Cairns hotels

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for hotels in Cairns

Cairns, QLD, Australia
27 Sep — 28 Sep2
Cairns, QLD, Australia
Mon 27.09
Tue 28.09
Cairns hotels

Good to know

Low season

NovemberCheapest month to stay with an average 14% drop in price.

High season

MayMost expensive month to stay with an average 64% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

₪309Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

₪340Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

Best Cairns hotels

Most recommended Cairns hotels

Show all

Cairns hotels near Cairns Regional Gallery

Show all

How much is a Cairns hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

2 stars and below

3 stars

4 stars and above

When to book a hotel in Cairns

Price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

Top tips for finding perfect Cairns hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Cairns, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Cairns in November and June.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cairns accommodation.
  • Hoping to enjoy some of Cairns scenic views? Consider staying in a hotel next to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, such as the Lake Placid Tourist Park hotel, located a 3-minute drive away. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a cable car that allows guests to ride over the rainforest, stopping at various points in order to enjoy the beautiful walking trails.
  • If you enjoy nature and green spaces, why not choose a hotel next to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, which features a variety of tropical plants from around the world and offers both guided and self-guided tours? The Crystal Garden Resort is a 2-minute drive away.
  • An art-lover looking for some culture? The Cairns Art Gallery is set in a restored government building which dates back to the early 1900s and contains a variety of Australian art. The 4-star Mantra Esplanade hotel is only 100 metres away.
  • To have a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience in Cairns, why not pick a hotel near AJ Hackett Cairns, a popular bungee-jumping attraction? The Trinity Beach Pacific is only 3 minutes’ drive away, as well as being just 2 minutes’ walk from the oceanfront.
  • If you want to learn more about the city’s rich history, reserve a hotel next to the Cairns Museum, such as the Hides Hotel, located a 1-minute walk away. The Cairns Museum has exhibits and artifacts related to the creation of the city, as well as information about the pioneers that settled in the area.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Cairns

  • Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Cairns. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a 4-star choice located directly on the Cairns Esplanade offering the choice of rooms with views of the ocean. The Holiday Inn at Harbourside is next to Trinity Bay and has rooms with balconies that overlook the water.

  • The Mantra Trilogy, next to the Cairns Esplanade, has free on-site parking as well as a large, outdoor pool. The Cairns Sheridan Hotel is located next to the Captain Cook Highway and has free parking and a fitness centre. Just 3 minutes’ walk from the ocean, The Acacia Court Hotel has both free parking and tennis courts.

  • The Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a budget-friendly hotel next to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, with a choice of both shared and private rooms. The Cairns City Backpackers Hostel is 3 minutes’ walk from the shopping centre near the Bruce Highway.

  • The Caravella Backpackers is an affordable hotel 3 minutes’ walk from St. Monica’s Old Cathedral and 2 minutes’ walk to the ocean. The Cascade Gardens Holiday Apartments are 2 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 5-minute walk from the RAAF Memorial. The ibis Styles Cairns is 3 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and a 2-minute walk to Cairns’ Centre of Contemporary Arts.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Cairns districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Cairns city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Cairns?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Cairns by showing you the exact location of each hotel.