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Cairns Colonial Club Resort, hotel in Cairns

Located in Cairns, 2.1 miles from Cairns Station, Cairns Colonial Club Resort provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

It is a fun place with multiple pools, friendly staff, and most amenities available on site.
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
7,461 reviews
Price from$91.67per night
Crystalbrook Flynn, hotel in Cairns

Located in Cairns, a 13-minute walk from Cairns Station, Crystalbrook Flynn provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness center and a restaurant.

Beautifully designed hotel, great location, gorgeous pools, big comfy bed, great staff who were incredibly helpful when we needed to return after and early cancelled flight. We loved it here!
8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,857 reviews
Price from$165.15per night
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, hotel in Cairns

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.

Rooms were clean and comfortable
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,748 reviews
Price from$162.56per night
Sunshine Tower Hotel, hotel in Cairns

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

Staff was excellent and very welcoming. They helped plan our visit to kuranda and thoroughly explained our options.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,074 reviews
Price from$106.21per night
Hilton Cairns, hotel in Cairns

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

I enjoyed the room service
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
1,562 reviews
Price from$160per 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.

Price was perfect for what you get. Excellent location. Clean. Easy check in after hours. Served our needs perfectly.
7.1
Scored 7.1
Good
Rated good
1,626 reviews
Price from$93.59per 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.

Beds were great and location
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,256 reviews
Price from$142.81per 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.

No breakfasts offered. Location perfect.
7.2
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
1,802 reviews
Price from$139.24per night
Heritage Cairns Hotel, hotel in Cairns

Heritage, 1640 feet from Cairns Esplanade, offers suites and studios a 15-minute walk from Cairns Central Station. It features a swimming pool and a garden with a BBQ.

Good location, free parking, friendly staff. Clear instructions for late arrive .
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,068 reviews
Price from$89.38per night
Mantra Esplanade, hotel in Cairns

Located opposite the Cairns Esplanade, Mantra Esplanade features waterfront accommodations with a balcony offering ocean or city views.

Location, wonderful room layout, friendly staff and very clean rooms.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
1,270 reviews
Price from$141.84per night
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Cairns's best hotels with breakfast

  • Hilton Cairns
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,562 reviews

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

    Friendly helpful staff, very clean, great location, great pool

  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,748 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
     · 1,451 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.

    Having stayed here before it always exceeds our expectations.

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

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

    Good place to stay and great staff who took care of us very well

  • Acacia Court Hotel
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 2,432 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
     · 2,306 reviews

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

    Great location, loved the atrium, comfortable room.

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,321 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
     · 463 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

  • Hotel Tropiq
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,613 reviews

    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.

    Comfortable room, close to shops and tourist sites

  • Hides Hotel
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,627 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.

    Excellent location, clean, convenient and good staff

  • Sunshine Tower Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,074 reviews

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

    Very clean. Location close to town. Very friendly staff

  • Bungalow Hotel
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 174 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.

  • Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 733 reviews

    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...

    Close proximity to Esplanade, restaurants and cafes.

  • City Quays Accommodation
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 140 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 ☺️

  • Escape On Lake
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 242 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.

  • Lake Central Cairns
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 601 reviews

    Located within a 6-minute walk of The Cairns Civic Theater and 2.6 miles of Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, Lake Central Cairns has rooms in Cairns.

    The terrace was so nice with lot of palms and trees.

Hotels located in the center of Cairns

  • Nightcap At Balaclava Hotel
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 391 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
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,483 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

  • Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 328 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
     · 1,961 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,...

    Great location , large rooms, efficient and polite

  • Park Regis City Quays
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,622 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.

  • Mantra Esplanade
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,270 reviews

    Located opposite the Cairns Esplanade, Mantra Esplanade features waterfront accommodations with a balcony offering ocean or city views.

    Close to everything. Good size. Clean and comfortable.

  • Cairns Sheridan Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 971 reviews

    Just 10 minutes' walk from the Cairns Esplanade and 25 minutes' walk from Cairns Lagoon, this 4-star hotel provides luxurious accommodations with cable TV.

    From Start to finish we enjoyed the Cairns Sheridan

  • Cairns Harbourside Hotel
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 728 reviews

    Located on The Esplanade, Cairns Harborside Hotel offers rooms with stunning views of Trinity Bay or the surrounding mountains. Each room features a balcony.

    Big rooms, comfy bed, great bar, restaurant and pool

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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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What Guests Said About Cairns:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    Excellent location.

    Excellent location. You may not need a rented car if you stay in the central location. We stayed here for 5 days. Went to Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Used the sky rail to go to Kurandra and came back by Scenic Rail. Snorkling at both Green Island and Great Barrier Reef was too good.
    Vivek
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Brilliant clean pool in apartment.

    Brilliant clean pool in apartment. We did Kuranda tour the train to the top of mountain and the cable car over the rainforest/ Green Island tour, where we enjoyed the glass bottom boat, snorkelling, and seeing the large crocodile that was recovering from an injury on the island. We also did Daintree crocodile river tour and we saw 3 crocodiles, went swiming in Rossman Gorge. The tours were fantastic and so was Cairns, we had the holiday of a life time. Thankyou to everyone for the wonderful tours.
    karen
    United Kingdom
  • 4.0
    Scored 4.0

    I wasn't too keen, it was a humid sweatbox and I didn't feel...

    I wasn't too keen, it was a humid sweatbox and I didn't feel particularly safe at night walking the streets. Plenty to do activity wise during the day. The Croc Bar was the best bit. $10 steak & fires. Night market is just tat and the food places within the night market aren't great. Decent-ish night-life and the drinks are cheaper than the big city's.
    Daniel
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Petrol station was close also our toilet seat was very lose...

    Petrol station was close also our toilet seat was very lose almost fell off it when I just got to sit on it twisted wasn’t happy.also I more thing i thought when we got go the hotel it was going to be easy go there get the key for room we got there the ph didn’t work we had to use our mobile finally got to wherever the another reception was wasn’t at the hotel we were at than I had to pay another $128 on top of the room I already paid for wasn’t mentioned until we got there and before I actually got the pin code for our key for our room plus numbers of the rooms weren’t really easy to find got the room and directions when we check in people just got there and didn’t know who to call no directions cleaners need to clean facilities properly
    Natisha
    Australia
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    We flew into Cairns from Sydney to see The Daintree...

    We flew into Cairns from Sydney to see The Daintree Rainforest & Mossman Gorge before picking up a motor home for a week, so for us it was more of a stop over than a destination. Not overly impressed with Cairns, but to be fair it was a very fleeting visit, and we may well have missed the best bits.
    David
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    We enjoyed driving up to and exploring the tableland towns...

    We enjoyed driving up to and exploring the tableland towns and tourist spots. Don't like parking infringement for a couple of minutes. We came back to Cairns especially to do Karanda rainforest, train and sky rail adventure, changed our dates to fit in with the opening of the train to Karanda. Rain days allowed us to explore the inner city but we were glad to see the sun.
    Jennifer
    Australia

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  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 643 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
  • 7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,321 reviews
    The pillows were extremely comfortable and the bed was comfy also. The Bathtub was Amazing and I Wish I had used it more often. If the Hotel was Closer to the Shops I would have stayed throughout my visit to Cairns but with a back injury walking back and forth was Impossible. The cleaner for my room (Melissa) was very helpful and polite and was a delight to talk with. .....
    Vicki
    Australia
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 966 reviews
    The location of the apartment was excellent as it was close by many eating places and in walking distance of all central Cairns. The view of the harbour over the esplanade was interesting and enjoyable. The apartment was very spacious and adequately furnished and the beds were comfortable. The host communicated very well before and during the stay.
    Barbara
    Australia
  • From $223.44 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,480 reviews
    Good location for walking to the Esplanade and some good restaurants. The rooms were clean but also lacked character. There were no gardens visible. The hotel is just on a fairly busy street but gets quiet at night. The locked off street parking that was included was great. Pool was nice but on a busy street corner right outside the pool.
    Susan
    United States of America
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 577 reviews
    Fantastic location right on the Cairns waterfront with delicious breakfast from the Cafe over the road. Easy walking distance to many restaurants for dinner. Beautiful, spacious, well furnished apartments with locked garage parking for our hire car. Loved sitting on the balcony, cooling off in the pool and going for walks on the Esplanade.
    Melissa
    Australia
  • 9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 95 reviews
    The room is very nicely decorated and not boring. Fully aircon and with fans. Large room with enough space for my family. The location is very good as it is near the city and walking distance to the esplanade. Jackie has also put a lot of thoughts in setting up the apartment and also provide books and board games for you to enjoy.
    Kian Teo
    Australia
  • From $158.67 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,786 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
  • From $452.71 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 185 reviews
    We stayed at Trinity Links Resort 2 nights during Christmas break with our family. Very spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms. Other facilities you get with Wyndham hotel chains are swimming pools, spa, tennis courts, golf clubs, etc. Wyndham has done it again...
    Amilee
    Australia
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 7,461 reviews
    The hotel is very beautiful, with two enormous pools. It has also a very nice garden, and a guest room which is very handy if you, like me, wake up too early and does not want to wake up other people in you room. Finally, the price is much better than most hotels in Cairns, it's amazing value.
    MatheusCarvalho
    Australia
  • From $165.40 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,213 reviews
    Great location, brilliant staff- helpful and friendly, value for money. Our go to hotel in Cairns. Rooms are a decent size, comfortable beds and great shower. Very pleasant public area with seating for reading or relaxing. Close to everything you need in Cairns, especially the Esplanade.
    Laura
    Australia
  • From $205.31 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,270 reviews
    Close proximity to esplanade and prime area. Rooms need renovation. It's kind of old and still well maintained. Grocery store was next door. Great restaurants around the hotel. We were able to walk to our Reef tour from the hotel. When it comes to location, this hotel is probably best.
    Sam
    United States of America
  • From $223.44 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,480 reviews
    Awesome apartment in a top location (direct road to Airport) as well as walikg distance to main centre and Esplanade. Buster makes the stay so more homely with morning and afternoon pats 🥰😘 definitely my new favourite place to stay in Cairns.
    Kris JB
    Australia
  • 5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 1,150 reviews
    I liked the fact that the hotel was on the bus route for great transportation into Cairns City. I liked that I booked through booking.com for a cheaper rate. I liked that the staff where fantastic and doing there best to provide comfort.
    Ben
    Australia
  • From $161.26 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,483 reviews
    The room was spacious, well appointed and clean. Location overlooking the esplanade makes it convenient to shops restaurants and thd board walk. And there was free off road parking - something not all Cairns hotels offer.
    Paul
    Australia
  • From $161.26 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,483 reviews
    The location of this property is its draw card. It is close enough to the city centre and the main attractions of Cairns and is cost-effective when compared to other properties in the same vicinity.
    Arthur
    Australia
  • From $205.95 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,277 reviews
    Great hotel in an amazing location on the Esplanade and next door to the night markets. Very comfortable and modern rooms. Great roof top bar and restaurant too. Highly recommend!
    Helen
    United States of America
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 429 reviews
    Great location, opposite Cairns central, walking distance to Rusty's markets and easy flat walk to Esplanade. Plenty of room in apartment for family to spread out
    Erin
    Australia
  • From $90.02 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,295 reviews
    The vibe of the place was great. The rooms were cheap and everyone was friendly. Location is great for Cairns, especially for the price as well.
    J
    Januel
    Australia
  • From $167.09 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,961 reviews
    Pacific Hotel Cairns was in a great location. A short stroll to the esplanade, to bus routes, shops and to the marina for reef trips.
    Margaret
    Australia
  • From $120.46 per night
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,769 reviews
    Close to the north side of Cairns airport etc & esplanade
    David
    Australia

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