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The Bay House
Ranked #3 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sunnyvale, California
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We enjoyed this place so much, we made a point to return on our second visit to the Big Island. The view from the private lanais are so serene and soothing, I didn't want to leave. The breakfast was delicious and so plentiful I may have over-indulged. It's close enough to downtown Hilo to walk to the shops and farmers market. Although the frogs seemed loud at first, they added to the ambiance and didn't disturb our sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hessle, UK
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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in the palm room which is (like the other 2 rooms) spotlessly clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The ocean view from the lanai is lovely and perfect for eating the breakfast consisting of fruit, avocado, yogurt, cake, hot dish, toast and eggs whilst discussing where to go for the day. The hot tub looking out over the bay is a nice touch and the 5-10 minute stroll into downtown Hilo really handy.

Tina is a great host, very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again without any hesitation if we visit the big island again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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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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Sacramento, California
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Property: 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
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bay House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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