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Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Uncle Billy's for two weeks in a kitchenette room. The room was clean and the maid service was good. The place definitely needs a facelift and maybe a little more bleach, but for the price I paid I really can't complain. It rains a lot in Hilo, so I spent a good amount of time in the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a night on our vacation. We spent most of our time on the Kona side of the island, but stayed here to give us enough time to explore Volcano National Park and a few other sites around Hilo. We had been told this hotel and area are the "old Hawaii" - like in the old movies... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife stay there for 3 nights the first night my wife's phone was stolen right from her room went downstairs to tell the the receptionist and she told me I should have lock my door she didn't ask anything only two people where up there were there cleaning person and the guests right across from my room.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's been a couple of years since we stay at Uncle Billy's. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical foliage. Unfortunately, they are having trouble controlling the coqui frog, that sisng loudly at night. The air conditioner helped drown out their singing to a point. The hotel provides earplugs. The hotel rooms are large and comfortable. We had a garden... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this hotel had roaches, smelled bad and is not well kept....everything was out dated and and they are still using keys to enter your room. this place is in desperate need of a make over. we saw roaches on the door as we entered our rooms and refrigerator had roaches too.

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Long Beach, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's) is a decent choice for those traveling on a budget. The rooms aren't especially fancy and could use some modernization, but they are clean and comfortable. The back of the hotel is right along Hilo Bay (the Pacific Ocean), so there are some great views here. The lanais (patios) for the rooms give you... More

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Hernando, Ms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a wonderful little hotel right on the water. The staff is very pleasant and helpful, but the hotel is in need of some tender loving care. The rooms are large enough and adequate, but need updating. There is a nice garden area in the center of the hotel with about half the rooms facing the garden. Some rear... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First the +s...good location, large room, lots of TV stations, refrigerator, shampoo, large bathroom, large vanity area, alarm clock, nice view from room, adequate lighting, nice desk clerks, lemon flavor water in lobby, hair dryer. -s are the age of the place and clearly has not been updated enough such as in the bathroom area in particular along with key... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Room was not nice, can hear neighbors, torn sheets front desk attempted to give better room burns all over counter and louder neighbors - all we heard were frogs and more frogs but that's was not too bad I was extremely disappointed that they made an unauthorized charge to my credit card for missing key - they give old school... More

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Missoula, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed two days and it was more than I could take. We really just slept and kept off the premises as much as possible. The staff is very friendly, low prices, but the hotel is in badly need of renovation. The gardens around hotel had dirty water ponds with fish and is very unattractive. The pool was only being... More

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Address: 87 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel 2*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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