Hotels in Hawaii Island near Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)

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Hotels in Hawaii Island near Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)

Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) Hotels

Hilo International Airport (ITO) is a key transportation hub for Hawaii’s largest island, acting as an entryway to the heart of the island’s hilly, tree-studded east. However, Hilo Airport has maintained its small size and easy-going charm, with its relaxed restaurant and chilled-out cocktail lounge. The rustic, wooden interiors and palm-shaded exteriors provide a tranquil setting for both the speedy baggage claim and stress-free check-in. Altogether, Hilo Airport provides the perfect welcome to the bayside town of Hilo, and the Big Island’s bountiful parks and reserves.

Hotels in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)

You’ll find a number of inexpensive 2-star inns and hotels near Hilo Airport, many of which provide free guest parking and breakfasts as well as onsite barbecue grills for you to fire-up some grub. For something slightly more indulgent, stay in a higher end hotel and enjoy spacious air-conditioned rooms complete with kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Where to stay

Stay in Hilo and experience breathtaking bay views and a youthful, academic vibe thanks to the central University. Be sure to check out the heavenly, Japanese-inspired Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. For a riveting getaway, nature-lovers should stay near the Volcano National Park, where forests slope up to the mighty ash-colored cones of the Kilauea Volcano.

How to get to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)

The most popular service is to and from Honolulu International Airport, which takes around 50 minutes. You can reach Honolulu from dozens of destinations worldwide, like New York, Sydney, and Beijing, and catch a quick connecting flight to Hilo. Hilo Airport does serve flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco, however. At the airport, hop in a taxi, or rent a car onsite to get your holiday off to a speedy start.

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