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Dolphin Bay Hotel

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Dolphin Bay Hotel

2 guests
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 private bath
John is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

We are a small European style hotel, located in an older residential area so surrounded by trees the view is green. Four blocks from downtown Hilo, where you will find many restaurants, and grocery stores, and Hilo Farmers Market. All rooms are with full kitchen and private bath. Please note that Hawaii Hotel Room Taxes of 13.5% will be due on arrival.


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM and check out by 11AM


46 Reviews

Sam User Profile
October 2017
I met Verna on arrival who was very helpful and kind. I arrived on my bicycle with a trailer and nothing was to much trouble to help meet my reasonable requests. In the evening Brandon was on hand to help and was really likable and we had some good humor shared. In the morning I …
Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Really good service, John managed to accommodate a later check in as well which was appreciated. Clean, friendly and a quiet location.
Patricia User Profile
October 2018
Loved it
Joshua User Profile
October 2018
Great location, great price and the staff is amazing. The owner, John, is very helpful and a joy to talk with about the area. The night manager, Brandon is very helpful and always doing whatever he can to make the stay as good as possible.
Jhoanne User Profile
October 2018
The hospitality here is outstanding! Both Brandon and owner, John, were such great hosts. With their expert tips and local recommendations on everything from sights to food, we had a great stay in Hilo. The room was nice and clean with old school charm. John even lent us some fla…
ChungYing User Profile
October 2018
So friendly staff and delicious banana cake!
Maya User Profile
September 2018
We love staying here! It has the best location and best value. It's cutest and the cleanest vintage style hotel in Hilo.

Hosted by John

Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in October 2016
John User Profile
92 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Owner of a small European style hotel, located in an older residential area of Hilo. I am in my mid 60s, and have lived in Hilo since I was a kid, after sailing around the world on a 42 foot sail boat with the family.
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