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Marysville, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for my first trip to Hawaii. The hotel is easy to find, pretty clean with outdated rooms that could use a little TLC. I booked my room as a package with my air travel, and couldn't beat the price for such a decent place. Hotel staff is very friendly and welcoming. My room faced the pool area,...

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old style, spotless clean hotel was perfect for us. Quiet air conditioning and ceiling fan kept the room temperature just right. Small fridge was very handy. Flat screen TV for those who like such things. Great firm beds; I have had back surgery and slept in total comfort. Very quiet-we were in the Garden building away from the road....

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1Thank Faith W
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We LOVE this hotel. It's an older local style hotel with everything you need, at a budget price. Very low-key and relaxing, in a perfect location on the water. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the grounds are like a tropical garden. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have a small fridge, desk with chairs, comfortable beds, big flat-screen...

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3Thank molokaigirl808
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decent place if you are planning to visit Hilo for a short trip. Rooms are nice and overall a comfortable location for the price. The location is very central and a lot of good places to eat nearby, its also very close to the Japanese gardens, which definitely is worth the quick 5 minute walk.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older hotel with wear and tear. We didn't need super upscale or fancy for our two nights in Hilo and found this place. Location is not bad - a short drive from the historic downtown. A short walk away you can stroll around the harbor and find some swimming and a nice park. The hotel is open...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hotel is a local gem. While it does not offer the amenities of four star hotels, it offers charm, hospitality and spotlessly clean rooms. The rooms are basic, but if you prize a room that feels like it was cleaned just for you, then you've found the location. There are quirks at this locally owned establishment, such as...

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2Thank BlessedMomandWife
SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support of our family owned and operated hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Hawaiian atmosphere at this nice, older hotel in Hilo. Lobby is open with historic artifacts, and fresh bananas and papayas available for guests at front desk every morning. Staff incredibly nice, warm and helpful. Room very comfortable. Attached restaurant has great breakfasts to start your day. Large Koi pond in front of property adds to the atmosphere. Close to...

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1Thank HAS1217
SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your recent review of our hotel! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the value and convenience of our location!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty basic, but clean and locally run. It suited us fine for an overnight stay. The marks on the restaurant window showing the water levels during recent tsunamis are sobering. It has a wonderful reception area, very welcoming in the warm evening Air. Breakfast was basic and a bit charmless unfortunately, as I was hoping for a little more...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us! We do offer our apologies if our Hawaiian hospitality was not spot on during your time with us. We are normally known for our attention to guests. Should you find yourself in Hilo once again, we hope you'll allow us another opportunity to serve you and represent what the true spirit of Aloha...

Bridgewater, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and comfortable hotel. Nice local charm in walking distance to dinner at the ponds. View of the water made our stay even better. Parking on site and close to the airport. Coffee in room and very clea.

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed the value and amenities of our hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back again!

Big Island, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a decade since I've been in a hotel that was this clean. Huge applause to the housekeeping staff. This hotel is old and in Hilo. You can't imagine what a challenge maintenance is in that kind of climate. Everything has been renovated and is very very clean and pleasant. I love the papaya scented shampoo,conditioner and soaps!...

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our staff! Mahalo!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilo Seaside Hotel

Address: 126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: £104 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Try garden/ocean rooms for quieter experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 588katies, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms in Garden building 2nd and 3rd floors away from road.”
 of 5 bubbles 480faithw, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the Koi Pond are quiet and have a lovely view of the sunrise and sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles BlessedMomandWife, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“View of the pond”
 of 5 bubbles JoJohnVic, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask if you can not have a room on the highway”
 of 5 bubbles wannago2, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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