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Bay House

42 Pukihae Street , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
158 Reviews
$175 - $175
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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
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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Great View

3.4 on April 23, 2014

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

Another great stay!

4.6 on April 13, 2014

I'm a repeat customer at the Bay House, and for good reason. Tina and Tom have a great location, right on the bay and walking distance to town, and provide well appointed, clean rooms, a great breakfast, and wonderful hospitality. Why would you go anywhere else?

Great for Exploring Hilo & Volcano and the East side

4.4 on March 20, 2014

This place is a great spot to stay for checking out the east side of the island. Neatly appointed just over the bridge within walking distance to downtown Hilo. We stayed in the Palm room, a smaller room with a smaller lanai, albeit with more privacy which I appreciated more than space. Our hostess was gracious, and very nice. I don't love B&Bs, but this was a perfect compromise. Breakfast is enjoyed on your lanai not in a communal dining space. The food was wonderful and perfectly proportioned with a nice selection of native fruits, an egg scramble, juices, coffee and cereal and yogurts offered as well. Our room had a homey tropical motif and a very comfortable bed. The layout was similar to my bedroom at home and I was so relaxed I woke up briefly forgetting where I was! The sun rises right across the bay for a beautiful wake up call. The Coqui frogs chirp at night, but it was not an issue for us, rather with the bay waves was a nice natural white noise. If one closed the windows for the evening it would dampen the noise enough for those who might find it problematic. Great value and great location. You are 40 minutes from Volcano and just over an hour should you make the trek to Mauna Kea. Drive up north along the coast and see some other cool towns and catch the whales!

Our stay in Hilo at the Bay House

3.6 on March 16, 2014

A beautiful location on the shoreline of Hilo Bay and convenient to downtown Hilo. The nocturnal tree frogs could have turned down the volume a bit.

Wonderful stay at the Bay House!

5 on February 23, 2014

Had a wonderful stay and highly recommend the Bay House.

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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, Hiking trails, Zip lines, Shopping, Swimming

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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
  • 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

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

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