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Hilo Seaside Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Hilo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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BabyBoomer56
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Hilo hotel. Staff very accommodating. Property is a bit dated, but high end resorts is not what Hilo is about. Stayed for one week with hubby and had a great time. Our room had a small lanai that over looked the drop dead fish pond. I've been to a few other hotels in Hilo, and this is my favorite.... More

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Yulee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel for one night. We were not looking for anything with frills, just a clean place to sleep and shower, before continuing on the next morning. The hotel is very cute and clean, just a little dated. It was great for a one night stay, and if staying in the Hilo area longer, it... More

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights here at the end of June. It was very clean, inexpensive and comfortable, with a great location. We were within walking distance of several restaurants – delicious Mexican food at Pond’s and abundant breakfasts at Ken’s – but the best meal we had was right at the hotel, at the Coconut Grille. The hotel is at... More

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Colorado Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will admit that when I first drove by the hotel (too early to check in), I was worried. But honestly, nothing in Hilo looked very nice. :( The hotel allowed me to check in 2 hours early... and that made me super happy. The lady working the registration desk was very friendly and cheerful. In fact, every time I... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Customer Service was outstanding. On the fourth of July weekend, I was traveling with a family member needing an accessible room. For this years trip, we tried a different room than we normally book. When that room did not work out for us, Karleen at the front desk was able to move us to a room that suited our needs... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only here for one night. The rooms are very clean. Get a room on the fern hall or by the pool. Both have peaceful views. The pool area is very nice. It is near the airport, so you do hear the planes. All in all, great place.

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On vacation, we don't spend our time in the hotel -- there's too much to see and do -- I want to absorb God's creation (and what He allowed mankind to do). So this hotel met our needs. I can see this having been THE place 40 years ago. (Unless I'm mistaken we were told it was built in 1956.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated close to the airport and to downtown Hilo, approximately 10mins drive from each. It has two-levels and is segmented to the Fern wing, the Ocean-view wing and the pool-view wing. The reception and lobby are facing a koi pond.the checking process was a breeze. The staff was very warm and even changed my room to one... More

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to travel to Hilo for business on short notice and booked myself a room at the Hilo Seaside. I opted for the Kama aina rate, and knew this meant I would get what they call a "run of house" room -basically whatever type of room is available at the time of check in. I was expecting the worst,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a budget hotel, I wasn't sure how great this place would be. First, the location is nice and convenient. We were in the Fern view room which overlooks a little garden area in the middle of the hotel. Its nice and has a pathway you can walk through. I don't know how good the ocean view rooms are and... More

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Address: 126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
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The cozy town of Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island is a tropical paradise filled with fragrant island flowers, pristine forests, and magnificent miles of orchid farms. The Hilo Seaside Hotel is an oceanfront hotel located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Drive. This affordable Hawaiian owned hotel is a scenic 40 minute drive to Hawaii's Volcano National Park, and just a few minutes by car to quaint Hilo Town. ... more   less 
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