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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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 5 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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!

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wound up here since our stay was last minute. Very, very old and not renovated. The staff was very nice and they had wonderful papayas to take with you to your room. They did not run the A/C during the day so it did not cool off very well at night.

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

We're very glad we could provide you with accommodations during a last minute stay! Hope enjoyed the fresh fruit!

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable hotel and location. Staff was very friendly and accommodations were good. Attached restaurant made breakfast and other meals easy to schedule. Food was good and fresh fruit each morning made stay more enjoyable.

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

Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We hope you enjoyed your time in Hilo!

Payson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this hotel! It is a older hotel but clean and comfortable! This is Hawaiian owned and operated. It is filled with Hawaiian charm. It is close to a Brayan tree lined park and gardens. I think the name is Liliuokalani park and gardens. I had the banana pancakes and coconut syrup for breakfast . It was so yummy!...

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

We loved having you stay with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and was able to experience our authentic Hawaiian hospitality. Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this to be a delightful place to stay. Clean, with a nice view of the koi pond from our lanai. Friendly staff. Check out the informative little on-site history museum. The adjoining restaurant serves a great macadamia, banana waffle for breakfast. Delicious! Conveniently located near the bay, the lovely Queen Liliʻuokalani Japanese garden and downtown Hilo.

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

Mahalo for your recent review! We are so glad we exceeded your expectations and hope you had a wonderful time in Hilo! A hui hou!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hilo Seaside Hotel from 12-28-16 through 1-1-17. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. The hotel has a “scenic walk” which is a balcony on the side of the hotel overlooking a koi pond with gorgeous fish. The whole hotel is very scenic with gardens throughout the walking paths. The pool is nice...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your great experience at our property! We hope you enjoyed the peaceful serenity as well as our authentic Hawaiian hospitality!

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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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: €123 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“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
“Ask to have a room close to the front - we sound up going very far through several halls to get to ours. They had no elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles FrequentHotel, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My room looked out over Hilo Bay and front of hotel-nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles amber12017, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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