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369 Nene St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After the dire warnings and the supply of earplugs on the dresser, I expected the coquis to be deafening but they weren't bad. The room was comfortable and the grounds are pretty with tropical foliage and koi ponds. The "beach" is more of a rocky shoreline and was pretty trashed with cans and bottles when you get up close but... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We totally enjoyed our stay At The Beach With Friends! It was very comfortable and beautiful! Claudia is a wonderful Hostess, and exceeded our expectations at every opportunity! The breakfasts were healthy AND delicious! She helped us decide on the best tours, restaurants, and attractions, making sure each moment was well spent on the Island - we will certainly be... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed at this B&B for 3 nights at the end of nearly 2 weeks of travel in Hawaii. In Waikiki we stayed at a high rise on the beach amid thousands of tourists, on Maui we stayed at an old inn in Lahaina in a very busy tourist area, but for the Big Island we wanted to stay in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The inn is very well designed and decorated, and the landscaping extremely lush and beautiful. We slept with the ceiling fan on and the windows wide open. The frogs were loud, but it made the tropical experience all the better. You have to be up for a more adventurous stay here and unbothered by insects and geckos, but if those... More 

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seasonedscreener, Owner at At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

This guest was part of a family of four traveling with a family of three- 7 related persons. A large group creates a different dynamic and challenges for me then sets of unrelated guests who are trying to make new acquaintances. I do the best to balance the needs of each individual guest. I set up a generous buffet breakfast... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A fabulous retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In walking distance from the ocean and a lovely cove for a quiet swim or a snorkeling view of the marine life. The rooms are delightful and well suited for an overnight stay or a weeklong base of operations. Claudia is the perfect host, not intrusive but always... More 

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Waipu, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Entering Claudia's B&B, I felt like I could be in many tropical places - a combination of American craftsman style, Balinese wooden sculting, screened porches in the southern USA or Australia. Tasteful, solid and clean... peaceful with common areas to visit others. She is a little ways out of Hilo and right across the street from some small, safe, rocky... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Claudia was a fantastic host. Our room was splendid and immaculately clean! Breakfast was 5 star, my husband especially enjoyed the granola and I loved the blueberry scones! As other reviews have mentioned, you can hear the frogs at dusk, however this didn't bother us at all and we slept fantastically. There were a few mosquitoes about but Claudia had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not easy to find, so get directions before setting off if you declined the satnav on your car rental. Coming from England we are not used to so many bugs as you get beside the water here. Claudia, the rather eccentric friendly owner tried to help with a few squirts of fly spray, but as she has probably got accustomed... More 

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seasonedscreener, Owner at At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Body heat from exercise such as unloading suitcases from the car, certain blood types, metabolic emissions of the body, fragrances, clothing color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes. Our visitor from England was right that I am less bothered by the presence of mosquitoes that are common in Hawaii then he and his wife. Genetic... More 

St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our time tremendously. The B&B is quite nice, and very handy to the beach and to Hilo, but surrounded by rainforest so you don't have a sense of being close to anything but nature. Claudia was very friendly and helpful, and the room quite comfy. We spent some time at Volcanoes National Park, and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at this B&B on our travels around the Big Island. It was a nice, quiet location surrounded by gardens and jungle making a very restful spot. Right across the the sprawling back yard jungle is a lovely beach and a perfect place to walk in the am. The room was nice and very clean and had a small... More 

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Address: 369 Nene St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
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At The Beach With Friends Bed And Breakfast
At The Beach With Friends Bed & Breakfast Hilo, Hawaii

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