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Hilo hotels and places to stay

Beautiful, Relaxing and Eco Friendly Tropical Retreat
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3.24 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Fabulous Hilo rental

"I stayed in this VRBO for a couple of weeks. The unit has a private entrance, off street parking, air conditioning, great TV package, free WiFi, well stocked kitchen and was quite and comfortable. The property managers were very accommodating and responded to my needs within minutes. The location ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Beautiful, Relaxing and Eco Friendly Tropical Retreat
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
3.5 out of 5
100 Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, HI
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The price is $189 per night
3.07 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (531 reviews)

"This property is unlike most others and thats a good thing. The feeling is more zen and minimalist which we liked. Beautiful setting overlooking the falls. Just one walking path down to the falls then through their beautiful bamboo gardens. There is a relaxing pagoda next to the river to sit in quiet ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Wild Ginger Inn Hotel
2 out of 5
100 Pu'ueo Street Building A, Hilo, HI
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The price is $75 per night
0.32 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (312 reviews)
Adequate but windows wouldn't shut

"The Wild Ginger accurately describes itself as an old-style Hawaiian inn. It is shabby, but adequate. I would have preferred to be able to close the windows, but the bathroom hand-crank was broken and it was stuck fully open. The bedroom window was missing a piece of glass in the louvered window, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Wild Ginger Inn Hotel
Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
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The price is $115 per night
1.56 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Staff was excellent. Went out of their way to be helpful. Had an answer for every question I asked and the solution to a couple of issues I had in trying to complete my travels. No USB ports. The staff solved that for me too. Don't forget your charger."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
Dolphin Bay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
333 Iliahi Street, Hilo, HI
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The price is $129 per night
0.34 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (237 reviews)

"Property was very nice, clean and good staff. The internet is almost unusable? Several of the rooms are rented to local college students not sure if that causes the internet problems but it is very annoying when they use the make shift “Quad” (which was right outside our balcony lanai) At 2:00 am ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dolphin Bay Hotel
Old Hawaiian B and B
3 out of 5
1492 Wailuku Dr, Hilo, HI
The price is $105 per night
2.39 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)

"It is a lovely home and happily felt like I was going back in time. Beautiful architecture and amenities that were made better by the people. Great experience!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Old Hawaiian B and B
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
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The price is $129 per night
1.42 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,424 reviews)

"The grounds, lobby and rooms were exceptional. Would definitely stay there again, however, room ceiling had a long crack in the texture. Also vent for AC was in a fixed position, would have been nice to redirection air flow manually."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Hilo Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI
The price is $134 per night
1.63 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Would stay again!

"Wonderful surroundings but more importantly very friendly staff with the true Aloha spirit. The restaurant on site had delicious, reasonably priced menu and again an amazing wait staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hilo Seaside Hotel
Hilo Vacation Rental
3 out of 5
15 Aipuni St, Hilo, HI
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The price is $77 per night
2.05 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (37 reviews)

"Nice location, room was comfortable, kitchen and dining room area was large."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Hilo Vacation Rental
Aarons Cottage
2 out of 5
54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, HI
The price is $96 per night
3.05 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (551 reviews)

"It was a very cute property with nice amenities. We had a family emergency so getting a place to stay was last minute and they accommodated us very well. The only complaint we had was how early they started working on the lawn and banging around. It wasn’t unbearable but we had a late, stressful ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

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Visiting Hilo

Travelers to Hilo give high marks for the volcano viewpoints, beaches, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and local tours. Top sights in the city include Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.

  • There are 94 hotels and other accommodations in Hilo
  • The closest major airport is in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Hilo

Cultural venues in the city include Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, and Imiloa Astronomy Center. The volcanoes, waterfalls, and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty, and Kalakaua Park, Lincoln Park, and Wailoa River State Park Hawaii are worth a visit. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo Shopping Center, and Prince Kuhio Plaza.

In Hilo, there are 94 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location and room size.
  • Old Hawaiian B and B - Our customers like the breakfast and proximity to the airport at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Hilo Bay Hale Bed and Breakfast - This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Hilo include Panaewa Rainforest Zoo. Outside the city, top places to visit include Mauna Kea, 25.9 mi/41.7 km from the heart of the city, and Mauna Kea Observatory, which is 26.1 mi (42 km) away.

Dressing for Hilo

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 79°F and the nighttime average to be 63°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 83°F during the day and 65°F at night
  • July through September averages 83°F during the day and 69°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 83°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • Hilo gets about 126.69 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 64°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Hilo?
Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls and Hale Kawehi Guesthouse In Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii (6949613) as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Hilo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Hilo.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Hilo?
For additional details about updating your trip to Hilo or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Hilo?
Based on reviews, Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Hilo Seaside Hotel and Wild Ginger Inn Hotel.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Hilo?
Hilo Seaside Hotel is a hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices to stay with the kids include Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Dolphin Bay Hotel. Attractions like Pacific Tsunami Museum and Mokupapapa Discovery Center are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Hilo?
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and refrigerators. Another choice for a romantic stay is The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to University of Hawaii at Hilo?
Hilo Getaway Close to Everything is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this resort features in-room kitchens and private patios. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from University of Hawaii at Hilo. Another good choice is Hilo Shaka Shak, located just 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Palace Theater?
One of the top choices for your stay is Dolphin Bay Hotel, located a short 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Palace Theater, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Hilo Bay Hale Bed and Breakfast and Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Hilo?
Hilo Seaside Hotel is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your beach trip include Aarons Cottage and Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton. Head to Hamakua Coast or Onekahakaha Beach Park for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Hilo?
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is a favorite 3.5-star B&B with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring an outdoor pool and free parking.
What's the best hotel for a golf vacation in Hilo?
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton is a top 3.5-star hotel that has a golf course and features a restaurant. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel. Visit Hilo Municipal Golf Course or Naniloa Country Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Hilo?
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and 2 bars. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Hilo Seaside Hotel and Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

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