PARK HOTEL OVERNIGHT RATE FROM $138 (STANDARD ROBIN ROOM)
Opened in 2016, the Park Hotel puts a new spin on urban nature with views over Midland Park, timber-clad walls, and each of the rooms named after a New Zealand bird – from the smaller Robin to the exclusive Takahe. Head outside to look for real-life equivalents in the Wellington Botanic Garden, just 1km from the front door. You’re only a two-minute walk from Lambton Central cable car station and an eight-minute walk from the harbourfront, but have a chat to reception staff to suss out lesser-known local secrets.
You’ll feel the Mad Men vibes dining in the hotel’s Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar, with a seasonal menu designed around a wood-fired oven. If you’d prefer to retreat to your cosy room, 24-hour room service is also available.