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Built in 1903, The Esplanade Hotel enjoys a waterfront location in central Devonport, with stunning views of the Waitemata Harbor. It also offers free Wi-Fi access and public parking is available adjacent to the property.

All rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms boast views of Waitemata Harbor. The Penthouse Apartment features a full kitchen with an oven and a stove.

The property serves cooked breakfasts with options such as the signature Big E breakfast and your choice of eggs. The Esplanade Bar & Grill specializes in fresh New Zealand and international cuisine and offers a selection of wine and beer.

The Esplanade Hotel is 350 feet from Devonport Ferry Terminal and a 20-minute drive from central Auckland.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Esplanade Hotel has been welcoming guests since Mar 21, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!


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4 reasons to choose The Esplanade Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Devonport Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    350 feet from property
  • Torpedo Bay Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    2,000 feet from property
  • Cheltenham Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    4,750 feet from property
  • Narrow Neck Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Okahu Bay Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.7 miles from property
  • St Leonards Bay Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi I am enquiring if you do discounted long term rentals as I will be working in Devonport for approx 9 months or do u know of anywhere that does ta
    Non-refundable payment of 7 days plus the same for 7 days in advance and ongoing for every 7 days staying. The weekly price would be Accommodation On...
    Answered on April 3, 2022
  • Is it possible to book a room with a bath please?
    yes, the Room rate for the bath is $170.
    Answered on May 26, 2022
  • Bathrooms Or shared?
    Hotel Rooms - own Ensuite Bathrooms Suite with Balcony - own Ensuite Bathroom Two-Bedroom Apartment - Two Ensuite Bathrooms
    Answered on April 7, 2022
  • March dates
    yes most of them available
    Answered on February 14, 2021
  • Hi, can we check in early 10:30am?
    Check-in: Is available from 2 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out: Is 10 am on the day of departure. Early check-in and/or check-out fee is at an ad...
    Answered on September 8, 2021
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of The Esplanade Hotel
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Pool table
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Esplanade Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
NZD 45 per child, per night
Extra bed by request
NZD 65 per child, per night
2 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
NZD 65 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 85 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express The Esplanade Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note there is a 3% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Esplanade Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Esplanade Hotel

  • The prices at The Esplanade Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Esplanade Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Happy hour
    • Beach

  • Check-in at The Esplanade Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Esplanade Hotel by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • The Esplanade Hotel is 2.2 miles from the center of Auckland.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from The Esplanade Hotel.

  • Room options at The Esplanade Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite