If you’re looking to travel soon, the 4.5-star The Sebel Harbourside Kiama is a favorite among last-minute travelers. It also features an average guest rating of 4.16 out of 5 based on 57 guest reviews. You can also try Park Ridge Retreat, with an average guest rating of 4.For those with family in tow, the 4.5-star Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is a highly rated family hotel and scores an average of 4.05 out of 5 based on 86 guest reviews. The Illawarra area has its share of good deals, starting with the 4-star Chifley Wollongong. In addition to being popular with bargain shoppers, this hotel has rated an average of 4.19 out of 5 based on 52 guest reviews. Also popular with bargain shoppers is Quality Suites Pioneer Sands, with an average guest rating of 4.36. No one knows the Illawarra area better than the locals. The 4.5-star Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong is one of the most popular choices with local travelers, plus it's received an average rating of 4.29 out of 5 based on 106 guest reviews. Other hotels worth consideration include Mercure Resort Gerringong by the Sea, with its average guest rating of 4.15; Anchor Bay Motel, with a rating of 4.27; and Best Western Balan Village Motel, which scores 4. Locals also like to book rooms at Archer Resort in Nowra and Greenwood Cabin in Kangaroo Valley.