Cairns hotels

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Low season September
High season December
  Average price (weeknight): R1 294
  Average price (weekend night): R1 529

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Top tips for finding the perfect Cairns hotel

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

How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Cairns for as cheap as R112 in the last 3 days. The average price is R1 600.
How much is a hotel in Cairns for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Cairns hotels for tonight for as low as R112. Users have also found 3-star hotels from R503 and 4-star hotels from R469.
How much is a hotel in Cairns for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Cairns hotels for this weekend for as low as R125 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from R511 and 4-star hotels from R477.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
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.

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Best Cairns hotels

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Global Backpackers Cairns - Cairns - Bedroom
9,5 Excellent (77 reviews)
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino - Cairns - Pool
9,1 Excellent (6 274 reviews)
R2 780+
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa - Cairns - Building
9,1 Excellent (342 reviews)
R2 331+
City Terraces Cairns - Cairns - Building
9,0 Excellent (345 reviews)
R1 704+
The Abbott Boutique Hotel - Cairns - Bedroom
8,8 Excellent (1 164 reviews)
R1 524+
Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel - Cairns - Restaurant
8,7 Excellent (1 983 reviews)
R1 943+
Cairns City Palms - Cairns - Bedroom
8,7 Excellent (1 809 reviews)
R1 240+
Bounce Cairns - Cairns - Bar
8,6 Excellent (1 194 reviews)
Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows - Cairns - Building
8,6 Excellent (273 reviews)
R1 853+
JJ's Backpackers Hostel - Cairns - Bedroom
8,6 Excellent (227 reviews)
Pacific Hotel Cairns - Cairns - Building
8,5 Excellent (2 674 reviews)
R1 629+
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside - Cairns - Bedroom
8,5 Excellent (2 274 reviews)
R1 420+
Cairns Plaza Hotel - Cairns - Building
8,5 Excellent (1 418 reviews)
R1 479+
Breakfree Royal Harbour Cairns - Cairns - Building
8,5 Excellent (1 112 reviews)
R1 599+
Dreamtime Travellers Rest Hostel - Cairns - Building
8,5 Excellent (911 reviews)
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments - Cairns - Building
8,5 Excellent (719 reviews)
R1 360+

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Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns - Cairns - Outdoor view
8,5 Excellent (7 431 reviews)
R2 466+
Pullman Cairns International - Cairns
8,5 Excellent (5 537 reviews)
R1 928+
Coral Tree Inn - Cairns - Building
8,2 Excellent (2 386 reviews)
R1 270+