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Cairns City Sheridan

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is quite easily the worst place I have stayed at. That’s saying a lot since my hotel use spans four contents. The our side of the building is poorly maintained and in need of a good cleaning. The lobby area looks like an abandoned building from some movie. As for the rooms. The room had two beds as advertised. No real chairs to speak of. They instead decided to use aluminum lawn chair and a table they pulled out of a bar somewhere. There are two outlets in the main room one of which is hidden behind the tv. The night side tables are permanently dirty and the ac isn’t very cold. As an added bonus the AC has a slight mold smell too. Please don’t not do this to yourself. Nothing about this facility is one star let alone the motels current “three star” rating. Please don’t waist your time going anywhere near this place. I your just looking for price consider a hostel.

Stayed here for one night. Disgusting! Room stank, couch was dirty and smelly, pool looked like there was suspicious brown objects floating. Dirty. And overpriced! Plenty of options for accommodation in cairns, do not book here!

The Cairns City Sheridan is a decent place to stay, but they definitely need to upgrade their wifi, it hardly works (at least not on the 3rd floor) and there's a minor ant problem, so keep any snacks sealed up or in the fridge. The staff was decent, and the pool was refreshing to take a dip in on a hot day.

Where do I start the photos they put up online are not this motel receptionist told me this that they are photos of a room at Rydges so don't think the rooms are same as photo. I was told there was Austar and undercover parking 3 undercover parks and Austar been cut off for months.No elevator so if your on the high floors good luck with your suit cases.Rooms very dated and old.Young girl on reception very helpfull tho.

As mentioned in another review, the photographer must be amazing at their job, as photos are not a true representation of the motel. It's just a bit manky everywhere. Air-conditioning was rusty, the safe was very rusty. The bathroom smelt of faeces and looked as if someone had just shaved there. Linen not laundered properly. I am giving this place two stars as I have stayed in worse places in Cairns!

At first glance the place is a bit tired and it is but it is clean and well priced. A nice pool and then surprise- there is another pool right next to it 4m deep!!! I wish I had stayed long enough for a swim - it was a short overnight stay so it was suitable for that and reasonably priced.

Good location very central, lovely helpful staff..... but the room dirty and dusty, poorly maintained. Don’t be misled by the name, the Sheridan it is not... better value can be found elsewhere for the price.

Broken bathroom cupboards Dirty shower curtain Dirty blinds Awful bed with threadbare sheets and cushions with holes. Someone else’s hair when I pulled the covers back People knocking on doors all night long - actually felt quite unsafe

I stayed here for two nights on a work trip. It good to know that this isnt a Sheridan chain hotel its just located on sheridan street. I found it to be a nice place which was a good price and a great location. The room itself was nice it was clean and a good size with a microwave and mini fridge, my room had a double and single bed with a couch and was on the 3rd floor. At night the room was quite and during the day was nicely lite with natural light. The hotel itself was located close to the main centre about a 10min walk from the esplanade or the main cairns shopping centre. Its about a $20 taxi ride from the airport. It has after hours checking which is nice if you arrive late. The hotel has a restaurant but i didn't try it so can't really comment on it. Overall I found the hotel a nice hotel for the price and couldn't really find anything really wrong with the place. Id recommend it for a short or medium stay with or without a car.

This is not worthy of a 3 star. We booked this by mistake believing it to be The Cairns Sheridan. Will not make that mistake again. Upon booking we advised reception of our arrival time. When we arrived we were given our key to our room and trudged up the stairs with our luggage as there was no lift, only to be told when we got to our room that it wasn't ready and to come back in half an hour so we took our luggage back down to the car and took a drive. Upon arriving back at our room the access card would not work so the maid let us in. She said we were given the wrong card as hers worked fine and we were to go back downstairs to get a new one..not great when we have both had knee ops. Room was outdated and I would not define it as clean, sheets had marks on them, not laundered correctly. Bed was on castors so when you sat on it and leant on the headboard to watch tv the bed rolled forward and was extremely uncomfortable. Upon booking we were not told that the restaurant would not be open. There was a microwave in the room but no bowls/plates/cutlery to use in it....overall I would not stay here again.

157 Sheridan Street Cairns QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Cairns within 2 miles (3 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Cairns City Sheridan is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. This 31-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Cairns, the hotel is also a short walk from Cairns Civic Theatre and St Monica's Cathedral.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Cairns City Sheridan's 31 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Renovated in 2013, Cairns City Sheridan offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Family Room, Balcony

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, Balcony

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 321 reviews