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The 10 Best Beach Hotels in Cairns, Australia

Check out our pick of great beach resorts in Cairns

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort 5 stars

Cairns

Centrally located at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade, Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort features 311 stylish rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar, Rocco, an expansive lagoon pool and private beach, the stunning Eléme Day Spa, functions and events spaces for up to 400 people and a 24-hour fitness centre. Extra soft and comfy beds! Great service. Pool was lovely.

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9.4
Superb
1,182 reviews

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino 5 stars

Cairns

Featuring elegant rooms with a spa bath and a balcony overlooking Cairns or Trinity Inlet, Pullman Reef Hotel is only 250 metres from Cairns Esplanade. It features a casino and 4 bars with live music.

The modern air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen cable TV and a tea and coffee maker. Each room has a large bathroom with luxury C.O. Bigelow toiletries. The staffs of the hotel are really really nice for us and we like the zoo which is on the top of the hotel. The views of the room are beautiful.

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9.3
Superb
1,019 reviews

Travellers Oasis 2 stars

Cairns

Set in the centre of Cairns and located opposite the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns train station, Travellers Oasis offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, with hammocks to relax in. It is a 10-minute walk from The Esplanade and The Pier in Cairns. Free unlimited WiFi is offered. Staff were really friendly. Helped me to book the best tours around cairns. nice atmosphere , easy to get in touch with other travelers. Usb plugs everywhere to charge your phone. In the heart of cairns + close to Coles supermarket.

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9.2
Superb
467 reviews

Tropic Days Backpackers 2 stars

Cairns

Set amongst tropical gardens and featuring an outdoor pool with hammocks to relax in, Tropic Days Backpackers is set in Cairns and provides free WiFi and a complimentary continental breakfast of breads, spreads and free tea, coffee and herbs. this hostel is just amazing and probably the best in cairns ! Even though its not that central its just lovely to stay here 😇 the staff was really nice as well helped us with a lot of things and yea everyone here is just very chatty and i d really recommend this one for u cause its just amazing and even after 2 days you ll already feel soaked up by the calming and relaxing atmosphere and feel like home ❣️

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9
Superb
288 reviews

Kookas Bed & Breakfast 4 stars

Cairns

Offering an outdoor pool, Kookas Bed & Breakfast is located in Cairns. Free WiFi access is available.

Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. You can enjoy mountain view and pool view from all the rooms. Extras include an outdoor seating area, bed linen and ironing facilities. Kookas is a wonderful place to stay, just the right distance away from Cairns' city center. Great hosts, great view, great breakfast! We loved it here!

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9.6
Exceptional
119 reviews

Jack and Newell Holiday Apartments 4.5 stars

Cairns

Featuring a large private balcony and free WiFi, Jack and Newell Holiday Apartments are just 800 metres from Cairns Pier. The property features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a barbecue area. Free secure parking is available, on request. The manager Jode was very welcoming, accommodating and warm. The location, facilities, comfort were very good. Would recommend the place. The view was amazing.

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9.2
Superb
230 reviews

Vision Apartments 5 stars

Cairns

Situated on the Cairns Esplanade, this 5 star property features self-contained apartments. Guests enjoy 2 swimming pools, a sauna and a fitness centre.

Each apartment features a spacious living room which opens onto a balcony or patio with an outdoor setting. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and satellite TV. Very friendly and warm staff. Nice location.

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9.1
Superb
397 reviews

Waters Edge Apartment Cairns 5 stars

Cairns

Waters Edge Apartments offer luxury, spacious, self-catering accommodation on the seafront of Cairns, a vibrant, tropical city with a relaxed atmosphere and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.

A fully equipped kitchen with granite and stainless steel fittings allows you to prepare your own meals. You can enjoy them on your large balcony with either esplanade or sea views, or on your private pool terrace. Alternatively, you can stroll down the Esplanade Boardwalk and try one of the restaurants specialising in seafood and authentic Australian cuisine. Positioned within walking distance to most things.. There is beautiful beach & cafe across the road, we had breakfast there most days. Also lovely staff at Waters Edge.

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9.3
Superb
362 reviews

Luxury waterfront sea view apartment

Cairns

Boasting a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre, Luxury waterfront sea view apartment offers accommodation in Cairns with free WiFi and sea views. This apartment features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio. Very spacious unit with heaps of room for us and the kids so we were not in each others faces all the time. Love love love the balcony seats and sensational view over cairns Esplanade. Stylish and had all the extras that made staying there ultra comfortable. Great resort with gym that I may have used if I really wanted to :)

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9.7
Exceptional
6 reviews

Freedom Hostels Cairns

Cairns

Set within 1.1 km of Cairns Convention Centre and 70 metres of Cairns Regional Gallery, Freedom Hostels Cairns provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Cairns. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a shared lounge. Had such a great time staying at this hostel. The location is great, within a 5 minutes walk of the main bars and esplanade. The hostel is clean with good areas for cooking, chilling out and socialising. Last but not least, the staff are sooooo helpful and friendly. We were made to feel welcome straight away by the receptionist who was great!! All in all would definitely recommend this place for anyone both working in or visiting cairns 👌🏼

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9.6
Exceptional
43 reviews

Looking for a beach resort?

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of swirling waves and the smell of sea air through your bedroom window. Beachfront accommodation comes in a variety of forms, from well decked-out resorts to secluded homestays and villas. Beach hotel amenities can include air-conditioned rooms, private terraces overlooking the sea and outdoor pools with adjacent bars.

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