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Best central hotels

Looking for accommodation in Wellington close to all the city’s nightlife, restaurants, businesses, government and transport connections? Base yourself at one of our beautiful centrally-located hotels for your business trip on holiday in Wellington city.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Built in 1928, this historical central city building is full of heritage charm. DoubleTree’s stylish guest rooms boast high ceilings and original features, combined with modern amenities. The hotel’s onsite restaurant – Spring Kitchen embraces the Art of fusion dining in a medley of exquisite Asian inspired flavors with modern European cuisine, fine wines and glamorous cocktails at the Spring Kitchen’s Art deco. 

Grand Mercure Wellington

This sunny hotel is located at the top of The Terrace, just off the central business district. With sweeping views over the Cuba Street quarter, Grand Mercure has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, with inspiration taken from the multicultural makeup of Wellington. The brand new rooms are complemented by refurbished leisure and dining offerings. 

InterContinental Wellington

The InterContinental Wellington offers everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel – personalised service, 232 superb guest rooms, the sophisticated Club InterContinental Lounge with harbour views, Chameleon restaurant onsite, state of the art technology in rooms and close proximity to Lambton Quay. 

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

This 4.5-star hotel is located on Lambton Quay, in a prime location for business travellers, with convenient drive-in access off State Highway 1. The two onsite restaurants offer an excellent range of dining, and Infuse Day Spa and onsite fitness help visitors relax while in Wellington.


The contemporary and stylish Novotel hotel is located on The Terrace, in the centre of Wellington’s business district and close to Parliament with a lift directly to Lambton Quay. All of the hotel’s 139 newly-refurbished rooms feature modern décor, plus the hotel has a gym, onsite restaurant and bar plus executive boardroom.

Boulcott Suites

Centrally located in Wellington, Boulcott Suites is a unique 5-star apartment hotel that has been designed and fully furnished with elegance and style.

West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel is in the shopping, dining and cultural precinct of Wakefield Street, just across from the city's iconic Civic Square and City to Sea Bridge. This 4-star hotel offers spacious, comfortable rooms with a welcoming atmosphere and 1GB of complimentary wi-fi with each room.

Rydges Wellington Airport

Not in the central city, but central to the airport is the recently opened Rydges Wellington Airport. Whether you’re visiting Wellington for business or leisure, Rydges Wellington Airport offers a range of premium accommodation options right where you need them.