Hotels in Auckland

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Though Auckland has rapidly matured as a destination, it has long lacked the breadth of accommodations you’d expect from a busy city. The best hotels... Read More

Though Auckland has rapidly matured as a destination, it has long lacked the breadth of accommodations you’d expect from a busy city. The best hotels in Auckland range from boutique owner-operated Hotel DeBretts in the heart of the city to the uber-premium, single-occupancy St Marys Residence in the very desirable St Marys Bay. In between are some excellent five-star hotels that are great for family getaways or romantic trips. There are also fine temptations further afield on Waiheke Island—the outcrop that began as a hippie haven and has since become an enclave for the well-heeled set and their holiday homes. There’s also an unforgettable glamping experience called Wainamu on the wildly elemental west coast—lose yourself in nature here, then close the day in a steaming bath beneath the starry night sky.

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  • The Hilton Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of Hilton Hotels & Resorts
    Hilton Auckland

    This ship-like steel-and-glass hotel has a prime position on Princes Wharf with views of the Waitemata Harbour and city from its front suites. There's... Read More

  • Hotel DeBrett in Auckland Courtesy of Hotel DeBrett
    Hotel DeBrett

    In the best part of central Auckland—historic High Street—this boutique offering does its own rendition of deluxe Art Deco style. The 25 rooms are a... Read More

  • Sofitel Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of Sofitel New Zealand
    Hotel Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

    With its generous rooms and meltingly comfortable beds, the Sofitel has its attributes beyond the sleek, Pacific-inspired entrance. Located on the inner... Read More

  • SkyCity Grand Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of SkyCity Auckland
    SkyCity Grand Hotel

    With its sweeping marble entrance and Karl Maughan’s vivid six-panel artwork of native fauna on display in the foyer, the SkyCity Grand is the place to... Read More

  • St Mary's Residence Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of St Mary's Residence
    St. Mary's Residence

    St Mary's Residence is a one-of-a-kind lodge in Auckland. Located in the inner-city suburb of St. Mary's Bay, it's an exclusive-use villa in a high-end ... Read More

  • The Boatshed Hotel in Auckland Kieran Scott
    The Boatshed

    It’s Hamptons-meets-Kiwi cool at this seven-room boutique hotel set above Little Oneroa Beach on Waiheke Island. The interiors have wainscotted walls,... Read More

  • The Langham Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of The Langham, Auckland
    The Langham, Auckland

    If you're looking for five-star accomodations in Auckland, the Langham is the place to book. With marble surfaces, brass trimmings, fresh flowers... Read More

  • The Oyster Inn Restaurant in Auckland Courtesy of The Oyster Inn
    The Oyster Inn

    Jonathan Rutherfurd Best and Andrew Glenn (a former Louis Vuitton exec) opened the Oyster Inn on Waiheke Island in 2012. With a seafood restaurant, shop... Read More

  • Wainamu Luxury Tents Hotel in Auckland Courtesy of Wainamu Luxury Tents
    Wainamu Luxury Tents

    This luxe New Zealand camping experience encapsulates off-the-grid romance in Bethells Beach. The wild nature of the area, about 40 minutes form central... Read More

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