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Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,030 reviews
8.8

Alpine Glacier Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

Glenfern Villas
8.7 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 230 reviews
8.7

Glenfern Villas provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also offers a playground, a kids club and a 24-hour reception.

58 On Cron Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 479 reviews
8.8

58 On Cron Motel offers 4.5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also features a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk.

Holly Homestead B&B
9.5 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 44 reviews
9.5

Opened in 1926, Holly Homestead B&B is located in Franz Josef and offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and luggage storage. Guests can also admire views of Franz Josef Glacier from the bed & breakfast.

Alpine Rose Greymouth Motel
9.3 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Greymouth Show on map

ExcellentBased on 658 reviews
9.3

Located in Greymouth, Alpine Rose Motel is an easy drive from Wingham Park and Shantytown. It also offers a playground, highchairs and an express check-in and check-out feature.

The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 589 reviews
8.8

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 596 reviews
8.8

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

Punga Grove
9.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 476 reviews
9.0

Punga Grove is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also offers a swimming pool, room service and porters.

Central Franz Josef Cabins and Flats

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Central Franz Josef Cabins and Flats is situated in Franz Josef and offers complimentary wireless internet. It provides luggage storage and laundry facilities, and is an easy stroll from Glacier Hot Pools.

Kahere Retreat
8.6 Excellent

3.0 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 271 reviews
8.6

This comfortable motel in Franz Josef provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a garden and a swimming pool. It is the perfect base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with Te Wahipounamu just steps away.

Tips for booking a Franz Josef Glacier hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Franz Josef Glacier:$122/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$23/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$52 - $225
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$44 - $165
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Franz Josef Glacier hotels

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The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

2
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

3
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
9.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Aspen Court Franz Josef is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary motel features include a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

4
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
8.4 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Located in Westland National Park, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an easy drive from Fox Glacier and provides free private parking on site. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

5
Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

Cheapest hotels in Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

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Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

$15
Avg. per night
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

$19
Avg. per night
Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Alpine Glacier Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

$61
Avg. per night
Franz Josef Holiday Rentals

0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Franz Josef Holiday Rentals is situated in Franz Josef and features free Wi-Fi. It provides luggage storage and a tour desk, and is a brief walk from Glacier Hot Pools.

$74
Avg. per night
The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

$78
Avg. per night
Central Franz Josef Cabins and Flats

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Central Franz Josef Cabins and Flats is situated in Franz Josef and offers complimentary wireless internet. It provides luggage storage and laundry facilities, and is an easy stroll from Glacier Hot Pools.

$79
Avg. per night
58 On Cron Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

58 On Cron Motel offers 4.5-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also features a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk.

$82
Avg. per night
Punga Grove
9.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Punga Grove is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also offers a swimming pool, room service and porters.

$83
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Franz Josef Glacier

3 stars

$61 - $146

#1 Most popular

58 On Cron Motel
8.8 Excellent
$82
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Punga Grove
9.0 Excellent
$83
Avg. per night

Best value

$61
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$78 - $183

#1 Most popular

$110
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$117
Avg. per night

Best value

The Terrace
8.8 Excellent
$78
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Franz Josef Glacier

About Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef is positioned within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and is world-famous for being the gateway to the iconic Franz Josef Glacier. The Waiho River courses past Franz Josef, where you’ll find breweries, restaurants, hot spas and unique outdoor adventures.

Things to do

You can’t visit Franz Josef without experiencing the 12-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier called Franz Josef Glacier. You can embark on guided and self-guided walks up and onto the glacier or ride in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view. If you’re lucky, you might even get to walk through ice tunnel passageways.

For a slightly different view of New Zealand’s scenery, drive about 10 minutes to Lake Mapourika, which formed during the last Ice Age. It features an unusually dark water colour produced by fresh rainwater, which runs into the lake through the surrounding forests. You can also embark on a Tatare Tunnels Walk from the town centre, which takes you through dense forest and early-20th-century bedrock mining tunnels.

Get up close with unique New Zealand wildlife at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, home to kiwi birds and tuatara lizards. You can take a self-guided walk through the natural bush enclosures or organise a backstage pass to see the hatching and incubation programs.

Don’t forget to spend some time hanging out around Franz Joseph’s lively town centre. It’s filled with alluring restaurants, such as the rustic Alice May and The Landing, renowned for its cocktails. If you need a cold one, head to SnakeBite Brewery to try locally-crafted beer. Purchase unique souvenirs from Te Koha Gallery and grab a coffee and snack at Blue Ice Cafe.

Getting around

Franz Josef is accessible by car, or you can take a bus from Christchurch, Wanaka and Greymouth. You can walk around the centre of town, but will need a car or a tour to explore further afield.

Franz Josef Glacier travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, rated with a score of 8.4 from 508 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Franz Josef Glacier. Other top stays include Alpine Glacier Motel, with an average rating of 8.8 from 1,028 reviewers, and Rainforest Retreat, with a score of 8.8 from 2,069 reviewers.

  • How much is a hotel in Franz Josef Glacier tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Franz Josef Glacier tonight has been as low as $48 and the average price has been $139. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $48 for this evening.