"A quick retreat"
We used Hilo Seaside as our base for the 2 nights we had left on the Big Island. We were more interested exploring the surrounding areas than hanging out at the hotel itself, but it was a great spot to lay our heads at the end of the day. The beds were comfy! The bathroom lightswitch was located in a funny place though.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great views and location. Shower head was a little low for someone over 6 foot tall but overall very pleaded with my stay and staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Budget motel, walls are thin and carpet is old. Great location in Hilo, minutes from airport. Pool and a restaurant are onsite. Across the street from ocean. Has lots of parking. Great service from hotel staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Nice Hotel Next to Airport"
This hotel is owned and operated by a Hawaiian family that really care about their property and their guests. It is an older property, but well cared for.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel excellent service friendly people I will stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Loved seeing the boats at the bay"
Hotel close to everything - clean - love the open air - everyone friendly and helpfulGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Great Price in Hilo"
We stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel twice, once with a group early in our stay in Hawaii and later on our own. Both times we were appreciative of the location -- very near the airport-- and the services. (We arrived late in the evening the first night.) During our second stay we took advantage of the location near the Botanical Park and Coconut Island […] to walk over there and ebjoy the view. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staycation from Oahu"
Booked a package deal through Expedia to take a much needed couple of days off Oahu and see some sights throughout the Big Island. Originally requested a king size bed, but arrived later in the day and there were none left for the first night. Staff made sure that I got moved to a king bed for the remaining nights of my stay. Hotel was built in the […] 1950's so there are no elevators, to get to rooms on 2nd and 3rd floors stairs are the only way up, so if you need assistance, make sure to request a 1st floor room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, friendly, convenient"
Staying overnight for a business trip and was looking for inexpensive, safe, clean lodgings.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Situated on Beautiful Banyon Street"
We were only here less than a day, so I don't know what it would be like to stay a while. Our room was very nice & had a view of the koi pond and bay. I liked the louvered windows to let in fresh air. The a/c unit was noisy but worked fine, and we used it at night. The room had 2 full-size beds. Everything was nice enough, and the women who worked there […] were genuinely friendly. We walked to a Thai restaurant for dinner. We took a walk to the park & enjoyed the beautiful banyon trees. We booked through Expedia with included breakfast. The breakfast was good enough, and the service was friendly & efficient. It seems that all hotels in Hawaii are expensive, and this one was a better value than most. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old but excellently maintained"
Nice hotel for it's age. Everything worked well and I liked the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great park down the street"
Well we didnt spend a lot of time in the room but when we were in it it was good. The koi pond is over the top. Will use again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Motor Lodge Lives!"
We loved the nostalgia of this motel --- it's a trip back in time in a good way. It was very clean and comfortable, well located and priced right. The bed was really comfy and the balcony had a view of both the fish pond and the bay. We would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Quiet hotel close to volcano park. Nice staff, very quiet and comfortable room. Excellent restaurant owned by the hotel -- Coconut Grill, delicious Hawaiian food.Genuine Expedia guest review
There are not very many hotel options in Hilo. This hotel is a great value and the pictures have not been updated on the website. The staff is wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Second stay,week later, different unit, only ok"
This was our second stay here and the unit was large but had only one bath and was quite dated and dim. Service is still great and location is very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel is OK but the service was very good"
Hotel is OK, but the service was very good. The staff is very helpful. The on premise restaurant has good food and good service.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Budget Travel Hotel"
Hilo Seaside is not luxurious by any means but it was very comfortable, very clean and conveniently located hotel (walk to Banyan Drive, central to many different stops on the windward side of Hawai'i). I stayed at the Sheraton in Kona the week before and felt the besides the style of and size of the rooms at the Seaside, it had many of the same amenities […] and services that the Sheraton offered (i.e. shampoo/conditioner, shower cap, sewing kit, in-room coffee/tea offerings, etc.). My room did not have a bathtub but I believe some rooms do. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful and the night security, uncle Manny, made sure that I parked my car safely and got to the hotel safely each night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice park about 5 minute walk"
we got in late the front desk staff was very pleasant and got us to our room as quickly as they could. The restaurant attached to the hotel was very good that even after our stay we went back there to eat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not a bad start for first time visit. Very close to downtown Hilo. Would like more touring options be made available in concert with the Hotel though.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Overnighter, Close to must-see sight!"
Wish it was longer. Beautiful courtyard garden and awesome in house restaurant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and a good valueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old and out dated but friendly"
The parking lot is not very big... But the front desk ladies were very friendly and helpful. We did not eat at the hotel so I can't say how it is. The room was very out dated but clean enough. It does have AC, tv, and the bed was comfy for the one night we stayed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Mediocre; ridiculously low showerheads"
I stayed in Hilo for a few nights to see Volcano NP, which is about 40 minutes away. (General tip for Hilo: be prepared for rain!) As for the hotel, it's alright, certainly not great. The biggest negative for me was the shower - the showerhead was at the level of my shoulder, and I'm not especially tall (6-0). Walls are quite thin; I could hear the […] baby crying in the room over. Beds are acceptably comfortable. I got the "breakfast included" package, but they obnoxiously restrict you to only 3 items from a much longer menu. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel with all the necessities."
This isn't a fancy hotel, but it was an excellent place to stay with everything I needed. It's a low-rise building, different wings clearly built at different time, so it was a bit of a maze until I got used to it (they give you a map at check-in). There are some nice interior courtyards, one with a pool (I didn't use it) and also a nice park across […] the street on the bay. It was very quiet except for buzzing from some type of insect - but closing the windows eliminated that. Pros: it was well maintained, had a refrigerator in the room but no mini-bar (I hate those). Shower had good hot water and good pressure. Room had a ceiling fan plus an Air Conditioner. I used the later when it got humid. There is free wifi in the lobby which I found more than adequate for checking e-mail. In the room (which they say is higher speed) has a daily fee. Plenty of electrical outlets in the room. Also an in-room coffee maker. There are coin laundry machines available. I used the hotel restaurant for breakfast, it was pretty good. The cons: The room had little storage: just a 3 drawer chest and the closet was partly occupied by the fridge and coffee maker. No in-room safe, I am a big fan of that. The towels were a bit on the thin scratch side, but I've had worse elsewhere. And it seems like a small item, but there was no list of what stations were on what TV channels; that really does help when one wants to just watch a little TV. Overall I was happy with my stay, and would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Appreciated the simplicity..."
Simple & very relaxing. Enjoyed my stay and loved the hotel atmosphere... Very island-ish. Friendly staff & good food! Will be staying at Hilo Seaside if I'm ever out that way again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a great hotel. The staff are very welcoming, the dining room has good food and it is quiet. The only downside are the stairs. We had a baby with us and lots of paraphernalia and there were stairs everywhere. But I would still recommend it to anyone wanting to go to Hilo!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, average room"
The room was ok. Best part was that it had three twin beds. The bathroom was very small. The pool area was not available for some reason. The restaurant had a pretty good breakfast. The staff is helpful and pleasant. Overall it is ok value for the money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to the airport, nothing fancy"
I probably wouldn't stay here again. Window air conditioner didn't keep room cool and bed not that comfortable. good things... close to airport, hotel service great, on site restaurant with food good & drinks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old Hotel with modern upkeep"
It is, in fact, an old hotel but I challenge anyone to find a spot without new paint, or wood that isn't sealed, shiney and beautiful. The last time I stayed there, I searched down the manager to tell her how clean and impressed I was with the place and the staff. Needless to say at this point, I went back a second time. If you're looking for the Ritz...this […] ain't it, but if you're looking for a clean room for your family to stay, with very nice staff, and most importantly...affordable! part of an expensive vacation, just stop and take a look at the place while on your way to the expensive hotel. You might change your reservations (Maybe I'll get a free room next time for writing nice things. You reading this Young lady?) Even without it, I'll go back there in about th three months. (Call early, the place gets filled up quickly) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hilo Seaside Hotel"
I enjoyed my stay at the Hilo Seaside Hotel. It's an older building but pretty well maintained. I found the hotel staff to be very helpful and pleasant. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Older hotel (built in 1955) was charming, clean, room & bathroom were small but the price is reasonable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast, included, was good. Ponds Restaurant (across the street) was excellent. Close to town and a very good farmers' market. We would recommend for a short stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
Each time I come to the Hilo Seaside it's like family. Warm environment, friendly staff, older facility but full of history and clean. I look forward to my regular stays here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value for money"
We stayed here for a couple of nights to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Advantages: great value for money with modern AC, flat screen TV, toiletries provided, and free high speed Wi-Fi in the lobby; convenient location just 5mins from the airport and 40mins from the volcano; nice pool area with sun loungers; friendly staff; plenty of free […] hotel parking. Disadvantages: in the airport flight path so very noisy at times; extremely thin walls and windows so it basically felt like other people were inside your room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Like your favorite slippers.."
..a little worn around the edges, but you wear them all the time because they're the most comfortable. The building itself has the same kind of worn-but-loved look. So if you're looking for a brand-new, flawless look then it probably isn't for you. But for everyone else, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was spotlessly clean and well […] maintained, the grounds gorgeous and the food in the attached restaurant the best we had on our entire trip. There is a beautiful inner courtyard filled with a tropical garden and our room had a small balcony overlooking a beautiful koi pond. The location is very convenient to both the airport and the cruise port - you can watch the cruise ships come in from the lovely beach park just out the front door. However, it is a few minutes taxi ride away from the shopping center of town, if that is your interest. In short, though we only stayed for a single night, it was an altogether lovely experience that I don't hesitate to recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"October Stay at Hilo Seaside Hotel"
This is the second time that my husband and I stayed at Hilo Seaside and have enjoyed the comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Their breakfasts are delicious and rooms are clean and accommodating. Thank you for making us feel welcome!Genuine Expedia guest review
Old, musty smell in the room. Hotel lot backs up to old, old abandoned car lot. Airplanes fly over until 9:00PM...very very low and loud. Redeeming quality-very nice people.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time in Hilo"
Great people, nice hotel, great restaurant, very nice people at hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable and convenient to the airport"
We arrived tired from a long flight around 9:30 pm so we were very happy to have a room reserved close to the airport. It's minutes away. The hotel is not much to look at from the outside (which I didn't know until the following morning), but our room was clean and comfortable. The shower was excellent. We had a small balcony with an ocean view. We […] had a nice breakfast at the attached restaurant. There's a nice walk around the Banyan Peninsula starting from right outside the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Note: if you have a lot of luggage, ask for a ground floor room. There are no elevators. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel for Hilo site"
The Hotel has a nice ambient and is very clean. The Staff is very friendly and helpful and the view of the bay is pretty nice.The parking is a little weird but not really bad and free. The restaurant is fair and has pretty affordable prices. The two down sides are: from time to time you will hear the planes landing in Hilo, but its overall not a big […] problem. And there are no real beaches around, but that is a general down side for Hilo. However if you like the rain forest area around Hilo and are more of the adventurous type than the beach type, it is a very good choice especially since the Hilo side is much cheaper then the west side of the island. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice location, friendly staff, "CLEAN" room, beautiful Hawaiian quilts.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel with awesome customer service."
It was a great experience, to stay at a Seaside Hotel. Comfortable rooms and awesome customer service.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hilo Seaside Hotel"
I stayed here for one night after a. UNITED airlines flight screw up. This hotel is old. It is actually a motel. The rooms are very very small and are coated in a ton of paint. It is not pretty BUT it is very clean. The staff is very nice and helpful. If you have to stay for one night, it is fine. Again, the building is old but it is not dirty. The […] room and bedding are very clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful classic hotel, reminded me of the hotels when I was younger. Rooms we're clean and spacious. Staff were very friendly and courteous. The restaurant had good food and prices were very affordable. I will definitely be staying there next time I'm in Hilo!!!!!!!! Thank you Hilo seaside side!!!!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed one night. It was comfortable and clean. I would recommend anyone that goes to Hilo Hawaii stay at this hotel. It has an attached restaurant where we ate breakfast and really enjoyed our meal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxing atmosphere w friendly staff"
It was a great location for many of our destinations. The facilities were relaxing and the pool was a hit with our kids. The check out time was fantastic! We didn't feel rushed at all. The hotel staff was very professional but with the Aloha spirit that makes the islands unique.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to airport"
Just needed a place to spend the night before flying to Oahu. The room was clean and comfortable. The steps were a little tricky to negotiate with our luggage, but other than that we had no complaints.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice basic place with a friendly staff"
No thrills sort of place, old school Hawaii, a little to close to the airport for me noise wise.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very friendly staff. Great little swimming beach right out front. Great swimming spot for little ones.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cozy place to stay"
Hotel staff were very helpful, pleasant and accommodating. Rooms reminded me of a past era. Bed and pillows were awesome! Coconut Grill restaurant attached to the hotel was delicious with local cuisine.Genuine Expedia guest review
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