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Best hotels in Nelson

What's Nelson like?

There's a lot visitors like about Nelson, especially its beaches and restaurants. You can easily spend a relaxing day visiting Nelson Provincial Museum and Miyazu Japanese Gardens. While you're here, stop by Nelson Market and Trafalgar Park.

Where are the best places to stay in Nelson?

We have 173 Nelson accommodations with prices starting at USD 12. Choose one of our 74 deals and get discounts of up to 35%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Nelson and the surrounding area:

  • • 26 5-star accommodations from USD 83 per night
  • • 54 4-star accommodations from USD 64 per night
  • • 25 3-star accommodations from USD 18 per night
  • • 16 2-star accommodations from USD 17 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in Nelson:

Harbourside Lodge

Upscale Nelson guestrooms with comfy beds
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar • Central location

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Upscale motel within walking distance of Christ Church Cathedral
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • Central location

Shelbourne Villa

Adults-only B&B in city center
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • Walkable location

Palazzo Motor Lodge

City-center hotel within walking distance of Christ Church Cathedral
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Walkable location

Century Park Motor Lodge

City-center guestrooms in Nelson South with kitchenettes
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • Walkable location

How to Get to Nelson

What is the closest airport to Nelson?

  • • Nelson (NSN), 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from central Nelson

Things to See and Do in Nelson

What is there to see in Nelson?

  • • Trafalgar Park
  • • Christ Church Cathedral
  • • Centre of New Zealand Monument
  • • Tahunanui Beach Reserve
  • • Montgomery Square

What is there to do in Nelson?

  • • Nelson Market
  • • Founders Park
  • • Natureland Zoo
  • • Nelson Fun Park
  • • Nelson Golf Links

Other Popular Nelson Attractions

  • • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • • Miyazu Japanese Gardens
  • • Isel Park
  • • Anzac Park
  • • The Suter

When is the best time to visit Nelson?

  • • Hottest months: February, January, December, March (average 68°F)
  • • Coldest months: July, August, June, September (average 43°F)
  • • Rainiest months: June, August, July, and October (average 3.51 inches of rainfall)