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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Nice hotel with a great view of the ocean. Getting a bit long in the tooth and can use a good reno. Clean and comfortable. Great location near downtown Hilo and next to the park area of Hilo. Nice balcony to sit and relax while looking at the ocean.

Thank Ken G
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Most reviews and word of mouth had recommended this hotel as the best place to stay in Hilo. Stay away! If this is the best Hilo has to offer don’t bother going to Hilo and just stay in Kona, or North of Kona, (which is what most of the locals seem to want - very sad because Hilo seems to...

2Thank Lief_H
CRHHNL, General Manager at Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and allowing me the opportunity to explain. First of all I do apologize for failing to meet your expectations. We normally do receive many complimentary remarks regarding our cleanliness of our rooms but clearly we were not performing to our usual standards that day. I inspected the rooms to...

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 28 August 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location, right on the water and just minutes to downtown Hilo via car. The staff were very attentive and courteous. The overall property though had a slightly tired feel to it and probably needs a bit of updating. The free parking was a nice perk. I was also very happy to see that it...

1Thank SFgirlSF
The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I would certainly not go back here. I stayed at this hotel for two nights only because I needed a place to stay while having some appointments in Hilo, and this seemed like a good option because it looked nice and is conveniently located (10 mins by car from downtown Hilo). The parking place and the lobby make a terrific...

2Thank Finikas11
CRHHNL, General Manager at Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests: Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. At the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and the friendliness of our staff. I do apologize for any oversights there may have been with your room. I will speak to the Executive Housekeeper and have the rooms checked and corrected. As...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Bearing in mind option are limited on this side of the Island - this hotel was fine. It's on the bay, the parking is free, there is free wifi in the lobby and the rooms were comfy and clean. That's all you can really ask for. That said, our room had an overwhelming smell of bleach when we first arrived...

1Thank Kelcairns
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed here 4 years ago and wrote a review about our stay there. Since we enjoyed our stay last time we decided to stay here again since the Volcano House in the Park was still closed. This time our stay was pretty much the same as last time, really, just like last time even down to the same bed...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This is our second stay at this hotel. Our first stay was last June and the place was in good shape with great service. They've had a change in ownership, and in just over a year, the place has gone downhill in some obvious ways. This time the bathroom shower had mold - I asked the room attendant about it...

1Thank msprospero
CRHHNL, General Manager at Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests: Aloha! Thank you for your review regarding your disappointing stay at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. I do apologize for not meeting your business needs. I will speak to the Front Office Manager and Executive Housekeeper regarding your concerns and find ways to better meet the needs of our guests. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to regain...

Reviewed 24 August 2012

Hilo is not known for five-star accommodations - or even two-star - but if you are okay with a very dated and tired hotel that is extremely (and surprisingly) clean, the Castle Hilo Hawaiian will fit the bill. The hotel is centrally located, easy to find, and the rooms provide the necessities. Even though I did a bed-bug check upon...

Thank RoadWearyWoman
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Always have a nice stay at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful...great Hawaiian style hospitality. Rooms are nothing fancy, but clean and relaxing views-especially the ocean view rooms. Nice breezy lobby. Great for morning walks/jogs through the nearby park...just a block from hotel. Parking near to hotel, feels safe as all parking (even downstairs) very near open lobby...

Thank Happy O
Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 18 August 2012

I booked this hotel based on limited options and the reviews. I was actually pleased with the hotel. First of all, FREE parking...in Hawaii! Yes the rooms are dated, new bedspreads would help. But the rooms were clean and very roomy! The views are great. We had dinner in the restaurant and the seared ahi tuna was to die for!!...

Thank gamayrouge

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo's best full-service hotel, offers outstanding views of the ocean or quaint Hilo Town framed by the backdrop of Mauna Kea. Located on Hilo Bay, and approximately two miles from Hilo Airport, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is the perfect headquarters for exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy incredible views of Mauna Kea, Hilo Town, and beautiful and historic Coconut Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Address: 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $195 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
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“There some ocean view rooms that have no balcony.”
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“Our room (728) was in the middle of the hotel w/ a great view. All of the ocean facing rooms have an excellent view on the higher floors.”
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