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Novotel Wellington
4.5 out of 5
0.6 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $90 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Customer service - attentive, friendly, professional and available."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Novotel Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
0.6 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $100 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,196 reviews)

"Good location Staff were excellent .............................................."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Sofitel Wellington
5 out of 5
0.9 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $137 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)

"Some nice touches to welcome me to my room including the aircon being set when I got to my room, and also a tray with a couple of cups ready for a tea before bed, with water in the kettle ready to boil. Staff were attentive in all areas without bugging me for a tip."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Sofitel Wellington
Park Hotel Lambton Quay
4 out of 5
0.7 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $78 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (691 reviews)

"Nice and clean, spacious . Bed not very comfy. Staff great"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Park Hotel Lambton Quay
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
0.9 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $79 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Closeness to town and comfort. Very friendly and attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

ibis Wellington
Boulcott Suites
5 out of 5
0.8 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $124 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,558 reviews)

"A lot of stairs but a great place to stay for our group!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2020

Boulcott Suites
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
4.5 out of 5
0.8 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $118 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (470 reviews)

"We enjoyed our overnight stay here. Building has been beautifully restored. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
InterContinental Wellington
5 out of 5
0.8 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $143 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"A professional yet warm and welcoming place to stay. Perfect location in the CBD"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2020

InterContinental Wellington
Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
1 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $62 per night
3.8/5Good! (992 reviews)

"We spent two weeks while our family, who had just returned from the UK, were self-isolating at the family home. Given the difficulties of a nation-wide lockdown, the staff could not have done more to make our stay as easy as possible. They were always pleasant and obliging."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2020

Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
1.1 km from Carter Observatory
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The price is CA $100 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,231 reviews)

"Promptness of service, including getting the car quickly."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Rydges Wellington
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Carter Observatory is located in a welcoming area of Wellington known for its top museums and major shopping area. Wellington is home to 123 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near Carter Observatory

There are 75 hotels and accommodations within a mile of Carter Observatory, including these options:

  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor: This 4.5-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location.
  • Rydges Wellington: This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its bar and beach locale.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington: This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Things to See and Do Near Carter Observatory

Now that you've visited Carter Observatory, you can explore the sights and attractions within a few miles of the area.

You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Cable Car Museum, or Museum of Wellington City and Sea. Courtenay Place, Ascot Street, and Civic Square are well-known local landmarks worth a visit. You can catch a show at Michael Fowler Centre, St James Theatre, and Embassy Theatre.

Interislander Ferry Terminal and Victoria University of Wellington are some sights worth a visit in the area. Wellington Waterfront is also located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Carter Observatory, and Cuba Street Mall is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Carter Observatory?
Carter Observatory is located in a welcoming area of Wellington known for its top museums and major shopping area. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 86 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best place to stay near Carter Observatory?
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Carter Observatory. Other good options close by include Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments and InterContinental Wellington.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Carter Observatory, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best deals available near Carter Observatory.
What can I see and do near Carter Observatory?
You’ll want to browse the collections at Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Museum of Wellington City and Sea, and City Gallery Wellington. Courtenay Place, Civic Square, and Old St Paul’s are landmarks that you won’t want to miss. You can watch performances at Michael Fowler Centre, Embassy Theatre, and St James Theatre if you’re interested in local theater.

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