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Hilo Seaside Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we paid $99/night to take our 2 basketball teams to Hilo. We stayed in the rooms by the pool area. The hotel was able to put all of our rooms by each other. The rooms were clean and had an AC in it. The rooms were clean and the people who worked there were very friendly. The maid and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

family of four stayed in two rooms this august This is an excellent budget hotel -very hawaiian very local style and we really liked the calm and friendly atmosphere.The hotel is very clean and has a great location. We actually preferred this hotel over the gaudy and high end Hilton Waikoloa where we spent some time as well. -Pros Very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was very clean and comfortable for a budget hotel. The staff were friendly and very welcoming. It is in a good location too - it's close to Hilo airport and only a five minute drive to the city centre for restaurants and supermarkets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place to stay if you just need a place to sleep. Rooms are a little date with old furniture. Bathrooms are small and plumbing is in need of repair. I arrived early and asked for an early check in. Front desk clerk said that they were sold out but she would try to see if any thing could be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel as the one we wanted was not available. Pictures on website were not quite the same as our room was....maybe some rooms had been updated. The hotel did not seem to be full, but we were given a room in "a cave area" of the hotel, off in a corner with a few of a brick wall...there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Baltimore family (my wife and 9 year son) felt as if we were part of Hawaiian family. Wonderful and friendly staff. Perfect location to drive to the Volcanoes national park. We stayed for 3 nights (August 13-15, 2016). On the first day, we visited the Volcanoes park, driving to Holei Sea Arch at the end of Chain of Craters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in room 231,wicker stuff on balcony overlooking the koi fish pond.i stayed here for mon.to fri.this week.nice décor and room.free apple bananas and papaya on the front desk,restaurant--coconut grill next door,ate there twice,nearby other restaurants,1 mile down banyan way is lilliuokalani Japanese gardens,with real lavaflow in bunches,reeds bay has lava coming out of the water,nice to see.inside this... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent four days at Hilo Seaside during a small holiday. The facilities are a little dated but well maintained. The parking seems limited but I did find a spot every evening. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The location served me well for all of my planned activities. I would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an older hotel, well kept, comfortable, not luxurous, but very well located. For a first time traveler to the big island it is easy to find all you want within walking distance: restaurants, beach parks, gas station, and intersection of major highway routes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely, this is a great place to stay in Hilo, and a wonderful value. Clean, with accommodating staff and a Hawaiian Museum (remove shoes before going in!). I absolutely love the Big Island, and it feels Hawaiian here. I love that the lobby and halls have no walls. There is the koi pond outside, which rises and falls with the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hilo Seaside Hotel

Address: 126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $109 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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