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Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

2 stars
View map of 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii), HI 96720

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
152 reviews
Great Hilo Mini Getaway

The Naniloa Resort was in an ideal location and the ocean front view was spectacular. The resort is... See full review

  • Randall Ohana
  • Oct 7, 2014
nice place

We had a nice time workers was nice to me and my family. This place for all Hawaiians See full review

  • Benjamin C.
  • Jan 20, 2015
Island-style hotel on Hilo waterfront offers location, value and views
Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel rests right on the edge of Hilo Bay, with views onto the town and volcano Mauna Kea. The property opens onto lush gardens, an oceanfront swimming pool and a waterfront wedding gazebo. Renovated rooms are lovely, with locally created artwork and new furnishings. Downtown Hilo's shops and attractions are within a few minutes' drive, and Hilo Naniloa Hotel is on the same road that leads to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Highlights
  • Upgraded and older-model rooms available, all spacious and view-friendly
  • Start each day with traditional breakfast buffet service
  • Oceanfront swimming pool, sundeck
  • Wedding gazebo
  • Free parking
  • Free round of golf offered daily
Location
Fronting tranquil Hilo Bay along Hilo's historic Banyan Drive, Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel offers views of the bay, Coconut Island and the volcano Mauna Kea. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is a short walk, and a golf course is across the street.
Rooms
Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel features two towers and 383 rooms, many with grand views of Mauna Kea, Hilo town and the bay. Mauna Kea Tower rooms have been renovated to include a marble bathroom, updated furnishings, locally made artwork, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Mauna Loa Tower rooms are more budget-priced, and include ocean views, a 32-inch LCD TV and mini-refrigerator. 
Features
Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel features the breakfast-only cafe Sunrise Lanai, serving a traditional full buffet. Hilo offers many additional restaurants and cafes, including the nearby Ken's House of Pancakes, a longtime local favorite.

Put on some sunscreen for a day of sunshine and relaxation at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel swimming pool and sundeck.

Golfers can tee off at a 9-hole golf course across the street (fees apply). A free round of golf is offered daily to each registered guest.
Transportation
  • Hilo International Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Attractions
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Lyman Museum (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (5.9 mi/9.6 km)
  • Akaka Falls (16.4 mi/26.5 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (28.6 mi/46 km)

Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Ocean Front
One king bed. Views of Hilo Bay, Coconut Island and the Hamakua Coast. Rooms come with a balcony to enjoy the sweeping ocean vistas. Original artwork by local artist Krsitie Fujiyama Kosmides. Complimentary high speed internet access. Spacious marble tiled bathroom. Flat screen TV, clock radio, coffeemaker, mini refrigerator, microwave and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Ocean Front
Newly renovated Ocean Front rooms of the Mauna Kea Tower offer spectacular sweeping views of Hilo Bay, beautiful Coconut Island, and the lush Hamakua Coast. Located on the edge of the ocean, the ocean front rooms are newly refurbished in a casually elegant tropical decor feauturing a balcony and original artwork by Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides, spacious marble tile bath, new furniture, refrigerator, TV, coffee maker, and hairdryer. Bed type available: King, Two Doubles, 1 King, and 1 Twin. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Garden View
Garden view rooms come with one king bed or two double beds. Flat screen TV, free high speed internet access, clock radio, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.
Partial Harbor View
One King bed or two double beds. Partial views of Hilo Harbor and Banyan Drive. Casual, elegant tropical decor. Spacious marble tile bathroom. Free high speed internet access. Flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker,and hairdryer. Nonsmoking. Free round of golf daily.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities

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Hotel Map

19.7285 -155.0652
Area served
Hilo Hawaii
Nearby airports
Hilo Airport ITO 3 miles Kona Airport-KOA 90 Miles
Area description
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Historic Hilo Town, Akaka Waterfalls, Waipio Valley, Nani Mau Gardens, Imiloa Astronomy Center

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting rooms available accommodating up to 1000 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
152 out of 152
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Benjamin C.
Business
Kanehoe
Jan 20, 2015

nice place

We had a nice time workers was nice to me and my family. This place for all Hawaiians

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

The Best Place for Hawaiian

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachael
Business
Ewa Beach
Jan 9, 2015

Pre-Honeymoon

The hotel was very old and outdated. For the cost, I can't complain too much though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you aren't too worried about where you sleep, it is located in a good location. Just very outdated and no real amenities besides being on the bay.

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
William K.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Great View

The view from my room was phenomenal pay extra for the ocean side view. The room was mostly clean although it was not cleaned during one of my days there. It was pretty basic, and I noticed that all of my belongings had an odd smell once I had returned home. The staff was not very helpful when asked about excursions. Go to the Hilo Hawaiian for help with this they were more friendly, and I was not even a guest there. A lot of construction is going on also, so I hope the hotel returns to its past splendor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hawaiian vacation
Business
KAILUA KONA
Dec 29, 2014

Disappointing

We are from Kona on the other side of the island, we come over fairly often. I had called the night before. I was not told about the construction ongoing. No phones in the room, no internet in the rooms. No breakfast, no restaurant. The hotel is supposedly non-smoking, but on 2 separate times we smelled smoke when coming off the elevator both times we reported it but as far as we could tell nothing was done about it. The regular rate for this room was $155, which is ridiculous all things considered

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amandaaaa
Business
Long Island, ny
Dec 7, 2014

Affordable

Great location on the water, short drive to downtown Hilo. Rooms weren't bad, only problem we had was AC was off so when we entered room it was extremely hot and took a while to cool down, other than that the staff was great and very helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tablet6
Business
California, USA
Nov 28, 2014

Ok for 1 night stay

Hotel is at a good location. The Banyan trees and the park - 5 stars. Other than that. everything is just below average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
aussie down under
Business
kingman az
Oct 15, 2014

wasnt what i was expecting...

The hotel needs a lot of t.l.c. to come even close to "pleasant". With the corner ocean view, I was expecting a little "better", in fact my mother in law had an ocean view and hers was better than ours. Furniture very old looking..no doors on closet.. no lock on bathroom door...sliding door on balcony didnt lock {stuck with paint} no mirror in room only bathroom. Air conditioner vent directly above my face in bedroom, fell down middle of night, {screws came out}..no available amenities of any description in room except coffee, none available downstairs. Pool needs repair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

ponds restaurant....great food/atmosphere, wonderful Koi pond, romantic for couples..guitar player was very good.

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Randall Ohana
Business
Kaneohe, HI
Oct 7, 2014

Great Hilo Mini Getaway

The Naniloa Resort was in an ideal location and the ocean front view was spectacular. The resort is undergoing renovations but it was not an inconvenience. The staff was wonderful - and a special thank you to Mim for making our stay very enjoyable. We'll be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kyooo
Business
Honolulu,Hawaii
Sep 30, 2014

Average

Better than other hotels I've been to in Hilo. Bathroom was recently renovated, but the rest of the hotel needs some work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilo Naniloa Hotel, a LITE Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cloudlawyer
Business
Wyoming
Aug 6, 2014

Not quite back

This hotel must have been great at one time, but had fallen into disrepair, and the renovations have not brought it back yet. There was lots of unused space, no bar, no restaurant, no breakfast. Just a couple of vending machines. The elevator was scuffed up, and badly needed painting. We were given an adjoining room (in a mostly empty hotel), and we could clearly hear our neighbors' conversations. The only good thing was that the room was actually very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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