We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolphin Bay

Save
Traveller (315)
Room & Suite (87)
Dining (13)
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banana bread”(106 reviews)
“fresh fruit”(60 reviews)
“every morning”(58 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Pool
2 Star Hotel
All hotel details
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
7 May8 May
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 6 partner sites to see rooms from US$199.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Hilo hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "5f6e173b148a44399accd86407740577", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":86944,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[74305863],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":7,"month":5,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":8,"month":5,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":199,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"5f6e173b148a44399accd86407740577","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":199,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":199,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Dolphin Bay","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjVmNmUxNzNiMTQ4YTQ0Mzk5YWNjZDg2NDA3NzQwNTc3IiwiQUlLIjoiYzI0YmU3ZDgzNGQyNGM2ZjlkZjc0MjU4YWQxZWYyYTEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "07/05/2018", "checkOut": "08/05/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$199", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"74305863":"Hotwire"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (691)
There are newer reviews for Dolphin Bay
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
644 results
Traveller rating
336
239
50
15
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
336
239
50
15
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbanana breadfresh fruitevery morninghotel catthe big islandsmall kitchencoqui frogsfull kitchenone bedroom apartmentdowntown hilosmall hotelbanana treestropical gardenquiet streetthe lack of air conditioningfriendly hotelclose to downtown
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
331 - 335 of 644 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Apparently I am one of the few who wasn't keen on this place. Maybe it's because I was traveling alone, but I did NOT feel comfortable here. The neighborhood isn't that great, the front door window wouldn't close, and there was no a/c. The good...More

1  Thank suzb_00
Reviewed 17 February 2013

My Wife and I spent 4 nights at the Dolphin Bay in Hilo. We were looking for a comfortable less expensive place to stay while we explored the Hilo side of the Big Island. Our experience pretty much matched the other reviews. An older, comfortable,...More

4  Thank mtipton
Reviewed 11 February 2013

My wife and I were at Dolphin Bay exactly one year ago this past weekend. Ok, we're from Minnesota so anywhere there is nice, right? Not necessarily. But at Dolphin Bay, it was superb. Clean, very clean. And that staff? Awesome! Especially John who simply...More

3  Thank TomCaneff
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Yes, this is a dated hotel. Here's what we love about it: extremely clean, friendly staff, an offering of delicious coffee, bananas and papaya PICKED ON THE GROUNDS! Located near downtown Hilo, so we walk to everything. Great launching spot for visiting the volcano. It's...More

5  Thank Rlav
Reviewed 6 February 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in January 2012. We had a superior studio with a queen bed, a balcony, and a small kitchen. It was nice to have a bathroom with a high showerhead and good water pressure after a week...More

2  Thank Minn T
View more reviews
Most Booked Properties in Island of Hawaii, HI
See allSee all
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Details
Price range
US$169 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$169 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (315)
Room & Suite (87)
Dining (13)
Pool & Beach (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
417SM417
2 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from P A | Reviewed this property |
The room I stayed in had two beds. There was three of us as well.
0
Votes
Goddess44
16 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from P A | Reviewed this property |
No our room just had a fan over the beds
0
Votes
Room Tips
"They're all great."
Read review
"We were on ground level but the rooms on 2nd floor have balconies."
Read review
"We were in the second story end room (19, I think) and it was great."
Read review
"We would stay here if we went to Hilo again. Don't expect anything fancy, but it has everything you need."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing