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Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$84 per night from 23 Sep. to 24 Sep.
1.51 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (725 reviews)

"This place was awesome. The staff are very friendly and approachable, we stayed in a small room which was great value for money. Our highlight was the restaurant and bar Monsoon, the food was amazing - my steak was actually blue (as asked). I will defiantly be returning."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

Rainforest Retreat
The Terrace
4 out of 5
Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$107 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.54 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (366 reviews)

"Very clran and spacious. We very much enjoyed our sray"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2020

The Terrace
58 On Cron Motel
3 out of 5
58 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
The price is AU$107 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.36 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)
Frank Josef Glacier

"Good place to stay. Restaurants in walking distance. Opposite hot pools, we didn’t have the chance to use them as there had been a lot of rain on the roads and the road to Greymouth had been closed the day before due to flooding so we set off early to make sure we got there. Clever pest control screen ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

58 On Cron Motel

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Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
4 out of 5
2 Donovan Drive, Sh 6, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$83 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.95 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (371 reviews)

"Spacious and modern,quiet and all the facilities of a 4 star motel.The surrounding area and setting is great"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2020

Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
Punga Grove
3 out of 5
Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$107 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.53 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)
Punga Grove EXCELLENT

"Punga Grove was better than expected, the rooms were huge and the kitchenette perfect. The cleanliness of the hotel was exceptional. To arrive and be greeted by such wonderful owners who went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable, nothing was a problem. If staying in Franz Josef I highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Punga Grove
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
34 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$101 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.56 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (426 reviews)
Couldn’t fault

"Great location walk to everything. Clean tidy and warm"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis
4 out of 5
Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$111 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
2.42 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (528 reviews)

"Well kept and very tidy property and grounds.The room was large and very clean. In house eating was available as the property is 4km outside of Franz Josef."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Franz Josef Oasis
Glenfern Villas
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.64 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (286 reviews)
Beautiful spacious guest house

"Beautiful spacious guest house. It was really nice to cook dinner and sit on the porch in the midst of our vacation surrounded by epic mountains."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Glenfern Villas
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
36 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$133 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.63 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (442 reviews)

"The staff were very helpful. Advised of local activities & must see scenic attractions."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Alpine Glacier Motel
3.5 out of 5
17 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$88 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.7 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (453 reviews)

"The service was excellent the room was beautifully clean we couldn't have asked for more."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Alpine Glacier Motel
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
2902 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier
The price is AU$66 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.67 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (371 reviews)
First experience with Top 10 holiday Park

"It is ok. On the positive side the people at reception were very nice to accept changing my reservation dates despite hotels.com refusal. On the negative side we were disappointed to see that the kitchen was not equipped with pots / utensils like other accommodations were in the rest of New Zealand ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
10 Cottages
3 out of 5
15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$115 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
1.46 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

"Modern Clean quiet lovely stay. Easy walk to cafe restaurants and shops."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2020

10 Cottages
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
3.5 out of 5
76 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$121 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
1.26 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (528 reviews)

"Best points of our stay were location, cleaniness, and size of accomodation"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2020

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
Westwood Lodge
4.5 out of 5
2919 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier
The price is AU$153 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
1.65 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
New Zealand 2020

"Wonderful accommodations. Great location great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2020

Westwood Lodge
Glacier Highway Motel Franz Josef
2.5 out of 5
8 Donovan Drive, Franz Josef Glacier
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$114 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
1.89 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)

"What an excellent place to stay, from the lovely studio apartment to the great staff, this property was a delight to stay at ! Give it very serious consideration !!!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Glacier Highway Motel Franz Josef
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Visiting Franz Josef Glacier

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Franz Josef Glacier, and visitors give high marks for the stunning glacier views and top-notch restaurants. Welcoming and quaint, this city also attracts tourists with its cafés. In Franz Josef Glacier, there are 27 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Franz Josef Glacier

Favorite family attractions include Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. The city's glaciers, hiking trails, and mountain views provide a picturesque setting, and places to visit include Glacier Country Kayaks. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 27 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Franz Josef Glacier. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Westwood Lodge - With a stay at this 4.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a bar, along with free WiFi. Expedia travelers love its helpful staff.
  • Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Our customers like the breakfast and quiet location at this motel. This 3.5-star motel features free WiFi, free parking, and a spa tub.
  • 58 On Cron Motel - With a stay at this 3-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a library, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean rooms.

Dressing for Franz Josef Glacier

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 64°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 60°F with nighttime averages of 35°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 70°F and nighttime averages of 42°F
  • About 1.42 inches of rain falls on Franz Josef Glacier each year
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 36°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Franz Josef Glacier?
Glacier Highway Motel Franz Josef is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This property offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend 58 On Cron Motel and Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Franz Josef Glacier, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Franz Josef Glacier.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Franz Josef Glacier?
Based on reviews, Rainforest Retreat is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park and Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Franz Josef Glacier?
Glenfern Villas is a top 4.5-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free parking. Other good choices to stay with the children include Rainforest Retreat and Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef. Also, attractions such as Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Franz Josef Glacier?
Franz Josef Oasis is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features an al fresco restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier and Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Franz Josef Glacier?
Rainforest Retreat is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 hot tubs and a restaurant for its human guests. Ribbonwood Retreat is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Franz Josef Glacier?
10 Cottages is a top 3-star hotel with free WiFi, and it’s located close to the beach .
What's the best high-end place to stay in Franz Josef Glacier?
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Glenfern Villas and Westwood Lodge are two other upscale options for your stay.

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