A no-frills hotel offering plenty of local color.
Open for more than 30 years, this hotel is operated by descendants of the Alexander family who originally launched it in the 1960s. Located in the heart of Hilo town, the small property has just eighteen reasonably priced rooms ranging in size from studios to two-bedrooms. All have kitchens and feature an island setting, friendly service and lots of island ambiance. The style is casual and low-key, the guest units are roomy and the parking is free. The rooms are only a few blocks from downtown Hilo and less than an hour from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.