I think 3.5 stars would be the best rating. I wouldn't call it very good or average. It was a good place to stay. Pakalana Inn is updated, cute bathroom with dedicated toilet area (though the shower is less than practical getting in and out and water kept getting onto the floor). The wifi was easy to log in to. The location was very accessible. This is a no frills place, that is convenient and easy to stay in. Having a code to get in was kind of fun. My husband and I needed a place to stay the night before our flight (airport is just a couple of miles away). This was it.
So yes, 3.5 stars.
Now for the negative: the area is a little scary at night. There is NO dedicated parking (don't park in the back in the weedy lot). It is not well lit. We got a little lost trying to find the hotel after we parked our car when we got back from dinner. Downtown Hilo looks very different at night.
If you are looking for a nice stopover place, convenient, easy to get to, easy to use, this place is for you. Just realize that the area/parking is a little questionable.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Pakalana Inn Hilo, Hawaii