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10 Best Hotels in Cairns Central Business District

Park Regis City Quays
4 out of 5
6 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$94 per night
0.44 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (763 reviews)

"Staff are friendly and close to all shops on esplanade. Very clean."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Park Regis City Quays
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$165 per night
0.28 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,302 reviews)

"Very nice place to stay. It is conveniently located close to the stores, harbor, restaurants, bat trees, and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2020

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$80 per night
0.06 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (1,382 reviews)

"Pay cash, good, quick and easy. Room is perfect close to everything"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Hides Hotel Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$143 per night
0.49 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2,472 reviews)

"very accessible, close to everything. very good size room, good value dinner served by the hotel resturant,equipped with self service laundry a big bonus. very comfortable n appealing lobby. few ants found n rooms (we booked two rooms), the shower space has half panel glass which cannot stop water ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Pullman Cairns International
5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$167 per night
0.41 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,620 reviews)

"Great value for money excellent location. Breakfast is a disaster, toaster continually broke down and difficult to use. Getting a cup of coffee was difficult, their pod machines are difficult to use and not always working, I saw countless people give up trying to use their machines, many of the pods ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Pullman Cairns International
Mantra Esplanade
4 out of 5
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$140 per night
0.22 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,610 reviews)

"The staff are very welcoming. Very professional. The hotel is very clean and always get a Beautiful clean room. Last stay recently very good measures in place for Covid-19. They had signage up and information posted for people to read. Would also stay here when travelling to Cairns. Got upgraded ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2020

Mantra Esplanade
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
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0.58 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (2,301 reviews)

"We had a room with a balcony overlooking the Esplanade. Well worth booking one of these. Loved all the greenery around the hotel. Being in the lifts was very warm but we visited in the hotter months. The staff were amazing and very obliging. Hotel was well situated with easy walking distance to ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$205 per night
0.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,865 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel on marina. Lovely garden courtyard. Excellent professional staff. Our room smelled of smoke, we were instantly moved to a different room."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Bounce Cairns
2 out of 5
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$45 per night
0.28 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (43 reviews)

"As far as hostels go this one was fine, nothing special but not bad either"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2019

Bounce Cairns
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$169 per night
0.38 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,236 reviews)

"It is a unique architectual design, you feel like a secure place in any weather condition."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Cairns Central Business District

Travelers give high marks for the coral reefs, tours, and shopping in Cairns Central Business District. This city attracts visitors with its culturally-rich and walkable ambiance. Top attractions around the area include Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

  • There are 51 hotels and other accommodations in Cairns Central Business District
  • Closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 5.6 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Cairns Central Business District

The natural setting of the seaside is picturesque with Cairns Harbour Cruises, Cairns Esplanade, and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens worth a visit. Shopping is one of the top reasons to visit, so consider an excursion to Cairns Night Markets, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and Smithfield Shopping Centre. In Cairns Central Business District you can choose from 51 hotels and other lodging options to help you plan your holiday retreat at an affordable rate.

  • Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments - This 4.5-star apartment in Cairns Central Business District features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free self parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and helpful staff.
  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino - With a stay at this 5-star hotel in Cairns Central Business District, you'll have access to a casino, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Our customers love its helpful staff and comfy beds.
  • The Abbott Boutique Hotel - When you stay at this 4-star hotel in Cairns Central Business District, you'll have access to free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Visitors love its helpful staff and nice bathrooms.

Outside of the city, popular places to visit include Mount Whitfield Conservation Park located 2.7 mi (4.3 from city center and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which is 8.4 mi (13.6 away.

Dressing for Cairns Central Business District

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 89°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 72°F
  • From April to June, the average is 85°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 84°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October–December, you can expect 89°F as the daytime average and 67°F as the nighttime average
  • About 82.24 inches of rain falls on Cairns Central Business District each year
  • Hottest months are usually January and December with an average temperature of 88°F while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 63°F

Frequently asked questions

What is Cairns Central Business District like?
Cairns Central Business District is a welcoming neighbourhood known for its coral reefs and major shopping area. Experience the best of Cairns Central Business District with a visit to Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon. You’ll find 111 hotels and other types of accommodation in Cairns Central Business District to choose from, making this an ideal base for exploring the greater Cairns area.
Where is the best place to stay in Cairns Central Business District?
Based on Expedia customer reviews, Bailey a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel is the highest ranked property in Cairns Central Business District. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located steps from Cairns Night Markets. Other top choices in the neighbourhood include Pullman Reef Hotel Casino and Pullman Cairns International.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cairns Central Business District, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in Cairns Central Business District.
What are the top things to see and do in Cairns Central Business District?
Cairns Central Business District’s sights and attractions like Cairns Regional Gallery, The Cultural Place and Jute Theatre offer insight into the local culture. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets are also a couple of places to visit in the neighbourhood. Don’t miss favourite places to visit in the surrounding area, such as Esplanade Lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Marlin Marina. When you’re sightseeing in Cairns, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome are also worth a stop.

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