Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel

87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720  show map
 2 stars
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Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Game room

Overview

Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay is a 2-star hotel offering an air-conditioned accommodation not far from Lyman Museum, Naha Stone and Mokupapapa Discovery Center. The hotel serves as an example of international architecture in Hilo.

Hilo Harbor, Bayfront Beach Park and Coconut Island Park are 10 minutes away. 30 minutes away from Hilo city center.

The hotel is located meters away from a grocery store.

Guests will find themselves within 5-minute drive to Hilo International airport.

Rooms

This property has 145 guestrooms including Studio, Double Room and Superior Double Room appointed with cable TV, a private balcony, a kitchenette, a writing desk and individual climate control. They are fitted with a bathtub and a shower in the en-suite bathrooms.

Eat

The hotel Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Services

If you need to work, while staying at Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay, you can make use of a business corner, a photocopier and a business center available on site.

Relax

Guests with kids can take advantage of a game room and video games offered at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   146.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Elevator

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Grocery shopping service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720

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City Center
  • Hilo
    1.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Uncle Billy's General Store
    100 ft
  • Coconut Willy's (cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • Coconut Island
    1300 ft
  • Richardson Beach Park
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    146

Rooms and availability

Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Standard Double Room Hotel informationUncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Standard Double Room Hotel informationUncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Standard Double Room Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
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  • Air conditioning
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This double room has a balcony, cable TV and air conditioning.

Room facilities
    Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Studio Hotel information
    Studio
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    • Air conditioning
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    This studio features a balcony, air conditioning and seating area.

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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed
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      • Air conditioning
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      This double room features a balcony, seating area and air conditioning.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo location
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        Hotel Address:

        87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Hilo
          1.6 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Uncle Billy's General Store
          100 ft
        • Coconut Willy's (cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue)
          100 ft
        Beaches
        • Coconut Island
          1300 ft
        • Richardson Beach Park
          1.0 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          146

        Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Location

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        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.6 mi

        Amusement

        • Fun Factory - 1400 ft
        • Triple 7 Amusement - 4300 ft
        • Mulligan's Island - 1.3 mi
        • Mulligan's Q-Bowl - 1.4 mi
        • Hilo Lanes - 1.4 mi
        • Tilt - 2.1 mi

        Museums

        • Pacific Rim Studio - 2300 ft
        • The Pacific Tsunami Museum - 1.4 mi
        • East Hawaii Cultural Ctr - 1.6 mi
        • Lyman Museum & Mission House - 1.7 mi
        • Lyman House Memorial Museum - 1.9 mi
        • Edith Kanakaole Foundation - 3.0 mi

        Parks

        • Hawaii County Park Maintenance - 1400 ft
        • Mauna Kea Park - 1.1 mi
        • Hawaii County Parks and Rec Dept - 1.1 mi
        • Wailoa Center Park - 2.0 mi
        • Rainbow Falls - 2.9 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • International Institute - 1.7 mi
        • United Hawaii College - 1.7 mi
        • University of Hawaii - 1.9 mi
        • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 2.7 mi

        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

        • Nani Mau Inc - 3.7 mi

        Oceanfront Areas

        • Hilo - 1.4 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Wailoa River State Recreation Area - 5000 ft
          Off Pauahi Street, Hilo
        • Mokupapapa Discovery Center - 1.3 mi
          308 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 109, Hilo
        • Mauna Loa Observatory - 1.5 mi
          154 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo
        • Richardson Beach Park - 1.0 mi
          2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo
        • Pacific Tsunami Museum - 1.4 mi
          130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo

        Near the hotel

        • Coconut Island - 1300 ft
          Off-shoot from Banyan Drive, Hilo
        • Liliuokalani Gardens - 3600 ft
          Banyan Drive, Hilo

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Uncle Billy's General Store - 100 ft

          Address: 87 Banyan Dr
          Phone: (808) 935-0861

        • Queen's Court Restaurant - 500 ft

          Address: 71 Banyan Dr
          Phone: 808-935-9361

          63% likes this, based on 86 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • Ken's House of Pancakes - 2200 ft

          Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave
          Phone: 8089358711

          62% likes this, based on 689 reviews
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 12

        • Coconut Willy's - 100 ft

          Address: 87B Banyan Drive
          Phone: +1 808-987-6992

          60% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

        • Sky Garden Restaurant - 1700 ft

          Address: Hawai'i Naniloa Resort
          Phone: (808) 935-8888

          69% likes this, based on 21 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese
          Price Range: USD 8 - USD 21

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          146

        Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay

        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children
          6.2

          Convenient location, easy access to downtown -local markets and Tsunami Museum. Light (very light) continental breakfast. Loved the lobby - open, airy, and tastefully decorated. Staff was friendly and helpful.

          Hotel was old and needed to be updated - but you get what you pay for.

        • Older travelers
          6.0

          Despite rusticness WiFi was fast and working fine! Also the room was big and we had our own refrigerator to keep food cool. Next to the hotel is a general store, which is convenient. Also, in walking distance you can find basic restaurants. Short distance to the airport.

          During my visit I learned to understand what "rustic" means. Room rate is cheap but so is the room too. Continental breakfast is a joke: toast, bagel, jam, fruite, juice and coffee. Would expect more when it is "continental". An OK choice if you spend few nights in town and mainly use the room for sleeping only.

        • Family with children
          4.2

          Its location on the ocean.

          Rooms were not clean and the whole hotel needs to be updated. Continental breakfast should offer some cereal for families traveling with children.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          My friends and I stayed at Uncle Billy's over the weekend of Oct 27/28 2012 when the "tsunami" hit. Although the the waves didn't cause any damage, the hotel still had to be evacuated. The staff at Uncle Billy's directed us to the closest evacuation center where we slept in our rental car and waited for the danger to pass. When the "all clear" message was finally given, we hurried back to the hotel (Chevy Malibu is not the ideal car to sleep three adults) where the staff quickly got everyone back into their rooms. Although it was frustrating to be forced out of the hotel from 9:30pm-1:30am (by the mayor, not the hotel staff) the staff were quick to get us squared away upon our return (we were in bed by 2am) and they didn't charge us for that night!

          Our room had a very strong odor of mildew, possibly emanating from the large mysterious wet spot on the carpet in the corner. The bathroom also had mildew stains on the walls/ceiling/tiles. The towels were thin/cheap and the sheets were so thin you could see through them but both were totally acceptable and the room was huge (two double beds, a full sized table with two chairs, full sized couch, vanity, table with mini-fridge, and a full-sized armoire)!

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          ease of use and front counter staff

          parking and parking lot

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Basic and relatively cheap with little in the way of extras that would otherwise make it much more expensive

          Hotel is looking fairly tired and is in need of major refurbishment - costs would need to rise to meet modern standards

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Friendly staff and beautiful island atmosphere.

          The noisy frogs.

        • Couple
          6.2

          We only stayed here one night on our honeymoon trip around Hawaii. It was cheap and cheerful with very friendly and welcoming staff and was great for a stopover.

          The decor needs some updating...and the Coqui frogs could drive you nuts at night so bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper!

        • Single
          7.4

          The place is quite cosy for a budget hotel. I like that the windows open wide with fly-screens, there's balconies overlooking a lush tropical garden and ponds that attract large numbers of frogs that sing through the night (a big positive for me, but might bother some).

          It's hard to find a parking spot on the property and my room was a little on the dark side.

        • Couple
          6.2

          Price and location. It is probably your best choice if you want to stay in Hilo for a modest price.

          Breakfast, old rooms... but fair after all.

        • Couple
          5.4

          The room was big.

          The furniture is outdated. There is not much to do around the area, specially at night, everything is closed by 9.00pm!!! Our room faced the garden where the frogs are very very loud, it makes difficult sleeping. The one in Kona is cheaper and much nicer!

        • Couple
          5.4

          It was Okay I used to live on the Big Island 15yrs ago, it was nice to be home away from home.

          Minor thing, kleenex dispenser empty, my wifes allergies started so I went downstairs to get some, the 2 guys at the front desk didn't apologize.

        • Single
          5.8

          The rate is good and it is closer to the University of Hawaii-Hilo where the business I had to attend was held.

          The constant noise or sound of the tiny frogs that are everywhere and make continuous sounds at night

        • Couple
          7.0

          The large rooms and proximity to the airport

          The breakfasts were very basic, pretty much just bread and one type of fruit although many other hotels didn't offer anything so it was still a step up. The location, although we were lucky and had two beautiful dry days we hadn't realised that Hilo is America's wettest town and Kona, on the other side of the Island had reliably hot weather. We hadn't expected downpours in Hawaii at all. Perhaps we were just naive.

        • Couple
          7.4

          Walking distance to many Hilo amenities. Has its own convenience store. Listening to lizards and frogs of a night in the ponds outside is amazing

          Its old but if you want resort facilities then go to one. Matresses are old and need renewing

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Hilo
          1.6 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Uncle Billy's General Store
          100 ft
        • Coconut Willy's (cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue)
          100 ft
        Beaches
        • Coconut Island
          1300 ft
        • Richardson Beach Park
          1.0 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          146