Hilo Seaside Hotel

126 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
(1.5 star hotel)
#5 of 29 hotels in Hilo
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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"Old School" Hawaii with Charm

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 1, 2013

Hilo Seaside Hotel offers traditional 1960s-70s style "resort hotel" accommodation, close to the airport and the highway. It's ideal if you need a place to stay in transit - coming to Hilo for a night or two during your exploration of the island. Truth to tell, it's a little faded, with the hint of having seen its "glory days" a generation ago - but in that regard it fits in perfectly with the rest of Hilo. I loved the open corridors, the refulgently profuse gardens that surround the hotel, the open-air lobby. And the prices here are very reasonable.

Note that the parking situation isn't ideal, and you may have to walk some distance from your car to your room.

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Mid - Range

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 6, 2010

An older complex. Nothing fancy but my room was clean and had a view out into the bay and of the swimming pool. Pleasant enough for my needs. Staff was friendly and helpful.
The only problem I had was dealing the rain so after 3 days I moved to the Kona side.

Unique Quality: right on the bay.
pool looked clean although I didn't use it.
Fairly easy to find and not too far from the airport

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Koi Pond anyone?

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 31, 2006

Hilo Seaside is another simple location here in Hilo. Hilo Seaside is a part of a local chain called Sand and Seaside Hotels. Though not the most luxurious of settings, it hosts a large natural koi pond. They once had a well known restaurant called Hukilau which is no longer there. A hukilau is a big circle of men holding a large net. As they come together, the fish all gather in the center and are trapped. Anyway, the restaurant that sits there now is called Coconut Grille.

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Amenities at Hilo Seaside Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services

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