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Reviewed 30 November 2014

In my mind if I'm going to Hawaii then I want to stay as Hawaiian as possible. For me that means great view and very tropical. We were landing 9PM and leaving town the next morning for Volcano so we just wanted clean comfortable and somewhat cheap. This was perfect for that. I would stay again if we were wanting... More 

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

Hotel was old and very outdated. Room was clean. Wifi and Parking was free of charge. Fridge and AC in the room. Service was efficient. Summary: good for one or two nights. Too expensive compared to the overall experience.

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1 Thank YaCop
Paris
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

We chose this hotel as it was close to the airport because we had an early flight. The staff was very nice as we arrived 2 hours earlier than the checkin time and the room was ready. The room was simple, we had 3 single beds. The bathroom was small but with functional. Everything was clean, but we had a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 November 2014

From beginning to end the stay was friendly, helpful, clean, quiet, and I felt at home and embraced by the aloha spirit. The location is beautiful, lush, and convenient. The price was very affordable. The Coconut Grill is the in house restaurant. It is Great. We ate there every meal we could. I will definitely stay here again.

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Sparks, Nevada
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

Room was clean but needed serious updating. If you are on a tight budget and just need a clean room this is the place for you. Has a nice pool and nice grounds . Resturant has good prices and food but customer service is very bad. and they close at 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends so after those... More 

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seattle
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Older family run hotel. Very, very clean. Staff cleaning high and low all day, every day. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Fruit flavored water in lobby. Microwave oven locked but available for use with key. Nice pool and laundry facilities. Nice amenities in bathroom. Refrigerators in room. Mattress was very thin and not too comfortable. Good location near airport, restaurants... More 

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Ajijic
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

After seeing the hotel ranked a 2 we were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely, clean, well located hotel with a very helpful staff. It was the only hotel that had rooms available when we decided to leave Kona and get away from the crowds attending the iron man race and was a good jumping off spot to head to... More 

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Honolulu
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

I've stayed here several times and would recommend it for anybody looking for a room in Hilo. It's an older vintage 60's hotel with an attached restaurant. The rooms aren't anything special, but they're clean and the staff are friendly. There are very pretty tropical plantings in a courtyard area. Kids will love koi ponds outside. We ate at the... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2014

It is close to the airport so it is pretty handy and a good base to explore the big island.It is pretty old fashioned but it is a little scary to open a drawer and see hoards of cockroaches.There was a lizard the I suspect was chowing down them that was a natural was of dealing with them.This is the... More 

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Kamuela, HI
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

I needed to stay overnight for business since my meeting went late into the night and I had to be back at the office first thing in the morning. The online site was very convenient for me to use from my smart phone. Within minutes I had my reservation confirmed and was able to check in during a break from... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: RM520 - RM760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“I love to request ground floor close to the Koi pond! And they usually grant my request!”
 of 5 bubbles josy585, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First floor room facing the internal patio - vey quiet”
 of 5 bubbles OhaveiTiulim, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle have windows that open to courtyards--remember to shut your blinds while in the bathroom! :)”
 of 5 bubbles N3591ULjenniferh, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor to leave slider open. Koi pond, ice pond & bay view side preferred.”
 of 5 bubbles Marilee99114, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front room in front of the pond”
 of 5 bubbles robyny541, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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