My wife and I stayed here for three nights in October 2013, during our honeymoon, in Auntie Clara's Shell Room. Every morning we were greeted by a gorgeous view sunrise over the bay below through the two large windows opposite the bed, and by an equally beautiful breakfast spread out on the lanai, featuring local fruit grown on the property.
The house itself is full of incredible Asian and Hawaiian antiques and gorgeous koa furniture.
We didn't mind the frogs at all -- we found the sound rather soothing.
Barbara and Gary are gracious hosts and full of excellent recommendations for things to do in the area. This is the place to stay in Hilo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What to do in Hilo? Plenty! Get some of the best local advice from your hosts at Shipman House B&B, an historic home from Hawaii's monarchy period. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking. Large guest rooms all have modern private baths. Amazing breakfast fruits. Special diets accommodated. Your part-Hawaiian host, a Shipman descendant, knows the best places to eat, shop, explore. Walk to restaurants, museums. Hula available. National Register. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shipman House b&b Inn
- Shipman House Hotel Hilo
- Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii