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Econo Lodge City Central

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location was nice, with restaurants and SkyCity nearby, and staff were personable, but my compliments stop there. The room is very small, breezy with old and not-well-sealed windows, and, as I was informed on check-in, has no heat. I was offered an old plug-in box heater, which smelled strongly when used, as well as extra blankets to endure the 40 degree F temperatures. Ironically, the hotel staff noted that I 'got a good rate' with my 60 usd reservation. No heat, for me, shouldn't cost that much.

Old property but excellent location and good price. So difficult to use toilet seat as its half under the sink.

Very nice causy hotel the location is perfect I recommended

Not what I was expecting - very noisy in the city - location is not the best. Parking is annoying.

The staff are very helpful and friendly. Just remember the lowest priced rooms may not have A/C. I reserved a room for $83 USD and my friend reserved for $73 USD. My room was a bit roomier and had A/C. For me the ten dollar difference was worth it. It is also in a great location, close to everything.

The Econo Lodge is perfectly situated right in the heart of Auckland & is very reasonably priced. The room I had was tiny but it had everything I needed, including iron & ironing board. As I was travelling alone I didn't mind the lack of space. Room service was very thorough. There was a little noise from the street below but that is to be expected in a busy city centre & this did not disturb my sleep. The staff were pleasant & helpful. If you are looking for no frills value in an ideal location I would recommend the Econo Lodge, Auckland.

How can a hotel rent rooms in winter when the building does not have a heating system? You are provided a small space heater in the room. But I was not comfortable leaving it on all night for the fire risk. And if you are able to get the room warm, get ready to get the blast of cold when you get into the hallway. And getting hot water in the sink, good luck. It does not happen. Maybe it's ok in the summer, but as a principle for a business relationship and as moral human beings, they should let you know there is no heat. It is unfortunate because everything else was good.

Very basic hotel for budget travelers. Small room. Quiet. Has hot shower. Great location.

37 Wellesley Street Auckland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Sky Tower and University of Auckland
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Business center

Located in Auckland Central Business District, Econo Lodge City Central is within a 5-minute walk of Sky Tower and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like University of Auckland. This 104-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Auckland Town Hall and Queen Street Shopping District are also within a short walk.


For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All 104 rooms provide coffee makers and phones. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge City Central enjoy access to WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room (Corporate)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

53% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 337 reviews