We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,690 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,472: English reviews
Start your review of Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here after our cruise last week when we flew back to Hilo. We upgraded our room to the water view. Lovely view with balcony. Room was decent size and clean and comfortable. They had 2 restaurants in the hotel, but don't buy the morning breakfast buffet if you don't eat much. Way overpriced for the little I ate....

Thank Debra S
Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great room overlooking Coconut Island, a favourite picnic and play spot for the locals. From our lanai, we watched local kids jumping into the water, locals and tourists mingling on the bridge, and old-timers fishing in the lagoon right below us. Our room was clean and comfortable, with all the amenities we could want. The breakfast buffet...

Thank Jillian R
Speedway, Indiana
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Conveniently located with clean rooms. It is an older hotel but Hilo is not your resort destination. Great place for breakfast is Ken's pancake house. We would stay there again if ever visiting Hilo again.

Thank SJBrooks
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our two days at this hotel. It was very comfortable and quiet, we had a nice balcony view of the water, and the restaurant was good. We stayed here to be close to the volcano - it was a bit of a drive, but not too bad. Would stay at this hotel again.

Thank woods1544
Bloomington, MN
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms clean and comfortable, wonderful view of the bay. Staff friendly. Free WiFi. Easy walk to parks nearby. Mini fridge but no microwave in room. Be aware that if you're staying a Saturday night parking becomes a problem in the evening, as there is likely a wedding and a dining room crowd. The hotel did not block off any parking...

Thank aBadgerandaGopher
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old hotel, NOT renovated, but the rooms are quite spacious. Our room faced the ocean & had a tiny balcony. Lovely views. Staff are reasonably helpful but breakfast is a RIP OFF - Avoid if possible! Only 1 packet of coffee is provided in the room & the staff are very reluctant to provide additional coffee.

Thank 22kittoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom are clean. Our room faced towards the street, but since we were on 7th floor, it is very quiet. The restaurant in the hotel is a bit on the high price side, but there are a lot more restaurants around you can go to. Breakfast buffet are expensive, we just...

Thank Pie616
Joliet, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviews had negative things to say about this hotel. We didn't encounter any problems. From check in, to the room, parking, on site restuarant, everything went smoothly. We chose this hotel mainly for it's proximity to the airport (10 minutes) and Volcanos National Park (45 minutes) and were completely happy.

Thank solorider2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called the hotel directly day before - said no rooms. Went through TripAdvisor and we were able to get a room. Surprised that it faced Coconut Island. Not sure what caused the noise above us - maybe a sliding door to a lanai (?) but it was very loud and annoying. Can't complain - room was clean and staff were...

Thank Clara S
Wildwood, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an average hotel. There is really nothing spectaular about it, however after searching for hotels in the area I found this one to be the best bang for your buck. The staff is gracious and helpful. The rooms are a good size and bathrooms clean which is really important to me. We spent very little time in the...

Thank Michellee4252

722 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (700)
Hotel & Grounds (176)
Pool/Beach Area (33)
Room/Suite (112)
View from Room (119)
Dining (24)
Family/Play Areas (16)
Bathroom (23)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Other (195)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (22)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Dining (5)
View from Room (3)
Room/Suite (7)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hilo
60.9 mi away
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
0.4 mi away
Hilo Seaside Hotel
52.6 mi away
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay
#2 of 8 in Hilo
648 reviews
0.1 mi away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
55.1 mi away
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo's best full-service hotel, offers outstanding views of the ocean or quaint Hilo Town framed by the backdrop of Mauna Kea. Located on Hilo Bay, and approximately two miles from Hilo Airport, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is the perfect headquarters for exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy incredible views of Mauna Kea, Hilo Town, and beautiful and historic Coconut Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Address: 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: £111 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Hawaii
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question
Beaver Creek, Canada
3 months ago
washington state
Phoenix, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you can upgrade to the water view, it's worth it”
 of 5 bubbles 788debras, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to get a waterfront room.”
 of 5 bubbles 154jillianr, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Even numbered rooms face the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles aBadgerandaGopher, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the ocean are quiet with lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles 22kittoo, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible, get a room in upper floor and facing the water.”
 of 5 bubbles Pie616, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5