Hotels in Hilo, Hawaii

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Hilo overview

Hilo is a budget-friendly place known for its beaches and gardens, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and the volcano. You'll enjoy Hilo's parks and museums. Spend a relaxing day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Akaka Falls when the weather is nice. University of Hawaii at Hilo and Pacific Tsunami Museum are popular sights to see. Hilo is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hilo

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Hilo can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 71 hotels in the Hilo area and you can shop as many as 18 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 60%.
  • • 10 2-star hotels with an average price of $26 per night
  • • 41 3-star hotels with an average price of $75 per night
  • • 18 4-star hotels with an average price of $179 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 4378 user reviews of Hilo hotels:
  • • Aarons Cottage (Hilo)
  • • The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls (Hilo)
  • • Hale Kawehi (Hilo)
  • • Maureen's Bed & Breakfast (Hilo)
  • • Dolphin Bay Hotel (Hilo)

How to get to Hilo

Fly in to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from downtown Hilo.

What to see around Hilo

A top draw is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • East Hawaii Cultural Center
  • • Pacific Tsunami Museum
  • • Mokupapapa Discovery Center
  • • Lyman Museum
  • • Hilo Art Museum
Its beaches, parks, and volcano are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Kalakaua Park
  • • Lincoln Park
  • • Wailoa River State Park Hawaii
  • • Bayfront Park
  • • Gilbert Carvalho Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Hilo Farmers Market
  • • Hilo Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
  • • Imiloa Astronomy Center
  • • Akaka Falls

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: 32.2 inches
  • • April-June: 27.0 inches
  • • July-September: 30.6 inches
  • • October-December: 36.9 inches