The Hilton Cairns is the 'grand dame' of the city and its impressive shoreline boardwalk. It is within minutes of any central business district location and just feet away from the jetty which takes you to the Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island. Inside, the hotel is well-maintained, quiet and functional. It has a very nice pool area (albeit tucked away in the back), a traditional Hilton-style breakfast buffet (which is quickly departing other locations) and a great customer service ethic. It is a functional, affordable, excellent choice for business or pleasure in Cairns and I would definitely return when my travels take me here again.