Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast

Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast

56 Pukihae St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7400
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View from oceanfront rooms.  You are 5 to 10 feet from the ocean.
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Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast in Hilo Hawaii
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

56 Pukihae St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7400
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
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Hilo Intl Airport
Kamuela Airport
68.8 km
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Awaywithwords60 wrote a review Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent five nights here and wish it could have been longer. Cheryl is a delightful host, very thoughtful and helpful. My corner room had peaceful views over Hilo Bay, with soothing sounds of the surf and musical chirping of the coqui frogs at night. I have an app on my phone to generate those sounds for sleep, but here they were real.
Everything was absolutely spotless. The house is beautiful, over 100 years old. WiFi was strong, I could stream music and FaceTime my (jealous) mainland friends easily.
Cheryl made breakfast whenever I wanted, which was especially kind given that I tended to eat fairly early. I did not try the “full” breakfast as I am mostly vegetarian, but the bananas and banana bread (from their own property) and French toast were excellent.
There is a refrigerator stocked with beverages, and another in which guests can store their own snacks and takeout.
Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Amy wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and adult son stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful time. We had the first level ocean front rooms - the view and the noise of the waves couldn't be beat. Breakfast was delicious and cooked when we requested it; snacks, water, umbrellas, and other amenities were available if needed. It was an easy walk to the main shopping district in Hilo, and had good off street parking. Cheryl was a super hostess!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wanderlusty1000 wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was only able to stay one night and WOW! There is something magical happening at this place! The proprietor, Cheryl, was so lovely, easygoing and generous. I initially didn't book an oceanview room (as I am on a tight budget), and that was a big mistake! When I saw the oceanview room, my jaw dropped open, and I decided to switch rooms immediately. Cheryl was so kind and upgraded me with no charge!!! I will never forget that kindness, and I had one of the best nights and sleeps of my life!

Please book an oceanview room! Like, this is one of those times in life where you just splurge on the room--you can thank me later!! You are literally looking down at the ocean just outside your window...it's truly majestic! Hearing the waves crash just outside the window while you are laying in bed is one of the best and most memorable experiences I ever had. Truly hypnotic, surprisingly spiritual and very special.

Then you wake up to the best sunrise of your life and head to breakfast where you also stare out the window at the sunrise. My breakfast was just delicious and I was stuffed with fruits, eggs and homemade banana bread.

This is a very special place and the location is fabulous!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book an ocean view room! Trust me, you will never be anywhere like this again!
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Lori H wrote a review Mar 2022
Sacramento, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owners greeted us on their expansive front porch with rockers, showed us complimentary drinks and snacks, where to stow contents of our cooler (and blue ice), and then to our lovely room. This grand 1922 home on the water has a few, large, very comfortable rooms. Our room had a cozy twin bed with lighting and lots of comfy pillows for reading, and a good size table and chairs looking out over the bay. King mattress a dream. Breakfast starts with a platter of fruits, followed by a choice of a few fresh cooked entrees. I tried the toasted coconut and chopped macadamia nut pancakes with real maple syrup and bacon, yum!

Hilo area has been somewhat overcome by a very loud, nighttime chirping frog, the coqui, sadly brought over from Puerto Rico. The sound of the waves help overcome it, as did the new windows. It was cool enough to close them and turn on the overhead fan. Very quiet.

We've previously stayed within a few blocks of restaurants at Hilo Bay Hale which is also very nice, but we'll stick with the trade off for a short drive for dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Suite #2 is center rear facing the water, farthest from garden areas so the coqui frog chirping...
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Tricia wrote a review Jun 2021
San Antonio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is housed in a 99-year-old former home on the bay. Breakfast was made to order, delicious and generous (eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, etc etc). Convenient to all locations. Our room faced the bay with large windows and intoxicating breezes and the sound of waves at night. Cheryl is a wonderful host, and offered lots of helpful tips. The B&B has lots of extras for the main kitchen and beach going. Hilo was a surprise delight for our family (mom, dad, 2 little ones). Beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and warm locals to make friends with while you’re there. I HIGHLY recommend and look forward to staying here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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pandabear6 wrote a review Jun 2021
Rochelle, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Emmett and Cheryl became our dear friends as we chatted over breakfast. They overfed us every morning with all the delicious fruit and made to order breakfast, it was so yummy we simply couldn't resist. The room was spacious and had beautiful antiques and so faithfully kept to the feel of an old house. Sleeping with the windows open and listening to the waves crash was so peaceful. They have tons of stuff for us to use towels, beach stuff, sunscreen. Couldn't think of a better place in Hilo.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Get a Ocean View room it is so peaceful
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Joyce Z wrote a review Feb 2024
California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With 6 rooms to choose from, I chose the oceanview suite #3 as it was a corner room that seemed to get good light. However, do note you also get the sounds of the coqui frogs from both sides. I believe the middle room may have less coqui frog noise but confirm with the innskeepers or owners before booking.

Being on the east side of the island, you will be able to catch the sunrises right from your room so having an oceanview room was a big plus especially if you end up getting takeout since eateries close much earlier in Hilo.

The breakfast is made to order by one of the innskeepers, sweet Tomomi that is served in an area with just as gorgeous ocean views.

There is a shared fridge with other guests in case you have leftovers or anything perishable which we definitely did. Snacks like granola bars and tea are available all day as well as a cabinet full of sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else you may have forgotten.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Venture22624383434 wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are considering this location for your stay in Hilo, just book the room. You will feel at home and have everything you need at your finger tips for your stay in Hilo. The hosts are warm and generous. The food was delicious and the parking was a breeze. We booked a room with the ocean view and felt like we could enjoy being in our room as much as exploring. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean was a delightful finishing touch. It's located conveniently close to food and jumping off for road trips - yet it feels secluded and we heard no city/road noise.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Valerie C wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent two nights at this fantastic BnB as we explored Hilo and the surrounding area. I had never stayed at a proper BnB before, and now I'm afraid I'm spoiled for life! We stayed in room #3, a corner oceanfront room, and I already miss it. The waves are so incredibly soothing, and the sunrise view couldn't have been any better. As others have mentioned, the breakfast service was fantastic and made to order. We're early risers, and they were up and ready to serve at 6:45am! I'm vegetarian and my husband is vegan, and they made sure to suggest options that fit our needs. I was impressed that snacks were made available each day, as well, which we happily took advantage of -- granola bars, fruit from their property, etc. I truly can't think of a single thing that could be improved. If you're a fan of BnBs, you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mike G wrote a review Dec 2022
Covina, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed our stay here. The room was spacious & very comfortable. A nice breakfast is served each morning by a very friendly couple who live on the property. The sounds of the ocean are very soothing (& drowns out the noisy coqui frogs!)
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Everell Thayer, Owner at Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
Responded 10 Dec 2022
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katem j asked a question Mar 2023
Suffern, New York132 contributions40 helpful votes
can you smoke outside?
Answer from John N
San Diego, California8 contributions
Sorry t say, I don't know.
Kim A asked a question Mar 2017
Columbus, Georgia20 contributions2 helpful votes
Does this property have A/C as well as indoor plumbing? What is the bedroom set-up as well?
Answer from Everell T
1 contribution
Each suite has its own bathroom. Each suite is private. No ac as Hilo is usually not as hot and also cools down at night.
chadz52 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Atlanta, Georgia787 contributions322 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking. About an hours drive from the National Park."
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299Smo wrote a tip Apr 2024
Indio, California37 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy to find and great location. Do not miss staying here!"
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mojoman79 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Strathmore, Canada141 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downtown crowd along the beach has lots of homeless people. Locals say they're pretty harmless."
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Randy R wrote a tip May 2023
Lafayette, Colorado134 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Oceanview suite #3, which has two windows for good cross ventilation. It's also right next to the kitchen."
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IloveWDW2 wrote a tip May 2023
Pratt, Kansas397 contributions170 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don't believe that they have central air but they had plenty of fans. "
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PRICE RANGE
S$374 - S$426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHilo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Lyman Museum (1.0 km), Pacific Tsunami Museum (0.6 km), and Hilo Farmers Market (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paul's Place, Two Ladies Kitchen, and Moon and Turtle.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (0.4 km).
Is Hilo Bay Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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