Queenstown Hotels

Queenstown aerial view at dusk

Find the perfect Hotel in Queenstown for your stay.

At Queenstown Hotels, we know Queenstown. So use our local knowledge to help you find the perfect Queenstown hotel or lodge. If you’re looking for luxury, then we’ve got all the best 5-star hotels and luxury lodges in Queenstown. Looking for romance? Then we’ve found the most romantic hotels for a couples getaway in Queenstown. We’ve got great family hotels for school holiday fun, and some pretty nice 4-star hotels too. So let us help you find a hotel in Queenstown.

What is the best hotel in Queenstown?

Eichardt’s Private Hotel

What is the most romantic hotel in Queenstown?

Queenstown is full of romantic hotels, QT is the best at it’s price point, while it’s a toss up between Eichardt’s and Matakauri Lodge if money is no object.

Where should I stay when skiing in Queenstown?

Queenstown’s not that big so really you can stay anywhere. But if you like nightlife and want to make the most of Queenstown’s many bars then find a place in the CBD. There’s hotels for every budget.

Hotels in Queenstown

There are so many great hotels in Queenstown New Zealand you are bound to find accommodation that fits your budget. From luxury hotel offerings like The Carlin that are perfect for wealthy couples to great budget hotels like Swiss Belresort Coronet Peak.

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourism destinations, rivaled only by Rotorua, so of course it has plenty of fine hotels. Before Covid, over one point two million visitors a year flew in and out of Queenstown Airport. Queenstown only has a population of 16,000 people, with the entire Queenstown Lakes District having only 47,000. So during peak season, tourists easily outnumber locals. Expect to meet people from all over the globe.

Queenstown is the best ski town in the Southern Hemisphere. Boasting 4 great ski fields and some of the world’s best heli-skiing, it draws skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Many of the world’s best train here during the Northern Hemisphere summer. Cardrona and The Remarkables offer huge terrain parks with massive jumps, and Treble Cone offers sensational free riding.

Adventure awaits; Queenstown is home to more adventure sports and activities than most people will ever do. Bungy Jumping, Ziplining, Paragliding, Whitewater Rafting, Jet Boating, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Fishing and Hiking to name a few. There are also some sensational golf courses, with Jacks Point making the top 50 on most World Rankings and as high as 6th on some. It’s undoubtedly one of the finest courses in the world. The Hills, Millbrook, Arrowtown, and Queenstown Golf Club are all great, with stunning views and challenging layouts that will test any golfer.

Queenstown is also the gateway to Milford Sound, with day trips by bus or helicopter; if you can afford it. Alternatively, if you book far enough ahead, you can walk the famous Milford Track. Just be sure to do a cruise on Milford Sound before you come back.

Central Otago is also known for its magnificent wine, so visit a vineyard or two while you’re staying in Queenstown. There are some superb restaurants too, so spoil yourself, you can get back on your diet when you get home!

No visit to Queenstown is complete without a trip up the Gondola to take in those magnificent views. Ride the luge, have a beer or two, and watch the sunset before returning to Queenstown and hitting the many bars and nightclubs before crashing and falling asleep, exhausted, in your 5 star hotel.

Is Queenstown the most beautiful place on earth?
We think so yes. The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu make for amazing backdrops almost everywhere you look. Queenstown Park, and Skyline Gondola give it the edge over other beautiful ski towns like Banff.

Why is Queenstown the best place to go?
Queenstown has more than just New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery. It’s totally devoted to tourism and making sure everyone has a good time. There are so many great bars and restaurants, as well as activities for everyone from families with young children, to couples, groups of friends or older visitors. And, there are a lot of hotels in Queenstown. It is a sensational place for a holiday.

Is Queenstown a touristy?
Yes Queenstown is touristy, but it’s touristy in the best possible way. There’s lots of hotels, and it’s always a party. Bars and restaurants are open all the time, it feels like every night is Saturday night. When you want a little peace and quiet you don’t have to go far a stroll around Moke Lake or a walk up Queenstown Hill will get you some time out from the crowd.

How would you describe Queenstown?
If I had to sum up Queenstown in one word, it’s ‘fun’. If you gave me another I’d say ‘beautiful’. Queenstown is fun AND beautiful.

Which is better Queenstown or Wanaka?
I love both places. For a week of fun I’d choose Queenstown, to live I’d choose Wanaka. There are more hotels in Queenstown.

How long do you need in Queenstown?
How long have you got? Queenstown is great for a weekend, but that’s nowhere near enough time to see and do all the great things on offer. This town is full of people who came for a holiday and never left. It’s common for backpackers to stay here for 12 months. How long can you afford to stay in a Queenstown hotel is perhaps the better question. You can easily spend an action packed 2 weeks in Queenstown and still have a list of things you’d love to do.

Does Queenstown have snow?
In the winter months Queenstown gets fairly regular snowfall, but it’s not cold enough to build a snow base in town and it typically doesn’t sit on the ground for more than a day or two. The mountains surrounding the town get a lot of snow and will be snow covered all winter.

How do you get to Queenstown New Zealand?
Queenstown International Airport Takes small and mid sized jets. Wealthy tourists fly direct to Queenstown in private jets. And there are direct commercial flights to Queenstown from the east coast of Australia. However many international tourists will fly into either Auckland or Christchurch and then take a domestic flight to Queenstown. Many people who fly into Christchurch rent a car and drive to Queenstown. It’s a full days drive, but very beautiful.

Is Queenstown New Zealand safe?
Queenstown is very safe. The mood is fun and friendly. You’re more likely to hurt yourself skiing than anything else. There is the occasional car break in, but even that’s less common in Queenstown than elsewhere in New Zealand.

Do I need a car in Queenstown?
No you don’t need a car if you stay in town. And not all hotels have parking. However if you are staying out by the Airport you may wish to rent a car. You’ll also find you can fit more into your holiday if you have a car, as you won’t waste time waiting for buses. In short a car is good to have but not essential.

How expensive is Queenstown?
Queenstown is not a cheap place to visit. But they do cater to all budgets. Queenstown accommodation ranges from campgrounds and hostels, to $10,000 a night penthouses and everything in between. Expect to pay around $600 a night for a standard room in a 5 star hotel in Queenstown, and around $400 a night in a 4 star hotel. The highest prices will be during winter especially around New Zealand school holidays when it’s very popular with New Zealand families. Activities in Queenstown can be pretty expensive, but there are plenty of great free things to see and do as well.

How do you get around Queenstown?
Queenstown’s got plenty of public transport in the form of buses. Uber operate in Queenstown as well as taxis. Many hotels offer shuttles to town and there’s buses to the ski fields as well to activities such as bungy jumping, or the Skippers Canyon Jet boat.

We have all the best hotels in Queenstown New Zealand.