Dolphin Bay Hotel in Hilo

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

Travelers seeking a comfortable yet affordable stay at Hawaii’s tropical Hilo region may find solace in the family-owned, two-story Dolphin Bay Hotel.

Situated in a residential street, the Dolphin Bay Hotel’s moderately-priced rates welcome backpackers as well as those looking to stay on for more than a month. The clean, no-fuss apartment-style rooms feature bright Polynesian floral prints with fresh flower cuttings daily. Every room is outfitted with neat and comfortable bedding and pillows. The friendly staff delivers complimentary cake, coffee and tropical fruit platters first thing in the morning. Every guest rooms comes complete with a functional kitchenette, a bath with a shower, cable TV and ceiling fans. There are no air conditioners available on site. There are number of restaurants serving everything from gluten-free fare to kombucha, just a short walk from the hotel.

Coqui frogs croaking late into the night can be bothersome, however some actually enjoy the sound! For those who do not, the hotel offers complimentary ear plugs with every guest room. If climbing stairs is a hassle, than remember to request a mini-apartment on the ground floor. The Dolphin Bay Hotel is a family-run venture. The Alexanders, and their pet cat, have decades of experience in providing their guests with a comfortable, homey holiday experience in Hilo. There is a miniature rain forest that doubles as the hotel’s garden and is home to leafy palms & wild orchids.

For those visiting Hilo for the first-time, the staff can provide a list of enjoyable but little-known attractions, like snorkeling, star-gazing, as well as recommendations on which local waterfalls and volcano parks to visit first.

Humble and centrally-located with easy access to the greater Hilo area
Dense tropical surrounding with plenty of natural beauty
Helpful, friendly staff eager to help arrange tours and make recommendations

18 rooms with lanais
Wireless Internet
Laundry on site
Full kitchens
No pool or hot tub

333 Iliahi St
Hilo, HI 96720


Nearby restaurants

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$109-199 per night

(808) 935-1466

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