Old Hawaiian B&B

1492 Wailuku Dr. , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)


All 3 rooms have private bathrooms and entrances. They share the lanai where breakfast is served and a microwave and refrigerator are located. Free Wi-Fi for guests with laptops.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Hilo Gem

5 on March 05, 2017

Enjoyed my stay and was truly taken incredible care of by my hosts. Thank you and when I return to Hilo this is where I will stay.

Amazing B&B

5 on February 04, 2017

Thank you Lory for your hospitality while we stayed as your lovely B&B which was one of the best stays of our visit to your Island. Your breakfast so yummy and thank you for catering to our early starts. We definitely recommend Old Hawaiian B&B in Hilo.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us. I really enjoyed talking with you and hope to see you on your next trip to Hilo. Lory

Always Dependably Great!

5 on October 21, 2010

We've stayed here for many years and the rooms are both great and the price is fair. This time we stayed in the Bamboo room which is a bit small but for the $ it is still a great place to stay. The location is wonderful and the breakfast is fantastic! I have and will continue to highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

Heaven on Earth

5 on October 18, 2010

Frommers Travel Guide lists the Old Hawaiian B&B as a good value and they are correct. We stayed in the spacious Hawaiian room and with it's deep soaking tub and separate shower. The soaking tub was wonderful after all the walking we did. Then to top it off you get a wonderful breakfast consisting of 3 different types of breads and many local fruits. You get to taste many of the different fruits you find in the local farmers market. Don't miss checking out the gardens you will find a lot of the fruits from breakfast growing in the yard. You have your own entrance into your room but share the common launi. There isn't a TV in your room but trust me you won't need it. After you watch the night glow of the volcano, or take in the night viewing of the stars at the observatory you are ready for bed and a good nights sleep so you can explore the wonders of the Island the next day. You will find the whole experience a way to slow down and reconnect. When you awake to the birds cooing and the smell of the flowers outside your window you know you are in heaven on earth.

Best Vacation Ever!

5 on October 17, 2010

This B&B offers the true hawaiian experience. The food is excellent, the rooms are charming--clean--comfortable, the location is amazingly beautiful! I would definately recommend the Old Hawaiian B&B!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Hawaiian Room

It looks out over the large manicured lawn and gardens towards the Wailuku River, and is surrounded by lush green foliage. The very large bedroom, with its 10 foot ceilings, tiled entrance, and expansive windows that provide sweeping views of the gardens, has a king size bed, and large mirrored closet. Guests have use of a microwave, refrigerator, and a large, covered shared lanai. The room includes comfortable day bed and trundle to accommodate additional guests. Large tiled bathroom affords an oversized sunken bathtub surrounded by candles for that intimate late night soak! Bathroom also has a separate shower to accommodate two! Fresh flowers adorn both the bedroom and bathroom. Children 12 and over are welcome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Sunrise Room

The room has 10 foot ceilings, offers a queen size bed, and two sitting chairs. The Sunrise Room is mid-size between the Hawaiian Room and our Bamboo Room. Comfortable queen-size bed in traditional Olde Hawaiian style! The room is light and airy, and the private bathroom provides a tiled, spacious shower with toilet. Within the bedroom area is a pedestal sink, and ample closet space! Guests have use of a microwave, refrigerator, and the large, covered shared lanai where daily breakfast is served. Children 12 and over are welcome.

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

Bamboo Room

Guests have use of a microwave, refrigerator, and the large, covered shared lanai where daily breakfast is served. The room is a 14X14 size room, also with 10 foot ceilings, and offers a queen size bed, small private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area. Comfortable sitting area adorned with fresh flowers from the garden. Its glass sliding entrance door to the lanai looks out over the large manicured lawn and gardens towards the Wailuku River. Bathroom affords a comfortable shower, toilet and pedestal sink.

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

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Location Type

Island, Tropical


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Old Hawaiian room, in a very quite neighborhood. 2 1/2 miles from downtown Hilo. Nice 1/2 mile walk to Boiling Pots park with Peepee Falls. 3 rooms with private entrance and bathrooms, shared lanai, breakfast, WiFi and parking.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Microwave, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 13 and above
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night stay fee of additional $15
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number required, but not charged until you arrive.
  • Cancellations: Please notify us at least two weeks before your reservation date if you have a change in travel plans. Our cancellation policy is as follows: You will not be charged if we are notified 14 days prior to check in. A reservation is confirmed cancelled after you have received a cancellation e-mail from us. If you notify us less than 14 days from check in, we will charge you a half the number of reserved nights if we can not re-rent the room.
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Lory and Stewart

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Stewart and I started the B&B in 2001 and have a great time running it. Hilo is a great place to enjoy the outdoors with all the waterfalls, Volcano park and flowing lava, star gazing and all the local runs. Hilo is a very local feel town, just what we were looking for, not your normal tourist town.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 8:30
  • Serving Location: Lanai

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Even guests that don't like scones, like these!

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