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Adobe Motel - Cairns - Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns City Motel - Cairns - Bedroom
Cairns City Motel
7.2 Good
Cairns CBD$149+
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Queens Court
7.3 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Cairns Motor Inn
6.5 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
Reef Palms
7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Motel Nomad
6.6 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
A1 Inn The City
Cairns CBD$131+
Free Wi-Fi

How much is a Cairns motel?

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Most expensive month to stay with an average 112% rise in price.
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When to book a motel in Cairns

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Top tips for finding Cairns motel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap motel in Cairns, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced motels in Cairns in February and January.
  • Motel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best motel deals in Cairns if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for motel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Cairns motel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their motel in Cairns for 1 day.

FAQs when booking a motel in Cairns

  • What are the best motels near Cairns Esplanade?

    Cairns Esplanade is a popular area in Cairns and there are many motels closeby. Check out Cairns City Motel or Cairns Queens Court for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Cairns Esplanade.

  • How much does a motel cost in Cairns?

    Motel prices in Cairns can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a motel in Cairns is $106 but KAYAK users have found motels for as cheap as $59 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a motel than in a hotel in Cairns?

    The average price for a night in a motel in Cairns is $106 compared to $147 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best motels in Cairns?

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