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Bay House

42 Pukihae Street , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
177 Reviews
$175 - $175
per night

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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
  • Dining4.2

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Outstanding Value at The Bay House

5 on November 12, 2014

As recorded in our previous review, Tom and Tina offer wonderful service at their home. No need to consider anywhere else to stay in Hilo.

Amazing Stay!!

5 on October 23, 2014

Our stay at the Bay House was amazing. I would definitely stay again. The place is spotless, rooms are spacious. beautiful views from each one. No A/C but it was not needed with the fan and the breezes. I loved the sounds of the frogs at night. The breakfast was delicious. Anything you needed was found in the common area. It was very close to shops and restaurants too. I loved the Bay House, and Im so glad we had the opportunity to stay there! Hopefully we will be able to be return guests!

Generous flexibility

5 on October 22, 2014

My husband and I made reservations at Bay House for Oct. 16-18 and when we arrived in Honolulu a day before we were to fly to Hilo just as a hurricane was reported to hit the Big Island. Tina was so kind to allow us to cancel without charge. I can't wait to come back and actually get to stay at this beautiful place.

Bay House is a great place to stay in Hilo

4.2 on October 20, 2014

Our stay at Bay House went really well. The location is excellent, slightly removed from the centre of town but an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Room was well appointed and breakfasts were excellent. Overall a really good B&B

We would stay here again!

5 on October 13, 2014

My husband and I were both very, very pleased with the friendliness, hospitality, outstanding breakfasts, and extremely comfortable accommodations offered at the Bay House. It was within walking distance to downtown Hilo, the Farmer's Market, and dining. We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast as a good value.

"Perfect balance between relaxation and adventure"

5 on September 28, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at The Bay House in Hilo! The location was perfect, just outside of Downtown Hilo which meant we were close enough to walk into town and just far enough out for a quiet, relaxing stay listening to the waves lap against the shore. The hospitality of both Tina and Tom was outstanding. They went above and beyond, helping us out with all of the little things, making our stay all the more special. Here we found just the right balance between adventure (being close to Mauna Kea and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park) and relaxation. We'd highly recommend The Bay House to anyone staying in Hilo!


5 on September 21, 2014

We spent 5 nights in the harbour room and were so happy that we decided to stay here.our hosts Tina and Tom could not have done more to make our stay comfortable.The view from our room was to die for!! Sept.2014

A Room With A View

5 on September 20, 2014

We stayed in the Harbor Room, which has wonderful views of Hilo Bay and the Banyan Drive area across the bay. From our lanai, we enjoyed watching sunrises and the stars, as well as boats, paddleboards, and canoes. The breakfast is available on trays in the pantry/lounge area beginning at 7 a.m. - excellent for people who want to get up and go. Each morning we took it back to our lanai and watched the scene on the bay. The room was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated, and has wi-fi. The hosts had included a notebook with menus from various Hilo restaurants. We stayed five nights. Couldn't ask for more.

Wonderful B&B, perfect location

4.4 on September 16, 2014

Stayed 4 nights. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Respect your privacy. Very conveniently located at walking distance from shops and restaurants. Will stay here again when visiting Hilo.

Bay House

4.4 on September 11, 2014

We spent two nights at the Bay House. This is a very nice bed and breakfast in Hilo. The rooms are right on the bay and in a very convenient location. You will fall asleep to the sound of frogs and the ocean. We liked the frogs, and found it relaxing. The rooms are comfortable, clean and private. There is a refrigerator available to put some drinks and snacks in. The breakfast is outstanding. We ate on the patio and watched the sunset in the morning, which is also outstanding. The Bay House is a little bit more pricey than the local area hotels. The price may be worth it as most of the hotels we saw in Hilo were somewhat run down.

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Location Type



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

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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


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

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