The Best Beach Hotels in New Zealand

Where to Stay for an Oceanfront Vacation in New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand is a stunning coastal area known for its great beaches, oceanfront location, as well as its scenic ocean views. When searching for the best beach hotels in New Zealand, visitors often seek a variety of amenities and luxuries like a fun pool, easy to reach location, gym or fitness center, free parking, water sports, a restaurant, and perhaps even a kitchen inside the room. If you're a family traveling with kids, a kid-friendly atmosphere is a must, while couples seeking a romantic getaway would probably prefer a spa, hot tub, and beautiful ocean views. We've analyzed many of the oceanfront hotels near the water in New Zealand, and with so many options to choose from, finding the perfect beach resort or hotel can be overwhelming. So, we have identified the top hotels by the beach in New Zealand based on guest ratings and key criteria. From smaller beachfront hotels to luxurious resorts, these hotels offer the best accommodations for travelers looking for a top beach hotel experience. So, if you're deciding where to stay at the beach in New Zealand, we've found the perfect hotel stays on the beach for your trip. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly environment or a romantic getaway, this area has something for everyone, and the best beach hotels in New Zealand offer the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. So, let's get started!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

Paihia, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $93 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels Near the Water
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool

Located at 116 Marsden Road, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel has great rooms from $93 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love a bar, outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes at this beach hotel. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time. The price of this hotel is less than average for beach hotels, which makes it a great value.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka

Tutukaka, New Zealand
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $105 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Location in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for beach hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka which has nice rooms starting at $105. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.30 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 11 Marina Drive. This terrific hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too. It's also less than the average price for beach hotels, so it's a great value.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Arrow Motel Apartments

Nelson, New Zealand
Motel with prices starting at $64 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Beach Trip Hotel in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

We found Arrow Motel Apartments to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $64. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 24 Golf Road. You'll also find rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf which beach-goers will love. And this relaxing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Waipu Cove Resort

Waipu, New Zealand
3-star Resort with prices starting at $104 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Getaway Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for beach hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $104, Waipu Cove Resort, at 891 Cove Road provides an outdoor pool, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking. Its terrific guest rating is 8.40 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Visitors will really like this comfortable hotel which also offers rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, golf, a hot tub, and free parking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Colonial House Motel

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Motel with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places at the Beach in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

Colonial House Motel has a great guest rating of 9.11 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking. The great rooms here start at $107 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 178 Kerikeri Road. Furthermore, it also offers rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, golf, and a hot tub, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this convenient hotel is a terrific choice. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Beachfront Resort

Whitianga, New Zealand
4-star Resort with prices starting at $120 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Beach Vacation to New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Pool

The great guest rating of Beachfront Resort is 9.10 out of 10. This place has a pool, room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, and hiking. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $120, and it's located at 113 Buffalo Beach Road. We also love the rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf which are great for travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Chalet Romantica

Paihia, New Zealand
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $340 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel at the Beach in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Chalet Romantica because it has great rooms that start at $340. It has room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and rooms with kitchens, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.80 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 6 Bedggod Close. Only a short distance from the city center, beach-goers will especially love rooms with kitchenettes, child care, golf, city views, and a hot tub at this fun hotel. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint!

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Adults only


Treghan Luxury Lodge

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $408 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Oceanfront Hotel in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Treghan Luxury Lodge offers room service, a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, and breakfast which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $408 (before taxes). It's located at 5 Urutawa Drive and has earned a guest rating of 9.70/10. This beach hotel is also nice because it offers hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and golf which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $88 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels Near the Water
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool

Located at Tau Henare Drive, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands has great rooms from $88 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and outdoor tennis. It has a terrific 7.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find hiking, laundry services, golf, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center which visitors will love. And this terrific hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Picnic area


Magic Cottages at Takou River

Kerikeri, New Zealand
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $260 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Location in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Magic Cottages at Takou River which has nice rooms starting at $260. Offering scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes, it also has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 660 Takou Bay Road. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers child care, a hot tub, a spa and wellness center, a game room, and bowling. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


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How much do beach hotels and resorts cost in New Zealand?

New Zealand Average Beach Hotel Price
$106

After analyzing 290 beach hotels in New Zealand, we found the average beach hotel price to be a remarkably economical $106. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic beach accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in New Zealand.

The average prices of our suggested beach hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $209
  • 4-star hotels: $120
  • 3-star hotels: $95
  • 2-star hotels: $41


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