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126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 7 hotels in Hilo
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Fax / photocopying
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Susan H wrote a review Apr 2020
Provincetown, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
We returned to Hawaii to celebrate our fortieth anniversary. We met and were married on Oahu all those many years ago. I planned our itinerary specially to give us the wonderful local kamaaina flavor we so loved when we lived in the Islands. I could not have found a better place to stay on the Big Island than the Seaside hotels. They were everything we were looking for. We especially loved to staff at the Hilo hotel who included us into their Ohana. We enjoyed local fresh fruit in the lobby each morning. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was a delight. The staff were friendly, enthusiastic and most helpful giving us suggestions on things to see and do. Our room was so comfortable and the view was amazing. We looked out over the Koi pond and beyond to Banyan Drive and Hilo Bay. Every part of the day was delightful. We had thought this was our last trip to the Islands but we felt so much as if we had come home that we know we will return. We most certainly look forward to seeing the wonderful staff and enjoying the facilities at the Hilo Seaside Hotel. Mahalo nui loa.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded Apr 23, 2020
Happy 40th Anniversary! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special occasion. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our authentic Hawaiian hospitality and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo and a hui hou!
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Peter S wrote a review Mar 2020
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. They were genuinely friendly and attentive. Our assigned room had traffic noise at night, so they moved us to a better one. The lobby is large and relaxing and the children enjoyed feeding the koi with the food the front desk provided.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms next to the road have traffic noise at night
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Gloria L wrote a review Mar 2020
Kihei, Hawaii7 contributions1 helpful vote
Convenient location to Hilo Bay. Not far drive to Kīlauea Volcano. Hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful with the hotel full all weekend. They couldn’t have been more accommodating when we unexpectedly found we needed to have a late checkout. Hotel was nice and clean with a comfortable lobby and beautiful gardens and outside pool. Having a good restaurant on premises was so convenient. Will definitely stay there again when visiting the Big Island.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your valuable feedback!
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Kahale M wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Overall stay was awesome! Room was spacious, clean and met my needs. Bed was extremely soft & Garden view was pretty. The staff was very friendly and the lounge/waiting area was breezy and beautiful. Loved it. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Mike H wrote a review Feb 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1,728 contributions220 helpful votes
The hotel is run by the same family as the Seaside Kona. Like that one it is an older hotel but is kept up well. Parking is better than Kona but some of the spaces are more for smart cars than regular cars.Really bad if a full size truck is there. The hotel staff are helpful and thre is a little museum that they hotel has showing soem history of the area. Gives you insight on who is who and how things developed. The rooms are good and clean and service is excellent. The only problem is that you are in the flight path of the Hilo Airport. It isn't bad because the flights stop by 8 PM and aren't early in the morning. The hotel had a restaurant attached to it and they provide a free breakfast. A plus if you don't want to go our for breakfast. There is also a pool if you wish to use it and a laundry room that is available to guests. A plus for us since we used it. You get the quarters from the front desk. This hotel is 5 minutes from the airport.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$127 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Seaside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Liliuokalani Gardens (0.3 miles), Coconut Island (0.3 miles), and Reeds Bay Beach Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine, Ken's House of Pancakes, and Ponds.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Hilo Seaside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hilo Seaside Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.