Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Hamilton New Zealand (2024 Updated)

New Zealand is rated one of the most “inclusive and progressive” gayfriendly travel destinations in the world by Lonely Planet. Hamilton, including has a few gay friendly hotels Hamilton to accommodate during your stay in New Zealand.

The Wellington Pride Festival is an annual festival held in Wellington, New Zealand . Wellington Pride Festival is the capital’s annual queer festival. Comprising of many community events over a two week period.

Hamilton is a city in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. Hamilton Gardens, a sprawling public park, features elaborate themed gardens ranging from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and traditional Maori styles. The Waikato Museum displays Maori art and artefacts. Next door, ArtsPost gallery focuses on local art. In the busy city centre, Victoria Street is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.

 Top attractions to visit in Hamilton


The city of Hamilton is nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River and is known for its walks, gardens, cafes and nightlife. The city of Hamilton is located on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, which is best appreciated from one of the scenic riverside walks or boat cruise.

Best for day trips in Hamilton & Waikato Region:




1. Hotel Novotel Tainui Hamilton  4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Hamilton

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Centrally located on the banks of Waikato RiverNovotel Tainui Hamilton offers an award-winning restaurant, a fitness centre, a sauna and massage services. All accommodation features a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station.

Novotel Tainui Hamilton is situated in the heart of the city and offers guests easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment outlets. Guests can relax with a stroll along the river, or enjoy a fun afternoon in one of the many parks surrounding the hotel.

Restaurant on Alma serves a contemporary mix of Pacific Rim and European cuisine. The hotel’s lobby bar is ideal for an informal business meeting or casual conversation over an international selection of drinks and tempting snacks.

Novotel Tainui is in the heart of the city, on the banks of the Waikato River, adjacent to the Skycity Casino and entertainment complex. The hotel features 177 rooms, an award winning restaurant, lobby bar and a health club, with gym, sauna, spa and beauty therapies available. Conference facilities are available for up to 350 delegates. Guests have easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, or relaxing river walks that can be found close by.

The staff at the hotel provide an excellent level of customer service being both personable and professional. The rooms are reasonably sized and the breakfast provides a good spread. The restaurant menu is more than adequate for most people’s needs and food is served promptly.

There is valet parking available which operates well and the hotel is adjacent to a river and local shops including a large variety of restaurants.

Hotel has a great location, in the central of the city! Behind the Hotel has a river flowing n a jogging/walking path. Many shops and eateries are just outside the hotel location.

This hotel is in a great location. There is food all around with a walk down Victoria St. Also, the river walk is right next door, so one may get some exercise. The staff in the bar and restaurant were helpful and friendly.

The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Bathroom is a bit tight, but nicely appointed. The exercise room is limited, handling 2-3 people, as long as everyone doesn’t want to use their only treadmill.

Situated right in the centre of Hamilton the Novotel is next to the beautiful Waikato River. It’s an easy walk to the shops with several malls nearby.

Now this Hotel was built when space was not a problem, the rooms are huge with the Executive Suite having 16ft/5m ceilings with windows to match. All rooms are large & the Executive Suite bathroom has a giant tub & grand walk in shower.

The foyer, bar area & dining room all combine in a setup to give you a feeling of openness & space.
The restaurant serves quality fare & the bar area overlooks the Waikato River. There is an outside dining area so you can feel that you are in the wild.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton
Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton

How much does a room costs at Novotel Tainui Hamilton ?

Prices start 145 $/night for Superior Room. The Deluxe King Room is 160$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This apartment features a separate lounge and dining area, a well-equipped kitchenette, 2 bathrooms and laundry facilities. Complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste are available on request.

Where to book online – Novotel Tainui Hamilton – Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton you can find the best hotels deals in Hamilton during Shrooms for Boon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hamilton on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton 3*Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton

Ventura Inn & Suites is located in Hamilton’s CBD and offers comfortable and affordable accommodation. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning. You can eat al fresco, by the outdoor swimming pool.

Choose from studio rooms or apartment-style suites, with extra space and kitchen facilities. All units have air conditioning, modern bathrooms and Apple TV. Satellite TV is available in the atrium.

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton is superbly located at the south end of the central business district, only metres from city businesses and the best restaurants, cafes and entertainment. Nearby attractions include the SKYCITY Hamilton Casino, Waikato Museum, Hamilton Gardens and lots of shopping! We are only a short drive from the Claudelands Event Centre and Arena.

For your Hamilton accommodation we offer 50 well appointed guest rooms with a choice of either studio rooms, or one-bedroom suites featuring kitchen facilities and separate bedroom. Rooms with king-size beds and spa baths are available. All rates include a complimentary continental buffet breakfast, free wireless internet access, free local telephone calls and free parking. Relax during your stay with a swim in our outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy a workout in our fitness room.

Ventura Inn is a modern hotel just off Victoria Street, walking distance to restaurants and the music scene on Hood St. It is also close to bigger roads to get to other parts of Hamilton and beyond. Beds are comfy, rooms are large, with fridge and tea making fixtures in the room. Parking is free and WiFi works well. There is a nice patio with a tiny pool and tables where you can sit for the good selection continental breakfast.

The location on a quiet side street was ideal and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. There is a large free car park with some spaces under cover. Check in was friendly and included advice on local attractions. Our double bed room came with all the usual facilities – fridge, tea/coffee, aircon, TV, free single sign-in wifi. The well sized en suite had a spa bath and plenty of worktop space. The complimentary continental breakfast offered a wide enough choice for us.

It is quite a distance to walk to Victoria street, which is the Main Street with all of the restaurants so if you love walking for about 20 minutes to get there then this is a good place.

Ventura inn and suites was a pleasant surprise. It is a modern motel with suites at the edge of downtown hamilton, easy to get to with free parking, some of it covered. Over several floors, with a lift, there are a number of common areas and a big breakfast area. Breakfast was simple continental but had fruit, yogurt, toast, rolls, juice and some cereal, I think.

Unfortunately, the hot drinks come out of a machine. The room and bed was super comfy and the bathroom had a tub and shower. There was a small fridge and tea making gear. Wifi worked great. The staff was great and it was a short walk to restaurants, pubs and businesses on Victoria Street. The FMG Stadium was about 1 1/2 miles away so also walkable. I look forward to staying here again.

The location is very central, walk into town and to the nice restaurants in Victoria Street.

It was a simple, standard hotel, but the staff were very friendly and helpful.

The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable. The rooms had basic amenities; and tea/coffee making facilities.

Continental breakfast with lots of choices was included in the price in the dining area downstairs. There was a gym and a small pool outdoor.

There were plenty of off street parking, and some were undercover. It was very convenient to get in and out.

We enjoyed staying there and would definitely return.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton
Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton

How much does a room costs at Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton ?

Prices start 104 $/night for Standard Studio. The Standard Suite is 117$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious apartment with separate bedrooms and living area, plus kitchenette with microwave.

Where to book online – Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton – Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton you can find the best hotels deals in Hamilton during Shrooms for Boon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hamilton on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Atrium On Ulster 3*Gay Friendly Hotels Hamilton

Atrium On Ulster
Atrium On Ulster

Atrium On Ulster offers spacious modern studios and 1 and 2-bedroom units with access to a fully equipped fitness room and free internet. All units have a flat-screen TV and a private balcony or courtyard.

All units include a private bathroom and a kitchenette with microwave, toaster and a refrigerator. All units have a flat-screen TV with full satellite channels. Continental breakfast is available for an additional charge of $15 per person, per day, which can be delivered to your room. There is 1 type of unit available with a private hot tub.

The fitness room offers a treadmill, rowing machine, cross-trainer, spin bike, exercise ball and weights.

Welcome to Atrium On Ulster, One of Hamilton’s newest motel accommodation and conference complexes. We are Qualmark rated 4 star plus and provide guests with clean, modern rooms with comfortable beds and great showers. Free WiFi (conditions apply). We are centrally located on Ulster Street, close to Supermarkets, restaurants and Waikato Stadium. Come and stay and experience the excellent service that we pride ourselves on.

Very clean, efficiently run hotel. Staff was great, very nice. In an area convenient for tourists, and LDS temple is very close. When in New Zealand just remember to turn your appliances on.

The one bedroomed unit was clean, spacious, and nicely appointed. It was in a great location, handy to the rugby ground and the city centre. Lovely people managing the place and excellent value for money. We will stay there again happily.

Convenient location close to the city centre. Rooms were well designed and with excellent amenities. Staff were extremely accommodating and able to assist with multiple stay extensions. Facilities such as the on-site gym really set it apart.

The room is spacious and well-designed. Our unit (unit 7) was on ground level and we could park right outside. The unit had a separate bedroom, a small dining area, and a yard that has a heated hot tub. Perfect for couples.

There isn’t a cooking area but there’s a microwave oven. So you can still do takeaways and heat them up – which was what we did. We took away some Thai food from a nearby restaurant.

Atrium on Ulster is near to many restaurants and also the city centre, though not right smack in it, which made it convenient but peaceful.

The hot tub provides a lovely soak in cold weather.

Gay Friendly Accommodation Hamilton
Gay Friendly Accommodation Hamilton

How much does a room costs at Atrium On Ulster ?

Prices start 111 $/night for King Room. The One-Bedroom Unit is 132$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This unit features a private courtyard or balcony, a kitchenette and a separate lounge area with flat-screen TV and leather sofa. The en suite bathroom offers a shower. Some rooms offer air conditioning.

Where to book online – Atrium On Ulster – Gay Friendly Accommodation Hamilton you can find the best hotels deals in Hamilton during Shrooms for Boon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hamilton on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.