Hotel Hides Hotel
87 Lake Street, 4870 Cairns, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 1026 reviews)
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The heritage-listed Hides Hotel Cairns was built in 1885 by George Hides and Duncan McColl (on an isolated patch of land on Lake Street reputedly swapped for a horse and gambled on the development of the town). Their instincts proved correct and a thriving commercial precinct evolved around Hides Hotel. In 1895, George Hides widow Elizabeth took over the lease and the hotel became a social hub for travellers and local elites, complete with pukkah fans, billiard tables and garden parties. After a night of recreation, guests would awake to freshly shined shoes and crisp tropical wines, cleaned at Japanese run laundries. In 1928 the three story building you see today was erected over the garden. Right through to the 1950’s Hides’ clientele included locals from the Tablelands visiting Cairns for shopping, business or socialising. The roads were so terrible and the trains so slow that overnight accommodation was essential. General MacArthur used to stay on the top corner suite, during his visits from his War Office in Brisbane in the 1940’s, which today is called "The MacArthur Suite".
Hotel surroundings– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
The Cairns Museum0 miles
Cairns Family Court0.1 miles
Cairns Regional Gallery0.1 miles
Rusty's Markets0.1 miles
Cairns City Library0.2 miles
Cairns Night Markets0.2 miles
Reef and Rainforest Research Centre0.2 miles
Martin College0.2 miles
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon0.3 miles
Cairns Central Shopping Centre0.3 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Woolworths Supermarket0 miles
PJ Obriens Cafe/Bar0 miles
Rustys Market0 miles
Natural Beauty *
Moore Reef - Sunlover Reef Cruises Ocean/Sea28 miles
Closest Airports *
Cairns Airport3.4 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Cairns Rainforest Dome0.3 miles
The Center of Contemporary Arts0.3 miles
The Cairns Civic Theater0.4 miles
Cairns Station0.4 miles
Cairns Base Hospital0.9 miles
Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens2.4 miles
Skyway Rainforest Cableway7.5 miles
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park7.7 miles
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Most popular amenities
- Outdoor furniture
Services & Extras
- Tickets to shows/attractions Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 10 per day.
- Street parking
- Secure parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
- Tour desk
- Laundry Additional charge
- 24-hour front desk
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
|0 - 2 years||
Can use a crib when requested
|AUD 10 per stay|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are not allowed.
Hides Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
The fine print
Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card.
Please also note that parking spaces are subject to availability.
Please inform Hides Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please note that the full amount of the reservation is due before arrival. Ocean Group Hotels & Resorts will send a confirmation with detailed payment information. After full payment is taken, the property's details, including the address and where to pick up the keys, will be sent to you by email.
This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.
FAQs about Hides Hotel
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Hides Hotel (subject to availability):
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
- Secure parking
- Street parking
Guests staying at Hides Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
The prices at Hides Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Hides Hotel by:
- Taxi 15min
- Airport shuttle (public) 20min
Check-in at Hides Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Room options at Hides Hotel include: