8.4
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Housekeeping48
View30
Breakfast14
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
The Muddys Playground110 m
St Monicas Cathedral170 m
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk320 m
Samurai Gallery Australia750 m
Cairns Regional Gallery790 m
Rusty's Market1.02 km
Kuranda Scenic Railway1.15 km
Red Arrow Walk3.35 km
Green Island27.54 km
Behana Gorge Waterfall30.94 km
Nearby landmarks
The Muddys Playground110 m
Cairns Central Shopping Center140 m
Cairns Private Hospital170 m
St Monicas Cathedral170 m
Cairns Skin Cancer Clinic300 m
Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk320 m
Cairns RSL330 m
JUTE Theatre Company340 m
Cairns Tennis Centre340 m
Centre of Contemporary Arts360 m
Cairns Plaza Hotel
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Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 1,269 reviews
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 93% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.5 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.3 room quality and comfort

It’s very comfortable n excellent stay.Very close to all activities in that area

JAYASUDHA | December 30, 2019

Recommend the upgrade to the king suite!

Christopher | March 12, 2020

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 21 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Cairns Plaza Hotel

8.3
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Suite with Ocean View
Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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Studio with Balcony
Studio with Balcony
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Suite with Ocean View
Suite with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Other
Other
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Cairns Plaza Hotel?

A stay at Cairns Plaza Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cairns Plaza Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Cairns Plaza Hotel?

Cairns Plaza Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Cairns Plaza Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Great location, clean rooms with a massive king bed and a single bed."

    Jeanette

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    December 17, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "This hotel has everything you need for a comfortable overnight stay."

    Jill

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    November 10, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Comfortable bed and pillows beautifully clean , excellent breakfast."

    Jill

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    November 10, 2019

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Review score - United States
8.8/10
Room comfort score
8.3/10
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Value for money score
8.5/10
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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
1,269 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
All the staff from desk to cleaners were friendly and happy ...
Jill from Australia
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More about Cairns Plaza Hotel

More about Cairns Plaza Hotel

This economy hotel boasts a central location in Cairns with spectacular views of Trinity Bay and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your stay at the suits with breathtaking views of Trinity Bay, where dolphins, turtles, and whales are regular visitors. Experience the soothing atmosphere of the Waterside Restaurant and enjoy a chilled cocktail by the swimming pool after a long day of exploring downtown Cairns. Exercise at one of the four lit tennis courts, then retire to your well-appointed room. Guests can arrange a wide array of adventure excursions at the tour desk, including a dive at the Great Barrier Reef, an Outback balloon trip, and white water rafting down the Tully River. The Cairns Plaza Hotel is ideally located for those who want to experience Northern Queensland on a limited budget.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
49 mentions
View
25 mentions
Breakfast
17 mentions
Swimming Pool
13 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Had a great internal refurb and the higher glass balconies a..."

alison

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January 2, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Waterside
Cuisine:Australian
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Cairns Plaza Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.4
Excellent
From 1269 reviews
8.7Location
8.6Cleanliness
8.6Service
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Rating via Agoda8.3
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.5
Value for money8.5
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8.8
Excellent
Toni from Australia
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great value and awesome location!”

We enjoyed our stay here, so booked a night on our return into Cairns too. Fabulous location across from Muddy's Playground, a short walk via the Esplanade into the city centre/lagoon. Rooms were comfortable and clean. We'd stay here again.

Reviewed July 25, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Ashish from Singapore
Family with teens
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Staff is exceptionally courteous and helpful”

The hotel is very centrally located with sea view just across the road, staff is extremely courteous and very helpful in everything that you may need. Breakfast variety is good and also they make special one that you may want to eat. I went for 2 days trip with my family and it was a sheer pleasure staying there. I felt very home

Reviewed July 07, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Medha from United Arab Emirates
Family with teens
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

The staff was extremely helpful, decent location”

We arrived a little early and the staff was very helpful in letting us check in early and prepare our room. Also, I need a favour in downloading some pictures from my camera onto a computer and the lady at the reception was nice enough to help me out with it. The location is quite decent too, walking distance from most places. Also, there's private parking on site. All in all, great experience.

Reviewed March 24, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Carmel from Australia
Solo traveler
Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

An enjoyable experience”

The room size was generous, the cleanliness was A1, and the view was memorable. I'd definitely consider staying here again.

Reviewed July 20, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
christine from Australia
Group
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

Great hotel with exceptionally friendly staff. Gave valuable advice about activities and restaurants nearby. They all went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Will be going back again. Brilliant location, close to everything.

Reviewed June 20, 2019

Good Afternoon Christine, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we are glad that our staff were able to help with any information that you wanted to know. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Responded July 07, 2019
Cairns Plaza Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Cheryl from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

A great hotel in a great location”

We only stayed one night at the Cairns Plaza Hotel but I was very impressed. It is a mid-priced hotel on the esplanade very close to many eating and drinking options. The staff were extremely helpful, the rooms are comfortable and roomy, each with a balcony.

Reviewed May 17, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Gretchen from United States
Family with young children
Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Nice hotel”

We stayed here and had to book an additional room because we had 2 adults, 3 children (1 very small) and the fire codes did not allow us all to stay in the family room. It was a tad strange because the kids were alone in a room. The staff was wonderful to get a room right next door and they were all very kind but know this before booking.

Reviewed January 19, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Fiona from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Friendly staff and good value breakfast of booked previous day. Poorly planned renovation.”

Just a short overnight stay. Reception and dining room staff very friendly. Good location for town centre with free parking. Clean and recently renovated room, but hard floors were not a good idea. The rough pseudo wood grain makes it feel less than clean, although the room was very clean, and the hard floor transmits noise from the corridor and people walking round in room above, more than was really acceptable. Dual key entries and a squeaky door meant late arrival would disturb the other resident.

Reviewed December 16, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Donna from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great location ”

Great location with many restaurants nearby. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will visit again

Reviewed May 29, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Cheryl from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Great”

Very Close to everything Hospital, CBD, Foreshore

Reviewed May 27, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Alan from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Ticks all the boxes”

Staff were great. Friendly and informative and helpful. Rooms were a good size and comfortable. We had a sea view room which was had a great view. We were a couple with one child. The child had to have a fold out bed. Swimming pool was a good size. Car parking was free. Breakfast was inexpensive and basic but adequate. Lots of other options nearby (across the road and next door) if you need them. A short walk to the centre of town. Very convenient.

Reviewed November 15, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Excellent hotel in a great location.”

I stayed at the Cairns Plaza Hotel for 1 night only after a tour out in the bush. I chose it because of it's reviews and proximity to the beach and cafe's. Whilst the beach is not suitable for swimming it was great to have an ocean view! I booked a suite which was awesome as it had a seperate lounge and bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I am planning on bringing a group here later in the year and would not hesitate to book this hotel again.

Reviewed January 06, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Margaret from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Perfect location ”

Right on the Esplanade opposite Muddy's cafe & next to Baggis cafe this is the perfect quiet location. Walking distance to many restaurants. Comfortable & clean room. 24 he reception. Our 2nd stay here & 3rd one coming up next month

Reviewed December 09, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
David from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Great location for short Cairns visit”

The Cairns Plaza met my need for a short trip to Cairns to dive the Great Barrier Reef. It was walking distance to the marina to take the dive boat and also within range of many nice restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Reviewed June 01, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Stephen from Australia
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

Convenient and comfortable”

Room layout, location and amenities

Hotel is located within 5 to 10 min walk of main area, located on foreshore region. Opposite is playground for chldn (fenced area). Rooms recently renovated and consisted of bedroom and separate lounge/kitchenette room (lounge seat opens up for extra bed). We were on 4th floor with ocean view which was mildly noisy in morning with council workers and their leaf blowers but tolerable. Hotel at nthn end of Cairns but plenty of restaurants, drinking establishments within easy walking distance. Towels changed daily, bed linen 2nd day. Dirty dishes are your problem but every thing supplied for cleaning. Pool on premises along with free car parking. About 10 mins from airport (airport rd leads directly to hotel if you follow signs without going to main rd but not necessary to follow as any way is a short distance). 15/20 min walk to wharf for boat/island/reef tours). Cairns has no beach in this area for swimming so use hotel pool or Council has man-made beach 10 min walk away near marina. If going on boat tours make certain you pay and collect boarding passes the day before as lines are VERY long for those collecting passes. Recommend for all ages.

Reviewed October 28, 2015
8.8
Excellent
narelle from Australia
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Short Break with free parking”

This was a lovely suite, well priced at $145 a night, free parking. It is within walking distance from town. We were very happy with the room

Reviewed July 11, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Graeme from New Zealand
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

Big room in a good location”

Great hotel. Helpful staff with local knowledge and happy to help. The location is ideal. Close to town.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

Good Afternoon Graeme, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we hope that you had a fab time on your holidays in Cairns. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again.

Responded July 07, 2019
Cairns Plaza Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from Luxembourg
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Very nice rooms”

Refurbished room was amazing in all aspects (roomy, conmfortable, clean, air-con, etc), included breakfasts were really nice and the 24/7 staff have been super helful (needed help to find a doctor at 3AM). Definitively recommended

Reviewed January 14, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Excellent property”

We had a suite with a sea view and I must say I could not fault it. The room was clean well equipped with a fantastic view. It was located close to bars and restaurants and the lagoon is a short walk away. I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed January 07, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Pamela from Canada
Solo traveler
Suite with Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Exceptional”

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, booking airport shuttles, printing booking confirmations, and recommending good local restaurants. The room was VERY spacious, and the bed comfortable. It was also very quiet, but within a short walk to the main CBD and many restaurants/bars. The pool looked nice, but I never had the chance to use it. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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