Considering there is just 1 Expedia-listed lodging option within a 6 miles of Plitvicka jezera's downtown area, it makes good sense booking a place to stay well in advance.
The Hotel Degenija, Croatia, which is the closest hotel, lies 9 miles from downtown Plitvicka jezera. Another convenient alternative is the House Tina - Bed and Breakfast, which is situated in Croatia, 11 miles from downtown Plitvicka jezera.
The Pension Perisic is 5 miles from the heart of Plitvicka jezera. Alternatively, the Turist Grabovac is located 11 miles away. The Guesthouse Rubcic as well as the Tourist Center Marko are alternative accommodation options around Plitvicka jezera.
Rab is 40 miles to the east of Plitvicka jezera and is home to the Pudarica Beach, Kampor Beach and Rab Harbor. Should you wish to visit Rab, check Expedia's booking pages for the latest deals at the Carolina Hotel and Grand Hotel Imperial. 45 miles to the east of Plitvicka jezera, you'll find Baska, home to the Hotel Zvonimir and Villa Adria. The Stara Baska Beach and Vela Beach are a couple of the most popular places to check out when visiting Baska.
Expedia's travel guide is also a good way to learn more about Plitvicka jezera.