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DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
Kawarau Village 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
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The price is $82 per night
3.35 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Loved water taxi ride. Staff extremely helpful. Bathroom needed improving and decorating."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
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The price is $110 per night
3.35 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"We stayed for 7 days 6 nights at this resort. We loved it, very clean, we had maid service every day and they were wonderful, the pool/jacuzzi/sauna was amazing. Staff was always greeting us anytime passing one, and it was overall a beautiful stay! Would definitely reccomend."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
5 out of 5
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is $130 per night
1.42 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (953 reviews)

"The staff was so welcoming, friendly and helpful! Highly recommend this property!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
Peppers Beacon Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is $107 per night
0.37 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,054 reviews)

"Great property, brilliant heating for a very cold weekend :)"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Peppers Beacon Queenstown
St James Apartments
4 out of 5
5 Coronation Drive, Queenstown
The price is $75 per night
0.23 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (545 reviews)

"Very nicely located - 10min walk to the pier. wifi wasnt really working probably because we were at the end apartment. Overall if location and a quiet environment is what you are looking for then worth considering"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

St James Apartments
Garden Court Suites And Apartments
4.5 out of 5
41 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is $61 per night
0.45 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,121 reviews)

"The accommodation wasn’t too bad. Two comfortable chairs would have been good. Housekeeping was a bit hit and miss. Extremely noisy road which prevented sleep."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Garden Court Suites And Apartments
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
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The price is $116 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

". We have stayed there before and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.However We mainly dined in the town where honestly the food choices were superior to that at the Novotel and considerably cheaper in most cases. I think they need to lift there game in that regard.The buffet breakfast was fair to average. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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The price is $109 per night
0.95 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (868 reviews)

"Fantastic views Comfortable units but missing some utensils in the kitchen that would have made it perfect"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is $116 per night
0.15 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Location is great near to everything in Queenstown.... staff super friendly and gave us lovely bottle of wine for our anniversary..... have stayed there before will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
Scenic Suites Queenstown
4 out of 5
27 Stanley Street, Queenstown
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The price is $74 per night
0.27 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Being so close to towm , was a plus, there was nothing i didn't like about the place😀"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

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Visiting Queenstown

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Queenstown, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, local tours, and ski areas. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its mountain views and wineries. Top sights in the city include Coronet Peak Ski Area, Skyline Gondola, and Queenstown Gardens.

  • There are 647 hotels and other accommodations in Queenstown
  • The closest major airport is in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Wanaka (WKA), 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Queenstown

Cultural venues in the city include Lakes District Museum, Toi o Tahuna, and Queenstown Arts Centre. Attractions like Skyline Gondola, Kiwi and Birdlife Park, and Cardrona Adventure Park are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Walter Peak High Country Farm, Williams Cottage, and Arrowtown Chinese Settlement.

In Queenstown, you'll find 647 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Azur Luxury Lodge - This 5-star bed & breakfast in Sunshine Bay features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and location.
  • Gibbston House - Our customers like the breakfast and room size at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Millbrook Resort - This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, a golf course, and 4 restaurants. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Queenstown include Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown Gardens, and Shotover Jet.

Dressing for Queenstown

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 70°F and the nighttime average to be 47°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 64°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • July through September averages 60°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 70°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • About 39.25 inches of rain falls on Queenstown each year
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Queenstown?
Arrowtown Lodge is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend QT Queenstown and Chalet Queenstown as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Queenstown, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Queenstown.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Queenstown?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Queenstown, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Queenstown?
Based on reviews, Reavers Lodge is a popular 3.5-star lodge for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Bella Vista Queenstown and Nomads Queenstown Backpackers.
Where is the best place to stay in Frankton?
With 72 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on our traveler data, Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park is one of the top choices for your stay in Frankton. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. Other good options for your stay in the area include Asure Queenstown Gateway Apartments and Spa B&B.
What's a favorite place to stay in Sunshine Bay?
In this neighborhood, there are 8 lodging options. Azur Luxury Lodge is a favorite with our customers staying in Sunshine Bay. This 5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 14-minute walk from Lake Wakatipu. Hidden Lodge Queenstown is another favorite option for your stay in the neighborhood.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Queenstown?
Heritage Queenstown is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Mercure Queenstown Resort is another choice for your family trip. Attractions like Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Queenstown?
Nugget Point a THC Group Hotel is a favorite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Another choice for a romantic stay is Central Ridge Boutique Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Queenstown?
Cardrona Captain’s Lodge is a top dog-friendly lodge, and offers in-room kitchens for its human guests. Kinloch Lodge is another good choice for you and your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to The Remarkables Ski Area?
The Remarkables Mountain Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from The Remarkables Ski Area. Other good choices within 5 miles include Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park.
What about the best place to stay near Cardrona Alpine Resort?
One of the top choices for your stay is Cardrona Alpine Apartments, located next to Cardrona Alpine Resort, and this 3.5-star apartment offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Cardrona Hotel and Cardrona Captain’s Lodge are two other good options within a few miles.
What's the best high-end hotel in Queenstown?
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. The Dairy Private Hotel and Heritage Queenstown are two other upscale options for your stay.

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