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By a verified traveller on Thu 26 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

Cairns City Motel puts you in the heart of Cairns, within just a 10-minute stroll of Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Cairns Esplanade. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

All 20 rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Limited housekeeping is available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and express check-in. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Cairns Central Business District motel include Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon.

Queen Ensuite Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$66* Per night/room 6 Aug. - 7 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 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 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 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns City Motel

Everyone (52) Business (1) Couples (7) Students (2) Family (7)
2 out of 5
There was nothing I liked about the place. The room was old and pretty run down. The bathroom sink was disgusting with paint peeling.

Posted by , from Cairns on 7 Dec. 2020

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4 out of 5
Walking to City Don't like the car park in the motel But its all good thanks

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2020

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1 out of 5
Payed two nights stayed one want my money back will not return my calls

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff very friendly and room was very clean and comfortable. Good value.

Posted by , from Woodford Green Essex england on 27 Nov. 2019

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1 out of 5
Filthy, carpet soaking wet from leaking fridge, fridge old and rusting, missing light covers wires exposed, 20 or so rooms only 6 carparks. Disgusting!

Posted by , from Townsville on 22 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5
It's central & close to the city. Not enough car parks.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 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/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. Cairns City Motel also features laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. Free self parking is available. 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 Intl. Airport (CNS) (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 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 may be 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.0 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cairns City Motel
  • Cairns City Motel Motel
  • Cairns City Motel Cairns
  • Cairns City Motel Motel Cairns
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*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.