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126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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#3 of 7 hotels in Hilo
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SCP Hilo brings the vision of Holistic Hospitality to The Big Island’s adventure aesthetic and lifestyle. Known for offering authentic and genuine experiences, guests at SCP Hilo will leave with a deeper respect and appreciation of the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. With an ideal location on the eastern side of The Big Island, SCP Hilo offers guests easy access to nearby Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, Rainbow Falls, Nani Mau Gardens, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Mount Mauna Kea. Guests seeking a truly regenerative tourism experience will appreciate all that SCP Hilo has to offer including local workshops from sustainable farm tours to lei making and coconut tastings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
24-hour security
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Filipino, Japanese
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Kareen wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia114 contributions107 helpful votes
Newly renovated with nice new facilities, the service provided was excellent. Parking is complimentary but does fill up. The room was on the smaller size but had everything you need except for a TV as the hotel wants you to switch off (not a bad thing!). The atmosphere/vibe of the hotel was a nice change of pace to a standard hotel. Hilo airport is very close, so there is some aircraft noise at times but not during the middle of the night. Bed was comfortable and the shower was hot.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Crystal N wrote a review Aug 2022
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Hotel's Favourite
This is the perfect place for a quick girlfriends getaway. The ambiance is amazing, beautiful artwork and the staff was very friendly. We had such a nice time just hanging out near the beautiful pool.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GRZ wrote a review Nov 2022
Chicago, Illinois8912 contributions940 helpful votes
This was our 2nd time in SCP hotels - not aimed towards as this hotel was on my radar before it "converted" to SCP Hilo :) why I am saying this? Well there is something special about the SCP - it's not the fancy place, it's not the luxurious place, but where it delivers strong is that somehow you as a human being feel very appreciated and people who work at the SCP hotels seem to be very open and willing to help and happy with what they are doing - SCP isn't a hotel, it's an experience... Location: you are literally in the heart of Hilo - right next to ITO airport (didn't bother us though it's a somewhat busy airport), and once you get out of the hotel on the road this same road can take you all the way to the Volcanos National Park :) Hilo isn't this typical place people think of when staying on tropical vacation... it's an older "functioning" town with schools, jobs, infrastructure - it's not super pretty is what I am trying say, with respect to all its inhabitants. The area by the hotel is nice, the river/ocean + the banyan trees on one side make you forget the other main roads near by (no noise issue on that end, just visual aspect). Plenty of stores near by, some restaurants walking distance or driving, no grocery store with beer/alcohol in walking distance though so if you like beer in your room stop somewhere on the way :P Hotel grounds; this one can be a hit or miss, the new stuff renovated by SCP is beautiful, the murals, the greenery, the grounds... and then there are the hallways and the doors to the rooms - I would lie to you if I said some of that looks great, it looks pretty sad and depressing :( yes I said it, and yet somehow the other areas lift you up enough to forget about it - and considering how little we paid for this hotel it all worked out perfectly fine. There is a pool, there is even a laundry/drying machines on the spot for which you pay online (amazing!!!), a lounge room with swings, play rooms, a nice pound with Koi fish - it's a place with a soul for certain - we were first given a different room with 2 beds in one area of the hotel - the further away from the lobby the more "desperate need" of TLC/uplifting the hallways were I must admit Room: so the first room we received had 2 beds and we asked for 1 with just a single bed... I am so glad we did as the rooms were like a night and day... perhaps the first one didn't get its makeover yet... but I couldn't fault the 2nd room - it was perfectly clean, functional, modern - you name it it had it... all except a safe I believe - wifi was great, bed nice, no noise other than the planes - even the chairs outside the room in the morning were lots of fun to have a morning coffee at Swimming pool: lots of fun, especially during the time we set up the laundry :D Hilo is a great base to use for exploration of the Big Island so to return to the hotel after a full day of exploring and take a dip into the nice pool was a great refreshment! They struggles a bit with the towels but I ended up just walking back to the room and taking a shower/using room towel aftewards Things to do: plenty! drive to Mauna Kea Visitor Center. drive to Volcanos National Park - for starters, these 2 are a must and suuuuuuuuuper easy , basically 1 road leading you from the hotel all the way there. Explore the north east and north - Waipiʻo Valley Lookout was one of my fav stops on the Big Island, we visited also Lavaloha for the cocoa tour, Hawaiian Vanilla, Ahualoa Family Farms for some delicious Macadamia Nuts, there are some waterfalls and parks near by as well - Hilo is a base and possibilities are endless from here! Overall: we anticipated this hotel to be our base for exploration and it worked out perfectly, so if you have a similar idea of visiting the east side of the Big Island go for it, it's a perfect price to quality ratio at a great convenient location and the people here will further help you accomplish all your exploration goals :)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dream21751172371 wrote a review Nov 2022
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We were there 3 nights and we were lucky to time it right as there were fun things to experience all three days, a fun lei making class, a morning fruit sample tray ,and a poolside yoga class! The beds were comfortable and we had a view of the cruise ship pulling in one morning. I appreciated the water stations, the friendly staff, good instructors, and the quaint spots for eating or gathering. The bioreserve was one of my favorite places to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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TMM57 wrote a review Nov 2022
Peyton, Colorado15 contributions1 helpful vote
Let me start by saying the staff is AMAZING! The hotel was ok, though. It wasn’t terrible, but I think there were a few things overlooked. From the outside it looks dated, but the lobby looks just like you would expect. Very inviting, looking like the focus is on the environmental impact that it seems is the hotel’s focus, and the rooms are just that as well, minimalistic. The room wasn’t terrible, but the bathroom was very very tiny and a little hard to maneuver around in. I do think it was a little pricey for what you got. The location isn’t really seaside. The hotel kind of borders what looks like an inlet where people were swimming. The back of the hotel makes you feel like you are staying in an industrialized area of Hilo. The rooms are updated, but the pictures on the website are a little misleading. We stayed in a peaceful king, and I thought that the door was to a private patio, but it wasn’t. My mistake probably, but it was a little disappointing. Instead, it was to the inner walkway of the hotel which happens to be outdoors kinda like a one level motel with gardens. The windows don’t keep light out, and our room happen to be flooded from the lights behind the hotel from the parking lot, so no sleep. On the outside and on the web it looks very inviting and comfortable, but not so much in reality.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ingrid wrote a review Nov 2022
Hobart, Australia15 contributions22 helpful votes
Lovely stay in great location. Check in process was strange, we arrived prior to the 4pm check in & after travelling 16 hours were told we would have to pay USD75 for early check in. We went for a drive & returned to use wifi & bathroom & was told room would be ready in 20 mins. We went & got lunch & came back an hour later to a different check in agent telling us we’d have to pay extra, even though the previous one said we could check in after 20 mins. Appreciated the free parking, pool facilities & free coffee & tea. Really lovely spot by the water, resident turtles are straight across the road.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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womanwandering wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions
Excellent location just across from Reed Bay and on Baynan Blvd ( great places for morning or evening walk) bikes and paddle board available for free Very nice feel to accommodations. Nice grounds, good pool, comfortable bed and pillows Nice staff (Note did not have tv in room, which we appreciated!) Had individual room AC to use and set if desired
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Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hilo Info, Guest Services / Front Office at SCP Hilo Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha mkT3692PV, Thank you for such a fun review! We're so happy you were able to indulge in our amenities while you were here. Our team does their best daily to provide a memorable experience for you all. Rooms without a TV encourage us to reconnect with the 'aina (land) and kai (sea). Thank you for appreciating that. Hope to see you again! A hui hou, SCP Hilo Hotel 'Ohana
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Jetset Jen wrote a review Sep 2022
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois275 contributions114 helpful votes
This hotel exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. The two young gals at the front desk couldn’t wait to share the SCP philosophy, tell us about the fantastic hotel amenities and area activities, make recommendations. I had to run out and get my friend in the middle of checkin so she could hear all of the wonderful information. Bicycles and paddle boards to use, coffee, tea, gams and welcome drink of fresh brewed Kombucha. The rooms and bathrooms are small but modern and the room amenities including hair dryer, clothes steamer and refrigerator. The A/C worked great, lots of windows. Could have used more outlets for charging electronics near the bed. Loved the pool- zen vibe. Hotel is great location- looked at several other hotels while we were here that we didn’t choose to solidify our decision and we made the best decision!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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katie2908 wrote a review Sep 2022
Sydney, Australia78 contributions20 helpful votes
Overall, my partner and I had a pleasant stay at SCP Hilo. However, in retrospect, we wish we had spent more time in Kona as there are more resorts and restaurants on that side of the island, and less choice in Hilo. Hilo also felt a bit run down (lots of stores boarded up/permanently closed, restaurants that closed early, large homeless population). So overall, if we visited again we would probably choose to stay in Kona. Having said that, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay to be close to the Volcanoes National Park, then this is a good option in Hilo. However, for the price, the rooms are only so-so. The building and infrastructure is quite old/dated, and the room was very small, particularly the bathroom (King Bed Bay View room). But the room was clean and they have modernized the decor. The view from the room was also very nice (photos attached). However, worth noting that there was no safe in our room to store valuables while you’re out and about. In terms of the facilities, the hotel have beautiful gardens and a huge pool with plenty of poolside seating, as well as tables and chairs in a covered area just off to the side of the pool. There is also a communal office space and laundry facilities ($3 per wash or dry cycle, just under $2 for laundry detergent). There’s also coffee, tea, filtered water and kombucha on tap at reception. SCP have a great focus on environmental sustainability, so there are mugs/cups that get washed and no single use plastic (which is awesome!). The staff were also super friendly and accommodating. There was also free parking onsite and we never had an issue finding a park. Bottom line: a good option if staying in Hilo with great amenities, but the hotel itself is quite old and the rooms small.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lopaka K wrote a review Aug 2022
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Me and my wife just needed 2 days to our selves.. and we chose SCP here in hilo Hawaii. Perfect choice room is comfortable staff was friendly and the live music was Amazing perfect location right in town .. Best decision!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about SCP Hilo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to SCP Hilo 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 SCP Hilo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SCP Hilo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine, Ponds, and Ken's House of Pancakes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SCP Hilo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to SCP Hilo Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (2.5 km).
Does SCP Hilo Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is SCP Hilo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.