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10 Best Hotels in Wellington

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
0.76 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (195 reviews)

"Great place highly recommend!! Super close to everything"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Oaks Wellington Hotel
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$128 per night
0.3 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,183 reviews)

"Great welcome room and a variety of eating options. Car park a bonus"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night
0.65 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,215 reviews)

"The heater in the room had a few issues. These were promptly fixed, however, and other than that, my stay was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Rydges Wellington
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is AU$148 per night
0.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Great hotel - as always - still best in Wellington in my opinion"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

QT Wellington
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$88 per night
0.35 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"This is a convenient hotel to stay in if using the ferry service just a short walk to Bluebridge or Railway station to get bus service to Interislander ferry. Great location to Lampton Quay with buses shopping and cafes all available. Easy check in clean and comfortable rooms"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

ibis Wellington
Novotel Wellington
4.5 out of 5
133 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night
0.34 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Person to person contact can make anything better And in this case the manager I was dealing with was excellent with his knowledge and his sharing of that knowledge"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Novotel Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
4 out of 5
2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$101 per night
0.2 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"Everything was great about our stay, but if I had to choose what was the most outstanding it would be the staff, from the front desk right through to the cleaners, they were all so helpful and pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Travelodge Hotel Wellington
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$113 per night
1.09 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"Nice quiet rooms . Friendly helpful staff, Restaurant menu could do with a vegetarian option . All very nice though will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2020

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
InterContinental Wellington
5 out of 5
2 Grey Street, Wellington
Free cancellation
The price is AU$184 per night
0.16 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)

"Booked for my mother and she was very happy, thank you. Staff very welcoming and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2020

InterContinental 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$159 per night
0.27 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)

"Clean, friendly service and great location . Facilities were excellent ."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2020

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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?
BKs Premier Motel Esplanade is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Boulcott Lodge and DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington 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 premium bedding and 2 restaurants. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Newlands Court Motel and Rydges Wellington.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wellington?
U Residence Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a 24-hour fitness centre and concierge services for its human guests. Ohtel is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
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. Other good choices for your beach trip include Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay and BKs Premier Motel Esplanade. Head to Oriental Bay Beach or Scorching Bay Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Wellington?
Sofitel Wellington is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. QT Wellington Apartments and InterContinental 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 Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Wellesley Boutique Hotel and Ohtel 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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