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Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,116 reviews
8.8

Alpine Glacier Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
8.2 Excellent

0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,429 reviews
8.2

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also offers a tour desk, room service and luggage storage.

Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,211 reviews
8.8

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
9.4 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,032 reviews
9.4

Aspen Court Franz Josef is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary motel features include a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 611 reviews
8.8

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 620 reviews
8.8

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
8.5 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 561 reviews
8.5

Located in Westland National Park, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an easy drive from Fox Glacier and provides free private parking on site. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
8.1 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 642 reviews
8.1

Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this award-winning property features include laundry facilities, a BBQ/picnic area and a tour desk.

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
8.6 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

ExcellentBased on 443 reviews
8.6

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Just a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, wireless internet access and a spa bath.

Tips for booking a Franz Josef Glacier hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Franz Josef Glacier:$170/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$74 - $252
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$51 - $121
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Franz Josef Glacier hotels

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Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
8.6 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Just a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, wireless internet access and a spa bath.

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The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

3
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

4
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
9.4 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Aspen Court Franz Josef is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary motel features include a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

5
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
8.5 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Located in Westland National Park, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is an easy drive from Fox Glacier and provides free private parking on site. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

6
Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

7
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
8.1 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this award-winning property features include laundry facilities, a BBQ/picnic area and a tour desk.

Cheapest hotels in Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

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Rainforest Retreat
8.8 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Providing a sauna, Rainforest Retreat is situated in Franz Josef and is a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools. It provides 4-star accommodation and views of the garden.

$19
Avg. per night
Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Featuring a sauna, YHA Franz Josef is situated in Franz Josef and offers modern accommodation. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and 24-hour room service.

$26
Avg. per night
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
8.2 Excellent

0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Franz Josef. It also offers a tour desk, room service and luggage storage.

$65
Avg. per night
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park
8.1 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this award-winning property features include laundry facilities, a BBQ/picnic area and a tour desk.

$71
Avg. per night
Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent

0.1 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Alpine Glacier Motel is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

$81
Avg. per night
The Terrace
8.8 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Offering free wireless internet access in all areas, Terrace Motel is situated in Franz Josef and is a five-minute stroll from Glacier Hot Pools. It has 4-star rooms with views of the mountains.

$93
Avg. per night
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
8.6 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Just a short walk from Glacier Hot Pools, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, wireless internet access and a spa bath.

$110
Avg. per night
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef
9.4 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier Show on map

Aspen Court Franz Josef is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary motel features include a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$122
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Franz Josef Glacier

2 stars or below

$26 - $65

No. 1 most popular

$65
Avg. per night

Best value

Yha Franz Josef
8.8 Excellent
$26
Avg. per night
3 stars

$81 - $122

No. 1 most popular

$122
Avg. per night

Best value

$81
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$93 - $125

No. 1 most popular

$125
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$110
Avg. per night

Best value

The Terrace
8.8 Excellent
$93
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Franz Josef Glacier

About Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef is positioned within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and is world-famous for being the gateway to the iconic Franz Josef Glacier. The Waiho River courses past Franz Josef, where you’ll find breweries, restaurants, hot spas and unique outdoor adventures.

Things to do

You can’t visit Franz Josef without experiencing the 12-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier called Franz Josef Glacier. You can embark on guided and self-guided walks up and onto the glacier or ride in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view. If you’re lucky, you might even get to walk through ice tunnel passageways.

For a slightly different view of New Zealand’s scenery, drive about 10 minutes to Lake Mapourika, which formed during the last Ice Age. It features an unusually dark water colour produced by fresh rainwater, which runs into the lake through the surrounding forests. You can also embark on a Tatare Tunnels Walk from the town centre, which takes you through dense forest and early-20th-century bedrock mining tunnels.

Get up close with unique New Zealand wildlife at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, home to kiwi birds and tuatara lizards. You can take a self-guided walk through the natural bush enclosures or organise a backstage pass to see the hatching and incubation programs.

Don’t forget to spend some time hanging out around Franz Joseph’s lively town centre. It’s filled with alluring restaurants, such as the rustic Alice May and The Landing, renowned for its cocktails. If you need a cold one, head to SnakeBite Brewery to try locally-crafted beer. Purchase unique souvenirs from Te Koha Gallery and grab a coffee and snack at Blue Ice Cafe.

Getting around

Franz Josef is accessible by car, or you can take a bus from Christchurch, Wanaka and Greymouth. You can walk around the centre of town, but will need a car or a tour to explore further afield.

Franz Josef Glacier travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Franz Josef Glacier?

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, rated with a score of 8.5 from 561 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Franz Josef Glacier. Other top stays include Rainforest Retreat, with an average rating of 8.8 from 2,211 reviewers, and Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park, with a score of 8.1 from 642 reviewers.