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Urban Apartments

0.9 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Located in Nelson, Urban Apartments Nelson is within easy reach of Botanical Gardens and Saxton Oval. It also offers a swimming pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Brightwater Motor Inn
7.2 Good

11.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

GoodBased on 252 reviews
7.2

Brightwater Motor Inn Nelson provides 3-star accommodation, plus luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.9

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Gladstone Motel Nelson
8.9 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Richmond Show on map

ExcellentBased on 143 reviews
8.9

Gladstone Motel Richmond is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this modern motel has to offer include a playground, laundry facilities and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
8.5 Excellent

4.1 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 400 reviews
8.5

Featuring outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is a deluxe base in Nelson. It also features a gym, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Palms Motel
9.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 591 reviews
9.0

Palms Motel Nelson provides 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features outdoor tennis courts, a heated pool and a fitness centre.

Abel's Central Backpackers

0.1 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Abel's Central Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It also provides luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 548 reviews
8.8

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and a library.

Marama Vineyard
10.0 Excellent

10.6 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 16 reviews
10.0

Located in Hope, Marama Vineyard is within a 25-minute drive of Nelson Airport and offers a swimming pool. The various amenities this luxury bed & breakfast features include luggage storage, laundry facilities and an airport shuttle.

The Beachcomber Hotel
8.3 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,133 reviews
8.3

Situated in Nelson, The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre is within walking distance of Tahunanui Beach and offers an outdoor heated pool. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include babysitting/child services, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Nelson:$96/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$18/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$72 - $157
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$59 - $125
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Marama Vineyard
10.0 Excellent

10.6 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Located in Hope, Marama Vineyard is within a 25-minute drive of Nelson Airport and offers a swimming pool. The various amenities this luxury bed & breakfast features include luggage storage, laundry facilities and an airport shuttle.

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Palazzo Motor Lodge
9.5 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Located in Nelson, Palazzo Motor Lodge offers stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Christ Church Cathedral. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

3
The Sails Nelson
9.4 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

5
Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

6
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
8.1 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.

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Abel's Central Backpackers

0.1 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Abel's Central Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It also provides luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

$12
Avg. per night
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

$13
Avg. per night
Downtown Backpackers
6.2 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Downtown Backpackers & Accommodation is set in Nelson and is close to local attractions, including Christ Church Cathedral. It also offers a sun deck, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$40
Avg. per night
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent

7.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$49
Avg. per night
Mid City Motor Lodge
6.8 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Mid City Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Nelson. It is steps from the Nelson Provincial Museum and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

$64
Avg. per night
Urban Apartments

0.9 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Located in Nelson, Urban Apartments Nelson is within easy reach of Botanical Gardens and Saxton Oval. It also offers a swimming pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

$67
Avg. per night
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park And Motel
8.1 Excellent

2.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features laundry facilities and luggage storage.

$67
Avg. per night
The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Show on map

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and a library.

$71
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Nelson

2 stars and under

$12 - $40

#1 Most popular

$40
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$12
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$13
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3 stars

$49 - $147

#1 Most popular

Collingwood Manor
9.5 Excellent
$147
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#2 Most popular

$72
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Best value

$49
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4 stars +

$115 - $165

#1 Most popular

The Sails Nelson
9.4 Excellent
$152
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#2 Most popular

$156
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Best value

$115
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Where to stay in Nelson

About Nelson

Renowned for its arts and crafts scene, Nelson is the second-oldest city in New Zealand and boasts a picturesque setting on Tasman Bay. It claims to be within one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions and lies on the doorstep of sweeping vineyards and spectacular national parks.

Things to do

Nelson has long lured creative people, with more than 350 artists and craftspeople living in the city. There are plenty of working studios and art galleries to peruse featuring traditional, contemporary and Maori work, so you can find a unique piece to take home with you.

Stemming from the annual Wearable Art Awards in Nelson, Nelson now has its own World of Wearable Art Museum. Get up close to these unique international fashion designs that look well and truly outside of the box, as well as a collection of classic cars.

Nelson serves as the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, a large wilderness reserve that is home to little blue penguins, seal colonies and bottlenose dolphins. Follow the Abel Tasman Coast Track along its white sandy beaches and coastal ridges or slowly paddle across its clear blue waters on a kayaking adventure.

Want to experience the historic side of Nelson? Then make a stop at Founders Heritage Park, which brings together a collection of historic buildings housing artisan foods, locally made artworks and an award-winning brewery. A short heritage railway offers train rides around the park, with its quaint streets interspersed with village greens and landscaped gardens.

Getting around

Nelson Airport is located around 15 minutes’ drive south-west of the city and has flight connections across New Zealand. Buses connect Nelson with destinations across the South Island, while the city centre is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Nelson travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Nelson?

    438 reviews rated The Sails Nelson with an average score of 9.4/10. It may also be worth looking into the Trailways Hotel Nelson, which received a rating of 8.8/10 from 1,707 reviews. Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments could also be a good option, with a score of 8.5/10 from 400 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Nelson cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Nelson has been around $139 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in Nelson, the average price is around $134/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is $138/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Nelson?

    $37/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Nelson by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Nelson tonight?

    A hotel in Nelson tonight has an average price of $127, but some deals have been found for as low as $42 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Nelson are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Nelson hotel for tonight has been $94.