The Best Hotels in Wellington

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

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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InterContinental Wellington is situated by Wellington’s harbour, just 5 miles away from Wellington International… See more

InterContinental Wellington is situated by Wellington’s harbour, just 5 miles away from Wellington International Airport. The hotel presents an array of facilities including a health club, conference floor, three restaurants, exclusive club lounge, and two bars.

Guest rooms and suites offer a perfect combination of comfort, style, and functionality, featuring plush furnishings and modern fittings with breath-taking harbour or iconic city skyline views. Each room is equipped with a cable TV and a spacious bathroom featuring luxury amenities and sumptuous bathrobes. Premium Club rooms include exclusive access to the award-winning Club InterContinental Lounge, where guests can enjoy personalized service and complimentary refreshments.

InterContinental Wellington boasts a range of culinary options, from dining inspired by faraway shores at GPO featuring the best in season seafood and locally sourced produce, to innovative casual meals at Two Grey Café, Bar & Eatery, and the sophisticated ambiance of The Lobby Lounge, perfect for enjoying cocktails or hotel’s famous afternoon tea.

To unwind, guests can take advantage of the Emerge Health Club, which features a large indoor heated pool, spa pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym.

The hotel's location on the picturesque waterfront provides guests with easy access to Wellington's cultural treasures and natural wonders, with Te Papa museum just a 5 minutes’ walk away. InterContinental Wellington serves as an ideal starting point for exploring the region's picturesque coastline and wineries.

Independent reviews have highlighted this particular area of Wellington as a favourite among guests.

InterContinental Wellington has embarked on an exciting refurbishment project, as part of our continued commitment to enhance our property and services.

We would like to make you aware that our pool, sauna and hot tub are under refurbishment until the 1st of August 2024. During this time, we will have alternative swimming arrangements available at a nearby location.

The hotel gym is now operating as normal.

We strive to be the premier luxury hotel in NZ's Capital City and we appreciate your continued support during this time of renovation and offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rooms from $141

The Intrepid Hotel

Rated 9.3 in 676 reviews

Situated in Wellington, less than 1 km from Te Papa Museum, The Intrepid Hotel provides express check-in and check-out… See more

Situated in Wellington, less than 1 km from Te Papa Museum, The Intrepid Hotel provides express check-in and check-out and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 1.4 km from Basin Reserve Cricket Ground, 2.4 km from Beehive Parliament Building and 2.9 km from Parliament Buildings. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.7 km from Freyberg Beach.

At the hotel, the rooms include a wardrobe. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, guest rooms at The Intrepid Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms are fitted with a seating area. At the accommodation each room includes bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near The Intrepid Hotel include National War Memorial, Wellington Cable Car and TSB Bank Arena. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 5 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $116

QT Wellington

Rated 8.1 in 2307 reviews

QT Wellington offers a fusion of luxurious art, technology and indulgence. It boasts an eclectic collection of New… See more

QT Wellington offers a fusion of luxurious art, technology and indulgence. It boasts an eclectic collection of New Zealand art and features a fitness centre.

Each of the rooms at QT Wellington include abstract lines and playful patterns. Surrounded by urban hills, the rooms include satellite TV, a private bathroom with hairdryer and ironing facilities. Some rooms feature harbour views.

Hippopotamus Restaurant is open daily for breakfast. The Cocktail Bar and Restaruant are open for dinner Thursday to Sunday, and high tea is served Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Hot Sauce serves Asian-inspired fare and cool cocktails evenings Tuesday to Sunday.

The lobby Lounge is open for coffee, drinks and all-day dining for guests to enjoy the hotel's art collection. QT Wellington is home to one of New Zealand's largest private art collections, displayed in the lobby and public spaces throughout the hotel. The fourth floor features Gallery 4 Rooms with bespoke works by Wellington and New Zealand artists.

Leisure facilities include a spa pool, and a sauna. QT Wellington is a 3-minute walk from Courtenay Place, Waitangi Park and Oriental Parade beach. Free internet access is available in the hotel.

Rooms from $122

Sofitel Wellington

Rated 8.4 in 783 reviews

Surrounded by lush botanic gardens, Sofitel blends French 'art de vivre' with New Zealand's capital beauty. The 5-star… See more

Surrounded by lush botanic gardens, Sofitel blends French 'art de vivre' with New Zealand's capital beauty. The 5-star hotel is central to Parliament's precinct, premium shopping and Sky Stadium. Guest sanctuaries of luxury rooms and suites feature Sofitel MyBed and modern bathrooms with refined French amenities. Indulge in Club Sofitel enjoying the rituals of breakfast, all day refreshments, Le Goûter afternoon tea and Apero Chic canapés.

Socialise in luxury at La Serre Bar and renowned restaurant Jardin Grill, serving lively food and beverage with an open kitchen show casing Chefs artistry of a Manuka and apple wood fired Grill.

Indulgent wellness begins at So Fit gym, a haven of modern treadmills, weight and resistance machines. Include indoor fitness with invigorating walks through Wellington’s iconic landmarks The Beehive, Te Papa Museum, Wellington Botanical Gardens, Cable Car, Zealandia Sanctuary, and Cuba Street.

Boasting state-of-the-art intelligent technology and with all meeting spaces conveniently located on the first floor, your function is guaranteed to elegantly unfold into a truly memorable experience surpassing all expectations. As you enter the resplendent lobby, an inviting staircase leads you upstairs to the extravagant pre–conference area boasting three refined event spaces.

Rooms from $154

Doubletree By Hilton Wellington

Rated 8.4 in 2169 reviews

Situated in Wellington's CBD, Doubletree By Hilton Wellington offers guests a city escape, just 450 metres from the… See more

Situated in Wellington's CBD, Doubletree By Hilton Wellington offers guests a city escape, just 450 metres from the waterfront. Dine at Spring restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, featuring Asian and European inspired cuisine.

The property is close to several noted attractions, 60 metres from Wellington Cable Car and 270 metres from TSB Arena. The Te Papa Museum is 950 metres away.

At the hotel, each stylish room is equipped with flat-screen TV and WiFi. After a day of exploring relax in your rain shower.

The reception can offer helpful tips for getting around the area. A modern fitness centre is available for guests to enjoy.

The vibrant Cuba Street is 800 metres from Doubletree By Hilton Wellington. Westpac Stadium, which hosts sporting events and concerts is just 1.8 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 6 km from the property.

Rooms from $92

Ohtel Wellington

Rated 8.8 in 344 reviews

Ohtel Wellington, located in Oriental Bay, offers guests a 5-star experience from the personalised service and luxurious… See more

Ohtel Wellington, located in Oriental Bay, offers guests a 5-star experience from the personalised service and luxurious accommodation. The rooms are individually furnished with mid-century elegance and fuse international class with urban chic. Adjacent to Wellington’s entertainment precinct and seaside promenade, Ohtel Wellington is close to major attractions and many theatres, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The boutique hotel offers rooms with Smart TV's, free WiFi, air-con, and marble bathrooms with kiwi made amenities. Mini-bars are stocked with a selection of boutique New Zealand products with complimentary tea and coffee.

As well as providing room service and breakfast, Ohtel Pantry offers wine, coffee and small bites focusing on local ingredients.

This is our guests' favourite part of Wellington, according to independent reviews.

Rooms from $137

Bolton Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 2581 reviews

Bolton Hotel is an elegant, boutique, 5-star hotel offering free WiFi on multiple devices and in-room iPad minis. Secure… See more

Bolton Hotel is an elegant, boutique, 5-star hotel offering free WiFi on multiple devices and in-room iPad minis. Secure valet parking is available. Located in the Wellington central business district, the hotel is only minutes from Lambton Quay and Wellington Railway Station.

Guests can work out in the fitness centre and then relax in the spa pool. Self-check-in or check-out can be done using the iPads in the lobby/reception.

Bolton Hotel Wellington offers a choice of spacious studios and suites. Most rooms feature views of the Bolton Memorial Park Park or downtown Wellington. Every suite has a separate dining and living area, laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen.

The in-house restaurant, Artisan, serves modern New Zealand cuisine and private dining is available. There is also a lobby café serving locally roasted coffee and home made light meals and treats.

Cook Strait is a 30-minute drive from Bolton Hotel. For rock-climbing and abseiling, Hutt Valley is also 30 minutes' drive away. The vineyards of Wairarapa Valley are 1 hour's drive away.

Rooms from $119

Mövenpick Hotel Wellington

Rated 8.5 in 1348 reviews

Set in Wellington and with Freyberg Beach reachable within 2.3 km, Mövenpick Hotel Wellington offers concierge services… See more

Set in Wellington and with Freyberg Beach reachable within 2.3 km, Mövenpick Hotel Wellington offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a fitness centre, as well as an indoor pool and a sauna. Private parking is available on site.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Mövenpick Hotel Wellington every room includes bed linen and towels.

The restaurant offers an à la carte menu. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet, continental and Full English/Irish options.

With staff speaking Mandarin, English, Finnish and Gujarati, information is available at the reception.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Wellington Cable Car, Te Papa Museum and TSB Bank Arena. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 6 km from Mövenpick Hotel Wellington.

Rooms from $96

Naumi Hotel Wellington

Rated 8.7 in 1502 reviews

Naumi Hotel Wellington, a sensory dreamland where you can stay high and get low on Wellington’s electric Cuba Street… See more

Naumi Hotel Wellington, a sensory dreamland where you can stay high and get low on Wellington’s electric Cuba Street.

Play, nestle, indulge and colour outside the lines at our boutique hotel’s carefully crafted and designed rooms.

The hotel, adjacent to Naumi Studio Wellington consists of 62 oversized rooms, more like a studio apartment than a hotel guestroom, ensuring the most comfortable stay. The colour palette reflects the essence of Naumi – colourful and wild with a refined edge.

Bold colour blocking in the rooms takes its inspiration from nature: lilac, avocado green, rusty red, subtle turmeric, like the colours of a Wellington sunset tastefully clashing with a contemporary carpet diagonally striped in fluorescent colours.

Rooms from $114

Sojourn Apartment Hotel - Riddiford

Rated 8.7 in 906 reviews

Sojourn Apartment Hotel - Riddiford is located in Wellington, 2.7 km from Freyberg Beach and 2.5 km from Te Papa Museum… See more

Sojourn Apartment Hotel - Riddiford is located in Wellington, 2.7 km from Freyberg Beach and 2.5 km from Te Papa Museum. The 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Private parking is available on site.

Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a coffee machine. At Sojourn Apartment Hotel - Riddiford each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

The reception at the accommodation can provide tips on the area.

Popular points of interest near Sojourn Apartment Hotel - Riddiford include Basin Reserve Cricket Ground, National War Memorial and Wellington Zoo. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 4 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $102

Naumi Studio Wellington

Rated 8.0 in 4614 reviews

This 4 star hotel is located on the heritage side of the Naumi Studio Wellington. Featuring classic architecture, this… See more

This 4 star hotel is located on the heritage side of the Naumi Studio Wellington. Featuring classic architecture, this charming property offers free WiFi, flat-screen Smart TVs, modern bathrooms.

The Bar and restaurant serve a selection of drinks and bar food in the evenings.

Naumi Studio Wellington is centrally located on Cuba Street, with funky cafes, lively bars, art galleries, restaurants and shopping areas all within walking distance. Te Papa Museum is less than a mile from the hotel. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Wellington Airport.

Rooms from $77

Quest 256 Lambton

Rated 9.1 in 933 reviews

Well set in the Wellington CBD district of Wellington, Quest 256 Lambton is set 700 metres from Beehive Parliament… See more

Well set in the Wellington CBD district of Wellington, Quest 256 Lambton is set 700 metres from Beehive Parliament Building, 500 metres from TSB Bank Arena and less than 1 km from Parliament Buildings. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is located 2.1 km from Freyberg Beach.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Every room comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while some rooms here will provide you with a kitchen with a dishwasher. At the hotel each room comes with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near Quest 256 Lambton include Wellington Cable Car, Te Papa Museum and Wellington Botanical Gardens. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 7 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $91

TRYP by Wyndham Wellington, Tory Street

Rated 8.6 in 1605 reviews

Set in Wellington and with Freyberg Beach reachable within 1 km, TRYP by Wyndham Wellington, Tory Street offers… See more

Set in Wellington and with Freyberg Beach reachable within 1 km, TRYP by Wyndham Wellington, Tory Street offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. All rooms have a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while selected rooms also offer a terrace and others also have city views. At the hotel rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near TRYP by Wyndham Wellington, Tory Street include Te Papa Museum, National War Memorial and TSB Bank Arena. The nearest airport is Wellington Airport, 5 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $82

Museum Apartment Hotel offers a fusion of luxurious art, technology and indulgence. It boasts an eclectic collection of… See more

Museum Apartment Hotel offers a fusion of luxurious art, technology and indulgence. It boasts an eclectic collection of New Zealand art and features a restaurant, heated indoor pool and a day spa. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel.

Each of the rooms at Museum Apartment Hotel include abstract lines and playful patterns. Surrounded by urban hills, the air-conditioned rooms and studios are fitted with a work desk, ironing equipment and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some apartments feature harbour views.

Guests can swim in the heated pool or unwind in the sauna room. Museum Apartment Hotel has a well-equipped fitness centre with treadmills and exercise bicycles.

Featuring stunning views of Wellington’s beautiful harbour, the Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar specializes in French fusion dishes. 24-hour room service is provided. Hot Sauce serves Asian-inspired fare and cool cocktails evenings Tuesday to Sunday.

Museum Apartment Hotel is a 3-minute walk from dining options at Courtenay Place, and a 10-minute walk from the Wellington Waterfront. Wellington Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms from $103

Guests at Copthorne Oriental Bay enjoy stunning Wellington Harbour views from the restaurant. Guest can enjoy unlimited… See more

Guests at Copthorne Oriental Bay enjoy stunning Wellington Harbour views from the restaurant. Guest can enjoy unlimited WiFi during their stay.

Just a 5-minute walk from Te Papa Museum, Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington is only 2.5 km from the Wellington Cable Car. Interislander Ferry Terminal is less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

All rooms have balcony access and some rooms offer views of Wellington Harbour.
Full breakfast buffet and à la carte dinner are available in One80° restaurant, located on the 7th floor of the hotel with stunning views of Wellington City and Harbour.

Facilities include a business centre, guest laundry and dry cleaning/ironing service. The hotel also offers concierge service and leisure desk. The hotel offers guests complimentary access to the nearby Freyberg Fitness Centre.

Rooms from $98