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Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
0.65 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,227 reviews)

"Comfortable and no fuss stay in central Welly. Close to the ferry terminal and city. Their paid parking was full but was able to find on street parking easily."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

Rydges Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$130 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.3 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,190 reviews)

"Good location. I only spent one night and it was a good value. Staffs were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$125 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
0.76 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"Best location. Quiet even though in the entertainment area. Brstvever rooms - fresh, new, stylish, and super clean. Best place I have stayed."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

Oaks Wellington Hotel
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QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$181 per night from 16 Jan. to 17 Jan.
0.78 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"Decor was nice and the art was interesting. The overall feel was classy but everywhere was a little dark."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2021

QT Wellington
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, NZ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.27 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (567 reviews)

"Like: great central location, we walked to many places like Parliament, Cable Car, Queens Wharf, Te Papa. Good value, including breakfast Small problem: Hotel is on the cnr of Lambton Quay and Grey St, but the hotel website Google Maps directions sends you to Lambton Quay. The hotel parking and entrance ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
InterContinental Wellington
5 out of 5
2 Grey Street, Wellington
Free cancellation
The price is AU$185 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
0.16 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Nice night in the city, room nice and spacious. Central city with lots to do in the surrounding area."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

InterContinental Wellington
Willis Wellington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
355 Willis St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$111 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
1.3 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (985 reviews)
Good Budget Accomodation (albeit a little old)

"Room was clean enough, but the building itself is old so it's not the flashiest place around. Breakfast was amazing and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Overall not a bad stay. Would probably stay here again on a budget trip, but if you get more $$$ to spare or this is meant to be ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Willis Wellington Hotel
Quest Wellington
4 out of 5
Quest Wellington 33 Hunter St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$101 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.13 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (854 reviews)

"Very central location. Serviced apartment that was a good size. Full size fridge freezer and washing machine and dryer in apartment"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

Quest Wellington
Rydges Wellington Airport
4.5 out of 5
28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$141 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
5.66 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (745 reviews)

"Loved the location. It was relatively quiet about from the noisy family at 2.30am that seemed very loud - loud enough to wake me"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2020

Rydges Wellington Airport
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$124 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
1.09 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Great location, nice bar with happy hour. The hotel is clsoe to a supermarket and within walking distance of CBD and tourist attractions."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2021

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Novotel Wellington
4.5 out of 5
133 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.34 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Great stay! Really lovely and accommodating staff. Great location, with easy access to Lambton Quay."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Novotel Wellington
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.35 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet and well serviced. The bar and dining area was freezing cold and therefore most disappointing. There was nowhere warm to sit, especially as there was no easy chair in bedroom., Staffwere all very pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2020

ibis Wellington
Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
130 Victoria Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.5 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (993 reviews)

"Location was key for our stay. Close to everywhere we wanted to be."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2020

Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
Sofitel Wellington
5 out of 5
11 Bolton Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$172 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.79 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (365 reviews)

"Very courteous staff very comfortable bed and quiet room. Good coffee."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Sofitel Wellington
Naumi Studio Wellington
3.5 out of 5
223 Cuba Street, Wellington, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$109 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
1 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)

"I thought it was beautiful. It gave a really Thai land / Bali feeling and if you've bren to either place youll know what i mean. Will defs be back next time we come to wellington!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021

Naumi Studio Wellington
Boulcott Suites
5 out of 5
5 O'Reily Ave, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$169 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.36 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,612 reviews)

"Nice spacious apartment. Very comfortable for a family of 4. Close to everything in the city"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

Boulcott Suites
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman
3.5 out of 5
169 Willis St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.52 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Very central clean and modern would highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2020

Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman
West Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$105 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.35 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"The staff are brilliant, so friendly and helpful they definitely make it an enjoyable place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

West Plaza Hotel
Trinity Hotel Wellington
3.5 out of 5
166 Willis Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$95 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
0.44 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)

"I was disappointed to find out upon arrival that parking was $25. At no point during booking did it state that parking was at an extra cost."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Trinity Hotel Wellington
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
3.5 out of 5
24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$102 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
1.28 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Was nice and simple; easy to find and access everything. Ensuite was awesome too. View wasn't too bad either."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2020

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
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Visiting Wellington

Travelers to Wellington give high marks for the fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, and bustling port. Welcoming and walkable, this city attracts tourists with its shopping and restaurants. Top sights in the city include Civic Square, Wellington Cable Car, and Te Papa.

  • There are 127 hotels and other accommodations in Wellington
  • The closest major airport is in Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) 5.6 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Paraparaumu (PPQ) 46.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Wellington

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Te Papa, Museum of Wellington City and Sea, and Academy Galleries. Attractions like Wellington Cable Car and Wellington Zoo are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like Civic Square, Carter Observatory, and Old Government Buildings.

In Wellington, there are 127 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Acorns Wellington Bed and Breakfast - With a stay at this 4-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a terrace, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and location.
  • Acorns Wellington Apartment - Our customers like the location at this apartment. With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and laundry facilities, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • Ava Lodge - Guests who stay at this 4.5-star apartment in Petone can enjoy access to free parking and laundry facilities, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its quiet location and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Wellington include Cuba Street Mall, Courtenay Place, and Beehive.

Getting Around Wellington

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Wellington is easy. If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station, or Wellington Crofton Downs Station. You can catch a ferry from the local port.

Dressing for Wellington

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 69°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 53°F
  • From April to June, the average is 65°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 58°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 68°F as the daytime average and 47°F as the nighttime average
  • Wellington gets about 48.98 inches of rain per year
  • February and January are usually the hottest months averaging 68°F, while July and August are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 43°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend The Marion Hostel and BKs Premier Motel Esplanade as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wellington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Wellington.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Wellington?
Based on reviews, The Setup on Manners is a popular 3.5-star aparthotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) and Trinity Hotel Wellington.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Wellington?
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good choices to stay with the children include CityLife Wellington and James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. Also, attractions such as Zealandia and Wellington Zoo are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Wellington?
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and 2 restaurants. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Bolton Hotel and BKs Premier Motel Esplanade.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wellington?
Ohtel Wellington is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with flat-screen TVs for its human guests. U Residence Hotel is another good option for you and your pet.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Wellington?
Airport Motel is a top 3-star beachfront property with free WiFi and in-room kitchenettes, and it’s located close to Princess Bay . Other good choices to stay near the beach include Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay and BKs Premier Motel Esplanade.
What's the best high-end hotel in Wellington?
Bolton Hotel is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. QT Wellington and Sofitel Wellington are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Wellington?
QT Wellington Apartments is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 100 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. The Wellesley Boutique Hotel and Ohtel Wellington are other choices for a boutique stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Wellington?
InterContinental Wellington is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Other choices that offer an on-site pool include Rydges Wellington and Q Hotel.

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