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Dolphin Bay Hotel


  • Great value
  • Full kitchens in all units
  • Extremely helpful and pleasant staff
  • Weekly rates a good deal


  • No pool
  • No phones in the rooms

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Units in this circa-1950s motor lodge are modest, but charming, clean, and inexpensive. A glowing lava flow sign marks the office and bespeaks owner John Alexander's passion for the volcano. Stunning lava pictures adorn the common area, and Alexander is a great source of information for visiting the national park and for exploring the back roads of Hilo. Coffee and fresh fruit are offered daily with banana bread. Four blocks from downtown Hilo, in a residential area called Puueo, the hotel borders a verdant 2-acre Hawaiian garden with jungle trails and shady places to rest. Guests of the hotel return repeatedly, and it's ideal for families who seek a home base.

Hotel Information


333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • 18 rooms, 12 studios, 4 1-bedroom units, 1 2-bedroom unit
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 01/10/2017

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