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Dolphin Bay

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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  • 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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