I accompanied my elderly parents to my father's high school reunion. Hilo is definitely the slower, less sophisticated side of the Big Island. So, it was reassuring to be able to book reservations at a small, friendly hotel not too far from downtown Hilo.
The rooms at Dolphin Bay are simple, but clean and roomy. Having a spartan kitchenette in each room with pots/pans and dishes is very useful. The only bugs I noticed in the rooms were an occasional centipede. The office and maid staff were very friendly and helpful. And having the free pastries, papayas and coffee in the morning were very welcome!
There is no restaurant, beach, swimming pool or resort amenities at the Dolphin Bay, but most travelers staying there do not need them. It's a great base for day trips to the many sightseeing spots on this side of the Island. The gardens behind the hotel are beautiful, if a bit buggy. And the hotel cats are always entertaining to watch!
We had a great stay at Dolphin Bay and would book there in the future!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo