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I was there for business so unfortunately, I did not have a chance to enjoy the amenities or meals at the hotel. The room was large and comfortable. The staff that I did encounter (only checking in and checking out) was pleasant and shared the feeling of aloha. The view was lovely, even if we did not have an ocean view. The wi-fi in the room was not free. I ended up using my hotspot to connect, which was necessary for my business. There was not an ice machine on my floor and not sign or notice in the room where to find it. At that time, I didn't want to call or go look for a machine on another floor. It would also be nice to have a separate light switch for the toilet/shower so I would not disturb my co-worker when I woke up early to get ready. I ended up using the flashlight on my phone.
Wonderful setting with water views Excellent restaurant
The food at the restaurant was good. There were too many cats running around near the property.
The staff was nice. The room just o.k. The room was tiny and for the price was a bit of a rip off. The balcony didn't lock. One of the smallest rooms I've stayed in and the bathroom reminded me of a hotel 6.
Breakfast buffet was extremely expensive, even with the discount, and food was terrible. Pancakes too hard to cut- yes, could not cut with a fork! Pancakes, bacon, and sausage were cold. Potatoes were OK. $18.00 for cold, hard food.
Nice enough. Probably the best Hilo has to offer. Needs some love. The elevator noise from our top floor room was a bit much and we were a few doors down from the elevator shaft.
The hallways and rooms smelled like smoke. There was a dead spider on one of the beds. You could hear everything from voices, lanai sliders opening and closing to doors slamming.
Beautiful view. Very accommodating staff.
It was a very clean hotel room. Comfortable settings. I did not see anything that I did not like.
cockroach in room and bedbug bites on my legs
The really nice and welcoming greeting of aloha from the tall young man at the front desk. I wish I could remember his name, I believe it was a hawaiian name, he really made my stay as well as my other family members rooming on different floors right at home. Lack of parking spaces, and longer valet service.
the hotel is a good value - it is an old building but well kept. The front rooms have a nice ocean view with balcony. Being in Banyan Drive it is a nice walking area. No elevator - must carry luggage up stairs
Clean. Great breakfast, not just continental breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice laundry. Convenient to everything. Close to airport. Very Affordable. We will refer everyone to this Hotel.
The restaurant attached to it. Food was good and staff were friendly. The room was damp and the carpet was too old.
Economical, friendly and helpful staff, close to garden and Coconut Island. Windows are unsealed glass vents so there will be various common bugs that share your room, including small roaches. Nothing compared to a cabin in the woods, but those with bug phobia may be concerned.
The hotel brags of.being part.of.the only Hawaiian owned hotel group. It has some pretty courtyards and the pool is ok. The attached restaurant is convenient and the rooms are affordable. They have laundry facilities onsite which we liked because we travelled with carry on only for a ten day trip. Also, it is located on Banyan drive, where the walk is amazing. After walking that road, we decided we had the right hotel if we were staying on that strip. The others were a bit intimidating to walk by, we thought. The rooms themselves are a bit run down. Clean, bit run down. The desk staff were not particularly friendly. Children playing in the pool were using tiles they found from the pool wall for diving and the poolcould be cleaner around the rim. Some of the rooms feel like you are in a cave. We were happier when we moved to the second floor.
Location close to Hilo Airport
Location of the hotel and its surroundings is beautiful. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Room that we got was not one of the best. On one side there is a road/highway and other side there is pool. Constant noise from both sides. Room electrical needs improvement. One switch turns on bathroom and other lights which can be disturbing for other persons in the room. These are minor things.
No elevator to 2nd floor = tough to get suitcase upstairs.
The location next to the airport was nice. It is within a reasonable walk to downtown Hilo. The hotel feels old and could use some renovation. It was also very hard to find our room. Breakfast doesn't start until 7am, so we missed it due to an 8am flight.
Convenience for personal business and non-resort hotel accommodations.
The check in time was like 12 noon. I arrived 7 in the morning and could not find a place to rest up before check in time. The hotel must advance the the customer that they can't check us in before actual check in time. When I got to the restaurant nobody attended to me while I was given a seat for almost 20 minutes.
Great location in Hilo Ample parking Clean, recently renovated rooms A 50 minute wait to check in One person working at the front desk while other staff walked around not helping The frogs nearby will keep you up all night Rooms are quite spartan
Located right on the water Room was equipped well. TV, fridge, desk Pretty quick drive to Hilo Renovations in progress Elevators Actual keys for room entry Pool Renovations in progress (noise)
The room was nice, no real complaints about it or the hotel. Except. There was a metal clanging from the elevator that is right beside the room. It's loud and wakes you up. It needs to be addressed. Perhaps it's already in the works.
Location. The new interiors, where available, are very nice. Renovation is not yet complete so lobby,elevators not operating very well. Our room had been renovated but the bathroom pocket door did not work as it was hung crooked. The bathroom vent did not work.
Great location, rooms was nice enough, awesome views. The place is under heavy construction. Has a really odd 80's feel to it.
Location on the harbor and views are excellent. Close proximity of the city of Hilo affords multitides of restaurant and shopping choices.
The only good thing about this hotel is that the rooms (or at least the one I stayed in) are modern and updated. Views are nice from most rooms. Do not be fooled by the word "resort" in the name. This was once a resort but is now basically just a motel. Most of the property is overgrown and abandoned. The one remaining swimming pool was closed during my stay. Grounds are a mess. Work seems to be underway but also appeared to be in a state of inactivity. Lobby is full of abandoned spaces (former stores, spa, etc.). "Restaurant" has cheap patio chairs mismatched to tables, so that if you sat back the table would be at your chin.
View from a room I stayed was so nice. An air conditioner in my room was so noisy.
Room was run down. Bed was old.
Beautiful room with ocean view
Close to the airport, right on the bay, nice staff (average). Such a dirty place! Couldn't believe the condition of the bathroom - mold everywhere, nasty stains on the walls, etc. The carpet throughout was probably never shampooed once in the 30+ years this place has been in operation. Being in this hotel was like being in a time machine set for 1979. Several parts of the lounge have been shut down completely. The view from the room was a disgrace. The people who work there are nice enough, but certainly not too busy to add a coat of paint or change the lobby flower arrangements (neither of which have been given consideration for a very long time). The room was terribly overpriced, and from the photos I had expected more. I'm so glad we only booked for one night!
Checking in was easy and fast. The staff was friendly! The room smelled musky. The carpet was grimy and so was the covers. It made us itch. No coffee maker.
Was the dirtiest filthiest motel I've ever stayed in The frogs are screaming all night the place is a mess I'll never go back
Air condition The service staff was unorganized took one hr to check in..
Was very pleased with my stay. Location is steps to Hilo Bay, next to the Queen Lili'uokalani garden right on Banyan Dr. Gregg at the desk was very pleasant and helpful. Slightly older facility, and the tree frogs do quiet down after midnight. Good value.
Nothing The broken toilet seat, the ants coming out of the sink, broken sliding door, hair in the bath tub and the general mold. That was just in the room. The rest of it was run down and not maintained. We should have been paid to stay there
Location Old, stinky, falling apart...literally. would not recommend to anyone.
Beds were comfortable. Good location. The place was outdated and dirty. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. We spent over a $100 for the night and the place was old and dirty. For this cost I would expect a more updated and certainly clean hotel room. The breakfast had muffins, toast and coffee. Not really much of a breakfast. The attached store offered few options for food as they were out of quite a few things. The frogs are a serious concern even with ear plugs.
Well, it is old and dirty, mold every where. I did not get what I booked for. The worst is the coqui frogs killing me. I have to cancelled my second day booking and move to next door. After moving to next door, Ninalao hotel I can really tell the different. Overall, I definitely felt I was over charged for the stay in Uncle Billy. No more there.
Clean and pleasant staff.
The woman at the reception desk when we arrived was full of the aloha spirit and very helpful. Location overlooking the bay was pretty. The hotel was worn and had seen better days.
It was cheapish. That's about it Very small rooms. No lift. No aircon. Very dated. Airport noise. Wouldn't recommend.
Room smelled bad. Hard bed. Unfriendly staff.
The old fashion Hawaiian atmosphere I little challenge trying to adjust the perfect water temperature for the shower
The most hospitable, friendly, and down-to-earth family run hotel I've stayed at. Very clean and simple accommodations with an excellent light breakfast. Great location and atmosphere. No complaints at all!
The pictures look good and the property itself seems nice. The location isn't near anything aside from akaka falls. The room we stayed in was dirty and bug infested. There were ants crawling all over the place, dead bugs in and under the couch, and Spiders in the bed. The room was really hot and had no air conditioning. I have never left a room before, but after getting all sorts of bug bites decided it was better to just leave at 12 am. I do not recommend staying here.
The room was large and clean, and the view of ocean was nice. The bed has bedbugs. My companion was badly bitten. The hotel is about 20 miles from downtown Hilo. There is no restaurants or grocery store in the vicinity. The arrangement of facilities in the room suggests that the owner has no idea what would be practical for travelers. For example, the TV faces a room divider. There is no place to sit and watch TV. The tub has no water spigot so that you cannot take a bath, wash your feet or your gear. The bed seems to be designed for 7' tall person to get into. The room has a very small and high table, with accompanying high chairs. The furnishings are very spartan. We had to put most things on the floor. We arrived at the hotel late in the evening. The manager left the keys in the unlocked room for us. During our 2-nights stay we never saw a single person who works for the hotel.