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131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #4 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    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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irvine ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Barbra & Gary very nice people. I was in the shell room very clean. Sleep really well all 3 nights. The bread at breakfast was to die for. I wish I could have slice right now. I ate fruits that I never tried before. Really good. The only thing I did not like was the first 5 minutes of are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For us, there is always a degree of trepidation about staying at a B&B. Are the rooms comfortable? How's the food? Are the owners gracious and accommodating? Shipman House gave us no regrets. Barbara and Gary are wonderful hosts who make you feel as if you are distant relatives in town for a visit. Each morning they provided a delightful... More 

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Wilmette
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Victorian B&B is magnificent! The rooms are furnished with period pieces, many original to the house. The surroundings are really beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Innkeepers Barbara and Gary are terrific hosts. They’ll sit down with you at breakfast and fill you in on the history of the inn, on the history of Hilo, and will give you good ideas... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Hilo and we decided staying at this beautiful house would just be the thing to do. We had a wonderful experience enjoying this late 19th century Victorian home. The hosts, Barbara and Gary, were gracious hosts, making sure our needs were met along with giving us great advice as to what to do and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you step up the porte cochere, you cannot but try to imagine this beautifully kept old mansion in its time of glory, with views to the sea and green pastures which have been replaced over time by suburbs and power lines. After we rang the door bell, we were welcomed by Barbara who gave us a tour of the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be certain you know the B and B experience you want. Our 4 nights were so-so, because we didn’t read the fine print (our fault). Shipman House is an antique-filled historic old house/museum, but strictly as a B and B it is expensive, with amenities and “house rules” that didn’t suit us. On arrival, our hostess’s first words “no shoes... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This review is long overdue. We stayed at the Shipman House last April (2014) for 4 nights at the end of our two week trip. Gary and Barbara were excellent hosts, engaging and informative and always friendly. We stayed in Clara's Shell room which looked over a jungle ravine and out toward the ocean. The sound of the torrential rain... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No trip to the Big Island is complete without visiting the eastern tropical side of the island. We wanted to visit Vulcano National Parc, Mouna Kea and Waipio Valley and decided that Hilo would be the most central place to stay. We loved Hilo, it is a funky little town and not just a tourist resort. The Shipman House is... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We chose this B and B based on the reviews we read on Trip Advisor, and we were so glad that we did. We stayed at Shipman House for three nights. This beautiful home was immaculate, the breakfast was a bounty of fresh fruits, cereal, muffins, breads, homemade jam, and many other things. Gary and Barbara were very friendly and... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have stayed in quite a few B&B's and never had as delightful an experience as we did here. We stayed four nights and not only didn't want to leave, we're ready to go back! The hosts, Barbara and Gary, are exceptional. They share their knowledge of all things Hawaiian and help you find the most popular places, but especially... More 

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Additional Information about Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Shipman House b&b Inn
Shipman House Hotel Hilo
Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii

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