Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel  2 stars

87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking

24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available

Game room


Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay is a 2-star property that provides visitors with an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.

This hotel is situated 1.6km away from Pacific Tsunami Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center and Wailoa River State Recreation Area. Just 30 minutes from the center of Hilo.

The vicinity of parks and a rainforest as well as quick access to a zoo and golf courses set the hotel apart.

Fast access to Hilo International airport within 5km is provided.


Guests are offered 145 air-conditioned hotel rooms equipped with multi-channel 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.


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


Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, a fax and a business center and make use of car rental, wake up service and 24-hour reception provided on-site.


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 hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   146.

City Center Hilo - 1.6 mi
Airports Hilo International (ITO) - 1.2 mi, Kamuela (MUE) - 43.5 mi
Restaurants Uncle Billy's General Store - 200 ft, Coconut Willy's (cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue) - 200 ft
Beaches Coconut Island - 1400 ft, Richardson Beach Park - 1.0 mi
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


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. 

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      Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo
        5.1 mi
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1.6 mi
      • Fun Factory
        1400 ft
      • Triple 7 Amusement
        4300 ft
      • Mulligan's Island
        1.4 mi
      • Hilo Lanes
        1.5 mi
      • Mulligan's Q-Bowl
        1.5 mi
      • Tilt
        2.1 mi
      • Pacific Rim Studio
        2700 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
      • Hawaii County Park Maintenance
        1400 ft
      • 1.1 mi
      • Hawaii County Parks and Rec Dept
        1.1 mi
      • Wailoa Center Park
        2.0 mi
      • 2.9 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
      • Nani Mau Inc
        3.7 mi
      Oceanfront Areas

      Local Attractions

      • Wailoa River State Recreation Area
        5100 ft
        Off Pauahi Street, Hilo
      • Richardson Beach Park
        1.0 mi
        2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo
      • Mokupapapa Discovery Center
        1.3 mi
        308 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 109, Hilo
      • Pacific Tsunami Museum
        1.4 mi
        130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
      • Mauna Loa Observatory
        1.5 mi
        154 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

      Near the hotel

      • Coconut Island
        1400 ft
        Off-shoot from Banyan Drive, Hilo
      • Liliuokalani Gardens
        3700 ft
        Banyan Drive, Hilo

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Uncle Billy's General Store

        200 ft
        87 Banyan Dr

        Phone: (808) 935-0861

      • Coconut Willy's

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

        200 ft
        87B Banyan Drive

        Phone: +1 808-987-6992

      • Queen's Court Restaurant

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

        600 ft
        71 Banyan Dr

        Phone: 808-935-9361

      • Sky Garden Restaurant

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

        1700 ft
        Hawai'i Naniloa Resort

        Phone: (808) 935-8888

      • Ken's House of Pancakes

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

        2300 ft
        1730 Kamehameha Ave

        Phone: 8089358711

      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

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        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)!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        ease of use and front counter staff

        parking and parking lot

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        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

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Friendly staff and beautiful island atmosphere.

        The noisy frogs.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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!

        • Average rating
      • Single

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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!

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        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

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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

        • Average rating
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