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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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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Iqaluit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Can't say enough great things about Dolphin Bay. Stayed here in June with my family of four--the accommodations were perfect! We had a one bedroom unit, which gave us more than enough space. The room was immaculate and was equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals. As other have noted, there is not A/C but--even in mid June--it didn't... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as a base for viewing the northern part of the island. Great to have a small kitchen in which to prepare meals etc. No AC, but hey, that's one of the reasons of going to Hawaii - to feel the warmth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Super clean, very reasonable rates. I was concerned about the lack of AC ( I HATE being hot, especially at night), but the fans and the cross breeze made the room really comfortable. It wasn't an issue at all. Besides, keeping the windows open allowed us to be lulled to sleep by the frog symphony outside...it was really amazing. Fresh... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed for three nights in a one bedroom apartment with four people June 2014. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel very welcome and gave us exceptional service - thank you. Hotel is comfortable, clean and although not air conditioned had plenty of fans to keep cool - a nice chnage. The gardens on the property are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I live in Hilo only one block away and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hidden gem to all my family and friends when coming for a visit. CLEAN CLOSE TO TOWN CLOSE TO ME FRIENDLY KITCHENS You guys rock! Thanks to the staff for keeping my friends and family comfortable!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not fancy but very clean, friendly and home-like. Very quiet and sounds at night are like you are sleeping in a rain forest. Bed was comfortable, bathroom clean. The room has fully equipped kitchen. Don't miss the garden behind the hotel. It has a nice location in Hilo.

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Kenwood, California
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were one of those who stayed in one of those high rise hotels on Bay Front over looking the Coco's Island - every year, but then they changed the bed spreads and curtains and up the price by $60 a night + ! Then we discovered Dolphin Bay ! We were so happy for our almost 2 weeks stay.... 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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Seasoned guidance for a wide range of Big Island adventures. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Clean quiet & reasonable. All rooms with kitchens. Free WiFi Internet available. Rated nicest small hotel in Hilo. ... more   less 
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