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The Bay House

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42 Pukihae St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the kind of people who own "resort wear"? If you want a Disneyesque experience, stay somewhere else. If you want a spacious airy room in a small establishment on a clifftop over Hilo Bay, consider The Bay House. We stayed in the Palm room, which has palm trees on two sides and private lanai on the the third, overlooking... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was spacious enough for us and the breakfast was a bit more than I expected - hot eggs and a baked item every day. Tina and Thomas are very nice, but not the chatty type. I rarely met or talked to them as they seemed to avoid engaging their guests. My room key was taped to the door... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 nights here in the Palms room. The bed is one of the most comfortable we've slept on. Included is a hearty buffet breakfast with fresh homemade breads, fruit, juice, omelet and other breakfast items. We sat on our private lanai every morning to eat. Great location, close to downtown Hilo, walked there in less... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Bay House B&B for 2 nights while we were exploring The Big Island and it was great! The rooms were clean, nice, and quite large with private bathrooms and an ocean view! Eating breakfast one the patio was dream. The food was fantastic! The location was great - only a couple minute drive... More 

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Sterling, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We loved staying at The Bay House. Beautiful room. Gorgeous view. Breakfast was yummy, loved the local fruit, omelet & fresh baked goodies. Friendly, helpful hosts. Umbrellas for the rain. Guidebooks. Walking distance to downtown. Easy access to other sights and airport. We were there to celebrate our 40th anniversary and can't wait to go back. Hilo is a charming... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We were only there for 1 night, but our room was lovely, breakfast was delicious, view was wonderful, hostess was very accomodating. It's located within walking distance of main road in Hilo and fit our needs perfectly.

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The accommodations are clean, cushy and cozy. The breakfast in the morning is outstanding! Fresh fruit, eggs and fresh home baked goods will set you up for a perfect day of Hawaiian adventuring. The owners, Christine and Tom are so hospitable, and they know so much about the history of the islands, the culture, and the best places to visit... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Very tidy bed and breakfast. Room decorated very nicely and amenities good. I enjoyed the breakfasts provided. Tasty omelette with selectionof fruits and large slices of cake. Ended up taking as morning tea snack. Fridge well stocked with juice, milk, yoghurt and you could help yourself. Beautiful outlook over Hilo Bay with the sun coming up. The sound of the... More 

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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My husband and I stayed for 3 rainy nights in the Palm Room. The B&B is in a good location - 10 min to shopping and restaurants in downtown Hilo. The bed was comfy and everything was very clean. Early morning and late evening we were able to watch some rowing teams from our lanai. Breakfast (local fruit, breakfast bread,... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We loved staying at The Bay House. It is situated with a beautiful outlook over Hilo Bay. The owner was very great. The breakfast was laid out in a beautiful manner each morning so that it could be quickly transported to our lanai. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful with a homemade breakfast bread and exceptional tropical fruit. We were... More 

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