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FREE CANCELLATION

Save 10% off the Best Available Flexible Rate with FREE cancellation until 48 hours prior to arrival.

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Stay 2 & Save 15%

Stay longer in Wellington this Summer and Save 15% off the Best Available Flexible Rate. Don't miss out on our special rates!

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Free Weekend Parking

Weekend getaway to Wellington? Receive complimentary parking, valued at $30 per night.

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Grand Occasion Package

Celebrate your next occasion with us and make the most of a late checkout, bottle of bubbles, breakfast and parking.

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Stay 5 nights & save 15%

Save 15% when you stay five nights or more!

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Multi-day Event Special

Give your delegates the opportunity to unwind and connect at the end of and event with 30 minutes free drinks and nibbles.

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Bonus Food & Beverage Credit!

Book the staycation package and receive Food & Beverage Credit! Breakfast, Lunch, Tapas, Dinner or High Tea. The choice is yours

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Grand Occasion Package

Celebrate your next occasion with us and make the most of a late checkout, bottle of bubbles, breakfast and valet parking.

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Wellington City Centre Accommodation on the Terrace

We want to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, and community are of the utmost priority. We are following the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand government and our very own Chancellor Clean programme. The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is not a quarantine hotel and has no guests self-isolating.

Please visit our Restaurant & Bar pages for the most up to date hours & information. 

If you're looking for accommodation we have free parking offers, staycation packageadvance booking with flexible cancellation and more!

Look after yourselves, be kind and support each other. Aroha nui.


The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor presents an engaging selection of rooms, thoughtful amenities and gracious hospitality from the heart of Wellington’s city centre. Featuring two restaurants and bars, conference facilities, parking, and free Wi-Fi, the hotel is designed for business travellers, conference delegates and those seeking capital culture while on holiday.

As a leading accommodation and venue provider in Wellington city, our hotel is committed to delivering quality accommodation and standout experiences, having recently modernised Whitby’s Restaurant, replaced all elevators, and with new Rooms and Suites now open for our guests to enjoy. The refurbishment of the remaining Lambton Rooms will go on into early 2021.

Located on The Terrace, nearby to the Cable Car, Parliament, TSB Arena, Te Papa, and Sky Stadium, we look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand's thriving capital city!

Refurbishment and Maintenance Schedule 

The Lambton Wing of the hotel is currently being upgraded. Renovations are being completed in stages (3 – 4 floors at a time) between the hours of 8.30am – 5pm (Mon - Fri), in order to minimise guest disruption. The expected completion date will be in 2021. Refurbished Executive, Deluxe Rooms & Suites are available now.

Executive Room

Executive Room

Beds: 1 Occupancy: 2

Our brand new Executive Accommodation Rooms feature contemporary furnishings, deluxe bathrooms and thoughtful amenities.

Premium Room

Premium Room

Beds: 1 King Occupancy: 2

Refurbished, spacious rooms presenting guests with a king size bed, chaise lounger, mini bar, walk-in shower, desk, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities. These corner rooms enjoy city & harbour views.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Occupancy: 2 Room Size: 28

Experience the refurbished level 26 Deluxe Rooms at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. All rooms feature contemporary furnishings, brand new bathrooms with walk-in showers and luxurious amenities.

King Suite with Harbour View

King Suite with Harbour View

Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Occupancy: 2 Room Size: 64m View: City & Harbour Views

Our fully refurbished Harbour View Suites are on the higher floors of the hotel with stunning city & harbour views. These spacious rooms have a large lounge area to relax in, a dining area and bedroom. You can truly spread out and relax in the Hollywood King Size Bed.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Day Buffet

Let us take care of your Christmas Day celebrations and join us for the Christmas themed Buffet Lunch & Dinner at Whitby's.

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