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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I decided on the Pakalana Inn and booked our 3 night stay in the 'Ekahi room, easily, through their website. The inn is centrally located and well looked after, clean and I really liked how it's accessed by keypad. The room was spacious, nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable, loved being able to have the windows open as we...

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Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Centrally located, clean and well run, with contentious thoughtful service. Our family of four stayed for one night in a room with a king-size bed and a pull out couch, which worked great. There is a kitchenette in the room, though we did not use it, but if we had younger kids it would have been really helpful. Also helpful...

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Papaikou, Hawaii
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Neil saved us! Moving to the BI from the mainland with our dog, our house was a little late closing. We needed a place that was dog friendly for a few days and I was getting desperate when I saw the Pakalana Inn on Lavadogs808 site. When I asked Neil,if he had a room that would take a golden retreiver...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Our room in the Pakalana Inn was a bit like Hilo itself: reminiscent of an older Hawaii before resorts, high rises and condos. And I liked them both for exactly that reason. The window louvres caught the breeze off the bay, the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot - although the shower curtain arrangement was a little idiosyncratic....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is a good one, guys! Rooms are convenient and comfortable, with self check-in and number-pad doors that miraculously work. It's small (I think 5 rooms) and walkable to anywhere in Hilo. We stayed in the smallest (read: cheapest) room no. 2. Had everything we needed, even a little kitchenette. It got maybe a bit noisy with the street but...

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Colorado
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are nicely done. It was great for us to have a fridge and microwave. It was like being in a studio apartment. The owner very friendly and helpful by a simple phone call or email. However, no fault of the owner, this place is not for a light sleeper. It is an old...

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Texas
Reviewed February 18, 2016

After a repair/maintenance trip on my own vacation home, I needed a place to stay one night in quaint Hilo Town. What a glorious find; Pakalana Inn. Arriving after dark, I was a bit concern of the little worn building, but was pleasantly astonished when I opened the key coded door. A friend had made the reservations so I never...

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Neil E, Owner at Pakalana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complete and generous review! We hope that success stories like yours will allow expansion with an elevator! Neil

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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Neil E, Owner at Pakalana Inn, responded to this review

Joan - our online booking software lets me know if you are a returning guest so don't be surprised if a discount appears in your final billing ;-) Thanks for the nice review! Neil

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in historic downtown Hilo adjacent to the Farmer's Market and Wailoa State Park. Vintage building with upgraded interior, spacious rooms. Air conditioning, kitchenette available. Flat screen TV, internet, coffee maker. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pakalana Inn

Address: 132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $134 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Pakalana Inn Hilo, Hawaii
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“Room 2 catches the bay breezes and avoids the afternoon sun”
 of 5 bubbles paulreid23, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“rooms 4 and 5 back onto the parking area so might be more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles undome, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all hidden away on upper floor; there are 4 sets of 6 stairs to climb.”
 of 5 bubbles beachrunner5311, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“I believe that only one room has the ability to have the portable air conditioner installed, so if you want that, ask for it when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles sophial670, Feb 27, 2015 | Read review
“Room #2 is excellent for windows on two sides allowing for a cross breeze”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenLGarcia, Sep 7, 2014 | Read review
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