Uncle Billys' Hilo Bay Hotel is located on historic Banyan Drive in lovely Hilo, on the East side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Located close to all atractions and events in Hilo, close to the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. We have Standard to Deluxe guest rooms, including rooms with kitchen facilities. Complimentary Breakfast served daily. We aslo feature Uncle Billy's Fish and Steakhouse, open nightly, serving Fresh Island Fish and Steaks, with Hawaiian entertainment.
Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, Tropical Gardens, Waterfalls, Black Sand Beaches
Apr 26, 2013
McMillenworld, Poulsbo, Washington | Trip type: Business
Hilo town is not known for hotel luxury. This side offers a different experience as does Uncle Billy’s. Often the help is friendly. Sometimes they lack customer service skills that...
Hilo town is not known for hotel luxury. This side offers a different experience as does Uncle Billy’s. Often the help is friendly. Sometimes they lack customer service skills that upscale hotels tout. Standard rooms are clean but sorely in need of updating. A room upgrade will give you amazing views and more attractive interiors. Expect deterioration in hallways and BUGS! I have never seen any creepy crawlies in the rooms; however. You will also enjoy the soft, clean lava filtered tap water, great for skin and hair. They serve a charming small breakfast of choice of breads for toast with butter and jam, hot drink choices and juice, as well as tray of lovely, large, fresh papayas hulled and halved that you can just dig into with a spoon. You can usually find fresh flowers for your hair in the lobby. The hotel in on Banyan Dr. with lovely trees named after famous people who planted them, and is just a short walk to Liliuokalani Park and Coconut Island where you can stroll or watch local kids dive into the warm waters of the Bay. « less
“Quite reasonable for the price...”
Apr 14, 2013
Lars_5, Seattle | Trip type: Couples
This was the cheapest accommodations we found available in Hilo, and for the price it wasn't bad. The rooms were clean, the staff very friendly and reasonably comfortable. The continental...
This was the cheapest accommodations we found available in Hilo, and for the price it wasn't bad. The rooms were clean, the staff very friendly and reasonably comfortable. The continental breakfast was minimal but just fine. Great water pressure in the shower, through the temperature fluctuated somewhat as other people in the building used the shower. Walking distance to a number of good restaurants. If you are looking to save a little money, it's great. « less
“For all of your faults, I love you still...”
Apr 8, 2013
Craig T, San Rafael, California | Trip type: Couples
I've been staying at Uncle Billy's whenever I'm in Hilo for 20 years at least. The minuses are on previous comments, although sometimes overstated a bit. Yes, Uncle Billy's needs...
I've been staying at Uncle Billy's whenever I'm in Hilo for 20 years at least. The minuses are on previous comments, although sometimes overstated a bit. Yes, Uncle Billy's needs a do-over. There can be mold here and there, it needs a new paint job, and some of the carpet is a bit old. But remember, this is Hilo, the rainiest town in the USA. This is not Kona where it is dry and things don't deteriorate in the dampness. And there was a previous comment about too much noise from birds and frogs. Gimme a break. There are lots of birds in Hawaii and that's part of the charm. The frogs are coqui frogs and were brought here illegally about 10 years ago. Not a darn thing Uncle Billy's can do about it. You are in Hilo, you will just have to deal. Bring earplugs if bird song bothers you.
You can't stay many places in Hawaii for less then $100. If you want luxury, go to the Mauna Kea or somewhere in Kohala or Kona. Uncle Billy's has character and is very local. Many Hawaiians I know, and I know a lot of them, stay here when in Hilo, especially for the Merrie Monarch hula festival in the spring.
Hilo is our favorite place in Hawaii. Very local, not a lot of tourists, and some of the friendliest people anywhere. You are fairly close to Volcano National Park, Kalapana, and Waipio Valley. Uncle Billy's is the best place to stay here. « less
“Trip advisor lied”
Mar 25, 2013
The reviews don't match this hotel at all. old yes but not clean. its shabby and not upkept.when we saw the outside, the lobby and the restrooms we knew the...
The reviews don't match this hotel at all. old yes but not clean. its shabby and not upkept.when we saw the outside, the lobby and the restrooms we knew the rooms would be questionable. but our last night on big island and we need to sleep somewhere. very uncomfortable. reminds me of the worst hotel I've stayed at in Mexico. I wish we had just spent a little more for a nicer places. « less
“It was interesting, in a good way.”
Mar 21, 2013
sunscreen99, Aptos, CA | Trip type: Business
Good value, clean room, clean sheets. Old hotel but I'm sure you can imagine "old hawaii" while you are here. We usually stay in much nicer hotels but this place...
Good value, clean room, clean sheets. Old hotel but I'm sure you can imagine "old hawaii" while you are here. We usually stay in much nicer hotels but this place is just fine for one night. No complaints. Have a sense of humor and everything will be ok. It's a little adventure for sure. « less
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Room Types - Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel
Two Double Beds
This room opens to a balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as a hair dryer. A desk, a wake-up call service, and an iron and ironing board (on request) are among the conveniences offered.
Amenities - Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Facilities for the disabled
Internet - wireless
24 hours opened
Private bathroom in room
Private garden grounds
Shows or evening entertainment
Swimming pool - outdoor
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
Travellers cheques accepted
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel
Hilo International Airport (ITO) 2 Miles from Property. Rental Car or Taxi available. Taxi cost around $10.00 One Way
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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