LOTUS GARDEN: The Botanica Apartment Downtown Hilo

Entire rental unit hosted by Megan

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Highly rated Host
Megan has received 5-star ratings from 90% of recent guests.


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Self-contained apartment featuring kitchenette, private bathroom/shower &Queen bed. Offering Wifi and support for business travel. Garden setting, private entrance. NOTE: 17.96% is the combined hotel tax applied to the reservation cost. It is requested by host using the Airbnb app on arrival.

The space
A bright airy studio; 14ft ceiling; ceiling fan; a queen bed; private bathroom/shower and a covered lanai. Small galley style kitchen. Natural light & high ceilings are part of the charm of 'Botanica Apartment.' This small studio is used to it's full potential for functional space.


The studio is part of a complex we call 'The Lotus Garden' that includes 2 guest cottages and two studio apartments; This studio is on the site of what was a popular Chinese cafe in the 40'sEach of the spaces here have been designed with signature colors and decor to provide a unique and memorable stay.

Hawaii has a vibrant tropical and diverse ecosystem. As in most tropical places insects and small reptiles are plentiful. For those that are phobic about the occasional gecko or a beetle that strays inside, we suggest that our accommodations may not suit. From the reviews you will see that this is rarely an issue.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free street parking
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.78 out of 5 stars from 310 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

We love the slower pace of life here and the many artists, musicians and eccentrics who call 'Hilo' home. Hilo is a great town to walk about in and explore because of its small size. The heart of Downtown Hilo is only 3 blocks. In this area you will find wonderful restaurants and several great venues for live music. Keawe street features a crepe restaurant, a Kombucha bar, a Kava bar and two great sushi restaurants as well as other great choices. There's also a farmer's market on Bayfront and plenty of little stores to browse in.

Hosted by Megan

  1. Joined in April 2012
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Aloha I'm Megan. Meet Jasper also. We've been working to create a colorful atmosphere for visitors that reflects the beauty of the tropics. Both of us enjoy helping guests feel comfortable so that they can relax and enjoy all the magic of this wet and wild side of the island.

Hilo could become known as 'the town that time forgot' because it has the flavor of an older, slower Hawaii. In that way we are pretty easy going and relaxed ourselves. We have two guest cottages and a romantic 1 bedroom apartment here at The Lotus Garden. This is a property that features two garden courtyards, stone Buddha statues, a fish pond and an abundance of tropical plants and trees. . The Lotus Garden is reminiscent of the former 'sugar cane plantation days' when houses were clustered together so that there was a sense of community in the way people lived. Here Travelers meet other travelers in passing. Another wonderful feature of The Lotus Garden is that we are right in the center of town. Guests enjoy being a block away from the Farmer's Market and within walking distance of our cafes, restaurants, galleries and even Hilo's own Kava Bar.

Just ask us. .. we know some great little beach parks close by and some special things to do around Hilo..

... Our latest creed to live by? "Now is a really good time!" And so it is..
Aloha I'm Megan. Meet Jasper also. We've been working to create a colorful atmosphere for visitors that reflects the beauty of the tropics. Both of us enjoy helping guests feel com…

During your stay

We love to host but We will take our cue from each guest as to how much interaction they want to have with us. In the case of long term stays or stays over 7 nights, we offer weekly assistance for weekly housekeeping.
  • Response rate: 85%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy