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Bay House

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

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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
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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The Bay House is a Gem!

5 on February 22, 2015

The Bay House is within walking distance of downtown Hilo, and at the same time it offers travelers privacy and tranquility. Each room has a stunning view of Hilo Bay, where visitors can watch stunning sunrise and sunsets. I highly recommend staying at this property.

Nicely done!

4.8 on February 21, 2015

This bay front B&B is convenient, nicely appointed and the buffet style breakfast was substantial. You can walk to downtown Hilo in 5 minutes. The ocean is right outside your door. Each room has a private lanai overlooking the bay. Easy to park, Innkeepers give you plenty of privacy. Would stay here again.

Ocean front, walking distance to downtown Hilo

5 on February 19, 2015

This property is on the water and we could walk over the river and be downtown in 5 minutes. Super convenient. Large ample breakfasts. Have stayed here many times. Easy parking. Free wifi. Innkeepers give you plenty of privacy. Great central location to explore the volcano, Puna, Mauna Kea and the Hamakua coast.

Just "OK"

2.6 on February 05, 2015

There was nothing at all outstanding about this B&B. Actually hard to sleep with the ocean noise and you needed the windows open because of no air conditioning.

Great View and Hot Tub Too!

4.6 on February 02, 2015

Well appointed rooms with balconies overlooking Hilo Bay. Every morning we could pick up our pre-built breakfast and sit on the balcony to enjoy the view. Then an easy walk into the old downtown area. Plenty of beach towels and mats, etc. for use at the beach.

Terrific stay!

4.4 on January 27, 2015

We stayed for our last two nights on Hawaii Island and felt really at home. The location is very good,and we didnt get any noise from the main road. The hosts are discrete and very helpful. A very good breakfast - best we had in two weeks in Hawaii.


4.8 on January 22, 2015

Very comfortable house, with a great view for watching sunrise and listening to the waves as we fall asleep at night. Very well prepared and tasty breakfast. We love the omelettes!

Delightful Palm Room!

3.4 on January 22, 2015

We spent 2 nights at The Bay House in the corner Palm Room and found that is suited us well. The bedroom and bathroom are spacious, no A/C but we just turned the ceiling fan to high and opened windows to catch the breeze. The view over looking Hilo Bay is lovely, the traffic noise from the main road can be a problem but the owners supply you with ear plugs which worked extremely well! This B&B is an easy walk into downtown Hilo. Plan your stay to include a Saturday so you can go to the Hilo Farmer's Market!

Bay House, a lovely place

4.0 on January 19, 2015

This site has three guest rooms, all facing Hilo Bay (no beach). Guests' cars are parked in a shaded carport. Breakfast daily in a basket with fresh tropical fruit, banana or pineapple bread, and an egg dish placed in the adjoining guest kitchen. You take trays out to your private lanai and enjoy. Coffee, juice, tea, milk provided. There's a communal guest fridge for your beverages, leftovers, etc. A nice hot tub allows you to soak away after day trips. Close to downtown shops, restaurants, parks and farmers market. 30-45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park. It's a lovely place to stay. The only negative is that you hear a lot of highway noise early in the night. But you also hear crashing waves, songbirds and a coqui frog or two. Earplugs are provided.

Great B&B

5 on December 24, 2014

Fantastic location and views. Very nice hosts. Delicious breakfast.

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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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  • Serving Location: common area for guests


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

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