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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Shipman house is a stately home on beautiful grounds located only a couple of minutes from the center of Hilo. Our room was spacious and the breakfasts were amazing. The best part of the stay though had to be the time spent in conversation with our hosts Barbara and Gary. This is one of those places you just don't... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Shipman House and it was definitely a highlight for our trip to Hawaii. The house itself is stunning, a stately piece of Big Island history. We stayed in Auntie Clara's Shell Room, which has a serene view of the surrounding landscape and an enormous and well-appointed bath. But as with any B&B, one... More 

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Aberdeen, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed for four days and had the most awesome experience. The breakfast's are to die for. Everything is so delicious. The room was very nice sized, the bed was very comfortable. The frogs are kinda loud at night but we found that it lulled us into sleep. very comforting. I highly recommend the Shipman House. The owners are very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a brilliant B&B. Our taxi driver on the way from the airport said you are staying in a castle. Greeted by Barbara and Gary at the door we were taken for a tour of their Hilo museum. They are so keen to please and they are a fountain of wisdom and knowledge regarding the whole Island. From restaurants... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a lovely place to stay in Hilo...we found the Shipman House by accident. We were suppose to stay in a hotel on bay front but the reservation dates got mixed up, hotel was booked when we arrived so I jumped onto Yelp. OMGOSH how lucky were we to find this bed & breakfast. The house was super clean, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a beautiful and interesting inn! Owners/Innkeepers Barbara & Gary provide an inviting, informative, and tasty stay in a home over 100 years old with tons of character. The house is a museum with interesting decorating and old time functionality. Skeleton keys are used to enter the rooms and with this throw-back feel comes old school cooling: fans and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is authentic Hawaiian. The beautifully maintained property and the fresh, awesomely diverse breakfast makes this B&B a MUST stay on any trip to the Big Island. Barbara and her husband are sooo hospitable. Overall, I have to say, the breakfast is unforgettable. After 7 years, that's what sticks with me the most.

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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 Hotel Hilo
Shipman House b&b Inn
Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii

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