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Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

2 stars
87 Banyan Drive, Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii), HI 96720
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
101 reviews
Good location

Good location - In fornt of the Hilo bay Staff are quite good and very friendly See full review

  • Eric san
  • Jan 16, 2014
great hotel

Cheap and clean. GrrrrrrrrrrrrrRrrrrrreat¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See full review

  • stevefbjfcbj
  • Jul 2, 2013
Island-style hotel on Hilo Bay shares aloha with free daily breakfast
Go "Island style" at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel, a low-rise waterfront landmark along Hilo's historic Banyan Drive. The relaxed atmosphere extends to free parking, free daily "aloha" breakfast and free in-room high-speed/Wi-Fi Internet, adding extra savings to a value-priced stay. Guests enjoy the hotel's swimming pool, easy footbridge access to Coconut Island and short drive into downtown Hilo, plus lovely views of the bay and Mauna Kea.
Highlights
  • Free daily "aloha" breakfast, free parking and free high-speed/Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Nearby farmers market, convenient for in-room meals
  • Take the footbridge near the hotel to Coconut Island for a picnic or swim, or Mauna Kea views
  • 9-hole golf course across the street
Location
Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) sits on the edge of peaceful Hilo Bay along historic Banyan Drive in central Hilo. The hotel looks out onto Coconut Island and the volcano Mauna Kea. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is within a few minute's walk, and a 9-hole golf course is just across the street. Hilo offers visitors easy access to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Rooms
Hilo Bay Hotel harks back to easygoing Hawaii days with spacious, Island-style rooms. Room types range from standard garden view and standard partial ocean view units, to studio kitchenettes and deluxe oceanfront units. All include free high-speed Internet access, air conditioning, cable TV and private patio. Deluxe oceanfront units also include either a large picture window or patio. All room categories include free breakfast.
Features
Guests of Hilo Bay Hotel enjoy an onsite swimming pool, and a free daily "aloha" breakfast service. Hilo has many restaurants and cafés to choose from, including the nearby Ken's House of Pancakes, a longtime local favorite.
Transportation
  • Hilo International Airport (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
Attractions
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Lyman Museum (1.8 mi/3 km)
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (2.6 mi/4 km)
  • Akaka Falls (10.5 mi/16.9 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (28.9 mi/46.6 km)

Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) Rooms

Superior Room with Partial Ocean View
Our spacious Superior Rooms have partial ocean views of quiet Hilo Bay. Wake up to or relax at the day's end with views of the Hamakua coastline and majestic Mauna Kea. Rooms come well equipped with two full size beds, air conditioning, cable television, telephones, refrigerator, alarm clocks, hair dryer, coffee and coffee maker, and private lanais. Wake up each morning to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise and come down for our complimentary continental Aloha Breakfast, served daily 6:30am - 8:30am.
Studio Kitchenette
Our large well equipped Studio room with an efficiency kitchen is your home away from home on your visit with us on the Big Island of Hawaii. Standard are 2 burner cook tops, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, and utensils and glassware for a party of 4. Two full size beds, or a queen and sofa are basic configurations for these rooms. Rooms also offer air conditioning, cable television, telephones, alarm clocks, and private lanais. Our beautiful tropical garden below and center courtyard offers relaxing views from your private lanai. Wake up each morning to watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise and come down for our complimentary continental Aloha Breakfast, served daily 6:30am - 8:30am.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Game room
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

19.7283 -155.0654
Area served
Hilo, HI
Nearby airports
General Lyman Airport- Exit airport and turn right on Highway 11. Cross highway 19 to Banyan Drive and go 1/2 mile to the hotel. Enter on right. Keahole Airport- Take 94M W.
Area description
The center of Hawaiian outdoor life, Volacanoes, diving, Rainforest and Orchid Gardens to Mac Nut Farms surround this port city on a crescent Bay.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our Leilani Room can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people with room for tables and chairs for your conference needs. Catering options are also available please contact us at 1-800-367-5102 for reservation information.

Dining

Uncle Billy's General Store
Forgot your toothbrush at home Not a problem! Uncle Billy's General Store is fully stocked with any bath amenities that you may need. Have a late night craving? We've got you covered with a full assortment of snacks, sandwiches, drinks, coffee, ice cream, and local delicacies. And if you re looking for that perfect souvenir, our general store has a variety of post cards, T-shirts, clothing, and much more. Open Sun-Thur 7:30am to 9:30pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am to 10:00pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (101)

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 101
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
rpwII
Hilo , HI
Apr 13, 2014

Was OK

A Two hundred room hotel with 25 Car parking lot! You have to find a place on the street but read all the signs before parking or you will get a ticket or towed away. Inside run down but OK Needs a lot of updating to get a higher rating. The hotel next door looks about the same but has better parking. I did not see any other hotels in Hilo?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Several small places all over town that have good food .

Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jmzsenior
western Wisconsin
Feb 27, 2014

great stay for price

great place to stay and a good value. all the staff were pleasant and at your service always. great change from a standard issue Marriott, Hilton, (you fill in). Will stay here again with no hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vicp
Florida
Sep 11, 2013

Great Staff

Nice welcome, Rooms are dated and run down , However the staff is great. The Breakfast with fresh fruit etc was great. Good place to stay for a quick visit and only a $12.00 cab ride to the airport which less than 10 mins. away

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GedH
Gold Coast Australia
Aug 8, 2013

Handy to airport and town

Good hotel for the price. Would stay here again. About 25 miles to Volcano

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Football Traveler
Saint Paul, MN
Aug 2, 2013

Not updated since 1965

Horrible experience at this hotel - the carpet and room reek of mold! Running the wall air conditioner only drowns out the frogs! Bathroom has not been updated since hotel was built. We slept in our clothes and got up and left as soon as possible. If we had not prepaid we would have walked and it was midnight and we staggered in from the airport - don't be decieved by the location near the airport. All locals said it is the lowest of the low on the Island. Hillbilly Billy's. Never again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
steve from
utah
Jul 4, 2013

could be worse - good value

given the high prices of neighboring hotels, this one seems reasonable. don't expect fancy. the room is large and clean enough, and in a nice location. some issues though. for one thing, even though there are 4 floors the elevator was out of service for my entire 5-day stay. and the AC unit is very noisy and rattles a lot, and as others have mentioned, the parking lot if tiny, so everyone has to park on the street. not a problem except for thurs, when they clean streets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stevefbjfcbj
tampa
Jul 2, 2013

great hotel

Cheap and clean. GrrrrrrrrrrrrrRrrrrrreat¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Keweivivi
China
Apr 24, 2013

Good location and price

A good place for quick traveller. The room is ok and staff is nice. Very close airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
An Alaskan
Anchorage, Alaska
Apr 7, 2013

Just okay.

The location was very nice, but the room was just okay. There was a loud noise, like drumming or an unbalanced washing machine, outside the room that lasted all night and made for a not at all peaceful night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Hilo Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mauifriend
Maui
Mar 25, 2013

Ugg

This was a place convenient for the activities we wanted on the big island. Parking, amenities & services were terrible. Staff not much better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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