Hilo, the birthplace of the Hula, is also known as the “island of adventure.” Active travelers flock to the Big Island of Hawai’i for adventure excursions featuring active volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, and unique black sand beaches. Zip through lush landscapes and gorgeous tropical river gorges. Snorkel side-by-side with sea turtles and manta rays. Hike up captivating waterfalls and trek along the Kilauea Iki Trail. You can count on KapohoKine Adventures for the best outdoors experience, located right in the lobby of the hotel to book a tour. Visitors can watch dancers of Hula Halau Ke 'Olu Makani 'O Mauna Loa, each Monday evening as they practice and teach guests Hula on the hotel grounds of the Grand Naniloa Resort - a DoubleTree by Hilton.
After a day of thrilling adventure, there is no better place to slow down and relax than at the Grand Naniloa Resort. Whether you are making Hilo your home base as you explore the Big Island or staying for a longer period of time the Grand Naniloa offers spacious accommodations loaded with amenities to make your time with us more comfortable and easy. Enjoy 379 newly upgraded accommodations spanning three towers with oceanfront, bay, or harbor views. Each room is highlighted with Hilton Suite Dreams beds, microwaves, small refrigerators, coffee makers, and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows or ocean view balconies, and Hulas photography shot all throughout the Island of Hawai’i.
Hilo may offer a world of adventure, but you don’t need to go far for fun and excitement. Grand Naniloa Resort amenities include complimentary golf on Hilo’s only nine-hole course and driving range adjacent to the hotel, a 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center that overlooks our expansive lawn and bay, and our exclusive concert hall – the historic Willie K’s Crown Room. Once revered as the premier music venue of the ’80s in Hilo, Willie K’s Crown Room has been restored and entirely revamped. Newcomers, returning visitors, and entertainers will be completely immersed in an environment designed specifically for live performances. Other resort amenities include a restaurant buffet breakfast, lobby bar, KapohoKine Adventures Concierge desk offering onsite boating and offsite ziplining, ATV, and volcano tours, bayside wedding gazebo, and oceanfront meeting space.
Grand Naniloa also offers an expansive bar and lounge with live music stage and patio seating to take in the views, as well as private rooms for groups of any size, cozy booths, free-standing tables and communal dining options. For authentic regionally-inspired cuisine, nothing beats Hula Hulas. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a daily and nightly happy hour; Hula Hulas is a locally inspired creative-casual restaurant offering guests expansive views of the reef-lined bay and surrounding island. Warm hospitality, a vibrant bar, and lounge, and a “farm to fork” philosophy makes Hula Hulas a local favorite.
With a new contemporary lobby and upgraded room finished, including $4 million of Kim Taylor Reece art throughout, and stunning 180-degree panoramic views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Keo, the Grand Naniloa Resort is Hilo’s only open-air, oceanfront hotel.