Wellington was once voted the coolest little capital in the world and is known for its beautiful waterfront and its abundance of cafes and restaurants. If you're planning on visiting Wellington for business or leisure and want to ensure that you stay at one of the best four or five star hotels which Wellington has to offer, you've come to the right place.
Simply continue reading to discover some of the features which make each of the best hotels in Wellington stand out from the multitude of inner city hotels which are located in Wellington. Staying at a centrally located hotel, which offers exemplary customer service and a contemporary environment can make all the difference in your trip. Keep in mind that the prices which are quoted are based on the average price of a hotel room for a night for a couple.
QT Wellington is conveniently located across the road from Te Papa the Musuem of New Zealand and is a stone's throw from Wellington's vibrant waterfront. Better yet, many of the rooms even offer picturesque, waterfront views.
QT Wellington is an opulently decorated, contemporary hotel which features modern art from a wide variety of local artists. Many of the rooms which are available offer striking, hand painted murals, while other rooms offer unique wallpaper. One room even boasts wallpaper which features hei-tiki figures which are indigenous, Maori art figures.
QT Wellington offers a wide variety of on-site facilities and amenities such as an indoor pool, a world class day spa, a hair studio and an award winning restaurant, Hippopotamus.
Approx. NZD $190
90 Cable Street, Wellington, 6011
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is located in a charming historic building which was built in 1928. Celebrating the heritage of the building the on-site lounge which serves freshly brewed coffee and alcoholic beverages is named the 1928 Lounge.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington features 107 luxurious rooms which are spread over 7 floors and is located in the middle of Wellington's CBD. Some attractions which are in walking distance of DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington include Te Papa, the Wellington Waterfront, the Botanic Gardens and the Cuba Street Mall. Each room offers a flat screen smart TV, a writing desk and a plush bed.
As DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is a Hilton property it features modern conveniences such as digital keys, a concierge service, an on-site restaurant and a variety of meeting rooms.
Approx. NZD $250
28 Grey Street, Wellington, 6011
Sofitel Wellington is marketed as a five star, French themed hotel and offers 129 well appointed rooms and suites. It has been awarded a Qualmark Gold Star Sustainable Tourism Rating and is a great choice for environmentally conscious tourists. Sofitel Wellington is located is Wellington's CBD and is a short 5 minute walk from New Zealand's parliament, which offers free daily tours.
Each room is lavishly decorated and features gold accents, a Sofitel MyBed, a personal espresso maker, a smart flat screen TV and designer toiletries. As an added bonus, each room offers a scenic city view or a beautiful garden view.
As Sofitel Wellington is owned by Sofitel it boasts a Club Sofitel executive lounge where you can try authentic French fare by executive chef Roy Giam. In the mornings the executive lounge offers freshly baked French pastries and in the evenings it offers pre-dinner canapes and drinks. Another key feature which makes Sofitel Wellington unique is the dedicated floor of spacious conference rooms as well as a bespoke boardroom.
Approx. NZD $290
11 Bolton Street, Wellington, 6011
Bolton Hotel is an independent, luxury hotel which offers 137 stylish rooms and suites. It offers in room iPad minis, a fully equipped gym, a spa pool and sauna, a lap pool and valet parking, as well as an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy high tea.
The Bolton Hotel is known for having some of the most spacious hotel rooms and suites in Wellington. Some of the accomodation options on offer include one bedroom studios and one and two bedroom suites. The latter of which are ideal for families and groups. In total the Bolton Hotel offers 8 different types of rooms and studios to select from. The largest of which is the Residence Suite which is 170 sqm and offers two spacious bedrooms and a living room which offers floor to ceiling windows, a 55 inch TV with surround sound and a private balcony.
The Bolton Hotel is popular with travellers and has won numerous awards including a 2020 Travellers' Choice award from Trip Advisor and a New Zealand Hospitality award for Excellence.
Approx. NZD $230
Corner of Bolton and Mowbray Streets, Wellington, 2094
The Intercontinental Wellington is located across the road from Wellington's stunning waterfront and is owned and operated by the oldest chain of luxury hotels in the world, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts. Some of the Intercontinental Wellington's on-site facilities include a health club which features an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa and a hot tub as well as a lobby lounge and a world class restaurant.
Being an Intercontinental hotel it offers an award winning, dedicated concierge team who ensure that the hotel's guests needs are well catered to. One unique feature which Intercontinental Wellington offers is a fleet of luxury cars which are used to take guests on tours of the city. So if you want to explore Wellington in a Bentley Flying Spur, make sure to book an experience with your friendly concierge.
Each standard room at the Intercontinental Wellington offers a spacious king sized bed, a widescreen smart TV, a digital audio hub, digital air-conditioning and personal bath robes. While the hotel's deluxe rooms feature walk in rain showers, and digital lighting controls.
Approx. NZD $275
2 Grey Street, Wellington, 6011
The Oaks Wellington Hotel is located in Te Aro, a creative suburb which is home to theatres and museums as well as restaurants and bars. The Oaks Wellington Hotel is located in a heritage building which was built in 1922 and was formally a Ford assembly plant. Today Oaks Wellington Hotel is a contemporary hotel which is spread out over 9 floors and offers 226 rooms. Each guest room is well appointed and features a walk in shower, black out curtains, a flat screen smart TV, tea and coffee facilities and a writing desk.
One of the clear highlights of Oaks Wellington Hotel is its rooftop garden where guests can relax on a warm, sunny day. Some of the other on-site facilities on offer include a coffee shop, a restaurant and off the street parking.
Approx. NZD $190
89 Courtney Place, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located on The Terrace and is within walking distance of the Cable Car, Parliament and Sky Stadium. The best rooms at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor are the king suites which offer waterfront views, large lounges and Hollywood style king sized beds.
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is known for the Whitby's Buffet which features cooking stations where guests can request custom meals such as pasta from Whitby's Buffet's talented chefs. Whitby's High Tea is a popular experience which is well worth booking and features seasonal treats such as mojito cheesecakes, and mango pana cotta.
One of the reasons why the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is one of the best hotels in Wellington is that it offers an ever changing schedule of events. Examples of which include Summer High Tea and a themed Valentine's Day Buffet.
Approx. NZD $260
147 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is located next to Oriental Bay, Wellington's gorgeous inner city beach which is known for its white sand, turquoise water and historic fountain. For the perfect views of Wellington's waterfront make sure to visit the rooftop which offers unobstructed water views.
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is a great choice for groups as it offers connecting rooms which are perfect for small groups of family or friends as well as additional beds. Each room offers comfortable beds, flat screen TVs which offer cable TV and tea and coffee facilities.
Some of the facilities and amenities which are on offer include free toiletries, free parking, access to a modern gym and a highly rated restaurant which offers a wide variety of international cuisine and a chic cocktail bar.
Approx. NZD $150
100 Oriental Bay, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 6011