A really low-key, relaxing place. The people there are very friendly and helpful. The owner/manager was born and raised in Hilo, so he knows the Island intimately. He has swum and hiked in many parts of the Island and can, therefore, tell you the best places for your adventurous activities.
The rooms (we rented two: one for us parents and one for our adult children) were clean, and the windows (esp. room 11) overlooked beautiful plants and flowers.
They let us borrow their beach towels, use their laundry soap; and they even let another family borrow the ice chest for their outings.
Coffee and fruits (there were bananas and papayas) are always available (free), and muffins are there in the mornings.
The location of the hotel is in a quiet neighborhood, but close to (within walking distance) to downtown Hilo and the farmer's market.
I really liked this place!!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo