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126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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#3 of 7 hotels in Hilo
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SCP Hilo brings the vision of Holistic Hospitality to The Big Island’s adventure aesthetic and lifestyle. Known for offering authentic and genuine experiences, guests at SCP Hilo will leave with a deeper respect and appreciation of the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. With an ideal location on the eastern side of The Big Island, SCP Hilo offers guests easy access to nearby Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, Rainbow Falls, Nani Mau Gardens, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Mount Mauna Kea. Guests seeking a truly regenerative tourism experience will appreciate all that SCP Hilo has to offer including local workshops from sustainable farm tours to lei making and coconut tastings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Hiking
Kids stay free
24-hour security
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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Jetset Jen wrote a review 21 Sep
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois275 contributions113 helpful votes
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This hotel exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. The two young gals at the front desk couldn’t wait to share the SCP philosophy, tell us about the fantastic hotel amenities and area activities, make recommendations. I had to run out and get my friend in the middle of checkin so she could hear all of the wonderful information. Bicycles and paddle boards to use, coffee, tea, gams and welcome drink of fresh brewed Kombucha. The rooms and bathrooms are small but modern and the room amenities including hair dryer, clothes steamer and refrigerator. The A/C worked great, lots of windows. Could have used more outlets for charging electronics near the bed. Loved the pool- zen vibe. Hotel is great location- looked at several other hotels while we were here that we didn’t choose to solidify our decision and we made the best decision!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Talk to the staff- they are amazing!
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Crystal N wrote a review Aug 2022
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This is the perfect place for a quick girlfriends getaway. The ambiance is amazing, beautiful artwork and the staff was very friendly. We had such a nice time just hanging out near the beautiful pool.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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katie2908 wrote a review 18 Sep
Sydney, Australia78 contributions19 helpful votes
Overall, my partner and I had a pleasant stay at SCP Hilo. However, in retrospect, we wish we had spent more time in Kona as there are more resorts and restaurants on that side of the island, and less choice in Hilo. Hilo also felt a bit run down (lots of stores boarded up/permanently closed, restaurants that closed early, large homeless population). So overall, if we visited again we would probably choose to stay in Kona. Having said that, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay to be close to the Volcanoes National Park, then this is a good option in Hilo. However, for the price, the rooms are only so-so. The building and infrastructure is quite old/dated, and the room was very small, particularly the bathroom (King Bed Bay View room). But the room was clean and they have modernized the decor. The view from the room was also very nice (photos attached). However, worth noting that there was no safe in our room to store valuables while you’re out and about. In terms of the facilities, the hotel have beautiful gardens and a huge pool with plenty of poolside seating, as well as tables and chairs in a covered area just off to the side of the pool. There is also a communal office space and laundry facilities ($3 per wash or dry cycle, just under $2 for laundry detergent). There’s also coffee, tea, filtered water and kombucha on tap at reception. SCP have a great focus on environmental sustainability, so there are mugs/cups that get washed and no single use plastic (which is awesome!). The staff were also super friendly and accommodating. There was also free parking onsite and we never had an issue finding a park. Bottom line: a good option if staying in Hilo with great amenities, but the hotel itself is quite old and the rooms small.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lopaka K wrote a review Aug 2022
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Me and my wife just needed 2 days to our selves.. and we chose SCP here in hilo Hawaii. Perfect choice room is comfortable staff was friendly and the live music was Amazing perfect location right in town .. Best decision!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pili C wrote a review Aug 2022
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The location of the hotel is so convenient and both inside and out looked well managed and cared for. It was an incredible experience for myself and my ‘Ohana. The staff is helpful and each have attitudes that make you feel tight at home. Definitely the place for us when we make our next trip to Hilo. Mahalo nui for the aloha.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kawahine K wrote a review Aug 2022
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My stay at the Hilo Seaside Hotel was a memorable and enjoyable stay. It brought back memories when we used to frequent the Big Island, we would stay at this hotel. Besides the history of the hotel showing how high the tsunami had twice hit on the window of the café, it gives a true sense of localness. From the cleanliness, to the location, and a really comfortable bed made my stay pleasant. The room outside of the pool with enclosed lanai where we sat as a family to have our dinner was first-rate. Most important was the Aloha displayed by the staff was emanate. Mahalo plenty for a wonderful and lovely stay. Me Kealoha pumehana, Kawahine Kamakea-Ohelo
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Kūʻike wrote a review Aug 2022
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Excellent location, really pleasant and clean rooms, but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the staff. Everyone was incredibly helpful and generous with their time. When we travel inter island, we always stay with Family. The aloha and hospitality here made us right at home, adding to a memorable experience for our Ohana vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jasmine P wrote a review Aug 2022
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I stayed here overnight, and it was very pleasant. I slept so well, I felt like I was on clouds! I was well rested for my long day and so glad the property is in a such a convenient area. The beautiful decor, warm-welcoming staff, and comfy rooms made the stay amazing. I love the property, I wish I had more time to hang out in the beautiful pool. I will definitely be back, and staying at SCP Hilo Hotel Thank you to everyone who made my trip an enjoyable one! Aloha & see you all soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny
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rogeraskins wrote a review Aug 2022
New Providence, New Jersey110 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed here so we could visit the volcanoes. Came in around 4 from Honolulu. The hotel is on a beautiful property on the bay. We settled in and went to Hilo for dinner figuring there would be shopping and things to do there. 615 reservation and all the stores where closed in downtown Hilo. So we came back to the hotel figuring we could swim or go to the pool. The sunset much earlier then Honolulu so no bay swimming and unfortunately the pool closed at 7. That left us no other fun options.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Parking is plentiful, bring board games if a family
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Response from Hilo Info, Guest Services / Front Office at SCP Hilo Hotel
Responded 16 Aug 2022
Aloha Rogeraskins, Yes Hilo is a little more laid back then the city. Being on the east side of the island Mauna Kea does lead us into early evenings. We're sorry some of the shops were closed a little earlier than you might've hoped, our front desk staff could have helped to direct you toward some fun activities or more shopping options. We do provide free bikes and SUP boards to our guests, as well as board games and unique books. Sorry to hear that you missed out on these amenities. We will look into the early closure of our pool. Naturally our pool closes at 9 pm. That is unfortunate. We hope that if the wind were to bring you back to Hilo that you give SCP another chance. Hilo has lots to offer, you just need to know where to look. Don't be shy, come ask! Mahalo nui loa, SCP Hilo 'Ohana
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RMD1965 wrote a review Aug 2022
Hopkinton, Massachusetts17 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked a stay at SCP Hilo Hotel as an overnight stay in Hilo as we toured the South and East sides of the Big Island. It is certainly undergoing a physical change (mostly in the Front of House), however the layout of the hotel and rooms left a lot to be desired. The architecture is from the 1950's/ 60's, and the layout is very dis-orienting. Infrastructure is very dated.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$176 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilo seaside hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hilo Seaside Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHilo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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Frequently Asked Questions about SCP Hilo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to SCP Hilo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Liliuokalani Gardens (0.4 km), Coconut Island (0.4 km), and Reeds Bay Beach Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SCP Hilo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine, Ken's House of Pancakes, and Ponds.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SCP Hilo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SCP Hilo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to SCP Hilo Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (2.5 km).
Does SCP Hilo Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is SCP Hilo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.