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Dolphin Bay

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#2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We stayed on 2 separate nights a week apart, as we traveled around the island. My travel companion had stayed there in the past, and he was excited to have me experience this hotel. Overall, I liked it a lot. The hotel is located on a nice, quiet street a short walk from the old section of Hilo. The rooms...

Thank chbruce
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I feel bad to make this report as the Hosts are truly lovely people. They were very accomodating and helpful. We stayed here for one night only as we flew down to Hawaii the Big Island to see the Volcano. The accomodation is old. The kitchenette was brand new - though maybe 50 years ago so it was dated when...

4Thank cptslobodan
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed in Dolphin Bay Hotel 17.10.-21.10.12 4 nights in the superior studio on the upper floor facing Iliahi street. The room was clean, nicely decorated and spacy. The lack of airco is not too bad as fans and the Hilo climate (moderate sunshine, clouds and a breeze) made the conditions ok. Kitchen and bathroom were equipped with everything needed....

Thank Niklas V
San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed 6 December 2012

My family and I stayed at this hotel for one night in late August. We had a little trouble finding it because it was dark and rainy when we arrived, but Hilo is not a large town, and we soon got our bearings. We had a one bedroom unit for the four of us. My husband and I slept in...

Thank LikesToTravel333
Reviewed 5 December 2012

My family and I recently stayed at the Dolphin Bay. We were on a trip on which we stayed in a variety of types of properties (condo, resort, cottage, etc.) We found the DB to be a great value. We stayed in the apartment which had a separate bedroom and then a living room with two single sofa sleepers and...

Thank bizwoman
New York
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This review won't say anything different to the others, but really, this place is such a delightful surprise we were thrilled when we got there. As other say, the room is basic, but clean and has lots of little touches (fresh flowers in a small vase, basic tea and coffee/salt pepper etc provided etc) that just show thoughtfulness. The owner...

Thank USdiver
Valencia, CA
Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

The rooms are not fancy or new, but just the same between the friendly staff, fresh bananas, papayas and baked goods, fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, and outside balcony with table and chairs, it felt more like a combo timeshare and B$B.if I am ever in Hilo again, I would definitely stay here!

Thank CAParrotmom
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Great value for your dollar, outstanding service and breakfast from the jungle. This place is one of the best maintained, motels we've stayed in, it's not new, it's not recent but it's great! No phone but who needs a phone in Hilo HI. Highly recommend.

1Thank webeenthere
Seaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Agree with all the positive things that have been said about this hotel. It is not a big, anonymous lux-de-lux sort of hotel, but the rooms we had were clean, spacious and very comfy and the owners make you feel very welcome and are a mine of local information and advice. The home grown fresh fruit and tasty coffee and...

1Thank Londoner258
asheville, nc
Reviewed 21 November 2012

but that would be a waste of time. But I thought I could add to your knowledge by saying this: I am a very light sleeper sensitive to noise and heat. Nevertheless the cacophony of the frogs and the fact there was no air conditioning did not affect my sleep at all. I highly recommend this hotel for the reasons...

3Thank windjay

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seasoned guidance for a wide range of Big Island adventures. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Clean quiet & reasonable. All rooms with kitchens. Free WiFi Internet available. Rated nicest small hotel in Hilo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay

Address: 333 Iliahi St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2399
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $232 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Most all the rooms are pretty quiet, try and get a ground floor room if you have heavy luggage- no elevator.”
CBe987, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I suspect rooms are all very similar. It is John and his team who are the stars.”
Nickandfiveothers, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the back garden”
LSBPHD, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room is good”
378joand, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs is probably better”
mndb, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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