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Featured Motels in Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Queens Court
3.5 out of 5
167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD
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$38
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, and Cairns Base ...

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
Hotel Allen
3 out of 5
Eyre Street, North Ward, QLD
$41
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated by the sea, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Strand Beach and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Queens Gardens and Strand Waterpark are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (578 reviews)

"I liked that it had a pub down stairs 👍 and the rooms had good air conditioning 👌"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Hotel Allen
Shoredrive Motel
3.5 out of 5
117 The Strand, North Ward, QLD
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$57
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated on the Strip, this motel is The Strand Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Jezzine Barracks and Strand Park are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (330 reviews)

"The top of The Strand in Townsville is a great location due to the nearby rock pool and ocean swimming, I recommend getting up early and getting in one of those or both. Then you can also get in the motel pool for a final cool off. And that is just the start of your day. :)"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Shoredrive Motel
Reef Palms Motel
3.5 out of 5
41-47 Digger Street, Cairns North, QLD
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$49
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated in Cairns North, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...

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
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$54
per night
May 5 - May 6

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (470 reviews)

"Awesome hotel, with friendly staff...Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Heritage Cairns
Country Ayr Motel
3.5 out of 5
197-199 Queen Street, Ayr, QLD
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$82
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated in Ayr, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burdekin Theatre, Nelsons Lagoon Park, and Ayr Golf Course. Treasures of the Earth and Alva Beach Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Everything was looked after very well. It was very clean. We felt very comfortable. Comfy beds!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Country Ayr Motel
Rainforest Motel
2.5 out of 5
9 Endeavour Ave, Mission Beach, QLD
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Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Mission Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Beach Community Arts Centre and Clump Mountain National ...

4.4/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
Rainforest Motel- with a little rain!🙈

"The Cabin was spotlessly clean- with very good quality White bed linen and lovely white fluffy towels! The accommodation was in easy walking distance of everything and the local Pub served good food! The Couple managing the Motel were very friendly,helpful and professional! We would return to visit ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Rainforest Motel
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
3 out of 5
72 Bowen Road, Rosslea, QLD
$70
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated in Rosslea, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Catholic Diocese of Townsville, Museum of Tropical Queensland, and Queens Gardens. Willows Shopping ...

4.1/5Very Good! (79 reviews)

"It was just a really good clean basic hotel room has a microwave and a fridge and a toaster"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
Beach House Motel
3.5 out of 5
66 The Strand, North Ward, QLD
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$53
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Located in North Ward, this beachfront motel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Strand Beach and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Strand ...

4.3/5Excellent! (253 reviews)

"central to all the activities offered and the Strand close to restaurants and shops for what we needed as a family"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Beach House Motel
Aspect Central
3 out of 5
209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
$45
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Situated on the Strip, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns ...

3.8/5Good! (1,153 reviews)

"Bed was comfy and it was close the airport & qiuet"…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Aspect Central
Cairns City Motel
2.5 out of 5
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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$34
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Aquarium and Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Cairns Esplanade and ...

3.4/5 (229 reviews)

"Spacious rooms. Only problem was a leaking toilet with foul smell. Staying overnight so no big deal"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Cairns City Motel
Billabong Lodge Motel
3 out of 5
96 Bowen Road, Rosslea, QLD
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$54
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10

Situated in Rosslea, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Anderson Park Botanical Gardens, Cluden Racecourse, and Townsville Museum and Historical Society. National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)

"I had a smart TV in my room allowing me to use netflix and YouTube. The wifi was good. The room i was in was clean and spacious. There was a 2 seater sofa which was comfy. Shower was great. Pool was a great temperature too."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Billabong Lodge Motel
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Madison Plaza Townsville
Madison Plaza Townsville
4 out of 5
409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
$43
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10
3.9/5Good! (1,873 reviews)

"It is centrally located, always clean old fashioned but friendly and middle of city"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Madison Plaza Townsville
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
$70
per night
Apr 18 - Apr 19
4.1/5Very Good! (2,365 reviews)

"I liked everything about the property, and we would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
$125
per night
Apr 14 - Apr 15
4.4/5Excellent! (501 reviews)

"The variety of lagoons around the pool. Service by all staff was exceptional; will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Tropical North Queensland?
There are 69 affordable motels in Tropical North Queensland among the more than 2096 lodging choices. Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Great Barrier Reef, Palm Cove Beach, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
What is a motel?
Motels often have free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, colorful neon signs were used as beacons for tired families on road trips, and you can see these today along the historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Tropical North Queensland?
Mareeba Motor Inn: Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Moondarra Motel: Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay. Cardwell at the Beach (Lyndock Motel): Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Tropical North Queensland?
Enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and popular beaches in this romantic area while you’re sightseeing. People who visit Tropical North Queensland love its shops, rainforest, and restaurants. Some popular places to visit include Great Barrier Reef, Palm Cove Beach, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Cairns Esplanade, Four Mile Beach, and Clifton Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Esplanade Lagoon, Wildlife Habitat, and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
How should I get around Tropical North Queensland?
Head over to Forsayth Station for metro transit. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Normanton Station, Croydon Station, or Dimbulah Station.