch an early flight. There are plenty of rental car options and it’s always easy to get a taxi from the airport. If your business trip is for several nights you might enjoy something more central.
Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport
Jet Park is a solid 4 star hotel with a large modern conference centre. It’s perfect for business travellers and company conferences. Close to the Auckland Airport and the surrounding business park. It also has excellent access to Auckland’s industrial heartland. The rooms are well kept and reasonably priced. If you’re in Auckland for a couple of nights and most of your meetings are out of the CBD this is a great option. The restaurant is excellent however, if you want to try something else there’s not a lot of other dining options in this part of Auckland.
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport
This 4 star hotel is close to the Airport and Auckland main industrial Areas. It’s great for one or two nights if your meetings are out of the CBD. It’s a long way to the North Shore so if you’re planning meetings in Albany look for something in Takapuna instead.
Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport
This is a typical Airport hotel. Rated 4 star, it’s nice enough for short stay. Clean and well maintained. Great for those on a layover, flight crews and business travellers. Sandwiched between a major road and an industrial estate, it’s nice enough inside and is close to the airport, which will be the reason you’re staying here. If you don’t want to eat in the hotel restaurant you’ll need to uber to find something else as there’s nothing close by.
Other 4 Star Hotels in Auckland Region
These 4 star hotels are scattered around the Auckland Region away from the CBD and the Airport.
Spencer on Byron Hotel Takapuna
Spencer on Byron is a 4 star hotel in Takapuna. It’s located a short walk from Takapuna beach, very close to shops, restaurants, and bars. The hotel has a tennis court and large heated pool. It’s by far the tallest building in the area and has spectacular views if you have a room on a high floor. It’s perfect for those doing business in Albany, Silverdale, or anywhere on Auckland’s North Shore.
Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre
4 star Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre is located on the Panmure Lagoon. An extinct volcanic crater that is now a tidal lagoon. When the tide is in the view is beautiful. The lagoon has a 3km public running/walking track around it making it great for an evening jog. The location is close to Auckland largest industrial areas. The conference centre is one of Auckland largest, this hotel is a popular conference venue. It has plenty of free parking if you have a rental car, otherwise take a taxi as public transport isn’t great.
The hotel has its own pool but serious swimmers will enjoy the nearby lagoon leisure centre which offers a large indoor swimming pool. While the hotel restaurant is fine, there are more lively bars and restaurants at the nearby Silva Park mall.
The Sebel Hotel Manukau
The 4 star Sebel Hotel Manukau is a brand new hotel. It’s a great option for New Zealand families visiting Auckland. There is plenty of parking, it’s close to many misd priced family restaurants like Lonestar. It’s also really close to Rainbows End, Wero White Water Park and the Manukau Shopping Centre. It’s got excellent access to the motorway when you want to go into the CBD allow an hour at peak times for traffic. Due to the location in Manukau it’s considerably cheaper than other hotels in it’s class in more desirable locations.
Novotel Auckland Ellerslie Hotel
Located in Greenlane just off the motorway. This 4 star hotel is central to Auckland’s industrial areas as well as being very close to the ASB Showgrounds Auckland main exhibition centre. It’s perfect for sales people visiting clients in the industrial areas or exhibitors at one of Auckland’s many industry focused shows. It’s a clean modern 4 star hotel at a reasonable prices. 15 minutes drive from the CBD, built on the edge of the Ellerslie Horse racing course grounds. It’s a great spot for any business traveller who doesn’t need to be in the CBD.
Heritage Hotel Waitakere Estate
Situated in the idyllic Waitakere Ranges on Scenic Drive, this 4 star hotel is set in native forest with views back towards the city. It’s a great weekend escape from the hussle and bussle of Auckland’s CBD. There is plenty to see and do in this part of Auckland. Piha beach is not to be missed, the Waitakere Ranges have fantastic walking tracks. Swap the noises of the city for birdsong and relax. Ask for a room in the new wing. While the location is stunning the hotel itself is not as grand as it looks in photos. It’s a great place but keep your expectations in check.