The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in New Zealand

Where to Stay for a Family Vacation with Kids in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Are you looking for the most family-friendly hotel in New Zealand? We've analyzed all of the best kid-friendly hotels in New Zealand to find the absolute best based on guest ratings, cost, family-friendly amenities, nearby activities, location and more. Below, you'll find our picks for the top family places to stay. These hotels are even great for larger families, a family of 5, or a family of 4, too. When traveling with children, you'll probably be looking for kid-friendly amenities such as swimming pools, kitchens, extra space, games, and other family-oriented activities. Many of these family hotels and resorts in New Zealand offer these great features. If you're wondering where to stay with kids, all of these hotels are recommended for families with children. So, let's get started planning your next family-friendly getaway to New Zealand with one of these terrific hotels.

(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
A Great Hotel for Children
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

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, families will especially love a bar, outdoor tennis, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes at this family-friendly 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 family-friendly hotels, which makes it a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Microwave
  • Beach


The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection

Taupo, New Zealand
4-star Resort with prices starting at $143 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific for a Family Vacation to New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection which has nice rooms starting at $143. Offering an outdoor pool, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 219 Lake Terrace. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers laundry services, golf, a hot tub, bowling, and free parking which families with kids 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.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area


Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre

Rotorua, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $87 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Kid-Friendly Hotel in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

We found Best Western Braeside Rotorua & Conference Centre to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $87. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and rooms with kitchens, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 4 Barnard Road. You'll also find rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and a hot tub which visitors with kids will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. That hot tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Table tennis
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area


Millbrook Resort

Arrowtown, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $271 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Top Family-Friendly Hotel
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $271, Millbrook Resort, at Malaghans Road provides skiing, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.30 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this fun hotel which also offers child care, laundry services, golf, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We love an indoor pool because you can enjoy it any time of the year.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis
  • Picnic area


Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport

Auckland, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $111 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific Place to Stay with Kids in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $111 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 63 Westney Road. Furthermore, it also offers a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes, which is nice for families. Just a short drive from the city center, this relaxing hotel is a terrific choice. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area


VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Rotorua, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $81 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Recommended for Families
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

The great guest rating of VR Rotorua Lake Resort is 8.00 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $81, and it's located at 366 State Highway 33. We also love the outdoor tennis, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and a hot tub which are great for families with kids. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus. The price of this hotel is less than average for family-friendly hotels, which makes it a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool


Chateau Marlborough

Blenheim, New Zealand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $85 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Family Fun
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

A cool place is Chateau Marlborough because it has great rooms that start at $85. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Corner High & Henry Street. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors with kids will especially love hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services at this family-friendly hotel. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's also less than the average price for family-friendly hotels, so it's a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area


Heritage Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $159 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for a Family Getaway to New Zealand
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Heritage Queenstown offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $159 (before taxes). It's located at 91 Fernhill Road and has earned a guest rating of 8.60/10. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis
  • Microwave


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 for a Family Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

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 families will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Taupo Debretts Spa Resort

Taupo, New Zealand
5-star Resort with prices starting at $50 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Trip with Kids to New Zealand
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms

A great place to stay is Taupo Debretts Spa Resort which has nice rooms starting at $50. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and hiking, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5. Families with kids will really like this fun hotel which also offers mountain views, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and pet-friendly rooms. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The water slides are especially fun! We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area


For more terrific hotel ideas in New Zealand, make sure you also see Best Beach Hotels in New Zealand, Best Cheap Hotels in New Zealand, Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in New Zealand, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in New Zealand, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in New Zealand, Best Hotels for One Week in New Zealand, Best Hotels for One Night in New Zealand, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in New Zealand, Best Adults Only Hotels in New Zealand, Best Party Hotels in New Zealand, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in New Zealand, Best Hotels for Skiing in New Zealand, or Best Business Hotels in New Zealand.


How much do family-friendly hotels cost in New Zealand?

New Zealand Average Family-Friendly Hotel Price
$112

After analyzing 323 family-friendly hotels in New Zealand, we found the average family-friendly hotel price to be a remarkably economical $112. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic family-friendly 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 family-friendly hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $147
  • 4-star hotels: $109
  • 3-star hotels: $99


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