The Bay House

Address: 42 Pukihae St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720, United States | B&B
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This B&B, located on 42 Pukihae St., Hilo, is near Pacific Tsunami Museum, Mauna Loa Observatory, and East Hawaii Cultural Center.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews The Bay House Hilo

      Nice room but noisy


      I found the Bay House to be clean and comfortable but also very noisy with a main road right outside the window and airplane traffic noise. With that we could barely hear the surf right outside the other window.

      We were delighted


      When we arrived at the Bay House Tina, the owner, let us choose one of the two unrented rooms. It was a difficult choice as both rooms were lovely and appealing. The room we chose was a corner room and the sound of the ocean was as if the waves were right below us. We also had a spacious lanai, and a great view of the bay. We were very pleased with the decor and how clean and fresh the room was. Tina has done a good job in making you feel "at home" when you stay at the Bay House too with the common area with refridgerator and the special snacks she had on hand. She also has an abundant book supply of the local area and the islands. We discovered our room included those little touches of home, with the extras of soaps etc. and we were surprised to find a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers on the second day of our visit. There is no doubt if we ever visit Hilo again we will stay at the Bay House and highly reccommend it to all. Oh, and for a great dinner try Cafe Pesto in Hilo. It was incredible!



      We spent 4 wonderful nights at the Bay House in early April. This is a great place to stay. At night you fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Breakfast is put out each morning for you to eat on your private lanai. The bay is right outside your window. We used the cliff side jacuzzi at least once a day! This was the best of all the places we stayed while in the islands. The host was wonderful. She supplied anything that you could need and had information to help you decide what you wanted to do (books about Hawaii, resturant info, etc...) We stayed in the Harbor Room and it was beautiful. The Bay House spoiled us. After staying there, nothing else measured up.

      Slow refund and high cancellation charge


      I made reservation by calling on the phone about 5 weeks before my scheduled trip. I asked for the cancellation policy and was told 72 hours prior to check in. I had to cancel about three weeks before my arrival, and it took them three weeks to process my refund. They also took out $20 from the refund which they didn't inform me at the time I booked the reservation nor at the time I cancelled the reservation.

      Just like the rest: the bayhouse was excellent!!


      the bayhouse b&b was a great find. the owners were very nice and helpful. the room we stayed in was big and clean. beautiful view of the ocean from the lanai to eat breakfast or kick back. the sound of the waves and the palms in the wind to fall asleep with. within walking distance from downtown hilo. we definitely would recommend the bayhouse.

      Great place to stay


      I agree with the other reviews--you can't go wrong if you choose to stay here. The rooms were clean and comfy, the self-serve breakfasts were good and included something for everyone. The view was great and the sound of water lapping against the shore was hypnotic.

      Eye popping view of Hilo Bay


      Wow! Walk in the front door and there it is, an eye popping view of Hilo Bay. This has to be the best "new find" in Hilo. Cool breezes, breakfast on the oceanfront lanai, comfy bed, and the hot tub was just what we needed after our days activities. An outstanding accomodation!

      Wonderful find!


      We spent 2 nights here and loved it. Immaculate, tastefully decorated rooms, spacious bath--much better than our hotel on Oahu! Simple breakfast (fruit, pastry, coffee/tea, cereal, etc.) but when you're eating on the lanai overlooking the bay, feels like a feast. Guest area has a fridge and other amenities so you can bring back takeout, enjoy a bottle of wine. It's a private home, and the family wing is right next door, but the B&B rooms have a separate entrance and feel very secluded. We'll definitely stay here again if we get a chance to return to the Big Island.

      Wonderful B+B


      Stayed two nights at this lovely B+B (our first two nights of our two week trip). Very pretty and comfortable (and big!) room. Great lanai to eat your breakfast on, and its right on the bay so you fall asleep to island breezes and waves on the shore. About a 45 minute drive to the volcano park and 10 minutes from the airport.

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Bay House Hilo

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Hilo

      Since I was 7, I wanted to go to Hawaii

      A travel blog entry by skyenicolel on Jan 14, 2015

      3 comments, 5 photos

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      Tomorrow we are still in Hawaii but are not allowed to get off the ship because we have 6 hours of refueling. After that, it is back to sea for another week and a half before we hit Japan; our first real international port.

      Big Island (Hawaii)

      A travel blog entry by pruzka on Nov 25, 2014

      9 photos

      ... as Roger's previous best snorkels in the Cook Islands and Tahiti. Several other boats came into the harbour for snorkelling as well. Even though there were over 100 people snorkelling around, you did not really see anyone else when in the water. On the way back we tracked a pod of 100 "Spinner" dolphins cruising the coastline. The young dolphins leaping out of the sea with a spectacular spinning action - hence their ...

      Hawaiian Cruise-Hilo, Hawai'i

      A travel blog entry by jenni_c_smith on Oct 07, 2014

      1 photo

      ... vantage point of 500 feet above! DOORS-OFF is the way that professional photographers, videographers and scientists get the absolute best view of the volcano and now we can too. The cost today is $339.99 per person. Brekky at the buffet on level 11 was as usual and the same as yesterday. We were able to take out time today because we are well organised and into the routine of the ship. It's funny you notice a big change from the first day, everyone is coming and going ...

      Our First Port

      A travel blog entry by shannonmac on Sep 23, 2014

      3 photos

      We got up and walked across Deck 10 to get to where immigration was holding place. And outside, THERE WAS LAND! HAWAIIAN LAND! I AM IN HAWAII!! But we had to sit in this room for an hour until they let us go and said we were made it through immigration. But we couldn't get on land yet because we had rehearsal and had to run our show "Motor City" with lights and sound. It went pretty well, it’s a good show. And Heleyn had Jon and I ...

      Day 9 - North-East Big Island

      A travel blog entry by samfader on Sep 09, 2014

      ... a mile. Our legs were shakingggg by the time we got to the bottom and my calves are basically just knots as I write this 2 days later. The walk to the beach was through a rainforest type path, absolutely beautiful. We sat on the beach for a while and people watched some dumb Americans try and manage in the surf, quite funny. Then came the uphill slog to the top. We walked for about 8-10 minutes, legs starting to burn and heart rate ...