Bay Plaza Hotel

Stay by the sea on Wellington's famous Oriental Parade and enjoy being close to everything - with great views to boot

Bay Plaza Hotel reception desk


Oriental Precinct


40 Oriental Parade
Oriental Parade

Bay Plaza Hotel room bed
Bay Plaza Hotel room flowers bed window
Bay Plaza view

City and the sea

You don’t have to choose between the city and the sea when you stay at Bay Plaza – it’s just minutes to both. The Bay Plaza Hotel is located on Wellington's famous Oriental Parade and has panoramic views of the harbour, Mount Victoria and over the city – at night, you can watch as the city’s lights go on and reflections glitter on the harbour.

Awarded three-and-a-half-stars by Qualmark, Bay Plaza’s clean and smart hotel rooms are refreshingly spacious. The recent fit-out makes the most of the hotel’s original architectural features with added modern fittings and furnishings, which gives the rooms a classic contemporary feel.

Make the most of your seaside location with a morning walk or run around the bays or a swim at Freyberg Pool – or in the warmer months, perhaps a swim at Oriental Bay. For those who like a challenge, take a walk up to Mount Victoria along one of the trails in the Green Belt.

Take it easy

The hotel’s in-house restaurant and bar are located on the first floor and is filled with light from the large windows. It’s a great place for a relaxing meal of local produce or a couple of drinks at the bar as you watch the sun go down.

Celebrate on Courtenay Place

Home to some of Wellington’s favourite restaurants and cocktail bars, Courtenay Place is a great place to head on a night out. It's also the home of grand old picture palace Embassy Theatre, which was originally built in 1926 and was fully refurbished inside and out in 2003 for the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Embassy has a regularly-changing film schedule, plus an on-site bar for pre- or post-movie cocktails.

Bay Plaza Hotel restaurant chairs

Loved the location so close to Courtney Place restaurants, theatres, museums, and over the road from the supermarket. I was doing research at Archives and it was only a 20-minute walk along Lambton Quay. So convenient, yet surprisingly quiet location.

Makereta,, September 2019

Oriental Bay boats

On your doorstep

It might be faster to list what isn’t on your doorstep! Everything you could want or need is close by to Bay Plaza: great restaurants and bars, nature and the waterfront, museums and galleries, theatres and nightlife and great shopping.

Services & facilities



Sky TV, 24 hour reception, lift/elevator, TV, heating, interconnecting rooms


Parking - extra charge

Food & drink

Tea & coffee facilities, mini-fridge, restaurant, bar/lounge


Safe for valuables, room service, luggage storage

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