As we were flying out to LA the next day, we opted to stay at a local airport motel instead of having the hassle of staying in Auckland city or driving the next day.
Even though it was convienient, the motel was pretty average. We had to pay for internet access.
There wasn't anywhere close to get food, we went for a 15 min walk down the road to a local takeout restaurant called The Bar & Baa Restaurant which was ok.....otherwise there is a grocery store next to restaurant that sells microwave food that you can cook in the room.
The breakfast in the morning was the bare minimum, but luckily we were happy with just toast & spreads and cereal.
They did however have a free shuttle to the airport which was the main reason we stayed there. It was timely and very helpful.More