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Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI, United States


Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel


Insider Tip

Directly in front of the hotel is the banyan tree planted by Babe Ruth in 1933. Although more than 40 trees have been planted since the first eight in 1933, none garners more attention that Ruth's, including those planted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King George V.

Hotel Overview

Historic location
Hilo Hawaiian sits on the street where since 1933, celebrities, royalty, and world leaders have planted banyan trees.
Balcony, patio
286 guestrooms feature views of Hilo Bay and have balconies or patios and refrigerators.
Swimming pool, health club
The resort features dining options, banquet facilities, swimming pool, health club, business services.

Amenity highlights:

Though it's within a couple minutes' drive of downtown Hilo, the hotel's location on Banyan Drive gives a sense of tranquil isolation. Guests relax in Hawaiian ambience, swim and sun, and indulge in the spa's massage, body, and facial treatments before and after forays around the Big Island.

What to expect:

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI, United States


ITO - Hilo International Airport



This eight-story Hilo Hawaiian Hotel offers 286 air-conditioned guest rooms with Polynesian-style decor. Most rooms have balconies or patios with expansive views of Hilo Bay and the Pacific Ocean or of banyan trees lining historic Banyan Drive. Amenities include refrigerators and dial-up Internet access.


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Refrigerator


Property Amenities

The 286-room, eight-story hotel presents a curved face to Hilo Bay, all the better for enjoying how the sky lights up when the sun drops behind 13,796-foot Mauna Kea. In front of the hotel is Coconut Island, which was believed by ancient Hawaiians to contain healing powers. Today the island is a peaceful spot for swimming, picnicking, and fishing. Within a few minutes' walk of the hotel is the large, Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park, which is a favorite strolling spot for visitors. An Expedia!fun(™) kiosk in the hotel allows guests to book vacation activities, tours, attractions, and services during their stay.

  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Conference room(s)


Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 23 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.66 per night (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Queen's Court Restaurant
This pretty restaurant serves breakfast daily, with a brunch buffet on Sundays. Monday through Thursday, there's a prime rib/crab dinner buffet as well as à la carte choices.
Waioli Lounge
Music or karaoke, appetizers, and tropical drinks are the attractions at the lounge, along with a splendid view of Hilo Bay.


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Running track/path
  • Skydiving
  • Tennis