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Hilo Seaside Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location. Friendly staff. Clean! Free bike rental. Welcoming

Its a comfortable place to stay at a budget cost. The hotel itself is a bit older and a run down. Its clear the hotel owners and staff have put in the effort to make this hotel into a pleasant experience for guests. The hotel staff was great and the hotel was clean considering. My largest detractor was that the shower in my room was exceptionally short. As a tall fellow I had to shower on my knees which wasn't the most pleasant experience.

We've stayed here twice while in Hilo. If you're looking for a comfortable place to rest your head after a day adventuring this is a great option! It's close enough to walk to downtown Hilo and right by the airport. The rooms are clean and comfortable & staff is very friendly. It has a nice pool but with the ocean right across the street we've never used it. It's not a high class hotel but for a budget friendly stay, this is a wonderful place!

This is a truly "local" hotel where many Hawaiians stay. Has a koi pond with koi and fish from the ocean. Right across the street from the ocean and much more personality than the larger hotels. Has a pool, bar and dining room. I stay there every time I'm in Hilo. Very friendly staff and reasonable prices.

Nice authentic family-owned hotel in Hilo. Close drive to volcano national park and rainbow falls, etc. Open air floor plan like many traditional Hawaiian buildings. On checkin we got a hawaiian coconut treat and great service. Room is standard no frills. There is Fresh fruit available at desk for free and complimentary bike rentals! Attached to nice breakfast cafe.

Nice open air hotel that has A/C in the rooms but I arrived in the midst of heavy rainfall so the room was already cold, there was no way to warm up but layering ourselves. I was also annoyed with the humidity that stayed trapped in the room, the carpet, towels, my clothing, the mattress and pillows always felt damp and got worse as the days went by. Luckily I was there for a short stay. I know it rains a lot in Hilo but there should be a way to warm up the rooms and the carpet should definitely be removed. Other than that staff was super nice, the rest of the hotel looked pretty and very clean, nice pool, always found parking, close to a lovely park.

I've stayed here a few times and never disappointed. Will stay here again. Only minor issue I have is WIFI signal in rooms are weak.

Had a 4th great visit to Hilo and stayed at this hotel each time. Staff is very congenial and helpful. Lagoon setting is very nice. Evening security visible and helpful for parking.

Really enjoy staying here; staff is always polite, friendly, filled with "aloha"; Love the island -style feel; no frills but always a great value

Very nice staff, everyone very friendly. Relaxing atmosphere, Clean rooms Restaurants near by and in hotel

We were gone during the day so it was satisfactory

View is super good. Fruits are at front desk for guests. Staff in hotel are very nice.

clean rooms , pond and surrounding cold pond very nice, nice hotel for the pric

We enjoyed our stay, the AC was awesome. Need more parking spaces.

50's hotel with lots of different levels. Would not recommend it for the physicality challenged. We're able to see the ocean from our room

My sister and I arrive to Hilo and went to the Seaside Hotel, our first impression was Wauu! Look good. So we register and we were directed to our room, smell fresh, very nit, clean, and nice view, comfortable beds, clean sheets (this is very important) Breakfast was good with diferentes choices, The Staff was very friendly, cortes, and very very helpful, when we as questions. So if we go back we stay at Seaside again. Thanks.

Staff very nice, overall for the price you can't beat. The surroundings is pleasing, service is good. The only thing is that they should have tissues available, I used most of the toilet paper for my allergy running nose. Oh and also have an extra roll in case you run out of toilet paper like we did.

Hotel staff are nice and friendly. Sandy at the front desk checked us in though we arrived earlier than check in time. The hotel is at a nice location. Close to airport and gardens

126 Banyan Way Hilo HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hilo Seaside Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Pacific Tsunami Museum. This 135 -room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near University of Hawaii at Hilo and Lyman Museum.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Hilo Seaside Hotel's 135 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 24-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Hilo Seaside Hotel features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Everyone (26) Couples (132) Business (13) Family (57) Friends (13) Other (32)
5

great hilo stay

Everyone

Great location. Friendly staff. Clean! Free bike rental. Welcoming

By on Jul 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2017

Mahalo for sharing your feedback! We hope you enjoyed your stay!

3

pay for what you get

Everyone

Its a comfortable place to stay at a budget cost. The hotel itself is a bit older and a run down. Its clear the hotel owners and staff have put in the effort to make this hotel into a pleasant experience for guests. The hotel staff was great and the hotel was clean considering. My largest detractor was that the shower in my room was exceptionally short. As a tall fellow I had to shower on my knees which wasn't the most pleasant experience.

By on May 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2017

Aloha, Thank you for your feedback. We do work hard at keeping our aging hotel updated and to that end, are updating our rooms - hopefully with taller showers!

5

great place to rest your head

Everyone

We've stayed here twice while in Hilo. If you're looking for a comfortable place to rest your head after a day adventuring this is a great option! It's close enough to walk to downtown Hilo and right by the airport. The rooms are clean and comfortable & staff is very friendly. It has a nice pool but with the ocean right across the street we've never used it. It's not a high class hotel but for a budget friendly stay, this is a wonderful place!

By , from Oda on May 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2017

Aloha Krystin, We're so happy that came back to stay and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Mahalo

4

only hawaiian owned and operated hotel

Everyone

This is a truly "local" hotel where many Hawaiians stay. Has a koi pond with koi and fish from the ocean. Right across the street from the ocean and much more personality than the larger hotels. Has a pool, bar and dining room. I stay there every time I'm in Hilo. Very friendly staff and reasonable prices.

By , from Maui on Mar 14, 2017

4

authentic hawaiian hotel in hilo

Everyone

Nice authentic family-owned hotel in Hilo. Close drive to volcano national park and rainbow falls, etc. Open air floor plan like many traditional Hawaiian buildings. On checkin we got a hawaiian coconut treat and great service. Room is standard no frills. There is Fresh fruit available at desk for free and complimentary bike rentals! Attached to nice breakfast cafe.

By on Feb 11, 2017

3

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice open air hotel that has A/C in the rooms but I arrived in the midst of heavy rainfall so the room was already cold, there was no way to warm up but layering ourselves. I was also annoyed with the humidity that stayed trapped in the room, the carpet, towels, my clothing, the mattress and pillows always felt damp and got worse as the days went by. Luckily I was there for a short stay. I know it rains a lot in Hilo but there should be a way to warm up the rooms and the carpet should definitely be removed. Other than that staff was super nice, the rest of the hotel looked pretty and very clean, nice pool, always found parking, close to a lovely park.

By on Dec 8, 2016

4

very friendly and down to earth

Everyone

I've stayed here a few times and never disappointed. Will stay here again. Only minor issue I have is WIFI signal in rooms are weak.

By on Nov 28, 2016

4

very convenient location. attached cafe or other g

Everyone

Had a 4th great visit to Hilo and stayed at this hotel each time. Staff is very congenial and helpful. Lagoon setting is very nice. Evening security visible and helpful for parking.

By on Nov 22, 2016

4

amazing staff - no frills hotel , but comfortable

Everyone

By , from SLC, Utah on Nov 16, 2016

4

island- style hotel; great staff

Everyone

Really enjoy staying here; staff is always polite, friendly, filled with "aloha"; Love the island -style feel; no frills but always a great value

By , from Y on Nov 13, 2016