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Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 578 reviews
6.8

Located in Cairns, the hostel is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Vision Cairns Esplanade
9.2 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 320 reviews
9.2

Vision Apartments Cairns is conveniently set in Cairns and provides 2 swimming pools, plus sweeping views of the mountains and the sea. It also features an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Edge Apartments Cairns
8.2 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 450 reviews
8.2

The property is set in Cairns and is close to local attractions, including Cairns Esplanade. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,544 reviews
8.1

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Koala Beach Resort
7.4 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 189 reviews
7.4

Centrally located, Koala Beach Resort Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

City Garden
8.9 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 13 reviews
8.9

City Garden is located in Cairns and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features an outdoor pool.

Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7.9 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 337 reviews
7.9

The property is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby landmarks, including the Cairns Civic Theatre and Night Markets. Just a short stroll from Cairns Central, it offers air-conditioned apartments with complimentary wireless internet access.

Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 265 reviews
8.6

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

Piermonde Apartments Cairns
8.8 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 400 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated, Piermonde Apartments allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Only a short walk from The Reef Hotel Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with an iPod docking station, a private balcony and a spa bath.

Cairns Gateway Resort
7.9 Good

3.6 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 183 reviews
7.9

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

Tips for booking a Cairns hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cairns:$114/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$100 - $149
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$86 - $137
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

2
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

3
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

4
201 Lake Street Apartments
8.5 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

5
Cascade Gardens
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

6
Cairns Central Yha - Hostel
8.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

7
Niramaya Villas and Spa
9.0 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Port Douglas Show on map

This modern resort in Port Douglas offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. It also provides a Jacuzzi, a plunge pool and a sauna.

8
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.6 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Queensland

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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

$10
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers
8.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

$12
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha - Hostel
8.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$13
Avg. per night
Bounce Cairns
8.5 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also features a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$13
Avg. per night
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Located in Cairns, the hostel is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$34
Avg. per night
Cairns Gateway Resort
7.9 Good

3.6 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

$40
Avg. per night
Cairns City Sheridan
6.7 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$50
Avg. per night
Cairns Southside International
7.4 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Earlville Show on map

Cairns Southside International is located in Cairns and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a swimming pool, a safe and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$50
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars and under

$10 - $53

#1 Most popular

Bounce Cairns
8.5 Excellent
$13
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#2 Most popular

$53
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$10
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3 stars

$10 - $84

#1 Most popular

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
$72
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#2 Most popular

$84
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Best value

$10
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4 stars +

$50 - $418

#1 Most popular

$124
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$95
Avg. per night
$50
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Cairns

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

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

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.

Cairns travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns?

    1,941 reviews rated Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort with an average score of 9.3/10. It may also be worth looking into the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, which received a rating of 9.1/10 from 1,004 reviews. Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 1,542 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort is a good hotel close to Cairns Esplanade - it has scored 9.3 over 1,941 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Cairns near Reef Fleet Terminal?

    Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort is the most recommended hotel near Reef Fleet Terminal on HotelsCombined (scoring 9.3 over 1,941 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Cairns Convention Centre?

    Close to Cairns Convention Centre you will find Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, which has a rating of 9.3 over 1,941 HotelsCombined reviews.