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10 Best Hotels in Queenstown

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night
5.4 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel. The rooms were lovely. The beds were comfortable. Lovely outlook."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
Free cancellation
The price is AU$185 per night
0.24 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Great location and easily walkable to all the downtown activities. Car parking is at a premium so suggest factoring in their valet service. Nice lobby area and the 360 restaurant breakfast was excellent. Rooms getting a bit tired but clean. Comfortable beds and a pillow menu made up for this."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$169 per night
0.3 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Handy location & warm comfortable facilities. Awesome staff."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2020

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
3 out of 5
27 Stanley Street, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$106 per night
0.45 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"The location was convenient but the room was a bit noisy as it was near the corridor door."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night
1.54 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (872 reviews)

"Fantastic views Comfortable units but missing some utensils in the kitchen that would have made it perfect"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Heritage Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$174 per night
1.44 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

"I thought you had great staff in the Restaurant area very friendly and thoughtful."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Heritage Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$131 per night
0.68 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Nice friendly staff, with clean room. Very handy location."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
4.5 out of 5
327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$109 per night
2.15 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,182 reviews)

"The apartment was spacious and the view was truly incredible. The shower / bathroom needs to be renovation, the pressure in the shower was terrible. Was great having a laundry in the apartment, especially after skiing. No room service and very inflexible breakfast times. But overall a good stay."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$132 per night
0.68 km from city centre
3.4/5 (994 reviews)

"Location on waterfront not far from town is great. Amazing views and facilities."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$130 per night
0.98 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Good position easy walking distance to the town good views whilst eating breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2020

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
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Visiting Queenstown

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Queenstown, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, local tours, and ski areas. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its mountain views and wineries. A top sight in the city is Coronet Peak Ski Area.

  • There are 222 hotels and other accommodations in Queenstown
  • The closest major airport is in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) 6.4 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Wanaka (WKA) 57.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Queenstown

The lakeside, mountain views, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Arrow River, Queenstown Gardens, and Queenstown Hill are worth a visit. Taking local tours, skiing, and wine tasting are top activities, while sights to visit include Coronet Peak Ski Area, Ben Lomond Walkway, and Mt Crichton Loop Track. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Toi o Tahuna and Fear Factory Queenstown.

In Queenstown, you'll find 222 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Azur Luxury Lodge - This 5-star bed & breakfast in Sunshine Bay features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Waiorau Homestead - This 4.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • The Spire Hotel Queenstown - This 5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and location.

Dressing for Queenstown

  • 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 Queenstown each year
  • Usually January and December are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Queenstown?
Azur Luxury Lodge is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star B&B offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 14-minute walk from Lake Wakatipu. Reviews from our site also recommend The Spire Hotel Queenstown and Millbrook Resort as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Queenstown, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Queenstown.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Queenstown?
Based on reviews, Reavers Lodge is a popular 3.5-star lodge for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Bella Vista Queenstown and Nomads Queenstown Backpackers.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Queenstown?
Heritage Queenstown is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Mercure Queenstown Resort is another good choice for your stay with the kids. Also, attractions such as Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Queenstown?
Nugget Point a THC Group Hotel is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Central Ridge Boutique Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Queenstown?
Cardrona Captain’s Lodge is a top dog-friendly lodge and offers in-room kitchens for its human guests. Kinloch Lodge is another option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Queenstown?
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. The Dairy Private Hotel and Heritage Queenstown are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Queenstown?
Browns Boutique Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and private balconies. Queenstown Country Lodge and Arrowtown House Boutique Accommodation are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Queenstown?
Arrowtown Viking Lodge is a top 3.5-star property that has an adjacent golf course and features free parking. Another good option is The Arrow Hotel if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Millbrook Resort Golf Course, Queenstown Golf Club or Jacks Point Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best accommodation option for a trip to the slopes in Queenstown?
Based on our travel data, Cardrona Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for hitting the ski slopes, and features a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options for your winter getaway include Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown and Shotover Lodge. Spend your days on the slopes by visiting The Remarkables Ski Area, Coronet Peak Ski Area or Cardrona Alpine Resort.

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