$90 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 11, 2014 Check-out: Aug 12, 2014

Hilo Seaside Hotel

2 stars
126 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
352 reviews
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
Very nice and cozy inn

Clean, good location, beautiful garden, street parking, good breakfast. See full review

  • Xuzhi
  • Jul 1, 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 cafés, 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

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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 (352)

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
352 out of 352
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ldn1
Wisconsin
Feb 7, 2012

Budget friendly and nice staff

Very conveniently located, budget friendly, very nice and helpful staff, excellent restaurant and free breakfast included with room. Plenty of parking and a beautiful park to walk/run in, just a short and safe walk away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jcouture
Honolulu, HI
Jan 30, 2012

Close and Convenient

People were very help at the front desk and the staff around the hotel was very helpful, nice, very friendly, and good personality. I would recommend staying at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

It is very convenient right in the hotel and the food is good.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Honolulu, HI, USA
Jan 23, 2012

One night stay

Hotel was clean and comfortable.. We liked that it had a coffee maker and refrigerator.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
stefff
Pinconning, MI 48650, USA
Jan 18, 2012

HAWAII VACATION

A very nice place to stay has great atmosphere beautiful garden area & pool, w/a fine restaurant attached that also has very good meals.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

check for the room upgrade with breakfast coupon

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DWHa
Houston
Jan 5, 2012

vacation

The staff was superb. IF I go back to Hilo I will stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
edmomass
Madison WIsconsin
Jan 1, 2012

Needs a little help

It has got to be tough to run a hotel in Hilo during rainy season. This was a good location and friendly staff, but the musty moldy smell of damp carpeting is really annoying to those of us with allergies. Appeared clean otherwise. Maybe a tile floor would have helped. Wait staff in restaurant were very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
laceweight
Palmer, AK 99645, USA
Jan 1, 2012

our second stay, like coming home

We spent three weeks here last year and loved it. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful, the restaurant is nice with a good salad bar and friendly waitpersons, the rooms are comfy, and the location is super especially if you're a walker. No high paced tourist hype, this is the place to relax, eat well, get some sun, exercise, and catch up on your reading and knitting. Reasonable enough to extend your stay, and worth it. Low key, what a vacation should be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk to downtown Hilo and bring back fresh fruit and vegs from the public market for your room fridge - about 4 miles round trip, or take the bus one or both ways. Produce vendors are there daily, other stuff Wednesdays and Fridays.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Indycindy
Reston, VA
Dec 28, 2011

Happy in Hilo

Wonderful staff, convenient location, good value. Only draw back is the decor which is funky - ranges from 50's (lobby furniture) to 80's (bedspread, room carpets)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Miyo restaurant - traditional Japanese food

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
darebare
Lakeport, Ca.
Dec 18, 2011

worked for us

staff and location were the best, located next to hiway to volcano, staff was always able to answer questions and provide Local information. Great restaurant at Kens, just a walk away.would stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Kens restaurant

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Runner65
Iowa
Dec 15, 2011

Old Hawaii

Great value. One-story hotel looks like something out of the 60's. Very well maintained and clean with helpful, friendly staff. Owned by a Hawaiian family. Beautiful interior courtyards with lush foliage.

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

Hotel restaurant a good value. Three breakfast selections come with the room.

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