If you’re planning a trip to Auckland, or just fancy a night away from the kids, then where you choose to stay can make all the difference to your holiday. Auckland’s got plenty of hotels to choose from; that’s great, but which are the best? We’ve judged them on location, style, amenities and service. We can say without a doubt these are the best hotels in Auckland.

The Best Hotels in Auckland CBD

Choose one of these hotels when you want to be right in the central city, and get set to enjoy the best of Auckland’s CBD.

The best hotels in the Viaduct

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

Auckland is known as the City of Sails. A stay at the Hilton literally puts you out on the harbour amongst the yachts. It’s located on the tip of Princess wharf so the views of Auckland’s waterfront are incredible. There is no doubt the Hilton is one of Auckland’s best hotels.

This hotel is located next to Viaduct Harbour which is a must do location to visit, with more restaurant choices than you’ll be able to try during your stay. Because of its location it’s a short walk to anywhere in Auckland’s central business district, as well as Britomart Train Station, the Maritime Museum and the ferry terminal.

As you would expect from the Hilton the rooms are generously sized and luxuriously appointed. The heated outdoor pool is one of Auckland’s best because it offers incredible views across to Devonport.

The Hilton hotel is perfect for executive business travellers, couples getaways, and families. This 5 star hotel isn’t cheap but it is an experience you will never forget.

Evening at the 5 star Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel in Auckland's CBD

This is the most luxurious hotel in Auckland. It’s lobby and shared spaces are incredible as are the rooms. It’s one of the best hotels in Auckland for a romantic weekend. Because it’s so romantic it’s also an amazing wedding venue.

Sofitel Viaduct Harbour is also the perfect place for an executive retreat. The location is impeccable. It’s in the Viaduct Harbour, a short walk from everything Auckland has to offer but just far enough away from the bars that it is quieter than some other centrally located 5 star hotels.

Boasting an amazing day spa, and first class restaurants it’s an experience not to be missed. There’s spectacular views from the marina view rooms and all rooms have a balcony. It’s a close walk to many of Auckland’s best restaurants, don’t miss Baduzzi in Wynyard Quarter.

Perfect for couple’s of any age, executive business travelers and families who can afford it.

The 4 star Sebel Hotel lit up at night in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour in the CBD.

This is an apartment hotel and doesn’t have all of the amenities you might expect from one of Auckland’s best hotels. However it makes up for its lack of a restaurant, pool, and day spa with its location. The Sebel is right in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour. Directly above some of Auckland’s finest restaurants. Don’t miss Soul Bar or Giraffe.

It can be a little noisy on weekend nights as it’s in the busiest part of the Viaduct. The higher the floor your room is on the less noise there is. No other hotel puts you into the action of the Viaduct Harbour nightlife like The Sebel.

The best hotels in Britomart

Britomart's SO/ Auckland 5 star hotel in Auckland's CBD

Located in Auckland’s Britomart district SO/ Auckland Hotel is one of Auckland newest 5 star hotels. It’s modern hip decor sets it apart from other Auckland Hotels and give it a place near the top of our list of Auckland’s best hotels.

Many of the rooms offer fabulous views of the city and the the harbour. If you have a room on a lower floor you can still enjoy the views, cocktail in hand at Hi So/. The rooftop bar is one of the best hotel bars in Auckland.

Because the location is very 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. It’s quirky but cool decor and amazing bathrooms make this a great hotel for romance.

Grand Mercure 5 star Hotel Auckland CBD Britomart

Recent renovations make Britomart’s Grand Mercure Auckland Hotel a shoo in for our list of the best 5 star hotels in Auckland. 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 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. This is a prime location next to the best shopping in the CBD, and a close walk to one of Auckland best restaurants, the magnificent Cassia. Only a stone’s throw from Britomart and 5 minutes walk from the Viaduct Harbour this hotel has location and style befitting a hotel on the best hotels in Auckland list.

Great for local couples on a romantic weekend, and couples of any age visiting Auckland for a holiday.

The best hotels in Central Auckland

Skycity Grand Hotel Auckland 5 star suite in Auckland CBD

SkyCity Grand is consistently among the best hotels in Auckland, partly thanks to its location in the middle of Auckland’s central business district. And partly because of the large number of attractions SkyCity have created, including Auckland’s only casio, the Sky Tower, SkyCity Theatre, and the Federal Street Dining precinct which is part of the SkyCity complex and boasts several of Auckland’s top restaurants.

This is a genuine 5 star hotel so it has everything you need for a holiday or a business trip. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s still a must visit location while you’re in Auckland.

The hotel has spacious well appointed rooms that are impeccably maintained. It has all of the facilities you could hope for in one of Auckland’s best hotels, including valet parking, a gym, and a luxurious day spa.

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’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 town 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 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.

Skycity Hotel Courtyard room 2

The 4 star cousin to the Skycity Grand Hotel. This is also an exceptional hotel for anyone visiting Auckland because it offers all the same 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 SkyTower or the fabulous restaurants of Federal Street, Depot and Massu are both out of this world. This one of the best Auckland Hotels.

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 right next to Auckland University, Old Government house and Albert Park.

It’s only 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 has been renovated and is of a very high standard throughout.

It’s great for business travelers, older couples and families.

5 star stamford plaza hotel exterior at night in Auckland's CBD

Stamford Plaza is a 5 star hotel with some very luxurious suites. This large Auckland 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. As such most of Auckland’s attractions are in easy walking distance, however 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 for many years.

This is a great hotel for business travelers.

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.

DeBrett’s has got plenty of character and history, and because there’s only 25 rooms you know you will be well looked after. This is a very central location so it’s an easy walk to Britomart and the Viaduct Harbour.

If you’re staying here don’t miss dining at the nearby Cassia restaurant it’s one of Auckland’s best.

Delamore Lodge, 5 star hotel, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Delamore Lodge is the only true 5 Star Hotel on Waiheke Island. This is an absolutely stunning location. So take either a ferry or a helicopter from Auckland city and stay in this playground for visiting rock stars and celebrities.

The views of the Hauraki Gulf are unsurpassed, and the infinity pool is an instagramers dream. Delamore’s food and wine list are an assortment of the best New Zealand has to offer. Pamper yourself or the one you love at Delamore’s day spa. This is a true luxury Waiheke Island experience.