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Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

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131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

As others have commented, upon arrival it feels like I was back to being a little kid again being instructed about all the house rules. The rules themselves are not so onerous; it is more the delivery that is off putting. Mostly they just want to protect their wooden floors given all the gritty sand and volcanic stones that are... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We spent 2 nights in Aunt Clara's Shell room. The house is amazing, full of beautiful architectural detail and interesting furnishings. Our room was large and comfortable, with 4 massive windows overlooking jungle foliage and Hilo Bay. We viewed beautiful sunrises both mornings from our windows. There was a closet with a very small refrigerator, the bed was comfortable. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We only had a one night stay in the cottage with adjoining rooms and thought the place quite charming. Everything worked fine and the breakfast of fresh fruit and home made breads and cereal each explained by the host very special. Hilo itself is a quaint and charming place and this B& B was delightful. Would love to return to... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Barbara and Gary treated us like family. We can not say enough good things about them and their beautiful home that they welcomed us into. The breakfast is truly amazing. There were so many unique fruits we had never heard of and they carefully took the time to explain all of them to us. I couldn't get enough of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were coming from the more typical Hawaiian resort Kona side before coming here. Shipman house belonged to the current owner's great grandfather and the house is steeped with history, family furniture, portraits, china, antiques, art. The garden is lush and provides the morning tropical fruit platter (guavas, papayas, lychee fruit, egg fruit, water apple, pomelo). Being on the edge... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Staying with Barbara and Gary in their home was a five star experience. The historic mansion is exceptional and lovingly preserved/restored. The porches are lovely for breakfast or reading during a jungle-y rain squall. Staying here feels like a piece of Island history Barbara and Gary themselves are wonderful hosts. We had wonderful conversations with them and our fellow guests... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We always prefer to stay in B&B's and Shipman House represents everything great about this style of accommodation. The home is unique and full of history and the rooms large and comfortable (we were in Aunt Clara's room) with lots of access to shared indoor and outdoor rooms and verandah's as well as an extensive tropical garden - we ended... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed here for 3 days w/ my wife & we were glad we chose The Shipman House. The hosts and the guests are very interesting. The breakfast was outstanding with all the different local, fresh fruits & local foods, done very well. Short walking distance to downtown area & beautiful views from property. Very lush greenery, nice change from where... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful old historic house, full of gorgeous antiques, art and furnishings. Fantastic, delicious breakfast. Congenial, knowledgeable, and welcoming hosts. Excellent location for exploring Hilo, the northeast coast, and Puna. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My two adult daughters and I stayed in one of the guest cottage's rooms recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was enormous as was the bathroom; lots of counter space for all the bathroom junk! We had all the amenities we needed including a mini fridge, and we all enjoyed the beautiful kimono style robes. We had a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
What to do in Hilo? Plenty! Get some of the best local advice from your hosts at Shipman House B&B, an historic home from Hawaii's monarchy period. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking. Large guest rooms all have modern private baths. Amazing breakfast fruits. Special diets accommodated. Your part-Hawaiian host, a Shipman descendant, knows the best places to eat, shop, explore. Walk to restaurants, museums. Hula available. National Register. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 131 Kaiulani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $219 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Shipman House Hotel Hilo
Shipman House b&b Inn
Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii
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