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Sofitel Wellington
5 out of 5
11 Bolton Street, Wellington
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The price is $102 per night
0.49 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)

"Some nice touches to welcome me to my room including the aircon being set when I got to my room, and also a tray with a couple of cups ready for a tea before bed, with water in the kettle ready to boil. Staff were attentive in all areas without bugging me for a tip."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Sofitel Wellington
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
4 out of 5
70 Tory Street, Wellington
The price is $66 per night
0.61 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Would stay again..

"Bed was super comfy. Shower pressure was pretty average. Paid parking was cheap. Receptionists very friendly. Rooms are nice. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
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The price is $59 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Closeness to town and comfort. Very friendly and attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

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QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
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The price is $95 per night
0.49 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

"If you enjoy modern art and decor this is the type of hotel that might pique your interest"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

QT Wellington
Boulcott Suites
5 out of 5
5 O'Reily Ave, Wellington
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The price is $92 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,560 reviews)

"A lot of stairs but a great place to stay for our group!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Boulcott Suites
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
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The price is $75 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,196 reviews)

"Good location Staff were excellent .............................................."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Park Hotel Lambton Quay
4 out of 5
101 The Terrace, Wellington
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The price is $62 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (692 reviews)

"Nice and clean, spacious . Bed not very comfy. Staff great"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Park Hotel Lambton Quay
Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
130 Victoria Street, Wellington
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The price is $64 per night
0.31 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (992 reviews)

"We spent two weeks while our family, who had just returned from the UK, were self-isolating at the family home. Given the difficulties of a nation-wide lockdown, the staff could not have done more to make our stay as easy as possible. They were always pleasant and obliging."…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
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The price is $83 per night
0.4 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,230 reviews)

"Promptness of service, including getting the car quickly."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Rydges Wellington
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
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The price is $73 per night
0.47 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (165 reviews)

"Friendly staff, nice size rooms - recommend for Expedia members as they offer VIP benefits"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

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Visiting Wellington

Travelers to Wellington give high marks for the fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, and shopping. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its waterfront, restaurants, and cafés. Top sights in the city include Civic Square, Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station), and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand).

  • There are 148 hotels and other accommodations in Wellington
  • The closest major airport is in Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Paraparaumu (PPQ), 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Wellington

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Museum of Wellington City and Sea, and City Gallery Wellington. Attractions like Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station), Wellington Zoo, and The Weta Cave are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Civic Square, Carter Observatory, and Old Government Buildings.

In Wellington, you'll find 148 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pacific View Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and helpful staff.
  • Boulcott Lodge - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and helpful staff at this motel. With a stay at this 4-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and self-service laundry, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington - This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar. Expedia customers like its breakfast and proximity to shopping.

Other favorite sights in Wellington include Cuba Street Mall, Courtenay Place, and Beehive. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Raumati Beach, located 26.3 mi (42.4 km) from the city center.

Getting Around Wellington

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Wellington is a breeze. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station, or Wellington Crofton Downs Station. You can take a ferry from the local port.

Dressing for Wellington

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 69°F and the nighttime average to be 53°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 65°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • July through September averages 58°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 68°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Wellington is 48.98 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 68°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 43°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveler reviews also recommend DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington and QT Wellington Apartments as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wellington, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations 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 might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Wellington.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Wellington?
For more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Wellington, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Wellington?
Based on reviews, Richmond Guest House Bed & Breakfast is a popular 2.5-star B&B for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include The Cambridge Hotel and Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman.
What's the best place to stay in Petone?
There are 11 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to select from for your stay. Based on Expedia customer reviews, B-K’s Esplanade Motor Lodge is the highest ranked property in Petone. This 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other favorite options in the area include Foreshore Motor Lodge and Settlers Motor Lodge.
What's a favorite place to stay in Te Aro?
In this neighborhood, there are 57 lodging options for your stay, so you should find the perfect accommodation for your trip. QT Wellington Apartments is a favorite with our customers staying in Te Aro. This 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. It’s located steps from Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Travelers also recommend QT Wellington and U Boutique Hotel Wellington as top choices in the neighborhood.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Wellington?
Willis Village is a top 3.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay with the kids include QT Wellington Apartments and Novotel Wellington. Attractions like Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation in Wellington?
Newlands Court Motel is a favorite 3-star property for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and free parking. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Travelodge Hotel Wellington and CityLife Wellington.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wellington?
Ohtel is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and flat-screen TVs for its human guests. Hawks Inn Motel is another option for a stay with your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Interislander Ferry Terminal?
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Interislander Ferry Terminal. Another good choice is The Dwellington - Hostel, located just 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Westpac Stadium?
One of the top choices for your stay is Rydges Wellington, located a short 0.7 mi (1 km) from Westpac Stadium, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Ibis Wellington and The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star beach property with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay and ASURE 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge. Head to Scorching Bay Beach or Makara Beach for some quality time by the water.

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