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10 Best Hotels in Hilo

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$237 per night
2.41 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,242 reviews)

"It was a very nice place. Even with Covid 19. It was very clean."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$207 per night
2.29 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,429 reviews)

"The grounds, lobby and rooms were exceptional. Would definitely stay there again, however, room ceiling had a long crack in the texture. Also vent for AC was in a fixed position, would have been nice to redirection air flow manually."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2020

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Aarons Cottage
2 out of 5
54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$168 per night
4.91 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (551 reviews)

"It was a very cute property with nice amenities. We had a family emergency so getting a place to stay was last minute and they accommodated us very well. The only complaint we had was how early they started working on the lawn and banging around. It wasn’t unbearable but we had a late, stressful ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2020

Aarons Cottage

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Pagoda Hilo Bay
2 out of 5
121 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$126 per night
2.52 km from city centre
2.1/5 (40 reviews)

"Good enough for a place to sleep and shower!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Pagoda Hilo Bay
Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$183 per night
2.52 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Staff was excellent. Went out of their way to be helpful. Had an answer for every question I asked and the solution to a couple of issues I had in trying to complete my travels. No USB ports. The staff solved that for me too. Don't forget your charger."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2020

Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
Hilo Vacation Rental
3 out of 5
15 Aipuni St, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$123 per night
3.31 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (37 reviews)

"Nice location, room was comfortable, kitchen and dining room area was large."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

Hilo Vacation Rental
Dolphin Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
333 Iliahi Street, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$205 per night
0.55 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (237 reviews)

"Property was very nice, clean and good staff. The internet is almost unusable? Several of the rooms are rented to local college students not sure if that causes the internet problems but it is very annoying when they use the make shift “Quad” (which was right outside our balcony lanai) At 2:00 am ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Dolphin Bay Hotel
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
3.5 out of 5
100 Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$300 per night
4.94 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (531 reviews)

"This property is unlike most others and thats a good thing. The feeling is more zen and minimalist which we liked. Beautiful setting overlooking the falls. Just one walking path down to the falls then through their beautiful bamboo gardens. There is a relaxing pagoda next to the river to sit in quiet ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Hilo Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
The price is AU$206 per night
2.63 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Would stay again!

"Wonderful surroundings but more importantly very friendly staff with the true Aloha spirit. The restaurant on site had delicious, reasonably priced menu and again an amazing wait staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Hilo Seaside Hotel
Hilltop Vacation Rental
3 out of 5
57 Hina St, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$142 per night
1.29 km from city centre
3.1/5 (12 reviews)

"Our room has an ocean view - really loved it. But somehow we feel the house was not very well maintained. We can imagine this was a well decorated house and a great place to stay for vacation. But now it feels old and, since it’s always very humid in Hilo during this season, our stay wasn’t super ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

Hilltop Vacation Rental
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Accommodation in Hilo

Hilo is a family-friendly neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood has many charming qualities, its friendly people among the more noteworthy. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and gardens, attract many visitors. Hilo's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Hilo area.

Sightseeing around Hilo

Attractions like Mokupapapa Discovery Center, East Hawaii Cultural Center, and Pacific Tsunami Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Naha Stone, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and Liliʻuokalani Park. Create some family memories at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and Onomea Tea Company Estate.

You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Onekahakaha Beach Park, Richardson's Ocean Park, and Hakalau Beach Park are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Kalakaua Park, Lincoln Park, or Gilbert Carvalho Park. A shopping trip to Hilo Farmers Market and Hilo Shopping Center might be just what you need for some retail therapy. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Banyan Golf Course, Naniloa Country Club, and Port of Hilo.

Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as University of Hawaii at Hilo, Lyman Museum, and Imiloa Astronomy Center. Palace Theater, Wailoa River State Park Hawaii, and Rainbow Falls are also favourite places to visit.

Getting around Hilo

At 6.1 km (3.8 miles), Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) is the closest major airport to Hilo. You can also fly in and out of Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), which is located 99 km (61.5 miles) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Hilo?
Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls and Hale Kawehi Guesthouse In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii (6949613) as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Hilo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Hilo.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Hilo?
Based on reviews, Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Hilo Seaside Hotel and Wild Ginger Inn Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Hilo?
Hilo Seaside Hotel is a hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Dolphin Bay Hotel. Also, attractions such as Pacific Tsunami Museum and Mokupapapa Discovery Center are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Hilo?
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and fridges. Another choice for your romantic getaway is The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Hilo?
Hilo Seaside Hotel is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Aarons Cottage and Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton. Head to Hamakua Coast or Onekahakaha Beach Park for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Hilo?
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is a favourite 3.5-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an outdoor pool and free parking.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Hilo?
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton is a top 3.5-star hotel that has a golf course and features a restaurant. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel. Visit Hilo Municipal Golf Course or Naniloa Country Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Hilo?
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and 2 bars/lounges. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Hilo Seaside Hotel and Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

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