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Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant - Cairns - Pool
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Tropical Queenslander - Cairns - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns City Sheridan
5.7 Fair
Cairns CBD$70+
Free Wi-Fi
Hilton Cairns
8.3 Very good
Cairns CBD$202+
Free Wi-Fi
Aspect Central
7.7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.5 Very good
Cairns CBD$132+
Free Wi-Fi
Heritage Cairns
8.2 Very good
Cairns CBD$108+
Free Wi-Fi
Park Regis City Quays
7.9 Good
Cairns CBD$122+
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Tropiq
7.1 Good
Free Wi-Fi

Cairns hotels near Cairns Regional Gallery

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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 hotels in Cairns in March and April.
  • 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, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cairns hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Cairns found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $57, while the most expensive was $134.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Cairns for 5 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.

  • What are the best hotels near Reef Fleet Terminal?

    Reef Fleet Terminal being one of the most popular landmarks in Cairns, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Pullman Cairns International, Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns and Hilton Cairns are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Cairns?

    The average price of a double room in Cairns is $137 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $40 per night.

  • Are hotels in Cairns safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Cairns. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns for tonight?

    KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as $40 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from $53, and 4-star hotels from $84.

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

    In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Cairns for the upcoming weekend was $42 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from $42 and 4-star hotel rooms from $83.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Cairns?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Cairns with free breakfast. Hotels with free breakfast in Cairns include Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Crystalbrook Riley, and Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Cairns?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, 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 center.

  • 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 Cairns City Sheridan.

Where to stay in Cairns?

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