If you want to know the best places to stay, why not ask the locals? One popular choice among local travelers is the 4-star Pacific Harbour Lodge, which has received an average rating of 4.24 out of 5 based on 21 guest reviews. Other hotels worth consideration include Cotswold Cottage, with its average guest rating of 4.62; Pipi Dune Bed & Breakfast, with a rating of 4.8; and Oceanside Motel, which scores 4.54. Locals also like to book rooms at the 4.5-star Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort and 4-star Shortland Court Motel.The 4-star Beachside Resort Whitianga 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 4.64 out of 5 based on 64 guest reviews. The 4-star Indigo Bush Studios in Coromandel is another popular last-minute pick. Bargain hunters headed to the Coromandel Peninsula area should take a look at the 5-star Admiralty Lodge Motel, rated an average of 4.31 out of 5. This hotel is highly rated, in particular, by people who enjoy scoring the best deal possible.