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10 Best Hotels in Ellis Beach

Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows - Campground
3 out of 5
Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach, QLD
AU$175
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
4.3/5Excellent! (51 reviews)
Loved the closeness of the beach.

"We had a friendly check in. We had a beach front cabin. Loved listening to the sound of the waves at night. Which is a beautiful beach. There was Bush stone curlews wondering the park. Cabin was clean. Enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2019

Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows - Campground
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$143
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11
4.3/5Excellent! (2,219 reviews)

"The Luxe room was spacious and fabulous. It was also right next to the pool, so easy to have an early morning (or afternoon) swim. The hotel’s location is awesome; convenient to get to the Pier restaurants, Reef terminal, Casino, Night Markets, the Lagoon and enjoy a stroll on the Esplanade. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$153
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17
4/5Very Good! (2,400 reviews)

"The landscaping was beautiful, the room was clean, the pool area was busy but not crowded!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$191
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.4/5Excellent! (2,794 reviews)

"This is a great hotel with beautiful rooms. The location is amazing and our room looked out over the marina."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$167
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19
4.3/5Excellent! (2,203 reviews)

"Great views if you have a room overlooking the harbour, we paid for an upgrade to get this and it was worthwhile. Really helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Hilton Cairns
Pullman Cairns International
5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$167
per night
Mar 11 - Mar 12
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,581 reviews)

"Excellent location most of the things on walking distance"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Pullman Cairns International
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$119
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
4.1/5Very Good! (2,347 reviews)

"It has a great Great location near the esplanade and is Kids friendly"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$127
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7
4.2/5Very Good! (2,259 reviews)

"Bathroom was very tiny. Had to pay extra for car parking"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Rydges Plaza Cairns
4 out of 5
Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$100
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
3.5/5Good! (1,048 reviews)

"Great location for nightlife etc. Staff were friendly and helpful. Property is seeming a little dated? The weekend we stayed the pool was closed for maintenance and the bar closed for a private function. A bit disappointing"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Rydges Plaza Cairns
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$217
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.6/5Exceptional! (423 reviews)

"We appreciated the beautiful pool as well as the spacious and airy lobby. The staff provided good tour information and tickets, and they responded promptly to our requests. Our room was well appointed and we loved the view of the water from our balcony. Since the hotel is fairly new, the building ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
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Visiting Ellis Beach

Visitors to Ellis Beach are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's bars and restaurants. Top sights around the area include Great Barrier Reef, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 19 from the city center.

Sightseeing and Staying in Ellis Beach

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Coral Sea. In the area, you'll also find Great Barrier Reef and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

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Outside the city, popular places to visit include Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, located 12.9 mi (20.7 from the city center, and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, which is 13.4 mi (21.5 away.

Dressing for Ellis Beach

  • 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
  • Average annual rainfall for Ellis Beach is 81.65 inches
  • 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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