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Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
121 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$124 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (468 reviews)

"Excellent knowledgeable staff regarding local area and tours"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020

Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
4.5 out of 5
Private Road. 5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach, QLD
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4.7/5Exceptional! (512 reviews)

"This property is exceptional! The open air lobby gives you a great vibe from the start. The view from the restaurant is stunning. Love the natural pool with rocks and waterfalls.But the best is the private beach. Breathtaking!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
4 out of 5
47 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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4.7/5Exceptional! (175 reviews)
Loved our stay at Freestyle!

"My daughter and I had a wonderful two-week stay! Everything was provided as needed including pool towels which was great. The managers Anne and Jason were most hospitable and were willing to assist with anything at all we needed. They made some great recommendations for us for activities and places ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
Le Cher Du Monde
4 out of 5
34 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$225 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (581 reviews)

"Towels were not changed till we asked after 4 nights, and none of the things like coffee were ever refilled. Although we accept that the apartment is not serviced daily, we expect that for a stay of six nights it should be more user friendly. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Excellent location."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Le Cher Du Monde
Saltwater Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Macrossan Street and Grant St, Port Douglas, QLD
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4.6/5Exceptional! (140 reviews)

"clean,luxury,good staff but no lift which so annoying , 3 ladders we have to climb swimming pool closed 8pm which so inconvinenet as we return to hotel late, so we couldn't use it"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Saltwater Luxury Apartments
Port Douglas Motel
3.5 out of 5
9 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$115 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (301 reviews)

"Helpful staff. Good location. Comfortably equiped."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Port Douglas Motel
Central Plaza Port Douglas Apartments
3.5 out of 5
37 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$349 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (336 reviews)

"Close to Main Street. Pool was excellent and great they put pool toys out for the kids each day. Room was spacious and clean."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Central Plaza Port Douglas Apartments
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Nautilus Street, Craiglie, QLD
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The price is AU$140 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"Absolutely loved our stay at Paradise Links - from the friendly staff at reception, our 3 bedroom apartment to the lovely warm pool which the kids really enjoyed each day. Hopefully we can get back there very soon!!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Beach Terraces- Port Douglas
4 out of 5
15-17 Garrick Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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4.4/5Excellent! (170 reviews)

"Beach Terraces was very pleasant with lovely pool. Appartment was clean & nice size but a little tired."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Beach Terraces- Port Douglas
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$132 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,307 reviews)

"Large enough for the 2 of us, friendly staff, definitely will be back."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Port Douglas Retreat
3.5 out of 5
31-33 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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4.3/5Excellent! (419 reviews)

"Great staff friendly vibe amazing pool area and bbq facilities. Also the location is superb, a very short walk to every thing from the marina to 4 mile beach 🏖 😎"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Port Douglas Retreat
Demi View Motel
3 out of 5
41 Front Street, Mossman, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (89 reviews)
Great motel

"The owner was extremely friendly and accommodating. We would definately recommend to stay there if you are passing through"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov. 2019

Demi View Motel
Coral Beach Lodge
3 out of 5
1-7 Craven Close, (Corner of Wharf St.), Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$109 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"The hotel was clean, staff were friendly.. There was an odour in the room, but i think it was the creek nearby."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2019

Coral Beach Lodge
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
4 out of 5
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
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4.2/5Very Good! (620 reviews)

"The staff were all wonderful and the property is very nice with a wooden central walkway and little river with plants all around. The room was ok, fairly basic but decor is modern. My main concerns were that: - there were a lot of ants in our room (do not leave food unwrapped). - the pool itself ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD
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The price is AU$156 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (775 reviews)

"Accommodation was fantastic and spacious. Excellent communication from front service desk, very helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Reef Resort Villas Port Douglas
4 out of 5
121 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$225 per night
4/5Very Good! (703 reviews)

"Loved the whole place staff were great location was fantastic privacy"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2019

Reef Resort Villas Port Douglas
Global Backpackers - Port Douglas
2 out of 5
38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night
3.9/5Good! (23 reviews)
Would stay again!

"Very clean, spacious dorm room. Hostal is centrally located which is nice to get out for a walk. Would definitely stay again if ever back in Port Douglas!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2019

Global Backpackers - Port Douglas
Reef Club Resort
4 out of 5
64 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
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3.8/5Good! (272 reviews)

"Pool is fantastic: really warm water, good sitting areas (in the water) and big enough for a number of people to enjoy at the same time. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Inside the flat is a little dated, but definitely functional."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2019

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As you start mapping out your travel itinerary, you realize there are a lot of things to see and do on your list. You plan on visiting the many landmarks that make Port Douglas unique, and know of a handful of restaurants that are dishing up meals you can’t miss out on. And you can’t forget your plans to tour the museums and art galleries. There are so many things to experience in Port Douglas, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Port Douglas that will not only serve as a comfortable place to recharge between sightseeing, but that will provide exemplary service and welcoming amenities, too.

Instead of spending your whole bank account this trip, book cheap accommodation in Port Douglas that offers everything you need. Budget hotels offer the things you’d expect from a temporary stay, such as comfortable beds, spacious rooms, televisions with extensive channel offerings, and occasionally even additional features like kitchenettes and pools. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your room, why blow your entire paycheck? Instead, spend your hard-earned money on experiences that will truly make your stay memorable, like tickets to local concerts, plays, or sporting events.

Cheap Port Douglas hotels allow you to keep cash in your wallet for when you truly need it—like when you’re touring the area and come across an irresistible ice cream shop. Browse an extensive inventory of Port Douglas hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Port Douglas like for travellers on a budget?
Port Douglas offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Great Barrier Reef and Macrossan Street, this destination is home to Rex Smeal Park and Mossman Gorge, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Port Douglas?
Based on reviews, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas is a popular resort for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Coral Beach Lodge and Demi View Motel.
What's the seasonal weather in Port Douglas?
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 rainfall for Port Douglas is 92 mm.
What is there to see and do in Port Douglas?
Port Douglas draws tourists with its lush rainforest and snorkelling spots, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Great Barrier Reef and Macrossan Street, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Four Mile Beach and Rex Smeal Park, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Court House Museum.
What's the best way to get around Port Douglas?
The most convenient airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away from the city centre. You can explore your water travel options at the port.

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What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Port Douglas?

Based on reviews, Global Backpackers - Port Douglas is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is Coral Beach Lodge.

What is staying in Port Douglas like?

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Port Douglas, and visitors give high marks for the coral reefs and lush rainforest. Top sights in the city include Mossman Gorge, Great Barrier Reef, and Macrossan Street. In Port Douglas, there are 395 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place for a stay in Port Douglas?

Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas - Adults Only Haven is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Four Mile Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Lazy Lizard Motor Inn and Thala Beach Nature Reserve as top options for your visit.

What are the top places to visit in Port Douglas?

Families come for attractions such as Wildlife Habitat, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. The rainforest and beaches highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Mossman Gorge, Great Barrier Reef, and Four Mile Beach. Top activities include exploring the coral reef and exploring the waterfront, while Sugar Wharf, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are favourite sights to visit.

What's the best hotel to stay close to Great Barrier Reef?

Turtle Cove Beach Resort-Adults Only LGBTQIA & Friends is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 3.5-star resort offers a private beach and free breakfast. It's located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Great Barrier Reef. Other good options around the area include Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove and Sarayi Boutique Hotel.