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Dolphin Bay

#1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
2.5 of 5
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333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Dolphin Bay
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply a wonderful place to stay! Fresh baked banana bread and coffee in the morning, great advice and maps for places to see, well appointed kitchen area, and umbrellas on loan for the Hilo rains make this an excellent place to stay. They even provide earplugs for the ever-present coqui frog serenades. It's an easy walk to downtown but on... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best place to start is with your host John. He is a font of up to date local information be it the best trails to hike in the volcano park or where to swim with turtles. The rooms are functional with a nice kitchen area and for me a comfortable bed. Breakfast is a mixture of locally grown (probably in... More 

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Inland Northwest, Us
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168 reviews 168 reviews
16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called at the last minute, literally the day we wanted to stay, and they found room for us in the annex across the street. Amazingly, it was a roomy little one bedroom suite in the back corner of the building across from the main Motel. It was clean and comfortable with full kitchen facilities, so we were very happy... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visit some place I always ask myself "would I do it again?" Hilo is an older peaceful town on the east side of the Big Island and is an awesome place to visit. The town is in a battle (and at this point I'll call it a draw) with nature. Unlike some vacation destinations where everything you "see"... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small hotel but warm and welcoming! The room we had was really nice with full refrigerator, small kitchen table, king sized bed. The shower was just awesome though! A light breakfast is served everyday - fresh island coffee, banana bread, papayas and sweet bananas right off the vine. The owners are really accommodating and caring. The only drawback is there... More 

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Cool, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family rented two Superior Studios this month (March 2015), one with a queen bed for two adults and one with a queen and twin bed for two adults and one 7 years old child. The rooms were spacious and very clean with full kitchen and large bathroom with deep tub. A good value for the price we paid. One... More 

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Davis, California
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A shop owner on the north side of the island recommended Dolphin Bay to us and said it is the only place she will stay when in Hilo town. She mentioned the helpful staff, the beautiful landscaping, the kitchens stocked with stainless steel cookware, the spacious bathrooms with large, deep tubs, and the fresh baked bread and fruit available all... More 

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NYC northern suburbs, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We only stayed for 1 night and were only awake in the room long enough to shower and get ready for an early flight. Even so, this was a very comfortable, nice, quiet place to stay. We arrived before noon after driving over from the Kona side. John was extremely helpful - we had booked a studio, but since the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights at the end of January and just found it to be wonderful! Its in a very quiet part of Hilo and our room had a balcony which we used and left the door open at night which was delightful as we loved the sound of the Kokee frogs. The first night I thought it was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed for two nights in this hotel (we actually came back after been there in 2006) and we can say that this is the best hotel choice in Hilo. We had a standard room with kitchen, which was absolutely big enough for the two of us. The room is clean, bathroom is big with a huge shower; maybe there... More 

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