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Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

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Tucson, AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Michener room at Hilo Bay Hale, it was perfect, and had a great lanai from which you could feed the koi! The coffee was strong, the breakfast tasty, and the staff (we met Carolina and Matthew) were delightful, friendly, and super helpful. The house is old and quaint but very clean and well kept. Look for the...

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Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are going to love staying in this charming B&B near Hilo Bay and historic downtown. The owners go out of their way to help you feel right at home and comfortable between your daily adventures. We spent 3 nights here after spending 5 in Kona. Wish we would have allocated more time to Hilo as there's plenty to do,...

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Taveuni Island, Fiji
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The building is historic and full of charm. It is beautifully maintained. You can feel the love that Matthew and Dan have put into upgrading this piece of history My room was comfortable with nice airflow. It was centrally located in Hilo . Thank you so much for a lovely visit

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Queanbeyan, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This lovely old house close to the town centre is evocative of old Hawai’i, with the (rather loud) birds and frogs around the pond below the veranda and the mandatory ceiling fan. Book into the James Michener room and spend a lazy day (ha ha) reading one of the copies of “Hawaii” provided.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My husband and I visited this B&B in November 2016, but had booked everything around April/May 2016 (I'm a planner!). E-mailing with Matthew months in advance was easy - he answered all of my questions and made it very easy to book everything so far in advance. We arrived earlier than the normal check-in time, and although the room wasn't...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Hilo Bay Hale B&B. The breakfasts were amazing. Our room had an adjacent patio where we spent our mornings and evenings. We preferred our solitude over joining other guests. The room was clean and comfortable. Matthew was so knowledgeable about where to go. We loved hiking out to the volcano best, though snorkeling...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We very much enjoyed our two night stay. Thanks to Matthew and Danny for all their renovations and work to make this place such a delight to stay in. And, good luck with the National Historic Register listing process! Loved Matthew's collectibles and antiques, brought me back to my grandmother's home in the best way possible. We stayed in the...

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cyberspace
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I loved my 2 night stay here over Thanksgiving. Honestly, if you haven't been to Hilo before, when you drive up to the building you're wondering, huh, is this really the place? But don't let that deter you. The location is actually perfect. The hosts are amazing and so accommodating. The breakfast is to die for. My room was very...

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Key West, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed at Hilo Bay Hale for 5 nights in the Michener Room. The owners created a welcoming and easy atmosphere. Our room had a private balcony and spacious bathroom. The kitchen was made available for our use anytime which was a nice bonus. Breakfast was thoughtfully prepared each morning by Matthew who was a great host. Location was good...

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Santa Clara, CA
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Hilo Bay Hale B&B is lovingly decorated (see photos) and there are covered outdoor decks off several of the rooms and the kitchen. The excellent breakfast was a nice start to the day and Carolina, who greeted us on arrival, had several great tips on places to go. We stayed in the James Michener room and could feed the koi...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy Hilo Bay views from this beautifully restored 1912 historic home in the heart of Hilo, close to all the wonderful markets, cafes and galleries that make Hilo so famous. Each room has a private lanai with views of magical koi ponds and/or Hilo Bay and are furnished with period antiques and unique island art. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

Address: 301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2611
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: €155 - €167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Hilo Bay Bed And Breakfast
Hilo Bay Hotel Hilo
Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast Hawaii
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“Get one with your own lanai!”
 of 5 bubbles On_Holiday_154, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“From what the other guests said all of the rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles sophieFiji, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Fans and open windows keep the house comfortable. You will hear some urban noise and singing frogs in the evening, v. quiet on wkend.”
 of 5 bubbles Nas05, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Two rooms upstairs that we did not see. The lava room is under the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles Snapperseeker, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles BuckeyeBrad, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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