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Hilo Honu Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Room & Suite (26)
Dining (8)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Hilo Honu Inn is a recently renovated, craftsman style bed & breakfast located just blocks from downtown Hilo. Spectacular ocean view from Samurai Suite. 10 minutes from the airport and convenient to many area attractions. Great home base for Volcanoes National Park and the east side of the Big Island. See waterfalls and tropical gardens. Visit Mauna Kea observatory and Imiloa Planetarium. Watch sea turtles (honu) swim at local black sand beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighborhood


Full view
55Somewhat walkable
Grade: 55 out of 100
61Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
26Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
33Room tips
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The home is amazing and styled in traditional Hawaiian themes with a touch of modern. We stayed in the Honu’s Nest for one night. The house is very close to town and the airport. Gay was a wonderful host and breakfast was amazing! We would stay here again.
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There are none big chain hotels/resorts on the Hilo side, so it was a bit challenge for us to find a place to stay. I am glad I found this one that I really like. My top 1 selection criteria is cleanness (Hilo is tropical and many tripadvisor reviews mentioned problems of bugs,
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You can walk to town, the house is lovely, and the host couldn't be more charming. If you stay in the Samurai suite (second floor) there's a a fantastic sitting room with a view of the bay. If you're looking for a safe bet, don't hesitate to book here.
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If you're staying in Hilo, we highly recommend the Hilo Honu Inn. We enjoyed three nights in the Samurai Suite which takes up the entire second floor of the home and has a lovely sun room and view of the ocean. All of the rooms were large, spacious and well-appointed. Our
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Gay is a delightful hostess and provides a wealth of information. The rooms are generous and adequate, but need a bit of serious upgrading. My wife and I stayed here and love to location. Three big bullets for me in Hawaii or any tropical location is: 1. Is the bed comfy and the
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Samurai twin bedroom
A view of the Bali Hi Suite
bathroom space...
Samurai room
Porch in the Samurai room
"Samurai is the best and well worth the extra bucks. Also check out the yard if the trees are blooming."
"Ask for the Samurai Suite For a Lovely Ocean View"
"Room with a view is the Tatami room. Our room on the first floor was perfect for us."
"Our Samurai room was special!"
"Book the Japanese room on the top level which is beautiful and unique!"
$172 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHilo
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