Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel

ex. Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel

87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI, United States, 96720show map
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GoodBased on  87 reviews
Overview

Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel is a 2-star venue set just 2.2 km from Pacific Tsunami Museum . Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines modern architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel puts guests near tropical beaches. The center of Hilo is 3 km away from the venue.

Set next to golf courses and restaurants, this hotel also offers a sun deck and an outdoor swimming pool on site.

Hilo International airport is situated within a 10-minute drive from Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel.

Rooms

The property comprises 144 non-smoking rooms equipped with individual climate control, a minibar, a private safe, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board. The guestrooms look out on the ocean. They also have an electric kettle, a cooker and a washing machine available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the salon each morning. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. The large café bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Coconut Willy's and Queen's Court Restaurant are 5 minutes walking distance from Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel.

Services

Business travelers can make use of computer equipment, audiovisual equipment and printers offered on site.

Relax

Parents will find a mini club, cots and video games for their children on-site. The hotel provides windsurfing and sailing for an active pastime.

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

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   144.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Dining room

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Solarium

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Sailing

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Solarium
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Local calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Fun FactoryFun Factory1400 ft
Pacific Rim StudioPacific Rim Studio2300 ft
Hawaii County Park MaintenanceHawaii County Park Maintenance1400 ft
Coconut Island ParkCoconut Island Park2300 ft
Bayfront Beach ParkBayfront Beach Park3300 ft
Naniloa Country ClubNaniloa Country Club700 ft
Banyan Golf CourseBanyan Golf Course700 ft
Liliuokalani GardensLiliuokalani Gardens1200 ftBanyan Drive
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Uncle Billy's General StoreUncle Billy's General Store100 ft87 Banyan Dr
Coconut Willy'sCoconut Willy's100 ft87B Banyan Drive
Queen's Court RestaurantQueen's Court Restaurant500 ft71 Banyan Dr
Sky Garden RestaurantSky Garden Restaurant1700 ftHawai'i Naniloa Resort
Ken's House of PancakesKen's House of Pancakes2200 ft1730 Kamehameha Ave
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Mulligan's IslandMulligan's Island1.3 mi
Hilo LanesHilo Lanes1.4 mi
Mulligan's Q-BowlMulligan's Q-Bowl1.4 mi
East Hawaii Cultural CtrEast Hawaii Cultural Ctr1.6 mi
Lyman House Memorial MuseumLyman House Memorial Museum1.9 mi
Edith Kanakaole FoundationEdith Kanakaole Foundation3.0 mi
Mauna Kea ParkMauna Kea Park1.1 mi
Hawaii County Parks and Rec DeptHawaii County Parks and Rec Dept1.1 mi
International InstituteInternational Institute1.7 mi
East Hawaii Cultural CenterEast Hawaii Cultural Center1.5 mi141 Kalakaua Street, Hilo
Hawaii Tropical Botanical GardenHawaii Tropical Botanical Garden5.9 mi27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
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Getting around
Airports
Hilo International (ITO)1.2 mi
Kamuela (MUE)43.5 mi
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  87  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 6.0
    Good

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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)!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    ease of use and front counter staff

    parking and parking lot

  • 6.6
    Good

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friendly staff and beautiful island atmosphere.

    The noisy frogs.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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!

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  87 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Hilo International (ITO)1.2 mi
Kamuela (MUE)43.5 mi
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