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333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Dolphin Bay
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had 4 nights booked at the Dolphin Bay Hotel in Hilo for our honeymoon in August. We were trying to travel on a budget so thought this would meet our needs... But it was NOT what we expected. We stayed in room 14 for one night before we bounced. The room smelled musty, even with several windows open and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we stayed in on our recent trip to Hawaii. I chose it after reading other reviews, and because they had larger rooms to accommodate my two teenagers (each wanting their own bed). There is no fancy pool, but the rooms were spacious and clean. The breakfast of fresh papya and banana bread was delicious. And... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 3 days at Dolphin Bay. The staff gave excellent advice about activities in the area. The early morning coffee, banana bread (best I have ever had) and amazing fresh fruit from the garden (who knew bananas could be that good) was very welcome. The well equipped kitchen was a money saver and was appreciated to stored drinks... More

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North Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our week at the Dolphin Bay. We were a party of 4, so we had a double and a twin apartment (No 2 and No 15) and were very comfortable. The hotel's website gives a good feel for what rooms are like so I can't understand why people are commenting negatively on decor or lack of air conditioning.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this place based on the tripadvisor rating, and while i was not disappointed, it was also lacking. I guess the whole area did not look like it has very many great hotels, so possibly this one is one of the best of the bunch. I was put in the other side of the hotel for longer term stays, hence... More

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Carleton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because of the reviews on tripadvisor. Thank you all for your input. This was a lovely place to stay. I purposely chose Hilo rather than Kona because of the more "local" atmosphere. I did not want to stay at a "tourist trap". Hilo is a large city, much like any other, with a few "Hawaiian" type... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited Hilo for two days and stayed at Dolphin Bay for one night. We had one two bedroom and one studio. This is a very nice hotel - it is not big, not luxurious, but very well maintained, staffs are amazing, flowers beautiful, etc. There are papaya to eat through out the day and free breakfast... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in one of the 1 bedroom suites which was a perfect size for 3 adults and 1 child. We found the Dolphin Bay very quiet during our stay and well within walking distance to downtown Hilo. Parking at the hotel can get a little tight during busy times but there is plenty of open spaces on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We weren't 100% sure what to expect, but it's a nice little hotel close to downtown at a good price. Owners are super friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. No AC, as mentioned, but there are plenty of fans. Nice coffee and fresh fruit available as well. We'd stay there again, no problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am use to staying in name brand hotels on the main land, and I must say, I was not quite sure what to expect. We have enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin Bay and will definitely stay and recommend it to our family and friends that will vacation on the Hilo side. The full kitchen was very much appreciated... More

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Address: 333 Iliahi 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): $$
Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo

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