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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. Guests enjoy free WiFi by the pool and in the hotel lobby. Cairns Plaza Hotel is a 10-minute walk from central Cairns, and a 5-minute walk from many shops and restaurants. Cairns International Airport is a 15-minute drive away. All air-conditioned guest rooms include a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a kitchenette or an ocean view. The tour desk books tours to Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns Plaza also features a 24-hour reception. Swimming pool #1: Closed from Mon, Sep 18, 2023 until Sat, Nov 18, 2023

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Cairns Plaza Hotel has been welcoming guests since 4 Jan 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Cairns, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room type
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
4 single beds
Bedroom :
1 extra-large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Cairns
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  • Voyzey
    A beautiful stay at this lovely hotel. The room was spotless and was really well appointed. The staff were helpful and welcoming. We'll definitely be back!
  • Kellie
    Comfortable beds, thickest and thirstiest soft towels, awesome shower, great location! Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Marilyn
    Relaxing comfortable short stay, in a convenient location walkable to celebrate a birthday dinner.
  • Diane
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The location is perfect. Lovely stroll along the Esplanade. A nice little discount from Muddy's Cafe across the road for food and coffee. So enjoyable I extended my stay by another few nights. Super helpful staff 24/7
  • Alexandra
    Great location, just walking distance from the downtown area I’m Cairns and the marina.
  • Mark
    Night manager Hayden was very helpful and competent.
  • Catharina
    Loved having 2 queen beds which were super comfortable in our twin room. got a great nights sleep. Reception staff were great, in letting us know that pavement works across the hotel's front entry may be an issue when we wanted to leave. As it...
  • Joanne
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Location next to Muddy’s cafe and playground, close to walkway into town
  • Rebecca
    As always we loved our stay here. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The location is great, being located at the end of the esplanade so it is nice and quiet. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained, and there are always extra...
  • Renee
    They went over and above what we needed. I arrived at 10.30am and they found a room for me to check into early. At the end of our stay we went scuba diving and asked to use a bathroom before picking up our hire car but instead they had a shower...

Property questions and answers
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  • No reviews mention the comfort of your beds. Are they decent & comfortable please? Many thanks.

    Yes, our beds have all recently been replaced. They are all new beds and comfortable.
    Answered on 12 February 2020
  • If we book a suite that states with a sea view, will we definitely get a sea view?

    Yes, our suites all have oceanviews.
    Answered on 12 February 2020
  • Could u please tell me if there are lifts we are elderly don't do steps

    Yes, we do have lifts.
    Answered on 3 August 2020
  • Hi Is wifi available in the suites?

    Yes, complimentary wi-fi is available in all rooms.
    Answered on 23 March 2021
  • Do you have walk in shower only rooms

    Hi, Thank you for your message. We do have bathtub in rooms but only on level 3th, all other rooms have only walk in shower. Kind regards, Reservation
    Answered on 21 February 2021
  • Is there a shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel?

    The hotel does not operate a shuttle bus service. The easiest way to travel from the airport to the hotel is by taxi or Uber. It is approximately a 10..
    Answered on 2 May 2022
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Facilities of Cairns Plaza Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Children's playground
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Tour desk
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
      Additional charge
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Fence around pool
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Cairns Plaza Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 00:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    From 01:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Refundable damage deposit

    A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 52.88GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    AUD 15 per stay

    Prices for cots are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Cairns Plaza Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Cairns Plaza Hotel is a non-smoking hotel.

    Please note that breakfast will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    Please inform Cairns Plaza Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Swimming pool #1 is closed from Mon 18 Sept 2023 until Sat 18 Nov 2023

    A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 52.88GBP. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

    FAQs about Cairns Plaza Hotel

    • Room options at Cairns Plaza Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Studio
      • Suite

    • Cairns Plaza Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Children's playground
      • Swimming Pool

    • The nearest beach is just 600 yards from Cairns Plaza Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Cairns Plaza Hotel is 650 yards from the centre of Cairns. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Cairns Plaza Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Cairns Plaza Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.