a traveler from Travelocity.com
on June 17, 2011
All around us, we could see larger and newer hotels. The newer hotels had climate control, hallways, and elevators. Hilo Seaside, on the other hand, is only 3 stories high, and is designed from the ground up to put you in touch with Hawaii's wonderful atmosphere. Our room had both seaside windows and an inland window, so there was a constant delightful cross-breeze when they were open. All of the common areas of the hotel are open to the air -- there are no hallways or elevators. If you go to Hawaii so you can have all of the bland mechanical convenience of an anonymous mainland hotel, you should go somewhere else. But if you want a hotel that caters to the real beauty of Hawaii, Hilo Seaside is brilliant. Oh and their free breakfast comes in the form of vouchers to their hotel restaurant, which was a nice surprise. No bagel basket here.
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