Dolphin Bay is a great hotel in Hilo for folks like us who like to rent a car, plan our own itineraries, & eschew large foreign-owned resorts for small family operated hotels and B&Bs. Nestled along a creek in a peaceful neighborhood, this modest, long-established facility gives you the feeling you're in a tropical glade instead of just 2 or 3 blocks from city restaurants, museums & markets. Kitchenettes allowed us to buy local produce & seafood and have lovely meals in our room. The gardens behind the hotel are maintained wonderfully & provide a great place to relax on a bench with a mug of coffee or glass of wine. Rooms are very clean & provide all the basics for travelers. The staff is very friendly & a great source for local information. If you're into bright lights & dancing & partying at night, you'll do better elsewhere. If you're looking for a safe, clean, friendly, value-oriented base of operations for exploring the Hilo area, you may find Dolphin Bay as good a match for you needs as we did. Our second stay this year was as nice as our first last year, and we'll be returning again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo