The Bay House

42 Pukihae St., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA

Laurie Lyons-Makaimoku

Overlooking Hilo Bay and just steps away from the Singing Bridge near Hilo's historical downtown area, this small, quiet bed-and-breakfast is vibrantly decorated, with Hawaiian-quilted beds and private lanai in each of the three rooms. An outdoor hot tub on the cliff offers excellent views of the bay below. A small continental breakfast buffet contains fresh fruits, breads, and coffee from the area—guests are invited to carry what they want from the buffet in a basket back to their lanai for a private breakfast.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This B&B is in a great location – ocean views and walking distance to downtown Hilo where you can find charming shops stretched out over a few blocks, museums and discovery centers, and restaurants. Be sure to spend at least one morning on foot, exploring near your B&B.

room

There are three spacious rooms in this lovely bed and breakfast, all with sitting areas in the room, ocean views, private lanai, and free Wi-Fi. The Hawaiian quilts and décor add multiple levels of charm and authenticity that makes these rooms a great place to spend your vacation down time.

bathroom

Bathrooms are a good size, with standard sink, toilet, and tub/shower. The nice thing about the bathrooms is that the décor really carries over from the room, and the fresh flowers are an especially charming touch.

lobby

This B&B allows guests to walk right in through the lovely front porch, where you’ll be greeted by your hosts.

pool

There is no pool, but a shared cliffside jacuzzi with magnificent ocean views for guests to enjoy.

dining

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet with Kona coffee, tropical fruit, and pastries as part of their stay. The common area includes a refrigerator and microwave for guest use.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Though there is a lovely breakfast provided daily, it is fairly light and somewhat redundant. If you have a physically active day ahead, be sure to grab second breakfast or some pre-lunch snacks.

LOCATION

Getting Around

To get to and from your accommodations, a rideshare or cab from the hotel will do, but you’ll need a car to explore the island.

Restaurants

Head around to the other side of the bay for a laid back, but dressier dinner that features local flavors and a great sushi menu at Hilo Bay Café (6-minute drive). Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill (9-minute walk) is a fun, higher end restaurant set inside a former bank (the old vault is still there) with seafood specialties, Hawaiian favorites, and an excellent happy hour.

Bars

Coqui’s Hideaway (5-minute drive) has a fun sports bar that hosts live music, free pupus during happy hour, and a game room. Also try Pineapple’s (5-minute drive) for higher end cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients, stop by and dinner on their patio. Yes, they even have a cocktail served to you INSIDE a pineapple.

WHY WE LIKE IT

We absolutely love the private lanais and their stunning bay views and lush surrounding foliage. It’s a great spot to watch the cruise ships come in and look for spinner dolphins while enjoying your breakfast, sipping coffee, or unwinding after a long day of adventuring.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 808-961–6311;888-235–8195

What’s Nearby


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