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 Novotel Ha Long Bay, which has received an average rating of 4.16 out of 5 based on 32 guest reviews. Another hotel worth consideration is AVANI Hai Phong Harbour View, with its average guest rating of 4.67. Locals also have good things to say about the 4-star Saigon Halong Hotel, 4-star Royal Lotus Hotel Halong, and 3.5-star Sea Stars Hotel.If you’re looking to travel soon, the 3.5-star Halong Plaza Hotel is a favorite among last-minute travelers. It also features an average guest rating of 4 out of 5. Another popular last-minute pick is Princes Catba Hotel in Haiphong.