"2 small blocks from the Esplanade and right near the new Aquarium, its all about location for this little place, not flash but comfy and right in the ... " More

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Hotel Description

Cairns City Motel places you in the centre of Cairns, steps from Cairns Aquarium and within a short 5-minute stroll of Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans, featured in all 20 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Limited housekeeping is available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and express check-in. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this Cairns Central Business District motel include Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets.

Queen Ensuite Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$72* Per night/room 21 Aug. - 22 Aug.

Twin Ensuite Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cairns City Motel ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns City Motel

Everyone (44) Couples (3) Business (1) Students (2) Family (6)
3 out of 5
It was what we expected, except they allowed the person in the room next to us to smoke outside our door

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff were lovely, very helpful absolutly no issue at all. I felt the shower needed an upgrade and the tv reception was awful, it kept breaking up and a screeching noise took over the voicing, unwatchable. I would stay again but would like these couple of improvements made. As I said lovely staff.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
The room was clean & tidy and it had everything we needed for our overnight stay. The stairs going up were okay but the hand rails were loose, which made it quite unsteady when using the stairs.

Posted by on 16 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Quality reflected price. Old and worm, but clean enough.

Posted by on 8 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Location is good but room is very small. Cairns is for water activities but there was no clothes drying rack and hair dryer.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
The property is very old and outdated however it is clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a no frills stay. The location was great. Close to the esplanade. A 10 minute walk to the city.

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Close to the city and close to other family members, could do with some repairs but the price is good.

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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About the Cairns City Motel

Location 169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD 4870

Property Features

As a guest of Cairns City Motel, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. Cairns City Motel also features laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Cairns motel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cairns City Motel offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower. This Cairns motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed). Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Union Pay

Hotel Names

  • Cairns City Motel
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.