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Jucy Snooze Christchurch
5 out of 5
5 Peter Leeming Road, Burnside, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night
5.22 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,131 reviews)

"Easy walk to airport. Convenient location."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Jucy Snooze Christchurch
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
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The price is $75 per night
1.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,186 reviews)

"12pm checkout, comfortable bed, clean, nice location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Colombo in the City
3.5 out of 5
863 Colombo St, Christchurch
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The price is $76 per night
0.5 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (496 reviews)

"It was very great value for how lovely it was. I was needing a couple of days to get away and think and when I walked into my motel unit I remember letting out a sigh of relief. It was just what I needed. The staff were very friendly and caring too. Lovely sunny room that was made up in a pleasant ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Colombo in the City
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
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The price is $77 per night
0.04 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (671 reviews)

"The location of the Novatel Christchurch Cathedral Square is perfect, within walking distance to everything in the CBD. Rooms are modern and clean and ours had a stunning view of Christchurch and the distant hills. But it's the staff that really make this place shine. They bent over backwards to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
Terra Vive Luxury Suites & Apartments
4 out of 5
175 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
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The price is $60 per night
0.7 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (341 reviews)

"Good location, outside of city center, but easy walk to restaurants and activities. Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Terra Vive Luxury Suites & Apartments
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Free Cancellation
The price is $72 per night
0.15 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,781 reviews)

"Excellent location to city. Friendly staff at check in. Beautiful balcony rooms"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
BreakFree on Cashel
3 out of 5
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
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The price is $38 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2,050 reviews)

"Breakfree on Cashel is always welcoming, clean and hasslefree."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

BreakFree on Cashel
Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch
The price is $99 per night
6.02 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (562 reviews)

"Love the views, the space inside the apartment, the fresh bread that was left for us, and all the green lawns. Not so rapt about a flapping noise that went on somewhere on the roof - think it was wind related."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
The George Christchurch
5 out of 5
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch
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The price is $117 per night
0.54 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (404 reviews)

"The George is a small boutique hotel with very welcoming thoughtful and friendly staff. The proximity to the airport, city and Hagley Park made it very easy and convenient for a weekend stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

The George Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $37 per night
0.5 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,454 reviews)

"Great location next to great food places, especially Little High and Unknown Chapter"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

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Visiting Christchurch

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Christchurch, and visitors give high marks for the beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, restaurants, and cathedral. Top sights in the city include Canterbury Museum, Riccarton House, and New Brighton Beach.

  • There are 501 hotels and other accommodations in Christchurch
  • The closest major airport is in Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Christchurch

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Canterbury Museum, International Antarctic Centre, and Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Families come for attractions such as Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch Adventure Park, and Orana Wildlife Park. The city is notable for its cathedral and landmarks like Riccarton House, Cathedral Square, and Bridge of Remembrance.

In Christchurch, there are 501 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Avonhead Garden Motel - This 3.5-star motel in Avonhead features free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • St James Bed and Breakfast - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this B&B. With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Crowne Plaza Christchurch - This 4.5-star hotel in Christchurch City Centre features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Expedia customers like its bar and proximity to shopping.

Other favorite sights in Christchurch include New Brighton Beach, Lyttelton Harbour, and Christchurch Casino.

Getting Around Christchurch

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Christchurch Railway Station or Rolleston Station. Christchurch might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Christchurch

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 64°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 60°F with nighttime averages of 35°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 70°F and nighttime averages of 42°F
  • Christchurch gets about 1.42 inches of rain per year
  • Usually January and December are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Christchurch?
Lincoln Motel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Eco Villa and Golden Star Motel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Christchurch, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Christchurch.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Christchurch?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Christchurch, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Christchurch?
Based on reviews, Colonial Inn Motel is a popular 3-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Achilles Motel and Country Glen Lodge.
Where is the best place to stay in Christchurch City Centre?
With 139 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Crowne Plaza Christchurch is the highest ranked property in Christchurch City Centre. This 4.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. It is located a short 11-minute walk from Canterbury Museum. Other favorite options in the area include The Grange Motel and 103 Prince of Bealey Motel.
What's a favorite place to stay in Riccarton?
In this neighborhood, there are 52 lodging options for your stay, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Golden Star Motel is a favorite with our customers staying in Riccarton. This 3.5-star property offers free parking and in-room kitchens. It is located a short 14-minute walk from AMI Stadium. Travelers also recommend Riccarton Motor Lodge and 175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton as top choices in the neighborhood.
What's the best hotel for families in Christchurch?
Arthur’s Court Motor Lodge is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features a free kids’ club and 4 restaurants. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Commodore Airport Hotel and Ashford Motor Lodge. Attractions like Christchurch Gondola and Christchurch Adventure Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation in Christchurch?
The Grange Boutique B & B is a favorite 4.5-star B&B for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Other good options for a romantic stay include Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch and Hotel 115 Christchurch.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Christchurch?
Airport Lodge Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchenettes for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Arcadia Motel and Ashford Motor Lodge.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Horncastle Arena?
Adjacent to Horncastle Arena, Addington Court Motel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options close by include Addington Stadium Motel and 239 on Lincoln Motel.
What about the best place to stay near Hagley Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is BreakFree on Cashel, located a short 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hagley Park, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch and The Ashley Hotel Christchurch are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Christchurch?
Lincoln Motel is a top 3-star property for a beach vacation, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your beach trip include City Worcester Motel and Le Petit Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Sumner Beach or New Brighton Beach.

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