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Santa Clara, CA
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Hilo Bay Hale B&B is lovingly decorated (see photos) and there are covered outdoor decks off several of the rooms and the kitchen. The excellent breakfast was a nice start to the day and Carolina, who greeted us on arrival, had several great tips on places to go. We stayed in the James Michener room and could feed the koi...

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We stayed in the Lava Room. Nice large room with small patio. The bed was comfortable and the shower felt great (like a warm forest rain). The room could have done with a ceiling fan or a standing fan that would have helped with the nights. It is easy walking distance to all of downtown Hilo. The staff are nice...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Partner & I stayed here for three nights on our Big Island vacation. It is a paradise!!! Staff was outstanding!! !Thanks Host Matthew and Carolina... and breakfast wonderful. WOW....memories of Kona coffee overlooking the coast, the Volcano, and Hilo will always be one of our favorite trips...Mahalo!

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed June 26, 2016

We showed up unannounced on the doorstep tired, dirty, and hungry. To our immense pleasure we were promptly welcomed into the Orchid Room. We had access to laundry and were given excellent advice on a Thai restaurant within walking distance. The bathroom was very large and the whole property clean. This was our first time at a bed and breakfast...

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Monterey, California
Reviewed June 5, 2016

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying here for three nights during our visit to the Big Island. We were greeted with a listing of local sights and points of interest in the area which we really appreciated as first-timers to the area. The B&B is located in a great spot-within minutes you can walk downtown and access...

1Thank Melissa P
Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This was fabulous. Mathew and Danny are the perfect hosts. The room was ready when we arrived at 3 pm. We had just finished a "Doors Off" helicopter ride over the volcano. WOW. The James Michner Room was wonderful with a beautiful balcony to see the wonderful landscaping and the chorus of birds and frogs, depending on the time of...

1Thank SparkyandEly
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Spent two days there in the lava room. This room is very large and newly renovated in the basement. The double pane window and sliding door kept the frog noises down to a minimum. Really enjoyed access to washer and dryer after being on vacation for 1 1/2 weeks. That was unexpected. The breakfast with all the fresh fruit and...

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Coarsegold, California
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Surprisingly spacious, private rooms in an historic Hilo home, minutes from downtown and the beach. Dine on your private deck or join others for a communal breakfast featuring local fruits and organic offerings in a laid-back "aloha" setting. If you love to fall asleep serenaded by frogs, waking to the chorus of birds and enjoying breakfast with the Koi, this...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed February 13, 2016

We usually don't tend to stay in bed and breakfasts as they can really vary in cleanliness and quality but we were in Hilo for the night and almost everything was booked. This place had one room. It was clean, a really nice space with a little balcony on every room free laundry in the basement. The owner could not...

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Houten, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 27, 2016

We stayed in the Lava room and were very happy with our choice of room and B&B. Danny and Matthew have a fantastic eye for detail and know how to feel people at home in their B&B. I thought it was very clever of them to create a community shelf where people can leave anything they don't want to take...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

Address: 301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2611
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $177 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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Hilo Bay Bed And Breakfast
Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo
Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast Hawaii
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“Fans and open windows keep the house comfortable. You will hear some urban noise and singing frogs in the evening, v. quiet on wkend.”
 of 5 bubbles Nas05, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“Two rooms upstairs that we did not see. The lava room is under the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles Snapperseeker, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles BuckeyeBrad, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“Two of the rooms have lanai's”
 of 5 bubbles 44spaghetti, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Prepare for a little background noise with all the frogs cirping at night.”
 of 5 bubbles brgalvin, Apr 10, 2016 | Read review
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