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Hilo Bay B&B

#7 of 18 Hotels in Hilo
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301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An older house with pleasant front and back porches within a short walk to the bay. Excellent breakfast, tropical fruit eggs, bacon, coffee locally produced and fresh. Friendly helpful host, comfortable bed and easily accessible internet. Not a fancy or large room but comfortable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've stayed here three times (see previous glowing review) and we love the house and our hosts. But the shower valve was broken in the Bay Room. So we were moved immediately to the room at the front of the house. Same model valve, same problem. Because water was either scorching hot or freezing cold, showers were impossible for our... More 

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HiloBayBNB, Owner at Hilo Bay B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Martin for the glowing reviews in the past and staying with us again. We are replacing the fixtures in both rooms and in the meantime, instructing guests how to adjust the water temperature. We are always working hard to make every guests' experience a great one and we hope you will return again. And we are happy to give... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Hilo Bay Hale was excellent. We stayed one night in the Michener room after a 9 pm arrival into Hilo. It was easy to find and self check in was simple (keys waiting). Enjoyed listening to the frogs, but this may not be for everyone - they are loud! Nicely appointed room and bath. Wonderful host and delicious breakfast. Highly... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed two nights in the Michener room which had a comfortable bed, generously sized bathroom, and lanai with fish pond. It was a lovely room for our needs as we were out of the house enjoying the local attractions. It is not a B&B that I would have wanted to just hang out but it's Hawaii where there is... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stayed here late in September and enjoyed a wonderful Hilo experience in a restored turn-of-the century home with great hosts. The house is full of history, the location is very convenient to downtown Hilo, the atmosphere is welcoming, the hosts are helpful in every way, and the breakfast is fantastic. I had the Michener room and enjoyed feeding the koi... More 

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London, England
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You really can't go wrong here, large, comfortable rooms, an outstanding breakfast, and extremely friendly and helpful owner and staff. We had the Lava room downstairs which is very private. You can also do your washing here (useful on a long trip). After the hellhole of Honolulu/Oahu, downtown Hilo is like stepping back to the sixties. There are quite a... More 

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Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

老闆Matthew 人非常好客,又親切,hospitality !!! 房間乾淨又大,老闆把整個民宿佈置的很溫馨,很舒適!民宿內也有免費的停車空間,真的很方便!location is very good, near downtown and farmer market !! 下次來大島一定會再住這間民宿~~真的很值得 I will stay the B&B next time for sure!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of those unexpectedly great places where from the street front at first you wonder 'Hhm'. But then you walk in and it's like a friends house, a friend of whom you're secretly jealous of their wonderful home. It really is beautiful. The rooms are large, well decorated (someone knows their interior design- keeping it simple yet classy)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We spent fantastic days at B&B Hilo Bay Hale. We had chosen the Lava room downstairs on ground level. This big room and bathroom are quite newly renovated and had a lovely atmosphere. No A/C but a fan was sufficient to achieve a convenient temperature. A really friendly owner and employee/friend, they prepared great breakfast each morning, juice, various local... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hilo Bay Hale Bed and Breakfast embodies the best of what a B&B should be: cleanliness, charm, and simple but pleasing accommodations. There are three rooms available, each with its own personality. We stayed in the "Michener Room", which was comfortable and spacious, with a huge bathroom and small lanai (Hawaiian for "porch") perfect for relaxing. (The Michener, by the... More 

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Address: 301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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Number of rooms: 3
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