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Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant - Cairns - Pool
Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant
5.8 Fair
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R1 926+
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Cairns - Restaurant
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R3 461+
Tropical Queenslander
5.9 Fair
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R1 704+
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
8.8 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
R2 801+
Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa
8.5 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
R2 395+
Aspect Central
7.6 Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R1 106+
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.5 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.5 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 424+
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R1 856+
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
7.5 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 664+
Heritage Cairns
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Heritage Cairns
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 362+
Park Regis City Quays
8 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 943+
Mercure Cairns
7.5 Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 898+
Hotel Tropiq
6.9 Okay
Hotel Tropiq
6.9 Okay
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R1 708+
Pullman Cairns International
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R3 482+
Cairns Sheridan Hotel
7.9 Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 562+
Coral Tree Inn
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Coral Tree Inn
8.1 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 057+

Cairns hotels near Cairns Regional Gallery

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Crystalbrook Bailey - Cairns - Building
Crystalbrook Bailey
8.6 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Crystalbrook Bailey
8.6 Very Good
Cairns CBD
8.6
Very Good
2890 reviews
Location
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R2 829+
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns - Cairns - Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
8 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R3 105+
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
8.4 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R4 009+
Hilton Cairns
8.3 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Hilton Cairns
8.3 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
R3 787+

Top Cairns hotels with parking

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Mantra Esplanade - Cairns - Bedroom
Mantra Esplanade
8 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Mantra Esplanade
8 Very Good
Cairns CBD
Parking
Pool
Air conditioning
R3 145+

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Low season

January

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

R2 912

Average price (weekend night)

R2 731
Cheapest month to stay with an average 31% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 22% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in Cairns

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Top tips for finding Cairns hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Cairns, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Cairns in January and March.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Sunday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 31 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cairns accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Cairns found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R1 204, while the most expensive was R1 510.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Cairns for 2 days.
  • Hoping to enjoy some of Cairns scenic views? Consider staying in a hotel next to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, such as the Lake Placid Tourist Park hotel, located a 3-minute drive away. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a cable car that allows guests to ride over the rainforest, stopping at various points in order to enjoy the beautiful walking trails.
  • If you enjoy nature and green spaces, why not choose a hotel next to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, which features a variety of tropical plants from around the world and offers both guided and self-guided tours? The Crystal Garden Resort is a 2-minute drive away.
  • An art-lover looking for some culture? The Cairns Art Gallery is set in a restored government building which dates back to the early 1900s and contains a variety of Australian art. The 4-star Mantra Esplanade hotel is only 100 metres away.
  • To have a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience in Cairns, why not pick a hotel near AJ Hackett Cairns, a popular bungee-jumping attraction? The Trinity Beach Pacific is only 3 minutes’ drive away, as well as being just 2 minutes’ walk from the oceanfront.
  • If you want to learn more about the city’s rich history, reserve a hotel next to the Cairns Museum, such as the Hides Hotel, located a 1-minute walk away. The Cairns Museum has exhibits and artifacts related to the creation of the city, as well as information about the pioneers that settled in the area.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Cairns

  • Which hotels in Cairns have a good view?

    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a 4-star choice located directly on the Cairns Esplanade offering the choice of rooms with views of the ocean. The Holiday Inn at Harbourside is next to Trinity Bay and has rooms with balconies that overlook the water.

  • Which hotels in Cairns have free parking?

    The Mantra Trilogy, next to the Cairns Esplanade, has free on-site parking as well as a large, outdoor pool. The Cairns Sheridan Hotel is located next to the Captain Cook Highway and has free parking and a fitness centre. Just 3 minutes’ walk from the ocean, The Acacia Court Hotel has both free parking and tennis courts.

  • What are good hotels in Cairns near the Cairns Central Shopping Centre?

    The Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a budget-friendly hotel next to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, with a choice of both shared and private rooms. The Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is 3 minutes’ walk from the shopping centre near the Bruce Highway.

  • What are good hotels in Cairns near St. Monica's Old Cathedral?

    The Caravella Backpackers is an affordable hotel 3 minutes’ walk from St. Monica’s Old Cathedral and 2 minutes’ walk to the ocean. The Cascade Gardens Holiday Apartments are 2 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 5-minute walk from the RAAF Memorial. The ibis Styles Cairns is 3 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 2-minute walk to Cairns’ Centre of Contemporary Arts.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Cairns?

    Although the average price for a double room in Cairns is R3 459, R347 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns for this weekend?

    Looking to spend the weekend in Cairns? Here are the best deals found by KAYAK users within the last 72 hours: 3-star hotels from R426 and 4-star hotels from R432. The cheapest deal overall was for R750 per night.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Cairns?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Cairns districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Cairns city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Cairns hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Cairns that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant, Tropical Queenslander and Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa.

Where to stay in Cairns?

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