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Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

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301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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HILO FOR $140 PER NIGHT
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't have too much to add to all the other reviews. Danny and Matthew are great hosts. Anything we needed, they gave us. The place is right in downtown Hilo, and the house and grounds are full of character. We stayed in the Orchid Room right off the front. Great lanai with a fridge and spacious and clean bathroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Amazing BnB! A pleasant surprise nestled in Hilo minutes away from several restaurants and the beach. We arrived after hours and everything was set up for us to get into our room with ease. We stayed one night in the James Michener room which was clean and cozy. I particularly enjoyed the small balcony overlooking the garden. The highlight truly... More 

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Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We'd stumbled into Hilo to find the Merrie Monarch Festival underway and no rooms available. Then a helpful soul remembered hearing about a cancellation at the Hilo Bay Hale. Rushed over & met Danny, the very pleasant owner, who showed us to the Lava Room! Saved! Hilo Bay Hale is a wonderful 100 yr-old house - lovingly restored - with... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I stay here in James Michener Romm for 6 days from Feb 25 2015. I believed this 6 days would be unforgetable for a life time. I can't say anything negative after my stay. This bnb and its hosts gave us great experience. The Michener room was more spacious and and extremely comfortable. This style was old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Hilo Bay Hale is a very nice bed and breakfast tucked away in an unassuming part of the Big Island. We arrived late and were somewhat put-off by the surroundings; an adult store on the adjacent corner, the blaring television and slightly louder young child in the house next door, and the old van in the street out front with... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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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 Hale Bed & Breakfast, 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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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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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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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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