$98 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 16, 2014 Check-out: Jul 17, 2014

BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

3 stars
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland City, Auckland, 1001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
16 reviews
Good choice for cruise traveler

We were able to walk the 5-6 blocks from the cruise terminal to the hotel. The hotel is centrally... See full review

  • Sharon the cruiser
  • Mar 24, 2014
great for evryone

grat hotel grat location near evrythig near the tower and the bus to very places in new zealand the... See full review

  • david from ny
  • Feb 17, 2014
Large midrange hotel tower in center of Auckland near Queen Street
The BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland sits just steps from Queen Street shopping, Sky City excitement and outdoor activity at Viaduct Harbour. There are 120 nonsmoking rooms in various configurations, including two-bedroom family units with multiple beds. Most rooms include kitchenettes, 32-inch televisions with cable and pay-per-view movies and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). The on-site Watergate Licensed Restaurant serves daily breakfast and room service. BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland guests can use the on-site gym facility.
Highlights
  • Center of Auckland business and entertainment district
  • Watergate Licensed restaurant for breakfast
  • High-speed Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • On-site workout room
  • Premier Suite available for group conferences
Rooms
The BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland offers 120 nonsmoking guest rooms and suites, ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites able to accommodate families or small groups. All rooms feature 32-inch LCD televisions with cable and pay-per-view movies, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), air conditioning, in-room safe (fees apply), en-suite bathroom, kitchenettes with microwaves and coffee/tea-maker with complimentary products. Rooms are simply decorated with white linens and comforters, light wood furniture and work areas. Suites feature separate living areas.
Features
In addition to sitting in the heart of the business and entertainment district of downtown Auckland with access to top attractions, including Sky Tower and Queen Street shopping, the BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland offers guests an affordable midrange hotel option in the mix of everything. The hotel has a 24-hour reception desk and a 24-hour convenience store. Guests can take advantage of the on-site fitness room, babysitting services and dry cleaning/laundry services. Enjoy daily buffet or a la carte breakfast at Watergate Licensed restaurant or all-day in-room dining. The BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland offers on-site parking with pre-booking. An Internet room is available and Wi-Fi runs throughout the property. The Premier Suite can serve as a conference room with its audiovisual and computer equipment.
Transportation
  • Nearest train: Britomart (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Auckland Airport (11 mi/17.7 km)
Attractions
  • Sky Tower (adjacent)
  • Auckland Museum (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Villa Maria Estate Winery (9 mi/14.6 km)
Business
  • Premier Suite used as conference room for small groups
  • Audiovisual equipment and computer usage
  • Wi-Fi throughout hotel

BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland Rooms

One Bedroom Suite
Room offers a king size bed or two twin beds with seperate lounge, non-smoking, air-conditioning, en-suite, hairdryer, kitchenette with microwave oven, TV with local and satellite channels, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.
Two bedroom family Unit
Room offers a king bed and 2 single beds or 2 king beds or 4 single beds with non-smoking, air-conditioning, en-suite, hairdryer, kitchenette with microwave oven, TV with local and satellite channels, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.
Two Bedroom apartment
Room offers a king bed and 2 single beds or 2 king beds or 4 single beds with seperate lounge, non-smoking, air-conditioning, 1 bathroom, hairdryer, full kitchen and laundry facilities, TV with local and satellite channels, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.
Standard studio
Room offers a king size bed or two twin beds with Non-smoking, air-conditioning, en-suite, hairdryer, kitchenette with microwave oven, TV with local and satellite channels, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.
Corporate Studio
Room offers a king size bed or two twin beds with Non-smoking, air-conditioning, en-suite, hairdryer, kitchenette with microwave oven, 32" LCD TV with local and satellite channels, safe deposit box, laptop, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.
Superior Studio Triple
Room offers a king bed and a single bed or 3 single beds with Non-smoking, air-conditioning, en-suite, hairdryer, kitchenette with microwave oven, TV with local and satellite channels, telephone with time and alarm, wired/wireless internet available.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

-36.8486 174.7648
Area served
Auckland.
Nearby airports
Auckland International Airport.
Area description
Absolute city centre of Auckland City, on Victoria Street West, only 50 metres from Queen Street for all shopping requirements and 100 metres from Tourist hotspots, Auckland Sky Tower and Sky City Casino.

Nearby points of interest

  • Flight Experience: 0.1 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.1 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.1 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.1 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.2 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Aotea Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.3 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.3 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.4 mi
  • Auckland Domain: 0.9 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 1 mi
  • Newton: 1 mi
  • Flight Experience: 0.1 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.1 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.1 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.1 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.2 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Aotea Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.3 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.3 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.4 mi
  • Auckland Domain: 0.9 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 1 mi
  • Newton: 1 mi
  • War Memorial Museum: 1.1 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Kinder House: 1.3 mi
  • City Towers: 1.3 mi
  • St Stephen's Chapel: 1.4 mi
  • Ponsonby: 1.5 mi
  • Rialto Cinemas: 1.6 mi
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Mount Eden Domain: 1.9 mi
  • Waitemata Harbour: 2 mi
  • Devonport: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of Transport and Technology: 2.4 mi
  • Epsom: 2.5 mi
  • Western Springs: 2.6 mi
  • Birkenhead: 2.7 mi
  • Northcote: 2.7 mi
  • Auckland Zoo: 2.7 mi
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World: 2.9 mi
  • Remuera: 3 mi
  • Westfield St Lukes: 3 mi
  • Greenlane: 3.3 mi
  • One Tree Hill: 3.8 mi
  • Stardome Observatory: 4 mi
  • Takapuna: 4.3 mi
  • Ellerslie: 4.4 mi
  • Pah Homestead: 4.6 mi
  • Avondale: 5.1 mi
  • Mount Wellington: 5.4 mi
  • Westfield Mall: 9 mi
  • Papatoetoe: 10 mi

Dining

Watergate Restaurant
Watergate Licensed restaurant is located on the ground floor of the BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland. Breakfast and dinner is available at the restaurant, offering the finest in both quick and full buffet breakfast and buffet or set menu dinner with choices of taste of New Zealand and popular international dishes in one restaurant. A daily selection of dishes will be available. Group dinner booking is essential and our restaurant can seat up to 60 - 65 people. Breakfast Time: 6.30am to 9.30am (7days) Dinner Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm April to September: closed October to March: Tuesday to Saturday, closed on Monday and Public Holiday

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Meeting Suite is the latest addition to the BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland, and can seat up to 16 people It is suitable for meeting, training, seminar and functions. The room is approximately 65 square metres and it is equipped with data projector and screen, computer with internet access, printer and photocopier, whiteboard, speaker, bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, audio and video system with other equipment available for hire. Pre-booking is essential and charges apply.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon the cruiser
Auckland, NZ
Mar 24, 2014

Good choice for cruise traveler

We were able to walk the 5-6 blocks from the cruise terminal to the hotel. The hotel is centrally located near to Queen Street, the casino, sky tower, theater, and central city sites. The room was large, with great view of sky tower 2 blocks away, The bed was very comfortable. The room included a microwave, bar fridge, iron, ironing board, and safe. There were 3 computers in the lobby with 30 minutes complimentary internet access. The hotel would arrange transport to the airport at a rate which was much less than a taxi. They would also help with scheduling tours. The only draw back was the temporary location of a fair ride that catapults riders up in the air to our 12th floor room. Since we had a friend in town we didn't need help to see the wineries, the harbor, the coastal areas, the inactive volcanos, or the local sites. There is a theater about 3 blocks down Queen Street which has Broadway plays. There are upscale shops and restaurants as well as inexpensive McDonalds, Wendy's and Pizza Hut a short walk from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

This hotel seemed to be a choice of many cruisers. The price is very reasonable and it is close to the harbor and many city sites.

Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
david from ny
new york
Feb 17, 2014

great for evryone

grat hotel grat location near evrythig near the tower and the bus to very places in new zealand the stuf ar very nice and very helpfull and you have a supermarket next door

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

just around the corner

Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aimee Tan
Yokohama, Japan
Feb 12, 2014

Great value hotel

Spacious rooms located in the heart of Auckland. We parked our campervan in the garage across the street overnight which was pricier than originally thought because the hotel's parking couldn't fit larger vehicles. Staff couldn't accomodate request to have two twin beds instead of one king size bed. Overall, good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The room comes with a kitchen, so you can walk down the street to buy your own groceries and make simple meals such as sandwiches.

Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
margia
pleasant hill ca
Oct 7, 2013

not what we expected

Our first room was on the 2nd floor and did not smell good. Our second room was much better. Hotel has great location and responsive staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Class183
China
Oct 3, 2013

Not recommended

The room is clean. That is all I get. The bed is very soft. Internet is not free. The staff is not friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BeanL
Wisconsin
Mar 30, 2013

Auckland March 2013

The hotel location is perfect for travelers who plan to walk or use the public transportation system. (We did not have a car so I am unable to comment on parking.) It is halfway up the block from Queen St. on a hill. Auckland is hilly, so plan for that if you are on foot. It is close to tons of restaurants and pubs. There are ATM's all over. A small convenience store literally four steps from the front door. A grocery store within 4 blocks. We had a small kitchenette area (microwave, fridge, sink). There is noise, but you have to expect that when you are plunked down in the middle of a major metropolitan area. The room was large. The building and furnishings were a little worn out and tired, but clean (except the windows-all very dirty). The staff was helpful. I had booked a room with two twin beds and checked into a room with one queen. The front desk quickly had housekeeping bring us a rollaway and we were all set. The TV and remote drove us crazy. Never figured out if it was the batteries in the remote or just the system itself, but since we were out most of the time, no big deal. The hotel did not have a plug transformer for my curling iron to step down the power but they did have a plug converter for us to use for our phone charger. All in all it was a pleasant stay and I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Definitely check out the info pamphlet rack in the lobby and locate any sort of booklet with coupons and discounts for tours and attractions. We found one and saved 50% on the SkyCity Tower admission. If there is not one in the hotel lobby, keep your eyes open at other locations.

Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dawnmoon
lincoln
May 22, 2012

Auckland best western review

The location was great. right next to the bus stop and all city centre attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
qqrst
Jeffersonville, IN, USA
Feb 9, 2012

25 days traveling

the staff was helpful, but we were charged twice for our room, even though I presented a confirmation of prepaid arrangements.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

there was a convenient food court via a walkway from the hotel which we did not discover until the last day our stay.

Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sydney
May 8, 2011

Overall, a good experience

Overall, I had a great experience and would definitely return to the hotel.Value for money, great location and rooms were clean and comfortable. The bad part was the noise from the street at ungodly hours. My room was on the first floor but I guess this is out of bounds from the hotel's end. Bearable though.Also, I must say that I did not feel welcome at the reception. Service was not up to standard and staffs were unfriendly and not helpful.Having said this, I would like to compliment one manager, [...]. He's the only one who is friendly, sincere and helpful with the guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sydney
May 8, 2011

Overall, a good experience

Overall, I had a great experience and would definitely return to the hotel.Value for money, great location and rooms were clean and comfortable. The bad part was the noise from the street at ungodly hours. My room was on the first floor but I guess this is out of bounds from the hotel's end. Bearable though.Also, I must say that I did not feel welcome at the reception. Service was not up to standard and staffs were unfriendly and not helpful.Having said this, I would like to compliment one manager, [...]. He's the only one who is friendly, sincere and helpful with the guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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