Pacific Tsunami Museum is a fascinating experience. It's a good idea to bring your camera along for the ride, because this is one place that you won't soon want to forget.
Hilo is where you'll discover it.
There's a nice range of hotels that are a short commute away from Pacific Tsunami Museum. Take your pick from 9 possibilities, all within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the site. Lots of tourists would recommend the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, and the Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental, 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) away.
If you'd prefer to spend your cash on shopping instead of a place to sleep, you'll be delighted to know that there are a limited range of less expensive hotels here. Some examples are the Wild Ginger Inn Hotel and the Wild Ginger Inn Hostel, which are 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) and 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, respectively.
If it's been a long day, you can keep your brain alert with a kick of caffeine. You can order a cup of coffee from Sweet Cane Cafe By the Bay, an easy walk away. Also in the vicinity is Tina Garden Gourmet Cafe, a quality establishment that serves up a selection of hearty meals. If you find that the sight of the setting sun brings on a sudden thirst, head over to Cronies Bar & Grill for an icy beer or a refreshing wine on the way back to your place.