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The Bay House

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42 Pukihae St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Windsor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Bay room. The furnishings were beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and always ready at 7am so we could get an early start each day. Falling asleep to the gentle sound of the surf was paradise. Sitting on the lanai, watching the cruise ship leave the harbor at night was magical. Everything was better than we expected.

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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Tina & Tom Jimenez are of the wonderful people, friendly and hospitable. If you stay here, they will make you feel at home. The property is beautiful and welcoming. It exudes just the heat of Hawaii also in a rainy day in Hilo. It's all beautifully.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

1. The place... Beautiful! Rooms were decorated impeccably. Recommend the Harbor Room. Largest lanai, close to the water, less road noise, king bed. The sound of the water that close was very soothing. The coquis were active at night but not too loud. No a/c but the rooms have plenty of windows to take advantage of those trades. Breakfast is... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just checked out after 2 days here. Room was comfortable and clean. The owners do take a low profile in terms of guest interaction but we like that. We did see Tina each morning at breakfast and found her hospitable. Tina provided a welcome note upon our arrival the first day that included her cell phone number , description... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We've just left the gorgeous Bay House and were blown away by the hospitality, quality room and the view! We stayed in the Harbor room but saw all three, I would definitely say the harbour room is the best. A large lanai (balcony) overlooking the Ocean - surely the best view to have breakfast by on the whole island! Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We just returned home from 3 nights at the Bay House in Hilo. We found the house and our room very charming a nice complement to the resort experience we had on the Kona side. Tina, the owner, was welcoming and eager to assist us as needed, but also gave us our privacy. Breakfast was great and exactly what we... More 

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Hana, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our stay was the third time at the Bay House. This visit was just as comfortable and easy as the prior ones. Great location and wonderful view of Hilo Bay. Lovely breakfast on the lanai with ocean view.

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Crescent City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My daughter went to the Hilo Bay House for her honeymoon and after her RAVE reviews I had to go see for myself. The setting and scenery are MAGICAL. The owners are friendly and provide a perfect atmosphere full of information on the island, best places to eat, travel, activities, hikes, ANYTHING you would want to know. They serve an... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Perfect location with lanai overlooking ocean as well as hot tub which we used several times. Rooms lovely with comfortable beds. We enjoyed the decor, especially the giraffes behind the sofas!! Breakfast was timely and good, but some variation would have been nice, bacon? Our hostess pleasant and accommodating. The weather was perfect while we were there so was easy... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Absolutely loved this B&B and wonderful helpful hosts. Will be back next year for more tips on sites to visit. View was fantastic, room spotless, assistance great and location was central to town, great restaurants (thanks Tina) and gardens were amazing. Cannot say how much we loved it there. Mahalo ..as you say in Hawaii and Aloha J&D

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