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10 Best Hotels in Hilo

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
AU$209
per night
14 Apr. - 15 Apr.
2.29 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (2,108 reviews)

"Perfect Hotel for the Hilo Marathon. Easy walk to start and located near by was an amazing ice cream place, so worked out. Staff was great and the food at the bar was good. Garden view was lacking as our room was over the entrance, so just saw concrete and the “resort” amenities were lacking as the ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
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AU$274
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
2.41 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,536 reviews)

"The location is nice. Staff was nice at the check in but somehow not helpful afterwards with answering questions. I got the feeling some of them of sick of having tourists around. I think what threw me off the most was the room common areas were not clean. There was residue of food on the counters ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
AU$188
per night
1 May - 2 May
2.52 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (1,021 reviews)

"I liked the convenient location and the pool. It is comfortable enough but it is definitely a bit rundown."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
Aarons Cottage
2 out of 5
54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, HI
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AU$203
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.91 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (546 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
Pagoda Hilo Bay
2 out of 5
121 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
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2.52 km from city centre
1.9/5 (29 reviews)

"All good jus needed a place to sleep plus close to da beach and restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

Pagoda Hilo Bay
Hilo Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
AU$286
per night
3 May - 4 May
2.63 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (2,401 reviews)

"It is located near the airport and close to hilo town."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Hilo Seaside Hotel
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
3.5 out of 5
100 Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, HI
AU$420
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.94 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (527 reviews)

"We stayed in the cabin portion of there facility, a cute romantic getaway, nice and quite, tranquil, beautiful waterfall within walking distance,"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Dolphin Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
333 Iliahi Street, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$247
per night
4 May - 5 May
0.55 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (230 reviews)

"It's a nice, feels-like-home hotel, clean and comfortable. Walking distance to downtown Hilo, which was convenient. Definitely not quiet - birds are really loud in this area (especially roosters at 4am :)). Breakfast was delicious (coffee, banana bread and fresh papayas). I found a little strange ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Dolphin Bay Hotel
Wild Ginger Inn Hostel
1.5 out of 5
100 Puueo St. Building B, Hilo, HI
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0.51 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (53 reviews)

"Basic but very clean and walking distance to lots of restaurants, shops, and a supermarket. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and they have a nice breakfast including sticky rice in banana leaf! The laundry machine and dryer were also great and only cost $2/each per load. A true gem in ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Wild Ginger Inn Hostel
Hilo Vacation Rental
3 out of 5
15 Aipuni St, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$146
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
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

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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?
Old Hawaiian B and B is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short Hamakua Coast. Reviews from our site also recommend Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast and The Bay House Bed and Breakfast 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, Aarons Cottage is a popular 2-star B&B for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton and Hilo Reeds Bay 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. Dolphin Bay Hotel is another good choice for your family trip. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Hilo?
Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is a favourite 3.5-star B&B for couples, and features free breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Hilo?
Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is a top 3-star beach B&B with free WiFi and free parking. Hilo Seaside Hotel is another good choice for your beach trip. 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. Visit Naniloa Country Club or Hilo Municipal Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What is staying in Hilo like?
Travellers to Hilo give high marks for the volcano viewpoints, beaches and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and local tours. Top sights in the city include Rainbow Falls and Hamakua Coast. In Hilo, there are 143 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Hilo?
Cultural venues in the city include Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Palace Theater and Hamakua Heritage Corridor. Notable city landmarks such as Naha Stone and St. Joseph Catholic Church might be worth a visit. The volcanoes, waterfalls and gardens highlight the city’s natural beauty, and Rainbow Falls, Hamakua Coast and Liliuokalani Park and Gardens are worth a visit.
What's the seasonal weather like in Hilo?
The hottest months are usually August and September, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 18°C. Average annual rainfall for Hilo is 3218.70 mm.

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