Wellington Hotels

Wellington has a handful of luxury hotels and plenty of backpacker's hostels for those looking for cheap accommodation. The hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over NZ$250)
Moderate (NZ$100 to NZ$250)
Cheap (under NZ$100)
The prices quoted are for a double room per night, inclusive of tax and breakfast unless otherwise stated.


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Museum Art Hotel

+64 4 802 8900.

Set across from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum Art Hotel offers both classic hotel and apartment style accommodation. The chic hotel is peppered with paintings and sculptures, and even comes with an art map for guests wishing to take a self-guided tour of the premises.

90 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand

InterContinental Wellington Hotel

+64 4 472 2722.

The imposing InterContinental Hotel, the best five-star hotel in town, is one of the city's landmarks, with two restaurants, café, pool, sauna, fitness centre, large indoor heated swimming pool, conference and banquet facilities, and business centre. Many of the 231 modern and stylish rooms and suites have excellent harbour views.

2 Grey Street (corner of Featherstone Street), Wellington, New Zealand


+64 4 803 0600.

Inspired by New York’s high-end boutique hotel scene and modern architecture, Ohtel is a small but luxurious place to stay for the traveller who wants a unique Wellington experience. All the mid-century furnishings are from the founder’s private collection, and the hotel itself is built into the base of a steep coastal cliff space. Even the cheapest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee. 

66 Oriental Parade, New Zealand

Wellesley Boutique Hotel

+64 4 474 1308.

This charming boutique hotel located in a neo-Georgian building is conveniently located close the shopping and harbour district. Its recently refurbished restaurant offers modern cuisine in a classically elegant setting, whilst its 12 rooms are smart, inviting and warm.

2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Bolton Hotel

+64 4 472 9966.

The Bolton Hotel enjoys an excellent location in the heart of the city's business district, a few minutes walk from Lambton Quay. The hotel offers 142 spacious, well-appointed and modern rooms and suites to suit both corporate and leisure travellers. There is a spa, a pool, a gym, a café, a restaurant and a business centre. Rooms are superbly appointed, contemporary and elegant, and feature an impressive collection of local and historical artworks. There is free Wi-Fi and high-speed internet access throughout.

12 Bolton Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Victoria Court Motor Lodge

+64 4 385 7102.

In the heart of downtown Wellington, this lodge offering studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, is ideally located within easy walking distance of theatres, shops, bars and museums. Most of the 25 units have spa baths/showers, cook tops, queen-size beds and Sky TV. Off-street parking is available.

201 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cambridge Hotel

+64 4 385 8829.

The Cambridge has been a Wellington establishment since 1883 - Queen Elizabeth herself stayed here in the 1960s. Overall, it offers great facilities at amazing prices. Located in the centre of Wellington, it is minutes from major attractions, fine dining, and great shopping. The Cambridge has rooms to suit all budgets, from backpacker dorms to en-suite doubles and all of the rooms come with SKY TV and a mini fridge. 

28 Cambridge Terrace, New Zealand

Ibis Wellington

+64 4 496 1880.

This international budget chain hotel is a good-value option for those who want to be close to the action, but don't want to stay in a backpacker's hostel. There's a restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner but limited parking.

153 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

+64 4 473 8482.

Right in the centre of Wellington, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offers a wide selection of accommodation options ranging from eight bunk dormitories to private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The hotel first opened its doors back in 1937 and underwent a number of extensive revamps after being purchased by its current owners in 1997. Facilities include a bar, a café, a 24 hour fully equipped kitchen and a travel desk.

1 Bunny Street, Wellington, New Zealand

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