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“The Bay House is A Real Treat”
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The Bay House
Ranked #3 of 19 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 October 2013

My wife and I are fairly private people and not have not typically stayed at many B&B's, but The Bay House and its terrifc hosts have completely changed our mindsets. Tina, the owner / hostess is very helpful and sincerely friendly in every way; it is obvious that she loves people and helping them to enjoy their vacations in Hawaii. She was generous with her time and informative in her suggestions of places to see and things to do.

The B&B itself is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. There were fresh and aromatic Hawaiian flowers in our room. The view of the bay is great and we really enjoyed the relaxing sounds of waves in the morning. We did hear the coqui frogs chirping like little bird just as we did in other parts of the island. I personally enjoyed having them singing us to sleep.

The bed and linens are top rate.
The free breakfast was consistently tasty, attractive, and fresh.

I would highly recommend The Bay House and hope to stay there again in the future.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Bay House is a beautiful, comfortable home away from home. We had a wonderful stay there. The breakfast is just right. We were excited to see what local fruits we would get each morning. It had the right amount of privacy and friendliness. The view of Hilo Bay from the lanai couldn't have been more breathtaking. It is walking distance to downtown Hilo, but far enough away to have a quiet night's sleep. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Came here with a couple of friends and we could not have had a better time! Beautiful rooms, good food, and the comfort of home. It is great to be close to everything Hilo has to offer. I will definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Megan L
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

My friends and I have stayed at The Bay House a few times now and we hope to go back very soon! We absolutely love the B&B in every way. We have stayed in all 3 rooms and each one has their own unique decor. We love sitting on the private porches and enjoying the view of the bay. The B&B is right on the bay and you have access to relaxing hot tub overlooking the ocean. The breakfast is a healthy variety of fruits, cereal, oatmeal, and eggs. They even provide snacks and supplies to bring a sack lunch.
Tina is a wonderful host, she is so helpful and we were able to do so many fun activities because of her advice. The location of The Bay House is also perfect for getting the Hilo experience. My friends and I walked to the town center everyday. We went to open markets and biked all over the city, stopping at beautiful black sand beaches.
Staying at The Bay House is one of our favorite parts of visiting the big island. After a long day of exploring the island it is so nice to have a comfortable and relaxing place to come home to. Staying at The Bay House truly makes every visit to Hawaii special and we recommend it to everyone visiting the islands.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We spent a weekend here! Immaculate, tastefully decorated rooms, spacious bath--as good, if not better, than the comfort of my own home. Breakfast was simple (fruit, pastry, coffee/tea, cereal, etc.). Guest area has a large lanai, fridge and other amenities, including a hot tub, which is perfect overlooking the bay with a bottle of wine. We'll definitely stay here again if we get a chance to return to the Big Island!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We found The Bay House to be comfortable and convenient for visiting the Hilo area. We came in after dark, but our hostess was there to greet us. The room was a bit stuffy at first, but opening the sliding glass door to the large veranda made quite a difference. There was quite a bit of noise from the Coqui frogs that live in the lush vegetation that surrounds the inn, but the management thoughtfully provided earplugs and the frogs stopped their racket around midnight.

Breakfast was set out for us every morning. All we needed to do was open our door and go into the kitchen area a few steps away. We ate on the veranda. There seemed to be no prohibition on bringing food into the rooms. A refrigerator was provided in the kitchen area for guests' food and drink as well as provisions for the inn.

This is a rather "hands-off" B&B, which was just fine with us. The hostess was there when you needed her, but she didn't spend a lot of time with the guests. We would definitely stay here again

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We loved staying at the Bay House! Sitting in the lanai for breakfast was great, with a beautiful view of the harbor. Tina went out of her way to make our stay special, and offered great tips on places to see. Being so close to town was very convenient.

Breakfast included eggs, fruits, banana bread, toast, and several cereals to choose from. There are juices too. We were able to use the refrigerator to store some things we bought at the grocery store for dinner & snacks. There is also a microwave available.

There is a hot tub, but we did not use it. No fitness center, but there are plenty of places to hike!

We recommend visiting Hilo, and highly recommend staying at the Bay House (we'd give more than 5 stars if we could)! Thanks to Tina for everything!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bay House

Address: 42 Pukihae St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2454
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range: £142 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bay House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay House B&B has it all, with three oceanfront guest rooms, comfortably nestled in a serene jungle setting, perched above beautiful Hilo Bay. Just a 5 minute walk across the "Singing Bridge" and you are in historic downtown Hilo. Convenient yet secluded. THE place to stay in Hilo. Our spacious private rooms are superbly appointed. Each oceanfront room has a full private bath, King or Queen sized bed (Queen in the Bay Room only), ceiling fan, cable television, free WiFi, and a private ocean front lanai. Also for our guests enjoyment is a cliff side jacuzzi, where you can gaze upon the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean. In the morning, you are served an individual basket of tropical fruits and local pastries, cereal, juices, yogurts, eggs, jam, coffee and teas, all served buffet style in the guests' common area. Take it back to your oceanfront lanai and enjoy the fruits of paradise. Free onsite covered parking. ... more   less 
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