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10 Best Hotels in Cairns

Image for Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
6 Sep. - 7 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,552 reviews)

"The position of the hotel was excellent, nice surroundings and great views"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Image for Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
4.6/5Wonderful! (185 reviews)

"Fantastic room, beautiful complex and friendly staff. room service meal was excellent. But they had a function on in the complex that night and with a live band playing ACDC covers at midnight it was impossible to sleep. ruined it. But it is such a nice place I'd stay there again (after checking ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Image for Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
1 Sep. - 2 Sep.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,011 reviews)

"Felt the staff on arrival could have been a tad friendlier. Also no one acknowledged you as you came and went, making the atmosphere cold and uninviting. The cleaning staff were nice and friendly as was the restaurant operator. Breakfasts were very good."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2019

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Image for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
10 Sep. - 11 Sep.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,115 reviews)

"The hotel is very central so you may not need a car. The property was clean, though i found some delays in getting pool towels. This was fixed quickly and could be due to non peak season timing."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Image for Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
4/5Very Good! (2,287 reviews)

"Close to everything. Lovely pool area. Very comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
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5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
14 Sep. - 15 Sep.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,057 reviews)

"Staff were lovely. The pool was great. Amazing location. Gin social the bar had an Amazing selection of gins. We enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere. Spectacular water views and very clean. A couple of faults. For a 5 star hotel you would expect a proper dining restaurant within the hotel. They offer ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2019

Hilton Cairns
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5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
30 Aug. - 31 Aug.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,430 reviews)

"Comfortable room size and excellent breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019

Pullman Cairns International
Image for Rydges Plaza Cairns
4 out of 5
Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
6 Sep. - 7 Sep.
3.5/5Good! (962 reviews)

"Nice property but a bit dated could do with some facelift and Improvements"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2019

Rydges Plaza Cairns
Image for ibis Styles Cairns
3.5 out of 5
15 Florence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
31 Aug. - 1 Sep.
4/5Very Good! (1,039 reviews)

"Awesome place. Good value for money. Location is great."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2019

ibis Styles Cairns
Image for Mantra Trilogy
4.5 out of 5
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
3.8/5Good! (1,400 reviews)

"Close to amenities and the night market for good food"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2019

Mantra Trilogy
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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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