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Hilo Seaside Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

KIND EMPLOYEES + ; TERRIBLE BEDS, LUMPY, LOW, WORSE THAN EVER!

Although this was an older motel it has been VERY well maintained. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location of our room made the noise level a bit more than I would prefer but most residents observed the quiet hours.

Great location, staff was very pleasant, and clean

Hotel is older and small, but close to everything and priced affordably.

We liked that this hotel was close to everything. We also loved our view of the pond out front.

Location is a bit noisy, but hotel is fine and the attached restaurant was good and reasonable in price.

They are upgrading the place. Like the flooring with laminate instead of carpeting, the damp musty smell is no longer present.

Excellent place not fancy at all but true Hawaiian style I travel to Hawaii 3 times a year all islands for business overall my favorite stay

Close to where we needed to be. Nice view of the waterfront and coy pond. Extremely courteous staff.

I need to stay an extra night, and I am not impressed because I did not get my Orbitz rate, I had to pay a lot more.

Beautiful hotel with kind and thoughtful staff,lovely gardens and coy fish pond. Complentary bicycles.Love the museum inside the hotel, the Hawaiin quilts and art. Very close to Lava Ocean Tours starting point which is a MUST do.Hilo Seaside Hotel accommodated our staying hours due to our late arrival. 0400 lava tour and late flight return to Oahu.We were treated like Ohana.Much Aloha !! Coconut Grill attached is fabulous as well!! I tried to upload photos but it failed each attempt.

Very friendly staff. Spacious lobby, overlooking koi pond. Close to restaurants and airport.

Nice view from 357. Recommend it, the koi pond is cool. Breakfast was great. The bed was firm..windex..

I paid for a King Bed Non Smoking.... I got a Smoking room with 2 full size beds. It stunk with a bad order.

This is a nice place to stay. You cannot get around the fact that the facility has some age on it, but the staff is great. Even if our room was a bit dated everything worked like it was supposed to. I would have no problem recommending this hotel.

Excellent hotel for Hilo and within walking distance to beach and gardens. Free bikes to ride around town, free parking and free hot breakfast. Wifi, air conditioned rooms. Clean and comfortable. Only downside is rooms are very small.

Hotel was in a good location for easy access to downtown or freeway. Airplane noise from airport close by was noticeable. No elevators, but 3rd floor ocean view was well worth the daily stair climb. Green carpet in room seem old & dingy. Shower was for persons no taller than 5'6". Fresh yummy free bananas & papayas daily. Overall, our stay was pleasant with good service.

Everything here is pretty good... you are right next to the airport, so you will occasionally hear the planes taking off or landing, but it’s not that bad. Beautiful old school 70’s era pool and nice gardens. The only thing that was bad was the restarauant connected to the hotel lobby. The bartender and manager were incredibly rude when I asked to barrow some salt and pepper for a few minutes, and basically laughed at me and said no. That was pretty lame.

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Hamakua Coast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hilo Seaside Hotel places you next to Hamakua Coast and within a few miles (5 km) of other popular attractions like University of Hawaii at Hilo. This 135-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 24-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a ceiling fan.


Property features

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

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Everyone (45) Couples (133) Business (13) Family (66) Friends (13) Other (32)
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Everyone

KIND EMPLOYEES + ; TERRIBLE BEDS, LUMPY, LOW, WORSE THAN EVER!

By on May 15, 2019

4
Partner Couples Families

Although this was an older motel it has been VERY well maintained. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location of our room made the noise level a bit more than I would prefer but most residents observed the quiet hours.

By on May 12, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

Aloha. Thank you for the lovely comments! We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope that next time we can accommodate you in an quieter section of the hotel. Mahalo!

4
Families Families

Great location, staff was very pleasant, and clean

By on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

Aloha! Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your lovely review.

5
Everyone

By on May 5, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Families Families

Hotel is older and small, but close to everything and priced affordably.

By on Apr 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

I would like to thank you for your recent visit to The Hilo Seaside Hotel. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. I hope that the accommodations and service were to your liking, as complete satisfaction is our goal at The Hilo Seaside Hotel. We would love to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. We are looking forward to your next visit and wish you the best in your personal endeavors. Mahalo, Keala H.

5
Families

By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

I would like to thank you for your recent visit to The Hilo Seaside Hotel. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. I hope that the accommodations and service were to your liking, as complete satisfaction is our goal at The Hilo Seaside Hotel. We would love to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. We are looking forward to your next visit and wish you the best in your personal endeavors. Mahalo, Keala H.

5
Families

We liked that this hotel was close to everything. We also loved our view of the pond out front.

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2019

Aloha thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure serving you at the hotel. We look forward to your future stays. Mahalo

4
Everyone

Location is a bit noisy, but hotel is fine and the attached restaurant was good and reasonable in price.

By on Mar 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2019

Thank you for your response. We will try our best when you stay with us again to make it a pleasant one. Mahalo

5
Families Families

They are upgrading the place. Like the flooring with laminate instead of carpeting, the damp musty smell is no longer present.

By , from Hilo, HI on Feb 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

5
Everyone

Excellent place not fancy at all but true Hawaiian style I travel to Hawaii 3 times a year all islands for business overall my favorite stay

By on Jan 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2019

Aloha and thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mahalo!