The Best Hotels in Christchurch

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Christchurch. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

Updated

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

Rated 9.2 in 1021 reviews

Situated in Christchurch, 300 metres from Canterbury Museum, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch features accommodation… See more

Situated in Christchurch, 300 metres from Canterbury Museum, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch features accommodation with a fitness centre and private parking. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and free WiFi. The property is less than 1 km from the city centre and a 7-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At The Observatory Hotel Christchurch the rooms include bed linen and towels.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near The Observatory Hotel Christchurch include Hagley Park, Bridge of Remembrance and The Chalice. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 10 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $126

The Salisbury

Rated 8.8 in 516 reviews

In a prime location in Christchurch, The Salisbury provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking… See more

In a prime location in Christchurch, The Salisbury provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking and room service. This 4-star hotel offers a garden. The accommodation offers airport transfers, while a car rental service is also available.

All units at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. At The Salisbury every room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and Victoria Square. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 10 km from The Salisbury.

Rooms from $220

The Mayfair

Rated 9.2 in 997 reviews

Situated in Christchurch, 1 km from Canterbury Museum, The Mayfair features accommodation with a fitness centre, private… See more

Situated in Christchurch, 1 km from Canterbury Museum, The Mayfair features accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property is 1.2 km from the city centre and less than 1 km from Christchurch Art Gallery.

At the hotel rooms have air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms are fitted with a kettle, while certain rooms are fitted with a balcony and others also boast mountain views. At The Mayfair the rooms have bed linen and towels.

An à la carte, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the property.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hagley Park, Victoria Square and Bridge of Remembrance. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 9 km from The Mayfair.

Rooms from $179

Sudima Christchurch City

Rated 9.0 in 1612 reviews

New in 2019, this 5-star boutique hotel is ideally located on Victoria Street in the city of Christchurch, amongst a… See more

New in 2019, this 5-star boutique hotel is ideally located on Victoria Street in the city of Christchurch, amongst a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. Sudima Christchurch City is just a short walk from Hagley Park and Christchurch's CBD.
At the hotel, every room offers free movies to enjoy throughout your stay. In addition, all rooms are equipped with a fridge, wardrobe and a flat-screen TV as well as private en suite bathrooms. For your comfort, rooms are also fitted with air conditioning.
The Lane Restaurant focuses on high quality cuisine, created from locally sourced produce.
Also featured at the property is a luxurious day spa, Moss, featuring a number of treatments in a relaxing and inviting space. Guests also have access to a nearby fitness centre, free of charge. Staff are available 24 hours to assist with any queries.
The Christchurch Arts Centre is 1.5 km away and Christchurch International Airport is 10 km from the property.

Rooms from $126

The George

Rated 9.0 in 905 reviews

Centrally located in pretty Christchurch, overlooking Hagley Park and the River Avon, the George is a luxurious 5-star… See more

Centrally located in pretty Christchurch, overlooking Hagley Park and the River Avon, the George is a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi.

The George, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has 53 stylish and comfortable guest rooms. All of the accommodation is spacious, features contemporary furnishings and has a modern bathroom. Guests can enjoy a great range of modern in-room amenities including 42” LCD TV, digital movie system and complimentary bathroom toiletries.

50 Bistro is an award-winning restaurant at the property, which serves contemporary cuisine and also offers al fresco dining on the terrace.

The George is within easy reach of the city centre and its arts centre, restaurants and theatres. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is also on your doorstep. Christchurch Casino is just a 3-minute walk away.

The George has repeatedly been recognised as ‘New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ from 2006-2010 and 2012-2020.

Rooms from $182

Hotel 115

Rated 8.3 in 922 reviews

Hotel 115 is a 4-stars contemporary boutique hotel with 37 rooms. Positioned in the heart of the city only 3 minutes’… See more

Hotel 115 is a 4-stars contemporary boutique hotel with 37 rooms. Positioned in the heart of the city only 3 minutes’ walk to Te Pae Convention Centre,1 minute from Cathedral Square and the iconic New Regent Street. It is in a shopping district with many cafés and restaurants. The city tram runs right through the hotel, an original feature that adds to the unique vibe of the property.

There are a variety of rooms to choose from, all different shapes and sizes. All rooms are equipped with a mini fridge, wardrobe, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels as well as private en suite bathrooms. Some rooms provide balconies, while certain rooms include air-conditioning. The property is non-smoking and breakfast can be added with Tramway Café.

We provide dry-cleaning and laundry valet service with charges. Guests can enjoy the complimentary access to the gym, swimming pool and spa facilities at a partner property located only steps away.

Rooms from $95

Crowne Plaza Christchurch, an IHG Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 1367 reviews

Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a 4.5 star hotel, located in the heart of the CBD, 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street… See more

Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a 4.5 star hotel, located in the heart of the CBD, 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street and 6 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. There is a fully-equipped gym for guests to utilize.

Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers a great range of dining options and modern rooms with beautiful views of the city. There are luxurious bathrobes, slippers, ultra modern bathrooms, unlimited free WiFi and Samsung Smart TV's in all rooms.

Cafe 1851 is perfect for your morning coffee and the Social Wine Bar is the sport for evening wine and cocktails around a cosy fireplace. Market Place Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Guests can relax with a good book or the morning newspaper in the hotel library.

Rooms from $118

The Classic Villa

Rated 9.2 in 610 reviews

The Classic Villa is a 5-star hotel located in Christchurch, and offers free Wi-Fi access. A Mediterranean breakfast is… See more

The Classic Villa is a 5-star hotel located in Christchurch, and offers free Wi-Fi access. A Mediterranean breakfast is included featuring breads, croissants, cereals, cheeses, yoghurt and fresh seasonal fruits.

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with Chromecast and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a desk and linen.

At The Classic Villa, other facilities offered include a shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage. Parking is limited and subject to availability.

The property is just steps away from The Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens and a tram stop. The Te Pae Convention Centre is a 10-minute walk from The Classic Villa and the Farmers Markets are a 10-minute drive away. Christchurch Airport is 9 km away.

Rooms from $138

Set amongst 5 acres of peaceful gardens, Chateau on the Park features a restaurant, bar, heated pool and fitness centre… See more

Set amongst 5 acres of peaceful gardens, Chateau on the Park features a restaurant, bar, heated pool and fitness centre. It is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Christchurch.

Each room at The Chateau on the Park Christchurch includes heating, air conditioning, TV, working desk and chair, and free Wi-Fi. The en-suite bathroom features a bath, shower, hairdryer and organic toiletries.

Ask the friendly staff about the complimentary shuttle to the CBD as they welcome you with a signature, warm chocolate chip cookie.

Garden Court Brasserie overlooks the garden and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, al fresco dining available during the summer months. The Den Bar has an open fire, and serves drinks, snacks and light meals.

It is just steps away from Hagley Park and only 20 minutes’ walk through to Christchurch Botanic Garden. Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Canterbury University and Christchurch International Airport are all within a 10-15 minutes’ drive of Chateau on the Park.

Rooms from $66

Hotel Montreal

Rated 8.9 in 170 reviews

In a prime location in the centre of Christchurch, Hotel Montreal offers free WiFi, a restaurant and free private… See more

In a prime location in the centre of Christchurch, Hotel Montreal offers free WiFi, a restaurant and free private parking for guests who drive. This 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Certain units at the property feature a balcony with a city view.

Certain rooms here will provide you with a kitchen with a fridge and a microwave.

À la carte and continental breakfast options are available every morning at the hotel.

Popular points of interest near Hotel Montreal include Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and Hagley Park. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $183

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 851 reviews

The luxurious Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth… See more

The luxurious Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square.

Ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, ReSTART Mall and future Christchurch Convention Centre.

The 4.5 star Christchurch hotel offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned hotel rooms. Each is fitted with the latest technology including 55inch Smart TVs to those travellers seeking a place to relax and unwind after a day exploring Canterbury’s vibrant attractions.

Complementing this accommodation are conference facilities catering up to 200 delegates. The stylish Gumption Restaurant & Bar, the perfect place to enjoy drinks and delicious cuisine with friends or colleagues. A covered valet car parking is also provided for an additional charge. Free unlimited high speed WiFi is available to all hotel guests.

Rooms from $155

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch

Rated 8.7 in 5124 reviews

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch encapsulates modern design and innovation and is ideally located within a short stroll to… See more

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch encapsulates modern design and innovation and is ideally located within a short stroll to the heart of the city and within close proximity to a number of Christchurch’s iconic landmarks. With ease of access to the main arterial routes north and south, nothing is too far from the hotel.

Constructed to meet the City’s stringent building standards, we elected not to be used as a Government Covid-19 quarantine facility. Your well-being and safety is a very important consideration for the Carnmore team.

The hotel offers 88 well-appointed stylish rooms with the modern comforts and amenities you would expect from a four star city center hotel.

Our accommodation is contemporary, full of color with oodles of natural light. They are 22 square meters in size, colorful and have views over Christchurch and its environs. Our guest accommodation offers the option of either a king bedded room or a twin bedded room.

Rooms from $86

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rated 8.5 in 2079 reviews

Located in the city centre and a short walk to Riverside, Rydges Latimer Christchurch boasts free Wifi throughout the… See more

Located in the city centre and a short walk to Riverside, Rydges Latimer Christchurch boasts free Wifi throughout the property as well as the local favorite Bloody Mary's restaurant.

You can have an evening meal at Bloody Mary's Grill and Bar Restaurant, which offers fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. There is a wide selection of fine South Island wines and beer for you to enjoy and a 24-hour room service menu is available.

Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, sauna and the convenience of a 24-hour front desk. There is a dry cleaning service as well as guest laundry on site. All rooms are individually air-conditioned with a working desk, and tea-coffee making facility.

Rydges Latimer is 15 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. Apollo Projects Stadium is a 10-minute drive away and Christchurch International Airport is 20 minutes’ drive.

Rooms from $92

The Muse Christchurch Art Hotel

Rated 7.7 in 1209 reviews

Set in Christchurch, 1 km from Christchurch Art Gallery, The Muse Christchurch Art Hotel offers express check-in and… See more

Set in Christchurch, 1 km from Christchurch Art Gallery, The Muse Christchurch Art Hotel offers express check-in and check-out and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is situated 2 km from Canterbury Museum, 2.7 km from Victoria Street and 2.7 km from Hagley Park. The hotel has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier that guests can use.

The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel every room has a seating area.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Christchurch Arts Centre, The Chalice and Bridge of Remembrance. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 11 km from The Muse Christchurch Art Hotel.

Rooms from $95

Heritage Christchurch

Rated 8.5 in 544 reviews

Occupying a restored Italian Renaissance style building, the Heritage Christchurch hotel is located in Cathedral Square… See more

Occupying a restored Italian Renaissance style building, the Heritage Christchurch hotel is located in Cathedral Square, which forms part of a popular shopping precinct. It boasts a lap pool, hot tub, a sauna and guests enjoy free WiFi.

Located in the elegant Old Government Building, the 2-storey apartments are elegantly decorated and come with a kitchen, dining area and lounge. Facilities include cable TV with cinema channels, private bathrooms, and laundry facilities.

The hotel is 1.6 km from Hagley Park, a green inner city oasis containing a golf course and botanical gardens. It is 10 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. Cashel St Mall is a 5-minute walk away.

Christchurch International Airport is 11 km from the Christchurch Heritage hotel. Christchurch Museum and Hagley Park are each 12 minutes' walk away.

Rooms from $157