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Vision Cairns Esplanade
9.2 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 348 reviews
9.2

Vision Apartments Cairns is conveniently set in Cairns and provides 2 swimming pools, plus sweeping views of the mountains and the sea. It also features an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Mantra Trilogy
7.4 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 1,849 reviews
7.4

Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides supervised child care/activities, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.1 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,671 reviews
8.1

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Koala Beach Resort
7.4 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 194 reviews
7.4

Centrally located, Koala Beach Resort Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,414 reviews
8.3

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7.9 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 369 reviews
7.9

The property is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby landmarks, including the Cairns Civic Theatre and Night Markets. Just a short stroll from Cairns Central, it offers air-conditioned apartments with complimentary wireless internet access.

Cairns Aquarius
8.5 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 302 reviews
8.5

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

Piermonde Apartments Cairns
8.8 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 459 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated, Piermonde Apartments allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Only a short walk from The Reef Hotel Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with an iPod docking station, a private balcony and a spa bath.

Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 524 reviews
8.7

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

Comfort Inn Cairns City
7.9 Good

0.7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 513 reviews
7.9

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, Comfort Inn Cairns City is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Tips for booking a Cairns CBD hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Cairns CBD:$112/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$10/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$86 - $140
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$64 - $190
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.1 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

2
Cairns Aquarius
8.5 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

3
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.2 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

4
201 Lake Street
8.5 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

5
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

6
Cairns Central Yha
8.5 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

7
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

8
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

$11
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers
8.2 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

$12
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha
8.5 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$14
Avg. per night
Bounce Cairns
8.5 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also features a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$14
Avg. per night
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

$41
Avg. per night
Comfort Inn Cairns City
7.9 Good

0.7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, Comfort Inn Cairns City is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$49
Avg. per night
Hides Hotel Cairns
7.6 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

$52
Avg. per night
Tropical Heritage Cairns
8.6 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Tropical Heritage Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also features a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

$56
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cairns CBD

2 stars or below

$11 - $57

No. 1 most popular

$12
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Bounce Cairns
8.5 Excellent
$14
Avg. per night
$11
Avg. per night
3 stars

$14 - $72

No. 1 most popular

$52
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$56
Avg. per night

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.5 Excellent
$14
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$49 - $135

No. 1 most popular

$87
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$90
Avg. per night

Best value

$49
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Cairns CBD

About Cairns CBD

Defined by its stunning views of the Coral Sea, Cairns is a city that blends cosmopolitan style with a laid-back oceanfront living. Its sun-kissed Esplanade Foreshore is the heart and soul of the action, lined with a colourful string of cafes, bars, clubs restaurants and shops. Cairns is also a major gateway to Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

The city serves up an infectious holiday atmosphere, backed with a wonderful tropical climate and friendly locals. While there’s no beach in the city itself, northern stretches of sand are just minutes away by local bus ride or car. Alternatively, the dazzling Esplanade Lagoon is an idyllic place to soak up the sun.

Cairns is serviced by the Cairns Airport, with the drive from the CBD taking around 15 minutes. Public buses run throughout the city, with a central railway station linking Cairns to other nearby towns and cities. Most visitors choose to rent a car and explore Queensland’s gorgeous coastline at their own pace. The Cairns Seaport is another major hub, serving as a drop-off and pick-up point for daily reef trips.

While today Cairns is a stylish resort city, it wasn’t always so glamorous. In its early days, it was little more than a swamp, which was later turned into a settlement for miners working at the Hodgkinson River goldfield. Today it’s a major tourist destination, with visitors using it as a jumping point to Queensland’s kaleidoscopic Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns CBD travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns CBD?

    Cairns CBD is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, which has a current rating of 8.5. For other potential stays, consider Mantra Trilogy and Pacific Hotel Cairns, which can also be great places to stay in Cairns CBD.

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    If you’re planning to stay near Sacred Mosque, you should consider Pullman Zamzam Makkah, which has a score of 7.4 from 18,603 reviews.