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By a verified traveller on Mon 25 Jul 2022

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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.

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 free self parking, along with the convenience of a beach shuttle.

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$101* Per night/room 12 Sep. - 13 Sep.

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 78 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 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cairns City Motel

Everyone (52) Couples (11) Business (1) Students (2) Family (8)
3 out of 5
Good for what you pay but could do with a bit of love and care

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2022

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4 out of 5
It is what it is. For what I payed it was good value.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2022

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4 out of 5
it's ok, its just all we need ,as we get going till we need to shower and a bed to crash is accessible to all the places we wanted to go. Thanks

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2022

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4 out of 5
it was close to places i wanted to go shower toilet was clean and neat but outdated needs a sparkle up

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2022

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4 out of 5
Relaxed and easy going atmosphere.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2022

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4 out of 5
Old but cheap

Posted by on 12 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Location and access

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2022

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4 out of 5
Great motel for an amazing price. Was very clean and had a great pool, we stayed there for 4 nights and it was very pleasing. Perfect place to stay for budget travelers!

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2021

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1 out of 5
Rooms not cleaned, room entered by unknown person, aircon broke down on last day given second room only to find shower did not work next morning

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2021

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5 out of 5
I paid for a double bed but had 2 other single beds in the room.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2021

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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
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Cairns Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cairns City Motel offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature memory foam mattresses. 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 daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Union Pay, 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. Social distancing measures are in place; 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 cots (infant 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
  • Smoke detector
  • 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.