If you’d like to tap into some local knowledge, check out the 4.5-star Crowne Plaza Terrigal. Not only is it popular with local travelers, it's also received an average rating of 4.44 out of 5 based on 111 guest reviews. Other hotels worth consideration include Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments, with its average guest rating of 4.15; Mercure Kooindah Waters, with a rating of 4.24; and Quay West Resort Magenta Shores, which scores 4.31. Locals also have good things to say about the 3.5-star Mercure Lake Macquarie Raffertys Resort and 4.5-star Lavender House B&B.Looking for someplace to stay with your family? The 4-star Oaks Waterfront Resort - The Entrance is rated highly by families. The 3.5-star El Lago Waters Resort and 3.5-star Waldorf Apartment Hotel - The Entrance are also family favorites. The 4-star Mantra Ettalong Beach is a good bet if you're looking to book last minute. It's a favorite among last-minute travelers and features an average guest rating of 4.25 out of 5 based on 124 guest reviews.