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Cairns Plaza Hotel

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Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View | Desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Cairns Plaza Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Esplanade

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,001 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade - 1 min walk
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 7 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 10 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 12 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 20 min walk


  • Muddy's Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Splash Seafood Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Barnacle Bill's - 7 min walk
  • The Raw Prawn - 7 min walk
  • Villa Romana Trattoria - 7 min walk

About this property

Cairns Plaza Hotel

Cairns Plaza Hotel puts you just 4 mi (6.4 km) from the airport and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cairns Esplanade. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Waterside, which serves breakfast. Fellow travelers say great things about the overall value and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Waterside - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast only.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15.00 per person (one way)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 29 2021 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The property will be renovating from July 11 2022 to December 23 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Elevator
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per stay
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs AUD 15.00 (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Cairns Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cairns Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
As of 5 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cairns Plaza Hotel on 3 Jan 2023 start from CA $136, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Cairns Plaza Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (16-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Cairns Plaza Hotel and nearby?
Cairns Plaza Hotel has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Cairns Plaza Hotel?
Yes, Waterside offers ocean views and poolside dining. The dining venue will be unavailable from November 29 2021 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Muddy's Cafe (4-min walk), Splash Seafood Restaurant (6-min walk), and Barnacle Bill's (7-min walk).
Does Cairns Plaza Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Cairns Plaza Hotel like?
Cairns Plaza Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Cairns Esplanade and 6 minutes' walk from Cairns Base Hospital. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






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8/10 Very good

Lynette, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gregory, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cairns is a gem
Beautiful location on the Esplanade overlooking the bay.
sarah, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GRACIE, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Susan, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jessica, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The Ryanair of hotels. Budget option.
I recently stayed 3 nights here with my sister. We stayed in a twin room. We picked it because it was a budget option and we would be busy all day and it would just be a bed for the night. If I was looking for somewhere that I would be hanging around during the day, I would not stay here. The positives: free parking at the hotel and we never had an issue finding a space. Location, very close to the esplanade for a lovely morning walk. Beds were surprisingly comfy. Air conditioning worked well (single unit per room in case you have any covid concerns about ducted systems). Reception staff were helpful and friendly. Nice large fridge in room (no freezer compartment FYI) The negatives: the place is just very tired. The bathroom was a bit dank and there was very little space to put your items in the bathroom. Trying to get the temperature right of the shower was difficult (albeit good pressure). Ants everywhere. Rubbish not collected when left outside room. The sound from outside was so loud - it felt like there weren’t actually any windows there! (The windows definitely weren’t open, I checked). Noise from adjacent rooms were also really audible. Blankets in the cupboard for the bed. Not entirely sure if these are laundered in between guests… I appreciate it’s a budget hotel but everything was an add on. Pool towel, that’ll be $2 please. You want a coffee in the morning. $4 for a pod please.
Kayleigh, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable and spacious room
The room is bright and spacious. The bed and pillow are very comfortable. The location is right in the city centre, easily walkable to restaurants and shops. Everything is excellent except the bathroom which doesn’t have an exhaust fan. The bathroom gets very misty and the ongoing moisture has caused mould around the built-in wardrobe
Bonnie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Marianne, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

I have happily stayed here many times, normally at the front facing the water - unfortunately not avail this time so same floor but facing south; found the room a little disappointing considering it was the same price - still clean and comfortable but should of been at a better price
Kyle, 1-night business trip
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