Cairns City Motel

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

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Cairns City Motel

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Outdoor pool
Property entrance
Queen Ensuite Room
Triple Room | Bathroom

Overview of Cairns City Motel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD, 4870

What's around

  • Popular LocationCairns Esplanade4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Central Shopping Centre10 min walk
  • Popular LocationCairns Marlin Marina15 min walk
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)7 min drive
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Triple Room

  • 18 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Twin Ensuite Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Queen Ensuite Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Esplanade - 4 min walk
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 1 min drive
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 3 min drive
  • Cairns Marlin Marina - 3 min drive
  • Palm Cove Beach - 21 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)


  • Atrium - 4 min walk
  • Muddy's Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Villa Romana Trattoria - 7 min walk
  • Dundee’s at the Cairns Aquarium - 3 min walk
  • Pachamama - 5 min walk

About this property

Cairns City Motel

Cairns City Motel puts you only 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the airport, and a five-minute drive from Cairns Esplanade. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers say good things about the WiFi.


English, French

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • 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.


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

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.
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 (16-min walk) and Cazalys Cairns (5-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Cairns City Motel and nearby?
Cairns City Motel has an outdoor pool.
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.







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8/10 Very good

Customers smoking outside was annoying as the smoke came in windows. Needs smokers to be away from rooms.
Catherine, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Cheap and cheerful, handy to take-away and dine-ins. Bed, shower, microwave and fridge all good
Philip, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location perfect. Very close to Sea and everything in walking distance, never the same road to or from town, differant route always.
Christopher, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Christine, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Shower was similar to an outdoor leaking tap, no pressure at all, almost non functional at times. The shower cubicle itself in terrible state, broken tap covers, floor just left to decay. Air conditioner loud and full of dust. Very little amount of car parking, during week days you may find yourself having to park blocks away from motel. The bed was the only non-negative aspect of the room.
Neal, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and convenient
Bernie, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Staffs are very friendly and make you feel at home. Comfortable beds and very clean.
Dadkupai, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

The room i was allocated appeared to be in utter disrepair, The sink was crusty and rusting out of the wall. There was a Large Hole in the wall! Missing patches of floorboard, Power outlet looked very concerning with paint flaking around exterior. Also the room/Carpet smelled strongly of urine. Was planning o having a coworker join me at this establishment in the next few days; However have cancelled their reservation and booked elsewhere.
Katrina, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location was great, the room was clean and the fridge was a decent sise with aseparate freezer, nice hot shower with good water was well priced.
Phillip, 2-night romance trip
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