Auckland Airport might be open 24/7, but it doesn’t have any dedicated facilities for sleeping in Auckland Airport. Whether you're just transferring through, traveling alone on business, or joining family for a well-deserved holiday, booking a room in one of the many hotels near Auckland Airport is a great way to ensure that you get a good night's rest. And you’ll be pleased to discover that several of the best Auckland Airport hotels are within easy walking distance to the terminals - making it even simpler to wake up, grab your luggage, and walk to the short distance to check-in.
In the table below, you’ll find information about Auckland Airport accommodation, from nightly rates, rating, and shuttle availability. In descending order, our top picks for Auckland Airport hotels are:
|Hotel||Price per Night||Rating||Free Shuttle Service?|
|Novotel Auckland Airport||$ 217.00||★★★★1/2||No - walking distance|
|Ibis Auckland Airport||$ 97.00||★★★||Yes|
|Sudima Auckland Airport||$ 150.00||★★★★1/2||No - charges apply|
|Auckland Airport Lodge||$ 71.00||★★★★||Yes|
|Holiday Inn Auckland Airport||$ 129.00||★★★★||No - charges apply|
|Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel||$ 63.00||★★★||No - charges apply|
Of course, there are also hotels that are a little further away and cheaper to boot, which usually offer a courtesy shuttle to get you to/from the terminals. In fact, there are all sorts of different Auckland Airport hotels, with something to suit most needs and budgets. As you can see in the table above, there are plenty of affordable, comfy, and clean accommodation options at Auckland Airport, from hotels to motels, serviced apartments and more. And many of these properties offer a range of different services, facilities, and transportation options, giving you a variety of options to weigh up. That’s why we’ve put together our handy airport Auckland Airport hotel guide, featuring our top accommodation options based on price, location, convenience, and available amenities. There is also information about Auckland Airport hotels with long term parking and Auckland Airport Accomodation with car storage for those of you driving to the airport!
To find out more about these cheap hotels near Auckland Airport, simply scroll down to read our in depth reviews. We’ve tried to provide as many helpful details as possible, to make it easier for you to select a hotel that suits your needs. While Flyparks is not associated with any of the properties listed below, and you can’t book a hotel room on our website, we’re happy to point you in the right direction, with links to the hotel’s official website.
There's no other hotel more conveniently located in relation to Auckland International Airport than the Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel. The Novotel offers direct walking access to the International Terminal, and is only five minutes on foot from the Domestic Terminal. Recently revamped, the Novotel’s rooms are modern and spacious, and divided into four categories: Superior, Superior King, Executive King, and Superior Suite.
Regardless of their categories, all of the Novotel’s rooms are soundproofed to ensure that you enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, and come complete with air-conditioning, a minibar, satellite TV, a work desk, ironing facilities, and a safe. Guests and visitors alike can visit the Thirteen50 Bistro & Bar on the ground floor, which serves a mix of local delicacies and classic Kiwi fare with a twist. One of Auckland’s leading conference venues, the hotel also offers two dedicated floors of conference and meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 315 guests. It’s worth noting that while the business centre offers unlimited free Wi-Fi, hotel guests are limited to 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day, with the option to pay an extra $10.00 NZD for 24 hours of internet access.
Hotel guests are welcome to check-in from 2.00pm, with check-out at 11.00am. In addition, the Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel offers rooms for day-use, between 6.00am to 3.00pm, for travellers transiting through the city. The hotel does not offer Novotel Auckland Airport parking, however there are a range of reasonably priced parking facilities near Auckland Airport, where you can safely store your vehicle.
The ibis Budget is one of the more economical hotels near Auckland Airport, with clean, if not slightly spartan rooms. The hotel boasts 198 non-smoking rooms, a 24-hour reception, and all the essentials you’d need for a short stopover. Located only minutes away from Auckland’s Domestic and International Terminals, the hotel’s rooms are bright and modern, with plenty of space to work and rest. Each room comes complete with air-conditioning, a refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, electric kettle, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom.
Check-in opens at 2.00pm, with check-out at 10.00am at the latest. Guests can select from five different room types, from budget accommodation for singles to family rooms, take advantage of the hotel’s free Wi-Fi, and have the option to dine at the on-site Szimpla Gastro Bar. There is a free airport shuttle service available, to get you to your flight on time, regardless of what time you need to be at the airport, as well as on-site parking. Just ask at the reception for more information.
It's important to note that the ibis Budget Auckland Airport is one of three ibis hotels in Auckland. It’s worth paying special attention to which property you’re booking, in order to avoid disappointment. The ibis budget Auckland Central and the ibis Auckland Ellerslie are considerably further from the airport, and more suitable for those looking for CBD accommodation.
Note! The Sudima Auckland Airport will open again for bookings from January 1, 2021.
A quick three minute drive from AKL, the Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel boasts 153 contemporary, spacious rooms. The award winning four-and-a-half-star hotel has an on-site fitness centre and the indoor swimming pool, plus a range of amenities which include 24-hour room service, an on demand wake-up service, and unlimited Wi-Fi access for guests. All of the hotel’s rooms are clean, modern, and soundproofed, and come complete with satellite TV, double-glazed windows, blackout curtains, a safety deposit box, tea/coffee maker, work desk, and refrigerator. Children under 12 are welcome to stay free of charge, and babysitting services are available for a small fee.
Check in opens at 2.00pm daily, and checkout is at 11.00am. The hotel’s airport transfer service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however additional charges apply. Guests are encouraged to ask about transfer services on check in, should they require them. On-site parking is available, with priority spaces for disabled guests and electric charging stations at hand.
Another economy style hotel close to AKL, the Auckland Airport Lodge was designed with short layovers and quiet nights in mind, allowing you to rest up before departing onwards to other destinations around New Zealand or Australia. Only ten minutes from the airport by car, the hotel is popular with families due to the generously sized rooms, private balcony facilities, and full on-site laundry service. Most of the Auckland Airport Lodge’s rooms can accommodate families of four or more, giving you the choice between studio units with hotel-like facilities, and family apartments that are more akin to self-contained or serviced units with full kitchen facilities.
All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with modern kitchens with a stove top, microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, and cooking utensils. Other amenities include a complimentary wake-up service and free unlimited Internet access. For guests with disabilities, there are two disabled access units (deluxe studio units) with a king and a single bed in each. The hotel recommends that you check in advance for their availability in order to confirm availability. In addition, the hotel can provide shuttle bus transfers to both the Domestic and the International Terminals, as well as on-site parking.
Only a 5 minute drive from Auckland Airport, you’ll find that the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Hotel is tucked away from the noise of the runaways and nearby highways, making it the ideal place to relax before an early morning flight or layover. Recently refurbished, the Holiday Inn has everything you’ll need to feel at home, from in room amenities such as refrigerators, TVs, electric kettles, irons, and work desks, to free Wi-Fi, wake-up services, and private balconies. Booking into one of the hotel’s 251 soundproofed rooms grants you free access to the property’s outdoor swimming pool and the fitness centre, and guests can enjoy the wide range of food and beverage options available in the on-site restaurant.
Rooms are divided into Standard, Deluxe, and Suite categories, which are all well suited to families and business travellers alike. The Holiday Inn Auckland Airport is particularly popular with families with young children, with its ‘Kids Stay and Eat Free’ package, and the hotel’s kids programme, designed to keep children entertained during the holidays, with plenty of discounts at Auckland's top family-friendly attractions.
Getting to/from the airport is straightforward with the Holiday Inn’s connection with the Yellow Bus hotel shuttle service. The hotel can help you to book tickets on the shuttle service, which runs every twenty minutes. On-site parking is available on request, and subject to availability.
Note! The hotel’s on-site restaurant and bar facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19 related restrictions
Ten minutes away from Auckland Airport by car, the Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel is a safe, clean, and affordable lodging choice for both holidaymakers and business travellers. The hotel offers you the choice of staying in one of 82 double and family rooms, which are each arranged around a central courtyard area, and have their own private ensuite facilities. Guests can make use of the Auckland Airport Kiwi Hotel’s many amenities, such as air-conditioning, electric kettles, irons, cable TV, and complimentary toiletries, plus free laundry services, a free continental breakfast, and free Internet access with a download cap of 10GB per person.
Check-in opens at 2.00pm daily, with checkout at 10.30am each day. The hotel’s front desk service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in case you need assistance at any time, or your flight departs late at night or in the early hours of the morning. To make your stay even easier, the hotel offers an airport transfer service, which can be booked at the hotel reception desk. The service is provided by the Yellow Bus shuttle service, with buses leaving every twenty minutes. On-site parking is available on request, just ask at the reception desk.
While we hope that our guide has helped you to narrow down your choices when it comes to selecting hotels close to Auckland Airport for you next trip away, we realise that a hotel stay isn’t for everyone. While there are plenty of offers available, such as free breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, and free stays for young children, it’s hard to get around the fact that most rooms cost a minimum of $67.00 NZD per night. For a family of four or more, the price of two rooms over several nights can quickly add up.
If you’re looking to save money on your holiday, you may want to consider booking off-site parking instead. There are several affordably priced car parks near Auckland Airport, with rates starting at just $6.95 NZD per day, on long term parking. Of course you can’t sleep in a car park - but you’ll be able to travel with complete peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is being kept safe and secure in a dedicated car storage facility. Why risk leaving your pride and joy in a hotel car park for weeks on end, with no one to watch over it? Wouldn’t you rather opt for a state-of-the-art parking facility with advanced security measures such as 24/7 monitored CCTV, electric barrier entry, and frequent manned patrols?
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