$101 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

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

Hilo-Bay-Hotel-(Uncle-Billy's--Hawaiian-Family-Resorts)-Guest-Room
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
98 reviews
Family Trip

Good comfortable room, close in to most sites. Volcano National Park is only 30 miles away. See full review

  • Steven D.
  • Feb 21, 2015
Good location

Good location - In fornt of the Hilo bay Staff are quite good and very friendly See full review

  • Eric san
  • Jan 16, 2014
Ready to experience the Big Island of Hawaii and all of its beauty Hilo! Walk through lush valleys filled with fragrant flowers and fauna of an ancient time. Visit historic sites and museums that take you back in time to a plantation lifestyle. Hike an active volcano, up close and personal. Experience some of the best stargazing in the world atop Mauna Kea. All that you want on the Big Island of Hawaii on an affordable budget, with Uncle Billy's. Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel, located in the quaint little town of Hilo, offers an island style with memories of past times. Located along historic Banyan Drive amongst 80 year old giant banyan trees, Hilo Bay Hotel is in the heart of it all, minutes from downtown Hilo. Visit specialty shops and unique restaurants, Hilo's open air Farmer's Market, orchid farms, tropical gardens, waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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

Superior Room with Partial Ocean View
Our spacious Superior Rooms have partial ocean views of quiet Hilo Bay. Wake up to or relax at the day's end with views of the Hamakua coastline and majestic Mauna Kea. Rooms come well equipped with two full size beds, air conditioning, cable television, telephones, refrigerator, alarm clocks, hair dryer, coffee and coffee maker, and private lanais. Wake up each morning to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise and come down for our complimentary continental Aloha Breakfast, served daily 6:30am - 8:30am.
Studio Kitchenette
Our large well equipped Studio room with an efficiency kitchen is your home away from home on your visit with us on the Big Island of Hawaii. Standard are 2 burner cook tops, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, and utensils and glassware for a party of 4. Two full size beds, or a queen and sofa are basic configurations for these rooms. Rooms also offer air conditioning, cable television, telephones, alarm clocks, and private lanais. Our beautiful tropical garden below and center courtyard offers relaxing views from your private lanai. Wake up each morning to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise and come down for our complimentary continental Aloha Breakfast, served daily 6:30am - 8:30am.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Game room
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Uncle Billy's General Store
Forgot your toothbrush at home Not a problem! Uncle Billy's General Store is fully stocked with any bath amenities that you may need. Have a late night craving? We've got you covered with a full assortment of snacks, sandwiches, drinks, coffee, ice cream, and local delicacies. And if you re looking for that perfect souvenir, our general store has a variety of post cards, T-shirts, clothing, and much more. Open Sun-Thur 7:30am to 9:30pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am to 10:00pm.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our Leilani Room can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people with room for tables and chairs for your conference needs. Catering options are also available please contact us at 1-800-367-5102 for reservation information.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 98
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nrmp
Business
phoenix
Jan 26, 2014

average for a cheap price

Old hotel that needs renovation. I do understand their situation because of the upcoming expiration of their lease so what's the point of renovating if the land is gonna be brought back to the govt.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yoshi M Japan
Business
Japan
Jan 11, 2014

Good place before and after volcano tour

The access to restaurants along wide roads was easy. The place is quiet, although the deficiency in parking lots should be a problem for people unfamiliar with this region. The climate is comfortable at this season, and the air conditioner will make room conditions more comfortable in other seasons.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Hilo farmer's market is worthy for visit for tourists.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yoshi M Japan
Business
Japan
Jan 10, 2014

Reasonable quality and low price

Breakfast from early morning was helpful. The hotel is situated along Hilo Bay with a good view of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Only one concern was that the number of the parking lots was too low for the accommodation capacity of the hotel. I needed to park the car along the road, although that was rental car.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Coconut glove island has a really beautiful view in the morning.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Landscaper
Business
Maui
Apr 10, 2013

Sufficient for overnight needs

It is a good place to stay when you are just overnighting.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bully rodrigues
Business
cali.
Sep 8, 2012

good location to conduct business in east side of island

good hotel,friendly people, free wi-fi a big plus,easy access to town

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kauai, HI
May 18, 2011

Uncle Billy Needs More Than a Facelift

My room had termites every night. the hotel is in great need of a renovation. it is old and dilapidated and gives a dirty appearance. i would not stay there again.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Kim
Business
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mar 31, 2011

exellant

good location, Near from the airport.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice sienery and very convenient area. many and various information are very convenient for us. however we hope that they have to reserved more their own parking stall. we have parked street parking which is danger or worried broken window.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nevada
Nov 20, 2010

Bad Uncle Billy's

Older hotel that has not been updated. Glad we stayed only one night. Limited parking so we had to park on the street. Would not stay there again.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Honolulu, HI
Aug 18, 2010

Nice, but a bit moldy

Nice, old hotel. Nice employees. It really needs some investment, however, it is just getting by.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 9, 2007

A Good Value

Uncle Billy's was an enjoyable stay for the most part. The room had a nice view, partial ocean, and of the greenery outside. The only drawback to the room was the size and firmness of the beds. A little short, and on the soft side. The Continental breakfast was very nice, it provided all I needed for busy mornings. The restaurant had excellent food for evening dining, at competitive prices. It was nice having the General Store on the premises to purchase necessities. Banyon Drive was a very scenic area. The only problem on the outside was the lack of parking. It would be nice if Uncle Billy's could share the underground lot of the Hilo Hawaiian nextdoor.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

There were lots of things to see, but most involved a drive of at least 45 minutes, some longer if you wanted to drive to the Kona side of the Island. You just have to get out and explore. The weather is nice, with the occasional shower.

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