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All 19 Hilo B&Bs / inns

Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #7 of 19 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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St. John's, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shipman House and its kind and welcoming hostess and hostess was easily the nicest part of our stay during a recent trip to Hawaii. The home is remarkably well maintained, with beautiful grounds and curb appeal that takes your breath away as you come around the corner. Healthy, natural, well-rounded breakfasts with fresh ingredients and fruits picked on the grounds... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful old house was built in 1899 and is furnished with antiques and other interesting pieces of furniture. We stayed in the Shell Room which was very comfortable with a four-poster bed, desk and couch. The breakfasts were excellent and very healthy with lots of local fruits and other healthy options. The hosts were very knowledgeable about things to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Shipman House is a grand Victorian with a marvelous deck. The breakfast spread, complete with many unique fruits from the large gardens, is marvelous to see and eat. The hosts, Barbara Ann and Gary, are friendly and helpful. Would recommend strongly.

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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The house is something else. The room was comfortable and met our needs. Breakfast is incredible. A wide selection of fruits from the garden, muesli, juice, tea's, coffee and baked items. Go with the home made passionfruit butter. Yum!! I particularly enjoyed chatting with Gary at breakfast time and learning about the island.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Shipman House in Hilo, HI. Gary and Barbara are perfect hosts. Each morning they had a nice spread of fresh fruits grown on their property, tasty baked goods from their own kitchen and an unlimited amount of fresh coffee and juice. We stayed in the guest house in the room closest to the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

An amazing house, in perfect condition, beautiful surroundings. They were incredible hosts and served THE most magnificent breakfast I've ever eaten. We highly recommend this place - it is worth going to Hilo just for this accommodation.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

There are definitely B&B people and I confess to being one of them. I enjoy the small personal touch, discussions with the owners, meeting the other guests and hearing their experiences in the local town, and, always, the amazing breakfasts. The Shipman House provides all of this and more. The room was large and very comfortable. We enjoyed Barbara's stories... More

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in October 2013, during our honeymoon, in Auntie Clara's Shell Room. Every morning we were greeted by a gorgeous view sunrise over the bay below through the two large windows opposite the bed, and by an equally beautiful breakfast spread out on the lanai, featuring local fruit grown on the property.... More

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Kaufman Tex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I had been looking at this property for quite awhile. I finally decided to include Hilo as part of my travels and to stay at this place. Am I glad I did. This house has fantastic old world charm, bed was very comfortable, food was excellent. Would not hesitate to stay there again. I loved being serenaded to sleep by... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The moment we arrived at the Shipman House, we knew we were in for a unique experience. The home has been in one family for many, many years. The obvious, personal care of the property is apparent as soon as you step onto the wide planked porch and push the doorbell. The home itself is full of personal treasures of... More

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Additional Information about Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Also Known As:
Shipman House Hotel
Shipman House b&b Inn
Shipman House Hotel Hilo
Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii
Address: 131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What to do in Hilo? Plenty! Get some of the best local advice from your hosts at Shipman House B&B, an historic home from Hawaii's monarchy period. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking. Large guest rooms all have modern private baths. Amazing breakfast fruits. Special diets accommodated. Your part-Hawaiian host, a Shipman descendant, knows the best places to eat, shop, explore. Walk to restaurants, museums. Hula available. National Register. ... more   less 

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