$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2015 Check-out: Sep 15, 2015

Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

2 stars
View map of 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii), HI 96720

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
144 reviews
Great Hilo Mini Getaway

The Naniloa Resort was in an ideal location and the ocean front view was spectacular. The resort is... See full review

  • Randall Ohana
  • Oct 7, 2014
Last visit with grandma

The stay went well for what it was. I was visiting with a terminally ill family member and was... See full review

  • Brandy W.
  • May 21, 2015

Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel rests right on the edge of Hilo Bay, with views onto the town and volcano Mauna Kea. The property opens onto lush gardens, an oceanfront swimming pool and a waterfront wedding gazebo. Renovated rooms are lovely, with locally created artwork and new furnishings. Downtown Hilo's shops and attractions are within a few minutes' drive, and Hilo Naniloa Hotel is on the same road that leads to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Fronting tranquil Hilo Bay along Hilo's historic Banyan Drive, Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel offers views of the bay, Coconut Island and the volcano Mauna Kea. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is a short walk, and a golf course is across the street. A free round of golf is offered daily to each registered guest.

Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel features the breakfast-only cafe Sunrise Lanai, serving a traditional full buffet. Hilo offers many additional restaurants and cafes, including the nearby Ken's House of Pancakes, a longtime local favorite.

Put on some sunscreen for a day of sunshine and relaxation at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel swimming pool and sundeck.

Location
Fronting tranquil Hilo Bay along Hilo's historic Banyan Drive, Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel offers views of the bay, Coconut Island and the volcano Mauna Kea. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is a short walk, and a golf course is across the street.
Rooms

Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel features two towers and 383 rooms, many with grand views of Mauna Kea, Hilo town and the bay. Mauna Kea Tower rooms have been renovated to include a marble bathroom, updated furnishings, locally made artwork, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Mauna Loa Tower rooms are more budget-priced, and include ocean views, a 32-inch LCD TV and mini-refrigerator. 

Property features
Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel features the breakfast-only cafe Sunrise Lanai, serving a traditional full buffet. Hilo offers many additional restaurants and cafes, including the nearby Ken's House of Pancakes, a longtime local favorite.

Put on some sunscreen for a day of sunshine and relaxation at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel swimming pool and sundeck.

Golfers can tee off at a 9-hole golf course across the street (fees apply). A free round of golf is offered daily to each registered guest.
Highlights
  • Upgraded and older-model rooms available, all spacious and view-friendly
  • Start each day with traditional breakfast buffet service
  • Oceanfront swimming pool, sundeck
  • Wedding gazebo
  • Free parking
  • Free round of golf offered daily
  • Non-smoking property
Nearby attractions
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Lyman Museum (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (5.9 mi/9.6 km)
  • Akaka Falls (16.4 mi/26.5 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (28.6 mi/46 km)
Transportation
  • Hilo International Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Policies

NOTICE: Hilo Naniloa Hotel is undergoing a renovation project with an estimated completion date of 31 March 2016.  The temporary lobby is located in the lower lobby of the Mauna Kea building fronting the elevators.  Vehicles may pull up in the lower lobby porte cochere, between the Polynesian room and the Mauna Kea/Maunna Loa Towers.  Work hours are scheduled from 8 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Ocean Front
One king bed. Views of Hilo Bay, Coconut Island and the Hamakua Coast. Rooms come with a balcony to enjoy the sweeping ocean vistas. Original artwork by local artist Krsitie Fujiyama Kosmides. Complimentary high speed internet access. Spacious marble tiled bathroom. Flat screen TV, clock radio, coffeemaker, mini refrigerator, microwave and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Ocean Front
Ocean Front rooms of the Mauna Kea Tower offer spectacular sweeping views of Hilo Bay, beautiful Coconut Island, and the lush Hamakua Coast. Located on the edge of the ocean, the ocean front rooms are newly refurbished in a casually elegant tropical decor feauturing a balcony and original artwork by Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides, spacious marble tile bath, new furniture, refrigerator, TV, coffee maker, and hairdryer. Bed type available: King, Two Doubles, 1 King, and 1 Twin. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Garden View
Garden view rooms come with one king bed or two double beds. Flat screen TV, free high speed internet access, clock radio, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Partial Harbor View
One King bed or two double beds. Partial views of Hilo Harbor and Banyan Drive. Casual, elegant tropical decor. Spacious marble tile bathroom. Free high speed internet access. Flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker,and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting rooms available accommodating up to 1000 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
144 out of 144
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brandy W.
Family
N/A
May 21, 2015

Last visit with grandma

The stay went well for what it was. I was visiting with a terminally ill family member and was travelling at the last minute. I has alot of family in close by hotels and my room was by far the best and cheapest of all. The hotel and staff were great. The view and distance from everything was perfect. I was able to take nice walks in the morning to the near by park. All around it was a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brian
Single
N/A
Apr 16, 2015

Great value!

Staff was great, rooms were an odd mix of simple but solid woodwork and well laid tile, even to the bedroom. Surprisingly cool. Beautiful views, to boot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Benjamin C.
Business
Kanehoe
Jan 20, 2015

nice place

We had a nice time workers was nice to me and my family. This place for all Hawaiians

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

The Best Place for Hawaiian

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachael
Couples
Ewa Beach
Jan 9, 2015

Pre-Honeymoon

The hotel was very old and outdated. For the cost, I can't complain too much though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you aren't too worried about where you sleep, it is located in a good location. Just very outdated and no real amenities besides being on the bay.

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
William K.
Single
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Great View

The view from my room was phenomenal pay extra for the ocean side view. The room was mostly clean although it was not cleaned during one of my days there. It was pretty basic, and I noticed that all of my belongings had an odd smell once I had returned home. The staff was not very helpful when asked about excursions. Go to the Hilo Hawaiian for help with this they were more friendly, and I was not even a guest there. A lot of construction is going on also, so I hope the hotel returns to its past splendor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hawaiian vacation
Couples
KAILUA KONA
Dec 29, 2014

Disappointing

We are from Kona on the other side of the island, we come over fairly often. I had called the night before. I was not told about the construction ongoing. No phones in the room, no internet in the rooms. No breakfast, no restaurant. The hotel is supposedly non-smoking, but on 2 separate times we smelled smoke when coming off the elevator both times we reported it but as far as we could tell nothing was done about it. The regular rate for this room was $155, which is ridiculous all things considered

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amandaaaa
Friends
Long Island, ny
Dec 7, 2014

Affordable

Great location on the water, short drive to downtown Hilo. Rooms weren't bad, only problem we had was AC was off so when we entered room it was extremely hot and took a while to cool down, other than that the staff was great and very helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tablet6
Couples
California, USA
Nov 28, 2014

Ok for 1 night stay

Hotel is at a good location. The Banyan trees and the park - 5 stars. Other than that. everything is just below average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
aussie down under
Family
kingman az
Oct 15, 2014

wasnt what i was expecting...

The hotel needs a lot of t.l.c. to come even close to "pleasant". With the corner ocean view, I was expecting a little "better", in fact my mother in law had an ocean view and hers was better than ours. Furniture very old looking..no doors on closet.. no lock on bathroom door...sliding door on balcony didnt lock {stuck with paint} no mirror in room only bathroom. Air conditioner vent directly above my face in bedroom, fell down middle of night, {screws came out}..no available amenities of any description in room except coffee, none available downstairs. Pool needs repair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

ponds restaurant....great food/atmosphere, wonderful Koi pond, romantic for couples..guitar player was very good.

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Randall Ohana
Family
Kaneohe, HI
Oct 7, 2014

Great Hilo Mini Getaway

The Naniloa Resort was in an ideal location and the ocean front view was spectacular. The resort is undergoing renovations but it was not an inconvenience. The staff was wonderful - and a special thank you to Mim for making our stay very enjoyable. We'll be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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