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Hilo Seaside Hotel

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Room & Suite (136)
Pool & Beach (35)


The cozy town of Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island is a tropical paradise filled with fragrant island flowers, pristine forests, and magnificent miles of orchid farms. The Hilo Seaside Hotel is an oceanfront hotel located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Drive. This affordable Hawaiian owned hotel is a scenic 40 minute drive to Hawaii's Volcano National Park, and just a few minutes by car to quaint Hilo Town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View


Full view
72Somewhat walkable
Grade: 72 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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My one night stay was wonderful. It was very clean every worker was very nice and welcoming saying good morning. Breakfast was amazing and fast. Check in and out was also fast. I would totally recommend.
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Mixed feelings: Nice folks, Nicely kept grounds and plantings. Nice to have the Coconut Grill attached and used for free breakfast. Room chairs were hard plastic. No fan in bathroom. Needs a floor lamp for more lighting in room. Small desk in room. No counter space in bathroom.
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I loved this hotel. It was so nice and cosy. Clean. Friendly smiling staff. Could defo feel the aloha spirit. Coconut grill adjacent which had great food. Right near liliuokalani gardens, coconut island and the airport. Lots of restaurants nearby. Abit far from town about a 40
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Response from SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your feedback and are truly pleased you enjoyed out hotel and amenities!
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The Seaside chain of hotels have a pretty bad reputation among the locals in Hawaii. Usually, if a Seaside hotel is the only option available then you wait for another date to travel! LOL! But I didn't want to pay crazy money to stay at the Naniloa (which isn't that good
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Response from SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us. We are pleased that our hotel was able to exceed your expectations and we will pass on the comments to our staff to work on increasing greater customer satisfaction. Mahalo.
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Of course this isn’t a four star hotel, but it is a bargain. It is comfortable enough, things were clean, the staff I met were very friendly. Checking in and out were both quick and efficient, no lines typical in more pricey roperties. Convenient location, a $10 UBER from the
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Response from SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the value and convenience of our property!
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Standard Room with Double Beds
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Superior Room with garden courtyard view
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Standard room
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Deluxe room with poolside view
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Deluxe Room with partial ocean/bay view
Yes, they were very accommodating. We styed overnight only and allowed us to stay in the room until 4.30pm at no extra charge. I am sure they will have a room set aside for baggage. We found the staff very helpful.
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Is there a guest laundry?
yes, washers and dryers
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I'm not sure about shuttle services as we rented a car. But it's close to many sites and restaurants. I recommend hiring a vehicle giving you much more flexibility In All you do. Have a great time!!!
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What is the difference between the standard and the superior rooms?
I've stayed several times. The only difference is location of the rooms. Everything else is the same. We always book standard, we are placed in the rooms past the pool or in the garden area.
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They also own Kona Seaside in kailua kona where you live. Ask them at the hotel or call or email them. Great people!
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"One wing of the hotel has views of Hilo Bay out front, and are worth the extra cost."
"The upper floors with a Bay view balcony are the best."
"Rooms around the pool don't have anyone above/below them."
"I have never gotten a bad room but I know a lot of people like to look over the koi pond."
"Beech/Ocean section is quiet, has quick access to carpark, and balconies lean over a beautifully crafted garden and coy pond"
US$125 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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