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Dolphin Bay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here three days. The place is well-located for exploring the island (assuming you rented a car). It has been quiet although it is nice to wake up to all of the bird sounds from the surrounding vegetation. Our room has a kitchen which is a big plus. The staff has been very nice and helpful. In the lobby,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Dolphin Bay for 2 nights and it was perfect for visiting the green sand beach, the black sand beach, Volcanos National Park, and Hilo attractions. Dave and Dave were the best with directions, maps and tips that only a local would know. We started with a great breakfast of coffee, banana bread, pineapples, mangos, lychee, papaya,... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is situated in a quiet area, older style inn but comfortable place to stay. Friendly & Very knowledgeable staff they helped us find restaurants and recommended site seeing places and best times to go etc. Delicious homemade banana bread & their Fresh tree ripened papayas were delicious. Great service ,made us feel like at home. If ever back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small locally owned place. On a nice quite street. Tree frogs did not bother us. No AC in room, but was never an issue. Rooms come with a small kitchen with fridge, and stove. Owners helpful for places to eat and visit

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Although the hotel didn't have air conditioner, they had a security lock to leave the sliding door open at night. The room was well-maintained, nice and clean. We had their delicious homemade banana bread and fresh coffee every morning. Their papaya and monkey banana from their garden were so delicious. The owners were very helpful giving us lots of good... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Located a few short blocks from historical Hilo downtown. Quiet, and peaceful; not the tourist zoo of the West side. Very knowledgeable staff. Fresh TREE-RIPENED papayas and bananas, with banana-bread and Kona coffee in the morning. Fans, not air conditioners; don't worry, you'll be turning them down when you get too cool. Bottom line: when I return to Hilo, this... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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 June 25, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 96720-2399
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $167 - $224 (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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