$138 Avg/night
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Hilton Cairns

5 stars
34 Esplanade Cairns Queensland, Cairns, QL 4870
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
24 reviews
The perfect location in Cairns

Perfect location to take the boat, walk around downtown, shopping, tours, restaurants and... See full review

  • wonder in the reef
  • Jun 23, 2014
Hilton Cairns

The hotel staff were extremely helpful and polite. The beds and pillows were the kind you never... See full review

  • Jo Quilts
  • Jan 22, 2014
Hotel overlooking Trinity Inlet and Cairns Marina

The only way to get closer to Trinity Inlet than the Hilton Cairns hotel is to go for a swim. Guests enjoy views of the Inlet, Cairns Marina, and the rainforest-covered mountains in the distance. Attention to the specific needs of different travelers is a hallmark of the Hilton Cairns hotel. Children enjoy activities designed just for them -- and their parents can slip away for alone time knowing the kids are in capable hands. A range of services and meeting room options provides business travelers with a tropical office they will not want to leave.

Highlights
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • Activities for children and child-friendly menus
  • 24-hour business center
Hilton Cairns hotel Rooms

Many of the rooms at Hilton Cairns hotel provide unbeatable views of the water and the mountains. The spacious accommodations feature contemporary décor and amenities such as balconies, 37-inch LCD high definition televisions, high-speed wired or wireless Internet, and on-demand video games and movies.

Features

Though the Hilton Cairns hotel is just one block from the departure point for the Great Barrier Reef, it offers plenty of reasons to stay on property. Workouts are not a chore in the health club, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Other leisure amenities include a lagoon-style pool, Jacuzzi, and on-site massage therapists and personal trainers.

 

Hilton Cairns hotel features two on-site restaurants. Mondo Café Bar and Grill -- with outdoor seating overlooking Trinity Bay -- specializes in seafood platters and curries for lunch and dinner. Celebrity chef Jimmy Shu's Hanuman restaurant -- open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- takes diners on a journey through the flavors of Thai, Indian, Chinese, and Malay cuisines.

Transportation
  • Cairns Airport (5 mi/8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cairns Convention Centre (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Cairns shopping area (1 block)
  • Great Barrier Reef departure point (1 block)
  • City Center (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Cairns Civic Theatre (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Cairns Golf Course (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Northern Beaches (12 mi/19.3 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet
  • Adjacent to the Cairns Convention Centre
  • Audio and visual equipment available for rent
  • Complimentary printing
  • Seven meeting rooms, including one of the largest spaces in the region: the Grand Ballroom

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Reef Casino: 0.1 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.1 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.1 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.3 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.4 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.4 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1.1 mi
  • Cominos House: 2.2 mi
  • Reef Casino: 0.1 mi
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.1 mi
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.1 mi
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Regional Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Shields Street: 0.3 mi
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Esplanade: 0.4 mi
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.4 mi
  • Canopy Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Parramatta Park: 1.1 mi
  • Cominos House: 2.2 mi
  • Cazalys Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 2.4 mi
  • Trinity Inlet: 2.6 mi
  • Flying Doctor Service: 3.2 mi
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 3.5 mi
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 3.8 mi
  • Machans Beach: 5.4 mi
  • Undersea World: 6.1 mi
  • Holloways Beach: 6.5 mi
  • Tjapukai: 7.5 mi
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 7.7 mi
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 8.8 mi
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 9.5 mi
  • Kewarra Beach: 11.3 mi
  • Clifton Beach: 13 mi
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 13.2 mi
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 13.8 mi
  • Ellis Beach: 15.6 mi
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 21 mi
  • Paronella Park: 52 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Hilton Cairns

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wonder in the reef
Business
Tijuana, México
Jun 23, 2014

The perfect location in Cairns

Perfect location to take the boat, walk around downtown, shopping, tours, restaurants and casino. Great brunch buffet, frendly staff! Just there is no elevator to get to the pool and gym

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take boat to go to the coral reef

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jo Quilts
Business
Petaluma, California
Jan 22, 2014

Hilton Cairns

The hotel staff were extremely helpful and polite. The beds and pillows were the kind you never want to get out of. The boat tours were a two-minute walk away. Life was good there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the Falla sailboat out to the reef for the day for diving or snorkeling. Well worth the trip. If you get seasick, take something before you go.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
couple not happy
Business
GA
Jun 6, 2013

GOOD VISIT

THE HOTEL WAS IN A GREAT LOCATION WITH A N BEAUTIFUL VIEW. WE ENJOYED IT SO MUCH THAT WE EXTENDED OUR VISIT. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE WAS THE FOOD AND THE INTERNET SERVICE. THE FOOD WAS MADARINE, INDIAN ORIENTAL. I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE KNOW THIS. ALSO THE INTERNET WAS ONLY AVAILABLE DOWNSTAIRS IN THE LOBBY OR IN THE SMALL BUSINESS CENTER (ONLY 3 COMPUTERS). THE FREE INTERNET WAS NOT AVAILABLE WHEN THE LOCALS USED THE HOTEL FOR A MEETING OR PARTY. I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY RUDE TO THE PEOPLE STAYING IN THE HOTEL. WE COULD NOT EVEN USE THE LOBBY OR THE BUSINESS CENTER WHEN THE LOCALS WERE IN THE HOTEL FOR A MEETING ETC. I DON'T THINK THIS WAS A 5 STAR, IT WAS A VERY HIGH 4 BUT NOT 5,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

THE BEST FOOD FOR THE PRICE WAS THE PIER BAR AND GRILL. THEY HAVE GREAT FOOD. THEY HAVE $5.00 PIZZA AND GREAT RIBS FOR $12.00.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JonTD
Business
Greenville, SC, USA
Sep 19, 2011

Overall good hotel

This hotel has been recently renovated. The rooms are nice. Wifi and wired Internet are not free and it is charged $29 per day per device. That seemed high and a frivolous charge to me. The interior courtyard has planter boxes full of half dead vegetation, which they should either maintain or get rid of. Other than that everything is great and an upgrade to the Executive Lounge for free breakfast is worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything for shopping closes rather early in Cairns. Don't expect to shop much after 5:30 or 6:00.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Torrance, CA
Mar 20, 2011

Fantastic family getaway

[...] noisy construction on two floor levels beneath ours was in full swing. My wife heard jack hammers at about 7AM and was not happy. The morning manager at the front desk was sorry an upgraded us to a different floor. I didn't have the time to move to a different hotel or deal with trying to contact or deal with [...]about our pre-paid reservations from Australia. We had plans and reservations for our vacation that would have been lost or missed if we tried to deal with this situation. We were able to take advantage of the Hilton hotels location but could have stayed somewhere where there wasn't two floors of construction.But again the morning manager and I wished I remembered her name was very nice and very helpful and we were able to have a great time in Cairns. River rafting with R&R and diving at the Great Barrier Reef etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Go river rafting with R&R and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Spirits.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, Tx
Oct 11, 2010

Great location

Unbelievable location. Two dining options on site. Right on the water, walking distance to town, shopping, the piers...great value for the price. Bathrooms weren't very clean, rooms dated, but overall, great hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the night market just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Great shopping options. Opens around 5pm.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
kernersville, NC
Sep 20, 2010

Great Hotel

Hotel was in a great location for a quick visit to Cairns

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Sep 8, 2010

A nice hotel in a beautiful setting

The Hilton Cairns features nice clean rooms, a fantastic pool and the friendly knowledgeable staff you would expect from a Hilton. Although some aspects of the hotel still appear in need of renovations/redesigning, such as the corridors outside the rooms having a distinct outdoor motel feel and look, and the aggravating need to take the stairwell down 2 flights to get to the health center and pool, all in all this is a top notch hotel in a fantastic city. The hotel is located just a couple of short, easily walked, blocks from the main strips of Cairns giving vacationers and business travelors both easy access and a nice buffer from downtown happenings. It is also just a block away from one of the areas main marinas so getting to your tour boats for days of scuba and snorkeling couldnt be easier. The only drawback regarding the Hiltons location is that it is right across the street from Cairn's main casino (thus there can be some noise issues from Thurs through the weekend), but if your looking to enjoy a little gambling during your stay, that location may actually be a nice bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If staying at the Hilton, or just staying in Cairns, one of the real hidden gems of the city is the Hanuman restaurant, found within the Hilton. This restaurant, featuring a menu filled with Thai/Indian offerings, featured some of the tastiest food I had during my 2 week vacation (the Vindaloo beef, hot enough to bring a tear to the eye, was especially good).

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Globe Trotting Couple
Business
Los Alamitos CA
Jul 9, 2010

I will go back!

The Hilton Caines is a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful in answering questions and helping to arrange excursions and a rental car. The room was great with a really nice view of the harbor. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance (train station and boates to the reef). I will definately stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you eat before 6:00 PM most restaurants have up to a 30% discount.

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Review of Hilton Cairns

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida
Jun 28, 2010

great, central location

While we weren't bowled over with the luxury of the hotel itself, you just can not beat the location! It was right on the wharf/marina. All the shopping was within easy walking distance and the casino is right across the street!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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