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.
5 on November 11, 2013
A beautiful room in a beautifully renovated house. Loved the interior (lots of vintage furniture and details) and the friendly service from Matthew. The breakfast was soooo tasty and kept us full until dinner. Very close to Hilo downtow restaurants and shops.
3.6 on October 19, 2013
The Lava room at Hilo Bay Hale was great. The ability to do laundry after a week stay in Hawaii was a great bonus. The house is in a great location, close to everything and the hosts and the accommodations were perfect. The garden outside our room was a pleasant respite to enjoy a quiet moment with cocktails. We left too early in the morning to enjoy breakfast but expect that would have been great too. Only two challenges to our stay her;, the bathroom has a unique set up of stairs so without a night light it is a challenge to negotiate in the night time darkness and the Lava room was not air conditioned which was fine if you left the windows and sliding door open but the Coqui frogs are quite loud at night. That's just "nature" and no negative reflection on the house or hosts. Overall a great place to stay.
5 on October 15, 2013
The breakfast was one of the best I've had, restaurant or otherwise - all made right there in front of us. The house was beautiful, you can tell that care was put into every detail - we stayed in the Lava Room and loved it. The owners were friendly and helpful, I very much enjoyed conversation with them. The location was central to everything in Hilo. I typically don't write reviews, but this place deserved it. I'd recommend it to anyone!
3.8 on October 07, 2013
food great; great location. service great
3.8 on September 04, 2013
This well preserved house served our purpose perfectly. We were not staying long, but would have if we needed to. We stayed in the Michener Room. It has a private lanai and a large and unique bathroom. Good location; close to everything in Hilo. Breakfast was outstanding. If you enjoy nature sounds to lull you to sleep, the grounds support a large group of critters that chirp and croak until the wee hours. I would stay again.
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, Lava Viewing, Hula Festivals, Snorkeling, Botanical Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Lava Watching, Farmers Market, Galleries, Museums, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
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
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Tennis Courts (across Street), Private Decks
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