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Seattle
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Can you hear the planes at the nearby Hilo airport land and take off during your stay? Yes. Is this an outdated hotel. Yes. However, you do get a great rate, a clean room, and friendly staff in a decent location. Room: Clean and fairly comfortable. They have updated the furniture recently. The beds were on the soft side, but...

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

Aloha LovesNoodles, Thank you for your recent review of our property. Hilo is a quaint and charming town full of character. Our hotel has been a landmark there for almost 60 years and we do our best to perpetuate and honor the local Hawaiian culture through our hospitality. Like you, many of our guests have commented on the value of...

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We booked this hotel on the basis of what was a good price, but that was definitely reflected in the standard of the room. We requested a room with a lanai but when we checked in "the internet was down" and they were unable to oblige. Our room was dingy with no outlook at all, facilities were basic and yes,...

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

Aloha G E, Thanks for your recent review of our property. Our goal has been to concentrate on providing affordable accommodations with added modern value to our guests while maintaining gracious Hawaiian hospitality. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again in the near future. Mahalo nui loa, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Livingston, texas
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Nothing fancy, but nice clean affordable room with lanai looking out over a small pond with fish. The people at the front desk were very nice and helpful. This is the only hotel owned by Hawaiians. There is a nice restaurant (Coconut Grill) attached to the hotel where we ate supper and breakfast. The room had an individual A/C which...

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

Aloha cathyandjan, Thanks for your recent review of our property! We are very proud of the fact that Hilo Seaside is still owned and operated by the original Hawaiian family that built it. We strongly believe that every guest should experience gracious hospitality and Aloha spirit from which Hawaiian values are rooted in. Mahalo nui loa for your endorsement! Seaside...

Maui
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Had a basic room in the back, so we were near the road. I use earplugs, so it did not bother me. My husband can sleep anywhere. The room had 2 double beds. Some reviews have mentioned thin walls. Our walls were cement, so we heard nothing next door. The water pressure was great in the shower/bath combo. We turned...

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

Aloha Snorkellady, Thanks for your recent review of our property! We appreciate positive feedback from our kama'aina and hope to have you as a return guest in the near future! Mahalo nui loa, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was our 5th time to stay at the Hilo Seaside and it was the best experience we have had there. We had an oceanview which had been attractively refurbished. It was lovely to be able to sit on the balcony in the morning with our coffee,made in the room. Breakfast in the dining room (which is airy,light and pleasant...

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

Aloha mai 154976Happy, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel! We are always pleased to hear positive feedback from our return guests...especially after they have been with us these many years. It is because of your constructive critiques that we have been able to maintain what we do best in providing a true Hawaiian experience and elevate the...

Chicago Suburbs
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

We found this hotel to be pretty average. The rooms were clean & comfortable, but the walls are thin. Keep in mind this hotel was built in the 1950's and is in its original design. The front desk folks were both friendly and helpful. We tried the restaurant for both dinner & breakfast(included in room rate). There is some room...

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

Aloha gallopgirl, Thanks for your recent review of our property! We pride ourselves in being an authentic hotel that has been locally owned and operated for over 50 years! So there is great history to back us up! Thanks for continuing your stay on our properties across the islands and for your wonderful endorsement! We look forward to having you...

Huntington Station, New York
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We stayed here back in November 2014 because it was convenient and at the time, the reviews were pretty good. I have to say, I was VERY disappointed and I would NOT stay there again. Yes, it is very reasonable, BUT the rooms are in terrible conditions and there were several bugs in and outside the room. I understand that...

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

Aloha jkz68, Thank you for your recent review of our property. We offer an apology for your experience and would like to assure you that your experience was an exception and not the rule for how we maintain our hotel and attend to our guests. Our staff strives to provide attentive service with true Aloha spirit. If at any time...

Honolulu
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My husband and I stayed at this location for 3 nights. I was a bit disappointed as I thought the deluxe room would Be more of an upgrade, but room seemed more comparable To a standard room. Room is very old school, bathroom is Very tight and small, as toilet is right next to the sink and right Behind bathroom...

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

Aloha D S, Thank you for your recent review of our property. Our staff takes pride in providing quality service with the truest Aloha spirit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the surrounding area and hope that we'll have the pleasure of having you stay with us again as you come back to explore more of Hilo! Mahalo, Seaside...

Tokyo
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This hotel is a little bit old-fashioned, but it was easy to find and in a very convenient location. Swimming pool was nice, staff were friendly and the rooms were clean. If you are looking for something modern, not the place for you, but if you want somewhere reasonably priced and a bit quaint, then this is the place.

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

Aloha Andy G, Thank you for your recent review of our property. Our staff takes pride in providing quality service and maintaining our landmark property. We definitely have character to our hotel, but more importantly we keep our guest's desire for value on the forefront. We look forward to having you as a guest the next time you visit Hilo!...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I wanted to like this hotel because I liked the Kona Seaside, which is operated by the same family. Unfortunately, I found that our room was just not in good condition and didn't meet my expectations on several levels. - The bathroom did not feel clean. There were marks on the floor from overuse, and part of the floor between...

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

Aloha Jenny_in_DC, Thanks for your recent review of Hilo Seaside. We are sorry to hear that your room on this leg of your trip was not up to expectations. We take your constructive critique seriously and will use it to review areas that may need improvement. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. On a side note, yes we...

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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
  • Meeting Rooms
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: $168 - $204 (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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