Escape to… Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo, a DoubleTree by Hilton | Hilo, HI

Boasting a stunning oceanside location with magnificent views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea, Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton occupies a historic site amidst a lush, tropical landscape. Our ideal setting also offers guests convenient access to Hilo Airport, just 2 miles away. Tee off on our complimentary 9-hole golf course, or soak up the sunshine in our beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Energize in the complimentary fitness center, or rent some water sports equipment and take to the waves.

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Inviting guest rooms offer complimentary WiFi, a generously-sized work desk, microwave, refrigerator, and in-room safe. Upgrade to an ocean-view suite with a separate living area and a balcony offering ocean views. Savor breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating. Admire sweeping vistas of Hilo Bay from the large deck of our Lobby Lounge.

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Ocean View Room with Lanai

Location:  Hilo, HI (Big Island)
Distance from Airport:  Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO) approx. 10 mins. away

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Guests of the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo, a DoubleTree by Hilton can enjoy a variety of activities, including paddleboards (SUPs), kayaking, snorkeling, biking, swimming, and an array of historic displays and museum artifacts.

Designed by Alexander Kahapea, Naniloa Golf Course is a beautifully landscaped 9-hole facility overlooking Hilo Bay. Open daily, the course was built in 1970 and includes golf instruction, a putting green, and a driving range. This hotel also offers FREE 9-hole round of golf per person per day (Golf cart additional fee) for guests. Use of golf clubs, based on availability.

Local Attractions include: 

  • Kilauea Volcano at the Volcanoes National Park
  • Mauna Kea Astronomy
  • The Rainbow Falls
  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Lili’uokalani Park and Gardens
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Originally built in 1939, the newly renovated Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo sits atop beautiful Banyan Drive looking out onto Hilo Bay. Known as the “Hilo Walk of Fame,” this tree-lined street is famous for its family of banyan trees planted by celebrities such as Babe Ruth, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart.

In 1963, the Merrie Monarch Festival began to celebrate Native Hawaii traditions. People from all over the world gather in Hilo for this three-day hula competition that also includes art exhibits, demonstrations, craft fairs, and a parade. The Grand Naniloa Hotel proudly hosts this remarkable festival each year earning its nickname as the Home of Hula.


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Alexander Kahapea, Naniloa Golf Course


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