Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel

ex. Uncle Billy'S Hilo Bay Hotel

87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Hawaii, United States, 96720  show map
 2 stars
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Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Dining room

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Breakfast room


Paid shuttle service

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation




Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel is a 2-star venue set just 2.2 km from Pacific Tsunami Museum . Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines modern architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel puts guests near tropical beaches. The center of Hilo is 3 km away from the venue.

Set next to golf courses and restaurants, this hotel also offers a sun deck and an outdoor swimming pool on site.

Hilo International airport is situated within a 10-minute drive from Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel.


The property comprises 144 non-smoking rooms equipped with individual climate control, a minibar, a private safe, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board. The guestrooms look out on the ocean. They also have an electric kettle, a cooker and a washing machine available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the salon each morning. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. The large café bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Coconut Willy's and Queen's Court Restaurant are 5 minutes walking distance from Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel.


Business travelers can make use of computer equipment, audiovisual equipment and printers offered on site.


Parents will find a mini club, cots and video games for their children on-site. The hotel provides windsurfing and sailing for an active pastime.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   144.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Sailing


  • Paid shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Solarium
  • Massage

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Local calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo location
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Hotel Address:

87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Hawaii, United States, 96720

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City Center
  • Hilo
    2.6 km
  • Hilo International (ITO)
    2.0 km
  • Kamuela (MUE)
    69.9 km
  • Uncle Billy's General Store
    60 m
  • Coconut Willy's
    60 m
  • Coconut Island
    260 m
  • Liliuokalani Gardens
    320 m
  • Richardson Beach Park
    1.7 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • East Hawaii Cultural Center2.3 km
  • City Center2.5 km

Convention centers

  • Mauna Loa Observatory2.4 km

Shopping areas

  • Hilo Farmers Market2.0 km
  • Hilo Shopping Center2.1 km


  • Fun Factory400 m
  • Triple 7 Amusement1.3 km
  • Mulligan's Island2.1 km
  • Hilo Lanes2.3 km
  • Mulligan's Q-Bowl2.3 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hilo Harbor500 m
  • Liliuokalani Gardens600 m


  • Pacific Rim Studio700 m
  • The Pacific Tsunami Museum2.1 km
  • East Hawaii Cultural Ctr2.6 km
  • Lyman Museum & Mission House2.7 km


  • Hawaii County Park Maintenance400 m
  • Coconut Island Park700 m
  • Bayfront Beach Park1.0 km
  • Hawaii County Parks and Rec Dept1.7 km
  • Mauna Kea Park1.7 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Naniloa Country Club200 m
  • Banyan Golf Course200 m

Oceanfront Areas

  • Hilo2.3 km

Local attractions

  • Wailoa Center 1.5 km
    200 Piopio St Wailoa State Park
  • Richardson Beach Park1.7 km
    2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo
  • Hilo Farmers Market2.1 km
    Cnr of Mamo St & Kamehameha Ave
  • Wailoa River State Recreation Area1.7 km
    Off Pauahi Street
  • Big Island Candies1.8 km
    585 Hinano Street, Hilo

Near the hotel

  • Coconut Island260 m
    Off-shoot from Banyan Drive
  • Liliuokalani Gardens320 m
    Banyan Drive

Restaurants nearby

  • Uncle Billy's General Store60 m

    Address: 87 Banyan Dr
    Phone: (808) 935-0861

  • Queen's Court Restaurant130 m

    Address: 71 Banyan Dr
    Phone: 808-935-9361

    59% likes this, based on 71 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Ken's House of Pancakes710 m

    Address: 1730 Kamehameha Ave
    Phone: 8089358711

    72% likes this, based on 711 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 17 - NZD 17

  • Coconut Willy's60 m

    Address: 87B Banyan Drive
    Phone: +1 808-987-6992

    67% likes this, based on 18 reviews

  • Sky Garden Restaurant460 m

    Address: Hawai'i Naniloa Resort
    Phone: (808) 935-8888

    65% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Price Range: NZD 10 - NZD 28

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:
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  • Keaau hotels - 13 km
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Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Based on 84 reviews

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)!

  • Older travelers

    ease of use and front counter staff

    parking and parking lot

  • 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

  • Older travelers

    Friendly staff and beautiful island atmosphere.

    The noisy frogs.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

How to reach hotel

hotel Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Hawaii, United States, 96720

Get directions
City Center
  • Hilo
    2.6 km
  • Hilo International (ITO)
    2.0 km
  • Kamuela (MUE)
    69.9 km
  • Uncle Billy's General Store
    60 m
  • Coconut Willy's
    60 m
  • Coconut Island
    260 m
  • Liliuokalani Gardens
    320 m
  • Richardson Beach Park
    1.7 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: