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Cairns Colonial Club Resort, hotel in Cairns

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.

8.0
Very Good
7,464 reviews
Price from$83.52per night
Coral Tree Inn, hotel in Cairns

Coral Tree Inn

Hotel in Cairns

Nestled in the heart of Cairns, close to attractions, restaurants and bars, Coral Tree Inn is a private property offering you a tropical and peaceful sanctuary.

8.0
Very Good
3,183 reviews
Price from$106.02per night
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, hotel in Cairns

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

The 5-star Shangri-La Hotel offers luxury accommodations with stunning views of the Cairns Marlin Marina. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi internet access.

8.4
Very Good
3,565 reviews
Price from$180.41per night
Crystalbrook Bailey, hotel in Cairns

Crystalbrook Bailey

Hotel in Cairns

Crystalbrook Bailey features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Cairns. Each accommodations at the 5-star hotel has city views and free WiFi.

8.6
Excellent
2,747 reviews
Price from$138.75per night
Oaks Cairns Hotel, hotel in Cairns

Oaks Cairns Hotel

Cairns City

Located in the heart of Cairns on the Esplanade, Oaks Cairns Hotel is a short walk from the beachfront boardwalk and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, as well as restaurants and bars.

8.3
Very Good
2,238 reviews
Price from$156.80per night
Crystalbrook Riley, hotel in Cairns

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,...

8.6
Excellent
2,062 reviews
Price from$180.09per night
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, hotel in Cairns

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

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

7.9
Good
2,292 reviews
Price from$128.26per night
Hilton Cairns, hotel in Cairns

Hilton Cairns

Hotel in Cairns

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

8.3
Very Good
1,470 reviews
Price from$167.59per night
Crystalbrook Flynn, hotel in Cairns

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.

8.9
Excellent
2,831 reviews
Price from$167.29per night
Hides Hotel, hotel in Cairns

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.

7.1
Good
1,610 reviews
Price from$66.75per night
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Cairns's best hotels with breakfast

  • Hilton Cairns
    Breakfast options

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

    Fantastic location! Great breakfast and staff were really helpful!

    8.3
    Very Good · 1,470 reviews
  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    Breakfast options

    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.

    The whole experience was amazing loved the room and pool

    8.1
    Very Good · 1,799 reviews
  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
    Breakfast options

    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.

    8.8
    Excellent · 1,452 reviews
  • Acacia Court Hotel
    Breakfast options

    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

    5.6
    Above average · 2,472 reviews
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
    Breakfast options

    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.

    7.9
    Good · 2,292 reviews
  • Pullman Cairns International
    Breakfast options

    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 feel.Location to nicer restaurants etc.Nice views

    7.9
    Good · 1,309 reviews
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    Breakfast options

    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.

    7.5
    Good · 2,473 reviews
  • The Benson Hotel
    Breakfast options

    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

    7.8
    Good · 1,589 reviews

Budget hotels in Cairns

  • Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern
    Cheap hotel

    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

    8.3
    Very Good · 320 reviews
  • Hotel Tropiq
    Cheap hotel

    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

    7.0
    Good · 1,477 reviews
  • Hides Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    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.

    Awesome location at that price. Room was spacious.

    7.1
    Good · 1,610 reviews
  • Sunshine Tower Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    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

    7.9
    Good · 2,130 reviews
  • Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant
    Cheap hotel

    Offering free WiFi and a swimming pool, Crystal Garden Resort is 10 minutes’ drive from Cairns airport and 5 mins from Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.

    Amazingly comfy bed, small but very clean and cosy.

    5.8
    Above average · 719 reviews
  • Escape On Lake
    Cheap hotel

    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.

    8.1
    Very Good · 229 reviews
  • Bungalow Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    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.

    6.8
    Pleasant · 163 reviews
  • Lake Central Cairns
    Cheap hotel

    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.

    6.8
    Pleasant · 609 reviews

Hotels located in the center of Cairns

  • City Quays Accommodation
    Central location

    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 ☺️

    8.9
    Excellent · 127 reviews
  • Nightcap At Balaclava Hotel
    Central location

    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

    8.5
    Very Good · 376 reviews
  • Cairns Plaza Hotel
    Central location

    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

    8.4
    Very Good · 1,624 reviews
  • Pacific Hotel Cairns
    Central location

    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

    8.0
    Very Good · 1,912 reviews
  • Mantra Esplanade
    Central location

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

    Nice clean simple and got a view room at no extra cost

    7.9
    Good · 1,346 reviews
  • Cairns Sheridan Hotel
    Central location

    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

    7.9
    Good · 974 reviews
  • Mercure Cairns
    Central location

    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.

    Close to the city shopping centres and all other facilities

    7.5
    Good · 400 reviews
  • Mantra Trilogy
    Central location

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

    Great view for the NYE fireworks 🎆. Good size balcony.

    7.1
    Good · 1,917 reviews

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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What Guests Said About Cairns:

  • 10

    It was wonderful Great Barrier Reef awesome and Kuranda...

    It was wonderful Great Barrier Reef awesome and Kuranda Railway awesome Skyrail awesome everything is great Aquarium was lovely..The Rainforest was really beautiful we were on the Ducks lol Staff so helpful and knowledgeable too We hired a car through a rental company which we went up to Port Douglas in.. all I all a great holiday .. Dinner at Cock n Bull a must..
    Carole
    Australia
  • 10

    I love going to Cairns, it has everything you need for a...

    I love going to Cairns, it has everything you need for a good holiday. It is very laid back there. The weather is always warm so no need for winter clothes and there's plenty of things to do for tourists. It's an ideal vacation spot
    Emily
    New Zealand
  • 10

    Cairns is a cosmopolitan and eclectic mix.

    Cairns is a cosmopolitan and eclectic mix. A full on hive of activity early til late. Night Market, Rusty’s Produce Market and multiple shopping centres across a large well spaced city. All within easy travel distances to Kuranda, Port Douglas, Northern Beaches, the reef and the remote northern limits of civilisation of the Cape. A beautiful lush landscape Can’t wait to visit again
    Ross
    Australia
  • 10

    Plenty to do.

    Plenty to do. Snorkelling and diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting the vast rainforest. Rafting or tubing in the river. Bungy jumping or giant swing at the Skypark. Jet ski on the river and/or sea. Several freshwater lakes and waterfalls to visit and swim in. Paronella Park (1.5 hour drive away). Several nature parks and gardens to visit. Plenty of good restaurants in the city.
    A
    Anonymous
  • 8.0

    I went to Cairns for one thing - the Armour and Artillery...

    I went to Cairns for one thing - the Armour and Artillery Museum. A World class collection of heavy military equipment. Outstanding. Cairns is beautiful and casual. But it was HUMID in December. It really was killing. There is a reason it was the off-season.
    Jeff
    Australia
  • 10

    Cairns is a fabulous place for all ages - from thrill...

    Cairns is a fabulous place for all ages - from thrill seekers (white water rafting, bungy jumping, giant swing, sky diving) to elderly/all ability access (Kuranda rail, skyrail, markets) to reef experiences (dive, seawalk, snorkel, glass bottom boat) to markets/shopping (Cairns night markets, DFO) to military history and shooting gallery to fabuloyus food!
    Janine
    Australia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Cairns

  • From $71.51 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 1,171 reviews
    Great location: CBD of Cairns, close to everything including the ferry terminal (perfect for early trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy Island or the airport). The hostel is extremely secured with two locked doors to get inside. We felt super safe, and it feels more like a hotel than a hostel to be honest. Room was rather small, beds were very comfy, shared bathroom super clean. Also, enormous shared kitchen with plenty of utensils, appliances, plates etc. Beautiful terrace near the kitchen. We will definitely come back.
    Marcin
    Australia
  • From $165.98 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 1,912 reviews
    the property was great! Check in was quick and simple and the staff were friendly. We had a superior room and it was lovely, nice little view of the Cairns Esplanade and water. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We only stayed as an added overnight stay before our flight as our flights were changed and we are glad we booked with pacific hotel cairns for the quick stop over. We had our 4 month old baby and the staff were wonderful and had a portacot ready for us in our room.
    Claudia
    Australia
  • From $64.95 per night
    7.3
    Good · 3,244 reviews
    The included breakfast was ample. Toast, pancakes and cereals. There was also an option to pay extra for a cooked breakfast, which we didn't require. The room was spacious, comfortable, clean and had the additional convenience of a microwave. The balcony was also an unexpected bonus and much appreciated. The location to the city center and bus/train terminals/stops couldn't have been better-only a 15 minute leisurely stroll to Cairns Central.
    Kathryn
    Australia
  • 9.0
    Wonderful · 678 reviews
    Fantastic apartment, loved our stay and perfect for all the family. Children loved the pool facilities and great outdoor area for us all.Staff were very accommodating and helped out lending us strollers for our stay. Location was probably the best in Cairns- beautiful views of the waterfront and esplanade and close to muddys playground and restaurants, shops and night markets. Just had the best holiday 😀Can’t wait to book again
    Jenni
    Australia
  • 8.9
    Excellent · 2,831 reviews
    The hotel is terrific. The room was lovely. The layout was chic and modern, and cool. The bed was very comfortable. The facilities were great and the staff were very friendly and professional. The little balcony gave good views of the sea, the esplanade and Cairns, and those views were superb from the 9th floor! It's a uniquely furnished/finished hotel that pleases the eye. Parking was easy and undercover.
    Stephen
    Australia
  • From $117.43 per night
    7.0
    Good · 1,477 reviews
    Hotel tropiq was by far our best stay in cairns - great wifi in room & by pool, lovely & super helpful staff, felt safe, very clean room with kettle, fridge & microwave, towels and you even get complimentary chocolates & shower gels! It’s also only a 15-20 min walk mostly along the beach to the main esplanade in cairns centre - Wish we’d stayed here the whole time & would definitely stay again!
    Megan
    United Kingdom
  • From $82.66 per night
    7.2
    Good · 934 reviews
    Stayed here twice, no frills hotel very close to Cairns CBD, only 8 minutes to night market and many food oulets. 3 minutes to Esplanade and nearest bus stop. Comfortable bed, good shower, very quiet, has a desk & chair for laptop work etc., has a mini kitchen and coffee making. Everything I needed. Highly recommended value for money.
    Chris
    Philippines
  • 9.4
    Wonderful · 96 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 $196.81 per night
    7.9
    Good · 2,292 reviews
    - Location is great, $20-25 taxi one-way from Airport to the Hotel. Very close walk to Cairns esplanade and everything on offer. - The view from the Ocean View King Room is great, and you really appreciate the beauty throughout the various times of day. - Bathroom was modern. - Majority of staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Benjamin
    Australia
  • From $156.80 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 1,624 reviews
    Staff were very friendly and efficient during check-in and check-out. The room was larger than other similar priced hotels in Cairns, and the balcony was spacious. The location was an easy walking distance to many popular Cairns restaurants and bars and our room had views to the Esplanade.
    Kath
    Australia
  • From $145.40 per night
    8.8
    Excellent · 2,156 reviews
    The Manager, Peter, was extremely welcoming and made you feel as if you were visiting family and not just staying in a hotel. His easy going, but informative, style made for a pleasant stay in Cairns. Location is perfect near the Esplanade, restaurants, and reef boats.
    DiPaolo
    United States of America
  • From $183.69 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 1,799 reviews
    Location was great and the pool was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and this hotel was the only one in Cairns that was able to meet my request for room configurations (a triple room with three single beds).
    Leonie
    Australia
  • From $160.08 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 2,465 reviews
    The SC Atrium Apartments is about 400 m from Cairns Central which is good for food and shopping; about 3 blocks from the Esplanade which is good for strolling, dining, jogging, and entertainments. The location is very central, you can walk your way around.
    Maria Sylvia
    New Zealand
  • From $87.25 per night
    7.9
    Good · 2,130 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 $84.63 per night
    5.8
    Above average · 1,475 reviews
    the location was great close to the shopping center and bus transport, good walking distance to the esplanade the pool was lovely I really enjoyed myself, I would love to stay here again on my next trip down to cairns.
    Chelsea
    Australia
  • 7.5
    Good · 79 reviews
    Location is amazing and can't be beat! Mere steps to the esplanade and lagoon (a man made wading pool). Sun rise right outside the bay windows! Apartment is well equipped and comfortable for a family of 4.
    Ennea
    United States of America
  • 9.2
    Wonderful · 115 reviews
    Jackie is a very nice and friendly host. She takes care of your comfort and does everything to address your expectations. Highly recommend to book this apartment for everyone traveling to Cairns.
    ParisaArtin
    Australia
  • From $161.39 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 866 reviews
    Lovely location, glimpse of water, and the Cairns Wheel and Esplanade were the main view. Most comfortable for the stay. No noise from the hospitality under the hotel, big plus.
    Geoffrey
    New Zealand
  • From $91.19 per night
    9.0
    Wonderful · 1,216 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
  • 8.0
    Very Good · 628 reviews
    Room size was great for family (especially small kids). Location of property in walking distance to all main attractions of cairns CBD.
    Rhiannon Svedas
    Australia

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