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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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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed here twice once in February and again in August. Wonderful people, hotel is older could use some up dating. Rooms are large and clean. This is not a fancy place if you are looking for a resort feel not the place for you, if you want a safe place to sleep and relax then it's your hotel. Love... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't expect much for the price we paid, but I'm on vacation in Hawaii and would like more. I think it would be worth the extra money to be somewhere a little nicer. Very outdated and in need of renovation or rebuild.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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 July 1, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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