Cairns hotels

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Low Season December
High Season October
  Average price (weeknight): C$ 143
  Average price (weekend night): C$ 116

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Top tips for finding the perfect Cairns hotel

Hoping to enjoy some of Cairns scenic views? Consider staying in a hotel next to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, such as the Lake Placid Tourist Park hotel, located a 3-minute drive away. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a cable car that allows guests to ride over the rainforest, stopping at various points in order to enjoy the beautiful walking trails.
If you enjoy nature and green spaces, why not choose a hotel next to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, which features a variety of tropical plants from around the world and offers both guided and self-guided tours? The Crystal Garden Resort is a 2-minute drive away.
An art-lover looking for some culture? The Cairns Art Gallery is set in a restored government building which dates back to the early 1900s and contains a variety of Australian art. The 4-star Mantra Esplanade hotel is only 100 metres away.
To have a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience in Cairns, why not pick a hotel near AJ Hackett Cairns, a popular bungee-jumping attraction? The Trinity Beach Pacific is only 3 minutes’ drive away, as well as being just 2 minutes’ walk from the oceanfront.
If you want to learn more about the city’s rich history, reserve a hotel next to the Cairns Museum, such as the Hides Hotel, located a 1-minute walk away. The Cairns Museum has exhibits and artifacts related to the creation of the city, as well as information about the pioneers that settled in the area.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Cairns

How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Cairns for as cheap as C$ 11 in the last 3 days. The average price is C$ 143.
How much is a hotel in Cairns for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Cairns hotels for tonight for as low as C$ 34. Users have also found 3-star hotels from C$ 57 and 4-star hotels from C$ 41.
How much is a hotel in Cairns for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Cairns hotels for this weekend for as low as C$ 33 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from C$ 47 and 4-star hotels from C$ 67.
Which are the most popular Cairns neighborhoods to stay in?
For more information about Cairns' different neighborhoods, check out our Cairns' City Guide.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
Which hotels in Cairns have a good view?
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a 4-star choice located directly on the Cairns Esplanade offering the choice of rooms with views of the ocean. The Holiday Inn at Harbourside is next to Trinity Bay and has rooms with balconies that overlook the water.
Which hotels in Cairns have free parking?
The Mantra Trilogy, next to the Cairns Esplanade, has free on-site parking as well as a large, outdoor pool. The Cairns Sheridan Hotel is located next to the Captain Cook Highway and has free parking and a fitness centre. Just 3 minutes’ walk from the ocean, The Acacia Court Hotel has both free parking and tennis courts.
What are good hotels in Cairns near the Cairns Central Shopping Centre?
The Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a budget-friendly hotel next to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, with a choice of both shared and private rooms. The Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is 3 minutes’ walk from the shopping centre near the Bruce Highway.
What are good hotels in Cairns near St. Monica's Old Cathedral?
The Caravella Backpackers is an affordable hotel 3 minutes’ walk from St. Monica’s Old Cathedral and 2 minutes’ walk to the ocean. The Cascade Gardens Holiday Apartments are 2 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 5-minute walk from the RAAF Memorial. The ibis Styles Cairns is 3 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 2-minute walk to Cairns’ Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Where to stay in Cairns?

Our Heatmaps tool will help you find the perfect place to stay in Cairns by showing you how close hotel options are to major activities

Best Cairns hotels

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9.5 Excellent (626 reviews)
Pro " I had a 4 bed room without bank beds There was mich space and it was. Try cosy "
Con " No review available "
9.1 Excellent (295 reviews)
Pro " Awesome staff and greeting! "
Con " No review available "
C$ 204
9.0 Excellent (312 reviews)
Pro " Very clean rooms and kitchens. Super friendly staff - the front desk also helped me to book a snorkeling tour to the great barrier reef. Handy shuttle service to the town. "
Con " Everything was perfect. "
8.9 Excellent (443 reviews)
Pro " Great location. "
Con " No office or staff at the facility. "
C$ 243
8.9 Excellent (339 reviews)
Pro " The undercover parking was very convenient. "
Con " Non smoking rule for entire premises stated in unit compendium but not "
C$ 149
8.8 Excellent (1,207 reviews)
Pro " The apartment was well equipped and really spacious, more than it looked in the pictures. The staff were fabulous, all extremely friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, easy walking to most of the town centre and right on the harbour, close to where all the boat tours depart. For us, the price was worth it for the location and space. "
Con " The apartment fit out feels a little on the cheap side rather than being solid or luxurious, eg tiny bathroom with cheap fixtures, loose taps and toilet seat, poor lighting throughout (some lamps in the lounge area would be great, its all cold fluro lighting) and bare walls, some artwork would be nice. "
C$ 170
8.8 Excellent (1,192 reviews)
Pro " Great location. Spacious and clean room. They stored our luggage while we did a 3 days liveaboard on the Reef. "
Con " No review available "
C$ 133
8.7 Excellent (1,846 reviews)
Pro " accomodation was great than what i expect, plus we didnt expect that morning tea is complimenatry (scones,coffee,tea and juice) yummy.absolutely fantastic "
Con " No review available "
C$ 108
8.6 Excellent (543 reviews)
Pro " No review available "
Con " There are easier hostels to make friends than this one. More older people. Other hostels around offer more for the same price. "
8.5 Excellent (2,355 reviews)
Pro " Buffet breakfast was good many options. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Late check out at 11am. Free shuttle bus to & from the city centre. Location near to the Esplanade. "
Con " A bit outdated room. "
C$ 124
8.5 Excellent (1,143 reviews)
Pro " I liked how my room still quiet even though there were events on! Also like the breakfast "
Con " Everything was great "
8.5 Excellent (1,024 reviews)
Pro " Location was great. "
Con " That you charge your clients for the fault in your building! Why should clients pay $1000.00 for fire call out because of bathroom steam? This is your fault NOT people who pay good money to stay at your place. "
C$ 140
8.5 Excellent (951 reviews)
Pro " Great place, not the cheapest or best location however very nice and clean and cute inside :) for the rest worth it but I just can’t get over the auto charging of online payment despite not stipulating that that would happen and then also the transaction fee! I had cash or could have avoided the fee in person. That was not ok. "
Con " No review available "
8.5 Excellent (785 reviews)
Pro " Location was good, as it was close to the places we needed to be. It was very clean and the staff were great. "
Con " No review available "
8.5 Excellent (594 reviews)
Pro " The absolute best location right in the heart of Cairns and next to the night markets. Fantastic apartment fully equipped with fab staff who were helpful and friendly. "
Con " Nothing at all. Couldn’t fault anything. "
C$ 125

Best Cairns hotels near Cairns Regional Gallery

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9.2 Excellent (3,116 reviews)
Pro " great service, especially concierges. "
Con " Spacious, delightful view of harbor, wonderful location for shopping and entertainment "
C$ 243
8.6 Excellent (2,722 reviews)
C$ 168
8.5 Excellent (6,510 reviews)
Pro " The staff where great and so helpful "
Con " It was all great but it didn't have a spa It nice hotel "
C$ 216
8.5 Excellent (2,414 reviews)
Pro " Good service and great location "
Con " Morning traffic noise, ;-] "
C$ 142