$105 Avg/night
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Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

2 stars
View map of 87 Banyan Drive, Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii), HI 96720

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4
Value:
3.4

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
An Alaskan
Business
Anchorage, Alaska
Apr 7, 2013

Just okay.

The location was very nice, but the room was just okay. There was a loud noise, like drumming or an unbalanced washing machine, outside the room that lasted all night and made for a not at all peaceful night.

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

Business

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mauifriend
Business
Maui
Mar 25, 2013

Ugg

This was a place convenient for the activities we wanted on the big island. Parking, amenities & services were terrible. Staff not much better.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pond's Restaurant

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
travel family
Business
colorado
Mar 20, 2013

Rusty

So old and dirty for the price...that. Is what you should expect in Hilo

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

Business

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amanda Elizibeth
Business
Montana
Mar 9, 2013

Good if booked in a package deal

This hotel is dated, you will hear this a lot. However the location is easy to find, on the "beach" with good views of the ocean if you opt for a superior room. Staff is very friendly and breakfast isnt bad(light though so if you like a big breakfast this will not be to standard)Rooms have a mini fridge and coffee pot but no microwave. Beds are hard and temputure in showers can fluctuate quickly so keep them short. Parking is frustrating if you try to park in the hotels lot so avoid it after 5 pm and park on the side of the road. You CAN park here even though the signs say no parking, if you look below you will notice another sign that says on Thursdays. You can park here any day but Thursday which is when the police do drills out there. Hotel is expensive for Hilo unless you book it in a package deal. If you expecting a resort this hotel and Hilo are not for you, go to Kona. But for those of you looking for a place to sleep for the night in-between your big island adventures this will fit the bill just fine.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Down the street is a restaurant called coconut grill that has killer cocktails from 2-6 pm for only $4. Tip good the first night and drinks are way stronger your next visit. 4 awesome drinks for under $18 is hard to come by so don't pass thus up.

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Zoloto
Business
Canada
Feb 26, 2013

Great Grampa Willie

Staff very nice, room cleaned everyday, just a place to sleep no more. very old and sonewhat shabby, breakfast was the same for 7 days, I wouldn't recommend, however if you're desperate, it'll do. Lovely Banyon trees OMG

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Beaches

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
linbid
Business
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Jan 16, 2013

Okay, nothing special

Not bad for the money. It is an aging and tired hotel. Could use some sprucing up. Would recommend it for the location, which is excellent.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Tours can be arranged at the concierge desk at the Hilo Hawaiian hotel next door.

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Deechie
Business
Cary, IL
Jan 15, 2013

Cheap does not always mean acceptable

Our experience was not good at this hotel. It was very old and not kept up at all. I was not expecting a room air conditioner in a hotel. It smelled moldy which I am allergic to. The bathroom had mildew in between the tiles and was not what I considered even standard. The continental breakfast consisted of toast, english muffins, mini muffins and some tropical fruit. There was no cereal, dry or hot, nor was there any yogurt, hard boiled eggs or real orange juice, items I would expect to see in any other continental breakfast. We had to go out to breakfast instead of eating at the hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

Business

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lolalicious
Business
San Francisco
Jan 14, 2013

Great waterside hotel

We were traveling from one side of the big island to the other and needed one night s stay in hilo at a hotel This fit the bill . Reasonably priced , great staff , sounds of the ocean at night Delilious fresh papaya for breakfast Would stay here again

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Check local websites before leaving home to see what's special going on

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carriewonguni
Business
new york, NY
Dec 29, 2012

very nice place to stay

The staff there are so friendly. They are always so nice and patient with any questions you have. they have a beautiful garden facing the ocean. The price/value is really good.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

the vietamese place by the river. they have some nice pho there! and coconut grill nearby is good for parties!

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gene Douglass
Business
red springs, nc
Dec 29, 2012

great hotel

Great family hotel, a great value for Hilo. I enjoyed my stay.

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

Business

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