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Hilo Honu Inn

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465 Haili Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hilo Honu Inn for two days with my parents and it is a very memorable and excellent experience. Gay, the hostess of the inn welcomed us upon arrival. She is a very nice lady, gave us a lot of helpful advises for out travle plan. The breakfast were also nice, made with local fruits. Overall, I couldn't... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being my first time staying at a B&B I don't have much to compare it to, but I can only hope our experience at Hilo Honu Inn is a standard in the industry. Gay made us feel instantly welcome from the moment we pulled up in to the driveway, and continued the sentiment throughout our 3 day / 3 night... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was off a day and inadvertently reserved a room. Gay was understanding and did not charge me. Also, she was responsive to all communication and genuinely friendly. Hilo is not as touristy place as Keno but it nearby beaches with great snorkling and bodyboarding and good resturants.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This B&B was a very good place to stay in Hilo. Nice rooms. Very clean. Plenty of information on what to see on the island. Best part were the breakfasts. Excellent! Fresh fruit. Yogurt. And the special of the day. The pancakes were especially good. Good free wi-fi. Off street parking. Quiet neighborhood but close to downtown. I would stay... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in the Samurai Suite in October for four nights and really loved this B&B. The room was beautiful and very comfortable, especially with the great views of the ocean from the sitting area. The breakfasts were also delicious and the owner was friendly and always helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Firstly, the owner is amazingly accommodating and made us feel extremely welcome with great local knowledge and advice. Secondly, the rooms were clean, well appointed and everything that you'd expect from a top notch B&B. Thirdly, breakfast. Homely and just what is needed for a day of adventures. We would highly recommended the Japanese suite. The website's photos do not... More 

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Dallas, TX.
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18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We skirted around Hurricane Ana, coming from Kauai, and arrived in Hilo on the afternoon of the 19th. Upon pulling into the drive Gay, The Inn Keeper, greeted us and showed us to our room. Another couple had cancelled due to the hurricane so Gay upgraded us to a larger room which was simply incredible. King-size 4-poster bed, on-suite bath... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Iʻve stayed in tiny makeshift B&Bs as well as five-star hotels and Hilo Honu Inn is the best accommodation Iʻve ever stayed in. It is convenient, clean, and spacious with a warm ambience. I could have spent hours admiring the design of the rooms, the tasteful and comfortable furniture, architectural details and the Hawaiian antique collections. The owner, Gay is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A friend on the Big Island told our families about this gem. Two of us stayed in the Samurai Suite which had a large bedroom, bathroom with a Japanese soaking tub ("furo") and shower, a sitting area and an elevated view of the Hilo Bay from three sides of the suite. Gay, the owner, was a very gracious hostess and... More 

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Montebello, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were in Hilo for a family reunion. Hotels in Hilo are limited and even the best would compare to an out dated motel 6 in the mainland. The last time we were here we stayed at the "top hotel" our bathroom door didn't open & our nightstand was termite eaten & that was the least of things. We do... More 

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Address: 465 Haili Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Hilo Honu Inn Hawaii

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