Cairns, QLD Hotels
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Cairns, Australia is called the gateway to Queensland’s tropical North. This city is known for its laid back style and pleasant tropical climate. Just a short trip from Cairns, you can visit the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef — two of Australia’s iconic landmarks. In Cairns itself, visit the promenade and local markets, where you can indulge in tasty tropical fruits and seafood. The city is a destination for tourists and business travelers alike, so there are plenty of Cairns hotels to consider. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Cairns, QLD

Acacia Court Hotel
Acacia Court Hotel
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6.4
Good
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns
from $57
Argosy 9 at Clifton Beach
Argosy 9 at Clifton Beach
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9.3
Excellent
119 Arlington Esplanade, Clifton Beach
from $96
Cannon Park Motel
Cannon Park Motel
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9.0
Excellent
574- 576 Mulgrave Road, Woree
from $91
Villa Vaucluse Apartments of Cairns
Villa Vaucluse Apartments of Cairns
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7.7
Good
141 Grafton Street, Cairns
from $106
Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Esplanade
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8.1
Excellent
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns
from $95
Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
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7.5
Good
101 The Esplanade, Cairns
from $86
JJ's Backpackers Hostel
JJ's Backpackers Hostel
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7.3
Good
11-13 Charles St, Cairns
from $14
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
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8.5
Excellent
5 Triton Street, Cairns
from $123
Comfort Inn & Suites Trinity Beach Club
Comfort Inn & Suites Trinity Beach Club
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8.6
Excellent
19-23 Trinity Beach Road Trinity Beach, Cairns
from $93
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
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8.2
Excellent
71 Lake Street, Cairns
from $87
More About Cairns, QLD Hotels...

What Budget Hotels Are Available? 

While many visitors travel to Cairns to see the famous Great Barrier Reef, there are many other things to see and do. Stop by the Cairns Visitor Center to start exploring the area. You can also sign up for scuba or snorkel lessons. Check out all the wonderful food options and don’t miss the exciting Cairns nightlife. You can find plenty of budget hotel options near these attractions including the Hotel Acacia Court ($64 per night) and the Mid City Luxury Suites ($117 per night). 

When is the Best Time to get a Cheap Hotel in Cairns?

Because of the relatively mild year-round temperatures in Cairns, visitors will find visiting any time of the year pleasant. The warmer months from November to March offer beaches that are brilliant blue and trees full of fruits and flowers. Locals say that August is the best time to visit because of the optimal weather and, because this period is outside of the school holidays, lodging options will be easier to obtain.

Are Airbnbs Available in Cairns? 

Cairns has plenty of different lodging options for any type of traveler. If you prefer Airbnb options, there’s the Queenslander Holiday Apartments with rates starting at $68 a night. For those who want the hostel experience, choices include the Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort and the Bohemia Resort Cairns, both having rates starting at $33 per night.

Getting to and from your Cairns lodging is easy because of TransLink, part of the public transport in Cairns and its suburbs, which is one of the best ways to get around. Additionally, local bus services can get you to spots all around the city as well.