I kind of hate to spend 150+ for just one night. We would be driving down from Port Douglas and just want to overnight in Cairns for an early morning flight.
Should I really find something within walking distance to the Esplanade or is there another option? We are 50-ish Yanks, not poor but I hate to spend a lot of money for 12 hours in a hotel. However we will want a friendly place to have dinner and a beer or two.
I don't want to keep our rental car, plan on returning it to the airport then taxiing to town. Then taxi back to the airport in the morning.