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Dolphin Bay

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Terrebonne, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dolphin Bay is a tremendous value. Our room was large, the bed comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the shower great, and it was clean, clean, clean. The experience was pleasant from the moment we walked in the door through departure. The papaya we had for breakfast was the best we had on the island in two weeks. And we...

Thank Steven B
Ijamsville, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of two couples stayed at this lovely property in November 2016. We researched lots of properties in Hilo. We're not picky people - we don't need the most modern amenities and furnishings, but we do want to stay where its clean and friendly. We absolutely LOVED the Dolphin Bay! We had a two bedroom unit on the second...

Thank JEM1586
San Francisco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a hipster haven with lots of neon, 2-million thread count sheets and snotty attitudes, keep looking. But if you can handle a refreshingly well-kept and tidy room with all the basics and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the hotel, this is a great place! The kitchenette was well-equipped and the bathroom was well-maintained. The carpet...

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Qualicum Beach, BC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a warm Aloha welcome from Kelly at the reception desk upon arrival. She spent a great deal of time to help orient us to Hilo, explaining the restaurants and streets. Joe was also a friendly worker at this motel who made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit from their garden, homemade banana bread...

Thank Gema28
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a night to catch a plane. It lacks aircon, the wifi is quite weak but the kitchen was well-equipped. There is essentially no breakfast provided (which was fine with us). I'd avoid it in summer months but it did the job for us in November.

1Thank Lawrence S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in Hilo. Dolphin Bay Hotel was close to Downtown so it was an easy walk. The banana bread every day was yummy and very nice that we had all the bananas and pawpaw that we want. Comfortable accommodation with a family atmosphere, we will definitely stay here again when we go to Hilo

1Thank Fern011
Dillingham, Alaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, wish I had more time. The room came with a kitchenette that was nice to cook after eating out for so many nights. Very spacious, clean bathroom and room. No AC but fans in every room. It's located North of Hilo, perfect spot to explore the Hilo area.

1Thank Deven L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a fairly old structure, with dated furniture, bathrooms and everything else. The rooms have a kitchenette with plates etc, microwave, fridge/freezer and a cooker. No a/c but a couple of fans - it was ok at night. Basic breakfast of fruit and banana bread, tea/coffee which you eat in the room. Wifi too slow for us to use. Lovely...

1Thank Granduelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights on a road trip from Kona. This is a great place to stay for the volcanos national park. Hilo has lots of interesting things to see and some good dining options and is a short drive up to the park. Friendly hosts, a great breakfast of fruit grown in their own tropical garden, and the coffee...

2Thank RAKAustralia
Beaverton, Oregon
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three night while we explored Hilo and Volcanic area. Aside from the clean room, beautiful hotel grounds and location we were even more impressed with the friendly helpfulness of the front office staff. We sat down with them and they drew out on the map where to find snorkeling beaches, coffee plantations restaurant...

1Thank Melissa B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: €156 - €209 (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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“Second floor in the back was quiet despite proximity to parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles raleighmodel6, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 16, 17 and 18 are on the quiet and pretty street side (not the parking lot side). They have nice balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles Gema28, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a queen room with kitchenette, no AC, but we did not need it with the fans in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles happycustomers2016, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 10, 11, 12, 14 do not have views of anything except home next door.”
  • Breakfast on table behind hotel.
 of 5 bubbles TucsonTraveller2, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“An upstairs room gives better breezes and is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles johnhA8453IL, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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