Hilo Lodging is not that hard to find if you know exactly where to look. The great thing about staying here is Hilo is the costs. The costs for Hilo Lodging are dramatically lower than the costs for staying in Kona. But there’s a reason for this and the reason is the weather. Sure Hilo weather is warm, but it is also rainy. In fact, Hilo is the rainiest city in the United States and the rain is a factor in keeping lodging prices in Hilo down. But if you don’t mind a little warm rain, Hilo might be just the place for you.
Hilo Hostels and Campgrounds
If you’re looking for much more, shall we say, budget accommodations, there are numerous lower price locations to stay. Right in the heart of downtown Hilo, there’s Hilo Hostel. As you well know, hostels are generally frequented by a younger crowd that’s into traveling light and meeting new individuals. So if you’re into that sort of factor, Hilo Hostel is a great place. Arnott’s Lodge is an additional inexpensive location to remain. It has essentially hostel or dormitory style accommodations and it also features a campground exactly where you are able to pitch a tent also.
But 1st there are several different kinds of Hilo Lodging. The very first and most obvious option are hotels. Hilo features a number of good hotels, but I would need to say that none of them are as luxurious as ones which you would find on the Kona side of the island. A few of the larger and better hotels include the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, Hilo Hawaiian and the Hilo Seaside Hotel. All of these hotels are located on the Waiakea peninsula on Banyan Drive. The Waiakea Peninsula juts into Hilo Bay and so most of the hotels there have excellent view of Hilo Bay. All of these hotels are also inside walking distance from the Naniloa nine hole golf course. The greens fees you will find quite reasonable, so in the event you like golf, these hotels might be excellent for you.
Hilo Bed and Breakfasts
An additional type of Hilo Lodging is bed and breakfasts. Not only do you have a place to stay for the night but you also get breakfast within the morning also, so these locations can be great places to remain at. Usually the breakfasts are fairly simple but they do often consist of excellent local produce like Kona coffee, organic eggs, fresh local fruits like bananas and pineapples and pancakes with Lehua or Macadamia honey.
These bed and breakfasts are spread out through out the whole district of Hilo, in contrast to the hotels, so finding them are a bit more difficult, but it is nicely worth the work. There are a few nice ones overlooking Honoli’i which is a popular and essentially the only great Hilo surf spot, aside from Richardson’s that is usually more of a spot for physique boarders. There are also a number of nice bed and breakfasts which are much more mauka (or towards the mountains) also. Some of these can be truly remote, but very quiet and good locations to stay.