Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel  2 stars

87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hi 96720, Hilo, United States, 96720  show mapSave
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Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel 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 Hawaii - The Big Island.

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 patio, a writing desk, a private balcony and individual climate control. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer 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 photocopier, a meeting room and a fax and make use of ironing service, wake up service and 24-hour reception provided on-site.


For children a game room and video games are available.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel 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 - 35.6 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 - 1300 ft, Richardson Beach Park - 1.0 mi
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  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities
  • Balcony
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: Double beds

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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
    1.3 mi
  • Hilo Lanes
    1.4 mi
  • Mulligan's Q-Bowl
    1.4 mi
  • Tilt
    2.1 mi
  • Pacific Rim Studio
    2300 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
  • Mauna Kea Park
    1.1 mi
  • Hawaii County Parks and Rec Dept
    1.1 mi
  • Wailoa Center Park
    2.0 mi
  • Rainbow Falls
    2.9 mi
Universities, Institutes
  • International Institute
    1.7 mi
  • United Hawaii College
    1.7 mi
  • University of Hawaii
    1.9 mi
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2.7 mi
Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
  • Nani Mau Inc
    3.7 mi
Oceanfront Areas
  • Hilo
    1.4 mi

Local Attractions

  • Wailoa River State Recreation Area
    5000 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
    1300 ft
    Off-shoot from Banyan Drive, Hilo
  • Liliuokalani Gardens
    3600 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

    500 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

Average guest rating

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Based on 84 reviews

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  • 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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