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Hilo Seaside Hotel

126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
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  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
    0.4 mi
  • 2 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice family owned hotel
Is the Hilo Seaside the Hilton Waikoloa? No. But it IS a nice... more
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Kent, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Is the Hilo Seaside the Hilton Waikoloa? No. But it IS a nice, clean, family owned hotel in a great location with free parking. Very friendly staff, big clean room, and located right at Banyan Drive. We would definitely stay again.

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Our staff takes great pride and providing authentic Hawaiian hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel at the last minute and it was the only place available. After arriving very late at night after a long flight, I had low expectations. Indeed, it looks run down at first glance in the dark. But, it turned out to be good. After pulling in to the parking lot, I was greeted by a very...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear we that our hotel was a nice little surprise for you! Thank you for choosing to stay with us!

Eugene, OR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent one night at the Seaside hotel, before we caught our early morning plane but it was one of the most comfortable nights we have spent on the big island. We were so pleased with the simple quality and excellent service. Everything was spotlessly clean and in perfect working order. The bed and pillows were comfortable. Even with...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your recent review of our hotel! We are thrilled we could contribute to the tail end of your trip and make it memorable!

Guerneville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here at the last minute because a storm that day had knocked out the power at the resort where we were booked. Fortunately, Seaside had rooms and was reasonably priced. Considering our circumstances, our stay here for two nights was adequate. The room and bath were clean. It reminded me of a Motel 6 (some rooms may be...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha IQ140, Thank you for your recent review of our property. We appreciate honest feedback and hope you had a pleasant time in Hawaii despite the power outage. We are happy that we could provide last minute accommodations for you! Mahalo.

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Maui Seaside property several times (it's amazing as well) so when I saw there was a Hilo Seaside, I decided to stay there for three nights in November during my visit to the Big Island. The welcome I got upon arrival was amazing, thank you to Priscilla and Sonia for taking such great care of...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful and authentic experience at our properties! We look forward to welcoming you back!

California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you first drive up to it, you will probably see the back and side as we did, and we were very unimpressed, as there is terrible curb appeal from that angle. Fortunately, the front looks much better, staff was pleasant and we found the grounds beautiful and well kept. The place is kind of a maze, but the room...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your recent feedback! We hope you enjoyed your stay.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at your hotel in early Jan 17. Ms S. Wilcox worked the front desk and she was very pleasant and cordial. Her courteous attitude reflected quite well on your establishment. Based on the service provided by Ms Wilcox I look forward to staying at your hotel in the future.

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

We take great pride our customer service and providing each guest with authentic Hawaiian hospitality! Mahalo for your review and we look forward to having you stay with us again!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hilo is such an laid back town, definitely a step aside from the typical resort filled town that you typically think of when Hawaii pops into your mind. The Hilo Seaside Hotel lives up to it's name, by the seaside and extremely private for such a great location! Parking was a breeze, the staff are super friendly and there's quite...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your feedback! We appreciate your endorsement of our hotel and are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here twice in the month of December 2016. During my first stay, I had arrived a half hour early for check in and the person at the front desk was brusque and unfriendly. I had to leave because the room wasn't ready. I came back after 4:00 pm and had another clerk at the front desk. She was...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha cynthia m, Thank you for your recent feedback. Please accept our apologies for the underwhelming welcome at check in. Please know that our staff strives to provide hospitality with Aloha at every turn, and while this was an isolated incident, we hope you'll give us another opportunity to re-welcome you back on another occasion. Mahalo.

Shawnigan Lake, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights in December above the pond out front. The hotel is dated but with super friendly staff and tons of good vibes. Bed was good, rooms are dated and the noise from from the street and airport is noticeable but it all quietens down into the wee hours of the night. The hotel sports a pool, laundry,...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our authentic Hawaiian hospitality and old school charm of our property. Mahalo!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $130 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Ash for a room with a view of the pond.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurelM605, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with outdoor seating. Plastic chairs and a tiny side table never looked so good!”
 of 5 bubbles CecilyD607, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“I love to request ground floor close to the Koi pond! And they usually grant my request!”
 of 5 bubbles josy585, Nov 22, 2016 | Read review
“First floor room facing the internal patio - vey quiet”
 of 5 bubbles OhaveiTiulim, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle have windows that open to courtyards--remember to shut your blinds while in the bathroom! :)”
 of 5 bubbles N3591ULjenniferh, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
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