Cairns Accommodation

Cairns Accomodation is plentiful and variable

Cairns is a very popular tourist destination and the amount of places to stay is huge. Most of the places are in the central city, walking distance to everywhere.


A smaller amount of places is in North Cairns, still walking distance to almost everywhere. Many people also stay in Cairns Northen Beaches. They are beautiful quiet communities, not too far away, and there is even continuous bus service to the city.
  
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Central Cairns accomodation. by Luther Bailey via Flickr.com

Cairns City

This is a great location, perfect walking distance to everywhere in the city.

Hotels and motels include All Seasons Esplanade Hotel, All Seasons Hotel, Plaza Hotel, Comfort Inn City Terraces, Coral Tree Inn, Discovery Hotel, Great Northern Hotel, Hides Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Holiday Inn, Mantra Esplanade Hotel, Out Front Hotel, Pacific International Hotel, Park Regis City Quays Hotel, Pullman Reef Hotel, Rydges Plaza Hotel, Rydges Tradewinds Hotel, Shangri La Hotel, Sunshine Tower Hotel, Heritage Motel, The Hotel Cairns, and The Sebel Hotel.


Backpackers hostels, lodges and guesthouses include Cairns City Backpackers, Waterfront Backpackers, Caravella Backpackers Hostel, Gilligans Backpackers, Global Backpackers, Global Backpackers Waterfront Hostel, Nomads Esplanade Backpackers, and Reef Backpackers Resort.

Resorts include Breakfree Royal Harbour Resort, Koala Beach Resort, Mantra Trilogy Resort, Novotel Oasis Resort and Q Resorts Cascade Gardens.

Apartments include Cairns Central Plaza Apartments, Cairns City Apartments, Cairns Luxury Apartments, Harbour Lights Apartments, Il Centro Apartments, Il Palazzo Botique Apartments, Inn Cairns Botique Apartments, Jack & Newell Luxury Apartments, Mid City Luxury Suites, Park Regis Piermonde Apartments, Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, Villa Vaucluse Apartments and Vision Apartments.

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Central Cairns accomodation. by Luther Bailey via Flickr.com

North Cairns Accomodation (Still in the City)
North Cairns is still an attractive location, a bit further from the city centre, but a nice 10ish minute walk away, a walk that can be done along the beautiful Esplanade beachfront. And most of the places here are either on the beachfront or a block or two away.

Hotels and motels include Aquarius Hotel, Best Western City Sheridan Hotel, Mercure Hotel Harbourside, Oasis Inn, Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza, High Chaparral Motel, Rainbow Inn and Tropicana Lodge Motel.

Backpackers hostels, lodges and guesthouses include Cairns Beach House, Cairns Holiday Lodge, Calypso Backpacker Inn, Figtree Lodge and Nomads Backpackers.


Resorts include Bay Village Tropical Retreat, Bohemia Resort, Cairns Colonial Club Resort, Njoy Travellers Resort, Rydges Esplanade Resort and Skinny Dips Resort & Spa, The Lakes Resort.

Apartments include 181 The Esplanade Apartments, 201 Lake Street Apartments, All Seasons Sunshine Tower, Best Western Central Plaza Apartments, Queenslander Apartments, City Plaza Apartments, Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments, Coral Towers Holiday Suites, Edge Apartments, Getaway on Grafton Apartments, Grosvenor Apartments, Koala Court Holiday Apartments, North Cove Waterfront Suites, Reef Gateway Apartments, Reef Palms Apartments, Rydges Esplanade Holiday Apartments, Tradewinds McLeod Apartments, Tropic Towers Apartments, Waterfront Terraces Apartments and Waters Edge Apartments.

Other types of accommodation includes Floriana Villas, Royal Palm Villas, Queens Court Accommodation and Tropical Queenslander Holiday Studio Family Rooms.

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Central Cairns accomodation. by Nemo's great uncle via Flickr.com

South Cairns, and Inner West (not Always a Walking Distance to the City)

This is not so attractive location, in southern or inner western suburbs, most often not a walking distance - you have to drive to the city. But sometimes service and prices make up for that downside.

Hotels and motels and include Best New Chalon Hotel, Southside International Inn, Palm Royale Hotel, Sunland Leisure Park Hotel, Tropical Gardens Motel, Cannon Park MotelReef Apartments and Motel.

Resorts include All Seasons Gateway Resort, Coral Reef Resort and Rainforest Grove Holiday Resort.

Other types of accommodation incudes Focus on Spence Apartments, Cairns Villa and Leisure Park and White Rock Leisure Park Villas.

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South Cairns accomodation. by wiccked via Flickr.com

Outer Western Cairns (Not Walking Distance to the City)

Outer western suburbs are not walking distance to the city but they are more attractive than the inner western and the southern suburbs. They are closer to the mountain range and often in places near waterfalls, rivers, rainforest, freshwater lakes.. Places to stay include Jungara Bed and Breakfast, Rainforest Family Retreat, Ningana Bed and Breakfast and Zanzoo Retreat.

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Northwest Cairns accomodation. by jamiepatra via Flickr.com

Machans and Holloways Beach (5-10 min Drive)

These are only a 5-10 minute drive north of the city - nice laid back quiet beach communities. Places to stay include Beachfront Hideaway, Cairns Beach Resort, Pacific Sands Holiday Apartments and The Retreat at Holloways Beach.

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Cairns accomodation, Machans Beach by fifikins via Flickr.com

Smithfield, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity and Kewarra Beach (15-20 min Drive)

Places to stay include Amaroo at Trinity, Blue Lagoon Resort, Comfort Inn Trinity Beach Club, Coral Sands Beachfront Resort, Golden Sands Beachfront Resort, Half Moon Bay Resort, Kewarra Beach Resort, Marlin Cove Resort, Trinity Links Resort. Arcadia Gardens Apartments, Beachfront Apartments on Trinity Beach, Bellevue at Trinity Beach Apartments, Castaways Trinity Beach Apartments, Costa Royale Beachfront Apartments Trinity Beach, Marlin Getaway Holiday Apartments, Mediterranian Beachfront Apartments, Meridien at Trinity Apartments, On the Beach Holiday Apartments, Palms at Trinity Holiday Apartments, Paradise Palms Resort, Prime Trinity Beach Pacific Apartments, Roydon Beachfront Apartments, Sea Change Beachfront Apartments, Sea Point on Trinity Beach Apartments, Seaforth Apartments Trinity Beach, The Beach Place Apartments, The York Beachfront Holiday Apartments, Trinity Waters Holiday Apartments, Vue Apartments and Trinity on the Esplanade Villas.

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Cairns accomodation, Trinity Beach. by mikecogh via Flickr.com

Clifton Beach and Palm Cove (20-30 min Drive)

Places to stay include Palm Cove Beach Sarayi Hotel, Angsana Resort, Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade, Mango Lagoon Resort, Mantra Amphora Resort, Melaleuca Resort, Novotel Rockford Resort, Oasis at Palm Cove Resort, Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Reef House Resort, Sea Temple Resort, Agincourt Beachfront Apartments, Alassio on the Beach Apartments, Clifton Palms Holiday Units, Clifton Sands Holiday Apartments, Coral Coast Palm Cove Apartments, Coral Horizons Palm Cove Apartments, Elysium Apartments, Island Views Apartments, Lahania By The Sea Apartments, Marlin Waters Beachfront Apartments, On Palm Cove Beachfront Apartments, Palm Cove Tropic Apartments, Paradise on the Beach Apartments, Sanctuary Apartments, The Botique Collection at the Beach Club Luxury Private Apartments, The North Star Palm Cove Apartments, Tranquility Palm Cove Apartments, Villa Paradiso Beachfront Apartments, The Reef Retreat, and The Villas Palm Cove.

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Ellis Beach, Wangetti and Oak Beach (more than 30 min Drive)
Places to stay include Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows and Turtle Cove Resort.

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Cairns accomodation, Palm Cove. by ianduffy via Flickr.com










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In a busy street but nice, rooms much like motel rooms but ok considering they are not overly expensive. In the garden there is a restaurant, and the …

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