First off, pick hotels near the venue not elsewhere. Anyone driving or flying in will have or rent a car. Having hotel(s) near the venue means they will have less to drive at night, when they are more likely to get in trouble.
Second, if you need more than one hotel, pick both in the same city: it's more efficient for shuttle service, and move convenient for visiting.
We recommend you pick 1 or 2 from the 5 nearby hotels