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10 Best Hotels in Cooktown

Sovereign Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
128 Charlotte Street, Cooktown, QLD
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29.42 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"Property was exceptionally clean - well located - and in town."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Sovereign Resort Hotel
Hillcrest Guest House Cooktown
3 out of 5
130 Hope Street, Cooktown, QLD
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
29.65 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)

"We appreciate older buildings, and liked the layout."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2019

Hillcrest Guest House Cooktown
Mungumby Lodge - Cooktown
3 out of 5
388 Mungumby Rd, Rossville, QLD
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
46.64 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
out back lodge great

"beautiful creek and waterfall food available restaurant great setting close to cooktown and very close to lions den"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2018

Mungumby Lodge - Cooktown
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Visiting Cooktown

Visitors to Cooktown are sure to enjoy the gardens. Tourists can also enjoy the city's coffeehouses and musical theater.

  • There are 2 hotels and other accommodations in Cooktown
  • The closest major airport is in Cooktown, QLD (CTN) 22.3 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Cooktown

Cultural venues in the city include Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery, James Cook Museum, and Nature's Powerhouse. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Bicentennial Park, Cooktown Botanic Gardens, and Coral Sea. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Cook's Landing Tourist Centre and Cooktown History Centre.

Below is a top place to stay based on our user reviews:

  • Hillcrest Guest House Cooktown - This 3-star guesthouse features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and overall value.

Dressing for Cooktown

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 89°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 74°F
  • From April to June, the average is 85°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 66°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 89°F as the daytime average and 72°F as the nighttime average
  • About 68.07 inches of rain falls on Cooktown each year
  • January and December are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while July and August are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 67°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Cooktown?
Sovereign Resort Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Hillcrest Guest House Cooktown is another good choice for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cooktown, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Cooktown.
What is staying in Cooktown like?
Visitors to Cooktown will definitely enjoy the gardens. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s coffee shops, musical theatre and local tours. In Cooktown, there are 2 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Cooktown?
The city’s cultural venues include James Cook Museum and Nature’s Powerhouse. The city is notable for landmarks such as Cooktown History Centre, Cook’s Landing Tourist Centre and Grassy Hill Lookout. The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and places to visit such as Cooktown Botanic Gardens and Bicentennial Park.
What's the weather like in Cooktown?
The hottest months are usually December and January, with an average temperature of 32°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 19°C. Average annual rainfall for Cooktown is 1718.80 mm.

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