Gay Auckland · Hotels

Gay Auckland · Hotels

Auckland has a great choice of hotels that are well-located for sightseeing, close to popular attractions including the iconic Sky Tower and the gay scene on K Road.

Our 2022 top Auckland hotels for gay travelers are listed below.

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Why this hotel?: Spacious rooms. Close to gay scene on K Road.

The Grand Millennium features super-sized foyer and spacious guest rooms – no surprise it’s the largest hotel in New Zealand. The hotel is in great central location, within easy reach of Auckland’s gay scene around K Road.

All modern guest rooms have free WiFi, and the facilities include an indoor heated pool, a well-equipped gym, sauna and even a Japanese rooftop deck.

For dining, the hotel features The Straits Café and the Katsura Japanese restaurant, as well as an Atrium lounge and a full room service menu.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland


8.9
Excellent

Based on 8430 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to K Road. Refined luxury. Convenient location.

Cordis Auckland tops our list of favorite hotels in Auckland, being just a 5-minute walk from the gay bars & clubs on K Road and near the Auckland Art Gallery and other attractions. Free shuttle service to the waterfront is provided daily.

This 5-star hotel represents the classic style of European country homes, offering elegantly designed rooms that are amongst the finest in the country. There is a well-equipped gym, outdoor heated infinity pool and a luxurious spa.

A few restaurants are available onsite. The Winery serves afternoon tea, wine, cocktails, light meals and snacks in the lobby.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi

83 Symonds Street, Auckland


Why this hotel?: Unique & stylish. Trendy bar & dining. Great location.

Fabulous boutique hotel in the heart of Auckland. DeBrett offers stylish rooms with lots of original touches. Housed in a restored building with a glass-roofed atrium and a private courtyard.

Each of 25 uniquely designed rooms has free WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player. Guests have free access to a modern gym. DeBrett’s Kitchen was one of Auckland’s Metro Top 50 Restaurants of the Year. The trendy Corner Bar serves delicious light morsels, local wines and beers.

Located in the hip art & design neighbourhood, a short walk from the Viaduct Harbour and the Sky Tower. The gay nightlife on Karangahape Road can be reached in 15 minutes.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

2 High Street, Auckland


9.4
Exceptional

Based on 757 votes

Why this hotel?: At Skycity Complex. Fabulous views. Great pool & gym.

A touch of Las Vegas in downtown Auckland. The Skycity Grand has entertainment, casinos, bars, the Sky Tower itself is at your doorstep. The area has many restaurants, shops and bars.  Centurian gay Sauna and Family Bar are about 1 km away.

Guest rooms are modern and very comfortable. The harbour views from the upper floors are to die for. The hotel features an indoor heated lap pool, 24-hour gym, jacuzzi and sauna. The EastDaySpa is fully accessible to guests.

Dining options including The Grill by Sean Connolly, The Terrace for breakfast buffet and the award-winning Depot on Federal Street.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

90 Federal Street, Auckland


Why this hotel?: Central location. Spacious rooms. Excellent pool & gym.

Housed in a distinctive 1920’s art deco building, the Heritage offers a perfect combination of style and comfort. It features an indoor lap pool, rooftop heated pool, two gyms, restaurant and bar.

The hotel is split into two areas: the traditional design in ‘The Hotel’ evoking the building’s classic origins, and the more modern ‘The Tower’. All rooms are spacious, with very comfy beds, free WiFi.

Centrally located, the Heritage is a short walk from Viaduct Harbour, Skytower and Queen Street. The gay nightlife around K Road can be reached in 10 minutes.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wi-fi, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym

35 Hobson Street, Auckland


8.7
Excellent

Based on 2351 votes

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Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Excellent views. Near the gay scene.

Looking for a cool apartment in downtown Auckland? Blending modern design with generous space in central location overlooking the harbour, the Quadrant provides an ideal alternative to a standard hotel with self-contained apartments.

These apartments have a private balcony, fully equipped kitchen with washer & dryer, free WiFi, plus other useful things like ironing board, DVD/MP3 player and blackout curtains.

Facilities including a bar, gym, spa & sauna, foreign exchange, concierge service, dry cleaning and even a DVD/CD library. If the idea of using your own kitchen doesn’t appeal, then the in-house Quad Kitchen serves great meals all day.

Conveniently located within a short walk from shops, restaurants and cafés on Queen Street. The gay nightlife on K Road can be reached in 15 minutes.

Features

bar, restaurant, sauna, gym, free wi-fi

10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland


7.7
Very Good

Based on 3165 votes

Why this hotel?: Near the gay nightlife. Well-equipped apartments.

Centrally located, modern apartment-style hotel, the VR Auckland prides itself in offering affordable yet fully functional serviced apartments.

These spacious apartments come complete with a well-equipped kitchenette, dining area, free WiFi and room service options. The hotel’s breakfast is charged as extra. Laundry service available.

Guests have free access to a gym (a 5-minute walk away). There is no restaurant onsite, but many dining options as well as the main gay scene on Karangahape Road are just a short walk away.

Features

free wi-fi

188 Hobson Street, Auckland


7.3
Very Good

Based on 3049 votes

Why this hotel?: Harbour views. Apartment style. Central location.

The ‘aparthotel’ concept is popular in Auckland, and Barclay Suites is a well-established player in the market, offering a range of modern, well-designed apartments.

The 1- and 2-bedroom apartments feature a balcony, kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. Satellite TV and iPod dock are included. Deluxe suites have a stunning harbour view. Guests have access to the nearby Just Workout gym and tennis court.

The hotel’s central location offers an ideal base to explore the city – just 5 minutes’ walk to the Skycity entertainment & casino, 10-minute walk to the Viaduct Harbour, within 20 minutes’ to the gay bars on K Road.

Features

internet access, gym

70-74 Albert Street, Auckland


Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great value. Walk to K Road.

The great-value Bianco off Queen is in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, a 10-minute walk to K Road gay nightlife. Ideal for solo gay travelers looking for a comfortable and convenient place without the frills.

There are 177 apartments (with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) to choose from. Each features modern interiors, balcony and all the comforts of a home, including a well-equipped kitchen, free WiFi and laundry facilities.

Apart from the reception, there aren’t any facilities here, though a gym pass is offered to a local gym.

Features

free wi-fi

2 White Street, Auckland


Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Next to Sky Tower. Excellent value.

One of the best budget hotels in this area. The Best Western President sits in the very centre of Auckland, steps away from the iconic Sky Tower, a 10-minute walk to the Britomart station and 20 minutes to K Road gay nightlife.

There is a good selection of rooms, from studios to 2-bedroom family units and apartments – each is well-furnished, functional and modern.

The onsite Watergate restaurant serves breakfast buffet and anà la carte menu. A gym, internet and laundry facilities are all on offer, though expect additional charges.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wi-fi, gym

27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland


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