Bay House

42 Pukihae Street , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)


Comfortably nestled in a serene jungle setting, perched above beautiful Hilo Bay. Walk across the “Singing Bridge" to historic downtown Hilo. Free WiFi and parking. Cliffside hot tub overlooks the bay. Buffet style continental breakfast served and enjoyed on the privacy of your oceanfront lanai. Convenient yet secluded. Casual luxury. The Place to stay in Hilo.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

September 2015 2-night stay

5 on September 21, 2015

Despite the heat in September, we had a great stay and would stay again. The breakfasts were delightful (delicious fresh fruits, breads, and omelet) and prepared with a lovely presentation. BTW... I bought one of the covered baskets to take home and use for our patio dining. Great idea!

Nice place, nice hosts

4.6 on September 19, 2015

The view is outstanding. The breakfast are excellent. Very good buffet style selection. It was August and it was hot in Hilo. There were ceiling fans and a floor fan which did help and most homes in Hilo do not have air conditioning. We found the bed to be very comfortable. Would stay again.

Excellent location but not comfortable

3.0 on September 05, 2015

A saggy bed, thin pillows and no air-conditioning made for uncomfortable sleeping. However the room had wonderful views of the bay and was very close to everything we needed. The included breakfast was very nice with fresh fruit and a freshly made omelette, as well as the usual cereal, yoghurt, fruit juice. The jacuzzi in the garden was great.

Wonderful stay!

4.6 on June 08, 2015

Christine and Thomas were really welcoming and gave great advice about where we should go and what we should do. The room was lovely and very homely. The breakfast on the balcony was great - delicious and a beautiful setting - lovely way to start the day. Would thoroughly recommend staying at the Bay House B&B!

Great little B&B in convenient location

4.2 on May 19, 2015

Had 3 nights at the Bay House B&B, was quiet (except for the frogs!) and self contained. Rooms are generous and comfortable.

very pleasant B&B

4.4 on May 16, 2015

our room was very comfortable and homey. the view of Hilo bay from the spacious lanai was wonderful. Tina, our Host, was extremely accommodating and very personable. The breakfast that she prepared each morning was very delicious and was well above my expectations with fresh island fruits from the Hilo farmer's market, aromatic rich island coffee, tasty cakes and a savory fresh omelet. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting an enjoyable, relaxing stay in Hilo.

A Pleasant stay by the Bay.

3.2 on May 05, 2015

Our stay in Bay house was pleasant and cozy.The owner was friendly and welcoming.We loved the breakfast served in the morning.Tropical fruits,banana bread,omelette and so many other options for breakfast.The owner made sure that the room was cleaned everyday.There is extra cutlery,beach towels etc available for use too.

Poor Value at Bay House

2.2 on April 27, 2015

Very nice room with view of the bay, however, if you're looking for the usual friendly interaction with the B&B owner, that's where it stops. No personal greeting, and very unlikely to see the owner during your stay. Breakfast is laid out before you awake, and involves store bought bread, jam and carton fruit juice. No island treats as we had become used to at other B&Bs. To top this off, the coffee pot, which was set to brew to coincide with our arrival for breakfast, was filled with small ants. All this for a price that is higher per night than the other great B&B offerings on the island.

Delightful Bed and Breakfast on Hilo Bay

5 on April 25, 2015

We stayed in the Harbor Room, with a King bed and great views of Hilo Bay, from our room and lanai. Accommodations were first class with many delightful personal touches provided by Tina, such as an Hawaiian quilt and pillows for the bed. Breakfast on our lanai included fresh fruit, omelet, breakfast coffee cake, juice and coffee. The Aloha we experienced here remains with us, confirming we stayed at the best B&B in Hilo. We will stay here again when we return to Hilo.

Exquisitely run small b&b

4.8 on April 22, 2015

We've stayed here before and will again. This time we brought our family, and took all three rooms. Bay House is a beautiful and comfortable place to stay; we loved eating and relaxing on the terrace. Breakfast although not palatial is nevertheless very good—breads, the best fruit in the world, an omelet, and good coffee. Tina and her husband are knowledgeable generous hosts, and fun to be around. Rochelle Zabarkes

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Location Type

Vista oceano


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 5 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Zip lines, Shopping, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require one night's deposit to confirm all reservations. This can be made either by credit card or check.
  • Cancellations: The Bay House maintains a 14 day prior to arrival cancellation policy. Additionally, no changes or cancellations after arrival.



Christine and Thomas Jimenez

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: common area for guests