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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 April 2013

There are not that many choices when looking for options in Hilo but I'm glad I found the Castle. It had great charm in the middle of hotel row and had quick access to a harbor park. There were great views and photo opportunities. Don't forget to take a walk over. If you are staying on the Hilo side this...

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Hennessey, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Visited with my son who was registering for classes at UoH. Compared to other places we saw on the island it was much nicer and had excellent views. We did not eat at the hotel so I can not speak for the restaurant. Our room was outdated but clean and comfortable. We rarely saw or heard other guests and staff...

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Sherwood Park
Reviewed 5 April 2013

There are not a lot of hotels in Hilo. The Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is a short drive from the airport and is fronted by a road lined with named banyan trees. The banyan tree right in front of the hotel was planted by Babe Ruth The back of the hotel faces the bay. We took a cab from the...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Had a room facing the bay. The view was nice, and we saw sea turtles just off the hotel's lawn one day. As other have said, the furniture and decor is starting to look worn and dated. The staff were nice. Beers in the bar were a bit expensive. I didnt have noise problems like others. My biggest complaint is...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 1 April 2013

As written by many others, there aren't a lot of options in Hilo. On our second visit to the town we decided to drive around and ask for prices to find a place for one night. Most of the hotels are in the same area together and this one was the best one of the bunch and we got an...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 31 March 2013

All the comments and reviews about this hotel are accurate. It is a hotel that has shown its age, the hotel does not spend a lot of money to keep it looking top notch. However, it does look a lot better then all the other nearby locations. The rooms are fine and clean and people here are friendly. The room...

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Pinconning, Michigan
Reviewed 30 March 2013

After reading some of the reviews for Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, I was somewhat hesitant to stay here. There aren't many other options in Hilo, though. I booked two nights, and in the end, I would say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the hotel does look a little bit older, especially in the hallways. The room itself really didn't look that...

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Kahului, Hawaii
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Stayed at this hotel, which was blocked, for a conference I attended. The room was pretty large and the view of the garden in front was really nice. Didn't get to experience the restaurant or the coffee cafe/bar in the lobby, but it looked promising. The view from the hotel of HIlo Bay and the bridge was really amazing! The...

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We love this place! In the perfect spot right on the ocean. The rooms are great and you feel like you are at home. with the bay and Mauna kea as a backdrop you are in heaven. Even on a rainy day the magic and life of Hawaii is truly paradise.My heart remains in Hilo.

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Darwin
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Only stayed one night in a room overlooking the harbour. This is an old hotel with rooms that need some serious renovations. Nothing seriously wrong, just old, worn. Clean enough, and the staff were good, and the lobby area and restaurant were both lovely. Glad I didn't have a longer stay though.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo's best full-service hotel, offers outstanding views of the ocean or quaint Hilo Town framed by the backdrop of Mauna Kea. Located on Hilo Bay, and approximately two miles from Hilo Airport, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is the perfect headquarters for exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy incredible views of Mauna Kea, Hilo Town, and beautiful and historic Coconut Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Address: 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $176 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
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