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Bay House

Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
167 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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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Wonderful Stay at the Bay House

4.4 on August 07, 2014

Fabulous stay. Host is very friendly but not intrusive. Bay House supplied gluten free bread, along with a lovely breakfast, and left a special gift of chocolates and wine for my husbands birthday, which was a nice touch. We stayed in the Palm Room which was spacious, and the lanai was private. The premises are well taken care of and really clean. Short walk or drive into Hilo to restaurants and markets.

4 nights in the Bay Room

5 on July 17, 2014

We had a perfect stay in the Bay Room. Can't say enough about the accommodations, the yummy breakfasts, the proximity to everything in Hilo and the marvelous sound of the ocean waves.

Lovely b&b

5 on June 23, 2014

The palm room was spacious and private, on the corner. Ocean view from the lanai was beautiful, although not as wide as the view from the other 2 rooms. Tina was very pleasant and gave us some great suggestions (farmers market, manta ray snorkel tour). Location was walking distance to Hilo downtown area where there are stores and restaurants and farmers market. Breakfast consisted of a hot dish, tropical fruit, bread, coffee, juice (yogurt and hard boiled eggs were in the fridge for anytime). Highly recommend this b&b.

Very pleasant stay, despite the frogs!

3.8 on June 14, 2014

Happy having made that choice instead of a regular hotel room. Nice breakfast, great view of the Bay.

A wonderful stay - one of our best.

5 on June 10, 2014

The setting is stunning - we had the Gabor room with lovely views of the sea. The breakfast wer varied and delicious - a full choice of hot and cold, fruit, cereals and juices. Bay house was also within a easy stroll to od Hilo town. Tina was a wonderful hostess who made us feel very welcome. In all a highlight of our holiday in Hawaii.

Bay house

4.6 on May 27, 2014

The bay house exceeded meg expectations. The room was lovely, breakfast every morning way so yummy. The breeze from the bay really helped cool the room down since there is no a/c. The location was ideal also

Great place to stay

4.2 on May 25, 2014

Excellent location within walking distance to downtown Hilo. Tina made our stay a happy one and we were pleased with the comfort of the room (Palm Room). Would recommend and stay again.

Outstanding value!

5 on May 05, 2014

We have always been a little leary of bed and breakfasts, and this was our first b & b experience. Bay House has completely changed our minds about b & b's and left a most favorable impression. As one other guest said, the Easter bunny visits every morning leaving attractive baskets of tasty food! The rooms are very clean and well appointed, and restaurant recommendations were right on and very helpful. The location is great for doing things in Hilo or exploring, and the views from the lanais are incredible. Highly recommended!!!

Amazing Stay

4.4 on May 05, 2014

What an amazing stay we had in Hilo! Whatever were my expectations just didn't matter once night fell and the frogs began their serenade, accompanied by the waves. The sounds and views are beyond amazing! I will return to The Bay House many times in my mind until the next time I can come in person :) The owners are very attentive to every request and the inn is amazingly clean and well kept.

Great View

3.4 on April 23, 2014

We felt very comfortable and enjoyed the lanai with the great view and the nice breakfast..

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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

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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

Resident Pets

2 Cats

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: common area for guests

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase