$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2014 Check-out: Jul 13, 2014

Hilo Seaside Hotel

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

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

  • Xuzhi
  • Jul 1, 2014
Great Stay

Wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere. I will definitely stay again whether on business or leisure. See full review

  • Suitcase Jack
  • Jun 25, 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 (349)

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 349
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.5
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kayoko
Kaneohe Hawaii
Apr 6, 2014

QuickGetaway

Nice Place. Conveniently located in Hilo. Great price for a clean room and very friendly staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lyn F.
Inverness, Fl
Nov 3, 2013

Near the airport

Room was clean, Staff was professional, efficient and friendly. I would suggest this hotel to a friend with the notification not to expect to much. The location was great, the room was very clean, but is very basic, and lacked appeal.

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

Ken's Pancake House, is open 24 hours has everything on the menu including pancakes. Food was good, with a fair price , We ate there for a late dinner upon arrival, breakfast and a lunch on the day we left. Found the food to be consistent in quality and serving size.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Revko
Zürich, Switzerland
Feb 22, 2013

Overnight stay

It was quite noisy but very close to the airport. For an overnight stay was ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
caseylife
Hawley, Minnesota
Feb 17, 2013

Hilo Seaside Hotel

Nice clean hotel with pool. Staff very helpful with questions concerning where points of interest are located. Staff also arranged (even though they were booked solid) for us to keep one room for one more day. Our flight did not leave until 10:30 PM--check out time is noon. Free Wi-Fi available in lobby, and also free use of computers in lobby. A very nice place considering all you really need is bed. Most of your time is spent at the ocean and sight seeing.

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

Kens house of pancakes Very good food at affordable prices--open 24 hours

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shimo
Honolulu, HI
Jun 18, 2012

As expected

With the Hilo Seaside, if you don't expect much, you'll be happy. Free parking, friendly staff, and a quiet surrounding (other than the coqui's) is what I'd want from any hotel in Hilo. Perfectly Average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Smgoo
Ohio
May 12, 2012

Vacation

Very close to Hilo airport, nice view of the bay,, would stay again,,,

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

4
5.01.0
Penny-pinching world traveler
Redington Shores,Florida
Mar 11, 2011

Perfect for the Budget-Concious

Lovely, family-owned hotel. Breakfast was included as well as a refrigerator-if you ask, they will include a microwave at no extra charge. Free parking also was a bonus. We enjoyed our too-short stay, but this family knows how to run a hotel. If we come back to the Big Island, we will come back to this hotel-just an easy few minutes to the Hilo Airport, too.

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

Read the local newspapers and all of the travel books-there's lots to do and see without it costing an arm and leg.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Penny-pinching world traveler
Redington Shores,Florida
Mar 11, 2011

Perfect for the Budget-Concious

Lovely, family-owned hotel. Breakfast was included as well as a refrigerator-if you ask, they will include a microwave at no extra charge. Free parking also was a bonus. We enjoyed our too-short stay, but this family knows how to run a hotel. If we come back to the Big Island, we will come back to this hotel-just an easy few minutes to the Hilo Airport, too.

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

Read the local newspapers and all of the travel books-there's lots to do and see without it costing an arm and leg.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mican
Honolulu, HI
Jan 6, 2011

Convenient Hotel

very useful and convenient for driving to the airport, the volcano park, and Hilo down town. Early check in available. Not useful for joining tour to Maunakea. Not much amenity.

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

Close to supermarket and downtown.

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