Hotels In Hilo

Many hotels in Hilo offer great ocean views and are within easy walking distance of Hilo Bay. 

Hilo weather forecast

Relative to Kona, Hilo is quiet. Spending a night here may feel like you've just been transported to some forgotten time in the past, a piece of old Hawaii. After spending a night or two along Ali'i Drive in Kona you will appreciate the difference!

Many of the Hilo hotels are mere shadows of their former glory days, once grand spectacles of an up and coming tourist business. Most have struggled to keep up with the times. The economy has taken its toll and far too few of Hilo's Big Island Hawaii hotels have received much needed upgrades. Some just feel old and tired. Visitors frequently comment about the need for renovations.

Perhaps it is that very lack of renovations that helps keep the cost down! You can find some real bargains on this side of the island compared to Kona hotels. Consider your Hilo hotel a comfortable place to rest your head at night following a busy day exploring the nearby sights. From Hilo it's an easy drive to experience the gorgeous waterfalls north of town or all the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just 50 minutes away.

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Dolphin Bay Hotel

We consider the Dolphin Bay Hotel to be perhaps the best value of the hotels in Hilo. This small and charming Hilo hotel has 18 rooms with an outdoor pool on the property and free continental breakfast included. We have always found the rooms to be clean, each with kitchen but no phone in the room. 

Hilo's Dolphin Bay Hotel

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Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

The Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel has 286 rooms. This waterfront property has an outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge. The hotel is in a good location on historic Banyan Drive. The rooms are clean and comfortable but showing their age. Get the Best Price Guarantee at Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

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Hilo Naniloa Hotel

Hilo Naniloa Hotel is also known as Naniloa Volcanoes Resort. We prefer Hilo Naniloa Hotel since the "resort" is on Banyan Drive in Hilo, nowhere near the volcano! The property has 266 rooms, an outdoor pool fronting the bay and a 9-hole golf course. Part of the hotel continues to undergo renovation (work has been ongoing for several years), so it's hit or miss as far as what you'll get. Request one of the tastefully renovated oceanfront deluxe rooms. Get the Best Price Guarantee at Hilo Naniloa Hotel.
Hilo Naniloa Hotel

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Hilo Seaside Hotel

The Hilo Seaside Hotel has 135 rooms and is located on the shores of Hilo Bay. There is an outdoor pool centrally located in the hotel courtyard. The property is well maintained and the rooms are old but clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. Get the Best Price Guarantee at the Hilo Seaside Hotel.

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Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel

After serving guests for more than fifty years on the shore of Hilo Bay, the iconic Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel closed in February, 2016. The hotel's location in Kailua-Kona remains in operation.

Vacation Rentals In Hilo

Looking for something more than a traditional Hilo hotel? There are numerous vacation rental options on this side of the island as well, from budget to luxury accommodations.

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