Bay House

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

Great Place to Stay

5 on September 21, 2016

We arrived early and were able to get into our room, a lovely room with a view of the bay. Windows open and a sweet view from our lanai. Breakfast and coffee on the lanai were a great way to start our day of exploring. Our hostess was excellent and made us feel welcome while also honoring privacy. I look forward to returning.


A wonderful stay in August 2016

5 on September 13, 2016

So glad we chose this B&B for our stay on the Big Island. Stunning room with a wonderful Lanai overlooking the bay. It was the perfect place to take our scrumptous breakfast which included fresh, fresh fruit. I even got up extra early one day to catch the sunrise. We could walk to town in less than 10 minutes which was handy for having a beer or two with dinner and not having to drive. The hosts were wonderful and friendly but gave us plenty of privacy, I have already told my friends about this gem. Highly recommend. Also not far from the amazing Volcanoes National Park. Andrew S, Toronto


Great View of Hilo Bay

4.4 on September 12, 2016

We stayed in the Palm Room. The room was very clean and well kept. The windows were a little dirty but the rest of the room, and bathroom, were clean. There were plenty of provisions in the room and bathroom. We never got the WiFi to work, but to be honest, we didn't try very hard as we really didn't require it for our stay. The breakfast was very healthy and tasted good. The coffee was started before 7 am and breakfast was sitting out by 7. There was ample parking. The view of Hilo Bay from the Lanai was perfect. The noise is a little high as the highway is close by and there are many frogs in the area. Add in the waves and it was kinda soothing. FYI, this home, as are most homes in the Hilo area, is open air with no air conditioning provided. You should not need an A/C though as there is usually a good breeze blowing through the room with the windows open. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast for your next stay in Hilo.


Beautiful B&B

4.4 on September 09, 2016

Spent the week here great location with a beautiful view over the bay,rooms were really nice with a really comfy bed.breakfasts were good and healthy,hostess was great,frogs at nice noisy but sleeping was not a problem,would happily stay here again


Hilo town accomodations

5 on August 17, 2016

Very convenient to Hilo town and wonderful hospitality. Very peaceful.


Nice place. Great location.

4.4 on July 24, 2016

Great location for seeing the southern and eastern attractions on the Big Island - Volcano NP, Hilo, Akaka Falls State Park, Rainbow Falls, etc. Located on Hilo Bay with lanai overlooking the water. Great views. Rooms were clean, breakfast was substantial. Many thoughtful extras available such as bug spray for outings, umbrellas, informative guide books for area, ear plugs for light sleepers to help with the jungle night noise, etc. Owner greeted upon arrival, provided all the necessary info and was on site, but gave us our space for the rest of our 3 night stay. She did tidy up the room and provide fresh towels daily. We did appreciate being given space and privacy, but occasional communication about how things were going would have been nice. For example, as active tourists we weren't paying close attention to local or national news. A heads up that a tropical storm was only 36 hours away and headed for Hilo Bay would have been important to have shared. Although we left for the mainland before the storm hit, our travel companions were staying in the area and were impacted by the storm.


Great Breakfast, Hot Rooms

4.4 on July 14, 2016

The owner was very friendly and had a lot of great travel advice for the area. I would rather pay for a nicer, more quiet and stress-free environment as provided by the Bay House, than for a run-of-the-mill hotel with few amenities. Breakfast was great out on the lanai, and they provided lots of on-site entertainment such as books and games. The only downside to our stay was the heat. Rooms don't have air conditioning and it was pretty hard to sleep at night, even with the windows open, a small floor fan, and a slight breeze coming in.


Wonderful!

4.8 on June 24, 2016

Our 2-night stay at the Bayside Bed and Breakfast was fantastic. We especially loved eating breakfast on our private lanai. Host was very helpful and mostly invisible. Being right next to the ocean with a view of the sunrise was fantastic. Very very comfortable bed - one of the best I've ever slept on!


Wonderful and relaxing location with beautiful rooms

5 on June 11, 2016

The Bay House was as beautiful as the pictures indicate. It is a well maintained property with a relaxed ambiance. The rooms are very clean and are serviced daily. The rooms are open and airy and at night the sound of the ocean waves and frogs make for a wonderful serenade.The hostess was friendly but non-intrusive. Breakfast in the morning consisted of fresh fruit, sweet cakes and an omelette, with cereal, toast, boiled eggs and yogurt available. Yummy! Passion juice and absolutely wonderful coffee were also available. We found the location to be pretty centrally located for all of the sights of the Big island. You could go north to the waterfalls and beaches and south to the volcano fields for about the same drive time and you were very near Saddle road to drive across to the sights on the other side of the island. For those of you needing to stay plugged into the internet, it was spotty. It seemed to work only at certain times of the day and was somewhat slow. But then again, you are on vacation, in Hawaii, so unplugging may not be a bad thing! If we go back to the Big Island, we would definitely stay there again.


Hit and miss

3.4 on June 06, 2016

I'll break this review into two sections: the bed and the breakfast. Both the public and private rooms were immaculate, and the bed was very comfortable. The linens and towels were bright white, and the room included bug spray and flashlights for use in going to/from the very clean hot tub. A special treat was the private lanai for each guest room. I have to mark this location down, though, because of the breakfast. The owner put out trays at 7:00 with breakfast for each room, including what she called an omelet. It was not what I call an omelet, as it was just scrambled eggs cooked without scrambling; no added ingredients. By the time I carried our tray into our room at 7:30, the omelet was tepid. We weren't the only ones who were not impressed - our neighbors returned theirs uneaten. The fruit was good, but the coffee was mediocre, and didn't taste as good as the other Kona coffee we had come to enjoy. A real omelet, either cooked to order or kept warm in the kitchen, would have gone a long way, as would have better quality coffee.


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Location

Location Type

Oceanview

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christine and Thomas Jimenez

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: common area for guests