20 Best Places for Staycation in Christchurch

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Staycation in Christchurch gives you a lot of experience of anything, like explore the local attractions or enjoy every single amenities that you'll get.

Just we said before, you can discover many interesting attractions while doing a staycation in Christchurch like visit Christchurch Art Gallery, spend your time in Christchurch Botanic Gardens, or go to Canterbury Museum.

You also can enjoy several upscale amenities like free Wi-Fi, a private balcony, or fully equipped kitchens.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch and Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square are two of these 20 places which good for a staycation in Christchurch.

We recommended these 20 places to get the best staycation in Christchurch, don't think twice to choose one of them!



Sudima Christchurch City is a 5-star boutique hotel which ideally located only a stone throw from beautiful Hagley Park, a kilometers away from both the Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Botanic Gardens, 10 kilometers drive from Christchurch International Airport, and close to Victoria Street amidst an array of cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Sudima Christchurch City offers all the guests some comfy rooms like luxe king, luxe twin, luxe apartment, and executive apartment with several upscale features following such as valet parking service, 24-hour reception, room service, high-speed internet access, laundry facilities, luggage storage, wheelchair access, spa service and treatments, bicycles to get around, smoke-free hotel, and babysitting services on request.

Sudima Christchurch City

A contemporary property with a corrugated glass exterior in a bustling corner between the bar and restaurant.

It comes with trendy cafes and bars, a gym, a spa as well as well-designed guestrooms.

Elegant rooms come with a good size bed, Wi-Fi, kitchenette, TV, Bluetooth speaker, and private bathroom.

It even offers a hearty breakfast served in the perfect setting.

Address : 47 Salisbury Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


Rydges Latimer Christchurch is a 4.5-star hotel, overlooking the scenic Latimer Square, a 3-minute walk from the Cardboard Cathedral, a 10-minute walk from Christchurch bus station, and a 15-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch offers 13 different room types available with some fantastic room facilities including, refrigerator bar size, opening windows, mini bar on demand, tea/coffee making, iron/ironing board, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, HDMI connectivity, unlimited free Wi-Fi internet, 42" LED television, alarm clock radio, balcony, desk, shower, and hairdryer.

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

A polished property offers a variety of room types with city and park views.

It has a penthouse suite, a casual steakhouse, a bar, a gym, a sauna and a large parking area.

It provides modern rooms equipped with beds, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The entire staff is very accommodating in serving all guest needs.

Address : 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


The George is an 8-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery and a 9-minute walk from Hagley Park. To enhance your staycation, The George has seven types of rooms available such as the residence, executive room, executive accessible room, premium executive king, premium executive twin, junior suite, and park suite.

Besides the rooms, there are some amenities that can make all the guests more comfortable while staying here including, free car parking, king bed, telephone, wireless internet, broadband internet access, air-conditioned, heated mirrors, underfloor heating, in-room safes, television, full-sized executive desk, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, shower over bath, and more.

The George Hotel

A luxury hotel offering stylish rooms across the Avon River on the edge of the city center.

It provides a contemporary sumptuous restaurant, bistro, various room types, a pool, and breakfast is available.

It has spacious and well-designed rooms offering Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The reception staff are very friendly and always happy to help with a smile on their face.

Address : 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


Pavilions Hotel puts you in a prime location in the Central Business District, a 12-minute walk from Christchurch Casino and 2 km from the Cardboard Cathedral.

You can discover many interesting places while staying at Pavilions Hotel like visit Christchurch Casino, spend your time in Christchurch Botanic Gardens, or go to Canterbury Museum to exploring New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage.

This hotel has super comfy rooms with upscale features such as on-site parking, 24-hour room service, dining area, kitchenette, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, smart TV, ensuite with shower, Sky Channels, ironing facilities, work station, free Wi-Fi, and reverse cycle air-conditioning.

Pavilions Hotel

A modern hotel offering various types of warmly furnished rooms located on the edge of the Central Business District.

It has a casual restaurant / bar, gym, swimming pool, sauna, and even has long stay cottages.

Warmly furnished rooms, studios with kitchenettes, and relaxing suites.

Address : 42 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand


Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square has situated just a 13-minute walk from the Canterbury Museum, an 8-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery and only 20 minutes drive to reach the airport from the hotel's door.

For the hotel amenities, all the guests can enjoy internet access/Wi-Fi, online check-in, parking available, babysitting on request, 100% non-smoking hotel, air-conditioned, multilingual staffs, 24-hour reception desk, early check-in/late check-out, dry cleaning, concierge service, porter, currency exchange, room service, breakfast, fitness center, and on-site business center.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

A well-designed property that comes with airy rooms located in a commercial area.

It has a luxurious bar, international restaurant, gym area, meeting space, and a comfortable game room.

All rooms are spacious with well-appointed furnishings and a minibar.

The hotel also provides quality breakfast with excellent service.

Address : 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Some hotels offers all the guests with incredible amenities, and so Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort does.

There are meeting rooms, business services, outdoor tennis court, babysitting on request, breakfast, restaurant and bar, dry cleaning/ironing, reception open 24 hours a day, air-conditioned, babysitting on request, 100% non-smoking hotel, parking available, and internet access.

Besides the amenities, Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort puts you in a prime location which 3 km from Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 13 km from Hagley Park in Christchurch city center, and Christchurch city is just a short drive away, and from its ideal position, you can take in views of the striking Lake Kaikainui.

Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort

A truly upscale property located on the shores of Lake Kaikainui.

It comes with lots of cozy spaces such as cocktail bars, lakeside restaurants, laid-back rooms, as well as golf courses.

Modern rooms and airy suites come with high quality beds and views overlooking the lake.

All of the staff are very friendly, kind, helpful and supportive and very generous.

Address : Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand


Heritage Christchurch is located only a kilometers away from the ethnographic collections of Canterbury Museum at Hagley Park, and 10 km from New Brighton beaches.

Heritage Christchurch has three room types available including a one-bedroom suite, two-bedroom suite, and three-bedroom suite with some incredible amenities such as heated indoor lap pool, gymnasium, spa pool, sauna, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, valet parking (daily fees apply), 100% non-smoking throughout the property, kitchen facilities, iron, hairdryer, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and mini-fridge.

Heritage Christchurch

An upscale all-suite hotel in Cathedral Square.

Features luxurious suites, spa area, gym, swimming pool and hot tub.

Address : 28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


If you are looking for a place near to top attractions in Christchurch, BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch should be on your bucket list.

BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch is only a kilometer to reach Christchurch Information Center, less than 2 kilos from Hagley Park, 3.9 kilometers from AMI Stadium, 4 kilometers from both Addington Raceway and Horncastle Arena, 8.5 kilometers from New Brighton Beach, and less than 11 kilometers to reach Christchurch Airport from the hotel's door.

BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch has nine room types available with several upscale facilities such as 24-hour reception, on-site parking, free fiber optic Wi-Fi, express check-out, business center, on-site restaurant and bar, internet lounge, breakfast room, childcare (fee applies), car hire (fee applies), dry cleaning (fee applies), gymnasium, in-room massage, guest laundry, and luggage storage.

BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch

A trendy hotel in the Central Business District offering plenty of cozy spaces and hip rooms for your staying experience.

Providing a trendy restaurant, gym, bar, meeting and event rooms.

The hip and cozy room offers Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Address : 165 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Tower Junction Motor Lodge has situated only a 10-minute walk from Christchurch railway station, 5 kilometers from Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and has easy access to Horncastle Arena, Westfield Shopping Mall, Tower Junction Mega Centre, Hagley Park, and numerous restaurants, most of which are within easy walking distance.

To enhance your staycation here, Tower Junction Motor Lodge offers some incredible facilities including, a microwave, fridge, double-glazing, blackout curtains, bench oven available, complimentary tea and coffee, SKT TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, free parking, BBQ with picnic area, baby cot available, guest laundry, cycle hire, and continental breakfast available.

Tower Junction Motor Lodge

Simple apartment hotel on the main thoroughfare comes with relaxing studios.

It has a BBQ area, as well as bicycle rental, laundry, and a manicured garden.

It also offers a nice breakfast.

Address : 112 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand


Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is right next to the Christchurch Tramway, a 3-minute walk from Christchurch Cathedral, within an easy walk from Hagley Park and Canterbury Museum, 2 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and 10 km to go to Christchurch International Airport.

They offer some posh accommodations such as guest rooms queen & single, guest room queen or king, deluxe room king, spa suite king, one-bedroom suite queen, and two-bedroom suite king and twin. There are also a few fantastic amenities available at this hotel including, luggage storage facilities, dry cleaning, wake-up calls, babysitting service, 24-hour business center, 24-hour reception, 100% non-smoking hotel, mail services, doctor on call, currency exchange, conference facilities, complimentary unlimited hi-speed WiFi at 1mbps, valet parking $25 per car, in-room dining, gym sauna, fitness room on 5th floor, and accessible rooms.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

A truly modern property a 3-minute walk from Christchurch Cathedral.

It has a casual restaurant, lobby bar, gym, sauna, as well as a business center and conference rooms.

It also offers well-designed rooms as well as breakfast and valet parking.

Address : 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Colombo In The City is a comfy hotel for a staycation which 2 kilometers away from Hagley Park, Christchurch Museum, and the Cardboard Cathedral.

There are four room types available if you want to book while staying here including, deluxe studio units, spa bath studios, one-bedroom apartments, and a two-bedroom apartment with the following facilities such as high-speed wireless internet available, LCD TVs, double glazing, security safes, full kitchens in majority of rooms, microwaves on some rooms, dining table, hairdryer, coffee/tea facilities, full guest laundry, continental breakfast service, free off-street parking, board game selection, children's books, dry cleaning, complimentary newspaper, and disabled access.

Colombo In The City

This motel and apartment complex provides a selection of options to suit all travellers.

Each unit is beautifully decorated and has an extensive range of modern facilities available, including free WiFi and car parking.

Address : 863 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


Opposite the Christchurch Arts Centre, The Classic Villa only steps away from The Christchurch Art Gallery and Avon river, a 2-minute walk from Canterbury Museum, 8 minutes walk from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and 5 kilometers away from Christchurch train station.

You'll offer six room types available such single rooms, corporate rooms, deluxe rooms, super deluxe queen, super deluxe queen twin, and super deluxe king suite with several incredible amenities following like 65 inches and 32 inch LCD flat-screen TVs, direct dial phone, sheepskin underlay, electric blanket, wool-down duvet, temperature-controlled underfloor heating, free high-speed broadband internet connection, wireless Wi-Fi connection, clock radio, iron, writing desk, hairdryer, heated mirror, and complimentary toiletries.

The Classic Villa

A traditionally decorated hotel in an Italianate house dating from 1899.

Decorated with classic wood furnishings, the understated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

Address : 17 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


If you are looking for a simple place for a staycation with a comfy atmosphere surrounding, Designer Cottage B&B is the one that you have to visit in Christchurch.

They offer you posh accommodations like ensuite room, double room share bathroom, single room share bathroom, and two-bedrooms cottage with some facilities following including, private bathroom, breakfast included, queen size bed, security safe, free Wi-Fi, work desk, quality bedding and linen, tea/coffee making facilities, heater and electric blanket, ground floor with garden view, beautiful garden, free pickup on arrival, late check-in, free city map, and daily room make-up.

Designer Cottage B&B

One of the earliest traditional hosted Christchurch B&B offering more than just accommodation.

The delightful tastefully decorated ensuite bedroom gives you the comfort of a private bathroom with facilities.

Address : 53 Hastings Street West, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand


City Central Motel Apartments offers all the guests with their comfy rooms like queen studio, superior studio, family apartment, twin studio, and two-bedroom apartment.

There are also some upscale amenities that available for the guests such as group booking welcome, cot/high chairs available, double glazing, central heating, rental cars, scanner facilities, free parking, babysitting by arrangement, free high-speed Wi-Fi, access facilities (3 units), assistance with tour planning and booking, phones, and 50+ channels of Sky TV.

City Central Motel Apartments

Offering 26 Stylish Apartments with options to suit your requirements.

All apartments have a kitchenette and to ensure your comfort units are double glazed and centrally heated.

Address : 252 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


ibis Christchurch is opposite the new BNZ shopping precinct within walking distance to The Terrace and Riverside hospitality precinct, 3 minutes' walk from Cathedral Square, 2 km from Hagley Park, and a 20-minute drive to reach Christchurch Airport.

For the services and practical information, there are online check-in, Wi-Fi/internet access, accessibility for people with reduced mobility, babysitting on request, 100% non-smoking hotel, air-conditioned, multilingual staff, 24-hour reception, early check-in, late check-out, laundry, currency exchange, breakfast, room service, restaurant, bar, fitness center, meeting room, and copy/print service available.

ibis Christchurch

This straightforward hotel in the city centre is 3 minutes' walk from Cathedral Square.

Amenities include a casual restaurant and a bar.

Address : 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Fino Hotel and Suites is across the street from the Christchurch Town Hall, a 2-minute walk from Christchurch Casino, and 8 minutes on foot from the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

Then, you will have some choice of room types including, penthouse suite, superior suite, Fino suite, corporate suite, and pet-friendly suite with some incredible amenities such as ultra-fast broadband, free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, large living room, large dining table, washing machine and dryer, a generous outdoor balcony/patio area with seating, 48’’ super high definition smart and interactive computer TVs, minibar, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, linen, tea and coffee making facilities.

Fino Hotel and Suites

This unfussy, all-suite hotel in the Central Business District is a 2-minute walk from Christchurch Casino.

Bright, modern 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature free Wi-Fi and smart TVs, plus living/dining areas, kitchens and washer/dryers.

Address : 87 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


Quest on Manchester is one of many simple places for a staycation in Christchurch. This hotel offers you three room types available, studio, one-bedroom apartment, and two-bedroom executive apartment with some amenities following such as a comfortable king or queen bed, apartment-controlled heating/air conditioning, hairdryer, LCD TV, high-speed internet access, a washer, dryer, wardrobe, iron/ironing board, desk, linen and towels provided, telephone, USB alarm clock, and kitchenette with bar fridge, toaster, kettle, and microwave.

Quest on Manchester

Offering guests a brand new relaxed and comfortable Christchurch accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.

Address : 54 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Southern Comfort Motels is located on Bealey Avenue, a 15-minute walk from the Christchurch Art Gallery, 2 km from the striking, colorful Cardboard Cathedral, and 3 km from State Highway 76.

There are five different units available for all the guests that want to staycation here such as studio units, superior studio spa unit, one-bedroom apartment, two-bedroom apartment, and four-bedroom apartments with some superb property facilities including, in-room Wi-Fi/internet access, well-equipped kitchen in every unit, full oven, Sky television, iron/ironing board, electric heating, good restaurants nearby, morning and afternoon sun, private balconies, spa/jacuzzi, large on-site guest laundry, continental breakfast available, equipment for babies, and many more.

Southern Comfort Motels

This low-key lodging offers guests comfortable, affordable accommodation within walking distance of the city centre.

There’s a selection of good restaurants, watering holes, shops and even a casino in close proximity to the motel.

Address : 53 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand


Addington Stadium Motel is situated close to the railway station (free transfers), 7 minutes drive to the city center, 2 km from both Addington Raceway and Christchurch train station, 4 km from Hagley Park urban open space, and within easy access to Christchurch City's popular attractions.

There are five selections of rooms available which include, studio units, spa studio, one-bedroom units, one-bedrooms spa, and two-bedroom units. Then, all the guests can enjoy the incredible amenities available like a BBQ area, outdoor furniture, balconies with outdoor seating, daily housekeeping, guest laundry, continental breakfast available, breakfast in the room, complimentary newspaper, unlimited Wi-Fi, plenty of free private parking, and more to go.

Addington Stadium Motel

This understated apartment hotel is 2 km from both Addington Raceway and Christchurch train station.

Informal studios have kitchens, living areas and sofabeds, as well as flat-screens and Wi-Fi.

Address : 67 Lincoln Rd cnr Lincoln and Wrights Roads Hillmorton, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand


The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge is located only 8 minutes walk from Riccarton Racecourse, and 10 kilometers from Canterbury Museum in Christchurch. To enhance your staycation here, The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge offers numbers of upscale amenities that available at this property including, breakfast, front desk, free Wi-Fi, smoke-free property, free self-parking, restaurant, luggage storage, laundry facilities, microwave, refrigerator, daily housekeeping, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, free toiletries, bathtub or shower, iron/ironing board, flat-panel TV, and free cribs.

The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge

This hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and with a semi-rural outlook, makes a perfect venue for any occasion.

Offering 46 studio units, along with a 3 bedroom unit creating a superbly located complex catering for all requirements.

Address : 118 Racecourse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand