Where to stay around Hilo?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 436 holiday lettings near Hilo. From 271 Houses to 27 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hilo is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hilo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hilo:

  • Volcano Village: 83 holiday homes
  • Ohia Estates: 50 holiday homes
  • Puna Palisades: 47 holiday homes
  • Royal Hawaiian Estates: 34 holiday homes
  • Kehena Beach Estates: 29 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hilo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hilo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kaumana Springs Wilderness: 470 holiday lettings
  • Bayfront Park: 464 holiday lettings
  • Joint Astronomy Centre: 489 holiday lettings
  • Richardson's Ocean Park: 459 holiday lettings
  • Lincoln Park: 462 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hilo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hilo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 271 Houses in Hilo. Our other popular types of Hilo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Hilo?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 94 waterfront rentals in Hilo. You have also many other possibilities in Hilo area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 88 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 37 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 25 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hilo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 105 holiday homes with pool available in Hilo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a vacation rental in Hilo, USA your home away from home

    Hilo is a town on the east coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, in the county of the same name. Visiting a self-catering vacation rental in Hilo you’ll be in an excellent location to experience the immense natural beauty of eastern Big Island, noted for its stunning geological features.

    Things to do in Hilo, USA

    Hilo vacation accommodation is close to a variety of attractions, both natural and man-made. If you’d like to find out a little more about the area’s culture and history, there’s the Lyman House Museum, which houses collections of local art combined with displays about the island’s past. The Pacific Tsunami Museum is documents the catastrophic impact of the two tsunamis in 1946 and 1960 and their legacy. In terms of nature you’ll have the beautiful Rainbow Falls, or you could take the walking trail to Akaka Falls, which is a little further afield.

    The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park would be an essential day out for anyone on holiday at self-catering accommodation in Hilo. Really, the park boasts more natural attractions than you could cram into one day, and at the visitor centre you’ll be able to get all the info you’ll need about lava flows and the local legends associated with the park. Key things to see in the park include Kilauea Volcano and its lava flows, the Thurston Lava Tube, which is more than 100 metres in length and was created when drained of lava a coupe of centuries ago.

    The ocean is of course another top attraction for anyone visiting vacation rentals in Hilo. The beaches draw a mixture of swimmers and surfers. At Four Mile you’ll find a great spot for bathing, as the bay is protected by a reef and is remarkably calm.

    Places to visit on holiday in Hilo, USA

    A little way up the coast from Hilo self-catering accommodation is the city of Honokaa, which is considered the gateway to the north of the island and its Hamakua Coast, noted for its tropical rainforest. Within reach are natural features like the Waipio and Waimanu Valleys and Hillawe Falls the highest waterfall anywhere in Hawaii.

    Weather in Hilo, USA

    Around Hilo vacation rentals you’ll experience a tropical rainforest climate, which makes for warm, damp conditions throughout the year. Daytime highs are rarely lower than 25 degrees, and the driest months are generally between December and February.

    Cheap flights to Hilo, USA

    The best way to get to Hilo self-catering vacation accommodation would be to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX) with Air New Zealand, British Airways or American Airlines, and catching a connecting flight to Hilo International (ITO) with United Airlines.

    Activities and attractions in Hilo

    Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Hilo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Naniloa Country Club (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
    • Hilo Municipal Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
    • Onomea Tea Company Estate (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
    • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)

    Seasonal weather in Hilo

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

    Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Hilo

    Island views, beautiful waterfalls and pristine beaches are a few of the stunning natural features that Hilo boasts. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hilo is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mauna Kea (25.9 mi / 41.7 km)
    • Akaka Falls (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
    • Kalakaua Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • Lincoln Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
    • Wailoa River State Park Hawaii (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Bayfront Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)