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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Of course this isn’t a four star hotel, but it is a bargain. It is comfortable enough, things were clean, the staff I met were very friendly. Checking in and out were both quick and efficient, no lines typical in more pricey roperties. Convenient location, a $10 UBER from the airport.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
1  Thank Richard S
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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Mahalo for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the value and convenience of our property!

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Reviewed 7 February 2019

The hotel staff is quite friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean and the beds are comfortable. Hotel security was extremely efficient in quieting down noisy neighbours during our stay. The hotel is very well located, our room also had a view on both the fish pond and the adjacent bay. Although the hotel is a little old, it is very well maintained. However, our room had a slightly moldy smell when not properly ventilated. The price was right for our stay. Should I return to Hilo, I would stay at the Seaside again.

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Camerio888
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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The hotel staff was nice and kind.... kindly switched my room because of key issues and was nice and quiet.. rooms was nice and comfy close to Ken's pancake house close to two on different Shopping Malls

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

Another year, another comfortable stay in this hotel. This time I had an ocean-front room, which spoiled me with its view of Hilo Bay.
The location is ideal, situated between the historic downtown area and the commercial area past the airport, which is also the road to the Volcanoes National Park.
The hotel sits at one end of Banyan Drive, which is a nice morning jog to the other end where the Japanese garden and Coconut Island are found, not to mention the Suisan fish market for a large selection of fresh poke.
The hotel staff are helpful and friendly, and the rooms are well-maintained. Sometimes for guests there are free local papayas on the reception counter, grown by the staff. Hawaiian papayas are topnotch.

Room tip: One wing of the hotel has views of Hilo Bay out front, and are worth the extra cost.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hilo Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Mahalo for your continued support of our locally owned hotel! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

The people were very friendly. The hotel is currently being updated, they started with important things like beds and washer/dryer before doing cosmetic updates...so the rooms look slightly outdated, but you’ll sleep comfortably and have an overall enjoyable stay.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank pamrx12
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