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Featured Motels in Cairns

Reef Palms Motel
3.5 out of 5
41-47 Digger Street, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$104 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns North, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (657 reviews)

"Room was large and facilities were very good. Quiet area which made for a good rest. The motel is close to great eating places and hotels. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Reef Palms Motel
Cairns Southside International
4 out of 5
450 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, QLD
The price is AU$84 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Located in Earlville, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns ...

3.8/5Good! (395 reviews)
Good value Accommodation

"We live 100km out od town. Decided to do an overnighter to take care of some business and catch up with the kids. Southside International fits the bill as it is good value for money and close to shopping/ amenities."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Cairns Southside International
Cairns Queens Court
3.5 out of 5
167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$79 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns North, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital. ...

3.7/5Good! (950 reviews)

"Great!!! Staff was exceptional. My room was the right fit for me"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2020

Cairns Queens Court
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Cairns New Chalon
3.5 out of 5
702 Bruce Highway, Woree, QLD
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The price is AU$86 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

This family-friendly Cairns motel is located in Woree, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairns Golf Club, Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and DFO Cairns. Dinden Conservation ...

3.9/5Very Good! (259 reviews)

"Whole place was tidy, bins under stairs were a bit on the nose, probably should look at relocating rubbish to outside courtyard. Everything else was fine"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2020

Cairns New Chalon
Cairns City Palms
4 out of 5
199 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$121 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns North, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Muddy's Playground. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns ...

4.3/5Excellent! (162 reviews)

"Amazing staff - always super helpful and friendly. Great offerings of amenities, inside and outside of room, though we didn’t get a chance to test much out due to limited time. Location is a little out of the way with it being 20mins or so to promenade but for the price and service, you can’t beat ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2020

Cairns City Palms
Lake Central
3 out of 5
139 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$85 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cultural Place and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre ...

2.9/5 (70 reviews)

"Nothing it was very noisy with other guests partying all night"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

Lake Central
Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel
3.5 out of 5
423 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, QLD
The price is AU$110 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Earlville, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
New Year’s Eve accommodation

"Motel style. One of the very few remaining affordable accommodations on NYE. Check in was fast and easy. Bed was very comfortable but flies and ants could be seen in room. Possible due to the wet weather on the day."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Nightcap at Balaclava Hotel
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$90 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (477 reviews)

"The staff are so friendly and helpful. Nice and quiet area even though it's very close to the city. It's a very simple hotel, but that is reflected in the reasonable price you can stay there for."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Heritage Cairns
Cairns City Motel
2.5 out of 5
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$72 per night from 10 May to 11 May

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets. ...

3.4/5 (243 reviews)
Good Budget Hotel

"I would rate this hotel as a 2-3 star hotel, but give it a 9/10. It is a bit old and run down but our room was clean and comfortable. It was freshly painted, had new carpet, clean sheets and comfy beds. It is also very close to the city. If your in cairns just to sleep and aren't worried about ocean ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Cairns City Motel
Aspect Central
3 out of 5
209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$78 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.

Located in Cairns North, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...

3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Always use Aspect cheap and close to everything shops n airport"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Aspect Central
A1 Inn the City
2 out of 5
141 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cultural Place and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre ...

3.6/5Good! (111 reviews)
Not open after 5pm

"You can NOT book this if you show up after 5pm as no one is on site. This site will still let you book the room even after 5pm and you think you have a place to stay until you get there and find out you don't."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

A1 Inn the City
Motel Nomad Cairns
3.5 out of 5
314 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt, QLD
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The price is AU$124 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Westcourt, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cazalys Cairns and DFO Cairns. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets are also ...

3.7/5Good! (48 reviews)

"We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. More like a resortish atmosphere than a typical motel. Everyone was friendly and rooms really neat and tidy with Greenery Palm views out our window and sitting on the verandahs. Thank you for the restful night and good food we needed."…"

Reviewed on 16 May 2020

Motel Nomad Cairns
Cannon Park Motel
4 out of 5
574- 576 Mulgrave Road, Woree, QLD
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The price is AU$140 per night from 16 Apr. to 17 Apr.

Located in Woree, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cazalys Cairns and DFO Cairns. Cairns Golf ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"After staying in motels all over the country, this is one of the best I’ve found"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2019

Cannon Park Motel
Adobe Motel
3 out of 5
191 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
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Located in Cairns North, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...

3.7/5Good! (188 reviews)

"The rooms were very clean and well presented,a very comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019

Adobe Motel
Villa Shangri-la
3 out of 5
288 Sheridan St Cairns, Cairns North, QLD
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Located in Cairns North, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...

3.1/5 (77 reviews)
Cheap and clean

"You get what you pay for.clean.comfortable and great service.5 min walk to city center. 2 minute walk to waterfront.nice pool.shops close."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2018

Villa Shangri-la
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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$225 per night from 16 May to 17 May
4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Excellent location close to the marina and so many of Cairns great restaurants only steps away Our room was large and comfortable with great amenities the walk in shower was huge Breakfast was good with lots of choices the staff have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions well with still being able ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2021

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$152 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Close walking distance to everything, rooms are quiet"…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"The staff was Awesome and very welcoming. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. I will stay again soon. Loved the pool."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Cairns?
When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Cairns has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Cairns Esplanade, Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
Motel properties often have free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two storeys high, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the car park. The term “motel” was invented in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Cairns?
Reef Palms Motel: Stay within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre. Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi, self-parking and an area shuttle. Cairns Queens Court: A restaurant and an outdoor pool are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as air conditioning. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre. Cairns Southside International: Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking. Stay within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns New Chalon: It’s located within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. A restaurant and an outdoor pool are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as a kitchenette. Cairns City Palms: Stay within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Convention Centre. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and a manager’s reception.
How many motels will I find in Cairns?
Expedia has 15 low-cost motels in Cairns.
What can I do in Cairns?
Enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and popular beaches in this family-friendly area while you’re sightseeing. Visitors to Cairns speak highly of its shops and restaurants. Some popular places to visit include Cairns Esplanade, Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Clifton Beach, Esplanade Lagoon and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Sugarworld Waterpark, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cairns?
Weather can make or break a road trip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Cairns to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually January and December, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 22°C. Average annual precipitation for Cairns is 92 inches.
What are my options for getting around Cairns while staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Cairns to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), which is located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away from the heart of the city. If you want to travel outside the area, take a train from Cairns Station, Freshwater Station or Redlynch Station.

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