126 Banyan Way, Hilo
Update: The Hilo Seaside Hotel was sold and reopened as SCP Hotel Hilo. We will be back to re-review it as soon as can.
Very clean, simple hotel (but very dated except the bedding) rooms across from the Ice Pond. Very warm staff that make the whole hotel feel inviting. Well-maintained building and grounds with one of the nicer pools in Hilo (and it includes lounge chairs). Rooms facing that pool (interior side of property—#16–29) are preferable since they’re away from the street noise on this busy corner. As a second choice, get a room facing the koi pond which also has lanais. No room safes but free safety deposit boxes at front desk. Free bike rentals, hospitality room and a small historical museum. Local calls are $0.50. Rooms (around 350 sq. ft.) are $154–$169 and include a full breakfast.