When you stay at the HILO BAY HALE B&B you won't need a rental car because all the elclectic galleries, markets, festivals, shops, and cafes that make Hilo so famous are just a short walk away. Enjoy your private suite with a private bath, uniquely Hawaiian interiors with bamboo ceilings and private lanai (porches) overlooking magical koi ponds and Hilo Bay.
4.6 on July 07, 2014
This is a charming B&B just a couple of blocks from the center of Hilo. The room was quite comfortable (no air conditioning, but good ceiling fan). In the morning we were met by our great host, Mathew. He was very friendly and had prepared a great tropical breakfast. Would certainly stay here again when in Hilo.
4.6 on June 30, 2014
We stayed three days here. While staying, we requested many things. Owner readity compilede with our requests every time. You should stay here instead of hotel when you go to Hilo. You must have a great time!
4.2 on May 27, 2014
The B&B was very well kept and Matthew was an excellent host. Would definitely recommend the accommodations to anybody who wants to explore the Hilo side of the island.
5 on May 21, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of two nights in the Michener Rm. Wonderfully restored and beautifully decorated home. Delicious breakfast! Within a few blocks of bay, museums, downtown area. Definitely would stay again and recommend to others. Thanks, Matthew, for your great hospitality!
3.6 on May 21, 2014
We were in the Lava Room with entry from side yard and stairs to kitchen. The breakfasts were so delicious and plentiful that we overlooked the poor room amenities. Entry to room was down two steps from doorway. There was no wall light switch to turn on lights before going down those steps. Bed and pillows were okay, not great. Bathroom was three steps up from room. Bathroom door was an ill-fitting wooden screen that slid across opening, not really providing privacy. Sink (a round bowl of lava) did not drain well, and faucet was loose. Not enough towel racks, just one short one. Shower floor made of very uncomfortable pebbles, and shower curtain did not contain water sufficiently. Shower had only one wall, so there was nothing to hold onto. No evidence of housekeeping, no clean towels. Floor creaky. Inadequate parking. On the bright side, the hosts and hostess were super friendly, and the breakfasts were fantastic!
City, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Tropical, Village
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 2 miles
When you depart the airport go right at the light at Hwy 11 (Kanoelehua Ave.) Then go left at Kamehameha Ave and then left on Ponahawai St. Go 3 blocks and we are on the left (#301.)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Waterfalls, Science Center / Planetarium, Botanical Gardens, Snorkeling, Hula Festivals, Lava Viewing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Tennis Courts (across Street), Private Decks
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Lava Watching, Farmers Market, Museums, Galleries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Koi Fish Others
Danny moved to Hawaii Island in 2004 and has restored several historic homes in his spare time when he was not working as a documentary filmaker and activist for protecting Hawaii's sacred lands. Matthew moved to Hawaii in 1997 and loves cooking, gardening and entertaining.
Fresh pastries & fruit, coffee, cereals, juice
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian