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Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2611
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#3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
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Enjoy Hilo Bay views from this beautifully restored 1912 historic home in the heart of Hilo, close to all the wonderful markets, cafes and galleries that make Hilo so famous. Each room has a private lanai with views of magical koi ponds and/or Hilo Bay and are furnished with period antiques and unique island art.
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travelerBobDc wrote a review Jan 2020
DC191 contributions113 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay at this B&B run by Matthew. The room itself -- we stayed in the James Michener room -- is rather plain but has some nice old Hawaiian memorabilia on the walls or as other decoration. Bathroom and shower were fine, there's this odd looking shower in a big tub in the middle of the room with a curtain that goes all the way around it --- unique, and it worked fine. It's in a neighborhood so you feel like you're just on an ordinary street. Room did have a balcony with a lot of greenery around and a koi pond. He has a couple of parking places in his driveway so you can get your car off the street. Plenty of sounds from frogs and other critters at night (maybe some pouring rain too:-)). The real highlight here is the top notch breakfast served by Matthew -- really a highlight breakfast of our trip. You are also just 2 to 4 blocks from a great bakery, the Farmer's Market, and a couple of restaurants. We ate at a restuarant called Pineapples, which was pretty good.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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WireWrapGems2 wrote a review Dec 2019
Tucson, Arizona735 contributions187 helpful votes
Frogs sang a chorus of exotic sound that fit well with the lush tropical landscaping. Our private porch was great for relaxing on a very rainy day. Michael served a hot farm to table breakfast that we enjoyed outdoors on a porch balcony. Farm fresh scrambled eggs and ripe pineapple and papaya from his farm were so good. Michael is very accommodating as be added decaf coffee and whole grain bread for me the second day. I did appreciate his kindness. The bed was comfortable. The B&B is in a great central location but you feel secluded.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kimberly W wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed here with friends at the end of a long Hawaiian vacation and it was perfect! The rooms were so neat, clean and wonderfully themed! Matt our host was amazing! He provided us with recommendation, supplies even equipment to make our hikes down the lace tubes much more safe! His home made breakfasts were wonderful and amazing coffee! He was very accommodating to all of his guests. I would highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Susu wrote a review Oct 2019
San Diego, California8 contributions4 helpful votes
This is the perfect place to stay and experience so much that is still authentically Hawai'i. It is near all the downtown sites of Hilo, and easy driving to see Keaukaha, Rainbow Falls, Honoli'i, the Haumaku Coast, the Volcano area. So much. Staying there is most pleasant, fabulous breakfast, terrific hospitality, lovely rooms surrounded by bamboo. it feels very private, despite being in the midst of Hilo. Can hardly wait to come back.
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Date of stay: October 2019
jemtraveler369 wrote a review Sep 2019
Mill Valley5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Hilo Bay Hale B&B during our first trip to the Big Island, and I have to say that the entire experience was wonderful. Matthew greeted us, provided fantastic fresh and filling breakfasts, and genuinely wants his guests to be comfortable. We had just come from another B&B in Volcano, and the difference between the two was night and day. We stayed in the Michener room, which was outfitted in a very charming way. Also, the temps were higher than "normal" during our visit, and we appreciated the option to use the A/C. We walked to the farmers' market, dining options, and the main downtown area. Driving to parks and other attractions was easy. We'd rebook here if we return to Hilo, and we definitely recommend this B&B to others.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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$181 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Lyman Museum (0.3 miles), Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory (0.2 miles), and St. Joseph Catholic Church, (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paul's Place, Two Ladies Kitchen, and Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (0.5 miles).