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Hilo Seaside Hotel

126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
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  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
    0.6 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed 9 February 2015
old time Hilo...
....this is the way Hawaii used to be...this place is old... more
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Napa, California
Reviewed 9 February 2015

....this is the way Hawaii used to be...this place is old time....love it...comfy...friendly gals at the front desk....clean & basic/fridge in room...nice pool area...koi pond right outside. Near Hilo Airport & flight path for landing is near which is kind of exciting to watch/hear the planes go by! Coqui frogs not too noisy. Restaurant & bar/lounge inside hotel that are...

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4Thank charlotte a
Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Our room was oceanside. Nice view of pond, palm trees and ocean. The fresh breezes were very nice. Friendly, laid back service with aloha. Coconuts Grill was also good and convenient. Popular with Kama'aina but also visitors from all over.

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Torrance, California
Reviewed 28 January 2015

This review may be fueled by fond memories from staying here as a child but I enjoyed this quiet low-key hotel. I acknowledge up front that no, it's not modern nor does it have the usual gadgets + amenities that the upgraded hotels have. Sure, the pool isn't a massive one with embellished designs on the bottom or waterslides. I...

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7Thank sc831
Bremerton, Washington
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We only stayed for one night to visit sites on the Hilo side of the island. While it's a very dated hotel, it's staffed with very friendly people and is very clean. It has an old Hawaiian feel to it. The grounds are very well maintained. There is also a pool with lounge chairs and a small sitting area under...

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1Thank Marie S
Ogden, UT
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The grounds of this hotel are beautiful with a HUGE koi pond and lovely lush gardens outside the rooms of each wing of the hotel. The room seemed a bit small but probably because we got 2 double beds instead of the king bed we had requested. The bathroom is small with a shower only, no tub and a small...

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2Thank Carolyn M
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 21 January 2015

This is an older hotel with low rates which is 5 minutes to the airport. Nice people at the reservation desk and clean sheets after a long day. If you're planning a longer stay and want a budget hotel, this is the place but you have to get in early for a parking place. Its first come first serve. For...

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1Thank Kathey H
Alpharetta GA
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Hilo Seaside Hotel is part of the only Hawaiian-owned hotel chain in the world. Force yourself to slow down, step back in time and soak in the Aloha Spirit. Rooms are dated, but extremely clean and well-maintained. A free museum just off the lobby is filled with Hilo and Hawaiian memorabilia. We spent a lot of time relaxing on our...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha cherie_douglas, We are glad that you were able to take in the sights and sound of charming Hilo Town! Our staff strives to treat every guest as if they were 'Ohana' (or family) and they take great pride in providing exceptional attention and service. Your encouraging words mean a lot to us! We hope to have you as a...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Our hotel choice on the Big Island - the locally owned Seaside Hotels, in Kona and in Hilo. Why? Always friendly staff and in the good old Hawai'ian fashion. Clean but nothing fancy rooms at an average price range. Both located very centrally to points of interests. Some special notes on this location: Very close to the Hilo Airport. No...

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4Thank mjt520
Waterbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 January 2015

This was my first visit to Hawaii and I tacked on a couple days onto a business trip. This hotel worked as it was close to the port and to the airport from where I'm leaving. Old property, basic amenities. This is not a knock on the place. People very pleasant and my room was spotless. No smells and everything...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Basic accomodation. Nothing fancy. Hotel didnt have elevators. But, very close to the airport. Breakfast is served at the adjacent restaurant. Breakfast was good although quantity was less. The strawberry yogurt was delicious, nothing like the store bought. The view of the bay from the balcony was very good. The property outside seemed to be well maintained.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cozy town of Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island is a tropical paradise filled with fragrant island flowers, pristine forests, and magnificent miles of orchid farms. The Hilo Seaside Hotel is an oceanfront hotel located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Drive. This affordable Hawaiian owned hotel is a scenic 40 minute drive to Hawaii's Volcano National Park, and just a few minutes by car to quaint Hilo Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilo Seaside Hotel

Address: 126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $186 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Ash for a room with a view of the pond.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurelM605, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with outdoor seating. Plastic chairs and a tiny side table never looked so good!”
 of 5 bubbles CecilyD607, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I love to request ground floor close to the Koi pond! And they usually grant my request!”
 of 5 bubbles josy585, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First floor room facing the internal patio - vey quiet”
 of 5 bubbles OhaveiTiulim, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle have windows that open to courtyards--remember to shut your blinds while in the bathroom! :)”
 of 5 bubbles N3591ULjenniferh, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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