The Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Cairns

Cairns, Australia Cairns, Australia

Planning a weekend trip to Cairns, Australia? Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a girls weekend to remember, Cairns offers a terrific array of weekend hotels waiting to welcome you with open arms. Our researched suggestions will help you decide where to stay for a weekend in Cairns. With terrific amenities such as pools, comfortable rooms, and delectable restaurants, these hotels provide the perfect backdrop to a long weekend adventure in Cairns. Choosing the right hotel for your stay is crucial, and we've analyzed the best hotels for a weekend retreat in Cairns based on key criteria such as location, guest ratings, price, amenities, and more, making them perfect for a 2-day or 3-day trip. So, let's start planning your weekend getaway trip with one of these best hotels in Cairns below.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $92 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at 209-217 The Esplanade, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside has great rooms from $92 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 0.8 km from the city center, visitors will especially love snorkeling, a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care at this convenient hotel. Getting room service delivered is always a nice luxury. The price of this hotel is less than average for weekend trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

5-star Resort with prices starting at $161 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in Cairns
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $161. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling, it also has a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 5 Triton Street. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and child care which weekend visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 20.9 km from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $186 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Trip to Cairns
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

We found Pullman Reef Hotel Casino to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $186. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 35-41 Wharf Street PO Box 7320. You'll also find scuba diving, a bar, parking, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care which weekend travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just 1.7 km from the center of town. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • City


Sunshine Tower Hotel

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $126 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for the Ultimate 3 Days in Cairns
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

With terrific rooms from $126, Sunshine Tower Hotel, at 136-140 Sheridan Street provides an outdoor pool, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and scuba diving. Its terrific guest rating is 7.90 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes. It's located just 0.3 km from the city center, too. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Pullman Cairns International

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $173 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for 2 Days in Cairns
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Pullman Cairns International has a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $173 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 17 Abbott Street PO Box 934. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, parking, and mountain views, which is nice for visitors. Just 1.5 km from the city center, this terrific hotel is a terrific choice.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Cairns Beach Resort

4-star Resort with prices starting at $87 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Weekend Getaway Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

The great guest rating of Cairns Beach Resort is 8.80 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a water park, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $87, and it's located at 129-135 Oleander Street. We also love the rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf which are great for weekend visitors. And since it's just 9.2 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Having a water park here is a terrific addition, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for weekend trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Saltwater pool


Shangri-La The Marina Cairns

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $181 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Hotel for a Long Weekend in Cairns
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool

A cool place is Shangri-La The Marina Cairns because it has great rooms that start at $181. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Pierpoint Road. Only 1.5 km from the city center, weekend travelers will especially love a fitness center, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and mountain views at this fun hotel. We always love having a pool, and the one here is really nice.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $172 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Escape
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a casino, snorkeling, hiking, and rooms with kitchens which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $172 (before taxes). It's located at 62 Abbott Street and has earned a guest rating of 8.50/10. This comfortable hotel is also nice because it offers rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, horse riding, car rentals, and laundry facilities which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just 1.1 km from the city center. It's always nice having a heated pool to relax in.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Peppers Beach Club & Spa

5-star Resort with prices starting at $183 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at 123 Williams Esplanade, Peppers Beach Club & Spa has great rooms from $183 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 8.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, outdoor tennis, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care which visitors will love. And this relaxing hotel is just 21.8 km from the center of town. We always love being able to cook meals in a hotel room, and the kitchen here was a nice touch.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove

4-star Resort with prices starting at $117 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in Cairns
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A great place to stay is Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove which has nice rooms starting at $117. Offering an outdoor pool, snorkeling, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and child care, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 85-93 Williams Esplanade. Weekend visitors will really like this terrific hotel which also offers laundry services, golf, a spa, free parking, and horse riding. It's located just 21.5 km from the city center, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool


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How much do hotels for a weekend visit cost in Cairns?

Cairns Average Weekend Trip Hotel Price
$116

After analyzing 54 weekend trip hotels in Cairns, Australia, we found the average weekend trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $116. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic weekend trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Cairns.

The average prices of our suggested weekend trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $172
  • 4-star hotels: $106
  • 3-star hotels: $88


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