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Travel to Hilo

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Hilo Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Hilo hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Hilo trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Hilo Flight + Hotel Deals

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Castle Waimea Country Lodge
Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club

Top Hotels in Hilo

Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
4.2/5Excellent! (1,311 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
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.1/5Very Good! (1,126 reviews)

"Excellent customer service the first night we checked in. Water bottles were given to other parties ahead of us. I was also given complimentary water bottles and asked how many I wanted. The next day I asked for a couple of water bottle, the customer service lady name started with letter L was unpleasant, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Pagoda Hilo Bay
Pagoda Hilo Bay
2 out of 5
121 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
2.1/5 (48 reviews)
Don’t expect much, except the essentials.

"If you need a place to just rest then this place is ok. If you have any expectations this is not the place for them. I was in an unusual situation and this place suited my last minute needs. The woman at the check in was super sweet and very polite and that was the only contact I had with anyone ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Pagoda Hilo Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Hilo

Hilo Beach Vacation

There's nothing like a Hilo vacation to put a spring in your step. The soothing sound of rolling waves and the smell of salty sea air are sure to refresh your mind and body. To be near the city center on your trip to Hilo, find a hotel around Honoli'i Beach Park (just 2 miles (3 km) away). If you're going to stay for a bit, consider booking one of our Hilo vacation packages. Not only will you be able to save money, you'll also have other amazing beaches around you to explore, like Onekahakaha Beach Park and Keaukaha Beach Park. Now that's a win-win!

Things You Should Know About Hilo

  • Nothing screams vacation like staying near the shoreline. If you're nodding in agreement, check out what's on offer among our Hilo beach hotels.
  • Private vacation homes, like My Hilo 4 Bedroom Home and Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental, are also popular property types here. Compare prices and amenities and then take your pick.
  • Alternatively, go for our All-Inclusive hotels in Hilo. They make budgeting a breeze. Leave your purse safely in your room and enjoy the freedom that comes with going all-inclusive.
  • Eager to know what Hilo has to offer? You can't beat local knowledge. As soon as you arrive, get chatting to one or two of the 43,300 people who call this place home. Check out our Hilo things to do page, too.
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo is one major sight you can't miss here. For plenty of other great travel plan ideas, look up our Hilo vacation deals.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Hilo?

There’s nothing quite like a Hilo road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Hilo or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Hilo packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Hilo?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Hilo and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Hilo?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Hilo. You can book all the road trip activities on your Hilo wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Hilo. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Hilo vacation package cost?
Starting from an incredible $722, you can tailor make your Hilo package. Simply combine flights, hotels and car rentals and we’ll reward you with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Hilo vacation package?
Don’t stress if you’re rethinking your Hilo vacation package — you can cancel or change your booking. And if you’ve booked it within the last 24 hours, you may be able to do it at no cost. However, bookings made more than 24 hours ago may incur fees from your airline, hotel or car rental company. We understand life can throw the occasional spanner in the works, so make your way to our Customer Service Portal if that occurs. When you’re ready to make changes, we’ll be here to help.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Hilo?
Booking a flight and hotel together with Expedia won’t just save precious time — it’ll save you a few dollars too. As much as $583, in fact! A Hilo vacation package makes it simple to organize your perfect trip. With more than 550 airlines around the world to choose from, finding convenient flights that fit your busy schedule won’t be a challenge. Not only that, we have over 1,000,000 hotel options globally to pick from. Now that’s what you call choice. Whatever your budget, Expedia brings the world within your reach.
When is the best time of year to visit Hilo?
is considered to be the peak season in Hilo, while is usually a lot quieter. If you’re looking for a good deal on your escape, consider the month of . It’s also worth noting that is typically the most expensive time of year to visit.
How far in advance should I book my Hilo vacation?
It’s difficult to pick the ideal time for airfares, but we normally say the earlier, the better. Plenty of international journeys on Expedia become available up to 12 months in advance. If you’re unable to do so, fear not. Bargain prices appear from time to time within a few weeks of departure dates.
What does an Expedia Hilo travel package include?
You can select from any combination of flights, rental cars and hotels. Once you’ve made your booking, you can also add on activities and experiences. Want to pick your airfare class? That’s possible too. The choice is yours when it comes to planning your ideal Hilo escape.
What should I know before booking a Hilo travel package?
A travel package can be easier on the credit card than separately booking everything you need for your getaway. For example, combine your flights, hotels and rental cars and save a packet. Whatever kind of vacation you’re planning, you’ll find a package that’s perfect for you.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Hilo vacation packages?
If you prefer to split the cost of your flight and hotel over a number of payments, Expedia is here to help. Paying the full amount for your trip upfront isn’t always the best way to budget for your vacation, so we’ve teamed up with online lender Affirm to give you financial freedom. Book Now, Pay Later and remove the worry of saving to travel.
Can I choose my airline with a Hilo Expedia vacation package?
Yes — that’s the beauty of an Expedia vacation package. You get to decide. We have access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world, so you have loads of choice when planning your Hilo getaway.