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Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel

2.0 of 5
87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Uncle Billy's during Merrie Monarch season, so the hotel was full to the brim. The Hotel itself is rather dated, but I kinda liked it. Room was huge (standard room) - 2 double beds and plenty of space around. Room came with a fridge too - very handy. Shower and bath in bathroom. One note about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 4. We stayed here to save money - and that we did. Our room was basic. We opted for the kitchenette. Had 2 burner cooktop, mini fridge, coffee maker, kitchenware for 4 and small microwave. Purchased our food at the farmers market and grocer (close by) for our stay. Continental breakfast includes fresh papaya, toast, muffins and coffee/tea/juice.... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to travel to the Hilo area for work during Valentine weekend. Everyone was booked solid...except for Uncle Billy's. I went in expecting the worst. You know what? It wasn't that bad. Yep, it's dated, but they offer their rooms at a really good price AND they include a continental breakfast. I had a lovely view of the garden... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bathroom had the worst sewage smell that overpowered the whole room. We got the best oceanfront deluxe room that they have. If this is their best I could only imagine what other rooms are like. At midnight someone check in next to us with two screening kids. They banged and screamed until way after 2 am with no help... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is old and worn out. The staff were great but this place was less than good. It is time for Uncle Billy to open his purse and re-do this place for tear it down. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First of all, i just learned that this motel/ hotel is going out of business. It is not surprising. Hence, I dont think that this review would really matter. The only reason we ended in this place is because it was the only place we could get if I wanted to see the volcanos in Hawaii in so short notice.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I wont stay there again I went to sleep and was awoken to see my spotter sitting next to my bed on the floor now he was killed by a IED while we were being transported to our sector we were to watch for terrorists planting road side bombs we spent a lot of time together while looking for insurgents... More 

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Austin, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's an older hotel, so don't expect everything new and updated. I really loved this hotel, and will go back there. The location is great, and even though it could use a few updates it is a great value!!! I love this place!!!

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Cranbrook, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This hotel is very dated, and worn out. Our room had a 1" rust ring around the entire sink. Rust on the t- bar roof in the bathroom as well as black mould. There was traces of hair from previous guests left in different parts of the room. The tv took a couple of minutes of fuzzy lines before it... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great service at front desk and good enough rooms. Nice pool for grandkids and ocean views. Stayed in better and worst,but always appreciate a professional manner eas xperienced here. Sounwds ofwaves. I would return here for again for budget family travel.

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