Bay House

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


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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

2 nights in rainy December

3.8 on January 06, 2017

Very nice place to stay. Even closer to the harbor and downtown than I expected! Beautiful rooms for a great value. We'd certainly stay there again.

Sehr schönes und familiäres B&B

3.8 on December 04, 2016

Gut gelegenes B&B, Ca. 10min. Zu Fuss in die Stadt. Sehr freundliche Gastgeber. Das Zimmer ist heimelig eingerichtet. Zum Frühstück gab es warmes Omelette, Früchte, Toast, Jogurth etc., mit sehr viel Liebe zubereitet.

Hilo great choice

4.0 on December 01, 2016

Our room was decorated very nicely, very clean, and had plenty of places to store one's things. Breakfast is private in one's room as a basket is set out containing a complete breakfast. A fridge is available to use in the common room. Rooms each have private lanai with bay/ ocean view. There's an on the ground hot tub in back overlooking the bay, but on our visit all the back yard guide lights were not working, it was very dark, the steps unlit, and I couldn't manage to open the cover to the tub. but everything else was great, the location terrific. Will stay again if in Hilo.

A perfect place to stay in Hilo

4.4 on December 01, 2016

This is a lovely B and B overlooking the ocean and within easy walking distance to town. The owners Tina and Tom are friendly and welcoming and then leave you to your privacy. Each room is decorated with colour and flair and has impressive views from the individual balconies. A beautiful place to watch the sunrise. There is a large common room for all guests to use, with a fridge, microwave, toaster and a reading area. Early each morning Tina sets out individual trays there for each room, with covered baskets of lovely fruit, a simple omelette and freshly baked fruit bread, which guests then can eat at their leisure on their covered balconies overlooking the ocean. Guests have full use of the common room at all times and there's always some food and beverages available. The bathrooms are quite small and basic but very clean, and towels and soaps etc are refreshed daily which is a nice touch. We stayed in the corner Bay Harbour Room and recommend it for the expanse of windows, comfortable bed, large leather couch and good lighting. The outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean is really pleasant at the end of the day. All in all a great choice for Hilo. (Be sure to go visit the Farmer's Market to pick up some fruit - friendly vendors, incredible value and delicious fruit!)

A welcome retreat - but what's with the hot tub?

4.2 on November 24, 2016

We stayed in the Bay room for two nights. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. We enjoyed our view, although it poured rain most of the time! The breakfast was outstanding. The hosts were there if you needed them, but stayed in the background. The one thing that we were a bit confused about was the hot tub. It was highlighted in the website but there was no mention of it once you got in the room (i.e. nothing in the in-room information or welcome letter from the owner) and nobody used it. We were very busy so didn't get a chance to ask about it but if it's not actually useable/functional then it shouldn't be part of the marketing materials.

Great Location - Beautiful World Class

4.6 on November 21, 2016

My wife and I have stayed at a lot of B & B's and this ranks with the best. The location at the edge of downtown and on the water is fantastic. The rooms are very nicely decorated and they each have their own private ocean view porch for eating. Anita has created a wonderful experience here. We loved our time there and in Hilo. JN Sylvan Lake, MI

Nice place to stay

3.4 on November 20, 2016

Nice place to stay. Room was nicely decorated. Bed was comfortable. .Everything about our stay was fine except the breakfast. We stayed four days and for all four days the breakfast menu was the same, flat egg omelette, manga half with pineapple and a store bought coffee cake. Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, Raisin Bran and toast were also available. Other B&Bs we have stayed at in the past have offered a home cooked breakfast of pancakes or waffles or homemade muffins or pastries. I think the Bay House should offer a better breakfast in order to improve their rating.

One of our Best B&B Ever!

5 on November 10, 2016

We have done a lot of traveling, and the Bay House is one of the best places we have ever stayed. Because of reservations, we stayed in two different rooms during our four nights. They where both gorgeous! They are uniquely decorated with great art and special touches. The proximity and the views/sounds of the ocean are tremendous. The food for breakfast was great, especially the fresh local fruit. The location to town (walk-able) is great. Tina is a very interesting and caring hostess. You will have to go far to find a better place than this. It would be great to return there some day. Jerry & Judy Nechal Sylvan Lake, MI

2 nights at the Bay House

4.2 on October 30, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Bay House. Our room was clean and ready at 3pm and our bed was super comfy. I had mentioned to Tina we were going up to Mauna Kea and she let us borrow heavy coats to borrow, which were much needed. We wouldn't have been able to enjoy Mauna Kea or stay long up there with out them. Breakfast was delicious which included fruits, egg tomato omlette, and a baked good which was prepared in a basket and you eat on your lanai. There was also yogurt, toast/english muffins, and hard boiled eggs. This made getting on with our day and not worrying about breakfast very convenient. Our room faced the bay and we watched sunrise (6:30am) from our bed every morning. I rarely watch sunrises so this was a real treat for me. The only thing negative was mosquitoes (probably due to location). We did get bit a bunch when we arrived, but Tina leaves OFF bug repellent in the room for you, which helped a bunch. You just have to make sure to keep your screen door closed at all times.

Very nice B&B

4.0 on October 26, 2016

Service was good, the breakfast was very fresh and tasty.

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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.
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Christine and Thomas Jimenez

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: common area for guests

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