Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: No Resort Fee. Free parking. Free daily 9-hole round of golf on-site.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located on 70 acres of stunning and lush oceanfront property, with magnificent views of Hilo Bay and the Mauna Kea Volcano. 320 fully-refurbished guest rooms and suites provide upscale, contemporary lodging for vacationers exploring the charms of Hilo and nearby attractions, such as stunning waterfalls, the lava flows of Kalapana and snorkeling or surfing off the beautiful bay and ocean coasts.

Each inviting guest room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, a generously-sized work desk, a microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe and DoubleTree Sweet Dreams¨ Sleep Experience beds. Guests who upgrade to a spacious suite may also relax in a separate living area and enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the balcony.

Just two miles from Hilo International Airport, The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo  a DoubleTree by Hilton blends traditional Hawaiian culture with the most modern and luxurious conveniences. Its extensive, property-wide renovations have added a local design experience centered around respecting the cultural tradition of hula, and the spirit of the famed Merrie Monarch Festival. Kim Taylor Reece, one of the most famous hula photographers in the world, is the artistic curator for the hotel and has provided $4-million worth of his own hula art, which is displayed in the guest rooms and common areas. The hotel lobby also features curated, rotating exhibits that highlight the history of Hilo, as well as Hawaiian culture.


Hilo International Airport : 3 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1939
Room: 388


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed Resort Fee of $30.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort fee inclusions:
•Valet or self-parking for one car per night
•Complimentary WiFi
•24 hour usage of fitness facilities
•Inclusion in various activities on property

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 1389 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very noisy

    I stayed here on a business trip for a bit more than a week. I just wanted something that had air conditioning, would be quite while I slept, and had a decent restaurant. I was not interested in the restore amenities or any of those kinds of things. First the positives: On the positive side I will say the service offered by the staff was excellent! Now the negatives: While my room did have AC it was louder than standing next to a jet engine! During the night I had to chose between not being able to sleep due to the heat/humidity or due to the very loud noise of the AC unit when it would turn on. Without fail if I left the AC unit on over night it would wake me up when it would turn on. The second noise issue I had with this hotel was that the walls are paper thin. I could hear everything that was happening in the rooms adjacent to mine, so I assume they could hear me as well. This lack of privacy was unsettling. The room also had a very oddly placed bathtub that was outside of the bathroom and made walking to the bathroom from the bed very difficult. The restaurant was decent but I found overpriced especially given that is serves more locals than hotel guest. Overall I would not recommend staying at this hotel if you are just trying to get a decent nights sleep outside of the heat and humidity that can be Hawaii.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stay in Hilo

    This hotel is beautiful overlooking Hilo Bay. The staff is warm and friendly and the amenities of the property are great . The only thing I would suggest is that they consider adding room service and a spa.

    Jan 09, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Inter-Island Getaway

    Excellent location in Hilo, close to airport, Ken's House of Pancake, downtown Hilo, and stores. Front desk staff are very welcoming and always smiling, but don't be surprised if there is a long line during check in. Valet staff are friendly and quick to get your vehicle.

    Jan 08, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Doubletree Hilo

    The hotel is beautiful. The location is perfect. The live evening music in the lobby area was very enjoyable. Rooms were clean and well maintained. However staff hospitality is lacking. We had unpleasant experiences with breakfast and room attendant staff. Also there are no towels for the pool, you must walk a distance to the lobby to get one and maybe they have one (?), it was also requested that you walk back to the lobby to return your towel.

    Jan 08, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a Resort

    If you are expecting a resort then dont be fooled by the marketing. It is only a good hotel for bags and bed. There is a really small cold pool and no entertainment activities onsite. Their valet service is great, rooms are in good condition but do not stay here expecting a resort quality stay.

    Jan 05, 2020

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