Need a Hotel in Auckland City?

You’re in the right place. We’ve got every decent hotel in Auckland central business district, from K’Road to the Waterfront and from Symonds Street to Victoria park. So no matter where you want to stay in downtown Auckland we’ll have the perfect hotel for you.

Auckland CBD Hotels Near The Waterfront

These central city hotels are all near Auckland’s beautiful waterfront on lower Queen Street, Britomart or the Viaduct Harbour. Most of them have fantastic views from the harbour facing rooms. Best of all they’re located where you’ll want to spend most of your time. If you’re on holiday in Auckland city this is where you want to stay.

Sunrise at one of Auckland's best hotels, the 5 Star Hilton Hotel Auckland in Viaduct Harbour on Auckland's waterfront

Hilton Hotel Auckland is located in Auckland’s CBD on Princess Wharf between the ferry terminal and the Viaduct Harbour. It’s one of the most desirable locations in the city with unsurpassed views of the harbour. If you can afford it, book it. You won’t regret it.

Luxury Marina View Room Sofitel Viaduct Harbour 5 star luxury hotel room

This is the most luxurious hotel in Auckland CBD. It’s lobby and shared spaces are incredible as are the rooms. Because it’s the best hotel in Auckland Central for a romantic weekend it’s also an amazing wedding venue. And the perfect place for an executive retreat.

Sofitels location is impeccable. It’s in the Viaduct Harbour, a short walk from everything in Auckland’s CBD. There’s spectacular views from the marina view rooms, and all rooms have a balcony. Best of all it’s A close walk to many of Auckland’s finest restaurants, don’t miss Baduzzi in Wynyard Quarter.

The Sebel Hotel at Viaduct Harbour in the evening

This is an apartment hotel and doesn’t have all of the amenities you might expect from a quality hotel. However The Sebel Viaduct Harbour makes up for it with its 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.

M Social 4 star family hotel in Auckland CBD Viaduct Harbour Waterfront

M Social is a great 4 star hotel in Auckland’s central business district right across the road from the Viaduct Harbour. Because it’s such a great location on Auckland’s waterfront many of the rooms have fabulous sea views.

It’s at the top end of 4 star hotels in Auckland CBD, I’d almost call it a 5 star. With 190 rooms it’s quite large, perfect for families and couples. It’s really close to the Ferry Terminal, Britomart train station and obviously the Viaduct Harbour. This is a top quality 4 star hotel with a lot of  activities located nearby. The only negative is it doesn’t have a pool.

SO/ Auckland Hotel bath with amazing city views

Located in Auckland Central’s Britomart district SO/ Auckland Hotel is one of Auckland’s newest 5 star hotels. It’s hip modern decor sets it apart from other Auckland Hotels. Because it’s location is so central the Viaduct Harbour and Queen Street are an easy walk away.

This is a great location for younger couples and business travelers who like the nightlife. It’s close to Auckland’s main concert venue Spark Arena so it’s great for New Zealanders visiting Auckland for a concert.

Grand Mercure 5 star Hotel Auckland CBD Britomart

Recent renovations make Britomart’s Grand Mercure Auckland Hotel one of the top 5 star hotels in Auckland’s central business district. Located in the heart of Britomart, on Customs Street East at the foot of Queen Street in the Auckland CBD.

Britomart is a very central location and handy to everything on the Auckland waterfront. So why not take a ferry to a Waiheke Island, or stroll to the Viaduct Harbour. Shop Auckland’s CBD or take a train to Newmarket, Auckland’s best shopping district.

Grand Mercure is a 5 star Auckland hotel with clean, modern well decorated rooms in a central Britomart location, great for couples or business travellers.

5 star Grand Windsor Boutique Hotel on Queen Street in Auckland CBD

Voted the best new hotel in the world 2018 Hotel Grand Windsor oozes old world style and luxury. It’s a 5 star hotel located at the bottom end of Queenstreet in a historic building. A prime location next to the best shopping in the CBD, a close walk to one of Auckland best restaurants Cassia. A stones throw from Britomart and 5 minutes walk from Viaduct Harbour. This hotel has location and style. Great for local couples on a romantic weekend, and couples visiting Auckland for a holiday.

City view from the window of 5 star hotel room at Stanford plaza Hotel

Stamford Plaza is a 5 star hotel in Auckland central with some very luxurious suites. This large hotel has 283 rooms and 3 restaurants. It’s located on Albert Street, a central city location roughly halfway between Skycity and the Viaduct Harbour. Most of Auckland’s attractions are in easy walking distance but none are on the doorstep either.

Don’t miss The Grove Restaurant located a few minutes walk away and consistently one of Auckland’s best restaurants for many years. This is a great CBD hotel for business travelers.

Hotels Near Auckland University

Auckland University is located on the eastern side of Auckland CBD. If you have meetings or are attending a conference at the University then these are the closest CBD hotels to the University of Auckland.

The 5 star Pullman Hotel in Auckland's CBD is near Auckland University and is regarded as one of Auckland's best hotels.

Pullman Auckland is a 5 star hotel located on the Corner of Princess Street and Waterloo Quadrant in Auckland’s CBD. Being next to Auckland University, Old Government house and Albert Park, t’s a short walk through Albert Park to the fabulous Auckland Art Gallery and only  a 20 minute walk to the Viaduct Harbour.

This is one of Auckland Central’s older 5 star hotels but has been renovated and is of a high standard. Pullman Auckland City is great for business travelers, older couples and families.

Copthorne 4 star business hotel in Auckland CBD for Families and Business Travelers

Copthorne Hotel Auckland is 4 star hotel in downtown Auckland. 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.

The Quadrant Hotel & Suites

the quadrant 4 star hotel studio bedroom

The Quadrant Hotel and Suites is a adequate hotel at a reasonable price in a slightly off central location, but still in easy walking distance of all of downtown Auckland. It’s also close to Auckland University.

This is 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.

Hotels Near The Sky Tower in Central Auckland

The Sky Tower is an Auckland icon. Built by Skycity in 1997 as part of the Skycity Casino and Hotel complex it is a must do attraction in Auckland city. The Skycity complex contains a Casino, The Sky Tower, a popular theatre and at last count 20 bars and restaurants of very high standard, some of Auckland finest in fact. Skycity have essentially created their own attraction, and it’s only set to get bigger with a third Skycity Hotel ‘Horizon‘ and New Zealand’s largest convention centre opening in 2020.

Skycity Hotel Suite 4 star hotel Auckland for business, couples and families

The 4 star cousin to the Skycity Grand Hotel. This is also an exceptional hotel for anyone visiting Auckland. Offering all the same central Auckland location benefits as Skycity Grand at a slightly lower price point. The rooms are almost as 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 Sky Tower or the fabulous restaurants of central Auckland’s Federal Street.

SkyCity Grand Hotel Best Auckland City Centre Business and Family Hotel

SkyCity Grand is consistently among the best hotels in Auckland. Thanks to it’s location in the middle of Auckland’s central business district, with many of Auckland’s best restaurants literally on the doorstep. This genuine 5 star hotel has everything you need for a holiday or a business trip. It’s part of the SkyCity complex including the SkyTower, SkyCity theatres and the SkyCity Casino. If you don’t stay here it’s still a must visit location while in Auckland.

This hotel has spacious well appointed rooms that are impeccably maintained. It has all of the facilities you could hope for in a Auckland city hotel including valet parking, gym, and spa.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland City

5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland Spa Suite

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.

Auckland Business Hotel Rydges Hotel Auckland exterior at night

Rydges Hotel is an excellent 4 star business hotel located on Auckland’s Federal Street. Because of it’s CBD location it’s a short walk to all the attractions in central Auckland.

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 Auckland CBD Accommodation. Because they get so many business travelers most rooms contain a small desk suitable for computer work.

Heritage 4 star Hotel in Auckland CBD

This 4 Star Hotel is located in Auckland CBD so it’s a fairly short walk to the Viaduct and to the Sky Tower, however it’s a little further to Queen Street. It has a excellent heated rooftop pool making it a firm favorite with families. For serious swimmers it’s also got an indoor lap pool. Look out for their excellent school holiday deals.

President Hotel Auckland Central

Cheap 3 Star President Hotel in Auckland CBD

President Hotel is a cheap 3 star hotel with a great location in downtown Auckland. The rooms a clean well kept, it offers excellent value for money for anyone travelling on a budget. The two room family suite is great value for those travelling with children. Close to Queen Street, the SkyTower and in easy walking distance of Viaduct Harbour or Spark Arena, the location is right in the heart of Auckland CBD.

Hotels Near Aotea Square

These hotels are near Aotea Square and Aotea Centre in the middle of Auckland’s Queen Street which runs through the heart of Auckland CBD. They’re cheaper than hotels on the waterfront but still reasonably close to all key attractions. This is a good location if you are visiting a show at Aotea Centre, The Civic Theatre or Auckland Town Hall.

Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland City

Grand Millennium 4 star family Hotel in Auckland CBD

This 4 Star Hotel is located in Auckland City in the central business district. It’s a little older but really nice. It has a choice of 2 restaurants within the hotel. A great pool and a very grand lobby and lounge bar. This is at the higher end of 4 star hotels in Auckland and is great for business travelers, couples or families who want accomodation in central Auckland..

Scenic Hotel Auckland Exterior at Night

Scenic Hotel is 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.

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.

4 star Hotel room with city views at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Auckland CBD

Four Points by Sheraton is a clean modern 4 star hotel on Auckland’s 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 Sky Tower, but there is plenty to see and do close by as well. Aotea Centre is a 1 minute walk and Auckland City’s excellent art gallery is also close by. This is a great option for any business trip.

As of July 2019 the Four Point’s hotel is also home to the highest rooftop cocktail bar in Auckland CBD. ‘The Churchill’ offers magnificent views and a wide selection of gin based cocktails.

4 star Amora Hotel Auckland

Amora Hotel 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.

Auckland City Hotel

3 star Auckland City Hotel

This 3 star Hotel is in a historic building in Auckland’s central business district. It’s not the most desirable location in the CBD, but it is in walking distance from everywhere you want to be. If you can’t afford to be in the Viaduct this is a great option. It’s clean and well kept with consistently good reviews. There is some car parking available. This hotel has a little more character than many in others in the cheaper price range and is great value.

Upper CBD & K’Road Hotels

These hotels are located at the upper end of Auckland’s central business district. They’re a long walk to most of Auckland’s popular attractions and that’s reflected in the price.

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

This is a beautiful and well appointed hotel that has been recently renovated. The heated rooftop pool is one of Auckland City’s best hotel pools. Eight Restaurant offers eight different kitchens each offering their own cuisine, they really do cater to every taste.

Located in at the top end of the CBD this 5 star hotel is a long walk from the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland’s waterfront attractions. It is located over the road from a cemetery which may be of concern to some guests, but for most it is just a beautiful park like view.

Cordis Hotel is close to the Auckland Domain, Middlemore Hospital, and the French Cafe. It’s great for couples, business travelers, and families. It’s good value in comparison to other 5 Star hotels in Auckland Central.

Haka Hotel Suites Auckland City exterior at night

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 cheaper 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.

Positioned at the lower end of 4 star hotels on the border of 3 star, it’s currently the best hotel in it’s price point in Auckland.

VR Queen Street Hotel

3 star VR Hotel Queen street bedroom suite

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 nice end of 3 star or 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.

Lower CBD

These hotels are all in the lower Auckland CBD, so while they’re not quite waterfront, they’re not to far off it. These hotels get you close to Britomart and the Viaduct without the price tag.

The 5 star Hotel DeBrett is one of Auckland's best Boutique Hotel in Auckland CBD light up at night.

Hotel DeBrett is a beautifully restored and renovated Art Deco themed 5 star Boutique Hotel located on High Street in the heart of Auckland City. It’s proximity to Shortland Street makes it perfect for business people who are needing to be in the city centre. It’s got plenty of character and history, with only 25 rooms you will be well looked after. It’s an easy walk to Britomart and the Viaduct Harbour. This is a great central location. If you’re staying here don’t miss dining at the nearby Cassia restaurant.

4 star CityLife Hotel Auckland Room for Business Travelers

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.

IBIS Budget Auckland Central

IBIS budget 3 star hotel in dontown Auckland

IBIS Budget Auckland Central is a 3 star hotel offering compact affordable accomodation in a very central location. It’s just off Auckland’s Queen Street. In easy walking distance of any of Auckland CBDs main attractions. This hotel is great for anyone travelling on a budget. Keep your expectations as low as they keep the price.

Juicy Snooze Auckland

Juicy Snooze cheep hotel room in Aukland suitable for families.

Jucy Snooze offers both private rooms and shared dormitory rooms. Private rooms are available in Double, Triple or Family. They are really cheap, and well run but don’t expect a 3 star hotel. What you get is a really cheap hotel room in downtown Auckland. If your expecting the Hilton then look elsewhere.

Auckland City CBD and Viaduct Harbour