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.
4.2 on October 02, 2014
Matt was very helpful in planning our stay by giving advice on what to see & directions around Island. Would recommend as place to stay
5 on October 01, 2014
I would definitely recommend this over the hotels. Owner(s) are genuinely thoughtful, helpful, and accommodating. Breakfast is amazing - WAY worth it over any of the hotels in town and better than any other B&B I've stayed at.
5 on September 06, 2014
Matthew and Danny have over the years thoughtfully decorated and cared for this lovely plantation style home. The house is artfully decorated and very comfortable. The relaxed atmosphere they have created makes you feel as if you are in your own home. Not only was the breakfast delightful but, full acces to the kitchen meant we were also able to prepare other meals of the day for ourselves which added greatly to the experience. An additional caretaker/hostess Carolina was also a delight to be around and was very knowledgeable of the island. Meeting people from all over the world who came to visit Hawaii was a huge plus. Having been to quite a few B and B's, this is hands down the best one ever!
4.2 on August 06, 2014
Very cozy home. Easy access to the town center. Gracious hosts, delicious breakfast! Would stay here again.
4.8 on July 16, 2014
we had a great stay. It's close to the main area of Hilo--walkable.
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
We are located in the center of Hilo town, about 2 miles from the HILO airport.
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
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