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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Free wifi a plus. Room on ground floor next to pond.no lifts just stairs so hard if you have big suitcases. There is no privacy in your room as you can hear everything in the next room. Walls are paper thin. Towels are small. Cannot have airconditioning on as it is next to one of the beds and it will...

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

Aloha clare d, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We have been a landmark hotel in Hilo for 60 years and although the structure has not changed much we have made many cosmetic upgrades to our guest rooms and addition to adding free WiFi. We appreciate your honest critique and will take your comments into consideration...

Reviewed 27 May 2015

I booked a deluxe room and it was cheaper than Naniloa Hotel and much cleaner. The room was clean and airy. The room was an ocean view and right across the street there's a great swimming spot for kids and adults. I also seen people on paddle boards. They have a restaurant on site, Coconut Grill, great place for dinners....

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

Aloha Christina P, A big mahalo for your endorsement of our hotel! We are so glad you found value in our accommodations and were able to experience our staff's Aloha spirit! Mahalo nui loa and a hui hou (Thank you very much and until we meet again!), Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Hilo's small town charm is perfectly demonstrated at the Hilo Seaside Hotel. This bay front jewel shines, encouraging relaxation and exploration. Each day ends sharing experiences in the open air reception area adjacent to the koi pond. You will extend your stay, or as we decided, made a reservation at the Kona Seaside Hotel to explore the beautiful Big Island...

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

Aloha David D, Thanks for your recent review of our property! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and even more ecstatic that you continued your Big island adventure to our sister property in Kona! Please feel free to share any of your Big Island adventure pictures with our social media sites at #hiloseaside...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 May 2015

For our two-night-stay in Hilo, we had a room facing the well maintained tropical garden. Here it was very quiet. Our room was on the ground floor and looked newly renovated and painted in bright colors. The bathroom was not renovated and is not very big but it was clean. The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful....

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

Aloha coramr, Thank you for taking time to submit a review of our property. We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time in Hilo and at our hotel. Hope to have you as a return guest in the near future! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Bremerton, Washington
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We stayed for 2 nights while attending my son's graduation from UHH. While the hotel and furnishings are older the place is very clean and comfortable. Most noteworthy is how friendly the staff was. All front desk and security people were very nice and responsive. Almost feels like they are family. We ate in the restaurant one morning and both...

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

Aloha Iostone65, Thanks for your recent review of our hotel! First off, congratulations on your son's graduations! Secondly, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are still locally owned and proudly Hawaiian, so its only natural that we provide service with the warmest Aloha spirit. Mahalo for your kind endorsement! A hui hou,...

District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Got up at night to get a drink of water and there on the nightstand, not more than 10 inches from my face, was a spunky cockroach staring straight at me. Also met some his friends and family in the bathroom. You simply can not sell an old hotel that has not been upgraded with new paint, fixtures, carpets drapes...

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

Aloha Ether S, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We would like to apologize for your recent experience at our hotel and would like to assure you that this is an exception and not the rule for how we maintain our properties. We take take every effort to use the best and environmentally safe pest control...

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This is a family business run with aloha. It's a clean little room. The grounds are kept with love. There is a good restaurant and a nice museum of Hawaii artifacts. It's the people that make the difference. Both the hotel and the restaurant are run by quality people who care about the visitor and the product.

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

Aloha LisaMarieScubaDiva, Thanks for you recent review of our property! Our staff takes great pride in providing exceptional service with true Aloha spirit! We hope to have you as a guest again very soon! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Oahu, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The Hilo Seaside Hotel has been our favorite of the Seaside Hotels in the Hawaiian Islands. It has not changed very much though the years and we are always pleased to see how well the gardens and pond are maintained. Somehow they have been able to control the coqui frog population around the Hotel and you can only hear them...

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

Aloha Walter B, Thank you for your recent review of our property! We appreciate your continued patronage throughout the years and look forward to having you as our guest again soon! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Davenport, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is not a resort and I wasn't looking for one. The staff was friendly. Our room was on the 3rd floor and was an adventure to get to it from the parking lot. There isn't an elevator. We did not use the restaurant. The room was clean and comfortable. Close to the airport, so can be noisy, but was...

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

Aloha Linda H, Thanks for your recent review of our property! We have been a landmark hotel in Hilo for almost 60 years and we take pride in providing value and true Hawaiian hospitality at a budget friendly rate. Hope to have you as a return guest the next time you are in Hilo! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Yes, the descriptions in the title of this review can go together, and they do in the Hilo Seaside Hotel! Yes, it's old but by far the best maintained place I've ever seen! Every single thing inside the rooms and in the common spaces are in perfect condition. Used? Yes. Worn or not functioning? No! Clean? Very! About being outdated:...

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

Aloha Niels A, Thank you for your recent review of our property. Our staff strives to provide exceptional service and takes pride in maintaining the hotel grounds. Your words of affirmation mean a lot to us! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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 )
Services
  • 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: $171 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilo Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Room #254 gets a great Sunrise”
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449philp, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were given a lovely room with a sunrise view. Very nice.”
noreenl69, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms off the koi pands are quieter than those facing the Ice Pond but we enjoyed the sunrise and the people watching from our lanai.”
vickik584, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that looks over the front yard pond and city beach. Otherwise you don't get a view.”
rony_bonbony, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“inner courtyard near pool.”
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