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Bay House

42 Pukihae Street , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
186 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
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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Terrific stay!

4.4 on January 27, 2015

We stayed for our last two nights on Hawaii Island and felt really at home. The location is very good,and we didnt get any noise from the main road. The hosts are discrete and very helpful. A very good breakfast - best we had in two weeks in Hawaii.


4.8 on January 22, 2015

Very comfortable house, with a great view for watching sunrise and listening to the waves as we fall asleep at night. Very well prepared and tasty breakfast. We love the omelettes!

Delightful Palm Room!

3.4 on January 22, 2015

We spent 2 nights at The Bay House in the corner Palm Room and found that is suited us well. The bedroom and bathroom are spacious, no A/C but we just turned the ceiling fan to high and opened windows to catch the breeze. The view over looking Hilo Bay is lovely, the traffic noise from the main road can be a problem but the owners supply you with ear plugs which worked extremely well! This B&B is an easy walk into downtown Hilo. Plan your stay to include a Saturday so you can go to the Hilo Farmer's Market!

Bay House, a lovely place

4.0 on January 19, 2015

This site has three guest rooms, all facing Hilo Bay (no beach). Guests' cars are parked in a shaded carport. Breakfast daily in a basket with fresh tropical fruit, banana or pineapple bread, and an egg dish placed in the adjoining guest kitchen. You take trays out to your private lanai and enjoy. Coffee, juice, tea, milk provided. There's a communal guest fridge for your beverages, leftovers, etc. A nice hot tub allows you to soak away after day trips. Close to downtown shops, restaurants, parks and farmers market. 30-45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park. It's a lovely place to stay. The only negative is that you hear a lot of highway noise early in the night. But you also hear crashing waves, songbirds and a coqui frog or two. Earplugs are provided.

Great B&B

5 on December 24, 2014

Fantastic location and views. Very nice hosts. Delicious breakfast.

Great stay at the Bay House

4.8 on November 29, 2014

We stayed at the Bay House for two nights and loved it. The rooms are wonderful and the breakfast of fresh fruit, omelets, and bread was amazing. The Bay House is just a few minutes from restaurants in Hilo and a short drive to waterfalls, beaches, and adventure. Highly recommended.

Excellent View

5 on November 28, 2014

Excellent view, a beautiful & clean room, fresh fruit for breakfast every day, just amazing! You fall asleep to the sound of ocean (and frogs - if you don't like it, ear plugs are provided there for you at the night stand - the land lady just thinks of everything :) )

Great stay at the Bay House

5 on November 23, 2014

Super location close to downtown. 180 degree ocean view. Good Parking. Owner provides a special breakfast with local fruit, eggs, and pastry/breads. Ed Clark Maui

Great location for Hilo airport and Volcano Natl Park

3.2 on November 23, 2014

We flew into Hilo arriving late evening - this B&B was just minutes from the airport and was nestled just a 100 yds or so from the crashing waves of Hilo Bay. Room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Each of the 3 rooms had a basket containing a loaf of homemade banana nut bread, an omelet, and some frest local fruit that you take back to your room and eat on your private porch/balcony. Soaps and amenities were average but adequate. Only saw our hosts for a few minutes the first morning, so not much interaction - but overall, would recommend.

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.

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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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