If your goal is to see things on the Big Island and not to spend time at the beach, Dolphin Bay Hotel has our highest recommendation. it was the most relaxing, peaceful, accommodating & wonderful experience we've had in a hotel. The units are not huge but they are adequate, clean, and well supplied, even down to the ear plugs some might need to tune out the cacophony of tropical night sounds featuring the Koki frog. Units have a full kitchen, a nice lanai, and no phone! Julie & staff are very friendly & helpful. Their free breakfast includes fruit (papaya, bananas, passion fruit, starfruit), cinnamon rolls, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. They have a huge tropical garden which you can spend time walking through, complete with orchids, fruit trees, and a small falls, and they encourage you to pick the fruit in the garden and on the grounds. The staff helps you plan your sightseeing trips as well. Need a map or walking stick or flashlight or umbrella? They loan them to you freely. It would have been worth the trip just to stay there and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. If we ever get to go back to Hilo, we'll be stayng at Dolphin Bay Hotel 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
- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo