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Popular hotels in Cairns

Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 580 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on May 19, 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is $150/night.
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Pierpoint Road Po Box 7170, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally located, Shangri-La The Marina Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. The multiple amenities this modern hotel features include a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
3551 reviews
Location
0.5 mi from city centre
18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Set in Cairns, Cairns Colonial Club Resort features 3 pools, as well as a waterfall pool, a saltwater swimming pool and water slides. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Tropical Rainforest Gardens and Lagoon Pools.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
7551 reviews
Location
1.8 mi from city centre
7-11 Chester Court, Cairns, QLD, Australia
This comfortable resort in Cairns offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a waterfall pool and a swimming pool. It also features a Jacuzzi, a kids pool and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.1
Excellent
3604 reviews
Location
2.1 mi from city centre
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Located in Cairns, the resort is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It has a gym, as well as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.5
Good
1020 reviews
Location
1.2 mi from city centre
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently located, Pullman Cairns International offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It has a spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
1304 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Located in Cairns, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is an easy drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway and provides on-site parking at an additional cost. It features a fully-equipped gym, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a heated outdoor spa.
Free Wi-Fi
7.5
Good
2265 reviews
Location
0.6 mi from city centre
23-51 Anderson Road, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Boasting a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool, Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a kids pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a free shuttle service.
Free Wi-Fi
8.9
Excellent
924 reviews
Location
3.6 mi from city centre
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.2
Good
1765 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
6 12 Florence Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.
Free Wi-Fi
6.8
Good
758 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
7.1
Good
1757 reviews
Location
0.2 mi from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Cairns

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cairns. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on May 19, 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Cairns:$150/night
Cheapest price found:$21/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$112 - $230
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$135 - $181
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Top-rated Cairns hotels

Browse through properties in Cairns that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 580 properties in Cairns and data was last updated on May 19, 2024.
Our users rated these hotels as some of the best places to stay in Cairns. Narrow down your search by reading user reviews, hotel descriptions, and amenities.
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35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$161
Avg. per night
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$202
Avg. per night
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$26
Avg. per night
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 mi from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$114
Avg. per night
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$126
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122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$140
Avg. per night
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$135
Avg. per night
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$156
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Cairns that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cairns can be found for as low as $55 per night. There is currently one property in Cairns that can be booked for this price. Cairns Gateway Resort is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cairns. Price data was last updated on May 19, 2024
Out of the hotels in Cairns we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$55
Avg. per night
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$71
Avg. per night
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$72
Avg. per night
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$82
Avg. per night
183-185 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$89
Avg. per night
166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$90
Avg. per night
227 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$95
Avg. per night
267 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$106
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Cairns to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Cairns at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on May 19, 2024.
We've come across the following hotels in Cairns with different price and hotel class options. We've highlighted the most popular properties according to our users as well as the best value within each hotel class.
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2 stars and under
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
3 stars
3 stars
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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4 stars +
Pierpoint Road Po Box 7170, Cairns, QLD, Australia
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia

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Other accommodations in Cairns

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Cairns. There are 580 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on May 19, 2024. The average price for a stay in Cairns is $150/night.
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6-8 Frond Close, Cairns, QLD, Australia
5.8 mi from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$250
Avg. per night
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$27
Avg. per night
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$26
Avg. per night
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
$79
Avg. per night
125-129 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$183
Avg. per night
58-62 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$111
Avg. per night
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$202
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cairns

Explore different neighborhoods and areas within Cairns to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on May 19, 2024.
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About Cairns

Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The city also provides a number of wildlife and Indigenous culture experiences, along with a family-friendly waterfront esplanade.

Things to do in Cairns

For an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, go on a diving or snorkelling cruise directly from Cairns. Looking for a reprieve from urban life? Take a day trip to one of the nearby tropical islands, such as Green Island or Fitzroy Island. Hot air balloon tours provide unparalleled bird’s-eye views of the cocktail-blue water, lush rainforests and intricate reef.

Cairns’ 26-kilometre-long stretch of beaches begins north of the city, but there is a charming esplanade near the centre of town. The Cairns Esplanade overlooks the Coral Sea and boasts a public swimming pool, barbecue areas, grassy lawns, weekend markets and diverse restaurants.

Several shopping centres speckle the region, highlighted by the Cairns Central shopping centre and Stockland Cairns. After a full day of leisure, be sure to sit back and enjoy the area’s mighty dining scene around the harbour. For a heaping of culture, check out exhibits at the Centre of Contemporary Arts or catch a film at the outdoor Starry Night Cinema.

Venture beyond the city limits to experience the world-famous Daintree Rainforest, home to ancient trees, unique Australian animals and cascading waterfalls. Embrace Australia’s Indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can witness traditional Aboriginal singing and dancing, throw a boomerang and eat authentic bush food.

Getting around Cairns

The Cairns International Airport connects to many domestic and international destinations including China, Singapore and Indonesia. The area serves as the terminus for Queensland's North Coast railway line and is near the A1 Highway, known as the “Pacific Highway”, popular with road tripping families.

Facts about staying in Cairns

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cairns to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on May 19, 2024.
  • What is the best place in Cairns for bars and restaurants?

    When you book Cairns hotels, you get the option of great accommodation in areas that will appeal to your foodie side. Cairns is well known for its waterfront region and iconic eateries and bars. Enjoy traditional meats like kangaroo and crocodile at Dundees, scenic views from Mondo or the rustic food choices of Hemingway's Brewery, all placed alongside Cairns Waterfront. Hides Hotel or Gilligan’s will place you along the water’s edge and give you access to all the restaurants. A little further into the CBD, you will find plenty of choices too. Try eateries such as Chambers or Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum for a highly popular Asian menu. Hotels in the CBD worth checking out include The Abbott Boutique Hotel, Freedom Hotel and many others.

  • What is the best place in Cairns for a family holiday?

    Cairns is wonderful to holiday with family, as you will be surrounded by beaches and nature. From the Cairns Aquarium at the Waterfront to walks along the buzzing Cairns Esplanade, you can find great hotels in Cairns. Consider Shangri-La Resort, in the Marina, for harbour views, easy public transport and on-site activities for kids. Venture out to swimming spots around the Redlynch Valley region and stay in accommodation such as Jungara B&B to enjoy nature during the day. Enjoy the Botanic Gardens in the CBD and let the kids feed the turtles or ducks. Novotel is a great spot for Cairns accommodation in the CBD. Visit the World Heritage site of the Wet Tropics and do the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a scenic cable car ride across the park. It is close enough for a drive from the CBD or Waterfront.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Cairns?

    Accommodation in Cairns will find you in a vibrant city that welcomes nature as a strong source of entertainment. Nestled between the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is well situated. Visit the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary to see one of the largest collections of living butterflies in the world, or take the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the coast. There are also riverboat tours, which will give you a guided tour of the region. Enjoy the centrally located Cairns Festival every year, in August, for music, arts and culture; take in indigenous art at the Cairns Art Gallery; and Cairns Civic Theatre also provides great shows all year round. Rusty’s Market is one of the biggest attractions in the city, with 180 stalls of artisanal wares. Kuranda hotels such as Cairns Beach Resort gives you access to the Wetlands region, and central accommodation such as Mantra Trilogy is great to enjoy local arts, culture and nightlife.

  • Where are the best places to stay in Cairns for sightseeing?

    When it comes to sightseeing in Cairns, you cannot go wrong booking into hotels in the CBD or the Waterfront area. Enjoy highly rated seafood at Prawn Star, take in the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum or enjoy cafes and bistros along The Esplanade. Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome is a fun day out seeing local animals and zip-lining across the park, or you could see fascinating exhibits at the Cairns Museum. Consider the Mantra Esplanade as a hotel base for these activities. There is something for everyone in the Queensland city of Cairns.

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns?

    Crystalbrook Bailey is a very popular hotel in Cairns with a score of 8.6 from 2,839 reviews. Cairns Colonial Club Resort (8.0 from 7,537 reviews) and Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns (8.4 from 3,551 reviews) are also highly rated Cairns hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    Crystalbrook Bailey is a hotel near Cairns Esplanade that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 across 2,839 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Cairns near Cairns Central Shopping Centre?

    Crystalbrook Bailey is rated 8.6 from 2,839 reviews and is close to Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

  • Is there a good hotel near Reef Fleet Terminal?

    If you’re visiting Reef Fleet Terminal then the nearby Crystalbrook Bailey is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (2,839 reviews scoring it at an average 8.6/10).

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Cairns?

    If your travel plans to Cairns are flexible, we recommend visiting at least one of the following most popular landmarks: Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, or Reef Fleet Terminal. Cairns is the city you should stay in if you want to visit Cairns Esplanade. Staying in Cairns is preferred if you want to visit Cairns Central Shopping Centre. To visit Reef Fleet Terminal, it’s most convenient if you stay in Cairns.

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