Overview of Hilo Seaside Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.
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I liked the friendliness of the staff, and the location was in a good spot for the places I wanted to go. I also really loved the fact that the Coconut Grill was attached to the lobby.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNaniloa Country Club9 min walk
    Popular LocationCoconut Island Park13 min walk
    Popular LocationLiliuokalani Park and Gardens15 min walk
    AirportHilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)7 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room
  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room

About this area


Located in Hilo, Hilo Seaside Hotel is in the historical district and near the beach. Port of Hilo and Naniloa Country Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rainbow Falls and Wailuku River State Park. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Mokupapapa Discovery Center are also worth visiting. Kayaking and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Naniloa Country Club - 9 min walk
  • Coconut Island Park - 13 min walk
  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Hilo Art Museum - 15 min walk
  • Port of Hilo - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportHilo Intl. Airport (ITO) - 7 min drive


  • Ken's House of Pancakes — 4 min walk
  • Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine — 5 min walk
  • Queen's Court Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Suisan — 13 min walk
  • The Hilo Bay Cafe — 15 min walk

About this property

Hilo Seaside Hotel

Beach hotel near Port of Hilo
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, free use of bicycles, and concierge services. All 135 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and safes.
Hilo Seaside Hotel offers 135 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 24-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–noon: USD 7-15 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (400 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 24-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Anyone traveling to Hawaii is required to have a government Safe Travels account and self-quarantine for 14 days. Beginning October 15, travelers who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving are exempt from quarantine.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 26 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - GE-134-175-3344-01
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Hilo Seaside
Hilo Seaside Hotel
Hilo Seaside Hotel Hilo
Seaside Hotel Hilo
Hilo Seaside Hotel Hawaii
Hilo Seaside Hotel Hotel
Hilo Seaside Hotel Hotel Hilo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hilo Seaside Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hilo Seaside Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hilo Seaside Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
As of Dec 5, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hilo Seaside Hotel on Jan 1, 2021 start from $149, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hilo Seaside Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Hilo Seaside Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Check-in begins at 4 PM.
What time is check-out at Hilo Seaside Hotel?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Hilo Seaside Hotel located?
Located in Keaukaha, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hamakua Heritage Corridor and Port of Hilo. University of Hawaii at Hilo is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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I liked the friendliness of the staff, and the location was in a good spot for the places I wanted to go. I also really loved the fact that the Coconut Grill was attached to the lobby.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

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Reasonable price, nice location, onsite restaurant
We enjoyed our stay at Hilo Seaside hotel, which was conviniently located close to attractions and eating places. The on-site restaurant (Coconut Grill) was overpriced, but we liked the breakfast (traditional American) which we paid for in our booking. The lobby is beautiful, and so is the pond with a Japanese-ish garden next to the hotel. There is ample parking next to the hotel as well as in a lot ahead. The amenities in the room itself are nice, and the view is not bad. They have a nice museum of Hawaiian history on-site, and nice facilities like a beautiful garden, swimming pool and laundry facilities.Only thing which I wasnt very fond of was lack of elevator which entailed us having to carry up our luggage about 10 stairs. I also didnt like how we paid extra while booking for free breakfast & free parking but parking was already free. So we got tricked into paying extra assuming its waiving our parking fee.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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Hilo Seaside is a quaint hotel -- I believe it's the only hotel on the island owned by a local, not a corporation. Staff were very nice. The lobby was clean and lovely. The garden was beautiful. The koa pond was a nice touch. It's walking distance from the ocean. But we had a room in the back part of the hotel that was not as nice. A little worn out and run down. Room was clean but nothing special. Free breakfast was marginal -- don't order the banana bread.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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A real find in Hilo
We enjoyed this quirky, old-style motel. We were disappointed that the pool was closed (for maintenance, so understandable) one of our two days there, but other than that had a great time. We made use of the bikes available for free to ride through the nearby parks, where we spotted several nene geese. The staff was very nice and helpful and we liked the Paya toiletries that came with the room. We had a great breakfast in the attached Coconut Grill (not affiliated with the hotel). Weve told people about this place and would stay there again. We recommend the nearby Hilo Bay Cafe for sunset dinner and Richardson Ocean Park 4 miles south for snorkeling.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Great staff. CLEAN rooms. Laundry room. Nice pool. BEAUTIFUL Koi Pond. Coconut Grill restaurant is attached (loved the food). I recommend adding breakfast to your package. Close to everything. Reeds Beach Park is across the street. I can’t say enough about this place.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019