Looking for Family Accommodation in Auckland? Or planning a family holiday in the City of Sails? 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 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 family hotel in Auckland CBD.

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 family 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, Middlemore 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. They also have a great kids club for younger children, free bike usage for guests and large room sizes.

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 family will never forget.

4 star Skycity Hotel Courtyard Room in Auckland CBD

Skycity Hotel is an exceptional 4 star family hotel in Auckland CBD. 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 near high street 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.

Heritage Hotel 4 star roof top pool

This 4 Star family hotel is located in Auckland CBD 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 family hotel deals.

Family Suite at the Sebel Quay West

The Sebel Quay West is an upmarket 4 star apartment style hotel. The rooms are more generous than some other apartment hotels and they have plenty of 2 bedroom suites perfect for families. The rooms all have full kitchens so great for those who fancy doing some cooking while on holiday. If you don’t fancy cooking there is a cafe on the first floor of the hotel that offers breakfast and lunch and you are only 300 metres from Auckland’s waterfront so there is no shortage of restaurants to choose from. Britomart and the Viaduct are both within easy walking distance.

Kid Friendly Family Hotels Near Auckland Airport

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 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.

IBIS Budget Auckland Airport Hotel

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

This is a 2 star budget family 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 a great family hotel close to Auckland airport. It’s kid friendly 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 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.

Family Hotels on Waiheke Island

waiheke island resort family hotel.

Offering 1 and 2 bedroom apartments a 10 minute walk from Palm Beach. Waiheke Island Resort is a large hotel, popular for conferences, weddings, and families. It’s on the border between 4 star and 3 star. It does have a pool, hot tub, and bar/restaurant as well as free parking. There are plenty of sea views as you would expect on Waiheke island. This isn’t really the romantic couples get away spot of your dreams but if it’s the best you can afford you’ll probably have a great time here. The two bedroom apartments are great accommodation for families.

Family Hotel in Panmure

Waipuna Hotel Pool

Waipuna Hotel in Panmure is located on the edge of the Panmure Lagoon, which is an extinct volcanic crater that is now a tidal lagoon. When the tide is in the view is beautiful, however when the tide is out it’s not quite so picturesque. The lagoon has a 3km public running/walking track around it making it great for an evening jog.

The location is close to Sylvia Park Mall and Panmure village.

It has plenty of free parking so if you have a rental car this is a great choice. If you don’t have a car you’ll need to take taxis because public transport isn’t great in this part of town.

The hotel has its own pool but serious swimmers will enjoy the nearby Lagoon Leisure Centre which offers a large heated indoor swimming pool, a gym, and an outdoor pool with diving boards and a waterslide in the summer – great for families.

While the hotel restaurant is fine, there are more lively bars and restaurants at the nearby Silva Park mall.

Family Hotels in North Shore

Spencer on Byron Family Hotel in Takapuna

spencer on byron hotel pool

The Spencer Hotel in Takapuna is a great family hotel on Auckland’s North Shore.  It’s located a short walk from Takapuna beach,  very close to shops, restaurants, and bars. Families will love the tennis court and large heated pool on the roof.

It’s by far the tallest building in the area and therefore has spectacular views if you have a room on a high floor.

These factors combine to make Spencer on Byron one of the best Hotels in Auckland for families. It’s certainly the best on the North Shore.

The Poenamo Hotel

Poenamo 3 star hotel in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

The Poenamo Hotel is a popular 3 Star Hotel in Auckland’s North Shore. They have a pool, a play ground and plenty of family rooms making it a popular accommodation choice for families with younger children. Some of the rooms are pretty dated, this is not a fancy hotel but is a reasonable standard of accommodation for families on a budget with Family suites that sleep 5 available for a little over $200 per night.

What is the closest family hotel to Rainbows End?

The Sebel Manukau is the closest hotel to Rainbows end. It’s a great option for families as it’s also close to a large mall with movies and a number of family friendly dining options.

Where to stay in Auckland with Kids?

International visitors should look for a family hotel in the CBD near to the Viaduct. That is where you’ll want to spend most of your time. If you’re visiting Auckland from elsewhere in NZ with a Family then consider the Sebel Manukau, there is plenty of parking and it’s next to Rainbows End theme park and the Manukau Mall.

Which Auckland Hotels have water parks?

There are no Auckland Hotels with a genuine water park but there are several with great swimming pools. Cordis Auckland and Heritage Auckland have the best rooftop pools. Hilton also has a great pool for teens.

Is there anything for families to do in Auckland?

Yup. Try these great Auckland family activities.

Is there a family hotel in High Street?

There’s a great hotel in High Street called DeBretts but it’s really more suited to couples and business people than families.

Which hotel in Auckland has the pool for kids?

If your kids like a pool then, Cordis Auckland and Heritage Auckland have great rooftop pools.

What is the best Auckland Airport Hotel for families?

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport is the best all round hotel for families near the airport. It’s got a pool for younger visitors, there’s plenty of space to play and it’s quieter that some other hotels in the area. Jet Park is also good for families and Novotel Auckland Airport is great for 1 night if you’re on a budget.

What is the best family hotel on Waiheke Island?

Waiheke Island Resort is the best hotel for families on Waiheke.

When is the best time to visit Auckland?

Late summer and early spring are the best times to visit Auckland. The best months to visit are January, February, and March. These usually offer the warmest and most settled weather allowing you to make the most of Auckland’s beautiful waterfront.

Auckland is a beautiful city with a lot to offer families from with New Zealand and around the world. Make sure you find the right family accomodation in Auckland to really make the most of your holiday in the City of Sails.