Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Address: 71 Banyan Drive , Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720-4693, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 71 Banyan Drive , Hilo, is near Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, Coconut Island, and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsCastle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

          Reviewed by schwanman

          Great Place With A Little History Out Front!

          Reviewed May 11, 2015
          by (15 reviews) Chicago, IL , United States Flag of United States

          Our room was by the elevator, which I thought might be too noisy during the night. Turned out not to be, so we very much enjoyed our stay here and the staff was great. When I mentioned the history in the title of this review, we noticed the banyan tree at the front entrance was planted by Babe Ruth in the early 1930s! Numerous trees along the street were planted by famous people, hence the name Banyan Drive. This hotel and others aren't too far from Downtown Hilo, which has many things to take in.

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          Nice location / good price

          Reviewed May 5, 2011
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

          This nice hotel is only 2-3 miles from downtown Hilo and right next door to a beautiful park - Lilioukalani Park and garden & Coconut Island. Although our room was not particularly modern, we had wifi and 2 queen beds in our room, basic bathroom (no hairdryer) and good-smelling bath products. Stayed one night and spent the morning in the park next door. Didn't visit the pool. Restaurant seemed overpriced so we didn't go. Overall, was good & under $120/night.

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          Reviewed by jsca

          Nice and Friendly

          Reviewed Jan 23, 2011
          by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          Good place to stay. Pretty much the best option on that side of the island.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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