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Pakalana Inn

132 Punahoa Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would never guess what a cute and comfortable small inn this is, from the old storefronts on the street level. Small good restaurant on ground floor. Next door to large farmers'market. Close walk to many restaurants, and not far from beach front parks.Would stay here again.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A quaint and cozy place to stay. Located centrally in Hilo so the main shopping and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. A great park is nearby for running your dog.

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Coldspring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for my GF's birthday and we both loved it we had room 2 had great views of the ocean, the mountains and Hilo town You can easily walk around all of this truly old Hawaiian town from the hotel and enjoy what Hawaii use to be before all the tourists Neil is a wonderful host and keeps... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't let the outside of the hotel fool you, the rooms are very comfortable and nice.The Pakalana Inn is centrally located and close to restaurants and Hilo Farmer's Market. Paul's Place downstairs is a cute little (3 table) restaurant, our breakfast there was the best we had on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

As others have said the exterior of the building is plain but the interior is quite nice and the owner was Very helpful I also enjoyed that the doors were electronic and you need to punch in a code to get inside and that I didn't have to carry a key with me downstairs is a restaurant called paul's place... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Just stayed here on our last night in Hawaii before flying out. As others have said, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but is quite lovely inside. I was struck by the smell of fresh flowers every time I walked in the front door. We stayed in room 1 which was very pretty, and included a mini fridge,... More 

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Thank Kristen D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Despite the fact that the Pakalana Inn may only be recognisable by a cute little sign over the door this is not to detract from the place; rather it adds to the 'Narnia' qualities of the establishment. The rooms inside are clean, comfy, and well equipped with amenities. Downstairs is "Paul's Place", which also deserves the title of a 'Hidden... More 

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We were a little worried pulling up. Outside needs paint. Inside, rooms are updated and very pretty with "oldtimey" feel. This is very much in keeping with nostalgic feel of old town Hilo. Neal, the owner is very personable and recommended places to eat. On that account, we were not disappointed. Didn't have much time to explore Hilo environs, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I have spent ~ 3 weeks in Hilo over the last 3 years and have stayed at the Pakalana Inn each time. That alone should be enough of an endorsement. The inn is clean and comfortably appointed and the location ideal within walking distance to all that downtown Hilo has to offer. The owner Neal is very accessible, pleasant, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay in Hilo. Close to everything, very comfortable accommodations. Manager is super nice and friendly. Rooms are beautiful. I would stay here again. I would recommend to anyone staying on the Big island.

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