14 Places To Stay In Auckland, New Zealand, To Enjoy Your Vacation - Updated 2024

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Lying on the north coast of New Zealand/s North Island is the urban city of Auckland. The city borders two large harbors. The Viaduct Harbor is lined with expensive yachts of all sizes. Auckland is known for its Sky Tower, located in the city center. This tall skyscraper has magnificent views from the top, and if you are daring, you can bungee jump your way down. The oldest park in the city, the Auckland Domain, was built around a dormant volcano. You can also see the infamous Winter Gardens here. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area due to the many outdoor activities available, such as snorkeling, surfing, fishing, hiking, and biking. You can also spend a leisurely afternoon touring some of the many vineyards. While planning your trip, be sure to check out our list of where to stay in Auckland, New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.


1. Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel (from USD 126)

Spend a fantastic day in one of this hotel’s many opulent suites, each with distinctive characteristics and decor inspired by New Zealand’s native Tui bird to lift your spirits. The spacious rooms have patios where you can enjoy the garden in peace. Stay entertained with free Wi-Fi and a smart flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Netflix.

Relax on the sun loungers or take a brief plunge in the outdoor swimming pool. There is a wide selection of drinks and snacks to keep your mood high at the bar. The cutting-edge gym is the perfect place to get your blood pounding. You may eat at the in-house restaurant and get a taste of the regional specialties.

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Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 153 Kirkbride Road, Mangere
12.54 km (7.8 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

2. SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland (from USD 193)

The SkyCity Grand Hotel is part of the SkyCity entertainment complex. The five-star resort packs plenty of amenities for its guests to enjoy. The rooms include views of the harbor and city skyline, flat-screen TVs with in-house movies, luxury linens, bathrobes, and slippers. The hotel grounds feature a swimming pool, fitness center, spa facilities, and a business center. You can choose to dine at any of the three restaurants in the hotel. Right outside the front door is the SkyCity entertainment complex which houses 20 restaurants, a casino, and the iconic Sky Tower.

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The Grand by SkyCity

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 90 Federal Street
1.59 km (1.0 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

3. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group (from USD 128)

Cordis is located near Upper King Street by the shopping district. The sophisticated hotel has paid attention to the smallest details for their guest’s comfort. All of the rooms include handcrafted furnishings, luxury linens, high-speed internet, and imported toiletries. They have two restaurants, The Eight and the Lobby Lounge, serving international cuisine and high tea in the afternoons. On the 10th floor is the VIP club which includes butler services among other perks. The hotel has a swimming pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, spa facilities, a business center, boutique shops, a gift shop, and a concierge desk.

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Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Address: 83 Symonds Street
1.06 km (0.7 mi) from Auckland Domain

4. Stamford Plaza Auckland (from USD 185)

The Stamford Plaza sits in the center of the business district. All rooms and suites are equipped with a minibar, coffee maker, satellite TV, luxury linens, bathrobes, and slippers. Enjoy harbor and city views while working out in the fitness center or while lounging by the indoor pool. The Stamford has two restaurants and a cocktail lounge off the lobby. The Knights On Albert Restaurant serves up a buffet-style breakfast and lunch, with a la carte items for dinner. The Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant is an interactive, theatrical experience where you can enjoy a Japanese dinner. You can also enjoy the spa facilities, the business center, or take advantage of the babysitting services.

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JW Marriott Auckland

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 22-26 Albert Street
1.76 km (1.1 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

5. Hilton Auckland (from USD 204)

The newly renovated Hilton is located at the end of Princes Wharf. All of the rooms include Wi-Fi access, a work desk, and a furnished balcony. The hotel features a cocktail lounge, the Bellini Bar, and FISH, a restaurant that specializes in dishes made from fresh local ingredients. Amenities on the property include a fitness center, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, sun terrace, a tour desk, and a business center. You will be within walking distance of the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s Wharf, along with restaurants and shopping centers.

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Hilton Auckland

Address: Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
2.31 km (1.5 mi) from Auckland Domain


6. Formosa Golf Resort (from USD 165)

The Formosa Golf Resort is located about 5 miles (8 km) from the Howick Historical Village. All of the rooms include a work desk, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a hairdryer. The Formosa Cascade Restaurant serves an a la carte menu. You can also take advantage of the fitness center on the property. The resort is located near the golf course. While the resort is located on the outskirts of town, just a short drive will take you to some of the popular attractions in Auckland. The Mudbrick Restaurant & Vineyard, Batch Winery, and Wild on Waiheke are less than 10 miles (16km) away.

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Rydges Formosa Auckland Golf Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 110 Jack Lachland Drive, Beachlands
20.37 km (12.7 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

7. Kawai Purapura Yoga Retreat Center (from USD 51)

Kawai Purapura Yoga Retreat Center is located in north Auckland. The retreat sits on 19 acres (8ha) of native bushland. Since it is a retreat there are no TVs in the guest rooms. However, there is a shared lounge with televisions. Guests will have access to the shared kitchen, and the cafe is open three days a week. Amenities on the property include free yoga classes, a fitness center, spa facilities, outdoor fenced swimming pool, sun deck, picnic area, and a business center. You are within walking distance of plenty of restaurants and the Albany Mall and Cinema complex.

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Kawai Purapura Yoga Retreat Centre

Wifi Available

Address: 14 Mills Lane
16.7 km (10.4 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms


8. Prince's Wharf Apartments (from USD 202)

If you’re searching for a memorable staycation that allows you to unwind in your own space, this property with a view of the Harbour Bridge is an excellent base for exploring and enjoying Auckland.

Every apartment offers a private balcony or a terrace with an outdoor dining area, where guests can relax and enjoy meals while gazing over the cityscape. If you plan to stay with a child, the apartment also provides a crib and high chair. Keep yourself occupied by listening to the radio or watching shows on the flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

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Auckland Waterfront Serviced Apartments on Prince's Wharf

Wifi Available

Address: 143-147 Quay Street, Prince's Wharf
2.06 km (1.3 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available

9. Stunning penthouse with on-site restaurants

Enjoy your next holiday in this stunning penthouse, which features a terrace with an outdoor dining space, so you can take in breathtaking views of the city and the ocean while you dine al fresco. You may wind down in the spacious bathroom equipped with a bathtub. You may savor delectable cuisines such as seafood and barbecue at the on-site restaurants, or sip a tasty beverage at the bar.

On-site activities include golfing, cycling, and guided bike excursions. The entertainment options are suitable for the entire family as they comprise a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Netflix, as well as children’s books and music.

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3 Bedroom Penthouse with Fabulous Views

Wifi Available

Address: Unit 7-2, 145 Quay Street
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

10. QV Brand New Luxury Apt with Tandem Carpark - 975

QV Brand New Luxury Apt with Tandem Carpark - 975 enjoys a prime location in the middle of the city. It is also just a short drive away from several beautiful beaches, including Masefield Beach and Sentinel Beach, which offer many choices for outdoor activities.

The apartment comes with a terrace where you can spend the day lounging around with your favorite treats and drinks while overlooking the neighborhood and the garden. Guests get access to free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV so that they may engage in some entertainment while staying inside.

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QV Brand New Luxury Apt with Tandem Carpark - 975

Wifi Available

2.62 km (1.7 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services Lift

11. Studio apartment by the beach (from USD 68)

This studio apartment unit features an open floor plan for the living/dining/sleeping areas with a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. You have a furnished balcony with a grill and another barbecue area in the communal garden. You will be located in the center of Mairangi Bay and within walking distance of restaurants, the beach, and some parks. You can enjoy numerous activities here such as tennis, golf, snorkeling, surfing, and playing beach volleyball.

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Whitby Studio - Mairangi Bay Beach

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Whitby Crescent
13.36 km (8.3 mi) from Auckland Domain

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Barber/beauty shop

12. Studio apartment close to everything (from USD 92)

This charming studio is located inside the Heritage Hotel Tower Wing. You have all the conveniences of a hotel, including the rooftop pool, hot tub, and tennis court. The unit features a king-sized bed, seating area, dining table, kitchenette, and bathroom. The furnished balcony has lovely views of the Sky Tower. You will be within walking distance of Wynyard Quarter, Queen’s Street, and Sky City.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Auckland Domain
526 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is great for two people and the wi-fi works great
close to everything and great amenities available onsite incl pools spas gyms and sauna
sharon has an excellent apartment with a great view of the city
we only left the hotel twice because we had so much fun in the pools & hottubs
it had a very comfortable bed good wifi and was pretty quiet considering it's location
the apartment was very clean and everything required was made available
the room was clean spacious and stylish
the apartment was sparkling clean and had everything you need
very clean and nice place with such a genuine price
very clean and great location
sharon is a very nice host
sharon was very helpful
sharon was a wonderful host
sharon is the perfect host
sharon & simon are great host
super location close to everything
great location to explore auckland
amazing location right in the city centre
great location for a short stay
great city location and everything you need
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13. Loft apartment near Milford Beach Marina (from USD 90)

This loft-style unit was built in 2016 and it has many modern features. Downstairs is an open floor plan for the living/dining area, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. The stairs to read the loft bedroom are easy to access for almost everyone. The unit has a furnished patio with views of the garden. You will be within walking distance of the marina, restaurants, shops, parks, and the mall.

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The Nest

Address: 19A Heathcote Road
10.67 km (6.7 mi) from Auckland Domain

Grocery deliveries First aid kit available Cashless payment available WiFi Available Private parking Soundproof rooms Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Contactless check-in/check-out

14. Studio apartments near the harbor

These vacation rentals are located near the Viaduct Harbor. Each room has an open floor plan for the living/dining/sleeping, kitchen area, and a private bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything but a refrigerator. Some rooms have small furnished balconies. You will be conveniently located near everything you might need. The National Maritime Museum is right next door, and the harbor, Queen’s Wharf, restaurants are shops are nearby.

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An attractive tourist destination

Auckland is an urban city that retains the comfortable feel of a beachside resort. You can experience the country club life one day and the next live like a beach bum. This eclectic mix of architecture and attractions makes the seaside city attractive to people from all walks of life.

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