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We've listed the three best hotels of many in Halong City. Because few tour groups stay in town (most opt for overnights on boats in the bay), the city attracts more regional tourists and larger Chinese tour groups. There isn't much to see in town -- but the hotels are good.

If you're looking for something a little lighter on the wallet, check out Sunlight Hotel (88 Hung Thang, Group 8 Section 9A Bai Chay; tel. 033/384-4479), just around the corner from the Mithrin. It has clean, basic rooms -- not to mention a helpful tour desk -- from as low as $21 per night.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.