New Zealand is ranked second worldwide for hotels offering internet access, according to a survey.

The United States came first in the survey of more than 700,000 hotels listed on hotel comparison website trivago, with 89 per cent of its hotels offering internet via wi-fi or Ethernet cable.

New Zealand followed with 82 per cent and Romania came third with 78 per cent.

Australia was ranked surprisingly low at 16th with 66 per cent of hotels offering internet, trivago says.

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Top 10 countries with internet access in hotels:
1. USA, 89.02

2. New Zealand, 82.28

3. Romania, 78.65

4. Canada, 77.98

5. Netherlands, 77.52

6. Slovenia, 75.53

7. Serbia, 75.46

8. France, 74.28

9. Ukraine, 74.27

10. United Kingdom, 74.21.

- AAP