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Holidays in Hilo

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Hilo Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Hilo hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Hilo trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

2021 Hilo holiday deals

Kohala Coast Vacation Rental by Outrigger
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger

Top hotels in Hilo

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
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$175 per night from 28 Nov. to 29 Nov.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,324 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
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
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$313 per night from 24 Nov. to 25 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,136 reviews)

"Hands down, this is the BEST hotel I have ever stayed at!!! The service alone blew me away. It’s located right on Hilo Bay, and the rooms are absolutely beautiful. The bed was soooo comfortable, the shower was divine, and we had a gorgeous view of the bay, pool, and palm trees/tropical foliage. We ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Pagoda Hilo Bay
Pagoda Hilo Bay
2 out of 5
121 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$124 per night from 24 Nov. to 25 Nov.
2.1/5 (47 reviews)
Don’t expect much, except the essentials.

"If you need a place to just rest then this place is ok. If you have any expectations this is not the place for them. I was in an unusual situation and this place suited my last minute needs. The woman at the check in was super sweet and very polite and that was the only contact I had with anyone ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Pagoda Hilo Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Hilo

Hilo Holiday

Marvel at the wonders of the natural world and discover traditional Hawaiian cultures, America’s colonial past and modern science all in one place. Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, the historical town of Hilo has rain forests, black-sand beaches and volcanoes oozing lava that runs into the sea. Once a thriving farming and fishing village, Hilo was transformed into a sugar plantation in the 1800s. Today it’s a charming town with tropical gardens, museums and an internationally recognised biosphere reserve just a short distance away.  

Discover Hilo's history with a stroll down Keawe Street. Admire the wooden storefronts, art galleries, independent stores and restaurants reminiscent of the plantation years. Visit the Lyman Mission House and Museum and see historical houses built by American Christian missionaries. Enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Hilo Farmers Market. See cultural performances and traditional Hawaiian arts at the East Hawaii Cultural Centre. Stroll through the Liliuokalani Gardens or relax at the World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls. Drive beneath a canopy of banyan trees and sample coffee at the Hilo Coffee Mill.

One of Hilo’s most popular attractions is the Imiloa Astronomy Centre. Tour the planetarium to learn how the astronomical research of the summit of Maunakea connects with local traditional culture.

Head to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, internationally recognised as both a World Heritage Site and a world biosphere. This park is extraordinary for its biodiversity and significance to native Hawaiians. Hike through rain forests, volcanic craters and deserts. Get close to two of the most active volcanoes on earth: Kilauea and Maunaloa. Watch lava eruptions flow into the sea and discover the centuries-old rock carvings known as petroglyphs.

Take a trip to other Hawaiian islands, without leaving town. Hilo's Mokupāpapa Discovery Centre offers insight into the fascinating marine life, culture and geology of Hawaii’s remote northwest islands.

To get around Hilo, rent a car or taxi, take a guided tour or use the low-cost Hele-On (Let’s go) bus. Unwind and take your time in Hilo to discover some of the most fascinating wonders of the world.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Hilo holiday package cost?
Starting from an incredible AU$3,077, you can tailor make your Hilo package. Simply combine flights, hotels and car rentals and we’ll reward you with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Hilo holiday package?
Don’t stress if you’re rethinking your Hilo holiday package — you can cancel or change your booking. And if you’ve booked it within the last 24 hours, you may be able to do it at no cost. However, bookings made more than 24 hours ago may incur fees from your airline, hotel or car rental company. We understand life can throw the occasional spanner in the works, so make your way to our Customer Service Portal if that occurs. When you’re ready to make changes, we’ll be here to help.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Hilo?
Booking a flight and hotel together with Expedia won’t just save precious time — it’ll save you a few dollars too. As much as $200, in fact! A Hilo holiday package makes it simple to organise your perfect trip. With more than 400 airlines around the world to choose from, finding convenient flights that fit your busy schedule won’t be a challenge. Not only that, we have over 1 000 000 hotel options globally to pick from. Now that’s what you call choice. Whatever your budget, Expedia brings the world within your reach.
When is the best time of year to visit Hilo?
is considered to be the peak season in Hilo, while is usually a lot quieter. If you’re looking for a good deal on your escape, consider the month of . It’s also worth noting that is typically the most expensive time of year to visit.
How far in advance should I book my Hilo holiday?
It’s difficult to pick the ideal time for airfares, but we normally say the earlier, the better. Plenty of international journeys on Expedia become available up to 12 months in advance. If you’re unable to do so, fear not. Bargain prices appear from time to time within a few weeks of departure dates.
What does an Expedia Hilo travel package include?
You can select from any combination of flights, rental cars and hotels. Once you’ve made your booking, you can also add on activities and experiences. Want to pick your airfare class? That’s possible too. The choice is yours when it comes to planning your ideal Hilo escape.
What should I know before booking a Hilo travel package?
A travel package can be easier on the credit card than separately booking everything you need for your getaway. For example, combine your flights, hotels and rental cars and save a packet. Whatever kind of holiday you’re planning, you’ll find a package that’s perfect for you.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Hilo holiday packages?
If you prefer to split the cost of your flight and hotel over a number of payments, Expedia is here to help. Paying the full amount for your trip upfront isn’t always the best way to budget for your holiday, so we’ve teamed up with online lender Affirm to give you financial freedom. Book Now, Pay Later and remove the worry of saving to travel.
Can I choose my airline with a Hilo Expedia holiday package?
Yes — that’s the beauty of an Expedia holiday package. You get to decide. We have access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world, so you have loads of choice when planning your Hilo getaway.