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Hilo Seaside Hotel

126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Hilo Seaside Hotel
Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 7 hotels in Hilo
Travellers' Choice
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)
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
24-hour security
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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christine wrote a review Nov 2020
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We stayed at Hilo Seaside in 2019 for a friends wedding nearby. Upon arrival in the evening the lobby was very inviting and comfortable as was the room itself. Throughout our stay, we dined on a wholesome breakfast, lounged in the lobby and strolled to nearby parks. I enjoyed the complimentary fresh Hawaiian fruit at the front desk which we ate while overlooking the pond. I'd recommend Hilo Seaside for those looking for a comfortable stay at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Devonte B wrote a review Oct 2020
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Hilo Seaside! The staff were all so friendly and nice and it was very comfortable, even in the middle of this pandemic. They have taken a lot of precaution (ie. hand sanitizers, all employees were wearing masks, a hanging barrier between the front desk worker and myself) which I appreciate. We look forward to staying here again during our next Hilo trip in March 2021
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nahoku K wrote a review Sep 2020
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Such a beautiful stay with the best hospitality you can find in town💜🙏🏾. Very sterile and safe environment. They definitely care about their guests and the community by taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus! Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Shots F wrote a review Sep 2020
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My family and I were well taken cared of excellent service! From beginning to end honestly wish it was a longer stay. Safety above all was top notch temperature check at check in so it was a Stay with a piece of mind. Definitely coming back
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Mahalo for joining us at our re-opening! We hope you loved our remodel project and safety protocols as much as we do. We look forward to the next time we can welcome you back!
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Kameha Eha wrote a review Sep 2020
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From check in to check out, the Hilo seaside experience was nothing short of amazing. During these pandemic times, finding a place to work and relax can be really difficult but after putting in a few calls around town I spoke with manager Breeani Sumera Lee and ensured me the experience would be worth it. The Hilo seaside is currently thee only hotel open to big island residents only, meaning no one in the hotel is in quarantine from the pandemic. As I proceeded to check in, there was a hand sanitation station, As i completed my regimen, a kind lady by the name of Priscilla, greeted me with a pleasant Aloha and welcome, and took my temperature, we then proceeded thru a touch screen Check in process, which was seamless. My job required me to work from home during the “covid season”, so a good WiFi connection was required for me, and that also was excellent, I hooked up my lap top and worked remotely From my room with out any distractions!!! The AC was cold and refreshing, even with the construction going on outside, not A disturbance on my end. Check out was a breeze. Walk to the front, presented my room key, and I was on my way. I would give this experience 6 stars if I could. I will definitely be back. Mahalo to the staff of the Hilo seaside hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Hilo Seaside Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Mahalo for your positive feedback! We are so glad to hear you felt safe and well taken care of!
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US$127 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Seaside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Liliuokalani Gardens (0.4 km), Coconut Island (0.4 km), and Reeds Bay Beach Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine, Ken's House of Pancakes, and Ponds.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (2.5 km).
Does Hilo Seaside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hilo Seaside Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.