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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,...

Great views from our balcony and excellent location.
Scored 8.6
8.6
Rated excellent
Excellent
2,011 reviews
Price from$147.60per 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.

Staff freindly, Helpful
Scored 7.5
7.5
Rated good
Good
2,037 reviews
Price from$125.85per 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.

Very friendly staff and a nice cozy place to stay. The pool was clean.
Scored 7.0
7.0
Rated good
Good
1,901 reviews
Price from$95.05per 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.

Great location, amazing staff. Only stayed one night but could easily have stayed longer as comfy and convenient to everything.
Scored 8.5
8.5
Rated very good
Very Good
1,540 reviews
Price from$166.68per 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
Scored 7.1
7.1
Rated good
Good
1,608 reviews
Price from$73.83per 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.

Quiet room. Very clean. Handy location..
Scored 8.0
8.0
Rated very good
Very Good
1,582 reviews
Price from$150.01per 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.

Nice breakfast selection and comfy bed. Good sized room. Reasonable prices and nice food at the restaurant.
Scored 8.1
8.1
Rated very good
Very Good
1,216 reviews
Price from$132.54per 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...

Location
Scored 6.8
6.8
Rated pleasant
Pleasant
673 reviews
Price from$110.45per 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.

location
Scored 7.2
7.2
Rated good
Good
1,633 reviews
Price from$143.92per night
Mercure Cairns, hotel in Cairns

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.

Room was comfortable but only a sheet on the bed, had to get a blanket.
Scored 7.4
7.4
Rated good
Good
521 reviews
Price from$130.37per night
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Cairns's best hotels with breakfast

  • Hilton Cairns
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 1,755 reviews

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

    The breakfast was absolutely amazing and perfect ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 1,721 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.

    The pool / sand / restaurant / gardens all amazing

  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 1,481 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
    Scored 5.7
    5.7
    Rated okay
    Above average
     · 2,125 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
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,191 reviews

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

    Great location, good views, clean and nice facilities0

  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
    Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,037 reviews

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

    affordable clean and tidy rooms in a perfect location

  • Sunshine Tower Hotel
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,979 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

  • Mercure Cairns
    Scored 7.4
    7.4
    Rated good
    Good
     · 522 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

  • Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 317 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

  • Bungalow Hotel
    Scored 6.7
    6.7
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 201 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.

  • Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 3,544 reviews

    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.

    The pool was clean and plenty of seating and towels

  • City Quays Accommodation
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 162 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
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 247 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
    Scored 6.8
    6.8
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 592 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.

  • 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

  • Nightcap At Balaclava Hotel
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 390 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
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 1,540 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.

    Beautiful site. Plenty of space and a well equipped useful kitchen.

  • The Benson Hotel
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 350 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.

  • Pacific Hotel Cairns
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 2,129 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
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 1,582 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.

    Perfect location close to restaurants and esplanade

  • Cairns Sheridan Hotel
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 947 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
    Scored 7.8
    7.8
    Rated good
    Good
     · 850 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.

    Location, Location. Seafront view. Close to everything.

  • Mantra Trilogy
    Scored 7.2
    7.2
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,633 reviews

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

    You've finally got comfortable beds!! Well done 👏

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.

Learn more about visiting Cairns
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  • 12 points of interest

What Guests Said About Cairns:

  • Scored 8.0
    8.0

    I use this motel as it is handy to the airport.

    I use this motel as it is handy to the airport. I fly to Perth and Bali and my flights are out of Cairns. Stayed many times, staff very friendly and helpful, Close to small restaurants, small supermarket and bottle shop.
    Lorraine
    Australia
  • Scored 10
    10

    It’s nice small city having beautiful sea coast on one side...

    It’s nice small city having beautiful sea coast on one side n other side green hills. Have good one day sea n land excursions trips to Rain forest n reefs. 4 to 5 days would be adequate to spend in cairns and around.
    Haridas
    India
  • Scored 10
    10

    Loved Cairns at this time of year - July.

    Loved Cairns at this time of year - July. Lots to do and see. Only complaint is that the restaurant food was mediocre across all places I tried, especially fish and seafood. Fruit and vege market is fabulous. Great shopping centre. Cairns is worth a visit. The trip by train and cable car was a fabulous day out. Lunch at Ellis Beach was really good. Cairns is really clean and the gardens everywhere are beautifully kept.
    A
    Anonymous
    United Kingdom
  • Scored 10
    10

    Center of town a bit grungy, but the fruit market and night...

    Center of town a bit grungy, but the fruit market and night market were fun spots. Once you got out of town though things were spectacular - boat ride on the daintree, diving on the reef - can't be beaten.
    Murphy
  • Scored 10
    10

    We love Cairns and Port Douglas and have been going for 30...

    We love Cairns and Port Douglas and have been going for 30 years. The lagoon pool is being renovated at the moment which may affect some travellers. Dining is excellent with many options, our new favourite is Waterbar and grill on the Marina Pier, great setting and wonderful food. I highly recommend Cairns as a destination.
    Rod McKellar-Stewart
    Australia
  • Scored 10
    10

    Loved Cairns.

    Loved Cairns. There are so many places to see and so much to do...Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, snorkelling on the reef, going to the Atherton Tablelands, the butterfly, bird and koala parks at Kunandra, the Skyrail, walking along the boardwalk, the aquarium is amazing. Loved Dundees restaurant.
    Beth
    Australia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Cairns

  • Scored 9.3
    9.3
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 87 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 $384.90 per night
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,494 reviews
    Location was excellent and walking distance to beautiful Cairns esplanade and city. Very quiet resort with beautiful pool and bbq facilities. The one bedroom apartment had everything that you would need, nicely decorated and beautiful comfortable bed.Staff were great and very friendly and accommodating with all our needs.
    Jenni
    Australia
  • From $200.82 per night
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,191 reviews
    We went to Cairns and stayed at Double Tree for 6 nights, the hotel facilities were located by the Esplanade, walking distance to nice restaurants and the lagoon, staff was very attentive, the buffet breakfast was excellent. Happy to have chosen this place.
    Raul
    Australia
  • From $240.98 per night
    Scored 8.9
    8.9
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 2,998 reviews
    Beautiful hotel in the best location in Cairns. It opens out back onto the Esplanade with restaurants up and down the street. It is walking distance to the marina and right opposite the public lagoon and Ferris wheel.
    Jennifer
    Australia
  • From $311.27 per night
    Scored 7.2
    7.2
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,633 reviews
    Beautiful view from my room balcony of the pool area and Cairns Esplanade/ocean. My bed was comfortable, bathroom was big, and the hotel is a close walk to all the essentials. You can also smoke on the balcony.
    Ken
    Australia

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