We spent two nights here at the end of June. It was very clean, inexpensive and comfortable, with a great location. We were within walking distance of several restaurants – delicious Mexican food at Pond’s and abundant breakfasts at Ken’s – but the best meal we had was right at the hotel, at the Coconut Grille. The hotel is at a busy intersection so there is traffic noise, but we enjoyed time on our lanai overlooking the bay, a small beach and the hotel's large, well-stocked koi pond. We watched planes land at the nearby airport. We walked along Banyan Drive past Liliuokalani Gardens and all of the immense banyans, watching local fishermen at the pier. Our first day in the rainiest city in the US was completely sunny and dry, but we did experience the warm misty rain eventually. Hilo has a nice little downtown area, and it’s big enough to have all of the conveniences of a city. We used it as our base to visit Mauna Kea, Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls. I recommend the Hilo Seaside and would stay there again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hilo Seaside Hotel Hawaii