Room type

Standard Double Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Twin Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Queen

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star family-friendly hotel, walk to St Paul's Cathedral

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 108 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 3229 square feet (300 square meters) include a conference center and conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 108 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Conference center 
  • Year Built 1988 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Glasshouse Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

Parking height restrictions apply


Hotel Name

We should mention

Children 13 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 3 star plus.

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