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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 669 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
Vision Cairns Esplanade
9.2 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 389 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.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.1 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,886 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 free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
7.9 Good
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 3,349 reviews
7.9

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.

Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
7.4 Good
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 197 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.

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
7.3 Good
105 the Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 2,238 reviews
7.3

Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides supervised child care/activities, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Cairns City Garden Apartment
Cairns City Garden Apartment
8.9 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
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
Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7.9 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 419 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
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 358 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
Piermonde Apartments Cairns
8.8 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 534 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.

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Average price in Cairns Esplanade:$88/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$33/night
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$33 - $155
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$33 - $96
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.0 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.2 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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

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201 Lake Street
201 Lake Street
8.5 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.5 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$12
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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

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.

$13
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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

$16
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

$40
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

$48
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Cairns Rainbow Resort
Cairns Rainbow Resort
6.2 Good
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers pool views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

$58
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Adobe Motel
Adobe Motel
6.8 Good
191 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool, Adobe Motel is situated in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides luggage storage, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$60
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Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
7.6 Good
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

$63
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Hotel prices near Cairns Esplanade

2 stars and under

$48 - $70

Koala Beach Resort

#1 Most popular

$70
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

Best value

$48
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3 stars

$16 - $86

Cairns Plaza Hotel

#1 Most popular

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
$86
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Hides Hotel Cairns

#2 Most popular

$63
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Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
$16
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4 stars +

$12 - $242

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

#1 Most popular

$205
Avg. per night
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

#2 Most popular

$160
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Bounce Cairns

Best value

Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
$12
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About Cairns Esplanade

Located in Tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Esplanade is a scenic stretch of land serving as a focal point of the city since the region was founded in the 1800s. Boasting 2.5 kilometres of lawn and picturesque parklands, visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy along this palm-lined waterfront in Cairns CBD.

A recreational hotspot, the crown jewel of the Cairns Esplanade is the unique swimming lagoon, a 4,800-square-metre saltwater pool with a state-of-the-art filtration system that can be enjoyed all year round. It is the perfect place for visitors to cool off from the heat, soak in the sunshine and take in the views of the sparkling Trinity Inlet and mountains that surround the area. Nestled amongst lush Banyan Trees, the area also boasts BBQ facilities, children’s playgrounds and a healing garden. Those who want to work on their fitness will find plenty of facilities to suit their needs, including pedestrian paths, a skate plaza, rock climbing area and various fitness stations. On the weekend, the Esplanade Market comes alive with local vendors showcasing handmade crafts, such as jewellery, homewares and beauty products in addition to a range of live musicians performing to visitors relaxing on the lawn.

Easily reached from many of the city’s major landmarks, the Cairns Esplanade is found by utilising the city’s extensive bus system. From the Cairns Airport, the Cairns Esplanade is only a short distance via public transportation, or by car or taxi. For active travellers, Cairns has many shared paths suitable for walkers and cyclists throughout the city.

Dating back to 1876, the Cairns Esplanade has been a centre point of the city since the first explorers trenched through the lush mangrove swamps. After the area had been surveyed, it was named Troughton Esplanade after the Travelling Superintendent of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, Captain Fred Troughton. These original city plans were revised and eventually led to the shortening of the name to simply “Esplanade”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Cairns Esplanade?

    2,388 reviews rated Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort with an average score of 9.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, which received a rating of 9.0/10 from 1,305 reviews. Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort could be another great option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 1,886 reviews.