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City Cottages
4 out of 5
5-7 Tonks Grove, Wellington
The price is CA $139 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
Great comfortable place in a great location

"Great accommodation! Huge apartment with a kitchen, living room, bedroom (that can be closed off). This far exceeded my expectations. Would definitely stay here again. Great location as well, easily walkable to everything yet still quiet."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020

City Cottages
Bolton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Bolton & Mowbray Streets, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $138 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Great location and good sized rooms. Very helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2020

Bolton Hotel
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
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The price is CA $150 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"The most beautiful hotel in Wellington and service is second to none"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2020

QT Wellington
Quest on Thorndon
4 out of 5
61-63 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $121 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (413 reviews)
Great Stay

"We were very impressed with our accommodations. The room was very clean and had every amenity that you would require. We would definitely rebook next time we go to Wellington."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Quest on Thorndon
The Wellesley Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington
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The price is CA $88 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (431 reviews)

"It was quaint, quiet and very handy to Bluebridge and train/bus station."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

The Wellesley Boutique Hotel
ASURE 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge
3.5 out of 5
83 The Esplanade, Lower Hutt
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The price is CA $122 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Comfy Motel

"Nice place to stay clean and tidy. East walking distance to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

ASURE 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $115 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,225 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Rydges Wellington
The Dwellington - Hostel
3 out of 5
8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
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The price is CA $69 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (190 reviews)

"A nice gem in central Wellington with great ammenities & reasonable rates. Very friendly & helpful staff. Thanks so much guys, I will definitely be staying with you again on future trips."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 12, 2020

The Dwellington - Hostel
Quest Wellington
4 out of 5
Quest Wellington 33 Hunter St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $81 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (806 reviews)

"Receptionist chececkibd us in was excellent . The room was very tired"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020

Quest Wellington
The Cambridge Hotel
2 out of 5
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
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The price is CA $57 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (707 reviews)

"The lift was disappointing. Great experience overall."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2020

The Cambridge Hotel
Quest on Lambton
3.5 out of 5
120 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $87 per night
3.9/5Good! (579 reviews)

"Central location close to Parliament with well appointed rooms."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Quest on Lambton
Quest on the Terrace
3.5 out of 5
120 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $100 per night
3.8/5Good! (704 reviews)

"Location was good. Parking was a problem but the staff was very nice to provide a free parking on the property. All the rest was good. First time in Wellington"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

Quest on the Terrace
C Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223 Cuba Street, Wellington, Wellington
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3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)

"The strength of this hotel is its location. If you want to be near the centre of town in Wellington it is excellently placed. The hotel itself is basic but clean and comfortable. Service was good but not great."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 6, 2020

C Hotel
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
2 out of 5
1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $41 per night
3.8/5Good! (683 reviews)
Good!

"Our stay was really good.. comfy bed w/ ensuite.. a restaurant in the groundfloor and there is a kitchen in the 1st floor for guests to cook/heat food, make a toast, a fridge to store, plates, cutleries, etc. I was just wondering if every ensuite can have a hair dryer.. I tried borrowing from reception ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Stay at St Pauls
3.5 out of 5
37 Pipitea Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night
3.8/5Good! (301 reviews)

"Great downtown location. Only downside was the current construction being undertaken"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2020

Stay at St Pauls
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
3.5 out of 5
24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $73 per night
3.8/5Good! (987 reviews)

"Close to the Cake Tin.Easy access from motorway for out of towmers."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2020

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Richmond Guest House Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
116 Brougham St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $74 per night
3.7/5Good! (993 reviews)
comfy, walkable to town, needs TLC.

"comfortable. inside staircase would be more practical but its alright. the place needs some TLC. some rooms more than others, maybe some already have been refurbished. close to town, nice little walk. i asked about AC and the guy looked at me kind of pissed off, apparently i was the second person ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

Richmond Guest House Bed & Breakfast
Wesley Gardens Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
5 Wesley Road, Kelburn, Wellington
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About Wellington Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just highlighting a spot on the map, it can also be about taking in the history and culture of a region. An ideal way to experience the region's culture is to learn about its past. Exploring the area's landmarks or museums is a fine beginning, but a stay in a Wellington historic hotel can whisk you back to the past. Get ready to pack your suitcases (you won't need a time machine) as your Wellington historic hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

When you pass through your Wellington hotel's doors, you'll be transported to the past. With their vintage charm and engrossing back stories, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. While these lodgings may be historic, they have many of the up-to-date amenities that help you relax or keep in touch on your trip. You will find your room outfitted with a comfortable bed, and about everything you'll need for a marvellous visit.

Once you have spent time appreciating your hotel, you can check out the art museums and famous landmarks to absorb more of the area's culture. Of course, all this perusing through the past can work up an appetite. Feel free to check out Expedia's 11232 guest reviews for recommendations from fellow travellers to help make your Wellington visit that much better. You can also ask your hotels' concierge to point to where the local spots to grab a cocktail or a delicious meal in Wellington are.

Your Wellington Hotel Is Waiting

Wellington has 167 vintage hotels that have the feel and look of another era. Some of these famous lodgings are where prominent politicians stayed. You are certain to find a room with all the amenities and the qualities you desire. If you choose to stay in one of these vintage hotels, book soon, or you could miss your chance on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Wellington?
You’ll probably want to seek out the sights of historical relevance while on vacation in Wellington. Be sure to check out the array of shops and fascinating museums while you’re here. You can also take some time enjoying the picturesque gardens.
What's the best hotel in Wellington to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, ASURE 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge is a top 3.5-star property for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and free parking. Courtenay Place is a short 19-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Dwellington - Hostel and Richmond Guest House Bed & Breakfast.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in Wellington?
In Wellington, you’ll find 167 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 81 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Wellington?
Wellington is notable for landmarks like Courtenay Place, Civic Square, and Old St Paul’s. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Michael Fowler Centre, and Museum of Wellington City and Sea. Other popular sights include Interislander Ferry Terminal and TSB Bank Arena.
What is a historic hotel like in Wellington?
Historic hotels give guests a chance to stay in a place that’s been recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as stately homes, palaces or even lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Wellington typically retain authentic characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture in their public spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the building and architecture itself. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Wellington have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the usual amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in Wellington, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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