Hilo Seaside Hotel

2 stars
View map of 126 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
28 reviews
Great work trip

As always a great hotel. I like the staff as they are know a lot about the area and are always glad... See full review

  • Piece of cake
  • Sep 14, 2015
Another great trip to Hawaii

I have stayed at this hotel before. It has a great staff. They are always friendly and very... See full review

  • Piece of cake
  • Apr 6, 2015
The favorite choice of our local people. The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the nearest hotels to the Volcano National Park, located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Drive. This Hawaiian owned hotel is surrounded by Hawaiian and Japanese Gardens. For travelers arriving at the Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hilo is located on the east side of the Big Island, approximately 94 miles and a scenic two hour drive away. Resort areas and small country towns along the drive will provide shopping and dining experiences. Free Wi-Fi.

Hilo Seaside Hotel Rooms

Deluxe
Spacious guest room with one king or two double beds, remote controlled TV, clock radio, refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, black out drapes and large private lanai with a beautiful view of Hilo Bay. This room is nearest the lobby and restaurant. Free WiFi.
Standard Room
Guest room with one king or two double beds located further away from the lobby but offers each guest a quiet atmosphere among our anthurium and orchid gardens. Each room includes a remote controlled TV, clock radio,refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and black out drapes. Free WiFi.
Superior Garden
Large guest room with one king or two double beds overlooking our Japanese Rock Garden or our Hawaiian Tropical Garden in our quiet area of this quaint hotel.Each room includes a remote controlled TV, clock radio,refrigerator, A/C, tropical ceiling fan,coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and black out drapes. Free WiFi.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities

Hotel Map

19.7281 -155.064
Area served
Located on the eastern side of the Big Island in Hilo Town, and near the University of Hawaii Hilo Campus
Nearby airports
Hilo(ITO) Airport
Area description
The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the hotels nearest to the Volcano National Park, located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Way.

Dining

Coconut Grill
Located on the lobby level of the hotel and features many local favorites. This is the restaurant that serves our complimentary breakfasts.
Verna's
Local style drive in adjacent to the hotel offering tasty island food to go!
Ken's
While open 24 hours, they are famous for their breakfast items

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for Hilo Seaside Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Single
Belle Plaine
Sep 14, 2015

Great work trip

As always a great hotel. I like the staff as they are know a lot about the area and are always glad to help in any way they can.

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

Single

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Single
Belle Plaine
Apr 6, 2015

Another great trip to Hawaii

I have stayed at this hotel before. It has a great staff. They are always friendly and very helpful. The rooms have always been clean and comfortable. I tell everyone coming to the East side of the Big Island to stay here. They are very affordable for the location.

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

Single

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Family
Kansas
Nov 16, 2014

Almost like my second home

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel so many times I think I lost count. As always the staff was superb. The Coconut Grille is still great. Once again it was a very pleasant stay. I plan on returning to Hawaii in a few months and will stay at the Hilo Seaside Hotel when I do.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Just about any type of food is available within a short distance of the Hotel.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Experienced Euro Traveler
Honolulu, HI
Oct 15, 2014

Wknd Getaway

It was Ironman weekend in Kona, so had to stay in Hilo. This was the cheapest I could find w/ decent ratings. Overall, the building was a bit old. The amenities are sparse and very limited open times, but we mainly used it to sleep, so it was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. it's walking distance to a few restaurants which came in handy for a late night dinner or early breakfast.

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

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Business
Kansas
Jul 8, 2014

Frequent Vacationer

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside five times now. As always I am greeted by a friendly and helpful staff. They know the area and are more than happy to help you find the dining options you seek or other attractions in the area. There is a nice restaurant on site "The Coconut Grill" which has local and traditional food available. The rooms are always clean. I recommend the Hilo Seaside Hotel to everyone coming to the Big Island.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

There are some amazing beaches on the Big Island. I really like the ones along the South East coast.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Piece of cake
Business
Kansas
Jun 1, 2014

A good place to stay on a working vacation.

I have stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel four times in the last year and a half. I have always been treated well. The staff is courteous and professional. They have been very helpful with information about the location and where to find specific cuisine. The rooms have always been clean. The Coconut Grille is located on the premises so you don't need to leave to find local style food, which is very good. If you choose to leave there are several eating establishments within walking distance. I will be making travel plans soon and will stay at the Hilo Seaside Hotel again. I have brought friends and they enjoyed their stays also. A very satisfied guest

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

There are pleasant surprises down almost any road along the coast. Do a little exploring and you will be amazed at the things you will find.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
amirbatkovic
Couples
San Diego
Apr 27, 2014

Great budget hotel :)

The first night I came to Hilo Seaside Hotel with my fiance we were kindly met by the very nice staff. They alway smile and always help. Even on our last day they helped us a lot by not charging us extra for late check out as we had forgotten our time. Our room was cleaned every day while we were out on our road trip across the Island of Hawaii. Everything was perfect about this hotel just for few things, that they should improve themselves. They should build better parking spot and maybe somehow cover not so attractive back of the hotel, because there are some old cars and some rubbish behind the fence. Also, prices at the restaurant could be a little cheaper. :) But overall I will give this hotel 90 out of 100! Mahalo, Hilo Seaside Hotel staff.

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

Couples

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a great shopping center 5 minutes from hotel.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amirbatkovic
Couples
San Diego
Apr 27, 2014

Great budget hotel :)

This is a great hotel for a very reasonable price. The first night at check in me and my fiance were kindly met by the nicest staff. Our room was very fresh and clean, and was cleaned every day while we were on our trips around the island. Also, this hotel is very close to many great restaurants in HIlo and shopping mall that has great prices on clothing. Only few things I didn't like about this hotel is that it had kind of a tight parking spot and not so attractive backside. Overall our time at Hilo Seaside Hotel was great! :) Mahalo!

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

Couples

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

5 minutes of driving and you can go to a great shopping mall.

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kayoko
Friends
Kaneohe Hawaii
Apr 6, 2014

QuickGetaway

Nice Place. Conveniently located in Hilo. Great price for a clean room and very friendly staff!

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

Friends

Review of Hilo Seaside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
garmar
Single
Portland, Oregon
Dec 21, 2013

Great budget hotel

Hilo Seaside Hotel was a great choice for me. My room was immaculate, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the hotel is in a great location for exploring the east side of the island. I was concerned about noise after the other reviews, but it wasn’t bothersome. There is some street noise and an occasional jet landing during the day, but nighttime was pretty quiet. The louvered windows have seals, so you can keep them closed and just use the air conditioning. I’m a light sleeper, so I kept the windows opened and ran the overhead fan (the ac is fairly loud). I was perfectly comfortable and slept great. I had a room overlooking the Koi Pond and Hilo Bay. The balcony was nice to sip a beer and look out over the bay – it was only spoiled by some background noise from the street. The hotel doesn’t look very impressive from parking lot, but the interior has been completely renovated. The rooms now also have free Wi-Fi. The parking lot is a little tight, but I never had a problem finding a space in the parking lot, even after returning late at night. I ate the attached restaurant most night since the food was good, it had reasonable prices, and it even had live entertainment each night. This is not a place to stay if you want to spend lots of time during the day at your hotel, but if that’s the case you should stay in Kona.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Coconut Grill and Verna's Drive In are great choices for food. The Coconut Grill is attached to the hotel, and Verna's Drive In is a short walk.

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