Cairns 3- & 4-Star Hotel Accommodations

With the number of attractions to see and tours to go to during your vacation in Cairns, finding an economy accommodation should be one of your top priorities if you want to allocate more budget to exploring the city. Cairns, a tropical wonderland north of Queensland, is the gateway to some of Australia’s best attractions, like the Great Barrier Reef, Mission Beach, and Daintree Rainforest. Touring these holiday destinations can take up most of your vacation time, but it’s still nice to know that you have a comfortable place to stay and retreat to at the end of the day. Aside from accommodation, another thing you have to consider is finding a reliable car hire to have a vehicle at your disposal during your trips around Cairns. This way, you can go to and from your chosen accommodation with ease. Of course, a rental car is an additional expense, but if you find a 3- or 4-star hotel instead of a luxury one, then you can certainly stretch your budget a little more. Here’s some great, economical choices for you.


Cairns Holiday Lodge

Just within walking distance from the famous Cairns Esplanade waterfront is the Cairns Holiday Lodge, an award-winning, three-star accommodation. Here, you’ll get more than your money’s worth with the hotel’s clean, cosy rooms and well-equipped common areas. Some of the room amenities include a full-size bath, a digital wall TV with Foxtel channels, free Internet service, kitchenette with tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, fridge, and private balconies that overlook the hotel’s large saltwater pool and the mountains surrounding Cairns. Outside, you can relax in the garden or have a nice BBQ with your family while enjoying a dip in the pool, which has a really cute waterfall feature. From your accommodation, you can also visit Cairn’s Night Markets, the Botanic Gardens, Tanks Gallery, and other retail, dining, and entertainment centres. The hotel also offers Great Barrier Reef tours at budget-friendly prices.

259 Sheridan St., Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: +61 07 4052 5000
Toll-free (within AU): 1800 224 764

Pacific Hotel Cairns

The entire Cairns is within reach when you book at Pacific Hotel. Its central location makes it a focal point for most of the city’s best destinations and attractions, with a prime spot in Cairns Esplanade boasting of picturesque Trinity Harbor views. From Pacific Hotel, you can easily reach the Reef Fleet Terminal, the point of departure from Cairns to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. You can also enjoy in the Reef Casino, just opposite the hotel, or walk over to the Night Markets, Esplanade Lagoon, Parklands, and the Sea Port. While there are many local dining choices near the hotel, you can also go for its in-house restaurant, the Bushfire Flame Grill, a one-of-a-kind restaurant that offers sumptuous international cuisines. Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a pool deck, and wireless Internet service, just to name a few. The hotel has 176 rooms; you can take your pick among the Standard, Superior, Executive, and Deluxe rooms, each offering varying floor spaces and amenities that suit guests’ diverse needs.

43 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: +61 07 4051 7888

Mantra Esplanade Cairns

The Mantra Esplanade is the kind of hotel that gives you a 5-star experience without breaking the bank. Upon entering its grounds, you’d be welcomed by a tree-lined pathway that leads to a sophisticated, square white building. As you step inside, you’d be impressed at the sight of pristine white interiors decked with classy furniture and marble floors; you’d probably even ask yourself if this isn’t a five-star hotel you just entered in. The rooms, which have stunning ocean and city views, give off a modern, sophisticated vibe without sacrificing comfort and being too uptight; they’re cosy enough to lounge in at the end of a busy day touring the city. And you’ll certainly be busy all day, with Mantra’s central location in the heart of the city, just a few minutes away from the casino, fine dining restaurants, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, and the yacht harbour, the starting point to Australia’s world-renowned attraction and a World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. Hotel facilities include in-room Internet access, laundry service, recreational lagoon pool, spa, and a fully equipped, on-site gym.

53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: +61 07 4046 4141


Heritage Cairns

A couple of streets from the busy Cairns Esplanade stands the Heritage Cairns, a modest, charming property that’s close to many of the city’s attractions but still a good distance away from the hustle and bustle of CBD. Heritage promises to be your home away from home with its Melanesian hospitality; its friendly interiors are certainly designed to give off a cosy vibe while still being modern and chic enough. Each room has been refurbished to include a wide range of amenities, such as a flat-screen, high-definition LCD and LED TVs with free in-house movies and cable channels, tea- and coffee-making facilities, wireless Internet services, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private balconies for some units. You can take your pick among the different types of rooms available — Studio, Family, Spa, Executive, Presidential, and one-bedroom suite. You can also take advantage of the hotel facilities like the pool and spa.

8 Minnie St., Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: +61 07 4051 1211
Toll-free: 1800 212 212
International: +61 07 4051 1380

Budget certainly won’t be a problem if you know the right places to stay. With the number of three- and four-star accommodations in Cairns, you’ll definitely find one that will well suit your needs and finances. In order to reach your chosen hotel more easily, you can find a car rental from the airport. Renting a vehicle will take away the headache of having to find an available transportation when you get to Cairns. Aside from using the car to reach your accommodation, you can also take advantage of it when you go to explore the city. This way, you can visit Cairn’s best attractions and destinations at your own time and pace.


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