As others have written, this is not the 5 star Hawaii resort experience, but it is a very good value for money kind of place. If you can get a room overlooking the bay (vs. one facing into the back parking lot) it's a fabulous view, well worth the price. Room includes a free breakfast at Coconut Restaurant, in same building, but a separate business. Run by a local Hawaiian family, it has a lot of old-world (i.e., not glitzy corporate run) hotel establishment going for it. Free wifi in lobby (but a fee in the rooms - our only complaint). Using internet in lobby gives you a chance to enjoy the open air lobby, with no windows at all on side facing fish pond - a nice feature to enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilo Seaside Hotel Hawaii