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    Dolphin Bay

    333 Iliahi St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2399
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    • Excellent53%
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    • Average7%
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    “banana bread” (98 reviews)
    “fresh fruit” (58 reviews)
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    Dolphin Bay was the perfect accommodation for our stay in Hilo: clean, comfortable, and ideally situated for exploration of the town and eastern side of the Big Island. The highlight was the owner, John Alexander, with whom we started each day conversing about his very...More

    Thank Norman L
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We only stayed one night on our way to the airport but it was lovely and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Good location close to things but quiet. Coffee, fruit and banana bread was great because we had an early flight.

    Thank Andrea G
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very close to downtown historic Hilo walking district, very clean with a good shower. Very friendly helpful service. The grounds are super pleasant with flowering trees and bushes. We booked a superior room, and we're very happy. This is one of the only hotels in...More

    1  Thank misspamelaann
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The staff here are the friendliest people you'll find in Hilo. The coffee, fresh fruit, and banana bread for breakfast hits the spot. Room 1 is right off the lobby, and though I was worried about hearing people outside that wasn't the case. Room 1...More

    1  Thank Sean V
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    After the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, this hotel was a very pleasant change. This property is reminiscent of tourist travel in the 1950's and 1960's. It's very quaint and charming "old" Hawaii. The rooms are not air conditioned, but the trade winds and room...More

    1  Thank Tim W
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • US$167 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    417SM417
    2 November 2016|
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    Response from P A | Reviewed this property |
    The room I stayed in had two beds. There was three of us as well.
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    Goddess44
    16 June 2016|
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    Response from P A | Reviewed this property |
    No our room just had a fan over the beds
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    "Most all the rooms are pretty quiet, try and get a ground floor room if you have heavy luggage- no elevator."
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    "I suspect rooms are all very similar. It is John and his team who are the stars."
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    "Rooms facing the back garden"
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    "Every room is good"
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