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Top tips for finding Wellington hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Wellington, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Wellington in January and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Wellington if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Wellington accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Wellington found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $41, while the most expensive was $298.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Wellington for 3 days.
  • When you visit Wellington, consider staying at the Rydges Wellington, a luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms have splendid views of the city as well as of the harbour. It is walking distance to Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, government buildings and the railway station. The Botanical Gardens, Te Papa Museum and the cable car are no more than a 5-minute walk away. They have the award-winning restaurant, Portlander Bar & Grill, right on-site.
  • If you’re on a business-trip, consider staying at the Grand Mercure Wellington, a conveniently located 5-star hotel. It has 8 meeting rooms with a capacity of 160 attendees. It is well-equipped with audio/video technology and a conference team to help you with your event or meeting. The central city businesses are accessible by foot, car and public transport from here.
  • For those who want to be close to the beach, the QT Museum Wellington hotel is an excellent choice. This artsy design hotel has a creative ambience and is just an 8-minute walk to the beach. It is located on Wellington’s waterfront and houses a huge collection of New Zealand’s contemporary art.
  • There are a few centrally located budget hotels in Wellington a swell, like the Thorndon Hotel Wellington, a 3-star property. Guests can use the nearby City Fitness Gym for free. The hotel is within walking distance from the waterfront dining area. The Travelodge Hotel Wellington is another reasonably priced hotel very close to the Wellington cable car and the central business district.
  • If you would like to stay at a hotel close to outdoor activities, then consider staying at the Bolton Hotel in central Wellington. You can rent bicycles at a nearby shop, or go sailing, hiking or biking along the trails, golfing, kayaking, partake in an ecotour or go surfing, just to name a few of your recreational options.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Wellington

  • Which hotels in Wellington have a good spa?

    InterContinental Wellington, located by the harbor waterfront, has the Emerge Health club with an indoor heated pool, a spa, sauna and various massage options. Another similar property is the James Hook Hotel Grand Chancellor, also centrally located in Wellington, which has an on-site gym, spa and yoga classes.

  • Are there any hotels in Wellington with facilities for the disabled?

    Park Hotel Lambton Quay is a centrally located hotel in Wellington that is wheelchair accessible. The upper floors can be reached by a lift. Sofitel Wellington, close to the Beehive, is another wheelchair accessible hotel with a lift to access the upper floors. It also has rooms with accessible bathrooms and a roll-in shower.

  • Are there any hotels in Wellington that provide infant beds and extra roll-away beds for children?

    Hotels like the Distinction Wellington Century City make sure that the little ones can catch up on a good night’s sleep even while on vacation by providing complimentary crib/infant beds and roll-away or extra beds at a surcharge. Your kids under 11 years of age can stay for free at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Wellington if they are using the existing bedding. The rooms are also soundproof.

  • Which hotels in Wellington are close to the Wellington International Airport?

    The CityLife Wellington hotel, located in the trendy Lambton Quay area of Wellington, is no more than 3 miles away from the airport. It’s also just a 5-minute walk to the Queens Wharf Ferry terminal. The Willis Wellington Hotel in the Cuba Quarter of Wellington is just 2.5 miles from the airport.

  • What are the best hotels near TSB Arena?

    If you are looking for a hotel close to TSB Arena, you should consider staying at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers, ibis Wellington and James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Wellington?

    Although the average price for a double room in Wellington is $95, $66 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • Are hotels in Wellington safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Wellington. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Wellington?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Wellington districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Wellington city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

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