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“Adequate--barely”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

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Hilo Seaside Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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3 reviews
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“Adequate--barely”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2006

Your choices are limited and not too good in Hilo. This place was okay for the price--not many other places you can stay on the island for twice the price. But there's a reason. The hotel is right out of the 60's and needs updating. Rooms are small but ours was clean. A/C is a noisy window unit that doesn't seal properly.

Parking is a MAJOR problem here--there is essentially no parking lot and very limited on street. Really didn't like parking two blocks away on a dark street.

And get an interior room away from the street noise--there's no ocean view anyway.

Food was likewise okay but not great.

Other than parking, everything about this place is okay but just not very nice much less elegant.

  • Liked — Price is right
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Tips/Secrets — Get an interior room and get a parking place early.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2006

If you're planning to only hang in the hotel for just bathing and sleeping, then this is the hotel for you! It is centrally located to the airport and the Volcano National Park. It is in walking distance to a pretty good 24 hour cafe. The hotel itself is definitely not fancy, but it's clean. The price can't be beat. We stayed there for a couple nights when we arrived and also the last night before leaving the island since it's so close to the airport and our flight left early the next morning.

  • Liked — Location to the airport and national park
  • Disliked — Older decor
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2006

The room was very clean, but facilities were very old. Parking was limited. We had to climb 3 flights of stairs. There were also small sets of stairs to climb in the lobby. There were no elevators and if anyone is handicap it would be a major problem. You get what you pay for. I would pay a little more and stay at a better place.

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Additional Information about Hilo Seaside Hotel

Property: Hilo Seaside Hotel
Address: 126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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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