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10 Best Hotels in Franz Josef Glacier

Jag Escape Franz Alpine Retreat
4 out of 5
2 Donovan Drive, Sh 6, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$84 per night
1.95 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (367 reviews)

"Very clean and new. Close to town. Quiet location. No complaints at all!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Jag Escape Franz Alpine 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
1.54 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (357 reviews)

"Not real fancy but definitely served its purpose. A girl came around and handed out warm scones (!)."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

The Terrace
Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$70 per night
1.51 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (716 reviews)

"We have thoroughly enjoyed are stay. Staff was helpful and thoughtful. Room was very clean. Would come back again"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Rainforest Retreat
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
36 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$129 per night
1.63 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (430 reviews)

"Right in the middle of town. Great staff. Nice hot tubs available for free use. Very good breakfast - although the coffee machines seemed to be a challenge - one or other seemed to have a glitch. Seemed to be a little over priced - but I think most things in Franz were expensive (I guess because ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Glenfern Villas
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$135 per night
1.64 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)
Franz Josef

"Beautiful views and very comfortable property!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Glenfern Villas
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
3.5 out of 5
76 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$105 per night
1.26 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (521 reviews)

"Simple but comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Motel
3.5 out of 5
17 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$88 per night
1.7 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (446 reviews)

"Property was very central, facilities good, staff helpful Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Alpine Glacier Motel
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
34 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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The price is AU$102 per night
1.56 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (422 reviews)

"Good position, nice building in great condition and cleanliness and very good staff. Very good value. No negatives."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
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
1.53 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (106 reviews)

"Great place with great staff. They were very understanding regarding our travel plan change. I’ll recommend this place to my friends."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Punga Grove
58 On Cron Motel
3 out of 5
58 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
The price is AU$107 per night
1.36 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (183 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

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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?
58 On Cron Motel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend The Terrace and Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier 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, Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park is a popular 3-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include YHA Franz Josef - Hostel and Rainforest Retreat.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Franz Josef Glacier?
The Terrace is a top 4-star property on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices to stay with the children include Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier and Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge. 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 Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge and Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Franz Josef Glacier?
Ribbonwood Retreat is a top B&B for people travelling with their pets, and offers a library and free WiFi for its human guests. Rainforest Retreat is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
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. Holly Homestead B&B and Westwood Lodge are two other upscale options for your stay.
What is the best spa hotel in Franz Josef Glacier?
Punga Grove is a top spa hotel with 20 rooms, free WiFi and barbecues. Other popular spa hotels in Franz Josef Glacier include 10 Cottages and YHA Franz Josef - Hostel.
What's it like staying in Franz Josef Glacier?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Franz Josef Glacier, and visitors give high marks for the stunning glacier views and top-notch restaurants. Welcoming and scenic, this city also attracts tourists with its cafes. Top sights around the area include Franz Josef Glacier and Aoraki / Mount Cook. In Franz Josef Glacier, there are 32 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Franz Josef Glacier?
Favorite family attractions include Glacier Hot Pools and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Landmarks like Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church might be worth a visit. You’ll also find Franz Josef Glacier and Aoraki / Mount Cook in the area.
What's the weather like in Franz Josef Glacier?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Franz Josef Glacier is 997 mm.

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