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Pagoda Hilo Bay

121 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4603
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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 7 hotels in Hilo

The new Pagoda Hilo Bay has NO resort fees and features affordable, moderate rooms in Hilo. Experience the true beauty of Hawaii Island, with historic landmarks and lush gardens just minutes away. Unplug and enjoy true Hawaii at Hilo Bay. Swim or surf, explore lush Liliuokalani Gardens or Rainbow Falls or enjoy a round of golf--all just minutes away. Embrace ``True Hawaii`` in Hilo. Get lost in the melody, and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture in the birthplace of Hula.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Takach wrote a review Dec 2020
Captain Cook, Hawaii55 contributions38 helpful votes
We planned to spend a night here, but when we arrived, the horror that awaited us was almost beyond description. My wife and I have travelled the world, and have stayed in a wide variety of accommodations, but this is the first time we simply could not spend even one night. It was filthy dirty, smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, the dirty walls were pockmarked with holes, there was hair in the shower and refrigerator. Apparently, this property is also a flophouse for low income folks as well. There was no lack of dodgy characters on the property, and the room across the hall appeared to have had its door kicked in at some point. Run screaming from this place
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Cal Steve wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The Pagoda Hilo Bay is a sad dilapidated unkept property. It is nowhere near a two star hotel. Giving it one star is a stretch. There are a number of negative adjectives and descriptions that other people have posted, and they are mostly a true and accurate description of our experience staying at the Pagoda Hilo Bay as well. Unkept property: dirty building that needs pressure wash and paint job, old slow sketchy elevator with broken buttons, rusty stairwells, dingy dark hallways with old dirty stained carpeting, cheap household lock on the front door, no deadbolt lock or other secondary secure lock, old unevenly painted walls with water stains, dusty old fixtures, no air conditioner (just cheap fan), no TV remote (rabbit ears antenna), no headboard, no coffee maker, no ice bucket or ice machine, just overall unsterile feel. There are semi-trailers in the parking lot used for supplies/ storage. Boarded up eyesore restaurant facility adjacent. The bed, linens and in room carpet seemed clean. Thank goodness. Front desk staff was friendly and cordial. Note: This room was booked through Marketing Concepts (Newbury Park, CA) with their free “PROMO” voucher. Upgrade hotel change from their “PROMO” voucher would essentially be full price or minor discounted accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
GlobeTrotter wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Dirty - old building, cockroaches, dirty towels - avoid as much as possible. Shady individuals hanging around. Should probably be closed / not suitable for business. Staff does not care, manager unavailable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
madparik wrote a review Dec 2019
New York, New York28 contributions10 helpful votes
I don’t know how we landed in this hotel with our tour group but this was an experience we will never forget! And believe me i’ve been to rustic chic places around the world, but this is a whole different ball game. The hallways are so scary that I thought I was going to walk over a dead body any second and the stink of urine and fried rotten food is everywhere. The elevators are filthy and have the glamour of a homeless shelter or the projects. I was scared for my life when I shared the elevator with a frightening junkie woman who kept cursing and looking me up and down. The room has no fridge, no air conditioner and no latch on the window balcony so it was terribly hot and we couldn’t keep the balcony door open because of safety concerns. I would not be surprised if some rooms are rented by the hour (you know what I mean). On the positive side - the showers worked!!!! The guy in the reception was really nice and the place is located on a beautiful street - Banyan drive.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
TeeheeInk wrote a review Apr 2019
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii162 contributions80 helpful votes
Horrible place from the git-go. Management not on duty during hours my rentor wrote available. Very shady looking individuals hanging around building & hallways, no security, easy access thru garage. Entranceway flooded. 1st Elevators only worked to some floors, have to take 2nd elevator. Hallways dead & semi dead with roaches probably from urine smells. Condo was full of mold, balcony covered in mold & fungus. Locks broken. Hair and dirt covered everything including inside moldy refrigerator. This building needs to be condemned. Absentee owners being cheated by management and housekeeping. Nearby hotels are lower per day once you add in the condo's rental/cleaning fees.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
US$82 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Country Club Hawaii Condo Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pagoda Hilo Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Nearby attractions include Liliuokalani Gardens (0.2 km), Coconut Island (0.2 km), and Reeds Bay Beach Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suisan Fish Market, Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine, and Hilo Bay Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Pagoda Hilo Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (2.5 km).
Is Pagoda Hilo Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.