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10 Best Hotels in Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
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4.3/5Excellent! (2,268 reviews)

"I was happy about baggage storage service after checking out"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
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AU$205
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,838 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
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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AU$179
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
4/5Very Good! (2,445 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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AU$189
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,606 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
AU$131
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,594 reviews)

"Beautiful property. Location was awesome.Staff was so helpful."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Mantra Esplanade
Bailey a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
163 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
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AU$245
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
4.6/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)

"This property was very comfortable and new. However, info about the hotel is only accessible through an iPad in the room. Unfortunately ours would not keep a charge so we had to have staff on multiple occasions come to check it. Eventually got a paper copy of the room service menu."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Bailey a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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AU$208
per night
1 Apr. - 2 Apr.
4.7/5Exceptional! (464 reviews)

"This was an amazing holiday at this resort. The staff were always so helpful they went above and beyond daily for any requests. The resort itself is absolutely beautiful , rooms pristine, facilities upmarket and the food is exceptional."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
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AU$153
per night
26 Apr. - 27 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,284 reviews)

"It all worked. The location of the property, the helpfulness of the staff were all excellent. Would go back again"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Mantra Trilogy
4.5 out of 5
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
AU$129
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
3.8/5Good! (1,490 reviews)

"Location and staff excellent. I found price for low season was a bit expensive. Good to have parking free, if you get a spot, can't be confirmed. Big apartment, great views, well equipped. I would of think though internet should be included at that price."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Mantra Trilogy
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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AU$181
per night
16 Apr. - 17 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,222 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

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Cairns, and visitors give high marks for the coral reefs, shopping, and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its rainforests and restaurants. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 60 hotels and other accommodations in Cairns
  • The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 5.6 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Cairns

Families come for attractions such as Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, and ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre. The rainforest and beaches highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Michaelmas Cay, Cairns Harbour Cruises, and Cairns Esplanade. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

In Cairns, there are 60 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Here's a top place to stay based on our user reviews:

  • Waters Edge Apartments Cairns - This 5-star condo features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and a spa tub. Expedia customers like its pool and helpful staff.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, located 2.2 mi (3.5 from the heart of the city, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, which is 2.6 mi (4.2 away.

Getting Around Cairns

To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Cairns Station. Cairns might not have as many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Cairns

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 89°F and the nighttime average to be 72°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • July through September averages 84°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 89°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • Cairns gets about 81.65 inches of rain per 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

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