The 3-star Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is a full-service hotel that offers a great starting off point for visitors who want to experience an active volcano, stunning waterfalls and the rain forests on the Hilo side of the Big Island. The “Fully renovated guest rooms” feature stunning views of Hilo Bay, Coconut Island, the ocean, beautiful Banyan Trees, the small town of Hilo and the magnificent Mauna Kea dormant volcano, home to some of the world’s most important observatories. The eight-story building curves around the bay and features 286 rooms.
Property amenities include complimentary parking based on availability, safety deposit box at the front desk, laundry facilities, complimentary WiFi in lobby and lounge, high speed internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing, swimming pool, sun deck, gift shop and beauty salon.
The Queen’s Court Restaurant offers buffet breakfast and dinner daily. Dinner features a choice of ala carte from Monday through Thursday, or specialty buffet from Friday through Saturday. The Waioli Lounge & iCafé is located in the lobby. During iCafé hours (7 am to 5 pm), local coffees, lattes, espresso, cappucinos, pastries and a light lunch are offered; the Lounge serves dinner, cocktails and appetizers from 5 pm on.
The Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is not a resort and does not offer the luxuries many visitors expect while on vacation. It does offer however, great value and a fantastic location along with a caring staff, clean rooms and a laid back Hawaiian atmosphere. The small, quirky town of Hilo has some very good restaurants and the Farmer’s Market held on Wednesday and Saturdays has over 100 local crafters and farmers selling beautiful produce, gift items, flowers and so much more. The atmosphere is festive and the ideal place to find some unique gifts to bring back home. Hawaii residents consider it “the place to stay” when visiting the Hilo side of the Big Island.