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Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

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traveltime60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

We had a wonderful, but all too short, stay at this exquisitely restored inn. The wide porch is very inviting and the interior is of special interest. It provides a historic reference to how life once was in 'old hawaii' and a glimpse into the history of the family who built and lived here. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

This House was introduced in a high class travel magazine as one of the best places to stay in Hawaii for nature lover, and those who are interested in Hawaiian culture and history. Both of my wife and I are very much interested in Hawaiian culture, history and particularly its music and dance (hula). We learned that the last Queen... More 

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marcellus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

The home is magnificient with old world charm. Barbara and Gary are gracious, and they are a great source of information about the area. The breakfast was a treat of local traditions, and the accomodations comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Alamo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

When we visit Hilo and/or have out of town guests we always try to stay at the Shipman House. To see the beautiful old home filled with wonderful antigues from the early days of old Hawaii is reason enough to return again and again. The morning breakfast is served in the sun room and on the wrap around lanai. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

Shipman House is an amazing place, providing an insight into the gracious life of Hilo society from the early 1900's. In addition to the house itself, with its koa floors and curved window glass etc, it has all the antique furniture and artifacts to go with it. In this, it surpasses all the other historic homes open to the public... More 

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Ossining
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

The owner, Barbara, went above and beyond, when we missed our flight to HI, and had to arrive a day late. We now needed to rent a car in Hilo, and none of the national chains had one. So she got us a car from a local company. She also made resturaunt reservations for us. And needless to say, she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

I was rushed to attend meetings, meet friends for dinner, etc but the minute we stepped through the door of the Shipman House the Aloha feeling surrounded us and all else seemed far away. The owners are so gracious and the house with original antiques welcomes you back in time, not to mention the fabulous breakfast. This is truely a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

Staying at the Shipman House in Hilo, Hawaii was like taking a journey back in time, but with the necessary modern conveniences. As we crossed the bridge to reach the property, we were greeted by a lush tropical jungle on both sides of the ravine---coconut trees---date palms--apple banana and mango trees and many others we couldn't identify. The grand house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

Beautiful historic Bed and Breakfast, Victorian mansion on the big Island with the most amazing breakfast. Homemade Macadamia Nut cereal with vanilla yogurt and delicious fruits from the rain forest garden you have never seen. A must if you are on the Big Island. If you get the chance to chat with Barbara you will get a real insight into... More 

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Kaimuki, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2008

My husband and I live on Oahu and were looking for a relaxing getaway on the Big Island. We found the Shipman House online, and thought it looked ideal for a restful weekend. What we found was beyond our highest expectations...we stayed in Auntie Carrie's room and were thrilled with our stay. The house is breathtakingly gorgeous; filled with anecdotal... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2529
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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