At the Beach with Friends B&B Inn

369 Nene Street , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)


Hilo bed and breakfast accommodations on a lagoon and Hilo Bay offering spectacular views of Mauna Kea, whales, and spinner dolphins. Beautiful rooms in a private guest wing, snorkel beach, colorful koi and seaside gardens, Wi-Fi, on-line booking. An alternative to Big Island resort hotels and business lodgings. Relax and mingle with your hosts and other B&B guests over an island buffet breakfast.



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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great visit

5 on June 18, 2012

We loved our beautiful room, the natural setting and delicious food. The accommodations were great with snorkeling equipment to borrow, flashlights for the volcano park etc. We highly recommend At the Beach with Friends.

Delightful and in a natural setting

4.0 on February 26, 2012

We found this B&B to be delightfully located in natural setting which included an assortment of native birds and a large title pond. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The bathroom is en suite and very clean also. So, we are thinking these other reviews are fake reviews and if they put enough stars on the reviews their authenticity is not checked.

Nice but overpriced

2.6 on September 02, 2010

I found the room to be a bit dull and dusty for the price. Also the lack of air conditioner and intense sound of the frogs made it difficult to sleep. The breakfast was surprisingly very good.

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Rooms & Rates

Bamboo Room

The Bamboo Room has sliding doors to a private outdoor sitting terrace. Enjoy summer sunsets across Hilo Bay and watch the frenzy in our lagoon up close at fish feeding time. King bed, en suite bath, WiFi, Cable, flat screen TV, refrigerator, desk, ceiling fan (no air conditioning), hair dryer. Maximum Occupancy: 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $190

Lagoon Room

A light filled room overlooking our tidal pond and the ocean beyond. Hawaiiana graces the walls and takes one back to a by gone era. Wake up among swaying coconut palms and the sight of light surf lapping at the shoreline. King bed, en suite bath, WiFi, cable, flat screen TV, small refrigerator, ceiling fan (no air conditioning), desk, hair dryer. Maximum Occupancy: 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Coconut Palm Room

A large triple room with a king bed and an extra single bed in the window nook. Just right for an extra third person or for relaxing and reading a book while your partner sleeps undisturbed. Enjoy views across our tidal pond to the nearby seashore. Ensuite bath, cable, flat screen TV, WiFi, small refrigerator, desk, ceiling fan (no air conditioning), hair dryer. Maximum Occupancy: 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $180

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Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Tropical, Waterview


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Take Kalanianaole Ave in a south easterly direction, past the port of Hilo. When you pass over a land bridge with the ocean on your left and a large lagoon on your right you will see the seaside restaurant on your right and a green condominium on your left and you are getting close! When the houses drop off on the ocean side and you see the rain shelters of Waiolena beach park take the next right on Oeoe St. Turn right on Nene St and look for our sign on the mailbox at 369 Nene St..

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Zipline, Picnic area, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone , koi pond and extensive seaside gardens, beach with snorkeling and swimming, umbrellas, flashlights, free off street parking,, complimentary tea service available in common room, snorkels, folding chairs, beach towels, coolers,, whale and turtle watching, fishing,

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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: Limited parents responsible
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required at booking, balance due 30 days from arrival. If you use our availability calendar on our website (Resnexus) you will receive a $10/night discount for four nights or more. Taxes not included and additional charge: 10.25% TAT plus 4.712 GET.
  • Cancellations: If your plans change and you notify us by email more than 14 days prior to your arrival date you will be charged a $10/night rebooking charge and all other deposit funds will be refunded. If you write to notify us of a cancellation less than 14 days prior to your arrival date you will not receive a refund, but you will be allowed to apply all payments towards another stay. (No refund or credit is issued for changes occurring after arrival). This is a non-transferable "in house" credit and can be applied one time within one year of the original booking date using our online booking form. *Cancellation periods may vary: 60 days for reservations for the Merrie Monarch Festival.
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Claudia Rohr and Scott Andrews

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , parrot, koi, native fish

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, koi, birds, our animals, swimming, bicycling, writing, history, talk story, traveling.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

take out breakfast

Signature Dish

Mushroom Rissotto with Italian cheeses
A savory creamy rice dish punctuated with a variety of Italian cheeses, mushrooms and peas.

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