Cairns City

274 Draper StreetCairns4870Australia
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About Cairns City

Cairns City motel is only a five-minute walk from Cairns Lagoon and The Esplanade. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the premises.

Rooms at this location offer en suite bathrooms with showers, microwaves, toasters, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The hotel features an outdoor pool, free on-site parking, and BBQ facilities. Also featured is baggage storage, a tour desk, and express check-in/check-out service.

The staff of the hotel recommend Gloria Jeans Coffee for light fare, which is only a short walk away. Also recommended for sit-down cuisine is Fetta’s Greek Restaurant. Other nearby eateries include Bagus Cafe, Rusty’s Market, and Goong Restaurant.

Cairns City motel is a five-minute walk from both Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Civic Theatre. Cairns Airport is a ten-minute drive, while Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 15-minute drive.


274 Draper Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)40516160 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

Guests have good things to say about the location of this motel. They note that it is close to a number of restaurants, and celebrate the fact that it is near to the esplanade. Additionally, they enjoy that the airport is just a ten-minute drive, while Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is 15-minutes away.

Budget stay

Guests say this is a good location for those looking to stick to a budget. The room rates are low compared to many other nearby locations, and guests enjoy that this allows them to dedicate resources to other aspects of their trip. Saving money on the room rates is a large boon to them.

Friendly staff

The staff at this motel generally receive good reviews from guests. It's noted that they are cordial and pleasant and seem to try hard to to be nice to guests.

Negative Reviews

Carpet stains

Although staff and management are cordial, guests note that they often fall down on their jobs. Specifically, it's said that one of the prevalent issues at this motel are frequent carpet stains. The carpets look rundown and need replacing.

Shower needs attention

Guests say that the showers are showing their age and require renovations. Frequently reported shower issues include broken tiles, broken/cracked shower screens/doors, and tiles that are in obvious need of re-grouting.

Mixed reviews on beds

Many guests find the beds to be uncomfortable. They note that it can be difficult to sleep upon them, with mattresses or pillows that fall short in the quality department.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 734 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
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    7.4 /10
  • Other Sources
    6.2 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 734 reviews