Travel advisory

Please be aware of any coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories and review updates from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to the unprecedented volume of travel disruptions, refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

Cheskie's Gap Life on trover

Find Hotels in Cairns North

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Top 10 hotels in Cairns North

Reef Palms Motel
3.5 out of 5
41-47 Digger Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$49
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
0.29 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (652 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable. Quiet and pleasant settings. Enjoyed my staff. Happy to recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Reef Palms Motel
North Cove Waterfront Suites
3.5 out of 5
275-277 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
$115
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.09 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (142 reviews)

"Location to waterfront and airport. Friendly and helpful staff at reception."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

North Cove Waterfront Suites
The Balinese
2.5 out of 5
215 Lake Street, Cairns North, QLD
$46
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.81 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (179 reviews)

"Convenient for where we wanted to be. Easy friendly check in and out. Nice breakfast provided with kitchen use if needed. Only minor negatives were some traffic noise, cool pool and nearby security light. Overall though a good stay and would use afain"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

The Balinese
Tropical Queenslander
3.5 out of 5
287 Lake Street, Cairns North, QLD
$41
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.31 mi from city center
3.1/5 (197 reviews)

"The service at breakfast was excellent and we had a lovely room with pool view"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Tropical Queenslander
Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
227 Lake Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$59
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
0.76 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (478 reviews)
Great boutique hotel

"Was overnight only, very good,lovely bed. Excellent restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments
Acacia Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$49
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.37 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (1,154 reviews)

"Close to the water easy to get to from the airport"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Acacia Court Hotel
Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
267 Lake Street, Corner of Lake & Charles Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$54
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10
0.48 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (928 reviews)

"The property has friendly staff is spacious and clean and in a good location close to airport and shops."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
Cairns Rainbow Resort
3 out of 5
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$43
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
0.85 mi from city center
2.7/5 (518 reviews)

"Great position and fantastic price. Nice pool and simple play area for kids. Kid friendly and great budget facilities."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Cairns Rainbow Resort
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
4 out of 5
209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
Get Rates
0.43 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,637 reviews)

"Was close to shopping and to beach. Clean room. Clean facility"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Cairns Queens Court
3.5 out of 5
167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$36
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
0.9 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (938 reviews)

"Small rooms. No proper cleaning. Not as expected. Good friendly staff. Nice morning breakfast. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Cairns Queens Court
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Cairns North
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Visiting Cairns North

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Cairns North, and visitors give high marks for the coral reefs, local tours, and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its cafés and shopping. Around the area, top sights include Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

  • You'll find 478 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Cairns
  • The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Cairns North

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland. In the area, you'll also find Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 48 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in Cairns North. Here you'll find top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • 201 Lake Street Apartments - With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and pool.
  • Royal Palm Villas Cairns - Our customers like the helpful staff and proximity to shopping at this apartment. This 3.5-star apartment features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • City Plaza Apartments - With a stay at this 4-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers love its spacious and clean rooms.

A popular place to see in the surrounding area is Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6.9 mi/11.1 km from the center of the city.

Dressing for Cairns North

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 89°F and the nighttime average to be 72°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • July through September averages 84°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 89°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • About 81.65 inches of rain falls on Cairns North each year
  • Hottest months are usually January and December with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 63°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Cairns North?
Calypso Backpackers is a favorite with Expedia customers. This property offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Reef Palms Motel and Cairns City Palms as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cairns North, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Cairns North.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Cairns North?
To access more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Cairns North, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Cairns North?
Based on reviews, Acacia Court Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside and Aspect Central.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation to Cairns North?
Aspect Central is a top 3-star property on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other options for your kid-friendly vacation include Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments and Cairns Rainbow Resort. Also attractions in the area like Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Aquarium are fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Cairns North?
Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and private balconies. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Nomads Cairns and Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Cairns Base Hospital?
Adjacent to Cairns Base Hospital, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good choices close by include Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort and Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina.
What about the best place to stay close to Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland?
One of the top choices for your stay is Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, located next to Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, and this 4-star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort and Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Cairns North?
Calypso Backpackers is a top beach property with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options to stay near the beach include Cairns Rainbow Resort and Cairns Sheridan Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Palm Cove Beach or Clifton Beach.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Cairns North?
201 Lake Street Apartments is a 4.5-star apartment with an outdoor pool and private balconies, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale choice for your stay is Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside.
What's the best hotel for staying near Cairns International Airport (CNS)?
Lilybank Guest House is a popular 4-star B&B featuring free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cairns Intl. Airport. Other options near the airport include Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns and Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort.
How is it staying in Cairns North?
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Cairns North, and visitors give high marks for the coral reefs, local tours, and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its cafés and shopping. Top sights around the area include Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and Palm Cove Beach. In Cairns North, there are 89 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Recent reviews of Cairns North hotels

More trip options