The city is sprawling but it does centre on a bus depot, large grocery store, hospital and church. Here you will easily find ATMs and local eats.
Lily Hotel is a short block from Cam Ranh’s bus depot and it’s a convenient spot to be as there’s a big Coop Mart grocery store and some local eats close by. Lily Hotel is also the only hotel we found in Cam Ranh that rented a motorbike -- they go for 100,000 VND per day. The hotel is in a typical skinny building and rooms are tiny but new and clean. You can look forward to tiled floors,... Read our full review of Lily Hotel.
The air-con rooms at three-storey Hoang Nhat Hotel are spacious, with wood floors and furniture and extra touches like a medium sized fridge, decent linen and top sheet, cushy armchairs, flatscreen TV and WiFi. Some rooms have windows that give you some natural light. Decor is dated hotel but everything overall is in good shape and good quality. The bathrooms are also big and have counters,... Read our full review of Hoang Nhat.
Hoang Pho is a local hotel that feels more dated than Hoang Nhat, which is directly across the street. Mint green rooms have checkered tiled floor, flat pillows, old air-con units, floor fan, flatscreen TV, mini-fridge, WiFi, a window and some chairs. Bathrooms are large tiled wet rooms, with an electric heated shower and sink with no counter. Hoang Pho Hotel is more expensive and shabbier than... Read our full review of Hoang Pho.
There is a small hub across Long Ho bridge, five kilometres from Cam Ranh International Airport. Staying here will keep you close to the airport but it is 10 kilometres from Cam Ranh city itself, which has all the infrastructure: grocery store, hospital, bus depot. There are a handful of local eats and a local ATM with limited networks. Hotel Tan Phu Hung is also a travel agency where you can arrange flights and driver.
Trieu Khang Hotel is the best hotel in Cam Ranh but it has a somewhat isolated location on Hung Vuong/Highway 1 and is a 10-minute walk from anything to eat. The building’s big rooms are new, modern and bright (six light switches!) with a decent bed, lots of furniture, air-con, WiFi, kettle, flatscreen TV and wet-room bathroom with towel rack, counter and warm water shower. A funky smell did... Read our full review of Trieu Khang Hotel.
Tan Phu Hung is located across Long Ho bridge from Cam Ranh International Airport. The rooms are extremely small and somewhat rundown but it is a five kilometre drive from the airport, is surrounded by local eats and the hotel doubles as a travel agency that can book flights and make other arrangements. English is extremely limited but they were keen to help and we still managed to communicate... Read our full review of Hotel Tan Phu Hung.
As of August 2015, Cam Ranh Bay was military waters and it was not possible for foreigners to travel through there by boat. But you can get to Ngoc Suong Yen Bay Resort by road.
Ngoc Suong Yen Bay has a gorgeous secluded setting on Cam Ranh Bay but this resort completely flies under the radar, with no information available in English online. Ngoc Suong is a well-known nationwide restaurant and the company owns this 10-year old property. This explains the confusion of why all the locals kept trying to direct us to the restaurant. Hello. Is it me you’re looking... Read our full review of Ngoc Suong Yen Bay Resort.