It was our first visit to Hilo. We arrived very tired after a long flight from the East Coast, but our gracious host Steve instantly made us feel right at home. We stayed two nights in the Koi Suite, which was large, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was an absolute joy, consisting of beautifully-presented fresh local fruits and breads. The pool and the grounds were quiet and beautiful, and we even enjoyed the sound of the tree frogs at night. The location was superb, just a couple of miles north of Hilo in a small beachfront community. We toured the nearby tropical botanical garden, which we highly recommend to anyone visting the area, and Steve had lots of other ideas about interesting things to see and do. Orchid Tree is top of our list of places to stay in the Hilo area.