Hotels in Hilo, Hawaii

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Hilo overview

Hilo is a friendly locale known for its gardens and parks, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and the volcano. You're sure to appreciate the ample café and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea when the weather is nice. University of Hawaii at Hilo and Mauna Kea Observatory are popular sights to see. A family-friendly area, Hilo also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hilo

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Hilo has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Hilo with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Hilo hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Hilo hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Hilo

Fly in to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from downtown Hilo. Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) is the next closest major airport, 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

What to see around Hilo

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Native Hawaiian Lava
  • • Pu'u 'O'o Trail
  • • Kipuka Puaulu Trail
  • • Halemaumau Trail
  • • Pu'u Huluhulu trail
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
  • • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
Its beaches, jungle, and parks are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Kalakaua Park
  • • Lincoln Park
  • • Wailoa River State Park Hawaii
  • • Wailoa River State Recreation Area
  • • Bayfront Park
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • • Mauna Kea
  • • Mauna Kea Observatory
  • • Pacific Tsunami Museum

When to visit Hilo

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 79°F day, 63°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 65°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 69°F night
  • October-December: 83°F day, 64°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 32.60 inches
  • April-June: 27.01 inches
  • July-September: 30.59 inches
  • October-December: 36.85 inches