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Hotel for just overnight, near Esplanade?

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Hotel for just overnight, near Esplanade?

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.

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1. Re: Hotel for just overnight, near Esplanade?

I've just had a look at http://www.booking.com/airport/au/cns.en.html and there are a few options from $80 upwards in the Esplanade area. I've never stayed at any of them but you can make up your mind from the reviews. North end of the Esplanade is further away from the main restaurant area but only about a 10-15 minute walk.

Taxi fares about $25 each way.

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