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Cairns City Motel

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Queen Ensuite Room  | Memory-foam beds, individually decorated, individually furnished
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Cairns City Motel

Cairns City Motel

2.5 star property
Motel with outdoor pool, near Cairns Performing Arts Centre

6.8/10 Good

274 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
The price is AU$87
Price available on 12/2/2023
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD, 4870

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive
  • Cairns Esplanade - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 10 min drive
  • Redlynch Station - 12 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 15 min walk
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Bagus indonesian traditional cuisine - 5 min walk
  • Cairns Burger Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Splash Seafood Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Gelocchio - 7 min walk
  • The Woolshed Chargrill & Saloon Bar - 7 min walk

About this property

Cairns City Motel

A great choice for a stay in Cairns, Cairns City Motel is only 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers.



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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • 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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.0 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Parking height restrictions apply

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

Cairns City Motel
Cairns City Motel Motel
Cairns City Motel Cairns
Cairns City Motel Motel Cairns

Frequently asked questions

Does Cairns City Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cairns City Motel 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Cairns City Motel?
As of 6 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cairns City Motel on 12 Feb 2023 start from AU$87, including 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 City Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Cairns City Motel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Cairns City Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Cairns City Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cairns City Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Cairns City Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Reef Hotel Casino (15-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (9-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Cairns City Motel and nearby?
Cairns City Motel has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Cairns City Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bagus indonesian traditional cuisine (5-min walk), Cairns Burger Cafe (5-min walk) and Splash Seafood Restaurant (7-min walk).
What's the area around Cairns City Motel like?
Cairns City Motel is in Cairns Central Business District, a short 7-minute drive from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and 4 minutes' walk from Cairns Esplanade. Travellers say that the area is central and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Good for a night or two
Simple no-frills motel, slightly tired looking but functional and conveniently located within walking distance from promenade, town centre and marina. A/C worked, neighbors were quiet, bed reasonably comfortable. Considering the location, the price was very competitive, even though of course you get what you pay for in terms of comfort/amenities. My only complaint: slight smell of stale smoke in the room - obviously those guys don't have true non-smoking rooms.(there was an ashtray outside but guests probably do smoke inside occasionally). Overall a good option for a short term stay as long as you only come to sleep.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Good Luck
Arrived 6:45pm, no reception already, entry to the unit finds hundreds of ants, no shower gel, no blankets, no cup
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The man who runs the place was friendly, helpful and very accommodating especially since flight delays made for an extremely late check in
Cameron, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This is a Budget Motel, don't expect anything flash. If you're looking for a room to rest your head at night and be able to have a shower without the hassle of staying at a hostel - then this is your motel. I had no issues - and would stay again.
Ben, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Luke, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

It was a very nice private room with fridge and shower. But the other people around the building and staying there were so loud that i had only a few hours sleep both nights i stayed there. Would probably not go back for that reason. They seemed to be staying there long term. Otherwise i'd go back anytime
Janneke, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beverley, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The location was excellent for my purposes.
Alan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thanks for a great stay guys
George, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Dingy and dodgy
This is the dingiest motel I have ever stayed in. Description is grossly over exaggerated. On-site parking is limited to 7 cars only. The rest have to park in the street. I stayed for 4 nights and the room was not serviced at all. There was no place to hang clothes. I fortunately brought some coat hangers and hung my business shirts on the towel rail. Shower is old and water alternatively very hot or cold. Aircon looked like it hadn’t been cleaned so I didn’t risk turning it on. I had a choice if lumpy double bed or squeaky single. Office was not open at all the entire time I stayed.
4-night business trip
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