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Hilo Naniloa Hotel

2.0 of 5 Resort   |   93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720 (Formerly Naniloa Volcanoes Resort)
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Hilo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from the ocean front rooms with the wrap around balconies are amazing. Very spacious rooms with kitchenettes and living area in addition to king bed. Very reasonable prices for the accommodations and very well located in Hilo.

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Usa, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a little weary about this hotel after reading the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised with our newly renovated room with a great ocean view. Yes the hotel needs to be renovated and it looks like they are in the process of that, but the room was nice and clean and the grounds were very nice. This is a... More

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Middle Village, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly, where do I begin? The hotel looks run down. I've never been to a halfway house (thankfully), but based on what I've seen on TV, this hotel resembles one. The hallways, lights and elevators are all run down. There are scuff marks, dirt, grime, and flickering lights like a horror movie. We were on the 6th floor and when... More

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Kalei L, Manager at Hilo Naniloa Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Joseph A, Thank you for such a candid review. I apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. As you may know, we recently acquired the property approximately six months ago. We have been working very hard to address most of your concerns and prepare this property for renovation. We intend to restore the beauty and glory to... More

Wausau, WI
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights while on the Hilo side of the island. Nice area, but the hotel needs a lot of work. No phones in the rooms because they told us they are upgrading the phone system. WHAT?? No Phone??? Cold tile floors, air conditioning did not work correctly and had to have maintenance come and fix it. Wrote... More

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Mississauga, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, The Big Island and Hilo are laid back compared to Maui and Oahu. After the beautiful garden and the nice swimming pool, and the awesome Reeds Bay at its backyard, the pleasant experience ends. You are given keys instead of cards (you charge it to experience), go up a creaky,old elevator full of scratches, out the elevator... More

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Akron, Ohio, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a Groupon for this hotel. I thought I got a good deal, would be sort of close to the volcano, and since it was my first time to the Big Island, I would be able to see some sights. Well, I did see some sights and it was closer to the volcano than Kona. But I wish I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. Friendly staff. Very old building on bay. Great view but the area had a dirty smell to it. We had an "updated" room which had dirty tile floors, no trim work, no blankets, just white sheets on the beds. Everything in the room looked unfinished. Not worth the money. Felt like a Motel 6 with a view.

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Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you do some research, you'll find that this hotel was in serious trouble (and looked it!) in October 2013 and was bought by Tower Development Inc. and Wyland Hilo Hotel LLC in November 2013. There are grand plans for this hotel to make it more like a museum experience. It's not quite there yet, but I think it has... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a 3 instead of a 2 because I am a fan. I have stayed here many times and heaped praise on the fantastic oceanfront corner rooms, despite the property's well documented deficiencies. So I am excited that the property has been purchased and there seems to be a plan to restore it to the splendor it deserves. A... More

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Hawi, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

None of the hotels on Hilo Bay are nice, this one seems to be the least-not-nice. Apparently more recently renovated than most, at the time I stayed this hotel had the added charm of being mostly empty. The deluxe suite had tile floors, a well provisioned kitchen and good views of the bay and Japanese gardens from the two spacious... More

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Address: 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720 (Formerly Naniloa Volcanoes Resort)
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Naniloa Hotel 2*
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Also Known As:
Naniloa Volcanoes Hotel Hilo
Hawaii Naniloa Hotel Hilo
Naniloa Volcanoes Hilo
Hi Naniloa Hotel Hilo
Hilo Naniloa Hotel Hawaii

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Experience the relaxed pace of Hawaii Island when you stay at the iconic Hilo Naniloa Hotel, located near downtown Hilo's quaint shops and eclectic restaurants, and the Hilo Airport. A favorite destination of both kamaaina and visitors for generations, our waterfront hotel welcomes you with comfortable and affordable accommodations, sundeck and pool, golf course, business center, and 24-hour front desk. As a bonus, when you book directly with Hilo Naniloa Hotel you'll receive a free round of 9-hole of golf! ... more   less 
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