If you’d like to tap into some local knowledge, check out the 4-star Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens. Not only is it popular with local travelers, it's also received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. Another hotel worth consideration is Guesthouse AN, with its average guest rating of 4. Locals also have good things to say about the 3.5-star Biwako Hotel in Otsu.The Otsu area isn’t only for leisure. Business travelers have choices, too, starting with the 3.5-star Yumotokan. Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto 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 4.79 out of 5 based on 165 guest reviews. You can also try Hyatt Regency Kyoto, with an average guest rating of 4.71. New Miyako Hotel has a rating of 4.32 and Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa is rated 4.24. The 4-star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel and 3.5-star Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto are other popular last-minute picks. Travelers on the hunt for good deals in the Otsu area can start with the 3.5-star Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo. Popular with bargain shoppers, this hotel has rated an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 151 guest reviews. Also popular with bargain shoppers are Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo, with an average guest rating of 4.41; Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo, with an average rating of 4.51; and Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo, with an average rating of 4.03. Great values can also be found at The Palace Side Hotel in Kyoto and Urban Hotel Kyoto.