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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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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

We were glad to have chosen the Dolphin Bay Hotel for our 6-night stay in Hilo during January. This is an excellent choice for people wanting a comfortable, affordable, non-ostentatious place to stay (including kitchen) while exploring the eastern side of Hawai`i. It is not the place for those wanting upscale resort facilities or a pool. We had a Superior... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing Hidden Pearl in Hilo, which does not have many places to stay. Family run, very friendly and helpful. Fresh fruit/Papaya, coffee, and banana bread 24/7. Rooms as previously stated are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable. A beautiful garden in the back with grilling available. Friends have stayed in Hilo before, and believe me, nothing... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small hotel has been here for a long time. Hilo does not have a lot of hotels, this one is older but clean, friendly and charming. Close to waterfront area and easy access to many small dining areas. Bill has old time charm and not so touristy as Mona.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is fine -- the three stars should not be taken to mean otherwise. But that's all it is -- spartan and nothing special, adequate service but not over the top. Which caught us a bit by surprise, because reading all of the glowing 5-star reviews had led us to picture a level of cuteness and luxury that was... More 

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Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 1 night in order to visit Volcanoes National Park. We had the one bedroom apartment. It is a family-run place and the people who manage it are just great. There is a small park in the back with a walkway that takes you through banana trees and other local vegetation. There is free parking in the back. However,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is not much to look at in the photos but it's great value, not just in price but proximity to town/restaurants. It had the best water pressure in the shower of any of the hotels we stayed at (including the more upmarket places) and the layout of the room just works. Breakfast pastry and coffee are fresh and... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Based on other comments on Trip Advisor, we found this sweet treasure in Hilo, HI. From the moment we set foot on the property, the Aloha spirit was felt. Beautiful gardens, superb service from a wonderful group of people, to the fresh fruit and banana bread available to all. We felt part of the family!

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Kelowna
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were staying in Kailua for 7 days but decided to take a trip to Volcano National Park, spend one night in Hilo then head up to Mauna Kea observatory the following day. I found this hotel online and looked at the TripAdvisor comments and decided to stay here. We were not disappointed. The hotel is clean and located quite... More 

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SE Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On our way to a family reunion in Maui, we decided to start our trip a couple of days early and take a look at the infamous volcano in the Big Island. Since our main purpose was to see the volcano park, I decided to book a flight into Hilo, the nearest airport to the volcano park. After booking the... More 

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We only spent one night in Hilo and my husband found this hidden gem on-line. We were greeted by the most gracious Hawaiian woman, Verna, when we checked in. She offered feedback on the choices we had made for dinner and provided us with other possibilities. This hotel is not fancy, but is incredibly clean and had everything we needed... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo

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