Hotels in Cairns, Australia

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Popular hotels in Cairns

Discover well-known properties in Cairns that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 561 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 22 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cairns is C$ 188/night.
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Pierpoint Road Po Box 7170, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally located, Shangri-La The Marina Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. The multiple amenities this modern hotel features include a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
3581 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
C$ 193
43 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently situated, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It has a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
1936 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
C$ 172
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally positioned, Riley a Crystalbrook Collection Resort allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.6
Excellent
2122 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
C$ 209
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Hilton Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. Guests have access to a swimming pool, a sauna and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
1605 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
C$ 172
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Located in Cairns, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is an easy drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway and provides on-site parking at an additional cost. It features a fully-equipped gym, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a heated outdoor spa.
Free Wi-Fi
7.5
Good
2519 reviews
Location
0.9 km from city centre
C$ 139
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently located, Pullman Cairns International offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It has a spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
1397 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
C$ 174
163 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Centrally situated, Bailey a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. It offers complimentary wireless internet, a gym and an outdoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of The Reef Hotel Casino.
Free Wi-Fi
8.6
Excellent
2777 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
C$ 166
18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Set in Cairns, Cairns Colonial Club Resort features 3 pools, as well as a waterfall pool, a saltwater swimming pool and water slides. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Tropical Rainforest Gardens and Lagoon Pools.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
7577 reviews
Location
2.8 km from city centre
C$ 96
7-11 Chester Court, Cairns, QLD, Australia
This comfortable resort in Cairns offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a waterfall pool and a swimming pool. It also features a Jacuzzi, a kids pool and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.1
Excellent
3516 reviews
Location
3.3 km from city centre
C$ 104
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Located in Cairns, the resort is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It has a gym, as well as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.6
Good
994 reviews
Location
1.9 km from city centre
C$ 55

Tips for booking hotels in Cairns

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cairns. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Cairns:C$ 188/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 27/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Friday
C$ 112 - C$ 330
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 126 - C$ 290
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Cairns hotels

Browse through properties in Cairns that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 561 properties in Cairns and data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hotels to stay at in Cairns. Narrow down your search by reading user reviews, hotel descriptions, and amenities.
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35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 184
Avg. per night
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 268
Avg. per night
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 35
Avg. per night
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 145
Avg. per night
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 146
Avg. per night
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 186
Avg. per night
702 Bruce Highway, Cairns, QLD, Australia
5.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 99
Avg. per night
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 164
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Australia

Discover affordable stays in Cairns that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cairns can be found for as low as C$ 27 per night. There is currently one property in Cairns that can be booked for this price. Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cairns. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024
These Cairns properties charge the lowest price per night of those we've come across. If you have flexibility with arrival and departure, use the search form to compare prices for other dates.
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274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
C$ 27
Avg. per night
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 32
Avg. per night
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 36
Avg. per night
8 Scott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 46
Avg. per night
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
5.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 68
Avg. per night
209 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 70
Avg. per night
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 77
Avg. per night
167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 78
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Cairns to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Cairns at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Prices on hotels (average nightly rate) for the dates selected, broken down by hotel class. We've highlighted the most popular properties according to our users as well as the best value within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 27
3 stars
3 stars
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 55
167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 78
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 35
4 stars
4 stars +
Pierpoint Road Po Box 7170, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 193
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 209
23-51 Anderson Road, Cairns, QLD, Australia
C$ 111

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Other accommodations in Cairns

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Cairns. There are 561 hotels in Cairns and price data was last updated on 22 February 2024. The average price for a stay in Cairns is C$ 188/night.
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6-8 Frond Close, Cairns, QLD, Australia
9.4 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 327
Avg. per night
23-51 Anderson Road, Cairns, QLD, Australia
5.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 111
Avg. per night
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 164
Avg. per night
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 174
Avg. per night
85 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 188
Avg. per night
125-129 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 208
Avg. per night
58-62 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 127
Avg. per night
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 268
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cairns

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About Cairns

Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The city also provides a number of wildlife and Indigenous culture experiences, along with a family-friendly waterfront esplanade.

Things to do in Cairns

For an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, go on a diving or snorkelling cruise directly from Cairns. Looking for a reprieve from urban life? Take a day trip to one of the nearby tropical islands, such as Green Island or Fitzroy Island. Hot air balloon tours provide unparalleled bird’s-eye views of the cocktail-blue water, lush rainforests and intricate reef.

Cairns’ 26-kilometre-long stretch of beaches begins north of the city, but there is a charming esplanade near the centre of town. The Cairns Esplanade overlooks the Coral Sea and boasts a public swimming pool, barbecue areas, grassy lawns, weekend markets and diverse restaurants.

Several shopping centres speckle the region, highlighted by the Cairns Central shopping centre and Stockland Cairns. After a full day of leisure, be sure to sit back and enjoy the area’s mighty dining scene around the harbour. For a heaping of culture, check out exhibits at the Centre of Contemporary Arts or catch a film at the outdoor Starry Night Cinema.

Venture beyond the city limits to experience the world-famous Daintree Rainforest, home to ancient trees, unique Australian animals and cascading waterfalls. Embrace Australia’s Indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can witness traditional Aboriginal singing and dancing, throw a boomerang and eat authentic bush food.

Getting around Cairns

The Cairns International Airport connects to many domestic and international destinations including China, Singapore and Indonesia. The area serves as the terminus for Queensland's North Coast railway line and is near the A1 Highway, known as the “Pacific Highway”, popular with road tripping families.

Facts about staying in Cairns

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cairns to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 22 February 2024.
  • What is the best place in Cairns for bars and restaurants?

    When you book Cairns hotels, you get the option of great accommodation in areas that will appeal to your foodie side. Cairns is well known for its waterfront region and iconic eateries and bars. Enjoy traditional meats like kangaroo and crocodile at Dundees, scenic views from Mondo or the rustic food choices of Hemingway's Brewery, all placed alongside Cairns Waterfront. Hides Hotel or Gilligan’s will place you along the water’s edge and give you access to all the restaurants. A little further into the CBD, you will find plenty of choices too. Try eateries such as Chambers or Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum for a highly popular Asian menu. Hotels in the CBD worth checking out include The Abbott Boutique Hotel, Freedom Hotel and many others.

  • What is the best place in Cairns for a family holiday?

    Cairns is wonderful to holiday with family, as you will be surrounded by beaches and nature. From the Cairns Aquarium at the Waterfront to walks along the buzzing Cairns Esplanade, you can find great hotels in Cairns. Consider Shangri-La Resort, in the Marina, for harbour views, easy public transport and on-site activities for kids. Venture out to swimming spots around the Redlynch Valley region and stay in accommodation such as Jungara B&B to enjoy nature during the day. Enjoy the Botanic Gardens in the CBD and let the kids feed the turtles or ducks. Novotel is a great spot for Cairns accommodation in the CBD. Visit the World Heritage site of the Wet Tropics and do the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a scenic cable car ride across the park. It is close enough for a drive from the CBD or Waterfront.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Cairns?

    Accommodation in Cairns will find you in a vibrant city that welcomes nature as a strong source of entertainment. Nestled between the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is well situated. Visit the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary to see one of the largest collections of living butterflies in the world, or take the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the coast. There are also riverboat tours, which will give you a guided tour of the region. Enjoy the centrally located Cairns Festival every year, in August, for music, arts and culture; take in indigenous art at the Cairns Art Gallery