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Image for Hilo Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$129
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.9/5Good! (2,284 reviews)

"The staff is super friendly and helpful, making sure everything is okay and even helped me out finding a restaurant to eat at. The property is beautiful a bit older vibe to it but you can tell there’s been renovations but I think that’s what I like most about it. Very relaxing, my room was right ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Hilo Seaside Hotel
Image for Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$129
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4/5Very Good! (2,039 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay it was amazing buffet for breakfast made by such wonderful people and the service was excellent. My room my lovely always cleaned and fresh stuff. This place was very friendly always had help when I needed it. I’m going to be back soon and this hotel is exactly where me and ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Image for Stunning, Majestic, Oceanfront Location, With an Unmatched View. Hilo 2 Miles
4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Amazing views, great location

"If we ever come back to Hilo, we definitely would want to stay here again. The house and location are perfect! The house was very clean and comfortable. The deck was our favorite spot where we watched the waves, surfers, and cruise ships. The house has plenty of space and all the amenities we needed ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018

Stunning, Majestic, Oceanfront Location, With an Unmatched View. Hilo 2 Miles
Image for Hilo's Newest Richardson's Beach Park House. Best Loc. Snorkeling, Turtles
4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Beautiful view, great house.

"The house was very comfortable, clean and well stocked. The only thing we needed were kitchen towels. The location was very good, close to everything but secluded. Our family of 9 had a great time. We enjoyed the games available for adults down to our two year old. Thanks for a good “home “ for our ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Hilo's Newest Richardson's Beach Park House. Best Loc. Snorkeling, Turtles
Image for Dolphin Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
333 Iliahi Street, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$99
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.3/5Excellent! (177 reviews)

"like stepping back in time! manager was excellent in helping us with several changes to our reservation"…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dolphin Bay Hotel
Image for Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!
4.9/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Awesome view and the WOW factor

"WOW! What a view and so clean and refreshing. The home was well equipped for any cook. We enjoyed the quietness of the home as there is people on both sides of you but never heard any noise which you felt like you were the only one on the island. We have been to the Big Island many times and this ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!
Image for Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$75
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.6/5Good! (851 reviews)

"Large clean room, excellent price, good location. I will definitely return again my"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
Image for Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
56 Pukihae Street, Hilo, HI
$166
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)

"I was pleased with accommodations and amenities. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
Image for Ocean Frt.-best Hilo Swim Lagoons, Turtles @ Richardsons Beach
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
We have stayed here before and we keep coming back because we love everything about this house

"The house is perfect for our family the location is the best walk across to the beach, biking and walking trails and a close drive to downtown"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Ocean Frt.-best Hilo Swim Lagoons, Turtles @ Richardsons Beach
Image for Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"Well appointed unit in a quiet neighborhood. Perfect home base for exploring the island."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots
Image for Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
$181
per night
Sep 28 - Sep 29
4.1/5Very Good! (1,252 reviews)

"The tub surround was too high and posed a safety hazard. The chrome grab bars were slippery when wet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Image for Best Hilo Location @ Richardsons Beach Park, Swimming, Snorkeling Sleeps 8-save$
4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
Wonderful

"This is a very lovely vacation home with stunning views and a fabulous location. We loved the gentle sound of the birds in the morning. It is very quiet at night and in the early morning (although the beach park across the street gets very busy during the day). It was very comfortable for our family ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Best Hilo Location @ Richardsons Beach Park, Swimming, Snorkeling Sleeps 8-save$
Image for Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental
2.5 out of 5
57 Hina St., Hilo, HI
$62
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.2/5 (212 reviews)

"Everything was great, location very nice, great view- the only thing missing was a dish towel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental
Image for Best Hilo Location. Luxury Ocean Frt, Black Sand & Turtles @ Richardsons Beach
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Loved the location, the size of the house for 7 of us and is so well equipped

"The kitchen was large enough to share with other family members and across the road from the ocean"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2019

Best Hilo Location. Luxury Ocean Frt, Black Sand & Turtles @ Richardsons Beach
Image for The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
3.5 out of 5
100 Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$199
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (512 reviews)

"We had an amazing time! The property is located about 12 min from Hilo and is absolutely beautiful. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. My 11 and 13 year olds played down in the waterfall for hours on the kayak and paddle board. They didn’t want to leave. We will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Image for Wild Ginger Inn Hotel
2 out of 5
100 Pu'ueo Street Building A, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$70
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.4/5 (287 reviews)

"Amazing setting. Garden and ocean. A bit older but very charming. Staff was friendly, helpful and approachable. Look firward to staying again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Wild Ginger Inn Hotel
Image for Aarons Cottage
2 out of 5
54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, HI
$99
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Excellent! (517 reviews)

"Really cool setup with the kitchen and bathroom. Unique. Loved it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Aarons Cottage
Image for Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!
4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
Nice scenery/great view

"This location is ideally located near old town Hilo but secluded along a small stream. The view and jungle surroundings are amazing and better than expected; lots of privacy and quiet evenings. However, the interior of the property was not as nice as I had expected given the $2000 over 6 nights we ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!
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Where Should We Stay in Hilo?

The destination of Hilo is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The beaches, island setting, and beautiful waterfalls are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family vacations. Arrange a flight into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is located 42.5 mi (68.4 km) from the city center. Hilo has 24 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about this accommodation:

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel: Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the quiet location at this 3.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Hilo?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the kids and head to Hilo.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 64°F
  • Driest months: June, May, January, and February, with an average rainfall of 8.57 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, March, December, and April, with an average rainfall of 13.01 inches

What Should We See and Do in Hilo?

While you are visiting Hilo, you and the family might want to check out some interesting spots such as Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Imiloa Astronomy Center and Akaka Falls.

Hilo is also known for the:
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Beaches
  • Gardens
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Tours

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