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

May 2nd to May 5th

4.0 on May 10, 2016

We had a beautiful room, with an amazing view out of our balcony! It was a wonderful breakfast and the owner gave us clean towels everyday. My one little complaint was that we like to come home and relax/nap in the middle of the day and there were some very loud talkers there during that time. Otherwise our stay at the Bay house was amazing! Thank you!


Relaxing stay

4.8 on May 02, 2016

Tina is a wonderful host who has thought of all the details for a comfortable stay. The hosts are friendly, but not overbearing which was perfect for us. If you are looking for a chatty and entertaining host, you may want to look elsewhere. The rooms are clean and comfortable with the sound of the waves lapping outside the window. Breakfast is delicious and the hot tub was a welcome treat after days of adventuring. Definitely a great value!


Beautiful Place, Delightful Hostess

5 on April 23, 2016

We spent 9 nights at this lovely Bed and Breakfast and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. Our room was spacious and clean with cool breezes from the ocean and lovely views from the lanai. We enjoyed a full breakfast each morning and appreciated the location close to Hilo--easy walking distance. The owner is friendly and helpful--we'd stay here again in a heart-beat.


Great place to stay

4.4 on April 20, 2016

The rooms at the Bay House are spacious and have very nice patios that look out over the Bay. The on-site parking is very nice. Downtown Hilo is a 5-10 walk, and many attractions are a short distance. The innkeeper was very nice.


Perfect for us

4.0 on April 04, 2016

Lovely, spacious room with lanai overlooking the sea. Breakfast is prepared on trays in a kitchen area with hot coffee on the go from 7 am and a kettle for hot tea. Grab your tray and take it back to your lania for a relaxing breakfast. Bed comfortable, slept well, you will hear the frogs and the ocean. Convenient for the town, 5 - 10 minute walk along main road to lots of good restaurants for dinner.


A great B&B in Hilo

4.2 on April 03, 2016

We stayed at this B&B for 3 nights in March, 2015 and would highly recommend it to other travelers. The location is close to downtown but on the shore of the bay which is quite scenic. The breaking waves make for comfortable background noise while falling asleep. We stayed in the Bay Room which is in the middle of the other 2 rooms and found it well furnished, quiet (except for the surf sounds), and comfortable. The owner, Tina, a former ICU nurse from New York, operates this B&B in a warm and friendly manner, and provides great breakfasts which are placed on trays in in the lobby at 7 AM and eaten at a table on the private bay-view balcony of each room whenever you get up. The breakfasts include omelets, various tropical fruits, fresh baked coffee cakes, juices, yogurt, milk, cereal, english muffins, and breads for toasting. Jellies & jams, tea, and coffee are provided. A refrigerator is available for storing your own items, as well as an iron & ironing board, and she even did a load of laundry for us at no charge. Parking is on the ground floor level under the main house so your car will be out of the rain, if it does rain while you're there.


Beautiful room and views

4.6 on March 25, 2016

The room was nicely appointed with high ceilings. The lanai and views were excellent, accompanied by a breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs, and nut bread easily carried there from the central common area. We really enjoyed our stay.


A pleasant stay!

3.2 on March 24, 2016

The Bay House rooms are rather grandeous and well appointed. It's location being conveniently close to the main centre of Hilo made walking to any of the restaurants close by a breeze (although the bridge could feel a little scary after dark!) Our host Tina was extremely helpful,friendly and pleasant, although for the most part of our stay, we only saw evidence of her efficiency! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Big Island, and our accommodation at The Bay House played a big part.


Convenient & pleasant

3.6 on March 22, 2016

A short walk from the main town and its shops and restaurants yet just far enough away to have some privacy. Nice breakfast which you can eat on your own Lanai which was very relaxing.


Excellent lodging choice while visiting Hilo

3.6 on March 22, 2016

This B&B was conveniently located near downtown Hilo and I would highly recommend it. We stayed here in mid-March while the temperatures were in the 70s. The location next to the bay with sounds of the surf were very relaxing. Breakfast is eaten on a private balcony overlooking the bay. The owner, Tina, was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent with tasty & exotic fresh fruits, omelets, and fresh baked coffee cakes. A variety of breads, english muffins, jams, yogurts with fruit, fruit juices were provided. A microwave, refrigerator, tea, and coffee were always available for guests. Tina did a load of laundry for us at no charge.


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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