I'm here from Australia and stayed 10 nights. I have enjoyed my stay here immensely. It's not like Waikiki which for me was just like the Gold Coast. It is way more down to earth & friendly, comfortable beds in big rooms, kitchenette, car park. Right on the shoreline. How does it get better than that! Right at the front window are amazing reef fish, turtles, paddleboarders, and ships of all types and sizes. If you want time away from the hustle and bustle Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel is the place for you. The building is old, very clean, and free wifi. The people are just lovely. I'll be back. Oh and the Banyan trees on the drive are spectacular especially when you see who's planted them.."