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Crystalbrook Riley, hotel in Cairns

Centrally located at the northern end of Cairns iconic waterfront Esplanade, Crystalbrook Riley features 311 stylish rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars including Cairns’ highest rooftop bar,...

Love the pool and music Sometimes towels where not available and had to ask to restock
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,974 reviews
Price from$145.38per night
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, hotel in Cairns

Overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers rooms with a private balcony and city, mountain or ocean views.

Was nice
7.5
Scored 7.5
Good
Rated good
2,109 reviews
Price from$123.95per night
Hotel Tropiq, hotel in Cairns

Located 2 minutes' drive from the Cairns Esplanade, the refurbished Hotel Tropiq features accommodations with free WiFi and a balcony, with most offering garden and pool views.

Pool
7.0
Scored 7.0
Good
Rated good
1,806 reviews
Price from$93.62per night
Hilton Cairns, hotel in Cairns

Experience a sense of luxury at Hilton Cairns, located on the Cairns Esplanade.

Staff were very helpful to give us directions to car park and check in was smooth. Breakfast staff were excellent and the food was excellent.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
1,656 reviews
Price from$140.10per night
Cairns Plaza Hotel, hotel in Cairns

Located on The Esplanade opposite Trinity Bay, Cairns Plaza Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and free on-site parking. All rooms have a private balcony.

Staff were lovely. Serena was very helpful. Clean and tidy. Good size.
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
1,489 reviews
Price from$164.17per night
Hides Hotel, hotel in Cairns

Located in the heart of Cairns, and just 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport, Hides Hotel offers affordable accommodations, a 5 minutes' walk from The Esplanade.

Inner city Access
7.1
Scored 7.1
Good
Rated good
1,634 reviews
Price from$95.27per night
Park Regis City Quays, hotel in Cairns

Park Regis City Quays consists of modern, fully self-contained apartments and hotel rooms, nearby the Reef Hotel Casino, night markets, the City Esplanade, Cairns Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal.

It was reasonably priced, close to restaurants.
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,598 reviews
Price from$143.40per night
Pullman Cairns International, hotel in Cairns

Pullman Cairns International is located in the center of Cairns. All rooms have large balconies overlooking the harbor or mountains. Executive rooms offer a separate living and dining area.

Great location. Super clean and nice spacious room. Nice breakfast as well. Friendly staff
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,208 reviews
Price from$130.54per night
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre, hotel in Cairns

With its impeccably private and tropical ambiance, Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Center is a 4-star resort hotel superbly positioned one block from the famous Cairns Esplanade in the central business...

The was very clean and beds were comfortable with a nice view from the balcony. It was a little out of the way from downtown but not too bad.
6.8
Scored 6.8
Pleasant
Rated pleasant
681 reviews
Price from$108.78per night
Mantra Trilogy, hotel in Cairns

Located on the Cairns Esplanade in the city center, Mantra Trilogy offers spacious accommodations with private balconies overlooking the pool, mountains or ocean.

not much
7.2
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
1,660 reviews
Price from$141.75per night
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  • Pullman Cairns International
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,208 reviews

    Pullman Cairns International is located in the center of Cairns. All rooms have large balconies overlooking the harbor or mountains. Executive rooms offer a separate living and dining area.

    Spacious, loved the couch for 3 adults and 1 toddler. Clean.

  • Hilton Cairns
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,656 reviews

    Experience a sense of luxury at Hilton Cairns, located on the Cairns Esplanade.

    Breakfast with a view and friendly service, it was excellent!!

  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,730 reviews

    The Novotel Oasis is a 4.5 star resort featuring a gorgeous lagoon pool, complete with a sandy beach, children's pool and a swim-up bar.

    Lagoon Pool and service when unable to access room.

  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,443 reviews

    Featuring elegant rooms with a spa bath and a balcony overlooking Cairns or Trinity Inlet, Pullman Reef Hotel is only 820 feet from Cairns Esplanade. It features a casino and 4 bars with live music.

    Room was great, bed comfy as, spa bath was awesome

  • Acacia Court Hotel
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 2,245 reviews

    Acacia Court Hotel offers air-conditioned accommodations in a waterfront location on the Cairns Esplanade. The hotel’s large outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers.

    Reasonable price for good view. Not too far from town

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,234 reviews

    Centered around a unique rainforest atrium, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns has undergone refurbishment and now features newly renovated rooms.

    Excellent room service Full Breakfast on Mothers Day

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,109 reviews

    Overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers rooms with a private balcony and city, mountain or ocean views.

    Friendly staff. The opportunity to claim vouchers.

  • Mercure Cairns
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 499 reviews

    Located in the city center, Mercure Cairns is just a 7-minute walk from both the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi is included.

    Rooms were lovely, we enjoyed the pool area too - great location

Budget hotels in Cairns

  • Escape On Lake
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 246 reviews

    Escape On Lake is located in Cairns, within 2.6 miles of Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens and 8.1 miles of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    All Facilities, Lactation, Could walk the hole town.

  • Hides Hotel
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,634 reviews

    Located in the heart of Cairns, and just 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport, Hides Hotel offers affordable accommodations, a 5 minutes' walk from The Esplanade.

    I love staying here because it is close to everything

  • Bungalow Hotel
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 190 reviews

    Located in Cairns, 1.1 miles from Cairns Station, Bungalow Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar.

    Great price for a clean and comfortable older style room.

  • Club Wyndham Cairns

    Located 4.3 miles from Cairns Convention Center, Club Wyndham Cairns offers 4-star accommodations in Cairns and has an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace.

Hotels located in the center of Cairns

  • City Quays Accommodation
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 153 reviews

    Located in Cairns, within a 4-minute walk of Cairns Convention Center and 0.7 miles of Cairns Station, City Quays Accommodation has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi as well...

    The location was perfect, really enjoyed my stay ☺️

  • Nightcap At Balaclava Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 395 reviews

    Offering a restaurant, a bar and a children's playroom, Balaclava Hotel is an 8-minute drive from the Cairns Esplanade. It features air-conditioned rooms with cable TV.

    Really great beds. Clean facility. Nice accomodations

  • Cairns Plaza Hotel
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,489 reviews

    Located on The Esplanade opposite Trinity Bay, Cairns Plaza Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and free on-site parking. All rooms have a private balcony.

    Great staff, room and location. Highly recommended

  • The Benson Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 273 reviews

    Officially opening our doors on 1 July 2021, The Benson Hotel has taken over a previous hotel.

    Location, comfortable beds, pool and amazing decor.

  • Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 325 reviews

    Featuring a bar, a restaurant and regular live entertainment, The Edge Hill Tavern is 10 minutes' drive from Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Airport. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV.

    Location is in a great area close to alot of shops

  • Pacific Hotel Cairns
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,049 reviews

    Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbor, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers guests stunning views from private balconies and provides easy access to the nearby Reef Fleet Terminal,...

    Relaxed, simple and calm. Lovely staff and atmosphere

  • Park Regis City Quays
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,598 reviews

    Park Regis City Quays consists of modern, fully self-contained apartments and hotel rooms, nearby the Reef Hotel Casino, night markets, the City Esplanade, Cairns Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal.

    Really enjoyed my stay and had the best experience.

  • Sunshine Tower Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,020 reviews

    Cairns Sunshine Tower Hotel is ideally located just 3 blocks from the city center and 10 minutes' drive from the Cairns International Airport.

    staff lovely and friendly and rooms nice and clean

FAQs about hotels in Cairns








A lush tropical paradise surrounded by the Coral Sea

Located in North Queensland, Cairns is an energetic city with lush, tropic surroundings. It is home to one of Mother Nature’s most prized creations, the offshore Great Barrier Reef. It is a haven for diving, snorkelling and adventure enthusiasts, with millions of visitors from around the globe converging on this tropical nirvana.

Several tour and charter boats depart from Cairns Pier to the Great Barrier Reef daily and Port Douglas. Buses from Cairns Central Station and the Freshwater Connection Station take tourists to the picturesque and tranquil Atherton Tablelands and Daintree National Park. Cairns Lagoon is a large man-made inlet overlooking the Coral Sea and is popular for swimming, picnics, a BBQ and sunbathing.

Cairns has shopping malls, cinema complexes and numerous cafés, eateries, restaurants, and traditional Australian pubs. A popular destination for backpackers, it has many bars, nightclubs and hostels scattered around Cairns Boulevard.

Atractions like Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, Cairns Rainforest Dome and Skyway Rainforest Cableway are easily accessible from the city. Cairns International Airport has direct access to Brisbane, Mackay, Sydney, and Darwin. Booking.com has a number of hostels, resorts and hotels in Cairns and Queensland.

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  • 159 attractions
  • 12 points of interest

What Guests Said About Cairns:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    I really loved Cairns, lots going on all the time, great...

    I really loved Cairns, lots going on all the time, great weather easy access to the reef and Kuranda and the airport. Easy to walk around and so much food choice lovely foreshore and swimming lagoon. The list just goes on.
    Lisa
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I loved the location as it was close to everything...

    I loved the location as it was close to everything Woolworths Night Markets and the Wharf with the Marina only 5 min walk away and the Lagoon just a 7 minute walk We loved the Aquarium, The lagoon The Wharf and Marina, Night Markets and all the food we had was top notch at Hemmingways, and Wharf Cafe
    DonnaLowe
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Cairns was the highlight of our 10-day trip to Australia.

    Cairns was the highlight of our 10-day trip to Australia. We loved the beautiful natural beauty it offers and the convenience as a base point to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, ride the gondola to Kuranda Village and hike Daintree Rainforest. Mossman Gorge and the gondola stop within the Daintree Rainforest is jaw-dropping when you see the trees, plants and fauna. Park rangers, hotel staff, and even shuttle bus drivers were very friendly and accommodating, especially the people at Visions Apartment on the esplanade. There were lots of restaurants and shopping around the esplanade. Lots of activities for multi-generational group of ours. We rented a car last minute from a local family-run rental, who brought the car to our hotel. Very friendly and convenient! We were a bit nervous driving on the left side of the road, but turned out to be an easy drive to Mossman Gorge and Port Douglas. We hiked the well-marked trails and learned about the local Aborigines culture in Mossman then stopped in Port Douglas to see wild cockatoos, fox bats and had great ice cream in the small town. We loved everything about Cairns and even though there were rain storms during our trip in May, it was a nature-lovers dream!
    Karen
    United States of America
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Cairns is a fantastic little city that is a gateway to some...

    Cairns is a fantastic little city that is a gateway to some of Australia's beautiful natural sights. There are many tours on offer from Cairns to see the Daintree Rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef. The nightlife is good and there are plenty of restaurants and bars to refuel after big days of activities.
    MandyCharlton
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Cairns is both a hub of activity and a gateway to adventures...

    Cairns is both a hub of activity and a gateway to adventures within a few hours of travel. It has an ambient climate with all the services and culture you’d expect of a much bigger city. There is so much to do in cairns and the public transport system is both convenient and well run. There are so many adventures to be had on the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island and Fitzroy Island. Mission Beach, The Atherton Tablelands and The Daintree are all a day trip from Cairns.
    Carla
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Experience where the Locals shop and goto Rusty’s Markets on...

    Experience where the Locals shop and goto Rusty’s Markets on Friday - Saturday and Sunday for all your fresh fruit and vegetables. Local food cuisines through to the vibrance and hospitality of different cultures in on melting pot of happiness.
    Darren
    Australia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Cairns

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 650 reviews
    Friendly staff, very helpful! Very close to the hospital! Had to fly from Sydney to Cairns due to family emergency. Whilst circumstances weren‘t great we had a very convenient stay and we thank 181 The Esplanade for accommodating us the way they have been! Very grateful that we were allowed early check-in and were able to book additional days on day by day basis as we weren’t sure how long we would have to stay!! Thanks again! Pool facilities were lovely. Apartment was very spacious with a nice view!!
    Sarah
    Australia
  • From $115.38 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,321 reviews
    Fantastic location within walking distance to the bars and restaurants on the esplanade without being right on top of it. Hotel staff were extremely friendly and went above and beyond to help us out. Accommodation was comfortable and clean, perfect for an affordable family vacation. The set up of our two bedroom apartment was ideal with the rooms being separated by the two bathrooms and laundry. The Bay Leaf restaurant was wonderful. Staff were friendly and the food delicious.
    Bridie
    Australia
  • 9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 35 reviews
    We stayed with the lovely couple in Cairns and can heavily recommend booking your stay with them. You have your own apartment with a cute kitchen with most of the essentials (and then some). Cozy feeling of summer cabin from back home. The house is a short walk / drive away from the center of town. Peaceful and cute place to stay, gentle and cute dog next door and very friendly couple to share travel tips and a bit of chat. Would visit again and so should you!
    Heta
    Germany
  • From $52.28 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,112 reviews
    Mad monkey hostel in Cairns has more than 2 property just need to be careful and double check the address before book an Uber from the airport. Stay there for 4 nights in private room which is very good clean and very quiet plus in the room have a TV with free Netflix that such a bonus! Use room key from application is very convenient but would be a bit complicated for elder people but overall I like everything the hostel has offered!!
    Philipp
    Australia
  • From $163.51 per night
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,778 reviews
    Older style but very clean and comfortable with good instructions for late night entry. Close proximity to the Cairns Esplanade and some lovely coffee shops for breakfast. Arrived after midnight on a late flight - this hotel is one of the closest to the airport - only $19 for taxi. Hotel cost just over $100, a real bargain, given an unexpected overnight stop thanks to Jetstar changes to an international flight.
    Margaret
    Australia
  • From $155.01 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,287 reviews
    Tidy hotel with a nice pool, not too far from the Cairns Esplanade. The room was comfortable, with a good air con and serviced well. Plenty of free parking on the street outside. A few more deck chairs around the pool would be helpful, but the pool itself was never too crowded. Doors slam shut quite loudly, but otherwise it's a very quiet hotel. Wifi was free but very weak and slow.
    Gregory
    Australia
  • From $171.42 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,800 reviews
    I like the convenience of the central Cairns CBD location. Just one block away from the ocean, walking distance to shops, cafes & restaurants. The beds are very comfy and the rooms are clean and modern. Staff are friendly & helpful! This hotel is quite new, only a couple of years old...opened late 2019.
    Michelle
    Australia
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 707 reviews
    very well located for the airport, city centre and attractions, we didn’t bother hiring a car because of this. Room was very clean as was the rest of the hotel, pools were great, gardens well well maintained. I would thoroughly recommend VIsion for a stay in Cairns.
    Clint
    Australia
  • From $174.06 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 753 reviews
    everything was so clean and the room was pretty mush standard between me and my partner we both have 1 year old child therefore we both love the Luxury of the location and the room we would like to take our family to stay there for holiday THANK YOU CAIRNS INN
    G
    Geary
    Australia
  • From $128.56 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,020 reviews
    Great hotel with comfortable beds and modern look of the rooms. It’s just a bit far from esplanade, but apart from that it’s perfect. Also, there are lot of car rental companies around this hotel. So you can just rent and explore Cairns
    Aman
    Australia
  • From $203.72 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,205 reviews
    The location was very central. The staff were friendly. We requested a quiet room and received that which was lovely. Liked that the hotel provides free car parking as there are a lot of hotels in cairns that do not.
    KATE
    Australia
  • 8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 99 reviews
    Beautiful apartment, plenty of space for a family to spread out a bit while enjoying Cairns. The rooftop area was particularly nice for relaxing. A relatively easy walk to shops, the lagoon and the marina.
    Lucy
    Australia
  • From $118.01 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 7,396 reviews
    A great family-friendly resort. The pool was the highlight. The room was relatively clean. Great location with a 10 minute drive to the Cairns City, Esplanade and Night Markets. Good value for money
    Shehara
    Australia
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,479 reviews
    Apartments were clean and very close to amenities and pools and spa to keep kids entertained.close to Cairns Central Plaza and carins statio .just 10 mins fro. Esplanade.would recommend it strongly
    Javaria
    Australia
  • From $111.42 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,577 reviews
    I chose the hotel mainly for the location of my Cairns/Atherton region tour, as I didn't want to go to CBD to stay. For the rate of around $95, the room is clean, with the essential facilities.
    Tin Peng
    Malaysia
  • From $98.90 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 864 reviews
    Older style apartments located a distance away from the esplanade and the city centre. Unit was clean and reasonably comfortable. Manager was friendly and helpful.
    Edward
    Australia
  • From $155.01 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,287 reviews
    Efficient and no nonsense hotel. Moderately well located. Esplanade, the primary street at Cairns is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
    Somnath Pa
    India
  • From $171.42 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,800 reviews
    We like everything. The position of the hotel so close to Cairns Esplanade,the facilities of the hotel ,the room and so helpful staff.
    Penka
    Australia
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,479 reviews
    Lovely, tidy hotel in a quieter part of Cairns. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Lovely pools to cool off in and relax.
    Paul
    New Zealand
  • From $124.64 per night
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,634 reviews
    Close to most things in Cairns city.
    Peter
    Australia

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