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Dolphin Bay

#2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do a circle tour of the Big Island and wanted to stop in Hilo. In stark contrast to the west side of the island, Hilo has no branded hotels. I knew that we would be touring the waterfalls and botanical garden, so beachside was not a priority. We actually drove by some of the more popular beaches... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this old style Hawaiian Inn. The owners made it feel like home, with homemade banana bread and fresh fruit from the garden available for breakfast. The grounds are lovely, with a beautiful garden on the back side of the property. Would love to have stayed longer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the Big Island and first time staying in Hilo. We chose this hotel for the reasonable price and were very happy with our choice. If you are looking for a glitzy hotel/resort then look elsewhere. However, if you want a very comfortable, friendly and clean place to rest between excursions then this is the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed here for a few nights. The owners go to great effort to make the place feel homely and friendly, and they achieve this well. There is freshly brewed coffee available, fresh fruit and banana bread! The rooms are comfortable and roomy, and the location is great for walking into town, and finding a range of... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

On my first trip to the Big Island I stayed at the Castle Hilo Hawaiian and the accommodations there were very good. I have since discovered the Dolphin Bay Hotel which I much prefer for these reasons: 1. Clean, comfortable rooms (I have stayed in rooms 1, 3, and 9) located in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I stayed here in August 2015 with my young son. Overall the trip was memorable as we made a few trips to Volcano National Park. However, staying near Downtown Hilo at Dolphin Bay was an experience in itself. Our room was large with a decent kitchen area (full size fridge and medium stove/oven) and even a kitchen table. Every morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

If you go there expecting clean ,basic but roomy accommodation you won't be disappointed. Great to walk into town. Wifi worked fine for us but on tablets and newer iPhones. The password has so many digits our older phones couldn't accept it. Simple breakfast of local fruit ,coffee and banana cake Very friendly and helpful staff. Eat at pineapples bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The rooms aren't air-conditioned, and Hilo does get warm, but there are good fans and no bug problems since the windows are all screened. Great walk to town location, bananas growing right on the property, fresh banana bread and coffee in the lobby. It's the place to go in Hilo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stayed at Dolphin Bay Hotel many, many times. Love the backyard retreat, appreciate the breakfast papayas, bananas, & pastries. Very low key, no pressure... like a Mom-n-Pop olde fashioned hotel. Don't be afraid to choose something different.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This hotel was my favorite on our recent trip to Hawaii. The staff were lovely and eager to provide assistance on local attractions that we may have otherwise missed. The room was very clean and had full kitchen facilities including a full sized fridge and oven. It was lovely and quiet. Fresh Kona coffee, banana bread and fruit were provided... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seasoned guidance for a wide range of Big Island adventures. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Clean quiet & reasonable. All rooms with kitchens. Free WiFi Internet available. Rated nicest small hotel in Hilo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay

Address: 333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $167 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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