Hilo Seaside Hotel

2 stars
126 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
258 reviews
Almost like my second home

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel so many times I think I lost count. As always the staff was... See full review

  • Piece of cake
  • Nov 16, 2014
Frequent Vacationer

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside five times now. As always I am greeted by a friendly and helpful... See full review

  • Piece of cake
  • Jul 8, 2014
Value priced, Island-style Hilo hotel with bay and garden views
The locally owned Hilo Seaside Hotel offers guests Island-style budget accommodations and a convenient location near downtown Hilo and the airport. The hotel is built around a swimming pool and landscaped with gardens and ponds. An on-site restaurant and free parking add extra value. Just across the street, the picturesque Hilo Bay is trimmed in green foliage and dotted with small catamarans.
Highlights
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • 9-hole golf course across the street
  • Private guest room balconies with views
  • On-site restaurant open daily
Location
Hilo Seaside Hotel sits across the street from a sheltered bay and just off historic Banyan Drive in central Hilo. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is within a few minutes' walk, and a 9-hole golf course is just across the street. The sleepy town of Hilo offers visitors a view of "real Hawaii" life and easy access to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Rooms
Hilo Seaside Hotel offers simple Island-style guest accommodations, including a few rooms designated for smokers. Each features views of the hotel gardens or the bay, plus air conditioning, a ceiling fan, TV, mini-refrigerator and private balcony. In-room high-speed Internet access available (fees may apply). Request in advance for an in-room microwave or coffee-maker.
Features
Stay cool at Hilo Seaside Hotel's large outdoor swimming pool, or build a local-style tan on the sundeck. Enjoy a quiet moment in Hilo Seaside Hotel's manicured Japanese rock garden or Hawaiian tropical garden.

The hotel offers dining 7 days a week at Coconut Grill, a steak and seafood restaurant. Hilo is packed with tasty eateries and caf├ęs, including local favorite Ken's House of Pancakes.
Transportation
  • Hilo International Airport (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Attractions
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Lyman Museum (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (5.7 mi/9.1 km)
  • Akaka Falls (10.7 mi/17.3 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (35 mi/56.4 km)

Hilo Seaside Hotel Rooms

Deluxe
Spacious guest room with one king or two double beds, remote controlled TV, clock radio,refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, black out drapes and large private lanai with a beautiful view of Hilo Bay. This room is nearest the lobby and restaurant. Free WiFi
Standard Room
Guest room with one king or two double beds located further away from the lobby but offers each guest a quiet atmosphere among our anthurium and orchid gardens. Each room includes a remote controlled TV, clock radio,refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and black out drapes. Free WiFi
Superior Garden
Large guest room with one king or two double beds overlooking our Japanese Rock Garden or our Hawaiian Tropical Garden in our quiet area of this quaint hotel.Each room includes a remote controlled TV, clock radio,refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and black out drapes. Free WiFi

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities

Hotel Map

19.7281 -155.064
Area served
Located on the eastern side of the Big Island in Hilo Town, and near the University of Hawaii Hilo Campus
Nearby airports
Hilo(ITO) Airport
Area description
The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the hotels nearest to the Volcano National Park, located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Way.

Dining

Coconut Grill
Located on the lobby level of the hotel and features many local favorites. This is the restaurant that serves our complimentary breakfasts.
Verna's
Local style drive in adjacent to the hotel offering tasty island food to go!
Ken's
While open 24 hours, they are famous for their breakfast items

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (258)

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
258 out of 258
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laomei
Business
Near Portland Oregon
Nov 29, 2014

Good location.

The Hilo is a laid back place with an excellent staff and a decent location near the ocean and a nice park to take a stroll in. The restaurant is ok and the pool is clean and inviting for a swim on a hot afternoon. If you want a good value hotel in Hilo this is the place to go.This is my go to hotel from now on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The sea side walk right by the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Business
Kansas
Nov 16, 2014

Almost like my second home

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel so many times I think I lost count. As always the staff was superb. The Coconut Grille is still great. Once again it was a very pleasant stay. I plan on returning to Hawaii in a few months and will stay at the Hilo Seaside Hotel when I do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Just about any type of food is available within a short distance of the Hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KAL Orb
Business
Houston, tx
Nov 12, 2014

Short trip to the island

This hotel is in a perfect location. It is near Hilo airport, a short drive to beaches and tropical gardens. The staff was friendly and helpful too. The hotel is nice and quiet so you can get plenty of rest between outings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Papous
Business
Ottawa, Canada
Nov 11, 2014

Good for airport departure.

Our stay was 1 and 1/2 days to catch a late flight. We where pleasantly surprised by the decor and work in process in the interior. Nice pool area. Attached to a very good restaurant. Very friendly service. They were able to accommodate us with an early arrival. It is not a Hilton Hotel but good value for the price. Room needs new decor but clean. We would have liked to see a microwave and a safe in the room capable of accommodating a laptop but seemed very secure premises . Good experience.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Zip Line Botanical Adventures. Excellent staff, good experience.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DZone
Business
San Diego
Oct 29, 2014

Best bang for the buck!!!

Had a great experience with the desk staff, we booked at 6:00am but we were allowed a early check in so we didn't have to sleep in our car and stay busy until check in time. Obviously it isn't a 5 star hotel, but why would you want to sit in a resort in Hawaii??? I wanna be on the beach, hiking, snorkeling, and site seeing. My last trip to Maui we wasted $1,800 on a resort and were there from 10:00pm till 6:00am only to sleep. This time around we went with a cheaper Hotel and spent the extra cash on us. Great for the price, I will stay here again if I come back to the big island :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sofiene B
Business
Tunisia
Oct 22, 2014

Nice and clean, free parking

Very clean place to stay at. We enjoyed our stay in the very simple but functional and clean room. No worries about insects or reptiles since protection was already installed on every window.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dmitry M
Business
Moscow, Russia
Oct 20, 2014

Nice airport hotel

Good location close to airport. Stayed here for visit to volcano park. Ideal location for people who don't have a car. Bus stop is about 10 min walking. Comfort, not expensive

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Experienced Euro Traveler
Business
Honolulu, HI
Oct 15, 2014

Wknd Getaway

It was Ironman weekend in Kona, so had to stay in Hilo. This was the cheapest I could find w/ decent ratings. Overall, the building was a bit old. The amenities are sparse and very limited open times, but we mainly used it to sleep, so it was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. it's walking distance to a few restaurants which came in handy for a late night dinner or early breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jose mechanical engineer
Business
Wellington, Fl
Oct 11, 2014

Great Hilo Stay

The location was great being close to the airport. The restaurants around the area are good. The hotel staff were very helpful and hardworking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2 boys 2 girls
Business
Dallas, Oregon
Sep 30, 2014

Great value for the price!

We always stay here. I find the location perfect to watch sunsets. Several(actually more like 6)restaurants in walking distance if you like to eat local and we do. We also got a pretty good breakfast this time as a perk. Nice people!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

When you travel, especially to Hawaii, don't eat the same old, same old you eat at home. Break the rut and eat local. Take a chance. You just might like it. Also, check out the Hilo Saturday Market.

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